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spilja
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R61 won't boot, fan not spinning, blank screen

My R61 won't boot. It turns on, the power and battery leds are on, HDD led turns on for a short bit (removing HDD didn't do anything). I can open the DVD drive successfully. 
It seems that the CPU fan is not spinning and the screen stays blank, even on external monitor.

Any ideas?

I blew the fan with some canned air a couple of times - some dust went out but it's still not spinning. I tried removing RAM and got the 1-3-3-1 beep when both RAM boards were out.

spilja
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Re: R61 won't boot, fan not spinning, blank screen

It seems that the CPU fan is in fact spinning. However, the display is still blank (both the built in one and/or the external one). Also, there's no HDD activity after turning the system on, the led blinks once after which only the power led and battery/plug led are on

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Re: R61 won't boot, fan not spinning, blank screen

which GPU does your R61 have?

Regards,

Jin Li

May this year, be the year of 'DO'!

I am a volunteer, and not a paid staff of Lenovo or Microsoft
spilja
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Re: R61 won't boot, fan not spinning, blank screen

nVidia nvs 140m

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Re: R61 won't boot, fan not spinning, blank screen

your Nvidia GPU has failed. You would need to get a new motherboard. Do you still have warranty? If not then you should consider Post Warranty Warranty (ThinkPlus).

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Jin Li

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spilja
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Re: R61 won't boot, fan not spinning, blank screen

No, my warranty has run out. Can I buy the post warranty outside of US?

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Re: R61 won't boot, fan not spinning, blank screen

you should call Lenovo customer care and speak to them about it.

Regards,

Jin Li

May this year, be the year of 'DO'!

I am a volunteer, and not a paid staff of Lenovo or Microsoft

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