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Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎07-27-2009
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R61 Broke down and not coming back

Hey guys, i have a thinkpad r61 from Nov 07. recently i started to get blue screens quite often. two days ago it died completely. nothing happened when i pushed the power butter. totally blacked out. once in a while, i could hear some beeps. has anyone encountered the same problem? despertate for help. Thanks a lot!

 

damon

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Re: R61 Broke down and not coming back

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if it is beeping it's telling you what is wrong here is a link to beep codes page 42 hardware maintenance manual http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/42x3547_04.pdf
Message Edited by GMAC-R60 on 07-27-2009 09:53 PM



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Location: Atlanta, GA
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Re: R61 Broke down and not coming back

Hi Damon,

 

If you are hearing the beeps and your system is not booting up at all, you can find a list of our beep codes on this link:

 

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-46018

 

For most of our beeps, usually replacing the memory first will resolve most of these issues. At other times, you will need to take advantage of your warranty (I hope you have one) and contact tech support to replace your systemboard (could be an issue with the internal video card or the security chip depending on the beep pattern you are experiencing).

 

I hope everything works out for you.

 

Best,

Mark

 

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Paper Tape
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Re: R61 Broke down and not coming back

hey, GMAC-R60 and MarkATL, thanks a lot to you both.
WWAN
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Re: R61 Broke down and not coming back

No Problem Damon,

 

Glad we're able to  help. Smiley Happy

 

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Re: R61 Broke down and not coming back

is it a Nvidia or Intel GPU?
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Jin Li

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Paper Tape
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Re: R61 Broke down and not coming back

Solved the problem by myself. you guys are not gonna believe what went wrong with my thinkpad. Initially, i thought it was because of the security chip or something like that. turns out it was the RAM.i got two 1GB memory sticks. i thougth it would be the most unlikely thing for the both to fail. so i tried using only one each time,  but it didn't work. as i already gave up on fixing it myself and i had done all i could. so i decided to give it my last shot. i didn't expect it would make a difference anyway.  i happened to have a 512M memory stick from a friend. so i put it in, and my laptop came back to life right away!

 

unbelievable. i cound't believe both rams failed.  i've been using it for less than a year. what kind of crappy memory can that be?!

 

Anyway, thanks all of you for the help. 

 

 

P.S. hey, lead_org, it's a nvidia

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