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Hello, I bought my son a Toshiba laptop m305d-s4830. Ever since I can remember he has been experiencing the screen blacking out after start up. He taps the screen lightly and he is able to see images but it intermitently starts blacking out again until he taps on. I took it to a PC repair shop and they stated that there could be so loose wires causing this and would not know until he opened the case. The keyboard had some issues so we bought a new one and had the same PC repair shop install it he stated that since the case was already opened for the keyboard installation he would take a look at this issue. He brought the PC back to me today and told that he did not find any loose wires. I have been doing my research with issues on this particular model and their is a lot of feed back from other customers stating they are having the same issue. Is this a repair that Toshiba will fix for free, esp since their are some many complaints about the models screen blacking out? I have had this PC since 2008 but have used it very little due to this issue. I paid a lot of money for this machine and do not expect issues of this nature to be happening! Please help assist me on what steps need to happen in oder to get this machine working properly.

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Toshiba won't fix this under warranty. It s outside the normal 12 months warranty period.

If your laptop appears to boot up and the hard disk LEDflashes, then the problem is probably a back light fault. This can be a faultyinverter or a faulty CCFL lamp. Please click on this link and follow myinstructions to identify the fault and possible fix :-

If the above solution does not help and the Toshiba works with an external monitor this may be your only option.

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