03-28-2012 01:53 PM
Firstly, I apologize for posting this. I'm sure it's been answered, but I couldn't find exact symptoms searching here.
Machine in question, T60 type 2637-D06
Shut it down last night, as normal. Left plugged in as I usually do.
Woke this morning, the charge and battery lights both on, as usual.
But nothing happens when I push the switch. No other lights, no beeps, nothing. As if the switch is bad (which I understand is a possibility)
If I pull the battery, I still get the A/C light. Same results though. No beeps, no other lights.
If I pull the A/C and install the battery (which has always been fine for 2-3 hours, so I'm ruling out the A/C power supply), no lights at all. And similarly unresponsive.
Tried the button pressing 'trick' thing. No joy.
So of course, apart it came. Pulled system battery and let sit for an hour or so. Back in, no difference.
Pulled memory and tried it. No difference (still no beeps)
My only thoughts as to what could be bad now are:
Bad power switch (is there a way to 'break' it to test it?)
Screen open sensor (could this cause such symptoms, and is there a way to access it and test it?)
bad mother board (in which case, I'll just get another used computer and swap hard drives)
Any thoughts greatly appreciated. I have an old Gateway that behaves similarly, so if I could get this working, maybe I could get it working too (long shot).
And, if I do end up just buying another T60, it could be helpful if I have a clue of what bits might still be usable in my broken one as parts for a new one when it breaks down the road...
03-28-2012 07:42 PM
Welcome to the forum!
If you can borrow another keyboard to test the machine with (any Lenovo-era ThinkPad keyboard should do) that would be a good start.
If a dead board is the culprit, all other parts *should* be fine...that's a pretty sweet machine, FlexView LCD and all...throw in another board (any non-wide T60/p board will work and they're quite inexpensive nowadays) and call it a day...
03-28-2012 08:10 PM
03-29-2012 07:25 AM
Thanks, both of you, for your replies..
No luck with trying to power up sans cmos battery. Will try a different keyboard before I give up (if I can find someone to let me take apart their computer )
And start shopping.. oh boy! Shopping!
03-30-2012 07:49 AM
Quick follow up for you George.. or whoever can answer..
You say 'any non-wide T60/p board will work'
On ebay, most specify they are for 14" machines... will that work in my 15"? Or is that specification basically just with regards to the frame in which the used ones are mounted? Does the type number have to be similar? Or is that again basically with regards to the case?
I did end up buying another machine complete, but still entertaining the thought of trying to get this one working if I can do it for less than $50 and some time...
03-30-2012 03:49 PM
The boards are the same for 14" and 15" units (standard 4:3) but are different for widescreen (15.4") models.
Any "standard" board will work in your machine.