Question about Toshiba Satellite A105 Notebook
Ok this is an odd..yet weird problem. I'll make this short. Bought laptop. Awhile later..laptop monitor goes blank. SO..i think its broken..i hook in external one. external works fine. I also went into bios and made sure everything was factory set. Oh yes...the laptop monitor is on..but its still black..like a unhooked monitor that is on..but not connected to a computer. So that brightened up something. I went into bios and changed the setting to LCD+RGB. And it semi works now. Laptop monitor shows in bios...and when xp loads. but when im actually in XP it goes blank again ARGH! NOW LISTEN TO THIS! i just installed linux as another OS. And when i'm in linux...everything works PERFECTLY. Laptop monitor shows and everything! But in XP....windows XP that is...it acts like an idiot and stays blank on me..i updated graphics drivers and everything..even formatted and stuff! i dont know what to do...any help? please?!
I had the same problem with my Toshiba laptop. I found that by opening or closing the screen slightly (with the computer on), the display suddenly returned and stayed on. I assume there is a problem with the contacts or connection.
Posted on Feb 11, 2009
Firstly, the LCD+external setting will switch one or the other or both on.
Secondly, if you go into your display properties (or even the advanced page where your video card additional features are) you can usually select which monitor is "primary".
I suspect that your external display is primary, and the LCD screen is not "enabled" or used as part of the desktop.
The settings are all there, it's just a matter of finding them (depending on what video card is in whatever laptop you have)
This might have happened in the first place if you accidentally hit "Fn" and one of the "F" keys up the top. Fn + F6 on my laptop will switch LCD/external monitors on and off. (for example) There is usually a little blue picture on one of the "F" keys to denote that function.
Posted on Sep 09, 2008
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