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Blank Screen Hello My IBM Thinkpad R51e shows blank screen after I turn on the power. There's nothing appear on LCD. Even I can't see the IBM BIOS. It just black, blank screen. When it's on blank screen state, I enter caps lock key and the caps lock is not turn on. Any hint?

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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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