Question about Toshiba Satellite A135-S4527 Notebook
I turn on the computer, it boots up windows, I can barely see the desktop or the mouse movements.
First check your brightness settings and restart the computer and charge it fully and turn it off overnight and all that good jazz. I'm guessing that this is more complicated though.
Laptops are lighted with small fluorescent bulbs, like the 4ft. bulbs in overhead lighting in office buildings but much smaller. My guess is that this bulb failed or (maybe more likely) the part of the computer that creates the charge for this bulb failed (the inverter board). Fluorescent bulbs require a high voltage to get started (around 600v) and this inverter board turns the 5v charge on the motherboard into the 600v required to start up the bulb.
The good news is that most computers have an inverter board that can be replaced.
You should check ebay and google for specifics on the inverter for the A135, HERE'S ONE on eBay that would not be too difficult to replace if you don't feel squeamish about opening up the LCD case of the laptop. You could also try contacting someone on Craigslist or at your local computer repair shop and have them do it.
Whoever does this should first check to make sure the light bulb is not burned out and that the inverter board is getting the proper incoming voltage.
Posted on Dec 01, 2008
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