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By kazzbar ·
I own a thinpad model # i1200 1161-260. The Lcd works for about 1 to 2 min then begins to flicker and then goes blank. If you tap on the screen the LCD will come back on for a couple more minutes then do the same thing. I had this fixed once before thru IBM Warranty. Now the system is out of warranty and I need to fix this myself. I need info purchasing thinkpad parts and service for the thinkpad. Someone told me this could be an inverter. Do you agree. Or could this be lcd itself.

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by TheChas In reply to Thinkpad LCD repair.

I don't have any 'good' parts sources.

This does sound like it is either the inverter, or the back-light lamp itself.

Chas

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by kazzbar In reply to Thinkpad LCD repair.

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by RCOM In reply to Thinkpad LCD repair.

Since the inverter board is pretty cheap and not that hard to install I'd start with that. Reliable Computer Parts in Washington carries a huge stock of IBM laptop parts try them out.
www.rpc.com

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by Furio Giante In reply to Thinkpad LCD repair.

Have you spoken to IBM about this? Since it was repaired under warrantee previously, there is a small chance that they would cover it - since the problem was not actually fixed. This is, assuming that the time frame involved is not terribly long.Depending on which state you are in, you may actually have some recourse based on your state's lemon laws. Just a suggestion off the top of my head, it may save you a lot of work finding the parts source and money buying them =). If that does not work, have you considered one of those bird toys that dips its head into the water placed in front of it over and over again? It could continuously tap your display, and you would not
need any parts...

Here's a "dippy bird" resource...maybe you can make your own!

http://www.howstuffworks.com/question608.htm
=grin=

Good luck!

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by Furio Giante In reply to Thinkpad LCD repair.

Just for the purposed of more info: Are you able to connect it to an external monitor and if so, does that work properly? Assuming yes, as this does sound like a typical lcd failure.

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