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My R51 thinkpad screen keeps flickering and is quite garbled it blanks out alot and stays black until you hit FN + F7 (the key to switch from laptop screen to desktop screen) in wich case the screen would pop on in full color for a few seconds. now when being used with a desk top screen there is no more flicker and it no longer blanks out any ideas?

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Sounds like the lcd is toast.

Hook the laptop up to an external monitor and see if you get normal video. If you do, chances are it's the lcd. You'll have to replace it.

Posted on Jun 19, 2009

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