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Fn 5 does not function as it did

I own a Toshiba Satellite M60 series. I have used the Fn 5 function to display on other video devices. The last time I went to use it the three options I usually have were not there. I now only have LCD as an option.
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Re: Fn 5 does not function as it did

The alternative monitors/displays or TV must be properly connected BEFORE the laptop provides the option to use the external devices. Be sure you are connected with the proper cable and the cable is good.

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Toshiba m60-104 screen dark new screen new iverter

Have you tried an external monitor?

Plug in an external monitor and see if the display shows up on it. It can be any kind of monitor even the old big fat crt monitors as long as it has a vga cable to connect to your computer's vga port. If the display shows on the external monitor that proves your video card is ok and your lcd screen is the issue. The video will show on most systems when you reboot without you having to do anything. Some systems will require you to hit the FN (Function key) + F1 thru F12. Hold down the FN key then hit the correct key for displaying on the monitor (F1 thru F12). The correct key will normally have CRT/LCD on it or it will have the icon of a display.

If is shows on the external monitor, then you would have to question if the new screen and lcd inverter is bad. Just because they are new don't mean they work. Are you sure you purchased the lcd screen and inverter that is for your model?

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Motherboard packed in. Case badly damaged. I need

Free Service Manual for the Toshiba Satellite M60 series of Notebook PC's,

Scroll down to the second Satellite heading. The one that begins with Satellite A10.
Drop down to the third line, and scroll across. Left-click on M60.

This is a PDF file. It may take up to 30 seconds before the first page comes up.
It may also take additional time for the file to fully download.

In the Bookmarks menu to the left, click on - Appendix F Series Screw Torque List
Gives you the torque specs for the screws, but also names the size, number of screws, and where they go.

You can also go step by step in disassembling through the manual, and record what screws, and where they go.
(Starting on Page 104. {Using the page number box at the top header of the PDF file)

[ Use a multi-compartment container for the various screws you remove.
Label each compartment for the area the screw/s come out of.
If a multi-compartment container is not available, a clean egg carton can be used as a substitute.
Label each egg holder ]

Pictorial guide,

The main thing to remember is to follow Anti-Static Precautions!
I suggest you use an ESD wrist strap, and have it's alligator clip connected to a good ground source.
(I use an empty desktop computer case, and connect to the metal frame when working on laptops)
An ESD wrist strap averages around $3 to $5.

From a quick search just now I see a lot of listings on Ebay for a motherboard. (Toshiba Satellite M60 series)
NOT advertising for Ebay.

Better look at the ID number on the board, and buy the same board.
This way the BIOS program, and motherboard chipset will be the same.

[When Windows is installed on a computer, it assigns hash values to major hardware components in the computer.

Processor, Motherboard, (Motherboard chipset, BIOS program, and version, to be more specific), graphics 'engine' (GPU), and harddrive, for a few examples.

Change any two of these components, and Windows will want to be reactivated.
(Not registered, Activated)

Changing a motherboard changes two components.
Motherboard chipset, (Two I.C.'s actually), and BIOS program.

Use the same motherboard intended, and Windows won't throw up a flag ]

For additional questions please post in a Comment.


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The monitor on my Toshiba P25-S5093 does not have any display of any kind; all black. I have display using external monitor.

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.

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❖ Built-in display panel only ❖ Built-in display panel and external monitor simultaneously ❖ External monitor only ❖ Built-in display panel and external video device simultaneously (This should be SVideo TV out) ❖ Other external video device only (This should be SVideo TV out)
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This is a link to the Toshiba support site for that laptop

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i hope this info helps you.

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