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T23 Thinkpad could not power up

Hi, I have Thinkpad T23 crashed due to battery running out. After plug the powercable and newer battery in, it does not get powerd up. It's not hibernating. I see the green battery light only and do not see responding from pressing power button. I hope it's a small issue I can troubleshoot myself. It contains important files to recover. Please help me Thank you.

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Re: T23 Thinkpad could not power up

Your machine should run without the battery, just plug it into the power supply. You may check the powersupply itself. Maybe the power supply was bad and not the original battery. You can pickup one at a computer store. A universal costs around $100.00 to $120.00. The power supply is the (usually) the rectangle box that is part of the power cord. Let me know if that was it. Good Luck. Tim

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If you say your battery was charged for "a few days", then I assume there is something wrong with the battery. Next to your taskbar you should see a battery symbol. Double-click on it and you should see the Thinkpad Power Manager. If there is a tab called "Battery Information", see if that gives you more details. Look at the Manufacturing date!

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