Thinkpad T42 lcd question
I have a IBM Thinkpad T42 and the lcd has pooped on me. There is no backlight at all, but if I look hard enough or with a flashlight, I can see the extremely dim bios flash screen and the windows loading screen but after that it just goes completely dark, not even extremely dim. So i'm not sure if it is the back light, the inverter, or the entire lcd. I assume something to do with the backlight since I can see the start up screens with a flashlight, but since it dies out after that, maybe its something more. Is there any way I can rule out the inverter with a multimeter or something? I've googled that and found a few results but none that really explain what to do. Also, if it is the backlight, I assume I would rather just buy a new lcd than try to replace the backlight its self? Please help me and point me in the right direction as to where to go from here.
Thanks in advance.