07-10-2019 10:51 PM - edited 07-10-2019 10:59 PM
I have a chance of buying this Lenovo Thinkpad T440 for a resonable price. The thing is the display only shows the backlight as shown in the picture I have attached.
Would it be safe to say that, if I buy it, and hook it up to an external monitor and that display comes on fine, then I can just purchase a new 1600x900 display for the T440, replace it and all will work wonderfully?
Or is it something else that makes the screen look like this? Thanks in advance.
07-10-2019 11:46 PM - edited 07-10-2019 11:49 PM
It depends if the specs are good. I have a Thinkpad T410 and it's been a great laptop these years. The external monitor will display it fine. The display may have a connection issue with it's built in display. For example if the ribbon connector isn't plugged in well or one of the pins is not in this happens. But just in case do your research
07-10-2019 11:50 PM - edited 07-10-2019 11:52 PM
Thanks for replaying... But my real issue is that I would like a fully working laptop and I am worried if it's just the screen of the laptop which is the issue and can be replaced... Or maybe it's something on the motherboard that isnt just right away fixable? Does anyone know?
Edit; It's an Intel i7-4600U 2,1GHz
07-11-2019 07:09 AM
It is impossible to be certain without swapping parts. This sort of problem is USUALLY a bad panel. There are separate outputs for external displays so a working external display is not a guarantee that the LCD output is good. I can say that there are fewer things that can go wrong with the motherboard's display output if the motherboard has integrated (Intel)) graphics, rather than a discrete GPU.