12-20-2009 08:50 PM
Try the following:
Unplug the adapter, remove the battery, hard and media drives. 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 and try to power on.
Good luck and keep us posted.
12-21-2009 05:34 PM
Please be advised that your machine may still have an underlying hardware issue somewhere. I'd run all PC Doctor for DOS tests on it, just to see whether they catch anything...
Glad that the old trick has gotten your T61p off the ground, best of luck with it and keep us posted.
12-22-2009 06:33 PM
I have had the exact same problem twice now. And each time, I called Lenovo, and each time they told me to press the power button 10 times, etc., etc. And each time, that solution worked.