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Screen display has gotten smaller.

Ive been using this unit for about a year and have had no problems up until now. My display for some reason suddenly got smaller. I can still see the entire window, but there is a portion about 2 inches wide on the right and half an inch on the bottom of the screen that suddenly no longer displays anything, almost as though the computer doesnt know that its there. Along the right side the screen is black, and the bottom there are many lines of different colors. The computer is still working fine except for this problem. Does anyone have any suggestions to get the full screen working again?

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  • marystar Aug 28, 2007

    After doing some of the trouble shooting tips, nothing happened. Then, for apparently no reason, after about a day of not using the computer the whole screen started working. but its blurry, like it is stretched. I fooled around with the video options, but nothing worked. Do you know what could have caused any of this, or how to make the screen clear again?

  • marystar Aug 31, 2007

    OK, now the screen went back to only being about 3/4 a screen. Does this seem like there is a bad connection between the computer and the screen? Is there a physical problem with the screen? Sorry about the situation changes, but my computer seems pretty random about this right now.

  • marystar Aug 31, 2007

    Thanks, I thought that this may be whats wrong for a while, but right now my screen is clear as can be, its just that the window is only taking up about 2/3 the screen. There is a portion of the screen at the bottom and right side that doesnt work, but the entire wondow is squeezed into the area that does work, and perfectly focused, so there isnt any part of the window that i cant see.

    A couple days ago, the full screen started to work again, but it was out of focus(This was one of the posts). And then afer a couple days it went back to the squashed but clear screen(Last post). Im not sure whats causing these changes, It seems like the computer is capable of displaying a full clear screen, just not at the same time.

    Any advice would greatly be appreciated.

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Should you need any help replacing this, this site has instructions on replacing the LCD, as well as how to figure out which version of the LCD your laptop uses. Apparently Toshiba used more than one version in their M45-S351 http://www.tdcomponents.com/TOSHIBA-notebook-displays/TOSHIBA-Satellite-M45-S351-notebook-display-2910.php They also sell the displays, but I didn't see how good their prices were, since I didn't know which one you needed.

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Well this is unusual & interesting.. (sic)I can still see the entire window(sic) I wonder if somehow the Display Drivers have gotten Screwed up.. Try un-installing your graphics hardware Drivers,then re-install the latest Drivers for your system. Of course B4 ya do any of that try adjusting your windows display to any other resolution and see if this changes things.. Below is a helpful link... www.microsoft.com/enable/training/windowsxp/appearance.aspx

Posted on Aug 21, 2007

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    Ok that comment about it being "Blurry" thats wat game me the Clue... what is happening is the Horizontal Output section is going faulty... this is where a number of voltages are produced also the "Focus" mechanism.. on the Horizontal Output transformer there is a control that one can adjust to "Focus" the CRT .. the fact that ya had that last problem and now with the "Focus" I am fairly sure thats whats wrong.. Hmmm time for a nice new LCD ?

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