I had tried propping it up and setting fans to blow on it and that helped some. But then I stumbled on the answer that has kept me problem free ever since: doubling my RAM. My fans no longer run all the time like they used to, it never since had the dreaded "shut-off" problem and it is fast again - like it was out of the box.
Try using compressed air from a bottle or better yet, from an industrial compressor. Spray the air jet into the fan vents at the bottom and rear of the computer, and watch how much dust comes out. It will likely fix the shut-off problem until it gets dusty again. Best bet would be to open the computer up and spray the air on all the parts. Hope this helps,
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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,
Open the processor area located under your laptop. You can detached and re attached the processor, some sort of lose contact on pins. If same problem occur, your processor may burnt out. pm me firstname.lastname@example.org i will assist you remotely.
If you have to wiggle the power cord it is most likely the DC jack on the motherboard. It is usually the center pin in the the jack that breaks the solder point and the small tension band inside the jack housing weakens.
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.
Hi, It certainly could be a case of a bad motherboard but i would check the air vents for dust that may have clogged up, even though the fan may appear to be working fine if there is dust built up inside the unit there is nowhere for the hot air to vent, this will in turn cause the laptop to shut down unexpectedly. Also go into the BIOS and set it to default settings just in case someone has set a shutdown temperature.
Does your LCD look like this or similiar? (below) If it does, there should be a female plug similiar to the picture also below.
Hook smaller end of cable to your laptop, the other end to your external monitor. Turn on your laptop. If the vertical lines are not present then its probably your LCD, which will more than likely have to be replaced. If lines are present, then like tom19511 said it may be the video drivers. I've had this same problem with my Toshiba Satellite p35 5 times already. Toshiba had to replace my LCD each time. LCD's are more expensive than an inverter. Good luck, I hope you get it fixed.