Hello guys , I just registered here to reply you on the same issue ,"Monitor Problem with TOSHIBA A70" , the exact problem mentioned by MojoRT has just happened to my new notebook, it's one week old. Well , I am a techincal guy and I need a powerful machine to work on, my previous one was Compaq Evo800v . it was great compared to this Toshiba model. we bought a batch of this model and we will return them ALL. please if anyone has any opinion for a good model of IBM,Dell or Toshiba(Not A70) , let me know and I will apperciate it.