Yesterday i turned it on and the BIOS splash screen came up fine, then the rest loading into XP and the OS itself it very dim and can be barely made out.
Immediately suspected the inverter so went to work getting to it.
Further playing this morning and if i toggle the screen input button (FN+F4) i can get the desktop to flash up for anywhere between 1-5 seconds depending on where the inverter is, i can manipulate the wires, put pressure on the board and it can stay on for upto 5 secs, then it goes back to its dim dispaly.
When the display shows properly though for the brief period after performing the above, it flickers and there is a buzzing sound.
I thought the buzzing sound was from the inverter, but after moving that to the other side of the laptop i can confirm the sound is coming from the bottom left hand corner of the screen itself.
Does anybody have any suggestions/thoughts on what it could be?
Post #1 - loose connection maybe - i took out the actual LCD panel a few moments ago and have reseated everything and its staying on for longer now, i can see the backlight flicking still when looking at the rear of the LCD panel itself. Maybe dodgy power from the inverter?
Post #2 - it deffo is nothing to do with brightness control, the display is dim so that it has to be directly under a lightbult/torch to vaugely make out whats on the screen , normal classic inverter problems but the buzzing from the lower left corner of the screen is throwing me!
Post #3 - Can get the display to briefly flash up if i toggle the screen output button 3 times but then it goes dim within a few seconds again accompanied by a buzzing as though something is shorting or some interference from somewhere
Just to add aswell i cant actually get it to output to an external monitor, although it may be a setting in the BIOS but i cant see the BIOS screen to make any changes! :)