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X230 Issues with booting.

2014-04-08, 14:23 PM

G'day.

 

I started having an issue with my x230 thinkpad about 8 months ago. It would only turn occasionally after pressing the power button. It appeared to get worse and worse and eventually wouldn't turn on at all.

 

Unit is out of warranty, took it to a Lenovo authorised repair centre who couldn't find any issues with it although for some unknown reason as they were putting it back together it magically started working. The issue reared up again and now I'm back to square one.

 

I started troubleshooting it myself and found partial success as follows:

 

If I remove the battery and power cable. unplug the CMOS battery (which has been replaced) and leave it for a few minutes THEN plug only the power cable back in, it boots!

 

Once it has booted, I shut it down. Plug CMOS battery, main battery and power cable in and it will NOT boot.

 

I repeat the process of unplugging and draining power, boot with just the power cable in and it works.

 

Hardware Scan comes up good. HDD is tested fine. Battery has plenty of life. Unit has been very well looked after and never dropped.

 

Any help would be much appreciated. I'm trying to figure out whether to cut my losses or not.

 

Cheers

 

Dave

 

Product 2306CTO

Serial: R9W1TP

BIOS: G2ET31WW(1.11)

 

 

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Re: X230 Issues with booting.

2014-04-08, 16:43 PM

Hello and welcome,

 

I went through something like this with a different model.  Various gyrations would let it power on.  Turned out to be a bad power button.

 

I realize that sounds unlikely - and maybe isn't your situation - but it's maybe worth checking if you can lay hands on a keyboard to test with.

 

Z.


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Re: X230 Issues with booting.

2014-04-12, 8:17 AM
Thanks Zoltan, I'll see if i can get something without buying one. Thanks for your advice.

Dave
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