|My grandfather gave me a laptop explaining that it wouldn't work any more so he bought a new one. Said he took it to the "geek squad" and they told him it was a bad motherboard.|
I plug it up and it will boot fine, does POST, but the video on the built-in LCD display stops after POST.
I plugged in an external monitor and it works just fine displaying everything on the external, so it isn't the video card.
I did the Fn-Power test and it displays on the LCD just fine. At the moment, it is actually running the diagnostics and hasn't failed anything so far. It has been running diagnostics now for 40 minutes with no LCD display problems.
I generally don't work on laptops because their tiny parts don't work well with my big hands. Can someone tell me what is broken so I can fix it? I can use it hooked up to my external monitor, but that's annoying.
Oh, and the audio doesn't seem to work either. Made sure nothing was muted and made sure drivers were loaded, but no audio. This is a secondary issue, want the video problem covered first.
Thanks in advance