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IBM Thinkpad T30 no power

My IBM Thinkpad T30 does not power up. With AC adapter only unit shows no power, with AC adapter and battery together unit gives a green light for a few seconds and then battery light goes orange and stays orange. Power supply gets hot and battery is warm, my thought is the adapter may be bad can anyone offer a solution?

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  • shuang888 Aug 23, 2008

    I experienced the exact the same problem. I then changed another good AC adapter, no change. So I wonder if the power unit within the thinkpad is bad.

  • HellNash Oct 11, 2008

    I'm having the same problem. What's different though is that I know My battery's life out. Need to have it re-packed. My problem though is that I encounter this problem after getting on the internet. Any suggestions??


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I agree with you and have a link for adapters http://www.google.com/products?q=IBM+ThinkPad+T30+2366+adapter&hl=en&rls=com.microsoft:en-us&um=1&sa=X&oi=froogle&ct=title

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