I had overheating problem with Toshiba Satellite P35 laptop and your guide helped fix it.
I have another issue with the LCD screen, 1/5th (right side) of the screen is completely white (off white) and it is only garbled at times, mostly though it stays solid white, both at BIOS and OS. If I hook up external Monitor, it looks fine (no white). I guess that means bad LCD screen? Do you have any suggestions on what to try before I shell out money for a new LCD if it’s even available?
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If the external monitor shows normal video, then apparently the problem is somewhere inside the display assembly. I would say that the problem is the screen itself, although there is a possibility of a bad video cable. You can try this. Grasp the top left and right corners of the screen with your left and right hands. Twist the screen into opposite directions (left corner goes toward you, right corner goes away from you and then backwards) to apply some tension on the screen. Do not twist too much or you can crack the screen. Do you see any changes in the video output, does the line disappears or it changes somehow? If the video on the right side is changing somehow, them most likely the screen is bad itself.
I would also try to reseat the video cable on the back of the LCD screen. It’s not very likely that reseating the cable will fix the problem, but I would try it first anyway before you spend any money. I’m positive that a new screen for your laptop is available, but it’s way too expensive. You can check for the screen part number when you reseating the video cable. It would be somewhere on the back of the screen and looks like: K0000023240 (you might have a different number). After that you can search on the internet by the part number.