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Laptop was ok, then nothing on screen, tried new inverter, still nothing,bought another connector cable, still nothing. A friend connected it to an external monitor and it worked great. Is there a switch that cuts the screen on this model? when lid is closed please help as this is a good laptop.
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Posted on Feb 09, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Look at your key board and you should see a monitor simble.
Most of the time, you will need to push the function key and the ?? maybe F-4 key at the same time.
Posted on Oct 05, 2009
Most laptops go into standby mode when the lid is closed. To stop this, (Windows XP) click Start, Control Panel, Performance and Maintenance, Power Options, then click on the Advanced tab, select "Do nothing" in the drop-down for "When I close the lid of my portable computer"
Posted on Feb 12, 2009
SOURCE: LCD screen is faint XPS M140
You backlight is failing. That is the bulb that provides the brightness to the screen. You need to replace bulb which is very tricky to do unlesss you have experience or replace the screen.
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Posted on May 05, 2009
SOURCE: LCD cutting out
In the absence of any flickering, I think it is the inverter for the backlight that has developed a heat problem.
Experiment with this; tilt the laptop, raising it in the rear with anything that does not appreciably block air flow, then use a fan placed behind it aimed at the underside of the case.
If the time before death (blackout) is extended, then it is as described above. If it makes no difference, then it is likely only the fluorescent backlight lamp itself.
Posted on Dec 15, 2008
SOURCE: There are multi colored vertical
Unfortunately, you're not going to be able to get a new cable as Toshiba will not sell OEM replacement parts to anyone but an authorized repair center.
This may just as likely be a problem with the sockets/plugs as with the cable itself, as they are rather fragile. It may be worth spending a few bucks for a used cable just to see if it will solve your problem. Also be sure that the thin plastic shim found on the top of most of these cable ends is still there, as they can come off rather easily, and the lack of it will cause a poor connection.
Your other alternatives are (1) Toshiba repair center, or (2) using the external monitor.
Hope that's helpful.
Posted on Dec 31, 2010
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