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IBM LAPTOP T40- NO POWER

WAS WORKING FINE .NOW IT HAS NO POWER WITH BATTERY ALONE OR PLUGGED IN.I MEAN NO LIGHTS AT ALL, NO BATTERY CHARGING LIGHT,NO NOTHING.

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I had a T20 with the same problem.  Com to find out it was a bad power supply cord.  Replace the whole thing.  Get one off ebay really cheap.  That should solve your problem.

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