posted on May, 17 2006 @ 11:56 AM
I have an update on my problem.
I managed to get a new base unit (motherboard, processor and plastic base) on Ebay all for £45 - really good buy if you ask me. I plugged it all in,
and it worked!
Then another problem came along, the first time it powered up fine and loaded Windows. Second time, the screen flashed and went off whilst the
computer was still running. It was still running, just no video.
I plugged it into an external monitor and it was fine, so it was the screen where the problem existed. I didn't want to splash out for another
screen, since it was a mate (he's paying, but he didn't want to buy a new screen).
I eventually fixed this problem... It turned out to be the flex cable in the LCD screen loosely wrapped - well, I am guessing that was the problem -
either way, it's fixed now anyway. I just hope it's fixed for a long time and will not go again.
Just thought I'd update interested people. Thank you for all your help.