Toshiba satellite P200-144

  jenna76 18:46 24 Oct 2008

My husband was using his computer earlier and it was working fine. He has now lost the screen. Everything is loading up ok but the actual screen is not working

Have you got any advice?

  cream. 18:51 24 Oct 2008

The back light or the inverter may have gone. Press the Fn button with the F8 key and see if the screen lightens.

If this is a no,

Shine a torch onto the screen and see if you can see a dim display.

Or connect an external monitor to the vga or svideo outlet at the rear. If the screen boots on the monitor it looks like a backlight fault.

If it is this, hopefully it is still under warranty as it is a newish model.

  karmgord 19:42 24 Oct 2008

has it an external connection ,check if it can show an image on an external lcd or crt monitor

  laurie53 21:25 24 Oct 2008

On my Tosh 200 Function + F1 toggles`screen blanking.

  chub_tor 21:32 24 Oct 2008

Toshiba uses Fn-F5 to toggle between the laptop LCD and an external display

  jenna76 23:48 24 Oct 2008

Thank you he says he has tred the fn f5 way but not working.

  jenna76 09:29 25 Oct 2008

When he turns it on he can hear the tune it makes when it powers up. He does not get anything on the screen at all. And all the lights are on as well. Do you think the actual screen has gone?

  laurie53 09:34 25 Oct 2008

Has he tried Fn + F1?

It's a security feature.

  jenna76 10:01 25 Oct 2008

Yes he has tried that.

  jenna76 10:47 25 Oct 2008


He has taken the computer to the shop where he brought it from and they have told him the backlight has gone so it will take 2 weeks for it to be repaired.

My situation is still unresolved but thank you for your help regarding this matter.

  cream. 10:17 26 Oct 2008

That's usually the cause, hopefully it's still under warranty like I said in the first reply.

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