Nice job ! And the time/date thing is what you want to see after a full flash or cmos reset; means you're running a 'fresh' bios. Nope, but you could mention NBR if people need help fixing things or seek buying advice (the WNSIB? section is great for that). Either way; traffic makes the advertisers happy and pays for the upkeep of the forum. It's sure to help fellow users of the system, so it would be very welcome. The photo will be a lifesaver, same for the one of the vbios or ec. We haven't pinned down which one it is for, btw; if you can upload the dump then we'll know that as well. That's because there's a small neodymium magnet in the bezel which flips a reed switch located right opposite the magnet when you close it: Spoiler: magnet and reed switch Take a refrigerator magnet and hover it over/off the switch area and you'll know instantly why it was such a great invention. Anyway, with a laptop screen it's a switch that breaks the 'backlight-on' pin of the display cable, meaning that it's always powered on unless the magnet is close to the switch. Btw, the switch only powers down the backlight, but usually not the lcd itself since the backlight consumes 2/3ths of the power. So with the refrigerator magnet (and display open) you can still spot a faint image on the screen. This is a nice way to know how to tell the difference between an lcd that is truly off and one that has a defective backlight (or stuck reed switch). Hmm ... a better-designed system would also turn off the lcd, but it'd take a slightly more complicated circuit. There's no single wire for that on the display cable and you can't turn off the complete display output since you'd also kill the signal to any monitor hooked up. A single, extra relay would work though, so guess most manufacturers can't be bothered with that.