Hello! Last week, over an unimportant issue regarding transferring photos from my handheld to the pc, my Sony Vaio notebook XPsp3 & Blackberry got toasted. RIM walked me through the steps to their demise. New phone on the way, but I'm out of warranty on the notebook purchased in 2007. These are the events: I went to blackberry.com, via Chrome, & dl/d a new Blackberry Desktop Manager. That's all it took! During/or upon completion of the d/l the screen resolution & color ate it. Now when I logon I go to Display Properties>settings where it shows Display: Plug & Play Monitor on NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400, Screen resolution 1280 by 800 pixels (slider all the way toward More) & Color Quality at Lowest... I move this to Highest [32 bit] each time--it will not hold its setting. But it makes it appear quasi normal. While pc is on--don't have to be touching it--it intermittently flashes black, then the appearance prior to setting it to Highest, back to black, then quasi normal appearance. It just keeps recycling through this sequence. This is what I would like input on. I tried the other option Default Monitor, but it held neither the Screen resolution or the Color Quality at all. The notebook has an inherent issue with the touchpad & the aluminum palm rest. You lose control over the cursor. I've talked them once before into fixing it out of warranty--lasts 10 mos or so & returns. You never know when it will happen. Needs another touchpad part & the fix won't last-- only for another several mos time period. I told them, Sony & the outsourced technician they sent me, what to do from reading online. No recall. There is a lemon law in this state after 3 fixes. I think it would apply to this. It's only 1 fix so far! I'm prepared to engage the folks at Sony on this issue. I assumed repairs would be cost prohibitive. And was simply going to just buy new. I now think a diagnosis of the display issue is worth getting. His fee is high. I might be less at his mercy if I had your savvy insight. So.... As I type it's going black etc., so I hope I have made sense & have given you needed information. The cursor hasn't acted up! Thank you in advance for taking the time to read this.