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Tecra M4 display problems

In the last day or so I've noticed that the built-in display on my Toshiba Tecra M4 tablet laptop is acting strangely: areas that should be a certain shade of (near-)black or deep blue appear as red... and it doesn't appear to be uniform everywhere in the display. Note that this problem doesn't occur with the external monitor I have hooked up via the video port, so the video card is probably fine. I've seen a few mentions of this problem on the web, with some people claiming that it's a screen connection/continuity problem, and others believe it's a motherboard issue. Anything I should try before calling up Toshiba for a repair?

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  • Paul Fini Jun 29, 2007

    There's not a reddish cast, so much as selected colors (near-black, a certain shade of blue)that appear as red. Or more specifically, closely-spaced red lines. This leads me to believe that it's an issue with the electrical connections on the monitor.

    Perhaps Toshiba didn't do a good enough job with the rotating connection that brings the screen into tablet mode...

  • dvctdubai Feb 15, 2009

    hi... i hav the same problem tht my screen of tecra M4 is gone. now i hav tried many things like put the battery out and press On button for 20 - 60 Sec but after put the battery in still thre is no change even i tried it with only the electric power also. Is there anyone to help me , plz

  • issk Mar 01, 2009

    i have starting screan problem like ^^^


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Nope there is nothing you can do. A reddish cast to the screen is a common indication that the backlight that illuminates the screen is going south.

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