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Toshiba Satellite 1005 screen goes dark sporadically - any suggestions

Discussion in 'Laptops' started by Andrew, Aug 25, 2004.

  1. Andrew

    Andrew Guest

    Hi there,

    I have a Toshiba Satellite 1005 - recently I've noticed a problem
    where the screen just goes dark sporadically - i can still see the
    screen underneath, but the backlighting completely fails. When I shut
    down the computer, the image remains on the screen after the computer
    is shut down as well, so basically the display seems to be really
    whacked up.

    Where do I go from here? Can I fix the display in some way? I know
    on some notebooks, you can unscrew the top, clean the leads, and
    rescrew and it helps - is that dangerous to do on the Toshiba? Any
    other suggestions for how to fix this problem?

    Andrew, Aug 25, 2004
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  2. Andrew

    Hamman Guest

    *IF* the laptop is out of maufacturers warantee, then go ahead and unscrew
    the fasiure around the screen.

    Check that the thicker cables are propperly attached at both ends. Make sure
    you discharge the laptop fully before opening / touching the cables.

    Other than that, it sounds like the backlight bulb has gone, so have a look
    on eBay for a replacement screen.

    Hamman, Aug 25, 2004
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