Having problems with your IBM ThinkPad G40 2388 Notebook ?

Plugging into a different screen doesn't work

\015 It is not working. Actually we can see the screen a tiny bit (on the laptop itself) but so faintly that we can't see the mouse arrow enough to use it for transporting data to a flash drive. Plugging it into another screen doesn't work at all\015

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The Cold fusion lamp in your LCD and or the invertor board for the LCD could be bad that is the reason why a faint image . As for the external monitor you should enable it by the Fn+F5/F6/F7 key by pressing it twice at boot up before windows is fully loaded - this to ensure that the external monitor works with your laptop . If the resolution setting and frequency is not comaptible with external monitor you connect then you wont have display on your external monitor . Start windows in safe mode .
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