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IBM ThinkPAd feezing & screen not working

Screen freezes & dispalys weird charactors then on re-boot beeps 3 times.
Sometimes when move screen it freezes as well. Maybe a fault on screen, not sure how to get at screen itself or the neck joint.
Think a common fault, but if can take screen apart, maybe can get to what I think is broken cable or something in screen?

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Re: IBM ThinkPAd feezing & screen not working

I have about 50 IMB Lenovo ThinkPad R40 at work, this "defect" comes if in use every day, from 1½ year to 2 years.
I have tried to fix it, but have to admit that I have found my superier.
Buy yourself a new one here for xmas.

Posted on Dec 28, 2007

Re: IBM ThinkPAd feezing & screen not working - IBM ThinkPad R40 2722 Notebook PC Laptops

Time 2 Trash Dat Joint!!!!!!

Posted on May 26, 2008

Re: IBM ThinkPAd feezing & screen not working

Try cleaning out the dust from the inside of the may be getting too hot. It might need to be lifted a bit or have a new fan installed. It may also be a video card issue and that may be worth the computer's value.

Posted on Feb 11, 2008

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