ok I just soldered a wire shorting pin 5 (power) and pin 8 (ground) on the white connector (brown one on the left in the picture) found on the VGA/TS board which looks like this:
(pic courtesy of digitalww)
Everything else is also connected between the screen and the board. I am under the impression that if these two are shorted then when I plug the power on the screen should immediately turn on and I should see "NO SIGNAL" at the very least.
In my case nothing happens. I think its fried