I've got a laptop which i brought cheap off someone as the screen isn't lighting up.. I thought mediately that the issue would be the inverter, so i brought a new inverter and swapped it out, but still the screen doesn't light up. So i looked at one of my other laptops and found that it had the same screen, tested on broken laptop and still no light, tested broken laptop screen on working laptop and worked perfectly.
I've checked the display output FN key as well as display brightness and the system totally boots up on screen but with no back light, external monitor works perfect.
Any idea's on what to test next? and it does this straight from boot.
 It's a Toshiba Satellite Pro A300-1DZ[/edit]
The ribbon cable carries power from the FL inverter into the LCD.
If it's been damaged the LCD might not be getting any power.
Thanks, I'll check the cable connection into the mobo for a starter.
The screen does show the image, just no backlight at all.. very weird.. Brought it for £50 so even if i cant get it up and working as an upgrade for my dad, i can still sell screen and the rest for a profit..
Got a similar problem. No display on Toshiba P500-1DZ so changed changed screen for a new one, new inverter and new screen ribbon cable. Still no display as such. Back light is on but on initial screen the word "windows" is broken up and kind of smeared to the right. The screen then goes black. I have hooked it up to an external screen and that works fine. I have downloaded all relivent drivers from Toshiba. Any ideas guys????