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Re: i have a ibm think pad laptop. the text has gone red
You have a TFT failure - to confirm if it is not m/board related plug and external monitor to the external vga port and boot the unit. If the display to the external is ok then your TFT requires replacement.
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There might be loose parts or connection inside the laptop. Is your laptop still under warranty. If it is still under warranty, i suggest that you have it repaired at our depot repair department. Opening the laptop on your own will void the warranty.
Does the screen have a crack or broken glass?
If not it maybe just a back-light problem and it could be a faulty inverter or a CCFL lamp. These components are cheaper to replace than the whole screen.
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reinstall the OS, but first back up you files. you can remove the HDD located at the bottom of the Laptop. buy a cheap 2.5 inch usb to ide/sata enclosure and place your hdd on it. use a PC to transfer your files. then format the HDD. reinstall the HDD to your laptop and install the OS.
Turn off power to the computer. Wait about 30 seconds. Hold down the F1 key while you turn on power and keep holding down that key until the setup screen comes up. Go to the network boot section and disable Network Boot. Save setting and restart. That should fix it.
Do a search for memtest86.iso. Burn this image to a cd and reboot your computer. When your computer reboots it should begin checking your memory for errors. If you still have problems it might be your hard drive.
emove the CMOS battery, POP will be vanished
right away. But after that, you have to enter BIOS to set the
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