Question about IBM ThinkPad A30 2652 Notebook
I have an ibm a30 thinkpad it doesn't work
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Some of the older thinkpad had a program you from the OS or a boot floppy to had to run to get change the bios settings. But the BIOS key on most is F1. So if you press that key as soon as you turn the machine on and anything appears on the screen, and once you've provided the password you can then change the password to blank within the bios.
If you don't know the password at all, there may still be a way to reset it, but it may require a call to IBM/Lenov, or some other tedious process.
Posted on Feb 02, 2008
the new video drivers require your Thinkpad to have BIOS version 1.14 or higher so update bios or download an older ati driver.
Posted on Jul 08, 2008
Even though a lot of things might have gone wrong and caused this, especially if where you place the laptop is not well ventilated, and the CPU becomes very hot.
It then shuts down automatically...and you will have to wait for a few moments, get a cool environment and power it on.
But I will also try and tell you some troubleshooting steps that you can try.
First of all, disconnect your battery from back of the laptop, and try to power your laptop without the battery there, if it powers up, then just get a new battery.
Second, get a screw-driver, remove all the RAM(memory sticks) at the back of it, clean their interface with an eraser, and try to power it on first without them, then replace them back and power it on.
Remove all your RAM(Memory Sticks), and clean the tip of the connector with an eraser, and re-insert it one after the other.
That is, if you have two of them, after you insert the first one, put on your system and see if it works, then do the same thing with the other one.
If the two of them works, them insert the them all. but if it is just one that worked, just remove the other one that is not working and replace it.
Next, try and get a friend or a technician that uses the same type of laptop, and try to swap the battery just to check whether it powers it.
Kindly Let me know how it goes.
Hope this helps.
Posted on Dec 16, 2009
The battery adapter or the adapter's power lead or the laptop's power socket could be faulty.
Check power adapter’s DC plug that connects into the laptop power socket with a multi-meter, the voltage should be slightly higher than the voltage that is printed on the label on the bottom of the adapter. If the voltage is zero or way below the voltage that is printed on the label then the power adapter is faulty and needs to be replaced.
If the adapter is OK then connect it to the laptop and power it up, then look at the power/battery charging LED light and wriggle the power plug in the laptop's power socket. If the power/battery LED light flashes and in a certain position this LED light stays firm, then the power socket is either faulty or it has a dry solder joint where it is connected to the motherboard.
This can be repaired but it requires the laptop to be completely dismantled to get at this power socket and repair. If you cannot DIY then I suggest you get a quote first.
Posted on Jun 30, 2010
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