Recently, my netbook's screen started doing something strange. As the screen changed angles (like when opening the screen), sometimes the screen would go black. The backlight would still be on, there would simply be no image.
This got steadily worse, until today it got so bad I decided I should do something about it. Being not afraid of the inside of my netbook, I popped it open and poked around the inside.
The cable that connected the screen did not appear to be loose or snagged anywhere that turning the screen would affect. In fact everything look fine, but the screen still blanked when it was open more than about 90 degrees.
Eventually something did change: The screen stopped coming on at all. The backlight would still be on, just no image. Wiggling the connection to the motherboard that appears to carry both power for the backlight and the data for the screen, I could make it alternate between no backlight, black with backlight, and white with backlight, but no image.
The system boots fine to an external monitor, and this is not a software issue, because it occurs during the boot up sequence. The netbook is a Asus EeePC 1015 PEM. The "warranty void if removed" sticker is long gone, because it was in the way of upgrading the harddrive to an SSD (really Asus? Really?).
I would like to get my screen working again. Any ideas?