I have an IBM thinkpad P2 laptop with 128mb RAM, onboard graphics etc running WinXp Pro.
My problem is that i am not getting any signs of backlight on it unless i press Fn and F7 (button that changes between laptop screen and external monitor) a number of times. even then all i am getting is the IBM startup screen that displays how much memory i have and that the memory is ok. the screen is then going dark again but i can see the microsoft windows NT loader screen and can log into windows itself. i cannot see to alter any settings to troubleshoot it though.
When i connect it to an external monitor i can log in and work on it fine so i dont think this is anything to do with the graphics. My brother thinks that the backlight has gone. trouble is that i hope not as i have a lot of work related documents on there that i can't backup to a disk because the optical drive is only a cd-rom.
Is my brother right??? if so how can i retrieve my work or send it to another PC. I am networked but this laptop is not on the network and i am not sure how to transfer the files and settings from my laptop to my desktop.
please assist:mad: :sad: