My laptop was dropped. It powers on and goes through loading os. The screen remains slightly white. Plugged into an external monitor and only the "windows xp slpash/load screen"shows and then the monitor loses the signal. I know it has loaded "cause that familiar "start windows song" plays. I can even use the keyboard to shut the laptop down. What will I have to replace? Should I take the whole thing apart? Has anyone ever experience this white screen issue with a Toshiba laptop?
I'm looking for anyone with specific experience simply because I have replaced laptop parts before. I've read about the fl inverter and need to know is it that? Is it the lcd? Is it the motherboard? The unit is out of warranty therefore Toshiba will not be fixing this. I've reseated the 'data flex' cable, memory, hard drive.
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Re: It comes on but I can't see!
This seems to be a connector problem
The ribbon cable between screen and the computer body.
It may be hidden in the casing/hinge so not readily accesible
Repair shop then - unless you feel you would like to have a go
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Hi, it means the machine can`t find the OS to load. So it means you`re more likely having an issue with your hard drive. To determine that, follow these instructions: http://support.apple.com/kb/ts1440 and then post how it goes.
You didn't post the Make, Model of Laptop or the OS you are using. I'll use a Win 7 solution. Boot the Laptop, open the Control Panel, select Power Options, set to High Performance, select Change Plan Settings, set SLEEP to Never, select Change Advanced Power settings, go through the settings , set SLEEP and Hibernate to Never, Power buttons and Lid to shut down. Always shut down and unplug your laptop when not in use to prevent damage from power surges and possible Fire hazard IF the battery malfunctions. A reboot every day will reset the computer.
Take off the cover, remove the battery and use a pencil eraser to clean both the battery plug pads and the plugs in the phone. Get a piece of thin tape and apply to the bottom of the battery and then reinsert. Try to power up. Sometimes dropping it will slightly bend the batter contacts or misalign them. Clean and see if that helps.
What make and model laptop? What operating system? Many laptops default to a power-saving mode when running on batteries, dimming the screen slightly. When plugged in, there's no reason to save power so the screen is at full brightness. You probably have something like "Power Options" in your control panel that will let you adjust the power options so you can have the screen at full brightness even on batteries if you so wish.
This could indicate a bad battery. Try removing the battery and powering on the laptop. If the power LED remains white then you have a problem with the charging circuit. That means your battery could be defective or the battery charging circuit on your motherboard is faulty.
hi, if ur screen turns white, it could be any problem starting from ur LCD to motherboard or as u said a virus. to assist u in a right way i need to know what exactly is happening between that short duration between pressing the button and white screen. most importantly is anything else comming up on the screen before the white screen.
Screen sound bad, or intermittent connection inside. You can find disassembly instructions on the net. Search with phone model and disassemble. Remove and reattach all cables in case one is lose or contact dirty.