Blank screen on IBM T30 after XP installation freeze

By dipesh.parmar ·
I was reinstalling XP Pro so that it was a fresh install, removing everything off the drive. halfway through the installation, my laptop hard-froze where nothing would work, keyboard & mouse wouldnt function at all. I had no choice but to hard-press the power button to switch off, but once i switched back on with the installation disc still in the drive the screen would not come on. The laptop seems to make the right whirs and noises as if t comes on ok, the disc drive whirrs away as if the installation disc is to start an install, but absolutely nothing appears on the screen, have i fried the motherboard ???

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Have you tried plugging in an external Screen?

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Blank screen on IBM T30 a ...

If that doesn't work you most likely have a dead M'Board but it shouldn't have failed if that is all that happened. A Hard Power Off will not kill a M'Board but the Board may have failed while you where installing XP.


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