Having problems with your IBM ThinkPad T42 Notebook ?

Problems with LCD of IBM T42

\015 I can't see anything on the screen except some lines and some rectangular blocks. I can't recognize anything at all. I really don't know what happened or what made my laptop to behave this way. What I know is that one day I just noticed that the display has some green lines running up and down the screen. There were many lines. I can still read and see the screen. It then got worse. The screen became green all-over but I can still see the pictures and my desktop. Then suddenly, I can no longer see the screen. When ever I boot the machine, it displays a series of random green rectangles interlaced with brown cubes. I can't even see the IBM Access. I can see nothing on the screen except some random blocks of colors.\015

Answers :

Morlemseyre,
You are one of many T42 owners that have experienced the dreaded Video failure issue. The issues you are having are the result of the video chip on the motherboard failing. This chip is a Ball Grid Array type chip which over time can come unsoldered from the motherboard.
If you still have a warranty on it, great, if not, check ebay for a refurbished or new one.
Good luck
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