HELP! Sony Vaio PCV-W20 LCD problems
This is my first post to this great forum. I tried searching and could not find any info specific to my problem and am hoping you can help me.
I have a Vaio PCV-W20 that was purchased in 11/02 and has since been used in our kitchen for the wife and kids. It gets a pretty good daily work out.
A few months ago the screen went black. I initially thought it was a software issue until I realized I could just barely see windows in the lcd screen but it was very, very dark. Almost black.
I replaced the inverter and it fixed part of the problem but now I only get a visible screen for a few seconds and it goes black again.
For example this is what I see when the box boots up:
Sony splash screen for a 2 or 3 seconds
Bios screen loading 2 or 3 seconds
Black screen 15 to 20 seconds while HD is cranking along
Blue screen for 1 or 2 seconds
Black again even after I hear windows completly load.
I tried changing the display settings and each time I do I get an image for a brief second or two and then back to a black screen.
I tried booting into the bios screen on startup and the same thing occures, a visible image for a second or two and then black screen.
Anyone know whats wrong?