Laptop black white lines
Okay when I initially turn on the laptop everything booted up properly or it blinks to a black screen and hangs then it blinks back. Then without even touching it, it starts blinking on and off randomly, after a good amount of continuous random blinking the screen turns black or it blinks into just black and white lines.
I have already tried plugging it into a separate monitor but the monitor just turned black after the screen failed. My guess is that the motherboard is failing?... but could it also be the monitor? maybe it's not the cables aren't receiving enough contact? o.O
[EDIT] Also I'm using an IBM Thinkpad T42 and when the computer is turned on and goes black the tilted Z/N light stayed on with the battery light.