[ltp] 600E's screen turns on red, then goes really dark

James McKenzie linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Sun, 30 Nov 2003 17:10:18 -0700

Bad inverter or bad backlight.  Either case, the system needs to be 

James McKenzie

Asheesh Laroia wrote:

>This is mildly off-topic, but I hope some of you can provie some insight!
>My roommate just bought a ThinkPad 600E.  When he turned it on a week ago,
>the screen would turn on at normal brightness, adjustable by the slider
>thing under the screen, but it would have a red tint that would go away
>after a few seconds.
>After this weekend, the laptop's screen now starts up, flickering red and
>really-dark, and then settles on really-dark.  One can repeat the
>flickering process by pressing the switch-to-external-monitor button,
>Fn-F7.  (There's no external monitor attached, so it goes right back to
>the LCD.)
>So the screen is unreadably dark, and flickers strangely.  What hope do I
>Thank you all very much.
>-- Asheesh Laroia.
>P.S. And what is that faucet-looking button, Fn-F11?