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

2010-07-28, 19:14 PM

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.

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

2010-07-28, 19:25 PM

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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12-20-2008

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

2010-07-29, 8:27 AM

which GPU does your R61 have?

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Jin Li

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

2010-07-29, 8:29 AM

nVidia nvs 140m

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

2010-07-29, 8:39 AM

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

2010-07-29, 10:35 AM

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

2010-07-29, 21:03 PM

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

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