Toshiba Satellite L305D not showing video

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If your Toshiba Satellite L305D stopped showing video on the screen, there could be an easy fix for this problem.

First of all, test the laptop with an external monitor. If the external image appears to be fine, the next step is checking connection between the video cable and motherboard.

In this model the screen might stop working because the video cable gets disconnected from the motherboard.

I have seen a problem like that on a few different Satellite L305D and L305 laptops.


How to replace screen on HP G50 G60 G70

posted in: 3. Compaq & HP | 536

In the following guide I explain how to remove and replace damaged LCD screen on HP G50/G60/G70 notebooks. I’m replacing it on a HP G50 but all disassembly steps should be almost the same or at least very similar for HP G60 and G70.

By the way, HP G50/G60/G70 models also known as Compaq Presario CQ50, Presario CQ60 and Presario CQ70.


How to replace broken left hinge in HP Pavilion dv9000

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In the following guide I explain how to replace the left hinge in a HP Pavilion dv9000 laptop.
Broken left hinge is a known issue with HP Pavilion dv9000/dv9100/dv9200/dv9400 series laptops. A while ago HP was fixing this issue at no charge under the service enhancement program. This program has expired on May 31, 2009 and now you are on your own.

I believe this guide will work with some other HP Pavilion laptops even though replacement part numbers can be different. If it works for you, please mention the laptop model number in the comments below.

I will explain how to find correct parts for this repair at the end of the guide.


Upgrading RAM in Toshiba Satellite M100 M105

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In this guide I explain how to remove and upgrade memory in a Toshiba Satellite M100 or Satellite M105 laptop. I will upgrade it from 512MB (default size) to 2GB. This model has two RAM slots. One of the RAM slots can be easily accessed from the bottom but another one is hidden under the keyboard.

Let’s start with the hidden internal RAM slot. In order to access this slot we’ll have to remove the keyboard.

Make sure the computer is turned off and the battery is removed.


Insert a small flat head screwdriver between the speaker cover and laptop base.

Lift up and remove the speaker cover.