Question about Toshiba Satellite P35-S609: Pentium 4-3.2 GHZ, 512MB RAM, 80GB Hard Drive, DVD-RW/CD-RW, 56K Modem, Network ... (SATELLITEP35S609PENTIUM) PC Notebook

2 Answers

Toshiba p35-s609 laptop

The screen does not come on. If I tap the little rubber shut off located at the back left top of the keyboard the screen lights up and then goes off. If i keep tapping the screen wiill come on and stay for a few seconds and go off again. If I plug in a monitor I can use the laptop.

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer
Re: toshiba p35-s609 laptop

I also had the same problem. I replaced the Inverter for $13 on eBay and it took all of ten minutes to install. My daughter is using the computer right now.

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 81 Answers
Re: toshiba p35-s609 laptop

Sounds like you have diagnosed your own problem to me. Its not the video card or you wouldn't be able to use the monitor, so it has to be a bad switch. If you can remove the bezel covering the switch you my be able to spray some contact cleaner into the switch and get it working again. Removal of most bezels starts with removing the screws on the back side of the lid hinges and lifting the bezell until it un-snaps from the housing.
Good luck. let us know how you make out.

Posted on Jan 06, 2008

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Vertical lines on my screen

If after rebooting, they are still there, try an external screen. If the fault shows up on both, you have a GPU issue, if not you have a screen issue.

Dec 25, 2013 | Toshiba Satellite P35-S609 Notebook

1 Answer

Display shows only half screen. Other half is ok. The bad side is just vertical bars top-to-bottom. Thanks, Jim

This indicates a bad LCD screen, Hook a external monitor to the video output on the back of the laptop, If okay! the display on the computer is bad and will need to be replaced, "costly" Now! if both screens show the same problem, it is the Video Graphics Card that is apart of the motherboard that is the issue, It will need a computer technician to address this.

Jan 16, 2011 | Toshiba Satellite P35-S609 Notebook

1 Answer

My laptop is having a grey vertical line.

That sounds like the screen is failing. You can check it by plugging your laptop into an external screen. If the problem is still there, the laptop has a fault, if it has gone, your screen is faulty.

Dec 28, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite P35-S609 Notebook

1 Answer

Toshiba satellite p35-s609 screen darken.

It is almost certainly the LCD inverter which is the cause of your issue. It ism ore common for the inverter to develop a fault than a backlight bulb on the LCD (I used to work in a Toshiba repair centre).
Replacing the inverter should be simple, just make sure the unit is powered off with the battery removed so you don't get an electric shock.
Hope this helps,

Jul 13, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite P35-S609 Notebook

1 Answer

Toshiba Satellite P35-S609 xp System - hello is there a service manual for this product?

Go to Toshibas website and you can get it off of their website.... Or google "Get Manual for Toshiba P35-S609 Laptop"

Good luck Hope that helps

May 21, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite P35-S609 Notebook

1 Answer

My toshiba Satellite P35-S609 started not charging. The charge connector seemed not working. I gave it for repair, and the person told that one module which connected the charge chord to the mother board...

Seems a bit odd that the inverter would fail immediately after a repair job that involved the power jack since the inverter is built into the screen housing or lid leaving only a single connector to disconnect then reconnect (aside from the wifi antenna wires) If it is a back-light you can shine a flashlight on the screen in a darkened room and you should see faint images. Use an external monitor to narrow it down to an inverter or perhaps a plug that had not been properly inserted (white one coming from the screen, center above the keyboard) If the external monitor does work then the problem most likely exists after that white connector if it has been inserted properly and has not been otherwise damaged during the repair process previously undertaken. Good Luck!

Jan 22, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite P35-S609 Notebook

1 Answer

Half of screen flickering

Yes, the probability is that either the circuitry that drives the screen, or the screen itself is on the verge of failing. It is also remotely possible that the backlight is failing. In either case, the likelihood is that a screen replacement is in order. Take it to a computer shop that specializes in Laptop repairs - or call Computer Geeks.

Sep 22, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite P35 PC Notebook

1 Answer

Battery discharges, and will not charge, computer wont run on AC

how long have you had your laptop? the toshiba laptop battery can be normal used in 400-500 cycles, that means normal in 2 years. if the age is over 2 years, the battery declines day by day. get a new one if it is unnormal

Dec 04, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite P35-S609 Notebook

2 Answers

Vertical lines in my laptop screen

Check it on External monitor prior to replacing the screen.. If the problems there as well its not the screen..

Feb 06, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite P35-S609 Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
PC Laptops Logo

139 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Toshiba PC Laptops Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers


Level 3 Expert

5660 Answers

john smith

Level 2 Expert

366 Answers

Are you a Toshiba PC Laptop Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides