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Registered: ‎01-17-2009
Location: Colorado
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IBM T-40 Thinkpad will not power up

I've checked all connections even used power supply and battery from my other T-40 I know that works.

Took the hard drive out and put in another T-40 and it works

Just NO power!

Can anyone give me some advice?

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Registered: ‎11-23-2007
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Re: IBM T-40 Thinkpad will not power up

Let's 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 adapter - but nothing else - back in and try to power on.


Good luck.

Cheers,

George




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Re: IBM T-40 Thinkpad will not power up

Thanks for your reponse but it didn't do a thing after I went thru your steps you pointed out

Still NO power up...

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Registered: ‎12-19-2008
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Re: IBM T-40 Thinkpad will not power up

this means most likely you got a dead motherboard. One last question does the LED light comes on when you plug into the ac adapter?

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Jin Li

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Re: IBM T-40 Thinkpad will not power up

Doesn't do a thing when I plug it it....NO lights at allSmiley Sad