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IBM thinkpad turns on but screen stays black!!!!!

\015 I have a IBM thinkpad T40 and I press the power button and you can hear the fan turn on and the all the lights light up but the screen is just black,can I fix this?and if so how? PLEASE HELP ME \015\012\015\012PS.If you have a solution for me could you please send me step by step instructions.PLEASEEEE.....\015

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It probably has a dead backlight. If you have an external monitor, plug it in. fn + F7 will mirror it's screen.
I had a t40 with similar issues. something with the video on board chip. can you boot to external monitor?
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