Toshiba display problem

By Kingpenn
Jul 28, 2005
  1. I have a Toshiba Tecra 8100. After it has been on for awhile, the screen darkens. The screen can barely be seen behind the darkness. When I push the sometimes fix the problem and sometimes it will brighten up for just a second and then darken again. This just began to happend recently. No new software has been installed. Is there anyone else with this problem, and how did you fix it? Thanks in advance
  2. derrycraig

    derrycraig TS Rookie Posts: 47

    It might be the powersaver settings. If you are running the laptop on the battery, after the battery reaches a certain level the computer will reduce processor speed, screen brightness etc. You can go into the settings and and set all the sliders to full which will prevent the screen from darkening but your battery will run out faster.
  3. surfersaiyan

    surfersaiyan TS Enthusiast Posts: 100

    maybe inverter issue. common on toshiba. try connecting to external monitor, if its fine, then you have something in the top end, not the main board or whatever. if it is the inverter, you should be able to find one che~ap on ebay and they're a p.o.p to fit. easy.

    when you're laptop is running, connect the external monitor and toshibas use Fn+F5 to switch to external monitor.
  4. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    surfersaiyan, please do not dig up dead threads to answer.
  5. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Hey imagine if Kingpenn comes back with a reply and says:
    Thanks I'll give that a go :)
  6. surfersaiyan

    surfersaiyan TS Enthusiast Posts: 100

    arent we all here to help out those who need a little help?

    kingpenn has only 1 post, what did i do wrong?
  7. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Thread started: 07-29-2005, 10:37 am
  8. surfersaiyan

    surfersaiyan TS Enthusiast Posts: 100

    i always just click on new posts or todays posts..
    didnt realise! something musta distorted the time~space continuum!
    he he wierd that.
    my deepest apologies! a la captain flasheart!!
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