I tried reinstalling the old screen, but the lights aren't coming to that one either. So it seems there must be a problem with some other hardware (I'm guessing the graphics card). My guess is that there was a compatibility issue between my laptop (the 30A-A2's) graphics card and the new screen (30A) which caused the graphics card to die.
So, a couple of questions:
1. Do my (mostly uneducated) guesses sound right?
2. Any chance I could just buy the corresponding graphics card for the new screen and have it work with the rest of my hardware? Is there any way I could go about finding this out without having to make the purchase first?
Infinite thanks to whomever can help me out.
EDIT: I'm doing some more research and I'm starting to get the sense that it's not the graphics card that's damaged (since both models run on the Intel GMA X4500HD). Bear with me, I'm not so well-versed in hardware. Would it be the motherboard that's damaged? In that case, would replacing it not be worth my trouble?
Edited by Frubert, 02 May 2012 - 03:03 AM.