Screen Death

Not blue.  Just dead.  My laptop LCD screen is trying to off itself.  I have backlight at the moment, but I don’t know when it will cut out again.  Looks like replacement is around 500 dollars. Blargh.  Pretty much have to wait till I get back to the US to do it anyway.

Model: IBM T42 Thinkpad

Symptom:  Intermittent loss of screen backlight.  Restores briefly after boot or sleep.  Previously showed pink hues immediately after boot/sleep that would fade over time.

Google says:  Common-ish problem among same model laptops, most likely problem: LCD screen is shot or some sort of inverter needs to be replaced.

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