07-25-2008 01:43 AM
I have a x41-tablet thinkpad since a couple of years. One morning it does not boot up. It turns on and starts the initintialisation of the Phoenix BIOS:
I can see the Thinkpad icon and the massage comes up "To interrupt normal start up press the blue button". But the computer doesnt comes up. If I press F1 the bios comes not up. I I press ESC I can see the Bios version and the memory counting but then after some massages:
#UMB upper limit segment address: DC00
again nothing happens.
There is no IBM Error code on the sceen.
I have removed the BIOS battery, the main battery and the power supply a couple of hours. no change.
I have no warentry and in wirst case I need a new Mainboard(how much would it cost?). Or could it be an option just cange the bios chip, or someting else?
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07-25-2008 06:36 PM
Welcome to the forum!
That does sound like a motherrboard problem, and I doubt that you could get it fixed by replacing a single chip.
New boards can be sourced online in U.S. for around $300, I'm certain that the prices are higher in Europe.
Good luck and let us know.
07-28-2008 03:41 PM
Hi, thanks for your answer.
just because answer I was interested, how much a new mainboard would cost, I had made a call to the support. And suprise I have still warranty (3 years). So they will change the mainboard.
Problem solved for me...
Thanks, Jonas Bergel