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IBM Thinkpad t60 won't start properly

I press the power button and the computer won't start up past the "To Interrupt Normal Startup" screen. I just tried installing a Skype Webcam, which is right when the problem happened. Though over the past several days, I've also been having problems with the startup. It will go all the way to the desktop, but I won;t be able to open any documents or windows. I click on the icons and nothing would happen. I would have to shutdown the computer by taking the battery out and then try to start it up again, sometimes I would have to do it several times.

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  • slu3411 Feb 14, 2009

    it keeps lopping the starting cycle, just won't load window



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If you succeed in starting the computer, then do a system restore to an earlier date.
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I think the installation has corrupted some files on your operating system. Try to repair the operating system using the installation cd. That shud fix you problem

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Screen is blank when the computer is turned on

The IBM ThinkPad is a brand of laptop computer developed by IBM. In 2005, Lenovo bought out IBM's laptop division. ThinkPads are like most laptops in that their screens are one of their most delicate features. If a screen is exhibiting problems, knowing how to troubleshoot the issue can save you a headful of worries and get you to the source of the problem.

No Video If you are experiencing no video from your display, make sure the laptop is powered on. The ThinkPad has a power status indicator on the body and will be illuminated if the computer is turned on. Once you verify that there is power, check that the laptop is not in sleep mode by holding down the "Fn" key for 10 seconds. If you are not in sleep mode, try to toggle the ThinkPad between external display and internal display mode. You can do this by pressing down the "Fn" button with the "F7" key. b> Verify Working Internal Display If you are not receiving any video when your computer is on, there is still a chance it could be a software issue. Turn off your computer. On the ThinkPad A, G, R, T, X and Z series computers, you can boot up in a basic level of the computers operation called BIOS to verify that the screen works. When you restart the computer, press and hold the button according to your model to turn on BIOS. This will either be "Press F1 for BIOS Setup Utility," "To interrupt normal startup, press the blue Access IBM button," or "To interrupt normal startup, press the blue ThinkVantage button." You can find out how to access BIOS for your particular ThinkPad model by referring to your owner's manual. Removing the Screen If you have a picture on your screen, but it is faint as a result of lack of light, adjust your brightness settings by holding down the "Fn" key as well as the "Home" button. If you do not get an adjustment in brightness, you may have a faulty backlight or inverter. If it is the backlight of the screen, you may need to change the inverter board. This is a small circuit board that controls the brightness of your LCD. If your computer is under warranty, take it in to Lenovo and have it repaired. If it is not under warranty, you can attempt to take it out yourself by removing the screen. For this job, you will need a screwdriver as well as a knife. Remove the screws around the screen housing and remove the small plastic covers with your knife to get at hidden screws. Use your knife to pry off the front bezel of the screen. The bezel is a plastic piece that frames your LCD. Remove any screws from around the LCD screen to remove it. At this time, you can replace the inverter board, the LCD panel or the LVDS cable--the low-voltage differential signaling cable that that sends graphics from your computer's graphics card to your screen.

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Turn the computer off.
Turn the computer on, and immediately look for a message on the screen, e.g.,

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press Enter to interrupt normal startup

Press the specified key. Then, choose to enter BIOS SETUP.

Use the arrow-keys on the keyboard to navigate to 'LOAD BIOS DEFAULTS'.

To reload those settings, just press the Enter key.

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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...

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    While the "To interrupt normal startup, press the blue Access IBM button" message is displayed at the lower-left area of the screen, press the F1 key. The BIOS Setup Utility menu will be displayed.

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