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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?

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?

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Has it been damaged? Dropped? I would guess your Graphics/Video Adapter may be done. If you boot to safe mode, any difference?

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It seems to be u have problem with ur RAM ..Try to change it

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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.

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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.

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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.

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