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What's wrong with my Toshiba Satellite L305D-S5892 laptop screen?

I never had any problems with it before, the screen as shown in the video would often do whats shown then the screen would resume fine no problems. now all it does is that. I hooked my laptop to my HDTV and it displays it fine, but it doesn't on the laptop screen. I was looking for a new laptop if it costs too much to fix/replace screen but the option is there for me to replace the screen at a fraction of paying for a new one. Has anyone had this problem before? and do you think its something worse? would the LCD video cable be damaged n need replacing too? any help would be appreciated. thanks in advance the link to the video is:

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  • glcorps5124 Jul 22, 2010

    actually it use to turn on normally then turn to what u see on the video. now it won't even do that it does just like the video shows, so i have my laptop setup to my tv as thats the only way i can see whats goin on my laptop. so u think that's all that's needed u don't think the whole screen needs to be replaced?



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From viewing the video, it seems that the "data" cable between the motherboard and the LCD is not working.

Do you have a video of the first few seconds after you turn the computer on? Is the video "normal" at that time?

Take the laptop to a qualified technician; it's probably a $50 to $100 problem to fix -- much cheaper than buying a new computer!

Posted on Jul 22, 2010

  • ikkenom Jul 22, 2010

    Since you want to get the laptop fixed,

    take the computer to a qualified laptop technician.

    After it is disassembled, the "data" cable can be inspected, and tested. If it seems OK, then, while it is disassembled, a different LCD screen can be patched-in, very quickly, and tested.

    If that solves the problem, you'll be advised.

    So, rather than paying for two disassemble-repair-assemble "cycles", you'll pay for just one, i.e., getting it fixed at the least-possible cost to you.



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4) Follow Steps 8 through 14 on this page, {Page 2}

Follow Step 15 on this page {Page 3},

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