I have an Acer Travelmate 2300 Series (2303LC) laptop. Sometimes the screen won't start at all. I don't think this is a back-light problem as I can't even see anything at all, even with a strong light pointed at the monitor.
Hooked up to an external monitor, the POST and windows startup screen shows only on the external monitor, and most of the time it's fine. The Laptop's own display ONLY then comes on when the Acer 'splash-screen' comes up, then stays on through the rest of the boot.
Could this be a bios problem?
Then sometimes, the display starts flashing quite fast, resembling a Television with a 'Verticle Hold' problem, does this for a while until the screen goes off all together. Then sometimes, it will restart normally, all be it once the Acer Logo (splash-screen) shows. The laptop can operate for two or three days sometimes without problem, then I could go through all these symptoms again.
Any advice would be very much appreciated