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Can i fix a moniter on an IBM think pad laptop if it\'s screen is not showing

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August 30, 2011 9:31:37 PM

hey there am called drizydre and i have an IBM thinkpad laptop which has a spolit screen, so can i fix a working flat screen monoitor on my laptop to act as my screen display?
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August 30, 2011 10:59:18 PM

Hello drizydre;

As long as it's the laptop LCD screen that is bad and not the graphics card.

If you hold the laptop near a light or shine a flashlight on it - can you see anything like a very dim screen?
If so the desktop type monitor should have no problem running on your laptop.

In any case it's worth hooking up a desktop type monitor and testing it out.
August 30, 2011 11:06:48 PM

And if you can dimly see the screen, that shows that the backlight is probably burnt out. That is a relatively inexpensive (compared to replacing the screen) repair job.