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Laptop won't power up

I home school my son using an IBM ThinkPad T30 Notebook, which up until today worked great. However, today my mother accidently spilled a glass of water on the table. The bottom of the computer got wet. However, it still worked. After my son was finished for the day, he turned off the computer. Now it won't turn back on. I can't get power from the AC adaptor or the battery (which needs to be replaced itself, as it will only hold about 45 min. worth of power). This computer not only holds all of my son's grades and subjects, it is also the computer that I use for personal pictures and business. Can anyone please help me?

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  • FrazzledMom Nov 10, 2007

    I was sent an e-mail that said that I had a solution available, but none is here. Did I miss something?

  • oldgoodie Dec 04, 2007

    My ThinkPad won't start up:

    I have an IBM ThinkPad T30. I push the on button and all five icons light up then after a second four turn off leaving only the "Z" icon lit green.

    On the monitor the battery icon is green and the moon icon is not lit.

    I have replaced the 3.0V lithium battery as well as the replacement battery and there is no difference.

    I purchased this laptop July 2003. I can only imagine it being the mother board but am not sure.

    Any suggestions please?

    Thank you in advance.




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Do not under any circumstances turn it on for a couple of days.It should of not been turned on whan it got wet. You could of fried the motherboard. Let it dry till Monday, then you will know if the damage is done.

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