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user32
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Registered: ‎12-28-2009
Location: the Netherlands
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Thinkpad T61 screen/video problems

Hello,

 

I bought my thinkpad 4 months ago (brand new Smiley Happy

but every now and then (sometimes 2 times a month, but today i had it for 2 times on the same day) when i boot my system (Windows 7 or Linux) i black stripes on the screen, it looks like one line is on the next line is off/disabled. the vertical stripes are everywhere no mather what OS i run. When i shutdown the computer and boot it up again its gone.

 

When i have the stripe problem and i visit for example google.com and close my webbrowser i can still see

the google logo in the background. (like a ghost)...

 

Can someone tell me what to do with this? I already looked for updates with the lenovo update manager.

 

Thinkpad Specifications:

 

Thinkpad T61 7663-2EG

Intel C2D T7500

Nvidia Quadro 140NVS

1440x900 resolution screen.

 

I tried to make photos of the screen but that isn't working i get all kind of colors

 

I also just tried to attach my desktop monitor to the laptop but when i enable it the laptop screen flickers and both screens work just fine then. (so i can't find out if it is the screen or it is the videocard that gives me problems)

 

I tried to find a topic with similar problems but can't realy find it, i hope i post it in the correct forum.

 

Can someone tell me what is worng with my thinkpad? Do i have to call Lenovo to get for a repair??

Thinkpad T61 / 7663 & Thinkpad T410 / 2537
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Re: Thinkpad T61 screen/video problems

Welcome to the forum!


If that T61 has any warranty remaining, you should send it in.


Good luck.

Cheers,

George




In daily use: R60F, R500F, T61, T410

Collecting dust: T60

Enjoying retirement: A31p, T42p,

Non-ThinkPads: Panasonic CF-31 & CF-52, HP 8760W




Starting Thursday, 08/14/2014 I'll be away from the forums until further notice. Please do NOT send private messages since I won't be able to read them. Thank you.
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lead_org Microsoft MVP Contributor
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Registered: ‎12-19-2008
Location: Australia, Melbourne
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Re: Thinkpad T61 screen/video problems

hum... yes sounds like a Nvidia GPU having some problem, need to replace the motherboard (GPU is physically soldered to the motherboard)..

Regards,

Jin Li

May this year, be the year of 'DO'!

I am a volunteer, and not a paid staff of Lenovo or Microsoft
user32
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thanx for the welcome message,   i still have 2 years and...

thanx for the welcome message,

 

i still have 2 years and 8 months of warenty left so that should not be a problem. i just hoped i did not have to send it in...

 

thanx for the replies ajkula66 and lead_org

 

Arjan

Thinkpad T61 / 7663 & Thinkpad T410 / 2537

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