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Thinkpad a31 lcd problems

I have a thinkpad a31 laptop that has a pink screen when it first boots up. I goes away in a few seconds once the screen warms up. I have a second thinkpad a31 with a good lcd screen. When i changed screens and turned on the laptop the ibm logo is huge and when it boots into windows xp it has a overlapping screen which i can't correct with a different resolution setting. I also changed the invertor board along with the lcd so they still match. I don't understand what is happening. Do these have to match the onboard video as well?

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Re: thinkpad a31 lcd problems

Well yes BUT if it is a problem with the LCD then you would need to replace try plugging an external monitor to see if the sizes are normal if they arent then it is definately a problem with the screen resolutions.??

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