Howdy all - I just purchased a beautiful almost mint corporate return r40 off of a seller on Ebay for a great price ($30+ $15 s/h). Unfortunately the display is bad (was stated as good). The seller is willing to refund me but I'm going to have a pretty hard time finding such a nice machine at such a price if I can fix the video. I happen to have another R40 here with some problems but a good display.
When placing the ac adapter into the machine the screen goes immediately white (before turning the unit on). When I start it booting the screen pretty shortly starts flashing madly and after a number of minutes goes black.
I plugged the machine into an external display and even when all the nasties are going on the external display is perfect which means to me that the problem is the LCD or associated hardware and not the video circuitry.
So, after all the above blah, blah, can some one tell me what piece(s) other than the actual LCD screen (I'm aware of the inverter also) might be bad and causing the problem or would the problem be limited to one or both of those parts (lcd/inverter)?
Thanks in advance, esp. for sitting through the ramble