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Hardware Thread, L300 Dim Display in Technical; I have got a laptop, a tosh L300 which has a dim display (the backlight isnt working). I have taken ...
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    L300 Dim Display

    I have got a laptop, a tosh L300 which has a dim display (the backlight isnt working). I have taken the laptop apart, found the VGA cable to the monitor which also powers the inverter. I fi remove the VGA cable and reseat it the display is on for about 30 seconds is and then the backlight dies.

    I have replaced teh inverter as i thought this was the problem and now i am thinking its a bit more serious than that.

    Before i say this laptop is screwed can anyone else thing of things to try...

    Thanks

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    The actual backlight tubes?

    Ben

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    ill test it, will need to swap the screens over.
    @plexer

    Thanks, fiddley task but you are right, the screen is broken.
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    The backlights are cold cathode tubes and site in channels on each side or above and below the panel you can get replacement tubes.

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    Hmmmm, will have another look later, though im going to see if it still has warranty which i should have checked before... Ooops.

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    Screens are only £30-£40 new.

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    I wish they were. I have just got a like for like model price for this screen... £150 ish.. :O

    I too thought they would be as cheap as chips

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    Still not exactly cheap, but £82 on Toshiba Satellite L300 where we get our normal spares. Still dearer than I'd like though!

    Steve

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    Its not a L300, i thought it was... its a L450... D'oh... though i had, had a very stressfull week.

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    Ouch yeah, the 450's are ~£115 ExVAT..

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    One of my suppliers has managed to get one for me for £81.00 so alls good. Should be here tomorrow too.

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