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Screen stays blank when turned on

My ThinkPad R51 turns on, i can hear the fan and lights on the side are green but the system status indicators do not light, the screen stays blank and black but i can here the computer make sounds when it is turned on (windows starting sound) i can not figure out how to make it work i have removed the battery, turned it on and off but nothing works

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  • beachbumm12k May 29, 2009

    that computer was given to us by my aunt it was hers so she doesnt even remember where she got it or anything

  • beachbumm12k May 29, 2009

    the system status indicators do not light either

  • beachbumm12k May 29, 2009

    the system status indicators do not light either

  • beachbumm12k May 29, 2009

    i put a bright light to the screen but i did not see anything

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Take your computer to your dealer and send it for repair.

The problem is most likely the inverter for the screen.
actually to see if that is the problem you can try to put bright light to the screen and see if you barely see the picture.

Posted on May 28, 2009

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