Satellite A200 - screen is very dark
I use the Satellite A200-1DY
My screen is broken
the screen can see... but very very very dark.
When I start the toshiba splash screen appears, but this one (in 1 sec) disappears and the screen is dark.
I tried with another screen and it works.
What can I do?
It looks like FL inverter problem.
The FL Inverter control the backlight of the screen and if this tiny part does not work, the display looks like Misty.
It seems that the Toshiba technician would need to replace this part.
My Satellite L300 screen is so dark, that I can barely see the desktop. So far I have fitted a new screen, a new inverter, you press the power button for ten seconds without the battery and finally re-installed Windows Vista from the toshiba disk without success.
Can someone tell me where I go from here?
> Finally re-installed Windows Vista from the toshiba disk without success.
I was a little confused m
Have you had this problem too when installing recovery or just after the installation of recovery?
If you already have Exchange display and the inverter FL, it would be interesting to know if you have the same problem on an external display.
You can test this?
In General, you can change the brightness of the screen by pressing the FN + F6/F7 key combination.
I use the Satellite A200-1TJ
Model without 3rd ETA - 03W00HGR
Windows 7, 64-bit
my screen scrolls quickly itself out of control down.
It's very annoying.
Please, can anyone help?
* I already scanned with anti-virus,
* I already formatted the disk hard & correctly installed a new windows 7, 64 - bit.
* I updated the touchpad driver
I n know not what else to do.
Please, I need help.
Post edited by: adler
> my screen scrolls quickly itself out of control down.
What screen do you mean exactly? Do you mean a Web browser window? Window of Internet Explorer?
Have you checked if the screen scroll down if the USB mouse is connected or disconnected?
Also check if this problem appears if the touchpad is disabled using Fn + F9 key
Last but not lease these symptoms can be caused by a malfunction of the keyboard.
In this case the keyboard should be checked before replacing.
Hi, a customer has appealed to a Toshiba A200 protégé (PP415-006002) with lighting LCD problems.
It happened a few times, first time we thought it was a setting, so we gave him back...
Second time we disassembled the laptop and found nothing wrong with it, then put it back together, then it worked
THIRD TIME! : back, ran 3DMARK to stress out the graphics card could not darken.
Now no matter what I try to do, I can't do the lcd screen to darken, but whenever we give back the laptop to the customer, he always comes back with the same problem
Can anyone help me that the customer starts to become a little resless.
If go you into Hibernation mode or suspend, then go back to Windows, the backlight turns back?
Maybe the inverter needs a cleaning or replacement.
I've got a L10 Pro of the Satellite with a backlight problem - the screen is very dark.
How can I confirm if it is the backlight themselves who have failed or the backlight inverter Board?
Also, can someone point me in the right direction for a copy of the workshop manual?
Thank you very much!
As you have said that this problem could be linked to the failure of inverter FL and in most cases, the FL inverter needs to be replaced.
It's a little bit complicated and it s not desirable to try to replace it to your own hand as this may damage the screen of laptop computers.
This is why I would really recommend contacting a Toshiba ASP because of two important reasons:
First reason is that you can order the ASP compatible FL inverter and the second reason is that an ASP could provide help how to replace this part.
If you want to know where and how he placed s then you can visit this page:
Of course, this page shows only the wow of instruction to remove and replace the Satellite A105 FL inverter, but the procedure is not very different from the Sat L10.
But like I said above; If you have no experience don t do anything, which could damage the laptop!
This problem occurs while working and when starting computer, not always but now more often. Initial intact Toshiba screen, but then the screen goes very dark. See just the Windows icon but it's too dark to work on. Anyone know if it's fixable?
Check with external display as suggested in previous assignments.
I had this T61 for almost 6 years. Now, I turn on the laptop, the screen is very dark and nothing is displayed. But when I close the screen and open again, the screen starts to work with the color red on bottom. This will keep a few seconds, then it flashes and go dark again. Meanwhile, the laptop will automatically transfer mode 'sleep'. Can someone give me some suggestions on what do I do please?
Thank you very much
Welcome to the forum!
The backlight (CCFL) in your screen is on its last leg, the reddish color is a dead giveaway.
Your T61 needs a new LCD.
I have a portable Satellite Pro M10, which has a black screen, i.e. the backlight does not work. There is an image on the screen, but it is very dark. When you connect an external monitor, I get a normal picture on this screen.
Information from other messages here, I conclude that there is a problem with the backlight of the lcd screen or the inverter. I checked all connections, but it does not solve the problem. If I bring the laptop to a service center how much it will cost about for repair? The thing is 2-3 years, so if it is very expensive I could better get a new laptop.
I'm sure I'll be able to change the inverter Board myself, but how am I going to be able to determine that the inverter is the problem? How to get a new inverter? Is anyone of you know the number of good product?
My Pro M10 itself has PS630E-G205Z-OF product number.
I agree with Tobi. You sounds description as a faulty FL inverter.
This part is placed behind the LCD screen under the lid.
As mentioned this part isn t very expensive and you could order the partner of Toshiba service in your country. But be aware that if you have no experience of replacement if you ask technicians for assistance.
I'm having a problem with my Satellite A200.
When the screen is opened, the backlight is disabled. You can vaguely see the screen keep it turned on, but it is too small to read.
When you close it, you can see the screen backlight turns on, it stays on for just less than one second when you re - open the lid, and then turns off again.
I guess that it has something to switch the lid being faulty.
Can someone suggest solutions.
Thank you very much
This part of the message is very interesting:
> You can vaguely see the screen keep it turned on, but it is too small to read.
According to your description, you can see the screen and eventually the office too, but the entire screen is very low as behind a thick fog.
Could this be just?
Well, I think that this problem could be linked to the failure of inverter FL.
The FL inverter is a tiny part hidden behind the frame of the screen and it controls the backlight of the screen s.
In my opinion, this part should be checked by a technician for laptop.
I have a Satellite A200-E530D on Windows Vista Home Premium. For a month, I had something strange happening on my computer, shortly after the start, the screen turns off. without good reason! the only option I have is hard to system boot and everythings... Although a few times after the restart he still went.
I tried to upgrade to the last poster of drivers (I have an Nvidia Geforce Graphics card 7300 Go with 128 MB of VRAM)
Another weird thing, Vista SP1 does not install on my machine. tried to uninstall my Anti virus, but that did not help either one.
Can anyone shed light on my dark screen?
You have the same problem on an external monitor?
I m not sure if it s a display problem, mother or software card
Do you have what display driver installed? You have downloaded the driver from the Web from Toshiba site?
http://EU.computers.Toshiba-Europe.com-online decision-making supported Downloads & => Download drivers
I'm at the end of help please.
I have a Toshiba Satellite A660 PSAW3A-07P00R.
recently, it has been very, very dark display on the screen, almost impossible to see.
I tried the following the problem solved.
1. set the brightness to the MAX in the operating system, power management, etc.
2 reset the BIOS to default settings.
3. set the brightness to the MAX on the laptop brightness settings.
4. check the external display via a VGA cable. tested ok.
5. I bought a new LED 16 "screen but the new screen has the same problems. If I understand correctly, LED screens (1 data cable video on the bottom of the screen to connect to the motherboard) have the "inverter" built into the display, so appears not to be a problem of map display, brightness or graphics. I would be fair to assume that this is related to the data cable from the screen? If Yes, is a piece that can come from Toshiba? or something easily fixable?
is there something easy, I missed, or something I have not tried?
has anyone else experienced this problem and solved?
Thank you in advance.
> I would be fair to assume that this is related to the data cable from the screen? If Yes, is a piece that can come from Toshiba? or something easily fixable?
As much as I know there is no FL inverter then, or you can override the display or the cable (LCD/FL)
LVDS cable) with a new one and the test shows again.
I found a compatible: K000103140 LVDS CABLE
My Toshiba Satellite A200 laptop computer no longer works, then everything started when I was playing a game, all of a sudden the screen turned blue with a tiny text written on it. I had to hold the power button for a few seconds to close, because nothing not happening on the computer. Then, I pressed the power button to open it. Everything was fine, until the Welcome screen. In this part, he wrote 'Welcome' but Vista left loading circle of it was not turning.
After a few seconds, I decided to shut down the computer once again, so I hold the power button for the computer firm. Here's the problem: I tried to re-open it, but the screen remained black. Nothing was happening. The power light is blue, but not all computer activity. So I left it like that a few minutes then it closed and tried again, but it's the same thing. I tried to take it apart and noticed the card two memory was not entirely in its niche. I fixed it, but it does not solve the problem.
I also tried to plug another screen on it, but this one was also black. So I handed the screen on his computer and tried to boot my laptop and it worked. He was the starter, but the first problem came, the Welcome screen was frooze it. So yes I close it up and then it's the same thing, the screen remained black.
I don't think the problem is the screen, because as I said some time it goes to the Welcome screen. Also, I hear no welcome sound when the screen remains black as if the computer would simply not starts. And as I said earlier, I see no activity of the computer on the little light in front of the computer. And to the left of it, I see clearly that the computer is ON, because the power light is blue.
That is my problem, the next time that the computer is able to start I'll try to boot mode SAFE, but until then, I don't know what to do. Please, help me.
Thanks in advance,
After the computer is turned off for about 30 minutes, I started and booted in safe mode. At this stage, I have locked my computer with the close button instead on the power button. Then I opened my computer and he started and the problem was solved. Now my laptop is open and working.
So, if this happens to you:
1. turn off your computer.
2. wait about 30 minutes.
3. start in safe mode
4. close using istead of now off button power button closure.
It should work.
Finally, it does not work. I don't know why, but my computer did start after 30 minutes, but now it no longer works. Only, it will not start as I said later, with a black screen.
The computer worked for about half an hour. I mean, I managed to start but after running a program, it just froze and I had to hold the power button to restart. I made about 3 or 4 times, and then he was simply the black screen again. I think the problem is my processor, maybe that it is damaged or something, would it possible?
Because I see that the processor does not work when I try start it.
So let's say that this is the case, would it be the symptoms of my computer?
And if it's the processor, the only way to resolve this is to send it to a repairman or something, because I don't feel like it, I'd rather do it myself.
But now, my computer is simply not starting, as I said in my previous post.
Thanks in advance,
Note: The Edit button was not there so I had to double post :/
I've got Satellite A200 and screen has turned 90 °.
Can someone tell me how to turn around please
What is the model number of your laptop? (PSAxxx-xxxxx)
Try pressing CTRL + ALT + ARROW upward
I would like to ask for help.
I have problem when I close the lid of my Satellite A200 1 - HV (PSAECE). Computer is going to hold and after I opened the hood, laptop seems to work but display is always black. Only way to make it useful is once again turn the unit off (by the power button) and turn it on.
Sometimes, the same problem occurs when the computer starts. After loading Windows (XP) the screen goes black and I can't do anything. Sometimes at startup of Windows but the resolution is 640 x 480 and color depth is 16 or even 4 bits!
I don't know if it's a hardware or driver problem. My graphics card is a GeForce GO 7300. I tried to find one driver other than that on the official website of Toshiba but I can't. This problem is quite annoying. Sometimes I have to try 3 or 4 times until my departure from the computer correctly.
All attempts to help will be really appreciated.
Have you updated the BIOS to the version of Windows XP Home edition (5.20)?
I found a few with similar threads describing the same question. It seems that Windows XP Home edition does not work perfect on laptops designed Vista. Now I'm really curious about it. I install WXP SP2 on my Satellite A200-1CR and test it with Eve profiles different power.
I plug in a toshiba Satellite A200 1 years.
Today, I had a problem with pixels.
Half of my screen has red pixels.
A lot of black color becomes red.
I have no idea on this problem and why it's happening.
What should I do now?
I would like to get in touch with my dealer? or is there a solution to this issue?
In my opinion, you should contact the Toshiba ASP.
Usually after registration for laptop, the guarantee must be valid for 2 years and all part replacements must be covered there warranty.
My recommendation is; make a call to the ASP and ask for assistance and handling of the Fryer
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