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IBM Laptop A2629 LCD Problem

I have a IBM Thinkpad 2629
When the computer first starts up there is a pinkish hue to the screen and after a few minutes the screen goes black. if I press the lid close button the screen will come back on for a few more minutes but then go black again.. I can do this over and over again.. I've turned off all the suspension and hibernation settings i the bios and that didn't help..
My thoughts where the screen inverter or the video circuit on the mother board... other that this the computer runs fine... this happens even before the system goes to boot into Windows so I excluded windows being the problem...

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Sounds like your video is going out wheather its your card or lcd not sure but kinda sounds like the screen

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