Over the past several months, I have noticed that the monitor on my laptop seems to be red when I first turn the computer on. Then it slowly "fades" into view. And finally is completely bright--a nice cheery LCD monitor.
Well, a couple of days ago, after I undocked it, the screen suddenly went black. PANIC. So I re-docked it, and the LCD shone as brightly as ever.
Then, yesterday, I took the laptop to a meeting, opened and turned it on. . .and it slowly faded to black.
Brought it back home, docked it and it was fine. It seemed to be when I closed it, while undocked, and reopened it, was when the problem occurred.
Well, last night, the LCD screen faded to black and stayed. . .that. . .way.
GASP. Air, I need air. Stand back. H-E-L-P!
Well, that woke me up early, and now am using my husband's computer that will soon be going to work with him.
Next steps? Stay tuned.
My husband went shopping, first on the Internet, then to a store that sells office supplies. There he purchased an external monitor, which I set up this afternoon, so I am now back on the Internet. The next step will be to call the manufacturer of my laptop--the replacement for IBM--and see what it would take to fix it, and where it needs to go to be fixed.