Having problems with your Toshiba Satellite A135-S4527 Notebook ?

Tried formatting now to display Toshiba Satellite

\015 I have an old Toshiba Satellite ( ps170u - 00084H) that i recently re-found. It had a lot of unnecessary programs and such on it so i decided i was going to reformat it, put windows xp on it and start fresh. However, when i went to go reformat it, during the process after when it asks you if you would like to partition the drives the computer display just shut off. At that point i tried testing using an offhand monitor but could not get any display response. So i restarted. Now it won't show anything. Now, when i start the computer i can hear everything running, and it sounds all gravy, just the display stays black, not even a flicker.In my head, i think maybe when it was in the middle of reformatting and i had to end up restarting when there was no other option, in my head, that it possibly messed the bios up. It is an old computer, and may keep the bios on the motherboard, but really. I do not know. Any information, suggestions, or comments would be appreciated. Thanks.\015

Answers :

Hi,
It sounds more like a problem at the inverter end, probably dry joints on the coil or a cable has disconnected from it. Either way you will have to remove the screen bezel (plastic screen surround) to get to the inverter. The inverter is an elongated circuit board under the screen itself, just check that the cables are connected, if they are disconnect the cables and remove any screws holding the inverter to the lid and take it out.
Look at the back of the inverter for the coil (it will have copper wires coming from it) and re-solder the points around the coil, put back the inverter and connect the cables to it and turn on the laptop.
You will probably find the display works fine and you can re-assemble the screen bezel and carry on with your install.



Good luck.

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