Before I start, here is a link to my exact laptop from the Toshiba website:
Long story short is that I couldn't get the unit started (it would just turn on the fan, and the screen would be black, no nothing, no beeps, nothing...) and this is after it would shut itself off for no apparent reason. Now, I can sometimes get it started, as in 1 in 100 tries, but it bluescreens in the middle of launching Windows. At this point, I can't get it to start at all, just blank screen. I have cleaned the heatsink too and it was pretty dusty.
I took it into a tech place and the tech said he thinks the motherboard is fried. My question is, if the motherboard IS fried, would I still be able to listen to CD's on the unit? I can turn on the CD player without opening the laptop from the buttons on the front of the unit, and it plays great. I just assumed that if the MB was gone, it's wouldn't even do that? Maybe I'm wrong.
If it turns out that it is the MB, what should I do? I've been told it wouldn't be worth fixing, so should I part it out or sell as a whole unit? Just wondering what you all thought. Thanks for all your help.