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Will not boot up

I have a 600e ibm that will not boot up. When you turn the power on, it acts like it wants to start up but the screeen will remain black. There are 4 panel lights on the top and only the left (yellow) and right (green) will come on. I believe the yellow might be the hard drive light, not sure. I did take the hard drive out of this one and installed it on another 600 e and it ran fine.

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  • dkk3000 Oct 11, 2008

    I did try and hook up a external monitor and had the same problem. Not sure what started the problem;; it seemed that one day, I went to start and t would not. However, I can remember that if i pressed the bottom of the laptop, it would sometimes start. Not sure if that has anything to do with it or not. I do have about 64 m of menory in one of the slots.



    Dkk

  • dkk3000 Oct 12, 2008

    When I put the hard drive in the other ibm, it booted just fine, however, when I put it back in the original 600, it will not boot. The screen remains black. I'm not sure how to boot or bring up using the f keys. I thought it was f12 to bring up to dos or the set up screen. I did hook up a different monitor and it still did not boot. I wouldn't think it would be the cmos battery.

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    len52155 May 11, 2010

    so it has booted with the existing cnfiguration?

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    len52155 May 11, 2010

    have you attached an external monitor? could be the lcd is just bad and the lappie is ok. additionally, what about the memory? if its incompatible you'll get lights and nothing else. what exactly happened to get you to this point? something had to change.. like did ya drop it? dump coffee on gthe keyboard?

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