I recognize this is most likely not a software error and likely lies in one of the hardware components.
However, about 3 months ago I replaced the LCD screen on this laptop. The company which I bought it through provided a 12 month warranty. Before I contact them, I would like to verify that the problem is most likely the LCD screen and not the inverter.
As a side note, I have discovered that sometimes, if I unplug the power source to the machine, the monitor will switch off. Reconnecting the power source will fix the monitor.
Any comments? I recognize its impossible to diagnose hardware remotely, but it would be nice to know if there is a high probability it could be a component other then the LCD screen.