Not long ago my IBM T42 Laptop began acting funny, the screen would flicker. I would give it a light tap and everything would return to normal. Over time the flickering got worse and the screen would go black...a slightly harder tap/bang and it would come back on. Eventually if it came on at all, I could not move the computer or it would go off (the screen) and not come back on. I took the entire thing apart...EVERYTHING and checked all connections...still, nothing. What would cause the screen issues? Is the laptop a lost cause?
New problem...with all of this I had done a few dozen start and shutdowns (by pressing the start button and holding it) trying different things. I could not pull info from my drive while it was hooked up to my desktop (secure info that I did not have rights to open. I was able to get my laptop working long enough to change some shared settings and that type of thing before it blacked out on me again. Went to hook it up to my desktop and the drive does not show up. Hooked it back up to my laptop and get get a Media Test Failure and OS not found message. Is it shot? The drive, am I SOL? Can I recover the info from it?
Oh and while starting and shutting down, trying to get it running with the screen working, I would start it (while in the laptop) and the laptop would shut itself down after 4 to 10 seconds. HELP!!!!!!!!!
Edited by thaddy1978, 08 March 2009 - 12:09 AM.