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Screen keeps turning off

My daughter has a toshiba laptop and the screen keeps turning off. She shuts it, re-opens it and once it starts it turns off again. How can we fix this?

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  • cwilson45 Dec 29, 2008

    I tried the TweakX information and it seemed to help a little. While I was doing that I noticed that actually the screen doesn't go completely dark and if you look hard enough you can just barely see what's on the screen (my daughter can but I can't). So maybe it might be the light that's bad? Once the computer is on for a while it seems to work okay but getting it to stay on is still a problem in the beginning. I sure appreciate all the help that has been offered on this site!

  • cwilson45 Dec 29, 2008

    This is a Toshiba Satellite A215-S7422 PC Notebook. We bought it refurbished.

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If its not plugged in it could be that the battery is low.try turning it off and charging the battery for 3-5 hours.If it is the battery then it may need to be replaced (ebay). If the battery is charged up good.then try disabling the sleep function for windows.If that doesn't work please give me the model number of your laptop and manufacterer.

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  • TweakX Dec 29, 2008

    ok its sounds like the ccfl backlight or the circuit board for the display is going out.You could replace the lcd screen to fix this.
    you could get a new one off ebay. just search for
    Satellite A215-S7422


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Is it just the screen going blank/off or is the laptop turning off?

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