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T40 only works at an angle

I have a T40 2373 that would not start for me the other day (would not even load to the Welcome screen). After 6 tries, it started, funcioned for an hour, then the screen went black. (no error message, just black) and it would not start up again.
I can now get it to start if, and only if, I hold it at an angle. (35% inclined forward seems to be prefered. thats about Spanish Texts and a Harry potter if you are scoring at home).

Its not a problem with the screen, as I have tried jacking in an external monitor. which also only will display when the computer is at an angle.
It does not reset when the screen goes from working-not-working.

I have stripped out everything i am comfortable removing and checked all screws, everything appears tight.

Cant afford another and need it for work

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Re: T40 only works at an angle

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