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    Quote Originally Posted by adamis
    Dang, pay to talk to a proper tech guy? IBM has gone downhill since I dealt with them. It might be worth it to call them back and see if you get a different call center, maybe you could get lucky and get someone who is willing to help you out. If that doesn't work I "think" IBM has some pretty descriptive part's listing for their laptops with even diagrams and stuff. Check on their support pages and see if you can find something their. I did a quick search and came up with this.

    ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/pc/pccbbs...df/62p9631.pdf

    Not sure if it's for your exact laptop so you can specify more at this website:

    http://www-306.ibm.com/pc/support/si...id=MIGR-4UYM3F

    Hope that helps, that manual should have everything you need and then some.
    Cheers for all those links. Been reading through that hardware manual and it basically says to replace the system board. Which i persume is the whole motherboard = .

    Another thing which doesn't look too good. When I plug in the adapter it sparks and crackles. So sounds like something is being grounded out? I think its a no-goer
    Volvo C70 - Installation in progress *gulp*

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    Yep, mel. System board=Mainboard= probably more than the laptop cost new (used to do warranty repairs for Dell, and most of the field engineers report was just Change Mainboard when infact it was just a software conflict, a faulty battery, or unseated keyboard connector clip, or loose video card). If it was a mainboard they would often have a price quote if out of warranty, and it was something 8-900 just for the mobo. and this would be for a laptop that was over 3-5 years old.

    BTW, I know how bad it is when the PC goes dead. Mine is still down. turns out it is probably the screen that is buggered (controller blew/burned out) and I'm having real trouble getting one that will work with a Toshiba LTM10C209A (209H or 210 all mechanically compatable). All the german places either say contact our distributors, or i'll get back to you. All the UK places say no problem, we'll ge tyou a price and I never hear of them again.

    I've looked at
    Dr-Berghaus/Kontron boards.
    Digital-view boards.

    Both list as being compatable with the 18bit Toshiba. Kontron even gave me the kit numbers that needed to contact a distributor with, and they still won't get back to me. getting annoying.
    4x4 in a turbo stylee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skraggy_uk
    Yep, mel. System board=Mainboard= probably more than the laptop cost new (used to do warranty repairs for Dell, and most of the field engineers report was just Change Mainboard when infact it was just a software conflict, a faulty battery, or unseated keyboard connector clip, or loose video card). If it was a mainboard they would often have a price quote if out of warranty, and it was something 8-900 just for the mobo. and this would be for a laptop that was over 3-5 years old.

    BTW, I know how bad it is when the PC goes dead. Mine is still down. turns out it is probably the screen that is buggered (controller blew/burned out) and I'm having real trouble getting one that will work with a Toshiba LTM10C209A (209H or 210 all mechanically compatable). All the german places either say contact our distributors, or i'll get back to you. All the UK places say no problem, we'll ge tyou a price and I never hear of them again.

    I've looked at
    Dr-Berghaus/Kontron boards.
    Digital-view boards.

    Both list as being compatable with the 18bit Toshiba. Kontron even gave me the kit numbers that needed to contact a distributor with, and they still won't get back to me. getting annoying.

    Any idea why the power adapter would make a spark when inserted into the laptop? It probably is just a chip or some sort of voltage regulator that is grounding out. Problem is its not really feasible to fix these problems is it.

    Hopefully I might be getting hold of a thinkpad with a knackered screen so if sooo.. wohoooo..

    good luck with your hunting!
    Volvo C70 - Installation in progress *gulp*

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