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Old 01-09-2012, 08:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Toshiba Satelite P305D backlight went out....

I have a Toshiba Satelite P305D and it seems the backlight went out. I was looking for a replacement andnoticed that you can buy a new LCD screen or a Inverter or a backlight lamp. How do I know if it is the LCD screen, the Inverter or the backlight lamp?
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Default Re: Toshiba Satelite P305D backlight went out....

Sign a flashlight at the acrren, at a 45* angle. Do you see the Windows desktop? (when powered on, of course)

The backlight is a part of the LCD, you know.
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Default Re: Toshiba Satelite P305D backlight went out....

If the back light is part of the LCD, why can you buy it separately? I am checking with flash light now......
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Default Re: Toshiba Satelite P305D backlight went out....

It can be replaced, but it gets very tricky to do. I did it once. When I had to replace another, I just got a new LCD. Connect cable, power, screw in, done.
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Default Re: Toshiba Satelite P305D backlight went out....

Yes, I can see the windows desktop with a flashlight.
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Default Re: Toshiba Satelite P305D backlight went out....

Is the back light that much trouble to replace to where it is not worth saving $120.00? Is it possible it could just be the Inverter?

http://www.battery-replacement.org/i...0_205_5226.htm

http://www.ehow.com/info_8011675_lap...verter-do.html
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Default Re: Toshiba Satelite P305D backlight went out....

Well, it does cost ~$20 for the backlight. But just to save me trouble, I buy the screen.

You can get new screen here starting at $42: LAPTOP SCREEN, LCD panels from $42. Dell, HP Compaq, Toshiba, Acer, IBM Lenovo, Sony, Gateway, Apple, Asus replacement screen display panel

Bought from them twice, both screens still work to this day.
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Default Re: Toshiba Satelite P305D backlight went out....

Nice link, Mind, the prices are pretty reasonable for most manufacturers.
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Default Re: Toshiba Satelite P305D backlight went out....

I recommend it to everyone 5 year warranty to boot!
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