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spjyxl
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Registered: ‎09-13-2008
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A21 thinkpad will not boot, cannot get to bios setup

Cannot even get my daughters laptop to boot into the bios setup, F1, just hangs after showing going to steup, F12 doesnt work...just hangs on the selection line

I have tried holding F1 at bootup, get no post beep, get no memory count. it just hangs at the starting setup message

System does not try to boot from CD or floppy either...

I have taken out the memory, HD, CD Floppy, reinserted them, no change.

the bios is phoenix 4.0, release 6.0 (95-99), I was going to update the bios but cannot even get anywhere near the setup screen, and will not try to boot from floppy or CD.

Im stuck...and not sure what direction to go at this point


Message Edited by spjyxl on 09-13-2008 03:10 PM
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Re: A21 thinkpad will not boot, cannot get to bios setup

Welcome to the forum!

 

Try removing mini-PCI card and see whether that makes a difference.

 

Good luck. 

Cheers,

George




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spjyxl
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Re: A21 thinkpad will not boot, cannot get to bios setup

I tried removing the PCI card. No change, I can hit esc, see the system stats, but just hangs trying to go to BIOS setup...same as before

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Re: A21 thinkpad will not boot, cannot get to bios setup

I'm afraid that you're looking at motherboard replacement...

 

Good luck. 

Cheers,

George




In daily use: R60F, R500F, T61, T410

Collecting dust: T60

Enjoying retirement: A31p, T42p,

Non-ThinkPads: Panasonic CF-31 & CF-52, HP 8760W




Starting Thursday, 08/14/2014 I'll be away from the forums until further notice. Please do NOT send private messages since I won't be able to read them. Thank you.
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