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Toshiba Satelite 5005-S507 laptop wont power on

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I have Toshiba Satelite 5005-S507 laptop that will not power on.

Problem started with blue screens, but rebooted seem to fix for a week.

Finally did reinstall from toshiba recover cd, machine worked for 1hr then same problem.

Currently, When i hit power button, LCD shows power on but harddrive doesnt seem to kick in. I do hear fan startup, Toshiba start screen comes up then, screen goes blank with blnking curosor in upper left hand corner of screen. I leave machine on, but never gets into windows.

If i start from battery only, it might get into windows after 10th try. ut once it heats up machine, display turns off.

I cant even get into bios, tried f2,f8 alt+tab... you name it.

I have a feeling the Motherboard and or video card is fried. This laptop had class action lawsuit against it. For processor overheating. Wondering if i should give up, curious if this problem is worth fixing. Or by the time and money i use to fix it i can get something new.
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To answer your question frankly. I don't think so. It does sound like the processor is overheating and if that is the case, in a laptop there isn't a whole lot you can do about it. There is something called thermal compound which can help in instances like this, but it's something like $60 for a little tube of it thats about two inches long. Not very practical to pay $60 for two drops, that probably won't even fix the issue for long if you ask me. But it might work.
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