Having problems with your IBM PC Laptops ?

IBM Thinkpad 701CS monitor lights up but no picture

\015 I have an IBM Thinkpad 701CS. I have the laptop plugged into AC power via the appropriate power cable and switch the power on. The backlight of the monitor turns on but no information shows up on the screen. Not even POST or BIOS info. I can tell that the Laptop still works because when I press certain key combinations the Hard Drive will spin for a while, as on a normal computer. Pressing the VGA LCD button (Fn+F7) causes the backlight to turn off as expected, but turning it back doesn't solve any problems. The laptop worked for me after I had bought it, but within a few months of normal use these problems started up. The laptop has not been opened so I can't say that there isn't a removed cable or some shorted out component.\015

Answers :

Looks like your hard drive is having a problem, and if it spins then the cable from the motherboard to the tft screen is faulty. You will need to open up the casinf to replace the cable or re-attach it if it has loosened somehow.
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for IBM PC Laptops

Tips for a great answer:

- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suggested Questions/Answers :

IBM Thinkpad 701CS monitor lights up but no picture


Looks like your hard drive is having a problem, and if it spins then the cable from the motherboard to the tft screen is faulty. You will need to open up the casinf to replace the cable or re-attach it if it has loosened somehow. ... IBM PC Laptops

How to fix black screen? - IBM ThinkPad T41 Notebook


Hello and thank you for using Fixya's services. I have a couple of questions and some troubleshooting tips for you:Questions: Is the splash screen coming on at all? Any picture or text right when you boot up? What Window ... IBM ThinkPad T41 Notebook

My thinkpad powers on and nothing


Hello and thank you for using Fixya's services. I have a couple of questions and some troubleshooting tips for you:Questions: Is the splash screen coming on at all? Any picture or text right when you boot up? What Window ... IBM ThinkPad T40 2373 Notebook

My display gets distorted


There is a simple test to narrow the possibilities. Connect your Thinkpad to a known working monitor using the video out connections at the back base of the computer. Then power on your R40 and see if the distorted screen develops on the known work ... IBM ThinkPad R40 2722 Notebook

My screen suddenly gets distorted.


Test your laptop by connecting its video ouput (base of the computer at the back) to a known working monitor. Then power on the laptop and see if the known working monitor behaves the same way your laptop's monitor does. That will narrow down the p ... IBM ThinkPad R40 2722 Notebook

My ibm thinkpad T40 powers on but does not post. No hard drive activity blank screen. But it was working fine 1 hour ago. Before this happen I was working in windows and the computer hung up. Then I rebooted and now get nothing but power lights. What could be the problem?


Hi.Try first disconnecting the power adapter, removing battery, waiting two minutes, and putting the laptop back together.That will drain power from main board (apart coin battery powering BIOS and some other circuit). This can fix ... IBM ThinkPad T40 2373 Notebook

The display screen has turned black


When you connected the external monitor thto the laptop did it display?If so then you have to reset the monitor port. Hold down the function key and find the FKEY that shows a picture of a monitor. Press that until you get the laptop sc ... IBM ThinkPad R40 2722 Notebook

Massive series of problems with IBM Thinkpad


Probably itz either minor case of software corruption/improper ground/cpu fan..or major case of faulty or defective main board/ram/addon/daughter cards....plz do check the following as in order:..the Hardwa ... IBM ThinkPad R40 2897 Notebook

Lenova T60: Screen went pink during start-up for a couple of weeks then quickly goes black a few minutes after boot. Attempted in safe mode with the same result. You can see outlines of windows once it goes black but that is about it. Suspect it is the back light. Can you help?


Hello and thank you for using Fixya's services. I have a couple of questions and some troubleshooting tips for you:Questions: Is the splash screen coming on at all? Any picture or text right when you boot up? What Window ... Lenovo ThinkPad T60 8742 Notebook

Hand-me-down IBM Thinkpad 600E 2645 has blinking LCD video XP O/S


This sounds to me like either your flourescent lighting tube is beginning to go bad ,,, or the inverter is going bad ... or even both. :-)\015\012\015\012The cheapest and easiest solution for you is to simply replace the LCD screen (repla ... IBM PC Laptops

IBM ThinkPad iSeries 1400 LCD not functioning


I am afraid you are correct, your laptop screen is not usable and unless you’re a trained professional I do not recommend trying to repair the monitor itself. In fact, to do so would be rather dangerous to your own well being, but yo ... IBM ThinkPad i Series 1400 Notebook

T30 Think Pad, Boots up to a screen displaying vertical color lines, nothing else.


Hello and thank you for using Fixya's services. I have a couple of troubleshooting tips for you:First troubleshooting: If it boots up and is at least showing the splash screen (IBM splash screen or text) then it would be ... IBM PC Laptops

IBM Thinkpad 600 not powering on


It sounds like your power supply may be burned...Do you know if the battery works? if not, you can try buying a new battery to see if it will charge. if it does not, probably your power supply might need to be replaced. Which is tranlates to, get a ... IBM ThinkPad 600E 2645 Notebook

IBM R50 Anytime I open my thinkpad Laptop ibm R50 the screen is black help me fix this Please.


You could have a defective LCD screen, If the laptop appears to be running and the hard disk is spinning but the screen is dark then, to determine if you have a LCD screen or video card problem, read this and follow these instructions. Defectiv ... IBM ThinkPad T23 Notebook

Thinkpad t21 screen stopped working - IBM ThinkPad T21 Notebook


If the computer seems to boot up just fine, but is not displaying a picture, take a flashlight and shine it at an angle on the screen, and see if you can see a very faint image of what should be displayed. If this is the case then the backlight bulb ... IBM ThinkPad T21 Notebook

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


It probably has a dead backlight. If you have an external monitor, plug it in. fn + F7 will mirror it's screen. ... IBM PC Laptops

IBM ThinkPad 380Z LCD Inverter


Glad to see you found your cable. The inverter would be my best guess, then possibly the back light, but more than likely the inverter. ... IBM ThinkPad 380ED

Monitor wont turn on, green power light on


Hi you can inspect that what's wrong with your monitors. After you turned it on and the\015\012screen went black, you have to check that if you can see the image on the\015\012screen or not by shining a flashlight into the screen, not directly ... IBM ThinkVision L170 17" LCD Monitor

No video on Ibm Thinkpad T23


Hii also have a t23, and i have messed around with the display a lot...there are several things to consider:1) your operating system. i would assume you are using windows xp, and that you dont get video even before the OS starts up ... IBM ThinkPad T23 2647 Notebook

No image on the screen


Check that the computer is working by first trying another monitor with the computer if possible, or try the ibm on another computer, it may not be getting signal from the computer and so going back to stand by mode.if the problem happens ... IBM ThinkVision L170 17" LCD Monitor

I have an IBM thinkpad T20 running windows 2000. The computer is on and booted up but the monitor is not lighting up. It is running on 256mb ram and I was getting a lot of virtual memory is low warnings before the monitor went out. I have ordered more ram. I was wondering if the monitor issue could be related to the lack of ram. Is there any way with the screen dark to decrease the virtual memory until the new ram gets here??


Monitor lighting and Virtual memory has no such relation. Anyway you can easily increase your virtual memory by doing the followingRight click on My Computer> Properties> Advance > Performance Option> change (you can increase ... PC Desktops

The display on my ibm thinkpad r40 is black after initial dim ibm screen. External monitor works fine though. This happened immediately after I used my ibm with a projector this morning? Fn F7 does not help, checked the display settings, says laptop screen is not connected. Checked bios enabled both monitor and laptop screen. Any ideas?


The problem youve discribed does seem to point to your back light has failed on the laptops lcd display, i dont know exactly how this would accure just using a projector though, go into bios again and try loading factory settings.This pr ... IBM ThinkPad R40 2681

Back light on ibm t21


This is an known problem I think you must replace the backlight:look for example ebay partnr: \015\012\011\011\011\011\011\011\011\011260327530145only for example if this is your problem.\015\012\015\012\015\012\0 ... IBM ThinkPad T21 Notebook

ThinkPad T21 dark monitor. What part to change?


Seems like a bad inverter that needs changing ... PC Laptops

My screens works for about 10 or 15 minutes and then goes out...


You could have a faulty inverter or a CCFL lamp, To determine if you have a LCD screen, inverter or video card problem, read this and follow these instructions. Defective CCFL backlight, it may have the following symptom: Screen flashs on red/p ... HP Pavilion dv2715nr Notebook
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.electronic-servicing.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 0.5389 seconds