Someone I know had their laptop in hibernation mode for a few hours today - when they attempted to resume the computer, the LCD screen was blank.
I restarted the computer several times and can hear the fan and see the CPU lights on the case light up so the computer is starting up.
I disconnected the cable for the LCD and reseated it with no luck. I removed the battery and RAM and also had no luck.
When I connected an external monitor to the laptop and rebooted the screen would display the Windows XP "windows is starting" screen but had horizontal and vertical flickering lines - and would turn off before the login screen.
Does anyone have any clues?