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Ibm thinkpad t41 does not boot up...just black screen...fan works

Have tried following:
- removed battery and ac and pushed on button for 30 sec+
- removed the memory and dvd and tried without them
- have tried holding down the F8 button while starting up
- have held down Access IBM button
- have turned it off and on many times
- have tried powering up without the battery

IS MY LAPTOP DEAD?????

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  • niley111 Jun 21, 2009

    how do you install other OS such as linux, lindows or anything else if the screen is black and I do not see anything? Thanks.

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Hehe...I used to have some problems
and then came up with the solution to install other OS such as linux, lindows or anything else
and then reinstal it with windows booting...and then it works, u can try it

Posted on Jun 21, 2009

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SOURCE: ibm thinkpad no power with ac power adapter but works with battery

If prior to this it works intermittently with the AC adapter, it means the connection from the adapter power unit to the motherboard was lost and this is a typical problem with the Thinkpad. It needs a re-soldering job and not something that one can do without a proper repair manual on how to open the laptop. Try googling your problem and find out if someone has the same experience and managed to resolder by him/herself.

Posted on Oct 19, 2008

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