Thinkpad T30 screen is fading and flickering

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Jeff B

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Please Help,
I have a 4 plus year old IBM Thinkpad that's been working great. The screen's illumination is fading at high illumination. I use it plugged in to AC outlet so the power supply is constant. Is this a problem I can fix? I have adjusted the screen to half illumination -- really too dark to use for long periods of time. Do I just have a worn out screen?

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Jeff
 
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Sounds like your onboard video is dying I mean it sounds old maybe time to upgrade? There might also be a loose wire or something of that nature.
 
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I think it's more likely a dying backlight - you do still see all the imaging, correct? It's just dull, right? It's that flickerring that makes me think it that. The backlight is flourecent, and flickerring tends to be that - a dying bulb.

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Jeff B

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Is it possibly a worn out inverter board. And does anyone know how I would test for a bad board. And how easy is it to replace the backlight?
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jeff
 

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From what you have said it does sound like a possible failing backlight. I had a similar problem with a Fujitsu Seimens laptop, screen would flicker light/dark almost a random, sometimes working fine sometimes not. It steadily got worse and worse until it went totally.
 
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