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

UncleDuke linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Sun, 30 Nov 2003 22:55:32 -0500

> 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
> have?

Either the inverter(can be replaced by itself) or the backlight(a new LCD
panel). eBay would be the best bet. IBM still makes the parts but as with
any IBM replacement part you are paying a premium price. If you happen know
someone who works in a tech shop that services IBM machines you could ask
them to order it(probably cost+10%&shipping, most tech shops will do this
for their employees) for you.

> P.S. And what is that faucet-looking button, Fn-F11?

Power management presets. Each time you press it sets it to either
low/med/high/custom(I think).