I have read a few related threads and nothing hits my problem right on the head.
My wife spilled a few drops of soda on her Dell laptop LED screen. Soon after, the screen went black, but you can faintly see images. When I plug into external monitor, it works fine, so it's not video. I have tried the "unplug battery and hold power button for 60 seconds" and that didn't work. I took out panel and there does not seem to be any liquid damage, but I'm not an expert.
I can swap the panel or inverter, just don't know which it is and don't want to just throw money into something that won't fix it. Local computer shop wants $250-300, and they don't even do the fixing, they send it off to Chicago!!
I've seen a flowchart somewhere online showing if this has/has not happened, go to this item in the chart, etc. That helped me determine it could be the inverter. Any help would be appreciated!