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Toshiba Satellite Pro A100 Screen goes black

Yesterday the screen started going black on my Toshiba Satellite Pro A100. I can restart the computer and it'll come back on but soon afterwards it goes right back out. What can be causing this?

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Hi sir i think that there may be one of these  problems 1.battery charge 2.display settings,..change display settings 3.hang up problem 4.or a virus attack so reinstall computer   or install a back up start...... thank you .rate it.....

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Hi,

Initially, it could either be the CCF lamps (cold cathode florescent) or the inverter that powers the lamps. Both in tandem are responsible for providing the backlighting of the LCD screen. You can actually confirm this by shining a flashlight on the LCD display face when it grows dark. Semblance of your desktop would be slightly visible (but very dark). this could be heat related, cold or loose solder connection or a component nearing end of life such as a capacitor.

Should this be the case, then repairs has to be done internally. This of course would require a fair familiarity of electronic components/circuitry and safety procedures, use of a DVM and a soldering iron. It would be to your added advantage access to a service manual or at the very least a schematic diagram with voltage readings. Should you be uncomfortable performing a DIY (do-it-yourself), perhaps your best bet would then be to seek the services of a qualified professional.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

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Does the windows start or not??

at which point the computer starts again??

can you be more clear?

Posted on Sep 10, 2008

  • dewan nafees ahmed Sep 10, 2008

    if you give more details we can give you some exact solutions.

    so please cooperate with us by giving some additional info.
    thank you


  • dewan nafees ahmed Sep 10, 2008

    you said you can restart the computer and it comes back ON. at which point all this happens. be specific.

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Is there any message or just a black screen? If no message I think you may have a battery issue, have the battery tested, I bet the battery voltage falls off quickly with a load, that is what turns the screen off.

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Hi.
this problem occurs when the graphic card is faulty!!

if u cant see any thing u shud replace that part if u see staring screen maybe its just u need to install an new OS.

best regards whish this help

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Ensure first that is not a system problem, see if you still have power when screen goes off, check display settings, and eventually reinstall the system.
If it does not fix it then it may be an hardware fault.

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    Ginko Sep 10, 2008

    Try to understand if the computer is turning off completely (no power) or it is just the screen that is going dark.
    If the computer is turning off completely then it can be an hardware problem (motherboard), a matter of settings, or Windows system corrupted.

    Start checking power saving settings, you find them under control panel, or on display properties/screensaver. See if computer is set to turn off after few minutes, and change settings.

    See if it makes any difference when power adapter is connected, if you do not get the problem working on power adapter, then it is probably a faulty battery.

    Try reinstalling Windows , either usingf recovery disk or recovery procedure at startup, do a backup of your files before reinstalling.

    If all this did not help, or if the display alone is going dark, then it is an hardware issue, in this case may be better taking the computer to a repair shop, as the unit must be taken apart, and part tested and replaced.


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