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wdevine
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Registered: ‎09-09-2008
Location: FL, USA
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T60P Start Problem

Hello,

 

I have a T60P that had locked up when I was using it.  I had restarted it by holding down the on/off switch.  Now after I turn it on or off, The numlock and caplock lights light up along with the 'Circled Z'.  Also depending on whether I'm running on battery or direct power, those lights will also light up.  Then after I hear the hard drive do a little 1-2 second normal start up sound and the CD/DVD drive does it's normal 1-2 second sound.  The only lights that are on are the "Circled Z' and the battery if running on battery.  If running on power, the 'Circled Z' and the plugged in indicator light are the only lights on.

 

I never see anything on the screen and never hear any diagnostic beeps.

 

Any suggestions on what I should try or what the problem might be?

 

Thank you!

 

Bill D

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Re: T60P Start Problem

this usually indicative of a hardware problem with the motherboard, do you still have warranty left?
Regards,

Jin Li

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wdevine
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Re: T60P Start Problem

No.  Unfortunately, the warranty ran out a few months ago.
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MarkATL
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Re: T60P Start Problem

Did you try to discharge your unit? This is a last ditch effort, but try doing this:

 

1) Remove the AC adapter and battery

2) Press the power button in and out 10 times

3) Now press and hold down the power button for 30 seconds

4) Plug in only the AC adapter.

5) Try to power on the unit

 

Hopefully the only problem you have is a power static buildup and doing this discharge will help you.

If not, you will need a systemboard as mentioned before.

 

Let me know if this helps you any.

 

Mark

 

Do NOT PM me with technical issues. Post in the forum for assistance. Thanks
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wdevine
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Re: T60P Start Problem

Hey Mark, I gave the steps you listed a shot and still no good luck.  Looks like it's going to be a new systemboard.  What's that run ballpark?

 

Thank you,

 

Bill

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Re: T60P Start Problem

try ebay, but given it is a T60p motherboard it is not going to be cheap.
Regards,

Jin Li

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I am a volunteer, and not a paid staff of Lenovo or Microsoft
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wdevine
Posts: 9
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Location: FL, USA
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Re: T60P Start Problem

Is it possible to pickup a refurbished T60p or T60 and just change out the harddrive and possibly add more memory from the dead machine to the refurbished machine?

 

Thank you,

 

Bill

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Re: T60P Start Problem

try marketplace of forums.thinkpad.com or you should ask ajkula66, he knows these stuffs better than most on this forum. 

 

http://forums.lenovo.com/lnv/profile?user.id=18

 

 

Regards,

Jin Li

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wdevine
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Re: T60P Start Problem

Well I ordered a new T60p motherboard (TP60/P 42W2207) and replace the motherboard.  Got everything back together and turned it on and STILL seeing the same issue I mentioned originally.  Uggghhhh

 

Any other suggestions? 

 

Thank you,

 

Bill D

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Re: T60P Start Problem

try connecting the laptop to an external screen and see whether anything show up. 
Regards,

Jin Li

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