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Ibm t42 display turns off as if I had shutdown

\015 I will be using the ibm t42 and then the display turns off goes black and the only option I have is to power off and on. seems to be happening more ofter\015

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You can test the computer this way. Connect the video output at the back of the laptop's base to a known working monitor. If the problem disappears completely then you know it is a screen problem, mostly likely. But if the same thing happens with the known working monitor connected to the Thinkpad, then you very likely have the BGA problem, a part that was soldered less than well (due to the restriction of lead not being allowed in the solder due to government regulations). And it may also be caused by flexing the base due to moving the laptop with poor support for its weight and resulting motherboard flex on rather delicate microsoldering. There are several services that "reball" the Ball Grid Assembly, and there are motherboards available as well that can replace the non-working ones. This is not a cheap fix to undertake but it can be done.
Try little button responsible for going into sleep mode. Closing your laptop lid presses that button. Screen goes black for couple of seconds and then, computer goes into sleep mode - by default.\012
I think this button may be damaged and it's sensitive to any movement. Solution: replace tape that connects screen with rest of the laptop (that's where the button is placed)
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