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It comes on but I can't see!

My laptop was dropped. It powers on and goes through loading os. The screen remains slightly white. Plugged into an external monitor and only the "windows xp slpash/load screen"shows and then the monitor loses the signal. I know it has loaded "cause that familiar "start windows song" plays. I can even use the keyboard to shut the laptop down. What will I have to replace? Should I take the whole thing apart? Has anyone ever experience this white screen issue with a Toshiba laptop? I'm looking for anyone with specific experience simply because I have replaced laptop parts before. I've read about the fl inverter and need to know is it that? Is it the lcd? Is it the motherboard? The unit is out of warranty therefore Toshiba will not be fixing this. I've reseated the 'data flex' cable, memory, hard drive.

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  • Jettyon Pyatt May 30, 2007

    I will try to see if the hinge is in fact pinching the cable. Does anyone believe I could purchase this item seperately. Would this explain the no signal to the external monitor?

  • Jettyon Pyatt May 31, 2007

    I am looking at LCD pricing. If I remove the data flex cable from the motherboard, I get a signal to an external monitor. I'm just hoping that the fl inverter is not the issue. I can live with replacing the data flex cable with the LCD. I thank you for your input, and I hope someone else can use this information.

  • Anonymous Jan 31, 2008

    my laptop was droppedn and the lcd got black but it is power on cause i hear the sound when you open a pc. and i dont know what i need to be replaced? it is a flex cable(flat type) or a lcd itself?



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This seems to be a connector problem The ribbon cable between screen and the computer body. It may be hidden in the casing/hinge so not readily accesible Repair shop then - unless you feel you would like to have a go

Posted on May 30, 2007

  • john ash
    john ash May 31, 2007

    This may not be a parts replacement JP just firming of either of the connections if I am correct in may assumption.
    Parts availability in the US are of course an unknown to me being in the UK.



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