Thanks for your reply. When I started having this problem I called Toshiba
Support and they told me to take the computer to an Authorized repair shop
so I did, and the tech cleaned the fan in my laptop. Two weeks later I
started having the same problem, black screen with red dots. I connected the
laptop to an external monitor and the same problem showed on there.
In case I have to replace the graphic card, would you suggest any one in
particular? My graphic card is detached from the mother board.
"trouble" <fac_187@newsgroup> wrote in message
> Heat is the great enemy of computer parts and has an advantage in its war
> against notebooks.
> The cooling schemes for most notebooks are marginal at best and worse when
> discrete graphic chips, Nvidia or ATI, are used no matter how much these
> improve performance.
> As your machine is out of warranty you have nothing to lose by opening it
> and cleaning it yourself.
> If not too difficult try to see if the heat sink(s) are firmly attached to
> the CPU and whatever else they should be in your particular model.
> Sadly there are other explanations for your problem besides heat which
> could mean that non-replaceable components are circling the drain. Make
> sure you have back-ups.