Question about IBM Lenovo ThinkPad T60

1 Answer

My Lenovo Thinkpad T60 Won't load pass thinkpad Logo. I can't access Bios and ThinkVantage button is useless PLEASE HELP!

Hey I recently tried to connect my Mother's Lenovo T60 thinkpad to my mac book 13 using a usb 2.0 to fire wire 400 to transfer files. My Mothers Lenovo shut off almost instantly, However It did smell like it was burning before it shut off. I thought maybe the battery died, but As I tried to turn it back on There was no response. So I Removed the batter then the AC, Held down the power button for 10 secs, And plugged in the AC . Pressed power and it came back on And Now it stays at the thinkpad logo. I Also Notice that it shuts off in 6 mins and gets hot.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • IBM Master
  • 2,072 Answers

A burning smell is a good indication that some component burnt up. Could be a fan and that would cause it to shut down. If it's hung on the logo I would start by removing the memory, hard drive and optical drive and see if it boots past the logo. If it does then power down and add one item back in and test again until you find the bad part. Can you hear the fan spinning when you power it on?

Posted on Dec 02, 2012

  • 1 more comment 
  • herouseus
    herouseus Dec 02, 2012

    yeah

  • herouseus
    herouseus Dec 02, 2012

    I also notice that the laptop heats up when i leave the battery in for a few minutes. Even when it's not on

  • Justin
    Justin Dec 02, 2012

    If the charger is plugged in, then that is normal as it would be charging the battery. Also even when I computer is off, it is not completely off ever. :)

×

5 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

patemi
  • 366 Answers

SOURCE: IBM ThinkPad R31 note book sudden power off problem.

Power adapter has to be changed

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

belloso2
  • 71 Answers

SOURCE: IBM Thinkpad 600 not powering on

It sounds like your power supply may be burned...Do you know if the battery works? if not, you can try buying a new battery to see if it will charge. if it does not, probably your power supply might need to be replaced. Which is tranlates to, get a new laptop.

I hope this helps

Posted on Apr 10, 2009

ariyoso
  • 145 Answers

SOURCE: ibm thinkpad t41 does not boot up...just black screen...fan works

hehe...I used to have some problems
and then came up with the solution to install other OS such as linux, lindows or anything else
and then reinstal it with windows booting...and then it works, u can try it

Posted on Jun 21, 2009

tech4allmen
  • 666 Answers

SOURCE: I have an old IBM Thinkpad A31. When I power on, I

Hi,

2 short beeps actually refer to RAM. If you are comfortable re-seating the RAM to it's place, then do it. If you still have the same issue, then it's the motherboard.

A click on YES will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for choosing FixYa!

Posted on Jun 24, 2011

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How do i reset a Lenovo Thinkpad T500


Reset could mean one of several things. I assume you know how to simply reboot it. If it is hung you can hold the power button down for about 6 seconds to turn it off.

If you forgot the password, contact Lenovo support at http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/
Provide them with proof of purchase and original receipt to prove ownership of laptop.

If you want to restore factory defaults then installed on the ThinkPad T500 is a program called Rescue and Recovery, which helps you diagnose and fix problems with the Windows operating system. To access this software, reboot your T500 and press the oval-shaped blue ThinkVantage button -- located on the upper-left area of your keyboard -- when the ThinkPad logo appears. When the Rescue and Recovery menu appears, choose the option that describes what you want to do. Follow the directions on the screen to run the appropriate action.

If you need the recovery disks then try
https://ez93.com/dl/lenovo-t500-restore-factory-settings.html

Jan 26, 2015 | Lenovo ThinkPad T500

1 Answer

I want to repeat my question again as follow: I turned on my Lenovo T60 it can not log in to Window because it show the check date and time message after that it show the Key's picture then I restart...


Try going into the BIOS of the laptop, usually by hitting the ThinkVantage button on startup, and checking the date and time settings to match those of your cellphones. Usually this happens when the date on the BIOS doesn't match the actual date.

May 15, 2011 | Lenovo Thinkpad T60 Notebook

1 Answer

Forgot cmos password after cearing cmos not able to boot from harddisk. Pls assist me how to remove cmos password of ibm T60 laptop


I just helped a friend out with this exact issue on the same notebook. Here is the instructions (step by step...well 4 steps) that worked perfectly. What you are doing is using a backdoor password set up by IBM/Lenovo.

Turn on your Thinkpad T60 computer.

  • Watch for the status message "To interrupt normal startup, press the blue ThinkVantage button" to appear on the screen. The only time you have the ability to access your BIOS is while this message is on your monitor. If this message disappears, you will have to restart your T60 and try again.


  • Press the "ThinkVantage" button on your T60. From the list of options that appears, select "Start setup utility." You will be prompted to enter your BIOS password. Type "merlin" and hit "Enter" to bypass the password prompt using your backdoor password and enter your main BIOS utility.


  • Select "Security." In this window, select "Set Password." Type the new password you want to use for your BIOS. Press "Enter" to finish resetting your T60 BIOS password.

  • Hope this helps...

    Jan 03, 2011 | IBM ThinkPad T60 Notebook

    2 Answers

    My ibm is lenovo t60 and i need bios password


    I would tell you to clear the CMOS. But, on those laptops, they soldered a chip on dedicated to saving password information, etc.. You'll have to replace the motherboard. If the pc's functioning fine, you can use the "ThinkVantage" button to restore the factory settings.

    Jan 10, 2010 | IBM Lenovo ThinkPad T60 ThinkPad T60P...

    1 Answer

    I Have An Ibm Thinkpad T60 2007-4AU. Restore Disks anyone?


    Hi, During the boot at the THINKPAD SCREEN press the Thinkvantage key ( Blue button ) it will launch rescue and recovery and allow you to reboot factory. This only works if you did not corrupted/deleted the rescue and recovery hidden partition on the HDD. Otherwise you will need the rescue and recovery CD to proceed. IBM/Lenovo support should be able to provide you the CD. Might be a defective hdd aswell, in this case to make sure you can run a DFT test, www.google.com -> Look up for " Test DFT " ( Drive fitness tool from hitachi, will make an hardware diag if hdd failure - error code 0x00 = everything fine, other code = Issue - You can look up for accurate code explanation on hitachi website ) thanks and have a nice day J-

    Jan 03, 2010 | IBM ThinkPad T60 Notebook

    1 Answer

    Lenovo thinkpad R51e , when i power on the laptop it show error code 271


    You need to set time and date in BIOS.
    Press the blue Access IBM button when the message "To interrupt normal startup, press the blue Access IBM button" is displayed to enter the ThinkVantage Productivity Center, then select Start setup utility to open the BIOS Setup Utility.

    Aug 10, 2009 | Lenovo ThinkPad R51e Notebook

    2 Answers

    Want a user guide for Lenovo ThinkPad R60


    Hi,
    download laptop manual from>>

    http://www.devicemanuals.com/guidedownload/Lenovo-(English)-ThinkPad-T60-p-Service-and-Troubleshooting-TkRFNE1qVT.html

    please rate this solution,
    Thanks for using FixYa.

    Feb 13, 2009 | Lenovo ThinkPad R60 with Wireless Wide...

    1 Answer

    Lenovo ThinkPad and a blue screen


    Sir this is due to Hard disk internal problems and you will need to perform PRIMARY HDD test by using BIOS setup wizard.

    Dec 14, 2008 | Lenovo Thinkpad T60 Notebook

    Not finding what you are looking for?
    IBM Lenovo ThinkPad T60 Logo

    188 people viewed this question

    Ask a Question

    Usually answered in minutes!

    Top IBM Computers & Internet Experts

    Les Dickinson
    Les Dickinson

    Level 3 Expert

    18392 Answers

    Doctor PC
    Doctor PC

    Level 3 Expert

    7733 Answers

    Computer Links

    Level 3 Expert

    2385 Answers

    Are you an IBM Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

    Answer questions

    Manuals & User Guides

    Loading...