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Anther thing to try is external monitor to see if the backlight is
failing intermittently. If you are having the RAM problem its
associated with cold/bad solder joints and needs reworked. This
problem plagues a ton of Sonys and a few other manufacturers babys.
Try pulling the RAM from slot 2, Hit the reset button (w/power and
battery disconnected) If the external monitor does not work. If you
need help we are available also if you cannot do the repairs