Tech Question

By colormatch55 ยท 8 replies
Jan 24, 2004
  1. I have a Toshiba Satellite 110CS Laptop that the screen will not light up. Anyone have experience with this machine or have had this problem? I can turn it on and it appears to boot, the hard drive light flashes and you can hear it run, but there are no audibles and the screen will not light up. Thanks

  2. Shiney

    Shiney TS Booster Posts: 160

    Has the machine got a vga connector on the back, if so try to link it up using external monitor to see what if any messages are coming up.
  3. lowman

    lowman TS Rookie Posts: 380

    Possible bad LCD module?
  4. ak_in_charge

    ak_in_charge TS Rookie Posts: 119

    The most likely problem is that the connector from the LCD has become loose. You'll will have to take apart the computer to check this out.
  5. Masque

    Masque TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,058

    Do you have the ability to keystroke different displays? I know IBM and a couple others use the FN/F7 keys, I believe (could be a couple function keys off). Check into that one.
  6. lowman

    lowman TS Rookie Posts: 380

    Was there any resolution to this issue?
  7. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    Your LCD inverter could be bad. Try pressing the FN + some other function key (check your manual) to toggle between CRT & VGA outputs.

    FN + F4 and FN+5 are pretty common VGA toggles.
  8. vassil3427

    vassil3427 TS Rookie Posts: 640

    Actually I do believe if he just hooks an external monitor up to it before he boots, when he boots it will automatically boot to the external VGA first. Try the others comments, and if they dont work, try mine.
  9. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    Oh certainly, that's true. But you can also turn the video completely off or on using those keys on most laptops. So pressing those a couple of times may bring the screen back to life.

    I've seen this happen to a few laptops before. Not sure why though.
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