It's a Toshiba Satellite. But I think that it is the ribbon because when I change the angle of the display (I like to call it cover), it gets
I had a Toshiba Satellite A665-3DV6 that did the same thing...sorry to be the barer of bad news, but that entire series was prone to GPU/motherboard
failure. Mine overheated and fried. One thing you can do to test if its the graphics card dieing or not, would be to connect an external monitor to
the laptop via the VGA connection on the side. If you get output, chances are it's a problem with the monitor or its connections. If you get the same
type of behavior, you may have a bad motherboard or graphics processor.
Suppose I will give my couple pennies on this issue. I have been repairing computers since the 386 days. If the screen clears when you move the
"cover" most likely its a flex cable issue. Cheap and easy fix, youtube will give you a teardown on almost any model on the market. If that laptop
has been dropped the actual housing of the lcd could have a crack in it. This will cause what you are describing as well. If that is the case lcd
replacement would be the fix but still not too expensive on most laptops. The graphics card aslo can cause these symptoms as well as clearing up when
you move the lid. In that case your pretty well shot. As many have pointed out the easiest check is to plug it up to an external screen and see if
there is any issue. If the external doesn't flicker or anything when your wiggling the lid that would rule out the graphics card issue. If it
hasn't been abused, I would put money on the lcd flex cable. Toshiba has been pretty solid with warranty even as far as replacing a motherboard for
free on one I bought off ebay.
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