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Backlight problems Hi My daughter push the cover of my toshiba A105 notebook, with 15.4" trubrite LCD. It still working and I can see a faint image. So the LCD is fine but I guess that the backligth blows up. I am not sure if the problem is on the inverter or the lamp. My question is : Is it possible to change the lamp ? Thanks in advance.

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Re: Backlight problems

There are companies on the internet that do lamp replacement but it is not advisable for the end user to do this.

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Try to go to Toshiba Power Settings in the control panel and change the lcd brightness from there. If this won't work, this may be an LCD backlight issue and you would need to have a professional to change it for you. If it is under warranty, send it to toshiba for replacement.
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Display Shows on External Monitor, but very faint on laptop screen. Bright when first starts up but then as it boots into windows it is dark almost black

It's a bad backlight tube inside your LCD screen if it lights up and then dims down. Replacing the screen would be the most obvious thing to do. Replacing the backlight tube is also possible, but it requires a level of expertise that few of us have.

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Toshiba A105 - S4334 laptop,imediately on startup the screen goes so dark I can't see anything but a shadow of the screen,if I clsoe lid and open again I can see the display but only for a few seconds.Is...

Hello wall flower hi, when you turn on the laptop, did you see the start up screen clearly? can you read words on the screen, and then it goes dark? If this is the case, check first the Fn key with the corresponding display for projector, (usually Fn+F5) this combination key is used to display the content of your computer to the LCD or Projector, IF not such a case, it may be problems with your laptop inverter board that powers the backlight. Check your bios settings also.

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My Toshiba Satellite A105 screen comes on for a little bit, flickers and then shuts off. However I can faintly see the screen, and the laptop works fine when hooked up to the external monitor. Wondering...

If you can still view screen if you view it in an angle or spot a flashlight on screen. Then, definitely it is a problem on backlighting, might be loose connection, inverter giving up or cfl giving up.

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You have a faulty LCD inverter board.. Go here for instructions on how to replace and find a new one, or you can search on ebay for one.

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If you see a dim image on the LCD screen it means you have a backlight problem.
Connect an external monitor to the laptop and power it up, if you see a clear image on an external monitor, this means your video card is OK.

Dim image and/or dark display on the laptop's LCD screen indicates a faulty LCD backlight and it could be the inverter that supplies high voltage to the CCFL lamp or it is the CCLF lamp is nearly burnt out or burnt out, most likely this is the case.
The inverter can be replaced easily but the CCLF lamp is more time consuming and requires soldering skills.
Check out for parts, repair service and DIY info.

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I don't know where this thread was originated, but your laptop has only one inverter board.

The inverter is a small board that powers the AC lamp that provides backlight to LCD.

Here is the spare:

Toshiba LCD Inverter Board M110 A105 A100 ...

See here Toshiba Satellite A105. How to remove and replace laptop FL

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The next time this happens, try to manually operate the lid switch a couple of times. These switches can go bad and allow the unit to go into hibernation mode.

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keep typing the combination of "Fn" and "F7" on the keypad .
note: you can find "Fn" on the lower left of the keyboard and "F7" on the topmost right of the keyboard...

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