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Have an IBM T21 and when I turn on the pwr button only the Z button is lit up and nothing on the screen.

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  • Elik015 Dec 19, 2008

    I have the same.

  • paprkut Jan 01, 2009

    i too havethe same problem

  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2009

    I have the same problem.

  • Benito Coronado Jan 05, 2009

    I have the same problem too.

  • dozier_marc Jan 06, 2009

    Same problem

  • simonWins Jan 21, 2009

    my ibm thinkpad T21 did not turn on when i pushed the start button...no light, no sound, nothing running....

    any ideas anyone ?





  • Gerlo G Feb 26, 2009

    IBM THINKPAD T21 NOTEBOOK. Unit was working fine. Today I went to turn it on and all the lights turn on, but did not boot up and screen was black...... Hopefully a minor issue?

  • Anonymous Mar 07, 2009

    Same problem :(

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2009

    Tried that and still the same thing. have tried replacing the HD and hoped it was that but no avail.
    Hoping someone would have this resolved by now as these laptops are a bit old.

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You need to go on your laptop with it pluged into the mains when doing it and if its does it hold F4 down for ten seconds then let go.
After that quickly turn off the power on the laptop (not on the mains) and switch it back on after about ten seconds hopefully it works, I have had this toruble before and this resolved it.

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