The TFT LCD for the notebook computer contains
many thin-film transistors (TFTs). A small number of
dots that are missing, discolored, or always lighted
is characteristic of TFT LCD technology, but
excessive pixel problems can cause viewing
concerns. The LCD should be replaced if the
number of missing, discolored, or lighted dots in any
v XGA: 8 or more bright dots, 8 or more dark dots,
or a total of 9 or more bright and dark dots.
Note: Bright dots means pixel is always on (white
or color.) Dark dots means pixel is always off
Symptom or error
No beep, power-on indicator
on, and a blank LCD during
v LCD backlight not working.
v LCD too dark.
v LCD brightness cannot be
v LCD contrast cannot be
v LCD screen unreadable.
v Characters missing pixels.
v Screen abnormal.
v Wrong color displayed.
Horizontal or vertical lines
displayed on LCD.
Intermittent system hang problems can be due to a variety
of causes that have nothing to do with a hardware defect,
such as cosmic radiation, electrostatic discharge, or
software errors. FRU replacement should be considered
only when a problem recurs.
When analyzing an intermittent problem, do the following:
1. Run the diagnostic test for the system board in loop
mode at least 10 times.
2. If no error is detected, do not replace any FRUs.
3. If any error is detected, replace the FRU shown by the
FRU code. Rerun the test to verify that no more errors
ThinkPad A22m wireless models
FRU or action, in sequence
1. Reseat the LCD
2. LCD assembly.
3. System board.
1. See important note for
2. Reseat all LCD connectors.
3. LCD assembly.
4. System board.