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IBM Thinkpad has many colors and will not load

Many colors constantly streaming but it will not load. I am fearful about losing my music, photos, videos. what can I do?

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You may have a loose video connection ot faulty video card.
Connect an external monitor to the video port of the laptop, power up the monitor first then the laptop, the video data will automatically to the external monitor if the video card is OK. If it works, then backup your music, photos and video etc.
Then power down and reseat the video cable/connector.
If the you do not get a video image on the monitor then the video card or the video RAM is faulty. The video RAM uses part of the main RAM module, reseat the RAM module/s, if this doesn't work get it tested at your friendly computer shop. If the RAM tests OK then the video card is faulty and is part of the motherboard, it cannot be fixed and a replacement motherboard may not be a cost effective solution.
In this case, remove the hard disk and put it into an USB hard disk adapter case and connect it to a working computer's USB port and you will be able to copy/backup your files to CD/DVD disks. You can also use this as an external USB hard drive for backups and file transfer, don't forget to remove the Windows folders from this drive as it is no longer needed and it will free up disk space.

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My IBM Thinkpad with windows xp when turned on has many colors streaming on the screen. It will not load and what worries me is losing music, video & picture files. What can be done to retrieve the...


Might be video card problem or something that is connected with your video is getting fault, dirty or loose contact is a big candidate. If you can test it using external monitor if it have external monitor port try that first. If external monitor works then back up your files immediately using external media. CD, dvd, flash drive or in another external hard drive.

Second option is to take out the hard drive and hook it into a USB hard drive adapter or a USB enclosure. And retrieve your files if you want on another working computer.

Then the laptop should go to a repair. If you are not so sure of doing this, have your friends that have knowledge on this assist you or bring it to a reputable shop.

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