I have a Gateway MX7120 with an ATI X300M video. Periodically, the display will flicker and go dark. I can just barely see the display and if I close the lid and reopen the lid the display is good. Is the back light going bad or the display croaking out.
contact gateway to see if they have a replacement lcd. it depends on how much money you have available for a new laptop, versus how much this one is worth to you.
replacing a screen is easy for me, but ive taken apart many, many notebooks. not so easy for a beginner.