Is this at all possible? Pretty new at the whole DIY breaking computers open to fix them stuff but i'm learning quick haha.
Here is the toshiba and the screen:
Toshiba Satellite C55Dt-A5231 Laptop
Laptop LCD Screen for Toshiba Satellite C55DT A5231 15 6" WXGA HD | eBay
Here is the replacement screen for the Sony laptop(actually an LG screen):
What would I need to know in order to understand if this would work or not?
Also, here is the laptop w me holding up the screens:
I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.
I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.
You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)
It's not the size of the display screen, these are all fairly identical. It is the connector socket and the rail screw positions that will bite you.
I suggest finding an exact replacement. If you can't find one on eBay then you certainly will at a store like this one:
LAPTOP SCREEN from $34.99, replacement LCD screens. Repair Tablet, Acer, Apple, iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Dell, HP Compaq, Toshiba, IBM Lenovo, Sony, Asus, Gateway.
I have an Acer Aspire AS3810TZ-4806 and have owned it for a good 4-5 years. I've had some LCD issues for a couple years now where the light flickers, have big black spots and FINALLY the screen gave out. it's almost completly dark now. You can faintly see images. After some research on replacement, a compatible Acer LCD on Ebay would run roughly $60. I've concluded that It's either the bulb inside (CCFL??) or the inverter that may have an issue, but I have no way of testing which is broken since I have no spare LCD screen to test or a little tester device.
What I've discovered was my lcd screen's model # was : B133XW01 V2 . After googling this model # and a search on Ebay, I've discovered a Dell Latitude 13 or a couple other Dell brands share this same model, the difference is it says " V1." Im assuming version 1 or something, and the one I have is V2. The connectors look the same. I feel like it might work. What do you think? Below are a couple Ebay links im looking at, Does that "H/W" code matter?
Thanks in advance!
Hi, I'm having trouble with the screen on my Toshiba Satellite L775-S7352 when it reaches the Welcome screen on Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. This happens while reaching the Windows Welcome screen & sometimes it will reach the desktop before going fuzzy. It boots fine into Safe Mode.
I've already checked the HDD and the Memory - they are fine... I've done a fresh install of Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit from the manufacturer's recovery disks - the screen and everything else worked fine even through the first round of Windows Update (193 files) the machine rebooted after the updates and I checked for more updates. As soon as the installation of the second round of updates began the screen went buggy.
So I formatted the HDD and tried another reinstall - I successfully reinstalled the system and this time the screen went buggy trying to search for the first update for this reinstall...
Is this an issue with the screen or the GPU? any ideas?
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So today my brother destroyed my dad's laptop's screen and I was blamed for his ridiculous anger problems
The laptop is a Dell Inspiron 14z Ultrabook.
I was wondering if anyone could recommend someplace or website to get a new screen because it has a crack in it and nothing will show up on it I would like to know if there are any risks or dangers of replacing it.
I know the laptop itself works just fine because I plugged it up to a different monitor and I was able to use it like normal.
If you need more information I am just fine with telling.
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Hi there. My baby threw a mug on my HP Laptop screen and it has gone blank since then. Probably broken. I want to ask how or where I can go fix it or replace it in Leeds, United Kingdom or let me know if I can order a replacement online . Thanks.
Help us help you. What model laptop is it? We can certainly find the screen online likely for much less than you fear it will be and youtube has very good instructional videos for replacing just about any laptop screen. On most models it is not too hard to do, with some exceptions. http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c00033108Read other 2 answers
I am a kid so don't tell me to buy stuff or take it apart i just want to fool the laptop for enough time for me to reboot it. also i had it for 6 years don't tell me to buy a new laptop either. Also flashes black then normal. first time had that problem. fan error had that problem for a while never rebooted after i manged to turn it on. Using my friend laptop right now
If you don't want anyone to tell you how to fix the problem, then what are you doing posting here?
Hi, I have a gateway solo 2500 laptop (12.1'' tft screen)
The thing stopped working 3 yrs ago. Power on, cd spins, hd spins, fan spins.. nothing after that. Wasn't about to pay gateway $400 to fix it. Recently figured it out.. I just needed to reseat the processor. Problem is that in the last 3 years somewhere the screen got cracked so bad that I can only see a small fraction of it, though external monitor is fine.
So I purchased another Gateway Solo 2500 with a 12.1'' tft screen and I want to swap the screens (the other one I bought is a 266mhz MMX processor whereas mine is a celeron 400) so how do I do that.
Has anyone done this? Are there any things I should watch out for, is it super simple or is this something to leave to the pros?
I'm great with desktops, not so experienced with laptops.
Are the cases identical ? If they are, then you need to start taking the unit apart until you get down to removing the Lid's hinges. There should be a cable that goes from the MOBO to the display. Unplug it and swap lids.
This is based on my experience disassembling my HP laptop to fix the connection cable, which was being pinched by the hinge.
Of course the other possibility is to swap the newer MOBO and drives into the other case's base unit.
Hi, recently I got a problem with my laptop Screen which needs to be replaced. Please help me out in finding part and model number. Thanks.
KishoreKandula Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I read your post about needing to replace the screen on your and wanted to help. The screen is part of something known as the Display Assembly.Information on that starts on page 103 of your Maintenance and Service Guide: http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c02842252 If you can find your specific model number, you can use this tool to get a list of parts: HP PartSurfer You can order HP parts from here: The HP Parts Store | HP Computer Parts | HP Printer PartsGood Luck========================================================================I am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor do I represent, HP.---------------------------------------------------------------Please click "Accept As Solution" on the post that solves your issue to help others find the solution.Please click the Thumbs-Up symbol on the left of the Reply button to say thanks fopr my help.========================================================================Read other 1 answers
Up to yesterday when I opened IE9 I would start with a full screen.
Today when I open IE9 it only opens half of the screen and I need to use
the maximize box to get a full screen.
Anybody know what happened.
Check in Control Panel and then Display where you can adjust your screen.
Post back if more help is required.
my toshiba a10 laptop screen goes off and back on every few seconds. when in internet mode it's fine otherwise if I click on anything else it goes off and comes back on again.
It could be a bad inverter transformer. It is the transformer that supplies the correct power for the backlight. When the screen is "off", look very, very closely and see if you can detect a faint, maybe almost invisible, image on the screen. If so, it's the inverter.
A Dell Inverter:
Video on how to replace on a Dell:
You can do a Google search for your particular model number and some key words like replace inverter.
ive had this compuer for about 5 years now.and all of the sudden i get this fuzzy kind green line horizantaly across the screen(sometimes and reddish pinkish line is with the green line) and under the green line this film comes across my screen and it makes my color disorted recenly i just installed winows 8 and ive also downloaded the andy download and blue stacks could they be the problem if so how do i uninstall it off my pcRead other answers
I need help diagnosing a problem. I have a Sony Vaio F-450 laptop that I purchased several years ago. Everying on it was working fine until a couple of weeks ago when the monitor began scrambling at random times. When I power on the computer the VAIO logo has a ghostly background. During the Windows loading screen the monitor scrambles but after the loading is done I am able to see the screen again. The desktop also has a ghostly image though and when I try to open an application the monitor begins to scramble again. I have tried plugging in an external monitor to the computer and it works fine. Sometimes when I power on the computer there is no problem at all. Sometimes it scrambles when I first power it on but begins working ok after a few minutes. I don't believe it is a software issue as I have formatted the hard drive and reloaded the OS. I don't think it is a video card issue as the external monitor works fine and I don't believe it is a physical problem with the screen itself since it works ok sometim
es. I NEED HELP. Any ideas?
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I got a sony laptop, the screen was working ok, until it just went black, how would I know if it the back light that need charging or the inverter, or just the screen?
Please try to post in the appropriate forum at all times. I just moved two of your posts. Support will hopefully come soon from our members. Good luck.
I just bought an HP Pavillion dv6-7014nr and I love it! Except for one thing. I upgraded to the 1920x1080 screen to get the HD quality and the matte display. Everything on this screen is so tiny, its uncomfortable to read. I have increased the text size in windows to 130% dpi and I have downloaded and extension in Firefox to keep the zoom level I like. My problem is that with this increased DPI setting, the text in programs, such as iTunes gets cut off or overlaps. I was just wondering if there was a solution to this problem, or is it just something I have to live with?
Thanks very much!
1920x1080 doesn't suit everyone on a 15.6" screen as it's really more suited to large-screen external monitors (20" or more). It's big plus of course is that it gives you much more screen space to use for multi-tasking or using apps which have many palettes (like Photoshop). Personally I think 1920x1080 is way too high for the average laptop screen size unless you've got perfect eyesight.
If you don't need all that space, you may find that setting a lower resolution (and changing DPI & zoom levels back to their defaults) is more in line with what your eyesight can deal with. It probably won't look as pin-sharp as the native 1920x1080 resolution though, but at least you shouldn't get some app Windows extending beyond the screen edges.
I have run into this problem before and maybe there is a simple way to address it but if so I'm in the dark (I hate when that happens).
The problem is that my laptop screen is very small and, like the situation tonight and other nights - I am installing a program and I have to click "Accept" to finish up and I can't see the "Accept" Link. If I move the window I see it is there but I cannot access it with the window displayed normally.
I don't see any scroll bar either on the side to allow me to move further down the page.
Have you tried hitting the F 11 or 12 key to adjust the size
Alao Holding the CTRL key and + or -
Or CTRL key and scroll the mouse wheel.
My girlfriend just brought her laptop to me and said can you fix this? Looks like she dropped it pretty hard on a corner and the screen is shot, the housing and hinges look good, can anyone offer any adive before i start messing with this laptop. Ive build a dozen or so desktops but have never really messed with laptops. Any advice or help would be greatly aprreciated.
Easy to do
Its not a complicated item to change.. You will need a T-9 Torx driver.. Pull the rubber pads off the Bezel.. (all 5 4 small corner and the one long center top) Then the rest is downhill.. If you need a screen I have one here..
I currently have a HP pavilion g7-1070us with a screen that I cracked. I saw a listing for a Toshiba laptop and was wondering what the chances were that I could transplant the screen from it into my laptop? I've done this before with an HP pavillion dv5 i believe and with the screen from a Compaq. I don't have the exact model number of the Toshiba but am hoping to have it soon.
HP and Compaq merged a number of years ago and there is a good chance that computers made under each name may share common components, like the LCD panels.
There is a slight chance that the Toshiba LCD panel might work as a drop in replacement in the HP, but I would say the odds are against it. You could searching web sites that sell replacement LCD panels for both computers and see if the same LCD panel is used in both.
I'm trying to help a relative of mine, try and figure out why her laptop keeps blue screening. The laptop's a Toshiba Satellite A300-034 with the model number PSAG0C-03401C. I have tried checking on Toshiba's site but couldn't find much in their support section. It started happening when my uncle got a wireless router and my aunt installed the D-Link software onto her laptop. I hope I managed to uninstall all the programs that came on the disc and all... but it still kept bluescreen when her screen saver came on with her photos going across while she's using her webcam. So I disabled her screen saver and that fixed it for a while. Recently the blue screen surfaced again. After her trial office 2007 expired, I helped her install Open Office, but the laptop was still working fine, and afterwards another aunt of mine got her Office 2007 and after a week or so (which is now) the blue screen started coming up again with the IRQ stuff on it... I checked the device manager and there doesn't seem to be any of the yellow triange with the " ! " symbol or unknown devices in it.
It runs on Vista Home Prem. 64-bit. Thanks in advance for any help.
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I have a Toshiba Satellite A25-S207 When I turn the laptop on I can see a dim screen. but only if I shine a flashlight at the black screen. I was informed it could be my LCD inverter. I replaced the LCD inverter and the screen is still black. I can remote into the laptop from my desktop and see everything else is working fine. Does anyone have any ideal, what I can do to fix? Do I have to replace the LCD screen?
All advice is appreciated
I have a laptop showing a black screen and i switched out the ram and it work for three times that i tested the screen by restarting it three times to see how well the screen was working but on the fourth time i turn it on it was back to not powering the screen yet the computer was on.
I then connect the laptop to a separate screen and held the Fn key with f8 screen switch button and didnt work.
do i need to change the graphics card?
Try that Fn F8 several times with the external monitor.
What model Toshiba? It may be one of the makes that suffer from the BGA problem with the graphics chip. If it is, the solution is to get it re-flowed or preferably re-balled.
I am trying to help someone that has a Toshiba laptop with a screen that has an increasing number of bad pixels. The unit is less than 1 year old (and the problem started months ago). It was purchased from Best Buy. I advised the owner to take it back to Best Buy as I expected it to be still under warranty.
The owner (a very inexperienced computer user) was told by Best Buy that the problem was due to abuse and probably not covered by the warranty. This computer has been sitting on a desk and used only a few hours per week, and the owner has certainly not "abused" it (although that may be hard to prove).
In fact, I am certain that the problem is a manufacturing defect, but a variety of searches (this forum and other search engines) has not identified this or other Toshiba models that have this failure at an unusually high rate.
Can anyone provide one or more references that will support my contention that this type of problem (whether with Toshiba laptops or other brands) is (or can be) a result of a manufacturing defect? And/or whether this particular Toshiba model is known to exhibit this problem in unusual numbers?
The Toshiba model number is PSC0YU-oLN03X. My searches turned up references to Toshiba models if I use the first 6 characters of the model number, but nothing if I use the complete model number, which I find difficult to understand (but then I am not familiar with the Toshiba product line). Are those last 6 model number characters significant?
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If it still has a warranty i would have them call toshiba personally and see what they say about it. as far as best buys answer i wouldnt let them be the final word on this problem.if the laptop is fairly new it shouldnt be having screen problems already if the computer was properly cared for. so that tells me theres some sort of defect with the computer unless by some chance the computer was dropped then that might change everything as far so called abuse or carelessness.
Any body out there have experience replacing a laptop screen? Don't have any problem replacing the screen but I'm not sure if it's worth doing. The laptop was given to me with the screen broken. When I plug the power cord in and turn on the unit, nothing happens; no beeps, no lights, not even a sigh. I'd hate to buy a used screen, only to find that the rest of the unit is fryed due to the obvious fall that it took. Any suggestions?
Well, I sure wouldn't do anything about buying a screen until you're sure that's the only issue. If it doesn't do anything, I'm guessing that more than the screen is gone. Since a most likely better new laptop can be had for as little as $400, do you really want to sink money into this one? Start your shopping here:
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I have a toshiba satellite laptop. During use the screen has started going pure white. The only way to get the display back is to turn it off and back on again. It often flickers. I think it is a connection issue. Is there a way I can check this myself ?
If I plug another monitor into the back when in this state, the other monitor shows the display with no problems, so I don't think it is the video card or motherboard. Any ideas and is it possible to
Toshiba Satellite Laptop Goes White
It just start doing this, How do I fix this?
When I turn on my Toshiba Tecra S1 laptop I get no screen, I can hear windows start up but continue to get a black screen. When I connect a seperate monitor to the laptop I get my desktop and can operate laptop with no problem, just cannot get a screen the laptop, can anybody help! Thanks!
The lcd screen backlight work fine, but screen is reddish. When I connect the external monitor to the laptop the video is great. When I installed a another used lcd screen into laptop the is white, and no video. So, I ordered another video cable hoping that this will fix the problem. What could cause the lcd screen to be white? The external monitor work good with the laptop, I am not getting any video to the lcd screen. Could the video on the motherboard be bad?
I don't think you have a bad video card if the image on the external monitor is fine. It sounds like its either the video cable or the backlight inverter. If the original lcd screen is bright enough and clear enough (except for the reddish tint) then I'd suggest trying the new video cable with the old screen. If you still get a reddish tint then I'd recommend replacing the backlight inverter (if you can - not all laptops allow this).
The only reason I can think the new screen isn't working is due to no/out-of-date/incompatible drivers. Still, not sure why the screen would be white. Have you tried the screen with a different laptop?
Help. I tried to boot up mylaptop and the screen stays black. The Toshiba logo screen came on. And the Windows screen came on. I have Windows XP home edition. Then the screen went black when it should have gone to my desktop wallpaper. All the sounds came on as if it was booting up. When I push the keys I hear this "blop" sound for lack of another word that is the best way I can describe it. What has happened.?
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Our Toshiba laptop screen keeps going black, you turn it on, it is very light then it goes black. Any ideas?
LCD display's inverter is going bad or the LCD display itself is bad. A major repair. Take it to a good laptop repair person
My sister got a Toshiba laptop and soon after getting it the screen cracked for no reason at all. We think it may of happened when she shut it down and closed it. I know for certain that the damage has been caused by a fault that a lot of Toshiba laptops have involving a Heat Spot in the monitor. I'm not really sure what it all means so i was wondering if anyone could explain it to me so i can sound like i know what i am talking about when i report it. any help will be very much appreciated
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My sisters Toshiba Satellite 35DVD display is doing strange things from time to time.
First there is a flickering of fine lines across it like its not refreshing in sync,then occasionally it goes all wishy around the edges and like a blooming effect.
Any ideas folks?
Cheers in anticipation !
I have a Toshiba Satelite A80 running Windows XP and it's almost 4 years old. Last night I was working on it and put it aside for about 10 minutes. IE was freezing a bit, but I used the task manager to close some windows and it seemed to be okay.
When I looked up the screen had gone black. I assumed that it was hibernating but when I tried to get the screen to come up again nothing happened. I pressed the on/off switch to boot it up again and the screen remained black, even though I could hear the fan and usual noises it makes when it boots up. However, none of the lights that usually come on work anymore (e.g., wireless button light) with the exception of the power light.
I tried all kinds of things to check if it was the power supply (removing battery and running normal power, holding down on button for 20 seconds and reconnecting power) and nothing changed. I also tried connecting it to an external monitor today and the screen remains black.
There is about 50 hours worth of recent grad school work on the hard drive and I am pretty desperate to access it. As long as I can get the data, I don't care if I use the laptop again. I've had consistent problems with the CD/DVD drive (apparantly common in Toshibas) over the last 18 months so I was considering getting a new one.
Can anyone suggest what might have caused this and what my chances are accessing a couple of files? I have had no error messages or beeps or anything - just a black screen. I also... Read more
There is a method I use of getting data from a failed laptop's hard disk; but, if you are in a hurry, you had best take the laptop to a shop that can do it for you because the method requires access to a desktop computer and an adapter that usually isn't sold in local stores.
You use the adapter to connect the laptop's hard disk internally to a desktop computer and then simply copy the data from one disk to another. You could also use an external laptop drive enclosure with USB interface; but, that is more expensive and less reliable.
this problem started just a couple of hours ago....once i turn on my laptop my whole screen goes black..i can hear the starting sound but i can see anything..any help will be much appreciated..by the way is a toshiba satellite.
thank you for your help
Hi, and welcome to TSG.
once i turn on my laptop my whole screen goes black..pClick to expand...
Does it light up and then go black right away or does it just stay black?
When viewed in a darkened room, do you see a faint glow around the edges of the screen or is it all dark?
If it is all dark, shine a strong light on the screen once it sounds like it has completed the normal boot up. Do you see a faint version of what you normally see?
Does the laptop have an external monitor jack and do you have a monitor you can use for testing
I have half of a Sony vaio laptop, the in-built screen has been physically damaged. i have been using an external monitor but recently it has blue-screened repeatedly and is also really slow ever since. the message when it blue screens is DRVIER_IRQL_NOT_EQUAL. i want to do a windows reformat and reinstall but the external monitor wont display anything until windows boots up. OS is Windows 7 x86 home premium. anyone got any ideas? thanks
It's either a new laptop screen or a new laptop I'm afraid. Having no display until Windows starts is going to be a severe handicap anyway sooner or later even if you did manage to get Windows up and running again -- you won't be able to see/modify any BIOS settings, select an alternative boot device, or start Windows in Safe Mode when you need to.
I am working on a Sony Vaio PCG-7H1L, it starts booting, gets to the bios screen, then starts to boot for a few seconds before the video cuts out to a black screen. I have tried an external monitor, where I get no display at all. Tried booting from a knoppix CD, same thing, a few seconds of video then it cuts out. Tried it without the battery, same thing. I can hear it booting up with the video off, and the music plays when xp get to the desktop. I would have suspected a dead screen except for the fact that it works at the bios screen and for a few seconds after. Anybody have any ideas?
Bad drivers? It doesn't load them till a certain point right? If you can get the option to go safe mode and such(f8 after bios screen) try VGA mode (or if its a new model, might show up as a low resolution mode) Try and see if it boots up. If it does, do a roll back on the video drivers.
If you can't get it to let you choose how to boot. Go into the BIOS settings, see if theirs a way to boot without video drivers, or anything to do with video settings, see if theres something changed that needs to be fixed.
I have a Sony Laptop Model PCG-993L. When I go to the control panel in Win
XP and click on Display. Then click and drag the finger from 1024 x 768 to 800 x 600, the display only takes up to 2/3 of the full screen. If I click on the
Max button on the programs display screen it doen't increase it but maybe an eighth of an inch. How can I get this thing to use the full screen in the 800 x 600 mode?
There are useally two ways:
One is a visit to the BIOS screen an look for something like "stretch" or "expand" in the video section.
The other is that there should be a <Fn> key on the keyboard that if used in combination with the correct funtion key will do it dynamically,
By the way, it wil look awefull.
I am not a professional but took 2 years in tech school. I have a sony vaio laptop model # SVE1512JCXW. Every time I turn it on I get the VAIO then a black screen with the mouse that I can move around the black screen. That's it. I've tried with the battery out and power cord in and vise versa. I've tried removing thr memory sticks and replacing them with the original sticks and some extras I have, all to no avail. I have a feeling the hard drive is fried because when I put in a blank extra hard drive I got all the information you would expect from installing a new hard drive that's been swept. So I could really use some expert advice and would really appreciate it. Thanks
Exactly the same here and with the same laptop.
I bought Sony Laptop VAIO laptop in Jan 2012. right after one week, i start getting Blue screen. i call Sony tech support and they said i can send the laptop and they will check.. but look like its a software issue... can some one pl. help before i send it back to Sony for repair.
Here is my Spec
Its Windows 7 home Premium, service pack 1, 64 bit.
- the original installed OS on the system?
- an OEM or full retail version? OEM
- What is the age of system (hardware)? 2 month
- What is the age of OS installation (have you re-installed the OS?) 2 month
I see you have Norton.
Symantec is a frequent cause of BSOD's.
I would remove and replace it with Microsoft Security Essentials AT LEAST TO TEST
Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows
Recently, I have installed windows 2000, on an old dell laptop. Ever since, I have had problems with the screen area / res. The viewing area is only about 1/3 the actual screen size. According to the computer, this is not changeable and it only has two resolutions (640 x 480 and 800 x 600) and 16 bit colour.
Please can you tell me how to change the viewing area to fill the screen size.
You need to go to the Dell site and get the correct video driver for the laptop in Windows 2000.
If you choose support and downloads a "service tag" number on side of laptop or bottom should take you to the exact drivers or use model number to get them. The you will be able to change the resolution.
It is also possible if you use the full Windows Update from the Start Menu, you might also come up with the right video driver in the Drivers section of that. SP4 had many drivers in ti for 2000 as well, in fact the bulk of them which is why i always install the OS, update to Sp4 and then do Windows Updates when installing OS vefore doinjg anything else.
I bought 15" monitor instead of 14", but even this it fits to my laptop. Working nice. The only problem is when I put back frame on the screen it covers too much around. "Icons are under the frame". I need fit the screen it like in regular monitors, where I can rotate, move, stretch... ect. Is there a way to make screen smaller in laptop? Any software maybe?
You may need a new video driver or adapter. As all displays need a "scaling engine" (a digital video processor that includes a memory array) to match the incoming picture format to the display. But some video drivers support virtual screen sizes. Check to see if yours does.
For more details see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Display_resolution
somebody can help me to replace my old dvd drive laptop sony vaio?
With laptops, you almost always have to replace an internal optical drive with the same model. Either contact Sony, or look on eBay.
I am posting this question here, as I am in a little state of bother at the minute.
To start things off, let me tell you why my Toshiba laptop has a dual screen; the original laptop screen got badly damaged, with just a white screen showing. However, with the aid of a dual screen, it was still useable to me...until two nights ago.
I went to switch the laptop and the screen on, and all of a sudden, a black screen appeared with just the cursor showing. I just thought that it 'must be an update' that was until when it automatically logged on to my account, with only my background image showing and cursor appearing; no taskbar or anything else. At first, I just switched it off, thinking it must be a minor technical fault, but when switched on, the same problem occured. It really is quite irritating
I'm not tech-savvy at all, so my knowledge is a little bare on the subject. Any help on fixing this problem will be greatly appreciated.
Many thanks in advance!
I would think your damaged display wanted to come alive and the rest of the desktop is on it. Try this:
When on desktop (looking empty), right click and select Screen Resolution. Don't click anything with mouse. Press Win+right arrow, press it until Screen Resolution comes to your working display. Then (hopefully) you will see both monitors, click identify, and make the working one your main display (tick the checkbox), and apply. Then disable the non-working display (show desktop only on 1 or 2, depending on identify result).
Been struggling to get my niece's laptops up and running. Windows 7 on a Toshiba satellite L655-S5150. Both laptops do the same thing at start up...freeze at a black screen with a blinking cursor. I have tried the following:
windows 7 system repair disk...no errors found
Kapersky repair disk...does not seem to load at times but did get it to load fully once in graphical mode and a few viruses were found but some could not be healed, or whatever they called it
AVG and Bit something or other were also tried...
I have booted via a CD and a USB stick but still in the end when I try to boot the windows 7 system it hangs on the black screen
Thinking of purchasing the Toshiba HDD drive utility or whatever it is called...$39... in laws don't have any disks that came with these laptops...windows 7 home premium version
Hi Dan!Both laptops do the same thing at start up...freeze at a black screen with a blinking cursor. I have tried the following:You're experiencing this issue on 2 laptops? I just want to make sure I'm understanding things correctly.Sounds like you might be infected with an infection known as ZeroAccess.Could you please describe what issues you were experiencing before the freezing issue at boot-up started? Do you happen to know if it's a 32 bit version of Windows 7 or if it's 64 bits?Let me know.Warmest Regards,ST.Read other 72 answers
I purchased a Toshiba A205-5804 on 3/2008 to use for school. It is running on MS Vista OS. A few months ago my DVD/CD R/W stopped working, which I wasn't too worried about because I already had all the software loaded onto my computer that I needed to use for my classes. Yesterday I was working on my computer when it froze...I tried the CTRL+ALT+Del but it didn't do anything so I did a manuel shut down (which I've done in the past with no problems). When I restarted my computer the toshiba screen came up and the computer proceeded as normal in the loading process until it got to the black screen with the white arrow that normally appears for a few seconds before the Vista screen appears. When the black screen came up the HD light stopped blinking and nothing else happened. I also tried booting in safemode but ended up with the same results. I tried running the recovery discs however that won't work because my disc drive isn't working. Please help...I'm taking online courses and can't afford a new computer.
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I was given a HP Compaq 6375s today with a shattered screen but the base works fine and I also have a Toshiba Satellite A200 that is dead/doesnt boot but the screen is in good condition. Would it be possible to put the Toshiba screen into the HP? They are both 15.4 WXGA screens with the same resolution when looking at the specs online.
Any info would be much appreciated.
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