Question about IBM ThinkPad T21 Notebook
There is no response from the notebook. When I press the power on button, there is no response even with the power adaptor connected. The battery light glows but there is no other action after I press the power button. This problems sometimes automatically resolves after several months of not using the laptop! but after powering on and off after a few days the same thing happens. could you please resolve. Thanks,
Actually fixed the problem with Mandy's by simply trying a different POWER SOURCE! ( bought her a new computer and tried the new cord on the old computer and it fired right up.....sigh... just my luck, but I found a good home for the IBM.)
Posted on Nov 08, 2008
I`M HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM i recieved delivery yesterday of a IBM T21 PIII 800 Laptop - 256Mb - 30Gb - DVD-ROM - Wifi - XP from www.bigpockets.co.uk exellent for cd/dvd`s SH-- with computers/laptops i have tried all the solutions posted (THANKS BY THE WAY) but it still won`t boot up (bloody thing) i`m going to send it back and see what they say HAHA CANT WAIT
Posted on Nov 08, 2008
I have see two more unit with the same problem, I agree with anarpy. this is motherboard failure. you can not being pulling out batts and pressing buttons for x seconds and plug here or there x times. just to get the cmos disconect takes about 10 minutes work after many screws 2b removed.
want to fix the problem get another motherboard period.
I got one at ebay for 35 us and problem was fix.
just make sure seller has 100% feedback.
rgds 2 all
Posted on Jan 30, 2008
Its a manufacture deffect, something about some capacitors that wont discharge after power off, i did the following, take out the battery, and unplug the bios bat too, press the power button for at least 20 secs, then put the bat again, it should power up, or you can replace the motherboard
Posted on Jan 29, 2008
I have the same problem, and i fix it. Well no fix but now in few seconds i can start notepad when i want to. My battery dead. Without the battery, you can start if you hold down the power botton while you get in/get out quickly the ac connector several times .Try it!!!!
I think the intelligent battery or same cheap condensator in the power module is the problem (so when you connect the ac power connector you can hear the charge of it).
you can restart without problem but if you switch off you will need to repeat the process to start the notepad.
Posted on Jan 10, 2008
Just try to take off the hard drive and install it back properly.
Take off the Ram clean it and install it back.
Also be sure that your power adapter is not having any defects.
Rate me if it solves
Posted on Dec 05, 2007
BUY A SQUARETRADE WARRANTY
Posted on Jan 20, 2009
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