LCD screen on laptop fades to white
Posted on 2006-03-29
I've got a Dell X300 laptop with a screen problem.
The problem started when the bag the laptop was in was dropped in the ocean, and the laptop got slightly wet.
Most of the time when I turn the laptop on the screen is initially all bright white and will stay that way.
There hard disk activity lights are blinking and it appears that windows is booting normally despite the lack of video signal.
If I leave it off and unplugged for a while and turn it on then the LCD looks perfect for about 10 seconds. As the computer starts to boot (but at no specific time) the screen appears to bleed back into full on bright white.
I replaced the inverter at the recommendation of another. Now I have ordered a new video signal cable to see if that is the problem.
My questions are:
1. If the LCD screen can display an good image for 10 seconds then is it ok?
2. If I hook up an external monitor and it doesn't display anything what does that tell me?
3. How do I ensure that the external monitor port is enabled?
Thanks in advance