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IBM Thinkpad T23 Won't Start

Hi there. I just bought a T23 from eBay. Aside from the fact that the battery was defective (I expected this), and the hard drive missing, it looked OK. When I substituted a known good battery from another laptop and connected the AC adapter, it did boot up just one time. However, all subsequent attempts at booting failed - the fan starts to run and then it stops. Also, the laptop will not charge the known good battery (the LED goes from green to yellow), and the laptop will do nothing unless the AC adapter is connected.

Could it be that the laptop will not boot because it somehow senses low battery voltage even though the known good battery is fully charged??

What could be wrong and how can I fix it??

Thanks - Joe Burch

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  • k3jls Dec 13, 2008

    Thanks - but I sent the thing back as the seller told me that there was a hard drive installed.

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Do you have a hard drive install??
laptop need a hard drive to start up. the one time start up you see before is just a accident.
as far as battery not charge, that is the porblem you run into, when you get laptop from ebay (taking chance).
you also need to download all of the drivers from IBM for the laptop.

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    Frank Dec 14, 2008

    now you need to replace the hard drive.

    that is something I really don't want to tell your, but all thing points to the hard drive.

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