My laptop is booting up in red instead of black and the display has lots of red and pink lines. Some pages are very difficult to view.
I've researched this online and the only news I've been getting is bad news. My Toshiba Satellite is only about 18 months old. Although it sold for $899, I got a big rebate. Still, any computer should last for a few years. My HP desktop with a 266mhz Celeron processor that came with Win95 never had any problems. Like me, it just got too slow to be very useful.
Any suggestions will be appreciated. By the way, this has happened before except the lines usually disappeared after a while. When I saw the lines in the past, it was always after removing or installing the battery. Toshiba told me to make sure I never keep my battery in the laptop when I'm plugged into an electrical outlet, which is why I kept removing it, although many experts disagree. Their manual for the A80/A85 says that this will overcharge the battery. I know a lot of people who never remove the battery. I wonder if dust got on the terminals, but at this point I have no idea what went wrong. Maybe it's totally unrelated to this LCD problem.
First my teeth, then my car, now my computer. Whoever said money isn't important in life obviously had way too much of it!!
I have a terrible, sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach that a red boot is a very bad sign. I have to use my computer every day and night for work and a laptop is highly recommended. I got the name of a computer repair shop from a friend, but if it will cost a lot, I'd rather invest in a new one. I also would rather buy a desktop and a monitor. I hope this keeps running for a few weeks. After I reach a certain level at the new company I signed up with, I'll get a laptop from them. If all goes well, that should take about 2 to 3 months.