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T61 power on issues - only getting the z light

2014-05-18, 14:25 PM

Hi, I put my laptop to hibernate mode the other night and the next morning, it won't come back on. I get the green battery sign light, the power-plug sign light and the sign light next next to it, which reads like a slanted "z". But the screen stays blank (I don't see bios screen at all).

 

It makes a couple of click noise when i turn it on, but then the above mentioned three lights stays on and nothing happens.

 

Is there a way to rest this or something else? Or does it sound like a hardware malfunction?

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Re: T61 power on issues - only getting the z light

2014-05-18, 14:34 PM

wrote:

 

Is there a way to rest this or something else? Or does it sound like a hardware malfunction?


It does sound like a hardware malfunction. Try this old trick:

 

Remove the battery, hard and media drives, unplug the AC adapter.

 

Press the "power" button ten times in a row holding it down for ten seconds each time and thirty seconds the last time around.

 

Plug the AC adapter - but nothing else - back in and try to power the laptop on.

 

Good luck.

Cheers,

George




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