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IBM T30, turns on now and then

My T30 will not turn on all the time. When the button is pushed all the lights turn on except for the hard drive. Then the laptop turns off. After trying several times the the hard drive light turns on with all the other lights and the laptop works fine. Any help will be appreciated.

Also, there is a rubber button on the bottom of the laptop, I forgot what that is for.

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  • bigfish1 Dec 15, 2008

    I have almost the same problem, but my computer freezes sometimes too. It freezes in BIOS setup too.
    I think it might be the CMOS battery. It's under the main battery.




  • fib_football Dec 17, 2008

    I had the same problem that went on for months and then one day the machine won't even power up anymore. All the lights light up and then go off just the "z" indicator stays on but the hard drive never starts and nothing boots up.

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2008

    It asking me password to get in IBM Bios Setup utility

  • Fumetsu Jan 16, 2009

    I, too, have this problem. Upon turning on my laptop, the screen lightly flashes, all the key lights come on, then the screen lies dim and eventually fades into vertical color bars. I'm pretty pissed.

  • rhmaida Jan 17, 2009

    My IBM T30 won't turn on, and I can't access my bios. The fan is working, hard drive is spinning, but nothing displays.

  • barold Feb 18, 2009

    T30 used to run fine - but would freeze during operation (completely, no keyboard or os access, have to do the hard power down). Now it won't even get to the bios screen on power up; lights for batt go on, hd spinning and cooling fan running, but nothing else happens

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Look for bios update, and for that buton in your back laptop is for reseting the laptop at factory seting (default seting) . for that with hard disk problem , put the hard disck on a external hard drive reader and see if is still ok, or maybe the hard is full with data, For bios password  try to find aplication KILLCMOS  and reset the password.AND for Fumestsu Try to start your laptop without baterry in just with cable power.

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