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gsoros
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T60 Embedded Security Chip Issue!!

When I start up my machine, it will not go past the checking embedded security chip page??? Any suggestions?

 

Thank you.

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tdolan
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Re: T60 Embedded Security Chip Issue!!

DO you get any error code or beeps?

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gsoros
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: T60 Embedded Security Chip Issue!!

I get nothing. The screen just stays on 'checking embedded security chip' page and wont load. If I start pressing keys it will beep. Thanks

lead_org
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Re: : T60 Embedded Security Chip Issue!!

in your bios is your security chip enabled?

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Jin Li

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gsoros
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Re: : T60 Embedded Security Chip Issue!!

I am not sure. How can I check this if I can't get the machine to load up? I have had this laptop for two years and never had this problem. Thanks

lead_org
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Re: : T60 Embedded Security Chip Issue!!

press F1 when your laptop just boots up. If that don't work, then i would think you are having some sort of hardware problem. 

 

if the embedded security chip is the culprit, then you would need a brand new motherboard. 

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Jin Li

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gsoros
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Re: : T60 Embedded Security Chip Issue!!

It seems as if it is going to be a new motherboard. How much will a new motherboard run me and is it worth it to replace it?

 

Thanks for your help.

lead_org
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Re: : T60 Embedded Security Chip Issue!!

a new motherboard would cost lot more than you getting the post warranty service agreement from lenovo. T60 is good machine, but unfortunately there are occasions where there hardware problems, but usually it is very rare.

 

Consider how much T60 that Lenovo sold, the failure rate of this machine is quite small. For Lenovo Thinkpads... T60, T61 with Intel GPU, T400 and T500 are all very reliable machines.

 

This is why i buy Thinkpad above all else. 

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Jin Li

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Taggsy
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Registered: ‎02-18-2010
Location: Birmingham, England
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Re: : T60 Embedded Security Chip Issue!!

 

Hiya,

 

I had this problem yesterday with  T60 and the only answer was to carry out a complete motherboard transplant.

 

Not to much of an issue had fun doing it and it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.

 

Sorry but if you cannot sort it out in the Bios then this is the only option .....

 

Thanks Taggs