09-10-2019 06:54 AM
I have a P71 just 3 months out of its 1 year warranty and it does not start. The power button light is green but pressing it does nothing: no fans, no beeps.
Things I tried:
All signs point to a bad motherboard.
What are my options? How much is a new motherboard?
09-10-2019 07:21 AM
That sounds poor. There is only one more thing I would try before searching eBay for a motherboard. Try starting without the main battery - on A/C alone. If the battery is shorted, it will act like that.
09-10-2019 06:47 PM - edited 09-10-2019 06:48 PM
Is it possible that your charger is dead and battery is discharged?
Can still give out enought juice to drive that green light but nothing else.
Just a wild guess ...
09-10-2019 08:32 PM
the green light doesn't flash until the power circuitry identifies a good 20v
09-11-2019 05:09 AM
Another question: has anyone successfully had Lenovo fix a laptop just out of warranty? I've bought a lot of Lenovos and never had one die 15 months later. It makes me question the quality of the brand.
09-11-2019 05:26 AM
And another question...
My P71 has 64gb ram and two M.2 1tb drives. I'm fairly sure they are still good and they are a major chunk of the cost of the laptop. Is there a "Lenovo depot" or something where I can buy a barebones "old/new" P71 (with 2-3 year warranty) cheaply and install my RAM and disks?
09-11-2019 06:26 PM
There is an outlet store at
but they would be more likely to have a P72 than a P71
There is eBay