I have IBM (lenovo) T41. Used system recovery (reset factory setup) - blue ACESS IBM button (nowadays changed into ThinkVantage button). Everyhting proceed without any troubles. At the end of reinstalation, when my pc restarts for the last time the monitor went black. No respond at all, monitor stays blank, however PC restarts correctly and everything seems to be done right - except my monitor is still blank. Can u help me?
Try hooking up an external monitor to it to verify that the restore went as expected. If so, try re-installing the on board graphics driver from the Lenovo's support site. If that doesn't help, let us know.