Hello : I have a toshiba A 200 series Laptop . Just recently the screen stopped lighting up.
I have powered it on and off with the power button and the screen appears to be dead.
The laptop seems to power up with all of the usual display lights and the dvd door opens. I do not know if the screen went into a possible sleep or power saving mode that I can not get it to return to normal.
Nothing that I have been able to do has cured the screen problem
Is there a possible series of steps that I can try before I send it out for repair under warranty ?
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I hope someone has a solution
Does the laptop boot up fine? If so, shine a flashlight on the screen and see if you can faintly see the desktop in the LCD. If this is the case, you either have a blown backlight inverter or a blown backlight. The inverters are cheap and easy to repalce (usually a few screws unplug two wires and it is removed), if it is the backlight, just buy a new screen. I know from experience, I just replaced 2 backlights in laptop displays and the displays just don't look the same anymore. On top of that, the process is EVIL it is so incredibly hard to do, you are dealing with 1/4 of a mm tolerances or tighter it is insane how perfect everything has to fit together.
To buy a new panel, find out which panel your device uses, usually can find by model. Buy a new one. It is pretty easy to replace as well (unlike the backlight), just a bit delicate at spots.