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Barriecuda
Paper Tape
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Location: Alberta, Canada
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Message 1 of 24

X200: Won't Turn On, No Indicator Lights

My X200 was recently working fine, no hints of any coming problems. However, I recently returned home and was disappointed to find my laptop will not turn on anymore.

 

When plugged in, no charging/battery indicator lights come on, and the power button elicits no response no matter how hard/repeatedly pressed.

 

Does this sound like my power source is shot? Is it repairable?

 

I will be replacing the power cord to ensure it's not that, however I doubt that's the problem as I should have had some battery charge to use even if the cord was faulty.

Vince69
Bit Torrent
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Location: Perth, Australia
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Message 2 of 24

Re: X200: Won't Turn On, No Indicator Lights

Hello mate,

 

Try that :

 

Unplug the power cord and the battery.

Press the 'Power' Button 10 times repeatedly.
Then hold the 'Power' Button down for 25 seconds.
Put the battery back in and plug the power cord back in.

Turn on the system.

 

Keep us posted.

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Barriecuda
Paper Tape
Posts: 4
Location: Alberta, Canada
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Message 3 of 24

Re: X200: Won't Turn On, No Indicator Lights

Quite embarrassing... After pulling the battery this time, it works? I'm not complaining, but indeed it's strange.

 

Nonetheless, thanks very much for your help. Hopefully that's the end of these woes. Might be time to replace that battery I think.

rkstanton
Blue Screen Again
Posts: 1
Location: NJ
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Message 4 of 24

Re: X200: Won't Turn On, No Indicator Lights

Vince69 - Thanks!!!!
I just had the same problem and this worked!!!
Jennalucy
What's DOS?
Posts: 1
Location: UK
Views: 19,475
Message 5 of 24

Re: X200: Won't Turn On, No Indicator Lights

Massive thank you. I was in such a panic as I haven't backed up anything and this has worked - hurrah! Thanks so much for your help. Very strange problem though!

yisu0710
Paper Tape
Posts: 6
Location: U.S
Views: 19,466
Message 6 of 24

Re: X200: Won't Turn On, No Indicator Lights

I tried this method. the fan operates, but the screen is still blank.
okahmad
What's DOS?
Posts: 2
Location: Falls Church
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Message 7 of 24

Re: X200: Won't Turn On, No Indicator Lights

Amazing!  It worked!  Vince, how do you explain this -- what went wrong?

 

Thanks.

emmjay
WWAN
Posts: 221
Location: Canada
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Message 8 of 24

Re: X200: Won't Turn On, No Indicator Lights

The system did not complete its power shutdown sequence correctly the last time it was powered off. If this process is interrupted for any reason this can happen. The set of instructions provided resets the system as if the power shutdown sequence had been performed properly.
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Hideo_Kuze
What's DOS?
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Location: Sydney, Australia
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Message 9 of 24

Re: X200: Won't Turn On, No Indicator Lights

Vince, words can't express how grateful I am to you for this voodoo-sounding fix. I swear I almost had a laundry accident when my lappie suddenly became completely unresponsive... and this happened at the absolutely worst possible moment on a yearly scale. You are a hero among heroes, thank you so much. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and all the best in 2014.

zark
What's DOS?
Posts: 1
Location: France
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Message 10 of 24

Re: X200: Won't Turn On, No Indicator Lights

Thanks a lot !

I was about to buy a new charger and battery... Impressive and how strange a solution !

I have my X200 back !

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