It looks like a bad power supply. It powers up--then as soon as the notebook tries to display anything there, it flashes briefly and goes black. There are places in Boise that promise to repair these for $45. If it is much more than that to get a power supply replaced, it makes more sense to buy a new one (and probably a bigger one).
Right now, I am using an antique HP monitor that is pretty dim, but at least shared between my Windows and Linux notebooks. My wife is driven a bit crazy by my reluctance to throw away working but obsolete equipment--but this is one of those times that I am glad that I did not discard it.