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WTB: t42 m10 long fan and ati 9600 mobo

#1 Post by Haxoc112 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:55 am

Trying to repair my old t42, display stays blank when turning on. Probably the gpu issue.

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Re: WTB: t42 m10 long fan and ati 9600 mobo

#2 Post by dr_st » Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:38 am

Haxoc112 wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:55 am
Trying to repair my old t42, display stays blank when turning on. Probably the gpu issue.
I wouldn't jump to this conclusion so fast. It can just as likely be a display/inverter/fuse problem.
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Re: WTB: t42 m10 long fan and ati 9600 mobo

#3 Post by Haxoc112 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:50 am

Hi and thanks for the reply.
You are right but it does have most of the symptoms:
  • When it did boot it would freeze on the login screen after typing a bit, then unfreeze 30sec later
  • It won't boot to an external display
  • It used to work once in a while and turn off lcd when moved (this was 3 years ago).

Yesterday it worked fine and I went through all the built in stress testing in the bios (whatever that does), and it went for more than 3 hours, then when I tried to boot from a recovery cd it turned off the lcd.
The only thing that it doesn't have is that it won't boot when pressing on the gpu, or at all for that matter.

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