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Old 08-30-2010, 09:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone. I have a Toshiba A205 with an interesting case. I'm having backlight trouble (I believe) because the screen goes dark but I can still see it faintly. However, if I hook it up to a desktop monitor or unhook it from the monitor, it comes back on for about 5 minutes or so. Does anyone know if this is easily fixable? Thanks!!!!!
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Yes, that is the problem and yes, it can be fixed. But it is a hard process. You have to open your LCD to replace it. Even I found it hard after doing it a few times. I would rather you buy a new LCD.

I bought several from here: ScreenAid.com, Laptop Lcd Screen Replacement on ScreenAid.com- LCD Screen Leading Supplier

We need to know your exact model. A205-xxxxx
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Model number is S5804...how come it still works after I disconnect it from a monitor for a few minutes?
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Your backlight is fading, not out.

Toshiba Satellite A205-S5804 Laptop LCD Screen 15.4 WXGA Glossy

Will cost $100. If under warranty, RMA it. If not, this is a cheaper/safer route.
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How tricky is it to fix doing it this way? I can't afford not to have a laptop (or my setup now, although I would prefer to be mobile). One time I tried to fix a iPod video screen by putting a new one in and that didn't go well...
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