let me 1st say I loved this laptop for the 1st 2 years I owned it.
I have a Toshiba 5105-s501 with a slightly different issue...
right from day one, I noticed I was unable to play games like counterstrike unless I used the power cord... using the battery to play game me about 10mins of uptime. I called toshiba (as this was a brand new $2700 laptop at the time) and thay actually had the agll to tell me that to get the performance, the lpatop used both the power cord and the battery... This was an out-and-out lie.
But I really didn't mind plugging in, so I let it go.
about a year ago, I began having an issue while playing a graphic intensive game (like HL2) where the screen would start acting-up by going light/dark/light, etc.. to my amazement, I noticed that the laptop was draining the battery while plugged in! once the battery hit zero charge, the screen went nuts and the unit shut-off. This problem continued to get worse to the point where eventually, the laptop would no longer power on at all.
I sent it to laptoponcall.com (based in Ohio).
they had the unit for 3 months. told me the cmos power chips were bad, had to wait for parts, etc.. eventually replaced the whole motherboard. the unit came back slopppily assembled and covered in scratches (don't ever use them), including a few on the screen. whatever. I was just happy to ahve my laptop back (as this is STILL the best lapto screen on the market.. even the latest laptops nowadays come with far inferior screens as far as resolution, brightness, and field of view are considered). the repair was just over $600
well, here I am 5 months later with the unit doing the same crap all over again. now I'm mad becasue they won't fix it again as they only warranty their work for 30days.
has anyone here figured-out how to use this screen on a desktop computer?