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Lcd Problems

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#1 vadom1620


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Posted 18 April 2008 - 08:23 PM

I have an IBM Thinkpad T40. Recently the monitor started to turn off (completely) every time I turned the monitor or moved the laptop. When the the laptop was not moved it worked. But now, when I turn on the computer, the monitor works for 10 to 60 seconds and then turns off. Then the computer reboots or the processor shuts off while the hard drive and the fan are still working.

Does anyone has an idea what could be wrong with it. Is it the wires, the inverter or the motherboard.

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#2 garmanma


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Posted 18 April 2008 - 09:19 PM

I would definitely check the wires. They a real small gauge and can be broken with the insulation intact. Look for chaffing or kinks
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Posted 20 April 2008 - 07:13 PM

Could be the lid switch is loose. Depending on the settings in windows when it thinks the lid is closed it goes into hibernation, shutting off the processor writing everything in memory to the HDD and taking a nap until it thinks the lid is back open.
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