I am completely in love with this laptop, it has become like a second mind to me, so I would like to systematically try everything I can to revive it.
The problem started a few weeks ago when I was running XP pro and I started getting screen glitches like freezing for seconds and then moving and freezing again, and sometimes the monitor would turn off entirely and refuse to turn back on until i rebooted, and sometimes even then I had to restart a few times to get the monitor to turn back on. So I figured a format/reinstall was in order, but after I did so, the frequency of black screens increased, until it stopped turning on alltogethor. My original thought was it to be a bios problem, or a hardware problem, but I'm not much of a hardware guy, and there isn't anything I can do for bios if it's not even showing me a bootup screen.
Before I start tearing it apart and screw myself beyond repair, what should I try first, and what do I need to look for?
I am forever in your debt if you help me. Not to mention im a college student and much too dependant on my computer, and with finals coming up time is certainly a factor. In the meantime ill search around on this forum for similar threads.