The Toshiba Satellite C850 is a 15.6-inch notebook with a choice of either AMD or Intel processors. It has USB 3.0 and can be configured with up to a 1TB HDD for storage and discrete graphics.

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Possible garbage display issue - is it my video card or monitor?

Hi guys! Need your help pls. My Toshiba C850 screen suddenly became faded or distorted (for lack of a more techincal term. Pls look at attached images here) while i was playing Darksiders 2. Initially the screen would intermittently turn to a faded green-like display then goes back to normal in about 5 seconds as im playing games like 2k14 or darksiders. But this would only happen like once a day. Now it wont go back to normal. I noticed this after receiving new windows updates 2 weeks ago. I used system restore to have the updates undone but to no avail. Could my video card be defective? Or is it my screen? Im on windows 7 home premium with an AMD Radeon HD 7610M graphics card. Help!

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Aj De Rosa, not sure where you attached the images to. Use this guide to add images. It is possible that it is your GPU, but it is also possible that it is your LCD. To help with the trouble shooting, attach an external monitor to your computer. If the image is okay on an external, then you will know that your GPU is okay and the error is in your LCD circuitry. If it does not show properly, the error is GPU related and will require board level repair. Hope this helps, good luck.

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hi! thanks for the response sir! ya just figured how to attach the images, hehe.. im gonna try to connect it to our tv via hdmi later.. ill update you soon as i can.. ^^

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Ei, just connected it to our tv thru hdmi and ya, looks like its an LCD issue after all., display is ok thru the tv., u think the monitor should be changed? Or can it still be repaired?

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By your images, it looks like the only way to repair it for the DIY'er is to replace the LCD

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check the LCD Cable at First, If its fixed correctly and still the same problem change the LCD cable and here if it doesn't change anything check the LCD TFT.

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