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I bought a used IBMA21 will not turn on

Used it for two weeks now it will not turn on. The green light shows the battery is fully charged. Whats up? Tommy

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  • jpa_cds Nov 21, 2007

    I have owned my A21m for 4 years or more. It began to behave badly -
    taking a few goes to get it to turn on. Now, no turn on at all.



    It has quite a new battery, and this charges up normaly, i.e the lights
    show the correct colors from amber (very low charge) thru flashing
    green (nearly charged up) to green steady (more then 95% charged, I
    think?).



    Press the laptop power switch, the green battery LEG flashes off, the
    floopy disk drive does an initial "clunk" then the battery light comes
    back on with the PC not having started up. Meanwhile the numlock key
    flashes once - none others do.



    Nothing seems to have caught fire anywhere...



    Thanks for any help and if I get a solution I'll post it here!



    john./

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Hi,
Try removing all memory, re-installing 1 memory in 1 slot, and booting. If that doesn't work, try the same memory in the other slot. If no, try putting pressure on the memory (as if to push the slot into the motherboard). The battery really doesn't matter, and I would take the battery out, only using the ac adapter.
Good luck

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