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screen not lighting up is either the screen inverter or a broken tube inside the screen. Tubes don't break by themselves so a dim screen usually comes after a transport or a drop. I would replace the inverter first (just cause it's easy and cheap). eBay's a good source for inverters and screens and you ought not pay more than $5 for a used inverter and anything more than $30 for a used screeen would be considered tourist price. Tecra A2's are rare, but it's the same as the more popular Satellite A55's. Its screen should be a 15" XGA and would be the same screen as many other Toshiba Satellite models (A10, A15, A40, A45, A55) and Satellite Pro models (M10, M15), to name a few.
In my opinion, dim screens are 98% broken tubes and 2% inverters.
If its on battery then it may be set in control panel/power settings to dim when the batery is low.
Try to adjust the settings to max.
When it dims if you move the lid or very gently flex the lid does it change?
may be a loose connection loosing contact when it heats up
common LCD dark.dim screen problem, u can google keywords get more information.
either LCD inverter failure or CCFL backlight lamp failure, ask for a pro get it fixed.
by using a flashlight could you see the image on the LCD?
Since the screen is dim, the display's inverter board needs to be replaced.
If you were experiencing discoloration in the screen (pinkish lower light hues) before it failed, that would indicate a CCFL backlight issue. If the screen suddenly went dim on you rather than a slow degradation, the inverter would be indicated.
Sounds like your inverter is failing. The inverter takes the dc power from the battery and charger and converts to high voltage AC current for the backlight lamp inside the screen. When the inverter starts to fail, the display will sometimes blink, dim out over time, flash just get dark and stay that way.
Try reseating the lcd cable on the back of the LCD and also where it plugs into the motherboard. If you still can't get a normal screen and it stays dim then its going to be either your lcd is bad or the inverter that supplies the voltage to the lcd (inverter is located underneath the lcd, small rectangular board) is bad.
The backlight CCFL lamp provides the lighting for the LCD screen. If you have already adjusted the brightness to the max. setting and it is still dim, it means the CCFL lamp is is nearly worn out.
To determine if you have a LCD screen or video card problem, read this and follow the instructions.
Defective CCFL backlight, it may have the following symptom: Screen flashs on red/pink and off. Picture stays on in red and slowly be come normal. Picture flickering with dim display or appear black. Picture flickering on and off. All these symptoms indicate that the LCD backlight lamp (CCFL Lamp) has reached the end of the life and all you need to do is replacing the CCFL lamp.
Connect an external monitor to your laptop and power the monitor up first then the laptop, if you see the normal Windows images then the video card and laptop is OK and the problem is definitely the backlight.
Dim image and/or dark display on the laptop's LCD screen indicates a faulty LCD backlight and it could be the inverter that supplies high voltage to the CCFL lamp or it is the CCLF lamp is nearly burnt out or burnt out, most likely this is the case.
The inverter can be replaced easily but the CCLF lamp is more time consuming and requires soldering skills.
Check out www.lcdparts.net for parts, repair service and DIY info.