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My lenovo laptop does not turn on I have the same problem. My laptop does not respond at all, even if I plug it in without the battery.

I had asked this question and you replied:
first thing is when you hit the power button right after that press the blue thinkvantage button. when prompted go to system restore. good luck

actually, the laptop is a thinkpad G40, but I couldn't get fixya to recognize it. the above solution doesn't work because the computer doesn't charge, turn on, or respond to anything.

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  • malesala malesala May 03, 2013

    Thankyou for the hint re: getting rid of the ThinkPad screensaver by pressing the Blue ThinkVantage button immediately after turning on the power button. Question though...why will it go like that in the first place...does this means the laptop has a virus?

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Push and H O L D the power button for 10-30sec. That works on Gateways might for you too.. then you can always find and press (gently) the teeny, tiny reset button located somewhere on the bottom of the LT

Another possibility... Change the CMOS Coincell under the keyb. It might 'kick' the MB into action and cannot b/c it is dead

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