Sticky posts about general troubleshooting and a lot about disassembly of toshiba units.
My thought is that you should disassemble it and watch carefully for possible cables with exposed copper (easy to fix!) and more.
Button it back up and hope. Motherboard tend to run as much as a new laptop.
Toshiba A205-S5000 Laptop running Vista
Most of the time the screen remains blank when I turn it on - the rest of the laptop seems to work though (I hear things buzzing and whatnot)
No flicker or anything - just completely blank.
Sometimes the screen will come on and the computer seems fine, but when I bend the screen at all forward or backwards a blue screen comes up and it restarts.
The error messages that come up change every time, so I don't think they are relevant...but I can list them if someone thinks they will help.
External monitor doesn't help when the screen is blank...works fine when the screen works.
People have told me probably the motherboard. Or maybe an exposed wire to the screen is short circuitting other things.
I am willing to open the laptop up and look around, but obviously I'm not super savvy.
Thanks for any help.