I would like to get my Thinkpad fixed and was wondering if any of the other popular IBM Thinkpad models have the same TFT 14.1" screen. I have others for parts ie.600,2647etc.Can you cross reference a repair like this for me ,Please. Thanks
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This is an known problem I think you must replace the backlight: look for example ebay partnr:
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This is a common problem with the T20 series Thinkpad. The problem is with the power management chip. Unfortunately, you will have to replace the motherboard to fix it. Since these are a bit on the older side, you can get a motherboard off Ebay at a reasonable price.