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My IBM Thinkpad 770 will not start up

I recently bought a used Thinkpad 770 and I cannot get it to start up. I get the Thinkpad screen which goes into an error box asking me to change the date and time. If I do not the error screen stays on with a couple of long numbers. If I do change the date and time I get something that looks like this: o off > on l. I know this sounds crazy but all I can do is turn it off. Nothing seems to clear the screen. Am I just totally new at using one of these or is this something others have seen? What can I do to fix it? Is this telling me the battery is dead?

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    Same problem here



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I have the same computer and I know exactly what you talikng about, the Off>On screen you get, the computer wants you to turn it off and then back on again, Just push the button to turn it off and then hit the button to turn it on, don't wait to long between turning it off and on again. it should just be a quick off and quick on.

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