I have a thinkpad a31 laptop that has a pink screen when it first boots up. I goes away in a few seconds once the screen warms up. I have a second thinkpad a31 with a good lcd screen. When i changed screens and turned on the laptop the ibm logo is huge and when it boots into windows xp it has a overlapping screen which i can't correct with a different resolution setting. I also changed the invertor board along with the lcd so they still match. I don't understand what is happening. Do these have to match the onboard video as well?
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Re: thinkpad a31 lcd problems
Well yes BUT if it is a problem with the LCD then you would need to replace try plugging an external monitor to see if the sizes are normal if they arent then it is definately a problem with the screen resolutions.??
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No, this is a known error within Windows. Read more information on it here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555302
But, if you are like me and don't like to read, just put your windows XP installation CD into the CD-ROM, boot up from the CD-ROM, DO NOT reinstall the operating system...just repair the installation and run "chkdsk /r".
Once that is done, restart the machine and it should boot up fine.
Yes, The pink tint is an indication that the backlight is failing. Now the backlight is basically dead, the best way to get back going is to do an Ebay search for your model laptop and get a new screen. Most screens can be purchased for around $50.00 - $70.00 and they are very easy to swap. Email me if you need more info.
Sometimes I have seen something like this where there actually is a harddrive error, and it just acts like it books. It would be good to run a scan of the Hard drive. With something like GWScan. The Ultimate Boot CD would be able to run this for you.
The backlight is the light bult that illuminates the screen. Before it finally goes out completely it will turn your screen a pink color on startup (and then usually become brighter and the pink fades). It is also possible that the backlight, also called a Cold Cathode Flourescent Light, CCFL, died an immediate death. But usually they take a while and signal with the "PINKNESS" first. If you found that your computer is working just fine connected to an external monitor (and you moved the base of your laptop around while connected to the monitor to be sure and left the computer on for a long time) then you have verified that the screen is the problem. It is usually two things: (1) the inverter, a circuit board that increases the voltage to supply the LCD which eats around 700 volts (yeah baby); or (2) the backlight itself. The first problem is a relatively easy and inexpensive fix. You can find how to replace an inverter by downloading the Hardware Maintenance Manual for the T40, T41, etc., from IBM/Lenovo's site. Replacing the backlight itself, a bulb that is like a strand of speghetti and even more delicate, is a tougher job. I would suggest purchasing a replacement screen in that event rather than replacing the backlight yourself. (The HMM probably does not show you how to replace the backlight/CCFL as it is a potentially dangerous job.) That suggestion assumes you can find a cost-effective replacement screen and do not mind opening the TP and putting the new screen in. At least look at the HMM to see what is involved. Good luck.
hi, so far as i can understand ur question, u have disabled the video card in the device manager, if thats the case then post boot hit the F8 key which will take u to the startup menu, select safe mode with VGA option, then enable the vga card back and restart.. let me know