"Synapse Syndrome" <synapse[email protected]> wrote in message
> Juno <[email protected]> wrote:
>>>> I have just aquired an old Toshiba Tecra 8100, the screen is so dull
>>>> its unusable and I cant find how to adjust the brightness, I
>>>> suspect the screen is duff but does anyone know how to adjust the
>>>> brightness, its worth a try before dumping it.
>>> Are you sure that it's not the backlight that has failed?
>> I dont know, I dont really know much about laptops, if I look up close I
>> can just about see whats on the screen, is a backlight easy/cheap to
> Yeah, that does sound like the backlight has failed. In that situation,
> taking out into the sun actually makes visibility better,IIRC. It's not
> hard to replace if you have the part. The service manual, or an online
> guide will make disassembling the lid a lot easier.
Or the ribbon cable assembly has failed or been too tight and
pulled the mobo connector end loose or similar. Also inverters
for the backlight do pack up as well. Could be cheapest repair
to get the one offered previously and do a pick'n'mix repair ??