hi all, i'm new to the site. I'm a young computer technician and i specialize more in desktop computers rather than laptops but i've been getting many laptops this days. I got here a dell inspiron 8000; problem is that when powering on screen gets beige...is not white or gray but beige....theres no image there rather than that color....if i plug in a monitor i can perfectly see dell logo and etc there...but nothing on the laptop screen....i've checked the connections in the video card which is an ATi one, and there's no scratches or cuts or anything visibly damaged. i took the screen out and everything is connected, just that a yellow tape that sticks the video data cable to the back of the screen is slightly removed....as i know from the owner, he took it to another tecnician before for other problem, this guy screwed it up more returning it with the screen this way....anyway, i was wondering, is this screen damaged for good taking the fact that cables look good and that i have video in the monitor output? or could there be a problem with the ATi card connector? (doesn't look in bad shape either). Thanks for any comment.