I'm helping a friend with the smashed screen on his Toshiba Satellite M70-340. The original screen is a glossy screen with the following reference: NTL154X3.
I got him a matte working screen with the following reference: PL154W01. When I replaced his screen with the new one, the light on the new one is a bit dim. When I change the brithness setting I notice a change on the brithness of the new screen but is still about half what it should be (it is as bright as when the computer is running on the battery).
Is the problem comming from the original inverter not providing enough power?
Please help me to figure out the problem. I'm connected to skype at the moment under the name 'cat_mine'. please get in touch if you have any idea on how to sort this problem
N.B. With the new screen in the keys that adjust the brightness work in revers order; the one suppose to increase the brightness decreases it, and the one suppose to decrese the brightness increases it.
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Re: New screen not as light as it should be
You didnt get the right replacement for his model thats why brightness is low and also why the display buttons are in reverse if he continues to use it it may cause long term damage and may affect the correct screen if and when he gets it
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laptop either needs a new Cable from the Motherboard to the Screen, a
new power inverter, or a new screen. Most commonly, I have seen the
video cable get smashed between the hinges/plastic case, and this causes
the wires to break apart, leading to a black screen.
If the display comes back, slightly, when you lift the display lid up
and down, this would be a sign that your cable is bad. If you get no
reaction from opening and closing the lid, you may have a bad inverter
or screen. It is most commonly the inverter or the cable.
If you have a spare monitor, you could plug it into the VGA connector on your Laptop as a temporary solution. If after plugging the monitor in, you get no display, try pressing Fn + F5.
Does the display show anything before you enter windows? If yes, then press the key to transfer video back to your original screen once you enter windows. It should be the function key "Fn" + F5 - F8. looks for the icon which shows a monitor or says "CRT/LCD".
If it doesn't show anything before you enter windows I'm afraid your screen needs to be replaced. Good luck.
Yes the screens can be replaced and if you're half decent with a screw driver (and have the patience of a monk) it's probably worth attempting yourself.
Ball park figure for a new screen is around £150 but I recommend you get on eBay and buy either a used screen or smashed up laptop and take the screen off that. It should work out a much cheaper repair.
at two years old it is basically exctinct already and the costs of laptops coming down so rapidly you can probably go on craigslist or ebay and find a cheap laptop that is working and ready to be portable. you can also try and sell the toshiba online for parts
It is not clear what you mean by restore here... do you want to salvage you r personal data on laptop or just want to restore the OS... which you said you have installed XP. the copied recovery disc may not be booting for various reasons... 1.not set to boot fromcd drive in bios settings. 2. cd copy was not cd to cd copy or it was not made bootable. maybe you just copied the data of the friends recovery disc.
If you saved the old bios info on a floppy before you flashed your bios with the new bios info, you can reflash and restore your bios back to the original. However if you didn't save the info which is usually saved as a .bin file you still have a chance to re flash back to original settings. Use a friends computer with a floppy drive and download your original bios program from the toshiba web site or any other site which has bios flash programs/utility file to the floppy and reflash. If you laptop doesn't have a built in floppy you can use aexternal one that connects to the rs232 parallel printer connector. Thats if your laptop has one of these now becoming an obsolete port on most if not all laptops. As this port is being replaced by the USB port.