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I have an IBM X31 Thinkpad It powers up and the fan runs but the screen will not operate and I cannot seem to get it to power up.As Suggested "I also examine the keys on the keyboard. one should look like a small monitor. generally you tap that key and the function key at the same time to toggle from external to internal monitor. try that first".I did that and nothing.

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Greetings,

I'm a laptop repair specialist, full time.

You've done the one action that definitively rules out a problem with the LCD panel and the Screen Inverter. Your problem is definitely hardware and not software.

The next least expensive hope of a resorative measure is to remove the RAM modules (sticks) and in some cases, only one of them may have failed. The modules are usually located underneath a small panel with screws on the bottom of the laptop and easy to remove. If you google "How to replace RAM for IBM X31" you'll likely find a quick easy guide online. The idea is to remove both (if there are 2) and replace one at a time. You have to remove the battery each time you switch one. Try both, one at a time, in each bay they clip into.

If you get the same result as your post with no improvement, then at the very least your video chip on the motherboard has failed. At this point you're going to need to have it diagnosed by a local laptop specialist or sent out to any one of several good motherboard repair companies on eBay. At eBay you would type "Laptop Motherboard Repair" in the search window and make contact with the vendors.

You're looking at $100 minimum to as much as $200 for this repair.

Lastly, please remember, "Don't shoot the messenger"! I wish I could have provided you with better news.

Best Wishes

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