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Video problem My screen is blank lightly lit. I hear the sounds of system booting up. I tried attaching a second monitor, I see the Windows XP start to load & then see screen on second monitor go blank. monitor says no signal. What do you think?

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  • pkuanr Mar 13, 2008

    exactly the same prob... the system boots but no display on the screen.. i can see flashes of screen( for a sec or so ) wenever i plug out the power cable and then plug it in

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U all hav the same issue open the notebook from the back panel and locate the ram...it look be a green card on a slot with two white colour knotch side by side so pressand hold the knotch and remove the card (ram) and then put the card back in a different slot.......NOTE: u must hear a CLICK SOUND ehen u put back the card.....then reboot the system see if u can.....if not the lcd has gone bad ......u need a replacemet..........go for a replacement if u r in warrenty....

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Lenovo T61 with window Vista failed to display on the screen and on normal PC monitor what is the problem. Previously it would have started by fn and thinkpad button for some time. please help


It sounds like your pc is booting up all the way except the screen is blank. If nothing shows on the lcd or external monitor then your video card inside the laptop is bad. Try the steps below.

Shine a flashlight on the dark screen to see if you barely see the icons on the desktop. If so, then the LCD Inverter is bad.

Plug in an external monitor and see if the display shows up on it. It can be any kind of monitor even the old big fat crt monitors as long as it has a vga cable to connect to your computer's vga port. If so that proves your video card is ok. The video will show on most systems when you reboot without you having to do anything. Some systems will require you to hit the FN (Function key) + F1 thru F12. Hold down the FN key then hit the correct key for displaying on the monitor (F1 thru F12). The correct key will normally have CRT/LCD on it or it will have the icon of a display.

If you see no icons by shinning a flash light and the external monitor works, then your screen is bad. If you see no icons by shinning the flash light and nothing shows on the external monitor, then most likely your video card is bad.


If it does not seem like it booted all the way then try the steps below.



When you plug in the power cord is there any lights whatsoever on the laptop, where the plug goes in or on the AC Adapter of the power cord?

When you press the power button do you hear fans running, hard drive spinning, lights on the computer, hear any beeps or lights constantly blinking, hear the DvD/CD drive click and the light on the drawer of the DvD/CD turn on for a second or two? If so the laptop is trying to boot or may have booted, but the screen is not showing for some reason.

Beep tones and blinking lights tells the technicians what is going on with the laptop and why it is not booting. Most times it's a motherboard issue when you hear beeps or blinking lights continuous. Most times the problem is with the memory or Video Card. Count the Blinking Lights or Beeps and take note of their pattern (1 Long or 1 Long followed by 2 Short).

Maybe your power cord is bad if you don't get anything to happen whatsoever when you press the power button. And if that's true maybe you was operating off the battery the last time you had it on and since the power cord is bad, it was not charging the battery so the battery is drained and the power cord is bad.

Maybe you have a Static Charge Buildup. Remove the Power Cord, Remove the Battery, then Press and Hold the power button for 30 seconds. After 30 seconds plug the power cord back in (leave the battery out) and hit the power button to see if it boots. If it does, you can put the battery back in and let it charge.


Maybe your DC Power Jack which is where the power cord plugs into the computer is bad. Take an ink pen and push the tip inside the jack and see if the little pin wiggles, if so the jack is bad. You'll have to take the laptop apart to fix it. Most times it is soldered onto the motherboard, so you will have to desolder the old and solder a new one.


Maybe your memory is bad or the memory slot is bad.

Remove the Power Cord, Remove the battery, Remove the cover that houses the memory on the bottom of the laptop then remove one of the memory chips. Set the chip aside then try rebooting the computer. If it boots, then you know the memory chip you set aside is bad so mark an x on it with an ink pen. If it fails to boot then move the chip to the next memory slot and try rebooting. If it fails take the chip out and set it aside, then put the other chip in and try booting it in both slots. If it boots, just to verify that the chip set aside is bad, mark an x on it and put it into the open memory chip slot and try booting.

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Blank screen


Did it boot all the way? Do you hear the fan running, disk drive spinning? If it sounds like it booted but the display is black, try this:
When you press the power button do you hear fansrunning, hard drive spinning, lights on the computer, hear any beeps or lightsconstantly blinking, hear the DvD/CD drive click and the light on the drawer ofthe DvD/CD turn on for a second or two? If so the laptop is trying toboot or may have booted, but the screen is not showing for some reason.

Beep tones and blinking lights tells the technicians what is going on with thelaptop and why it is not booting. Most times it's a motherboard issuewhen you hear beeps or blinking lights continuous.

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Nothing comes up on the monitor


Hi there,
Please check if there is power to the system.
Is this a laptop or desktop?
If it's laptop see if any light turns on in the computer and or if you can connect it to an external monitor to check if the problem is the LCD display or the Video Graphics Adapter.
If it's a desktop see if there's power to the monitor and to the system.
Do you seea any message like no signal or output out of range or is the monitor totally blank?
If you can provide additional information like if it's a desktop or a laptop, when was the last time it worked if there are any indicator of power coming to the system.
Hope to hear from you soon.

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there is something wrong with the video driver or the monitor...If the screen shows something like the devices when it boots up...and only goes blak when it logs to windows...I mean if you see all on the screen until you get to the windows logo..this is a operating system error ..a driver seting or crash...so ...just reinstall it ..or repair the operation system ..cause if it is a setting on video driver or a error ..you can not fix it if you do not see anything ..
if the system boots but you never see a thing on the monitor...not even the writen devices when it first starts..or the bios..this means that the screen or the ribbon of the monitor has a damage on..try to change its position...or so ..but in this case you will need a ribbon for sure ...

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remove battery, unplug ac adapter and hold power button for about 30-40 seconds this will clean your video memory if this will not help try to connect your laptop to external monitor or tv then turn it on check if you can hear Windows starting sounds. If on external monitor will be ok then ist LCD issue if you cant hear any sound and on external monitor is same issue then its video card issue and you need to replace motherboard

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See if you can boot to the BIOS (F2 at boot), then reload the default settings and reboot.

If you suspect the OS is a problem, boot to the XP CD, then run CHKDSK /R and see if that helps
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First try this
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once you believe the system is fully booted press and hold the FN key. While holding FN press and release the F3 key one time and then let go of FN. Wait a few second and see if the LCD screen comes on. If it does not try FN-F3 a couple more time, waiting a few second in between.
If that does not work then try plugging in and external monitor to verify that the system is working otherwise. If the external monitor does not come on right away then press Fn-F3 again with it attached to allow the system to send a signal to the external port.
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