Asheville or Wilmington is nice... not much to recommend Charlotte.
That was pretty much a joke.
Data recovery is probably cheaper than travelling here.
iirc, the drives are standard pata on a promise controller.
I used to have my screen go in to power saving mode in strange circumstances.
think i got a bios update to fix it.
try talking to sager.
as i recall i'd close the lid, putting it to sleep, and it would come back when i opened it.