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Black screen turning on ibm thinkpad t42 comes then goes black in thirty seconds. Can driver for screen be repaired. and where and how much.

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  • tyar Dec 11, 2008

    Screen goes black after booting up. Close the computer and open it comes back and goes black again

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There three issues with think pads that are common for this issue

1 bad inverter board
2 bad ccfl lamp in the lcd screen
3 bad video chip or other issue on the mother board

Inverters are not hard to replace and can be done by most people with patience and soft touch
ccfl bulbs require service techs with specialized skills to replace them, the lcd has to e taken apart or completely replaced
motherboards or video cards are much more complex issues and need service centers or techs with the requisite skills

Posted on Dec 14, 2008

  • Scott Hill
    Scott Hill Dec 14, 2008

    one other issue their is a screen display on think pads if yu use the function key and hit thi s key the screen may come on as it can get set incorectly by being jostled

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