about a year ago, my laptop screen mysteriously stopped working. i think the monitor port may have caught a spark or something, but im not sure. i have an hp pavilion n5295 laptop. the screen on the laptop doesnt work, but i can see things on the screen just faintly enough to suspect that the backlight isnt on. right now, im using it by hooking a monitor up to it.
i want to switch to linux totalyl on this laptop, but the video system, possibly fried, causes more problems under linux than windows, on linux i cant go past 800x600 without weird things happening, but i can do the same thing on windows no problem.
i want to troubleshoot this screen because obviously it sucks to have a laptop if you need to drag a monitor around with it too
. does anyone know how to troubleshoot a laptop screen? i have access to oscopes and things like that, but i just dont know where to begin. and im afraid of taking it apart if im not sure of what im doing either.