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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Test with an external monitor. If it works, it is the display's backlight or inverter board.
If you were experiencing discoloration in the screen (pinkish lower light hues) before it failed, that would indicate a CCFL backlight issue. If the screen suddenly went dim on you rather than a slow degradation the inverter would be indicated.
Since you are getting the IBM Thinkpad Logo it is confirmed that you have no hardware error. All you need to do is restore the operating system. most of the IBM laptop has an inbuilt recovery option. just press the access IBM/ Thinkvantage (blue button) immediately after pressing the power button and follow the screen..
im sorry to say this laptop is just not fast enuf to run windows XP you best bet for this would be to run windows 98 or a distro of linux that fits your needs
there are no bios updates at this time that will allow you to install XP on this system. sorry
One of 2 things happened....
1) You Blew the Power Inverter... The Power inverter is a thin rectangular circuit board that plugs into the display panel cable and also powers the LCD Bulb.. If This Part Fails - You Lose Light to the Display even though the display will still be on and viewable against a bright light....
2) The LCD Bulb is Faulty... When the LCD Bulb Fails it will typically give pre-warning signs- though not always.... It will give signs like the whole screen has a light orange or pinkish tone to it, but eventually it will blow and no light at all to the Display Panel....
Both Of These Are Repairable....
The Power Inverter Can Be Purchased Off of Ebay, For Around $15 to $30
The LCD Bulb Itself is also Replaceable.. Though It is a Job Only to Be Performed By An Experienced Laptop Tech... Bulbs as well can be bought off of ebay for a few bucks..
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