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sanjaychriss
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Lenovo T61 Display flickers

Hello,

I have an IBM Lenovo T61 laptop with windows7 64 bit enterprise edition installed.

When I bootup the laptop there is no display on the screen and sometimes when there is display the screen starts to flicker and then after 10 min starts to dump memory, with windows blue screen.

Also sometimes when i tap the screen it returns to normal for a short while and starts flickering again.

This problem is also visible on the bios screen when I ran a hard disk drive disgnostic.

Can anyone help me trying to pinpoint the faulty hardware.

 

Thanks

Sanjay

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Message 2 of 6

Re: Lenovo T61 Display flickers

Hi and welcome to the forum!

 

Try hooking it up to an external monitor, if the issue continues then your graphics card is about to die, otherwise your screen is going out, or perhaps both scenarios are correct Smiley Sad

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Re: Lenovo T61 Display flickers

Just to add something more, do you have integrated or discrete graphics card?

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greenstrips
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Re: Lenovo T61 Display flickers

Read my post about my wife's T61. If you have an Nvidia video card and saw similar symptoms I saw, your display card is about to tap out. Save your personal data ASAP.
arescraft
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Re: Lenovo T61 Display flickers

That's what happened to my T61. IT started to blue screen flicker and then suddenly died within an hour. I went to the local computer store and they told me it was the GPU problem and told me they need to do video card reflow.

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Re: Lenovo T61 Display flickers

video card reflow? that won't work.

Just get the Lenovo post warranty warranty (1 year depot) which costs about $150 dollars, and get it repaired once it activates.
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