I have an IBM Thinkpad T20 laptop that recently started an intermittent (quite often) problem whereby the screen is so dark it is virtually unreadable.
Trying to change the brilliance/lighting functions has no impact.
Moving the screen angle back and forth in various angles sometimes works, other times nothing works and I just have to turn it off.
Although it's an old clunker it's in good condition and does what I need it for (remote working on Excel, email, Word) and enables us to take the laptop to the in-laws to show them holiday pics etc.
I'd have to spend $$ to get a replacement so spending $$ on a part is just as easy cos then I don't have to worry about getting files off it.
Is this problem fixable (new part/screen) or being a laptop is the only resolution to use an external monitor?