When I cracked the screen of my TravelMate 6293 laptop, I could still use my VGA output connected to an external monitor.
I ordered a replacement screen, the same part number (B121EW09 v.1, only difference glossy (v.0) instead of matte (v.1), but guaranteed compatible).
As soon as I get the new screen, I connect it, start up and... NOTHING
No screen output at all, no internal nor external screen... The light goes on, the fan works, but I can't see the harddisk working (no led), Windows doesn't seem to start. It just hangs there. (No beep). Rebooting doesn't help, none of the keystrokes I tried did anything.
I tried some of the instant fixes that go around on the net (drain the cmos), but that didn't have any other effect than it going into a repeated reboot (twice) routine before it hangs.
I *really* hope this rings a bell to some one... so far I can't find anything about this specific problem
Somehow it's as if something happened in the BIOS and now it stays stuck since it can't find an output.. (is that possible ?)
One detail I noticed after the initial screen broke, at some point the external screen reverted to a lower resolution.
What I recall happened was that I reconnected the old screen, thinking that was the good thing to do, restarted.... no output at all. Re-deconnected the screen and rebooted... external screen came on, but in lower resolution. Windows would recognize the external screen as '1/2', both 1 and 2 at the same time....
I filmed the reboot routine, hoping maybe the timing could mean something. This is what happens after I switch on the power: (hand-timed so 'relatively' accurate...)
2 s - off; 6 s - ON; 5 s - off; 9 s - ON; 5 s - off; ON (indefinite)
I'm not sure if it did the reboot routine the first time I connected the replacement screen... actually yeah I really think it did.
Thanks in advance for any (all) the help I can get.