Are you a laptop troubleshooter? I need some advice.
I have an Averatec 6100 series laptop I bought back in 2004.
It has worked great until it just went BLACK SCREEN. My wife was using it and it just all the sudden went black. It was still on and running but you could not see anything on the screen.
I tried to hook it up to my monitor and it showed the bios averatec splash screen but would not do anything else.
Since I could see this Averatec splash screen I thought it might me a bad hard drive. So I bought a new one and put it in today and still nothing- BLACK SCREEN.
Could it be the video card?
Can you replace them on laptops? I did some searching and I read that video cards cannot be replaced unless it is a special type of MB.
Any of you have any idea on what I can try next.
Also if the video card is bad, trying to hook up another monitor won't work will it?
Core i7 2600K @ 3.4GHz
MSI P67A-GD65 DDR3
Corsair DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
XFX HD-6950 800M 1GB DDR5
DVDRW: LITE-ON SHW-160P6S
Win 7 64bit, SP-1