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When I turn Laptop on, after a little while say 10 minutes the screen turns black and loses almost all color but the rest of the computer works fine, any thoughts?

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  • cherna78910 Apr 19, 2008

    Yea its a four year old piece of **** IBM T41, I'm getting rid of it in 5 weeks and getting a new laptop as a present to myself, right now I have it hooked up to a monitor that I have while the screen is completely black and I'm just using it as a keyboard.

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Hi,
I,d assume its an actual Monitor panel Fault. if the laptop is as the above specification. it,s quite old. therefore i,d suspect the tft ( screens ) Inverter Board is overheating, or The cfl ( laptop screen tube ) is on it,s way out. A new or replacement screen may solve this. But before you spend any money as screens can go from £80+ Or $160. You may have a motherboard component overheating, and shutting the display panels voltage down. unfortunately when these get to a certain age, you have to ask yourself, if it,s worth spending money on. When you can pick up a good second hand laptop cheap enough.

Hope this points you in the right direction.

Mike @ compurepair.

Posted on Apr 18, 2008

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