My HP DV8000 laptop has been having a problem overheating which has been causing it to shut down unexpectedly every few minutes. After much research I took the laptop apart last night to clean and check the fan. I never did find the fan but cleaned a bunch of dust and gunk out from inside the computer. I put everything back together exactly how I took it apart but now the screen will not work! I hooked up an external monitor and everything else seems to be working as before. I need someone to look at it and see what I did wrong as I need this laptop for Medicare Season which starts on October 15th! Money is an issue also so someone who is not too pricey would be great also. Oh it is still overheating too.
Tape - yes I realise that electric static can fry some of the components which is why I used anti-static wrist band.
Crodseth - there were two wires running from the display to the insides of the computer. I did not disconnect them as I did not want to go into it any further than I did as I had only done this once before and that was in class at ICC with an instructor standing by.