So my old laptop, (a Gateway MX6025) has been replaced. One of the reasons I replaced it is that the lid started doin a funny thing about a year or so ago. You open it up to a 95°+ (_/) position to the keyboard and turn it on, if you just slight start to move the lid toward closing, the backlight goes off. I tinkered with all the power/hibernate/screensaver settings I could find to no avail. Once this problem occurs, you must close the lid all the way, then reopen it carefully a few degrees beyond 95° > (_/) being careful not to pull it back by accident and the backlight will stay on.
I'm thinking of opening the screen to see if there is a switch inside that is loose or something. There is no outside type switch so it must be something inside. Should I just leave well enough alone, us it as a back up. For the kids. And not mess with it?
Any thoughts? Advise?
I would appreciate any constructive input.