Having problems with your IBM ThinkPad A31P Notebook ?

LCD DEAD Can use laptop with external monitor, but will not work with screen


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This could be a board issue, backlight issue or inverter issue. Look at the screen closely, if there is a faint image it's either a backlight issue or inverter issue, you can just order on inverter, they're 20 bucks on ebay, if that doesn't work replace the backlight. As much as I would like to be able to tell you a quickfix that will solve the problem you can either google for guides that show you how to replace the backlight or bring it in for repairs. Backlight repairs are somewhat difficult. If there is no image at all it's most likely a logic board issue which will cost 50% of buying a new one. Laptop Repair NYC.
Unfortuantely at this point, replacing the LCD or replacing the laptop will be your choices. Try ebay for parts to your laptop if you want to attempt replacement of the LCD. You may get lucky and find a dead laptop that is the same model as yours where the LCD still works; otherwise, replace the laptop. If you send it back to Lenovo (the company who deals with IBM's laptops now) it will cost you about as much as buying a new one to fix this one.
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