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LCD/Video Card? on IBM ThinkPad T30

On startup, LCD flickers around, you can see the Windows Start up for a few seconds, then goes out. If I leave the laptop on, the hard drive grinds away for a loooong time and during that time, the screen flickers in and out, occasionally I'm able to make out images but now that the hard drive has settled down, nothing. The back light is working but I can't see anything at all on the screen. I plugged in an external monitor and it works fine, so that would rule out the video card, right? If it's the cable from the laptop to the LCD, where can I find detailed steps to take it apart and try to repair it? Thanks so much.

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  • Kungurkak_08 Jan 17, 2008

    similar problem but cannot go beyond windows xp after starting, checked sdimms, still there, but missing other, don't know what it is. after logging in, blue screen opens says "UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME" what does this mean, i need help. please.

  • Teresa Clark Jan 21, 2008

    I was able to download a copy of the manual for it which showed exactly how to dissassemble it. I was able to unplug the LCD from the motherboard and looked it all over. It wasn't dirty at all and didn't look out of the ordinary. But, I couldn't find the other end, up into the LCD itself. I was uncertain about going further because I don't want to mess up the backlight as I know it's working. I put it all back together and am back to square one. On startup, the LCD will briefly show the Windows XP splash screen and then flicker out like those old televisions did when you turned them off, kind of like zap to the middle of the screen and blip, it's gone. I can still plug in an external monitor and it works perfectly. Thanks for trying.

  • Anonymous Jul 23, 2008

    Ibm thinkpad back light goes out and will not come back after,plug in an external monitor and works great



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This is an IBM original problem.This Machine came with this defective from the OEM.Think about it many people have the Same problem all around the USA.Call IBM.Amd complains about it right now.Give them a piece of your mind!!!!!!!!!!!Freedom of Speech one of our Amendment??Give it to them with out Vaseline????????

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I have LEnova T60 , same problem. I have changed all cables inlcuding LCD cable but still flicker, take off the HDD and DVD drive and tested with a PC doctor diagnostic software - still flicker. but It doesn't flicker in setup mode (BIOS).
I wondering if some have resolved it????

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Try throwing your ibm stinkpad against the wall. atleast i was overcome with a feeling of joy for about 3 seconds.

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Hi, u will have to open the top cover, there u can see the LCD cables going to the MB, clean the connectors at both ends, i.e MB &LCD..let me know

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