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Paper Tape
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T440s hangs on ThinkPad splash logo

Hi you guys!

I would like to excuse my bad English in advance.


This happened like three days ago. Regular reboot. No forced updates or any installation, just an ordinary reboot.

But then, all of a sudden, I couldn't work my ass out of the boot screen. 

It doesn't go in to loop either, just standing there, acting like a d*ck. I've tried ALL F-buttons but none has worked at all. But if I FN-lock them, I can change the brightness and that kind of stuff - SO, it's responding, but nothing more nothing less.

And because I can't choose different boot, neither go into BIOS, I feel kinda f-ed (did my motherboard actually brick it self?!)

Tried so far: BIOS battery, int+ext batterypack, w/ and w/o AC adapter, disconnected the harddrive, disconnected the RAM. And you know what? The same screen. ALL of the times.

Any suggestions? Try to recover bad sectors (if any) in another computer? I would love to have USB>S-ATA right now, but I'm going to use it ONCE, so that's out of question.

Kthxbye, love <888

Paper Tape
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Re: T440s hangs on ThinkPad splash logo

Ubuntu 14.04

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Re: T440s hangs on ThinkPad splash logo

Examine the USB ports to see if any have bent pins.  Shorted USB can cause these symptoms.  If that doesn't help, try pulling out the HDD.  Non-responding drive can also cause this.


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