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    Ok so we have a Toshiba Satellite Pro P100 Laptop... we have had it for years and we have worked out that the graphics card is knackered. The graphics card is a NVIDIA GeForce GO 7600.

    Now when type this in Ebay i come across a couple that are roughly £20-25 however this says NVIDIA GeForce GO 7600 'Chipset' is this the right one?

    When i look on Ebuyer they have the actual Graphics Card (no mention of chipset) for £49

    From what i can gather the chipset is for when the graphics card is part of the motherboard? (Integrated) and the one on ebuyer is the independant dedicated graphics card... ? Am i right.

    And which one do i need to fit my laptop ? Arghhh

    Thanks in advance.

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    What you want, I think, would be a card. See ebay auction: 120681046496

    Although I would advise opening up your laptop and making sure before you buy anything. To be perfectly honest, if I was you, I would just get a new laptop. I know you said you have worked out it is the graphics, but if it isn't, then you could be throwing money away here.

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    PhearFactor

    What you want, I think, would be a card. See ebay auction: … What you want, I think, would be a card. See ebay auction: 120681046496Although I would advise opening up your laptop and making sure before you buy anything. To be perfectly honest, if I was you, I would just get a new laptop. I know you said you have worked out it is the graphics, but if it isn't, then you could be throwing money away here.



    Right well the picture i saw for the chipset on ebay is just the middle of that actual graphics card so its the full graphics card that i need i think.

    We have been told by people who have took the laptop apart that its the graphics card and advised us to buy one just got confused between the graphics card and the graphics chipset. Didnt know which was which.


    Edited by: "Smaybelline" 7th Feb 2011

    Satellite Pro P100 - ???

    Can you please post the entire model number?

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    PhearFactor

    What you want, I think, would be a card. See ebay auction: … What you want, I think, would be a card. See ebay auction: 120681046496Although I would advise opening up your laptop and making sure before you buy anything. To be perfectly honest, if I was you, I would just get a new laptop. I know you said you have worked out it is the graphics, but if it isn't, then you could be throwing money away here.


    and buying a completely new laptop isnt throwing money away?

    csiman

    and buying a completely new laptop isnt throwing money away?



    At least you know it will work lol

    Are you sure your graphics card is user-replaceable? 99% of them arent.

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    PhearFactor

    At least you know it will work lol


    yeah but at least try the replacement option as probably sell the gfx chipset back on ebay for a smallish loss if any.

    not to mention the hours spent backing up / reinstalling data etc

    Original Poster

    Jakg

    Are you sure your graphics card is user-replaceable? 99% of them arent.


    Thats also something im trying to work out... so confusing!

    The GO 7600 isn't an onboard device. It is a standalone card.

    If you look here at the Toshiba specification page it tells you the motherboard is using the 945PM Express chipset. So then we check Intel information on the chipset and it clearly states "Integrated Graphics = No" which basically means whatever graphics the laptop is using, it is not onboard.
    Edited by: "PhearFactor" 7th Feb 2011

    PhearFactor

    The GO 7600 isn't an onboard device. It is a standalone card. If you look … The GO 7600 isn't an onboard device. It is a standalone card. If you look here at the Toshiba specification page it tells you the motherboard is using the 945PM Express chipset. So then we check Intel information on the chipset and it clearly states "Integrated Graphics = No" which basically means whatever graphics the laptop is using, it is not onboard.



    Yes, the video card on Sat Pro P100-327 is a separate card, Toshiba spare part no: A000005210.

    Edited by: "SUMMONER" 7th Feb 2011

    Original Poster

    So therefore as its a stand alone card it is replaceable?

    You guys are awesome x

    Smaybelline

    So therefore as its a stand alone card it is replaceable? You guys are … So therefore as its a stand alone card it is replaceable? You guys are awesome x

    Yes, but you will need to look for a faulty laptop to salvage the card from, as the genuine part costs ~ £490+VAT with a 90days warranty from the Toshiba workshop and that doesn't include the costs of installation - which will be another ~ £165 +VAT.
    Edited by: "SUMMONER" 7th Feb 2011

    dcx_badass

    Rubbish, you can get onboard ATI and Nvidia cards, they are not on the … Rubbish, you can get onboard ATI and Nvidia cards, they are not on the Intel chipset so would have a no there but are integrated solutions.



    I said the GO7600 isn't an onboard card, because it isn't. I quoted the Chipset page from Intel that states that this chipset doesn't support/have integrated graphics. What part of what I said mentioned not being able to get onboard graphics from ATI or Nvidia?

    Calm down DCX, your just attacking peoples helpful posts for no reason now, seeing fault where there is none.

    Edited by: "PhearFactor" 8th Feb 2011

    Original Poster

    I have seen the exact same graphics card at Ebuyer for £49 - Is this not the correct one?

    Unlikely, got a link? Any video card that Ebuyer sells is likely going to be for a desktop computer.

    Can you please confirm the exact model number of your computer?

    Edited by: "SUMMONER" 8th Feb 2011

    Original Poster

    Graphics Card at Ebuyer

    Toshiba Satellite Pro P100 - Will get the rest of the numbers later (not at home at the moment)

    Smaybelline

    Graphics Card at Ebuyer



    dcx_badass

    Well I guess you could duct tape that on the outside...



    <<<< What DCX said, not suitable for a laptop computer.

    Edited by: "SUMMONER" 8th Feb 2011

    mumbojumbo

    Or just sell off the laptop for spares!



    2nd that.

    Also who is going to install the card once you find one? Getting a professional workshop to do it will drive the price up by another £100 or more.


    Edited by: "SUMMONER" 8th Feb 2011

    Original Poster

    dcx_badass

    Well I guess you could duct tape that on the outside, anyway that's a … Well I guess you could duct tape that on the outside, anyway that's a desktop card, for your laptop you're looking at paying a lot more and looking in much more obscure places to source one.I'm not sure how you decided it was the graphics card except someone telling you. Have you tried connecting the laptop to a monitor or TV?



    Yes tried connecting it to the tv and it just shows a blank screen - no picture.

    When we turn the laptop on the lights come on on the laptop base and you can hear it starting it up but the screen is just blank (as if its turned off)

    We were going to get a new laptop but just wanted to try to fix it ourselves for cheaper. Member of our family took it to bits and said its the graphics card and that we could replace it, i thought the one on ebuyer was the right one, so how would i have known that was not for a laptop? Or how did you know? Didnt spot that in the specs
    Edited by: "Smaybelline" 8th Feb 2011
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