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Lenovo SL500 - Nothing works at all so maybe the motherboard is shot? The power light comes on as well as the fan but the laptop will not boot up.

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1. Take off the the power plug
2. take off the battery
3. press and hold the power button for 10-15 seconds


Now try turning it on, if it still doesn't work, check in your manual how to RAM cover, and take the RAMs out (before you do this repeat stpes 1-3). After the ram is out, try turning it on if you hear sirens , that could be at least some indication that your motherboard is alive. if no sirens --- than you got bad news.

So at least you will now if there is a chance if the motherboard is not dead.

Posted on Jul 28, 2009

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The ThinkPad SL500 usually comes with a Core 2 Duo processor, which is a fairly powerful processor. You may also have chosen to buy a discrete graphics chip with the laptop (instead of using the Intel Integrated Graphics). System components like these generate a large amount of heat. It is the fans job to push this heat away from the precious system components. This is very difficult in a laptop, because the components are very compact, and the only way for heat to escape is through the sides (heat wants to rise). When doing processor or graphics intensive tasks (such as editing/encoding a video or watching a move in High Definition), the fan has to work near its maximum to keep the computer cool. While it may sound intimidating, the fan will never push itself to a breaking point unless there is a problem with its design, in which case Lenovo will pay to get you a replacement. Even if there is a problem, if the processor gets too hot, the computer will instantly shut itself down before any heat damage can be done to the components, and you will be certain that the laptop has faulty hardware.

Feel the side of the machine where the exhaust comes out; you should be able to touch it for a few seconds without burning yourself even while doing intensive tasks. If it is too hot to touch, you may want to contact Lenovo and see what they say.

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Turn off the pc completely
Use the Lenovo Care button situated just right beside the power button
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Go the their webiste and make sure you have got all their latest updates.

Try turning the hybernation off and see if the screen behaves correctly when you close and open the laptop.

This can also indicate a motheroard problem. beware... it may stop working at all.. so if you have any data in it that you need, i would suggest purging it on DVDs. and backing up (otherwise you will pay couple hundreed bbucks later for recovery in case the computer deis).



For now, just trun off the hybernation and see if it works.

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