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Screen White Out

I bought a laptop last year and have pretty much had no problems with it until here recently. I treat it as gently as possible and have had no major drops or dings on the unit but here recently, when i open the laptop, the screen whites out in certain spots. (by that i mean certain positions of the lid, the screen is always full white out when this problem occurs) I am fairly certain that it is a lose cable from the display card to the monitor but am not very skilled with laptops. I have the warranty from bestbuy and the warranty from toshiba, but if its as simple as plugging back in the cable i dont want to use it or lose my laptop for a few weeks either. Any ideas as to anything else it could be? and if not, maybe a tut on how to take apart the laptop and get it back together? thanks ahead of time.

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  • Frank Zhang
    Frank Zhang May 11, 2010

    it is better you bring to the shop because it is in the warranty. and no better yourself fix. now



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