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    Laptop monitor failure

    I have a Toshiba Tecra 8100 and more and more frequently the monitor shuts off. I can fix the problem by depressing the switch that turns the monitor off when the laptop is folded up for just a moment.

    The problem doesn't seem to have a catalyst I can pinpoint, it just fails... sometimes after the system has been on for hours, other times just a few minutes. Sometimes it will fail three or four times in a minute or two and then won't fail for a few hours.

    This is, as I am sure you can imagine quite annoying. The OS is Windows 2000 Professional and power settings are correct and google has been unhelpful.

    thanks,

    catch

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    Is it an external monitor or the buildin LCD?

    Sounds like a hardware problem...have you tried calling Toshiba?
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    hmm the backlight inverter is failing.. transformor problem or electrolytic capacitors.. (BTW the Inverter is a circuit usualy in the lid/display portion of the laptop.. ) if warranty is OK.. Toshibas problem as commented by SirDice.. if not get quotes first..

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    Yeah... it's a used laptop way outta warranty I fear.

    The monitor is the builtin LCD... I suppose I'll have to talk to a repair shop... I was hoping something simple (like throwing it against the wall) would help, no such luck it seems.

    thanks,

    catch

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    IIRC Toshiba gave a 3-5 year warranty on Tecras. You don't need the original receipt. All they need is the serial to check if it's still in warrenty.

    I used to repair Toshibas. The Tecras were the worst to service
    You need to remove about 108 screws of 5 different sizes to be able to remove the mainboard You need the servicemanual to get it back together (and working) again
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