>Model : 18XL380
>Specification : WinXP Pro 320M RAM
>Description : Started having issues while reading mail that the ATI
>Mobility AGP 2X driver had stopped responding and that I needed to
>restart. After a restart it would work again. Issue kept getting worse
>and eventually on the POST it present the 2 long and 1 short (I think)
>which I found indicated a problem witht the graphics card which seemed
>to make sense. Not wanting to put a lot of money into this laptop as it
>is about 5 years old I looked on Ebay for a used replacement mainboard.
>I found one cheap and installed it but the problem reappeared. So now I
>am trying to figure out whether the used board I got also had a bad
>graphics chip or it is something else. When I boot up screen on the
>laptop is just black but you can just see a faint outline of the
>"Compaq" logo and then goes to the Windows XP logo again very faint..
>once it passes this point though it is just completely black. So next I
>tried to hookup my external monitor to it and the first time I powered
>up after it had been off for overnight it came up to the desktop before
>going black. I seems like it gets worse after heating up for just a
>couple minutes. Now if I boot from a boot floppy disk with no real
>graphics, it will show on the external monitor only but half the
>text is missing.
>Is it ready for the parts bin or can anyone confirm either the board or lcd?