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Will not start up no flashing hard disk light

Think Pad R51
When PC is turned on lights up but nothing happens.....Black screen and battery light shows good

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Not quite sure what the fault is yet as still looking into it, but i have read and tried this and it worked for me..(remove the battery completley and just run from mains). quite poss there is an issue with the battery.

Posted on Feb 27, 2010

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