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My display lcd suddenly fadded to a faint display .

Works fine when I connect an external monitor. This is the IBM A31 laptop 2653-MT1.

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I really don't know if it will work, its been a long time since I had a PC, sorry if my possible solution sounds stupid
Check in Properties, in the section of battery or display, there's an option (i think) which fades the display when the battery is at a certain level.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GPU )

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Service Manual for IBM Thinkpad T40,

http://tim.id.au/laptops/thinkpad/T40-T40p-T41-T41p-T42-T42p.pdf

Copy and paste the above link into your Address bar. Press the Enter key. (I don't post direct links that you just click on. I want the asker to be able to see where the link takes them, by looking at the link. I feel it helps make the asker more comfortable with my solution, knowing I have their best interest in mind.
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(If this link doesn't work for you, come back, and let me know)

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