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My Ibm T22 wont boot up

My daughter used the laptop & the battery went flat so instead of putting it back on the charger she put it away , Then I come along & started it up it opened to the Windows XP black start up screen & then the alarm sounded that the battery was low & required alternative power hook up & shut down before I could plug it in.
So I put it on the charger the battery is now fully charged but will not power up at all when you presss the power button t5he battery light flickers for a split second & that is all it does
Could it be the backup battery is stuffed ????
Greg from Wagga Wagga. Australia

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  • greg_bickley Jan 08, 2009

    ok guys it just decided to start up after trying 40 times or more & it entered in to bios setup I set the date & time & set the default setting saved & exited & it started as if nothing was wrong so I guess the back up battery was flat & required time to charge enough to start up the machine



    Thanks guys for the time to help me out

    Greg Bickley / Wagga Wagga. Australia

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What its doing ive experenced 2 ways. First is overheating. If it powers off because of overheating you can pull the main battery and let it sit and it will come back on. If that doesnt work it could be the motherboard. I have 3 motherboards that do it every time here. If it came back on eventualy it could very well be on its way out in the near future.

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Try removing the battery and unplugging the computer. Then put the battery back in and plug the computer in and turn it on.

Posted on Jan 08, 2009

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