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Retired Guru
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Registered: ‎05-16-2008
Location: USA
Message 11 of 15 (1,664 Views)

Re: T61 Not Booting

there are some youtube videos of people fixing it themselves but I would look on ebay or other places and find a motherboard without the nvidia GPU I've seen t61 MBs for $75. on ebay

Thinkpad R61 7733-1GU
Thinkpad X61T 7762-54U
Thinkpad X60T 6363-4GU

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Registered: ‎11-17-2008
Location: Birmingham, AL
Message 12 of 15 (1,650 Views)

Re: T61 Not Booting

That is what I will do!



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Registered: ‎08-04-2011
Location: Montreal, Quebec
Message 13 of 15 (1,626 Views)

Re: T61 Not Booting

You should atleast try a different Memory Module. It might solve the problem.

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Registered: ‎03-10-2013
Location: Canada
Message 14 of 15 (1,219 Views)

Re: T61 Not Booting

It could possibly be BOOT.TIDSERV, had it on my computer, sounds JUST Like what happend to me! 

(You will need to wipe out the harddrive if it is BOOT.TIDSERV)

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What's DOS?
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Registered: ‎07-15-2013
Location: usa
Message 15 of 15 (1,090 Views)

Re: T61 Not Booting

The same problem happened to me too and solved it by CMOS reset (described in steps below for non-experts). Basically its not problem with the Laptop, it happens due to force shutdown using power button.


1. Disconnect power cord.

2. Remove main battery.

3. Remove CMOS battery - Instruction videos available in youtube.

4. Keep the system overnight without CMOS battery to reset (30 mins might be sufficient to reset, if in hurry try it).

5. Put back CMOS battery, reassemble the system and put the main battery.

6. Connect the power cord and wait for 2 Hrs.

7. Start the system.