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Blank LCD Screen

Laptop powers up, but no LCD screen. I have attached an external monitor and that shows the normal desk top icons etc.

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    How do you toggle between lcd and external?

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Or upconverter went bad and that happens often

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Well, sounds like a couple of things if an external monitor works. First, toggle a couple of times between lcd and external just to make sure that it's not set to external only.
If that's no help, look closely at the lcd while the operating system is running. Can you see any image at all? If so (or if not) you have a bad inverter (we have them at the shop for around 25.00). The other possibilities are a bad backlight (which means a new lcd, about 75.00) or it's possible the lcd cable has simply came loose from it's socket.
That's about all it could be on these models if you're getting an external image. I'm using a T30 right now. They tend to have bad memory slots, but great machines.
Good luck

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This suggests that either back light has failed - you should see shadow images if this is the case.
or
The inverter has failed- in which case the screen remains dark

or simply the ribbon cable has come adrifr screenside or computer side.
Repair shop job for all three unless your are computer savvy.

Posted on Nov 26, 2007

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