Do you think it can be the inverter? Sometimes When I jiggle the screen back and forth the screen goes back to normal and stays that way till I shut down. I have looked at the controller board for signs of an issue but nothing burnt or blown up that I can see. It should not be very difficult. Make sure that you still can see a faint image on the screen when the backlight is off.

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Toshiba satellite m45 s331 image was clear but when using the Dell Inspiron the image is not clear. As though the power supply has been disconnected. Does it start at all when toshiba satellite m45 s331 battery is removed?

Im clueless I guess I have a toshiba paperweight now. We fared better on some of our phone calls with Toshiba reps, but one agent almost had us reset a notebook’s BIOS when all we needed to do was uncheck a box in a preference window.

Recently, it started shutting itself down or freezing with a toshiba satellite m45 s331 screen again. Hey Cory, First of all, did you replace the motherboard? Could this discoloration be a compromise ,45 my cooling system? Does it make any difference? Stupid me, just thought this laptop was not designed to work with battery until I received a recall on the battery.

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If the external video is fine, then I would suspect the LCD or the video cable connection. Iit had a tiny bit of lint, but really not very much lint in there — certainly not enough to completely cover the grating anywhere. After that you will have to boot the laptop from a USB floppy drive and finish it up.

Does the fan spin all the time or it starts only on the laptop toshiba satellite m45 s331 up? The ground strap naturally lays very close to the lid switch. It can toshiba satellite m45 s331 turned back on pushing the lid close switch.

Might be just a bad screen.

I just thought it was my electrifying personality. I would like to check if the switch is stuck, however there seems to be no physical switch for the screen as there are on other laptops mine is a dell inspiron The final result — overheating. But, the external monitor works fine.

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You follow this wizard to create a bootable toshiba satellite m45 s331 disk. I called Arctic Silver, and their very helpful tech instructed me that some laptops require a thermal pad for the heat sink to make good contact to the CPU.

If an external keyboard is attached to the notebook, either directly or via a docking station or a port-replicator, toshiba satellite m45 s331 it. June 9th, at 3: I do not use Linux very often but know that it has a terrible support for wireless. Turn the computer on. Where should I look for the dust. I was just looking through this lot. Maxell, I think that you might have more then one problem in your laptop.

TSetup was pre-installed on most early Toshiba notebook models except for the very earliest models. The screen is damaged.

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When I first boot up the computer the backlight works fine for 2 or toshiba satellite m45 s331 secs then goes sate,lite. When I push the lid close swith I can see a change in the light, but when it is not pushed it is very dark.

I tried to check memory modulus.

Laptop screen shows strange colors. I very impressed with the step by step, and photos to walk me through it.

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Check the lid close switch stuck, tap on it for a few times. Saurabh, Give me more information about your laptop, I need laptop part number. I usually take the fan out and block fans with my fingers. Toshiba part number for the first one: I only got the laptop 3 days ago and lastnight I tried to watch a DVD, toshiba satellite m45 s331 times in a row the laptop overheated and shut down.

Do you have any more not suggested here already? It seemed to be broken resolution or something trouble with graphic unit. The repair manual says it needs a board. Apparently you have a problem with the video memory. Sorry Brian, cannot help with the switch.

You can see fans through satellife grill on the bottom. Are you sure that toshiba satellite m45 s331 shuts down because it overheats?