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The monitor is dead and there are no external vid

Toshiba Satellite Pro, circa 2003. The monitor is dead and there are no external vid ports. Can you suggest any options?

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Buy a new screen and replace it, here is a service guide to help you in your endeavor. You can buy screens fairly inexpensively on Ebay stores that sell laptop parts.

http://tim.id.au/laptops/toshiba/satellite%20pro%20m10.pdf

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Screen needs to be replaced unfortunately.

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Toshiba satellite C855D-S5105 HDMI


For the Toshiba Satellite C855D-S5105, HDMI is an option.

If present, believe it to be on the Left side, same as the VGA port.

[General example of VGA connector (Port), and VGA Cable,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VGA_Connector

Note* Color is not always Blue. Scroll down a little for VGA Cable example ]

User Manual states plug external monitor device into laptop, then turn external monitor device on.
External monitor device should automatically be seen by laptop.

If not press, and hold down on the Fn key, and at the same time, tap on the F4 key until the display option you want is shown. Then press the Enter key.

Touchscreen?
That requires a knowledge of Windows 8, which I do not have a full understanding of yet. The User Interface of Windows 8.

It isn't stated by Toshiba, (At least that I could find), as to if the HDMI port; is just that. An HDMI port, or a Mini-Port HDMI port,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:HDMI_Connector.jpg

There are HDMI adapters, and HDMI cables; that adapt from regular HDMI to Mini-Port HDMI.

There are adapters that connect to a VGA port, and convert to an HDMI port.

Not the answers you are seeking? Please reply in a Comment.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

Apr 12, 2013 | Toshiba Computers & Internet

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I would like to boot a toshiba satellite m105-s30401 with an external monitor as the laptop screen is busted and i would like to use an external monitor until i get a replacement screen, how do i get


Connecting an External Monitor or Data Projector
You can switch to an external monitor or data projector by two methods. 1. Connect the external monitor to the laptop's video port, power up the external monitor first and the laptop. The video information will automatically switch to the external monitor. 2. If you power up the laptop first then you can switch the video output to the external monitor by pressing the Fn key and one of the Function keys, depending upon your make and model laptop. You can also toggle between the external monitor or both LCD screen plus the external monitor or back to LCD screen only by pressing the Fn key plus one of the function key a few times. Here is a list of key combinations for some of the laptops :- IBM ThinkPad = Fn + F7 HP and Compaq = Fn + F4 Toshiba = Fn + F5 Dell = Fn + F8

Mar 03, 2013 | Toshiba Satellite M105-S3041Notebook

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Can i just remove the monitor assembly toshiba laptop p5085d-s8935 and just use a n external monitor


You could do that. Here is an excellent guide to replacing that model laptop's lcd which will show you basically how to remove it as well.

http://www.laptopinventory.com/LaptopInventory.php/Toshiba/Satellite/P505D-S8935/LCD

Dec 07, 2012 | Toshiba Computers & Internet

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Toshiba satellite l455d-s5976 turns on but nothing on screen and external monitor port not working


the graphics chip on the motherboard is damaged, i suggest you take to the experts to do it for you.

Oct 22, 2012 | Toshiba Satellite L455D-S5976 Notebook

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Video on my toshiba L455=s5009 comes on for a few seconds then blacks out


From your brief diagnoses stated, it sounds like a bad Video Cable.

The Video Cable routes from the motherboard, across one edge of the Fan Assembly, and under the left Hinge assembly,

http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/Toshiba-Satellite-Pro-L450-L455/big-body/laptop-disassembly-19.jpg

With just the usual opening, and closing of the laptop, the Video Cable's sheath may be damaged. This means the tiny wires inside the sheath may be damaged.
(Stretched/Broken)

http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/Toshiba-Satellite-Pro-L450-L455/laptop-disassembly-1.htm

http://www.laptoprepairparts.com/html/details.asp?ref=1860&category=cables

Or it may be the screen Inverter that is damaged, or going out,

http://mcccomputers.com/shop/lcd-inverters/3666-new-toshiba-satellite-l455-s5009-l455-s5045-lcd-inverter-pk070006t20-k000087330.html

Or the LCD screen assembly.

Could be the graphics chipset.

Diagnose.

1) Laptop OFF, monitor OFF, connect an external VGA monitor to the laptop's VGA connector, on the back of the laptop.

[ RBG (Monitor) port ]

You can use a CRT monitor (Looks like a small TV), or a flat LCD screen monitor if it has a VGA cable, for the external VGA monitor.

[ Example of a VGA cable, and a VGA port (Connector),

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VGA_connector ]

Turn the external VGA monitor on. If a CRT type allow it to warm up.
Turn the laptop on.

By default the external monitor should show the display, also.
IF not;
1) Press, and hold down on the Fn key, and simultaneously tap on the F5 key. (The F5 key is the Display toggle-over key)

Not showing on the external VGA monitor? Perform the above procedure again.
There are several display options.

External VGA monitor also show the same symptoms?
Bad graphics chipset. Replacing the motherboard is the most cost effective method, and easiest method.

External VGA monitor does Not show these symptoms?
Problem is the Video Cable, or screen Inverter, or LCD screen.

Due to movement of the LCD screen, which means movement of the Video Cable, my money is on a bad Video Cable.

(A Video Cable can be unplugged partially, real easy, on the back of the LCD screen.
It MAY look plugged in tightly, but may not be.

It can also be unplugged real easy when assembling the Display Assembly, to reinstall back on the laptop )

Check the Video Cable's wires with a multimeter. Perform a continuity check of all wires in the cable. (Multimeter set to Ohms)

Have an assistant also gently wiggle the cable, as you are testing. See if there is an intermittent break, due to a stretched/broken wire.

Or just buy a replacement Video Cable, and use it.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Feb 04, 2012 | Toshiba Satellite L455-S5009 laptop

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I can`t use an external monitor connected by VGA port for my Toshiba Satellite M55 S331. I need to know if the port is damaged?


The M55 series does not output to external VGA automatically. You can either go into Setup (press F2 when computer is starting) or use FN F5 in Windows to toggle between LCD, monitor, or simultaneous output.

The monitor port should be standard, so as long as the plug on your monitor doesn't have any bent pins, it should work.

Jul 26, 2011 | Toshiba Satellite M55-S331 Notebook

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Hi , i was working on my computer and all of the sudden it went dead and its turns on but in the booting process the screen goes black


sounds like a failed backlight,

try plugging into an external monitor (you may need to use the function + change monitor key to switch to external monitor)

Aug 03, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite Pro L300 Notebook

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No display/monitor problem? When I turn on my Toshiba Satellite pro L300, I can see the Toshiba logo, bios menu, windows loading logo etc, then when it loads my desktop, nothing! No display, no graphics...


When you press power button press F8 key then enter in enable vga mode.
Then go to display proeprty and set screen rsolution to 1024*768 then apply.
Then check.

Aug 20, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite Pro L300 Notebook

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Laptop screen is damaged


you can continue using your external display or purchase a new screen and install it . check out this site for good step by step instructions, just find your model. Good luck to ya

Jun 11, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite Pro A200-EZ2204X...

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Can the tv be connected to the external monitor port on the laptop


If your computer has a S-Video port like this
77f8d6a.jpg yes. if it only has the VGA port, in some case is possible
Check down here:

http://www.cablesnmor.com/vga-rca-cable.html

otherwise you need some expensive tool.

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