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Cannot get my thinkpad 770ed to do anything..

I recently bought this used and all it will let me do is enter the date and time then the screen goes blank besides a few numbers at the top.My dvd drive will not work either.I have it plugged in with the ac adpter and I notice the flashing battery symbol always says 0%..Could this be the problem?? I'm clueless.

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  • srx70025338 Feb 18, 2009

    Ok I took the battery out and there was no change.It's on the screen where it just says Ibm thinkpad and it has a number and sats kb good in the upper left hand corner..How do I reinstall the os?? Thank you for your help!!

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Take the battery out and see if the system works on AC only. Sounds like you need to reinstall the OS and you may have an issue with the thinkpad not keeping the time and date. This is related to the other battery called the CMOS battery. This keeps your date and time accurate when the system is turn off.

I hope this helps. Thanks, please rate.

Posted on Feb 18, 2009

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