View Full Version : Replacing video card in Toshiba
04-30-2002, 10:31 AM
Is there any way to replace a Neomagic Magic Media 256AV video card in a Toshiba Portege 7010CT Pentium II (not sure of speed - 300MHz-ish)? The laptop has 96 MB RAM.
So it's not exactly top spec but hopefully with another card in it it will support OpenGL, which it won't with the present card.
Thanks for any tips.
04-30-2002, 10:45 AM
ahh as far as I know "NO" your stuck with what you have unless it looks like it is removable "scratch head" http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/frown.gif your pretty limited to upgrading a laptop
[This message has been edited by YODA74 (edited 04-30-2002).]
04-30-2002, 03:41 PM
Yeah, Yoda is right. 99.9% of the time you're out of luck, the video is probably integrated into the mainboard. Even if the card is not integrated, the odds are that any replacement, if you could get it (which ain't likely) wouldn't fit in the notebook casing.
If you want to research it, the first thing I would try to do is find a service and repair manual for the laptop. This will tell you if the card is removeable. If it is, you can go to the next step: finding a replacement notebook video adapter...
Good luck, but don't get your hopes up...
When all else fails, read the instructions.
Microsoft Knowledge Base (http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;rid;kbinfo)
05-03-2002, 07:24 AM
Thanks guys. Oh well. Damn.
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