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Old 02-21-2012, 01:20 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Yeah I am really confused with this too. I tried setting both monitors as the main one, but the same issue keep coming up every time I close the lid. A complete re-format may be the easiest fix.
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Try getting a Ubuntu Live-CD. Boot with it. Does this happen now? If so, it is software driven.

Also, did you try reinstalling the GFX drivers? Or try a newer driver version?
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Old 02-22-2012, 10:59 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I ran a copy of Ubuntu and no issue, so it looks like its software driven I guess. There aren't any updates for my graphics driver, should I uninstall it or something?
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Try using an older version.
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How do I use an older version? Sorry I've never had to mess with drivers before...
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What is your exact GFX card? I only see "Intel Graphics" in the Toshiba specs.
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:14 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Ok, Stupid questions, but where do I find what graphics card I have in device manager? For some reason I can't seem to find it.
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GPU-Z Video card GPU Information Utility
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:43 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Not sure if you're still having this problem, but I had the same issue and I think I've got it solved. I had the same exact symptoms. Any vibration would create a flicker on the screen. What I had to do was remove the bezel from the lid and re-seat the inverter board. I suspect that the connection became loose. The inverter board has two cables (one on each end). Once you've got the bezel removed it should expose board. Good luck!!
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