Toshiba Satellite Screen Pro - screen issue

  Samsinger 21:31 05 Jan 15
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Hasn't been dropped. Screen is not cracked or damaged. latop was turned off. Turned it back on and saw this. Just vertical coloured bars.

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  SonOfOdin 13:13 06 Jan 15

Try it with an external monitor. If it is working than your screen is faulty. If not than probably it is a graphics card issue.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:43 06 Jan 15

as above

possibly a loose / damaged ribbon cable connection between motherboard and screen

lots of videos on Youtube showing ow to replace screen which also therfore show how to get at the cable connections.

  Samsinger 17:54 06 Jan 15

Hi

I've replaced a laptop screen before, not particularly difficult.

I think this is a more serious issue than i first thought. I connected a HDMI cable but couldn't get the laptop screen to extend to the tv / external monitor.

It's a relatives laptop ( Toshiba Satellite Pro L450 ) and i think it's time to remove the HDD and buy a new one ! I presume the HDD from this laptop will fit in a standard 2.5" external caddy ?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:30 06 Jan 15

I connected a HDMI cable but couldn't get the laptop screen to extend to the tv / external monitor.

probably teaching you to "suck eggs" but Did you use the correct key combination to switch to the external screen (Fn+F5 on my Tosh) and have TV set to correct HDMI input (SomeTV have a HDMI that is output only)

  Samsinger 21:48 08 Jan 15

Yeah, did everything right.

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