Euphoria, like all good things, must come to an end.
Of course, the day after I posted the most glowing feedback ever for the seller of my Latitude C600, what happens? I wake the thing up and there's a color predominately smeared over the screen. After an explative, I start to gently press around the plastic casing, and it goes away.
It would seem that it's the flex cable that connects the LCD to the mainboard, EXCEPT I can cause it, repeatedly without touching anything... just by putting it in standby and then waking it up.
I've been inside of it already, and I reconnected the ribbon, blew some compressed air into the connectors gently, reseated it all, no dice same problem. It would suck badly to go to the trouble to replace the ribbon cable, and have it change absolutely nothing.
But whatever it is, it is intermittent, because it's gone for now. But it ranges from that mere colour smearing, to the screen going distorted at its worst.
So, Think Tank o' Fritters, any thoughts?