Having problems with your IBM ThinkPad R40 2722 Notebook ?

The display screen has turned black

\015 My daughter has an IBM R40 Thinkpad that is over three years old. This morning the disply screen began to dim and is now totally black. Even after re-booting the screen will not come on. I connected my dsktop monitor to it and the computer seems to work fine except for the display. A friend who is a programmer told me by phone it could be, the light bulb (?) for the screen has gone out. He thought it was not a simple task to replace.\015\012\015\012Ron<><\015

Answers :

When you connected the external monitor thto the laptop did it display?

If so then you have to reset the monitor port. Hold down the function key and find the FKEY that shows a picture of a monitor. Press that until you get the laptop screen back.

Typical use is:
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  • 1 press = external monitor
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  • 2 presses = laptop and dual monitor
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  • 3 presses = just the laptop screen
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