This is one of the famous Intel Pentium 4 2.4 GHz based laptops. Once you see ANY issue like that you know (well our office knows) it's time to take it apart to where we can get the heatsinks off. With the heatsinks off we clean up all the dust, lint and then apply fresh heatsink compound. Then build it all back up.
Usually we need to do this every few years.
A bad inverter's symptom is black, not white.
Hello, I have an older laptop, a Toshiba Satellite 2435-S255, and the monitor seems to be having some issues. Whenever I boot up windows, the boot up screen works fine, but usually right after windows finishes loading the screen starts to slowly bleed to complete whiteness. An external monitor works fine, even when the laptop screen is white. What is weird is that sometimes switching between external monitor and the laptop monitor will bring the image back up on my laptop. Also, if the screen on my laptop is white and I press the power button to hibernate the laptop, then the windows hibernating screen comes up just fine. I reformatted the laptop and it still does it. I tried reconnecting all the video cables inside as well.. my only other thought is that it could be a bad inverter, but I dont see why the bootup and hibernate screens would work just fine if that was the case. Any thoughts?