Screen went black on my laptop. I was desperate and took the screen apart. Turns out it was a loose ribbon cable on the back of the LCD panel. It's been fine ever since.
That's worth checking before you scrap it.
Young enough to think I can. Old enough to know I shouldn't. Stupid enough to do it anyway
'13 Duc Multi GT, '10 Vstrom 1k, '10 705cc KLR