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T61 Not Booting

I am having major emergency and in full-out panic mode.

 

Got back from lunch and my T61 screen was black. Pushing spacebar and moving mouse did not wake. I used power button to shut down.

 

The computer will not power up. When I push the power button the green lights appear and it acts like it is about to boot up, then I get a series of 3 beeps. One long followed by two shorts (beeeep beep beep). That is it.

 

I have removed battery and let set for a while, reinserted battery and gotten the same result. I have not been able to get anything to show on monitor--just three beeps when I try to boot up.

 

I have T61 (7662CTO) with Windows 7.

 

Please help!

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Re: T61 Not Booting

According to document I found in knoledgebase, that series of beeps means this:

 

  • System board
  • LCD assembly
  • DIMM

What does this mean in terms of action steps?

 

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Re: T61 Not Booting

try taking your memory out then try one at a time I think that beep code is system memory but I could be wrong



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Re: T61 Not Booting

sometimes you just need to reseat the memory



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Re: T61 Not Booting

I have reset the memory and tried booting with just one in different slots. Same result every time. Any suggestions on what to try next?

 

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Re: T61 Not Booting

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do you have the NVidia GPU if so it may not be good see this http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/T61-and-prior-T-series-ThinkPad/T61p-exhibiting-1-long-and-2-short-beep-... I had forgotten about this but was reminded by AndyP




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Re: T61 Not Booting

Yes, I am fairly certain I have NVidia GPU.

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Re: T61 Not Booting

that not good to hear unless you still have a warranty



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Re: T61 Not Booting

Okay. So, I am hosed.

 

What is my best course of action? How do I go about getting this one repaired?

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Re: T61 Not Booting

Just called Lenovo and they say the estimated cost of repair is $575 !!!!!!