I just got a faulty 8800 off of my cousin to fix, when you turn it on the screen stays black. All the tones are still audible and the keypad lights illuminate when it is slid open.

Is there any chance this is the flex ribbon or is a new LCD the only possible problem? I know on my old N80 when the flex ribbon went the screen still had power so I reckon this needs a new LCD but the cheapest I can find for him is 23 delivered.