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Blank screen on Lenovo Thinkpad T61

Q: Blank screen on Lenovo Thinkpad T61

Dear All,

I just got a Lenovo T61 Lap from a friend and trying to fix, the problem is when I turn on that Lap I got a blank screen, I tried it on a good working external monitor I got a coloured screen please see pics. Please guys advice me as soon as possible what to do and what is a symptom of this problem. Thank you.

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A:ThinkPad W530: Blank Screen/Weird Colorful screen on Lid Open

Looks like a loose/damaged connection between the display and the laptop. no way to fix it without opening the laptop. Which warranty do you have? if you have the on-site, they send a tech or parts out to fix it.

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A:Lenovo Thinkpad S540 screen flickering

Hi joostkolkhuis,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Forums!
 
You can contact to the Lenovo customer support and they will be comfortable enough to explain you in detail how the issue can be handled. Please find the below given link to find out the contact support according to your location.
 
Click here to open a link where you can select the country and get the exact contact support number. I?m sure they will be a great help.
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Thank you, have a good day.
 
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