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I have an ASUS GS2, when powered up the screen will randomly come on, it usually remains black? I am fairly knowledgable with computers and would like to try and fix it since I do not know if it is worth taking it into a repair shop. Any suggestions as to what the problem is or where I would begin troubleshooting the problem. Is is worth the money to have it reparied if it is not something I can do??

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Simple test to determine if the problem is hard or soft: try to boot into the BIOS. If you can then the problem is soft - just a reinstall will fix that.
If you can't then it's hard and now you must determine if the problem is in the connections to the LCD panel or the backlighting: light the screen with a powerful flashlight - if you can see the normal image then the backlighting has failed - you must dismantle the screen and find out why, most likely the connections inside the panel are loose . In that case to fix it you must dismantle the LCD screen and reseat (or resolder) the wires.
If you can't see the image then the connecting wires that go thru the hinge are loose - reseat or replace them.
Yes, it's worth the money (a connecting wire loom will cost you less than $50), yes, you can do it yourself - all you need is a screwdriver and some time to do the job properly, without rushing.

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