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Toshiba A105: Monitor goes black, will flicker when Fn F5 key pushed. How do I fix?

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Turn of the monitor and then unplug the power cord. Otherwise call toshiba and see if it is still under warranty

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Sometimes the users accidentaly presses the FN and the F5 monitor function key at the same time.
which effectively turns the notebooks display off.

D in the image below is the FN function key
and the monitor function key could be F5 , it will have a little monitor symbol on it.


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When they are pressed together it will turn the notebooks display off and enable any VGA monitor connected to it's VGA ports. when pressed again , they will turn of the VGA port and turn on the notebooks display.


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