Question about IBM ThinkPad T22 2647 Notebook

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T22 boot fine, runs for four or five minutes and then dies.

This happen regardless of power source (batteries or powersupply) funny little circle z light stays on, screen goes black, harddrive can be heard screaching to a halt, and does not accept any key entries - machine then refuses to fully turn off. What a ****!!!!
After repeated attempt does not always boot before dieing

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  • w_bryant232 Feb 26, 2009

    There are a series of little lites on the top of the keyboard, not
    really sure what they are saposed to mean. I believe the circle z one
    means the machine is in rest/sleep mode.

    No I do not have a system recovery disk (bummer) never used one.

    Op sys is XP pro sp3.

    This does not seem to be a software issue, system boots and runs fine. till it seems to lose power.

    I'm thinking power management or heat? Seem to run longest when left off for awhile before tring to reboot again.

    this problem occured when I was dragging my machine around one day (so
    maybe a bump or two here and there). But no sledge hammer - not yet!

  • Deddly May 11, 2010

    If you go into the BIOS (press F1 when you see the Thinkpad Splash screen on boot up) and leave it, how long does it last for before dying? If it doesn't die when in BIOS then it would be a software problem.

  • Seabee Tim May 11, 2010

    Although you're probably right, it's probably physical, it could still be a software issue. I had a computer that'd over heat on me all the time, I used to stick it in the freezer for a half hour or so before booting up--until I finally got a new one--but that one would just turn off, no shut down, no "goodbyes", just off. I guess it wouldn't help to run a recovery if you can't keep it on long enough a recovery. Have you tried booting in safe mode? If you can boot it in safe mode and the problem doesn't happen, then it's a software issue, probably driver conflicts or corruption. If you installed any new software recently you could try a system restore. Laptops are fairly durable these days but even the best of them can get bumped the wrong may need to shell out $50 or so and have it professionally diagnosed. Could be your clocking or something simple in your power settings. In-other-words, I really don't know, and I wish I could be of more help...

  • Seabee Tim May 11, 2010

    You lost me at "circle z light". What is your operating system? Is there any chance of physical damage (as your computer been dropped, have you hit it with a sledge hammer?)

    At first glance I recommend a full system recovery. Do you have recovery discs?



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The "circle z" is the power indicator light. The fact that this stays on tells that this is not an overheating problem, which is common, since in that case the power and light would go off Do you all know a blast of canned air or whatever source can clean out most dust and lint accumulations that cause this problem? Just blow in where the hot air comes out. It sounds like it could be a hard drive probem, recently I have had more failures of fairly new ones. You might try booting it in safe mode, hit (F8) while starting to boot, and see if you have the same trouble, this would eliminate a driver problem as the source if it didn't happen in safe mode

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