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Toshiba Satellite A50 (A55) Dim screen

I have a satellite A50 with a dim screen. I have changed/tried a different invertor and no luck. I was told that it might be, for a lack of a better term, the metal bar/strip that has the on/off button on it. It seems to have a fuse or something in one corner. Just not sure how to test it from here. Any help would be appreciated. I can not seem to find a service manual or parts list to describe that part.

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  • netwingman Dec 04, 2008

    Yes I did change out the whole inverter. When it is plugged into an external monitor I get a picture on the external. I can have them both on but the laptop is dim and the external is fine. The piece that I was describing is the switch board. Just found a manual that listed it.

    Thanks in advance

  • netwingman Dec 04, 2008

    Thanks for the reply.

    Yes I changed out the whole inverter. When I plug it in to an external monitor I get a picture. I can have both the laptop and external monitor on and get a pciture on the external but the laptop stays dim. I found the description of the other part, it is a switch board or membrane switch. Just found a manual that listed it. Again there seems to be a fuse or something in one corner and I do not know how to test the switch.

  • gareth_bradl Feb 02, 2009

    Did you manage to solve the problem, its just that I have the same problem, what fuse are you on about?



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The fuse you are referring to is probably a photodiode. It is probably gone bad. This bad diode is telling computer that the lid is closed and hence the screen is dimmed out.

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What you are describing sounds lile the inverter coil, but you sat you have changed the whole inverter!!
plug the laptop up to an external monitor and please post back


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