Having problems with your IBM ThinkPad T41 Notebook ?
Thinkpad screen goes blank if I touch/move laptop and reboots.
\015 Anytime I moved my laptop, the screen would switch off. I left it with PC repair shop. They said it worked fine for them.I took it home. Now I just have to touch the laptop (usually lefthand corner beside mouse pad!) and the screen switches off. Sometimes it reboots as well without me doing it.When the screen switches off, if it doesn't reboot, I have to press power button to switch it off and then back on.Now, if I power it up, and leave it on a table, I can usually keep it going long enough to check emails etc. However, if I don't use it, the screen will switch off itself after about 5 mins.There are no keyboard strokes that will get the screen back on (tried Fn-F3; ctrl-alt-del; etc.). Connecting to an external monitor doesn't help either.\015
Push down on the center of your computer and restart it
I just fixed a T41 laptop. Originally, I turned it on and the screen would go black at a random time and then I would have to either hold the power button down to turn it off or remove the battery and plug to reboot. I knew the monitor and inverter on the laptop was fine because I hooked the vga up to an external monitor and the display went black on the external monitor at the same time. I downloaded the technical manual for a guide to remove the motherboard and I ended up using a heat gun to re-flow the solder on the motherboard. I used this video as a guide:
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