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IBM THINKCENTRE A51 - WON'T BOOT

The computer switches on, but won't boot. The processor fan can be heard running fast and it will stay in this state for hours.

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  • kiwigales Nov 20, 2008

    The above solution fixed the problem for approximately 6 reboots - but the problem has occured again - can anybody assist please?

  • jupsie Nov 28, 2008

    I have a similar problem. I have an E50 Thinkcentre which recently stopped going past the IBM splash screen. The screen reads "checking DMI pool......................." then the screen blanks and nothing appears, despite the fans running.
    Can anyone help?

  • olaman Dec 11, 2008

    i have a smilar problem with my 600x laptop but little different, when i try to on it the power light come on but it will not pass that stage. and sometime it will boot untill it finally stoped. but its still powering but not booting i dont know if the offered soluti9n can solve my problem but i will try ur option
    thanks

  • nige0568 Feb 25, 2009

    I have a similar problem, in that my thinkcentre used to boot up ok, but now both the CD and DVD drive lights come on and the CPU fan is running but it won't boot at all.

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Simple dear, I think that you can see the power led and hdd led but it wont boot. Right. So switch the system and than open the cabinet and than remove the RAM , CLEAR THE DUST ON THE SLOT AND RAM. THAN REPLUG IT IN THE SAME WAY. PLEASE DO NOT INSERT IT FORCEFULLY BECAUSE IT WILL GO EASILY IF YOU ARE INSERTING IT IN RIGHT WAY. SO CHECK THE POSITON OF THE NOTCH ON BOTH THE RAM AND SLOT OK

AND THAN START THE SYSTEM. THIS MIGHT DEFINATELY SOLVE YOUR PROBLEM.

Posted on Nov 19, 2008

  • yonigrrl Feb 26, 2011

    Thanks!! This works perfectly!!

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    dony sambodo Dec 11, 2013

    there is not work for me, my PC still not show anythink on monitor... i have 2 PC, add on and thinkcentre...same problem T_T

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Check to make sure the Heatsync is fast to the motherboard.
I found one of the 2 sides was grossley loose. No problems after that was done ... also put new heat sync compound on . ( you can find that at your local Radio Shack )

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I have a similer problem with the e7u series when i turn it on the fans start up and dont turn off and i was geting beeps before and after i swtitched the ram that stoped but still wont boot

Posted on Apr 30, 2010

  • dfly120 Apr 30, 2010

    k did that still nuthing

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