My bf has an ASUS Zenbook UX31E. It has a flickering screen, and also 'the white screen of death'. I updated the Chipset and VGA while I managed to keep it running. Took it to the ASUS store today and it's just a few months expired warranty . He only switched it on and said the screen was dead and it would cost $500 in total to replace the screen!!
Now...I was thinking maybe it was just a loose cable inside? Should I open up the laptop myself? I have previously worked on laptops before (but years ago when I was young, the kind of laptops with the disconnecting battery). Usually on old laptops you remove the battery first to make sure all power is gone. This one has an internal battery inside. Would it be safe for me to open up this myself and take a look? Also I am just thinking of installing a new screen myself. What do you think?