Toshiba Blank LCD and Recovery

I hope I explain this right. The LCD Screen on laptop went out. Can run using other monitor VGA mode. Had to do a total recovery on laptop but cant get screen to stay on Desktop VGA mode to continue process of recovery. After Windows, box comes up wanting to change resolution. How can I get screen to not change? Thanks to anyone and everyone that replies. I had an account on here before and found it and everyone on here very helpful
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  1. Of possible, start in Safe Mode (press F8 before Windows starts) change video res to what you want (it may claim you can't because it's in Safe Mode -- ignore). Restart in normal mode.
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    Of possible, start in Safe Mode (press F8 before Windows starts) change video res to what you want (it may claim you can't because it's in Safe Mode -- ignore). Restart in normal mode.



    I do go to safe mode and hit Start Up in VGA Mode, maybe Im missing something. I will try again. Thanks for replying. :)
  3. If your LCD on the laptop is out, doing a system restore won't help if that is what you are trying to do to fix the issue. You either need a new Backlight, a new Inverter or a whole new LCD pannel.
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    Of possible, start in Safe Mode (press F8 before Windows starts) change video res to what you want (it may claim you can't because it's in Safe Mode -- ignore). Restart in normal mode.



    That didn't work but let my explain step by step what I do and what happens.

    1. Power up holding the FN and F5 so I can use desktop monitor since laptop lcd is gone.
    2. When Tosiba window comes up I let it run to Windows then it automatically switchs back to blank laptop lcd

    So I try to do this

    1. Power up holding the FN and F5 to use desktop monitor
    2. Let the Toshiba window come up then hit F8
    3. Enable VGA Mode and the Windows sign comes up then a box saying it needs to adjust resolution. After that it goes back to the laptop blank screen again.

    I started a recovery on the laptop using the desktop monitor just fine but once it had to restart itself I can't get back in to complete recovery. How can I keep the desktop monitor from switching back to the blank white laptop screen? :(
  5. hang-the-9 said:
    If your LCD on the laptop is out, doing a system restore won't help if that is what you are trying to do to fix the issue. You either need a new Backlight, a new Inverter or a whole new LCD pannel.


    I was doing a recovery because Im trying to restore old laptop. I will explain step by step what I do and what happens.

    1. Power up holding the FN and F5 so I can use desktop monitor since laptop lcd is gone.
    2. When Tosiba window comes up I let it run to Windows then it automatically switchs back to blank laptop lcd

    So I try to do this

    1. Power up holding the FN and F5 to use desktop monitor
    2. Let the Toshiba window come up then hit F8
    3. Enable VGA Mode and the Windows sign comes up then a box saying it needs to adjust resolution. After that it goes back to the laptop blank screen again.

    I started a recovery on the laptop using the desktop monitor just fine but once it had to restart itself I can't get back in to complete recovery. How can I keep the desktop monitor from switching back to the blank white laptop screen?
  6. Get a mouse and keyboard to use with the laptop. Connect the external monitor. Turn on the laptop, then close the lid. It should boot up and use the external monitor as the main streen. You may need to check the BIOS to see if you can disable the laptop going to standby if the lid is closed. That may be the only catch.

    If you keep the lid closed, the laptop and Windows setup may just see the external monitor as the only display and not lose the picture.
  7. hang-the-9 said:
    Get a mouse and keyboard to use with the laptop. Connect the external monitor. Turn on the laptop, then close the lid. It should boot up and use the external monitor as the main streen. You may need to check the BIOS to see if you can disable the laptop going to standby if the lid is closed. That may be the only catch.

    If you keep the lid closed, the laptop and Windows setup may just see the external monitor as the only display and not lose the picture.



    Wow that is a Great idea!!! Gonna give it a try. Wish me luck. New question-------can a laptop CD/DVD player be used and connected to a desktop tower? :??:
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