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I can only work on my T41Thinkpad with an external monitor

One day, my T41 Thinkpad had a red spot in the lower right corner of the screen and then it suddenly went blank. I rebooted; but the screen was only visible for 3 minutes. I connected to an external monitor and I can work all day. I can't keep working like this; I need the mobility of the Thinkpad.
Is this a cable/connector problem? Are there any repair manuals that I can see online?

Thanks, Patrice

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  • ricepat99 Jan 28, 2009

    DRG197, thanks for the response. Which cable are you referring to? Have you performed a repair on this cable?

    Thanks, ricepat99


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Yes this would be a cable problem, unfortunately its not something you can easily fix. to have it sent in would cost about 700-800 $. your best option would be to take it to a local computer shop and get a quote. I'm speaking from experience when I say this is not an easy job to do yourself.

Posted on Jan 27, 2009

  • Robert Jan 29, 2009

    I have attempted a repair of this magnitude with no success. there is a cable that goes from the LCD though the hinge that connects to the motherboard, in some cases it is solder. because of the complexity of the laptop I had attempted to fix, I ended up rendering it useless...

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