06-11-2012 06:10 AM
I honestly have no clue what could have caused this!
I turned it on this morning & it was stuck on the booting screen. It read "ThinkPad" in large letters followed by "To interrupt normal start up, press the blue ThinkVantage button." I waited for about a half hour for it to boot & it never did. I of course pressed the ThinkVantage button & to my dismay...nothing happened. Afterwards, I unplugged it & removed the battery pack. I then plugged it back in & attempted to start it up again. Once again, nothing. I unplugged it again & attached the battery pack. At that point I tried starting it up again and N O T H I N G!
What do I do?!
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06-11-2012 07:52 AM - last edited on 05-07-2013 09:14 AM by Mark_Lenovo
have a look at your usb ports, there could be some sort of pins touching, as the result of damaged usb pins.
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06-11-2012 08:54 AM
The small black piece that is supposed to be in the USB port is not there. All I see are the pins. They are not touching eachother but they are touching the metal below them. Do I stop them from touching that?
06-11-2012 10:06 AM
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