"James" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote
>> Hi. My old Toshiba Tecra 8100 laptop has developed this fault with one
>> whitish thin green line running vertically from top to bottom of screen
>> on the right hand side near to the middle of the LCD Screen and I am
>> trying to fathom out if this fault is to do with the LCD Screen itself or
>> the Inverter module so I know what to replace.
>> I have already replace the laptop main board (due to a different fault)
>> but the laptop screen still has this vertical line there. So its not the
>> graphics chip at fault on the main board and also when I plug an external
>> monitor into the VGA port the line doesn't appear on the external
>> Must be either Inverter or LCD Panel but which one????
>> A video of the fault I have uploaded here on youtube so you can see
>> whereabouts it is and how the line looks like:
> AIUI the inverter board provides the higher voltage required for the
> backlight. The line you describe usually indicates a bad LCD. Maybe it's
> time for a new laptop?
its a cracking little laptop apart from this bstard annoying little line
down the screen - if it is an LCD screen it needs and I can get it cheap
then I would rather do that than buy a new laptop. I just replaced the main
board on this laptop, managed to get one off ebay UK for 30.00 Euro
including postage - not bad at all.