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thinkpadpro
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Registered: ‎07-29-2008
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Is this computer fixable?

http://cgi.ebay.com/IBM-Thinkpad-A31p-Laptop-Pentium-4-2-6-GHZ-P-R_W0QQitemZ130254190613QQcmdZViewIt...|66%3A2|65%3A1|240%3A1318&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

 

it says no video to crt or internal lcd. fixable or no?

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Registered: ‎11-23-2007
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Re: Is this computer fixable?

That machine most likely needs a new motherboard, or a solder re-balling in the GPU area...you're looking at $150 or more to fix it...not worth it IMHO, and I love A31p machines and have owned so many of them it's not even funny...

 

Remember, these babies are five years old now, some a little more...backlight in the LCD probably needs replacing... etc. etc...

 

If you want to play, A31p is NOT the machine to start with. T4x or R5 will give you more bang for the buck, and the parts will be easier to find as well as cheaper.

 

Just in case that you like A31p as a concept, as many of us do, take a word of advice and buy a working one... 

 

Hope this helps. 

Cheers,

George




In daily use: R60F, R500F, T61, T410

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