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My ibm thinkpad booting and hanging fault

When i press power ON button it comes on but will not boot, one of the green LED before the battery indicator LED will be ON but the LCD remain black. Sometimes when it tries to boot it hangs after working for 1 minute

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Re: My ibm thinkpad booting and hanging fault

I have an IBM T60 and each time powered it, It powers and sounded ok and all the light are showing as well but it's take time to show on the screen a times it wouldn't show at all at the screen have try all I an but it didn't work what should I do?

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Re: My ibm thinkpad booting and hanging fault

Problem of black screen has been fixed. now I get restarted when ever I plug or unplug while laptop T42 is running

Posted on Aug 31, 2008

Re: My ibm thinkpad booting and hanging fault

Try pressing Fn F7

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In my IBM T23 Thinkpad battery is fully charged showing green light constantly but not able to switch 'ON' after pressing the power button. What should I do?

try to switch it on with power cord still plug in it, if it do boot-up, you have to replace your baterry, if not somethings wrong with your laptop

May 06, 2010 | IBM ThinkPad T23 2647 Notebook

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Dead laptop

1.Turn computer off
2. Remove the battery, charger and all accesories connected.
3. Press power button for 1 minute
4. Connect the power adapter only.
5. Turn on the computer.

If not turning on and not even boot to lenovo screen then posible issue with the hardware. call the manufacturer if you are still within warranty they can fix that for free.

Mar 28, 2010 | IBM ThinkPad T30 2366 Notebook

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IBM thinkpad T30.The power button turned on then nothing boot up power LED light is on.

Remove battery and power for a minit, install it again, power up mains and try again. This helpe me here in Paraguay several times.

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Dec 11, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad T30 2366 Notebook

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Can't power up. my IBM ThinkPad T22. I have the green light that indicates that it's charged up, however when I push the power button it just makes a flash and nothing happens.

If you only get a green light, try removing the battery first. If a laptop battery has gone bad, it will prevent a laptop from booting up.

Now, if removing the battery doesn't resolve your problem, check the laptop charger to make sure that the adapter has not malfunctioned.

If your fans are spinning, then the problem is probably the one listed below.

The transformer may not be converting the voltages properly.

Try these steps first. If it comes down to the internal transformer, then you have to contact IBM.

Aug 09, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad T22 2647 Notebook

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System won't boot - show's green battery icon only


Contact with notebook repairing engineer. Might be coz of some short circuit, BIOS corruption or any malfunction of the hardware.


Jul 07, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad T42 Notebook

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My IBM Thinkpad T40 2723 will not boot up

The first thing to try is to unplug the power adapter from the computer then remove the battery. Then press down the power on button for a second or two. Put the battery back in and reconnect the power adapter and see if it boots. 

Mar 26, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad T40 2373 Notebook

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IBM ThinkPad R40 2897

you can buy ext. hd case to back up your things, if your ibm can't boot then might be your motherboard got problem or graphic card.

Sep 08, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad R40 2897 Notebook

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My ibm thinkpad booting and hanging fault

Try this... to see if your video card is bad...
Connect your laptop to an external monitor and press the Function key plus F5 on the laptop... if your OS shows up on the monitor screen, then you have a bad video card...

If its not the video, Bad Ram might be the cause.
And worst case.. Need Motherboard replaced...

Jun 09, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad T42 Notebook

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Boot sequence

161 and 163 error means you have to change your CMOS battery. open the laptop, change the cmos battery and you should be able to set the date and time.

after which you can access the bios by pressing F1 upon boot up and change the boot sequence after that

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