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Need to replace lcd screen on notebook - toshiba Satellite M60-CD4 and inverter. can a novice do this successfully providing they can follow step by step instruction? if so, how does one get hands on these instructions?

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Normally I have turned to YouTube on the know how to break down and replace the insides of a machine try ur luck there

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SOURCE: Hi there, I have a toshiba

A couple things to try, 1 is boot the system in the safe mode (F8 menu at boot) and see if the LCD turns off there. You can also attach an external monitor and see if the external looses video too.
If the system looses video in the Safe mode and doesn't loose video with an external monitor, then the LCD backlight is likely failing
LCDs run about $100 to $150 on ebay

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To bypass the BIOS password for your laptop press and hold Left Shift key and check if password is bypassed. If it is not then you would need to reset it. To reset the BIOS password you would need to remove the RTC battery on the motherboard and try and restart the laptop 2-3 times. With the laptop turned offf follow these steps--

  • Open Memory Cover
  • Remove Memory
  • Remove Black plastic insulation
  • Locate & Short CMOS CLR1 for 15 Seconds

  • Hope this helps... If it does please do not forget to accept the solution or post back for assistance.


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    Check to see if the problem is the screen Inverter, or the graphics chipset, or the LCD screen.
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    C) The display is supposed to automatically show up on the external monitor.
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    3. Remove the screw covers. Take care not to lose any. They pop off.

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