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toshiba laptop shows red screen on opening

March 18, 2011 at 04:13:16
Specs: Windows Vista

TOSHIBA LAPTOP ON OPENING SHOWS RED BLOTCHES WHICH IF I GENTLY WIGGLE THE LID GOES.

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#1
March 18, 2011 at 09:13:15

...the lid goes where?

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#2
March 18, 2011 at 12:43:01

Hi, sorry the pinky red colour goes away

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#3
March 18, 2011 at 12:53:21

You shouldn't have a "pinky color" at all at any time.

It's likely that
- you have wear caused damaged wiring between the video adapter and the display
- and/or your backlight is in the beggining stages of failing
- and/or the display assembly in the lid is damaged - if the symptoms change when you merely flex the lid

Laptop no video (or video problems), and battery, AC adapter, power jack T shooting.

See response 1:
http://www.computing.net/answers/ha...

DO NOT plug in or unplug a monitor's video cable into / from a video port while the computer is running. Doing so can damage the monitor's circuits and/or the video adapter's circuits.

Some laptops will display on an external monitor without you having to do anything.

If you get no video on an external monitor, some laptops have a key combo that you must press to toggle the display to external video only / built in display video only / sometimes both - see the Owner's or User's manual for the model.


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#4
March 18, 2011 at 13:39:59

Just keep wiggling it ORCHID, I have an old Dell Latitude that does that. I just keep tapping the back of the screen, Voila, goes back to normal. Actually I should open it up and reseat all the LCD/video connections, but then I couldn't see how long I can go with just doing the "tap fix" (kinda like kicking the old tube TVs).

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#5
March 19, 2011 at 02:14:39

Thank you very much for your reply as long as it is not dangerous ie could cause a fire. That was what I was worried about.

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#6
March 19, 2011 at 02:25:20

THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP.

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#7
March 19, 2011 at 09:11:32

Since you mention fire, fire risk is low with laptops usually. There ARE failures with laptop batteries however, but those are due to a manufacturing defect (not that you have an issue, I'm just telling you this as a general precaution), but it may be good to check your laptop & battery to see if it's on any recall list anywhere (check at Toshiba website and Goverment websites).

If you want to try to fix your LCD/video cable issues yourself, this may help:
http://www.laptoprepair101.com/lapt...

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#8
March 19, 2011 at 11:19:19

THANK YOU AGAIN. I WOULD NOT ATTEMPT THIS BUT HAVE A YOUNG FRIEND WHO HELPS ME I WILL PASS THE INFORMATION ON.

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#9
March 19, 2011 at 13:06:10

Here's another Toshiba information site regarding laptop disassembly ORCHID:
http://www.irisvista.com/tech/

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#10
March 21, 2011 at 12:19:17

THANK YOU AGAIN I WILL PASS THIS ON

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