All of a sudden, two things happened:
1, The computer now has no sound. I went into device mgr etc and it states there is "no sound device", even though the sound driver is apparently installed and "works".
Although I don't know for sure, I believe the sound card may be part of the motherboard.
In the event it is not, my question is are there external sound card that can be puot on this computer, without the horror of trying to open up the laptop?
2, The screen display does also not work now. I know that on most monitors there is a flimsy connector behind the screen, which I have fixed on IBM computers when this happens, however, this screen does not appear to come apart easily. Before this, the screen, for a long time, had a white line down the middle, vertically, which I understand was the first sign of beginning to fail.
On this laptop, also, I do not see a ribbon
going into the screen, although there conceivably could be one somehow threaded through the screen hinges. I'm sure it is a connector problem because sometimes it will come on.
I am using an external monitor now, which works fine, but I would like someone's knowledgeable advice on how to get to the screen ribbon connector, without ruining the screen. Frankly, these laptops are a pain in the neck to work on.
I would appreciate advice on both of the above. Thanks
Edited by hamluis, 22 September 2012 - 06:09 PM.
Moved from XP to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.