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Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎09-19-2016
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Think pad not working

Help please. My t420 think pad will not turn on. I push the power button, it flashes once, then nothing. It is the only way I get to see my son, please help! Thank you!!

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Re: Think pad not working

Hello and welcome,


Examine the USB ports.  Sometimes the pins can get bent and short.  It was more common on laptops earlier than yours but it's worth checking.  The symptoms could be what you describe.


Not saying that's what is wrong, but it's easy to rule out/in.



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