The 5005 card does not work in the 5105.
post #181 of 328
1/16/06 at 1:55pm
Originally Posted by protosh
I wish it was the connector, it is actually a loose connection on the nvidia chip, the pressure that you're applying is affecting the bga chip as well, but it's 100% not the connector. I have worked on hundreds of 5105s and that is the problem. I have equipment to fix these, which requires replacing the bga nvidia chip, the only problem is getting the chips themselves. If anyone knows where I can get preballed nvidia chips, that will help, I may even offer a flat rate repair on the video cards if I can find the chips.
Originally Posted by richk
I believe that the connections become loose when pressure on the keyboard or left palm rest flexes the top, straining marginal solder connections. The machine I am typing on right now (5105-s607) broke when a cat walked across it while it was on. I was able to get a remanufactured card in a toshiba box from a dealer who had one that he had gotten some time ago for a customer who didn't pick it up. If this one dies, I would first try to remelt the solder connections around the nvidia chip and the memory chips using a heat gun. When possible, I use an external keyboard to avoid strain. This is also not an everyday machine. I'm using it now because the mobo on my desktop died yesterday and I am waiting for a replacement.