Hello all, long time lurker, first time poster. I am having an issue that is similar to this post http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/72884-35-laptop-black-screen-help The laptop turns on, the backlight lights but no display. I have tried hooking up an external monitor, as well as hooking it to my tv via hdmi with no luck. I assumed it was going to be a bad motherboard/video chip problem. So i ordered a motherboard, no dice. same exact issue. Being as it was used, i sent it back and got another one from a different person. This on included a new cpu/fan, installed it last night, still the same result.
In my troubleshooting i have tried:
Switching the ram Reseating the RAM Installing new RAM Two Different Motherboards A new CPU With no cd rom drive With no hard drive With new hard drive I have tried booting from ubuntu I have tried with lcd screen not hooked up but with external monitor
I am out of ideas? Could BIOS be trashed? Is that even possible? Is there anyway to reload it with no display?