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Compter on and running but no LCD image

It goes thru the boot process. As soon as the Win 2000 picture goes out the computer keeps loading as I can hear the usual things going on but the LCD goes black. The standby light is not on..It is plugged into the AC adapter. I know the battery is almost dead but that should have nothing to do with it.. It was working fine until I tried to run it on the battery.. I know it will go into hibernation if the battery goes dead but I don't think that is it as only the power light is on. I tried the Fn button to no avail..

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  • Allan Connor
    Allan Connor Apr 17, 2014

    try booting from windows disk, you may have defective driver for your screen hope this helps

  • Allan Connor
    Allan Connor Apr 17, 2014

    windows 2000 is old tech like XP update or you may encounter more problems

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Have you connected to an external monitor, just for fun? Try that, don't run off the battery, in fact, take the battery out. Use only the ac adapter for power. Now boot pressing f1 repeatedly until you get into bios. Just let it remain in the bios screen for a few minutes, long enough to prove you don't have a hardware problem such a s the inverter going out, etc.
Then allow it to continue to boot to windows. If it appears on the external monitor (may need to hit Fn+F5 or F&, to utilize both monitors), but not the system monitor, it's possible you've got a bad piece of hardware such as an inverter going out, or even the backlight failing.
If there's no image on either monitors, but you hear the usual sounds of windows booting up completely, it gets tricky.
First think is to update to most recent bios.
Floow the directions from the Lenovo site for the T20. Use the floppy image; it's just easier.
Good luck.
Let us know how it's going.

Posted on Nov 25, 2007

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