Question about IBM ThinkPad R40e Notebook
When I turn my IBM Thinkpad on I get the IBM logo then just a blank screen with a horizontal line of vertical dashes about 1.5cm high across the screen, Then nothing, any ideas how to boot the machine?
Has it been damaged? Dropped? I would guess your Graphics/Video Adapter may be done. If you boot to safe mode, any difference?
Posted on Jan 19, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Try using a flashlight at different angles and let me know if you can see a faint image of the desktop If so It is your inverter board that needs replaced.
Posted on Dec 09, 2008
This is very possibly a hardware problem, namely a crack in the motherboard. Sorry, no easy or cheap fix for it if that's the case.
Posted on Mar 04, 2009
SOURCE: Problem with ibm thinkpad r40
The IBM beep code error 1 long 2 short beeps means there is a video card fault. Reseat your RAM because the video card uses some of the RAM. If it doesn't work then the video chip on the motherboard is faulty, the only way to fix is to replace the motherboard - this may not be a cost effective solution.
Connecting an external monitor to the laptop won't work because the video card also sends data to the video port.
Posted on Apr 06, 2009
SOURCE: Blank Screen
First, confirm that it is the screen itself. Connect the video output to a known working monitor and then power on your Thinkpad. if the known working monitor behaves the same way you can rule out the laptop's monitor as the source of the problem. This may be the BGA, Ball Grid Assembly, leadless soldering problem related to video chips on the motherboard, but first test the monitors.
Posted on Apr 18, 2009
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