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1/2 Display The right side of my display just went black after some vertical lines flashed for a couple of seconds. The left half is fine. Is this a video or LCD problem? Thanks

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  • Gliderider Nov 30, 2007

    Thanks, That's the first thing I tried because the problem occurred as I was opening the lid. The right half flashed some vertical lines then went black.

    I reseated both ends of the video cable and checked, no change, so I slowly unplugged the cable on the MLB end and colors and lines flashed on both sides of the display. I'm thinking video card but am not in a position to test with an external display right now. Thought someone may have had the same symptoms.

    Thanks,
    David

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Hello Gliderrider!
Yep! Sounds like the LCD assembly. You can prove this by plugging in an external monitor. If that shows a good display, you've got a LCD problem.
If you are a bit adventuresome, you could always dig into it a bit and try to reseat the LCD cables at both ends. You'll have to get to the motherboard on one end and into the top cover to get to the one behind the LCD screen.
If you want to take a shot at tearing into this critter, follow this link for a service manual:
http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/ToshibaP35/SatelliteP35_fix_overheating_1.htm

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Thank you, and have a super day!
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