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Can hardly see anything on IBM Thinkpad LCD - Real dark

by countrycorner / January 4, 2005 11:23 PM PST

IBM Thinkpad 600E, Windows XP Pro. Laptop boots up correctely but the picture on the LCD is very, very dim. Can hardly see. If I shine a flaslight on the screen can see the desktop, etc to log on windows or shut down. Tried moving the brightness slide bar; it doesn't change anything. Push the Fn key and held down the "Home" key to change the brightness; but it doesn't change anything. If I hook up an external monitor works fine. Can someone tell me what might be wrong, i.e. bad LCD screen or something else. Thanks. Jerry

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same problem, flashlights?
by oshilig / February 4, 2005 10:36 PM PST

Hi countrycorner, I have a thinkpad T21, and am having the same problem. Mine was preceeded by two days of flickering, and then today it just went dead. I can also hook it up to an external monitor and everything is fine.

Wondering if you've found any solutions anywhere?


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Inverters or backlights
by ikenfixit / February 5, 2005 2:45 AM PST

You are both having an inverter or backlight failure. First and most economical thing to try is the inverter. If you need a backlight replaced we do these here I dont reccomend trying for the first time. Had a Sony GRX 560 in last week with a 16.1 inch screen. He attempted to change the backlight and tore a video transfer cable from the glass so its basically a replace only option.

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