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IBM T41 No power

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen,

I fix few laptop already but this one i can't find the problem maybe someone can help me. I have IBM T41 no power, I check all fuses its ok check the ac jack conector also ok check the ac adapter also ok. reset cpu and battery still no power remove all component attach to mb still no power i suspect it is open ccts but i can't pinpoint where. maybe one of you incounter similar problem.

thanks and merry christmas to all..



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Re: IBM T41 No power

No power or computer does not turn on. Additional information to why you may be recieving now power from the computer and/or why the computer is not turnning on.

Installing a pc computer power supply
Once no power supply is installed into the computer, place the new power supply into the computer and screw the screws into the back of the power supply.

POST troubleshooting steps. Note: Make sure your computer is turning on, if you press the power button and nothing happens (no lights, no sound, no fans, etc.

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2 X IBM T41 laptops, both with extremely dim displays. I'm guessing the inverter has gone, any thoughts? Any availability ideas for replacements for either inverter, ot complete LCD assy, including...

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Hello my laptop t41 power is not even flash but the adapter is working,am technician and i have troubleshoot allot.

I concur with what Diegotech stated.

To iterate further;

1) The DC Power Jack (DC IN), may have cracked solder joint/s on the motherboard connector, (Female), where the DC Power Jack plugs in.


2) The DC Power Jack may be broken.
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3) Wires from the DC Power jack plug to the female connector on the motherboard, may be bad.

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IBM ThinkPad T41 Service Manual, (Free),

On this page go down to the 8th line.
The one that starts with > ThinkPad T20.

Go across, and click on > T41

Takes approximately 2 seconds to see the first page, and additional time to fully download.

Page 142 for 14.1 inch LCD screen
Page 151 for 15 inch LCD screen

(PDF file page number box at top)

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My IBM T41 laptop will not boot up! When i press the power button all the lights come on then only the crocked Z with a circle and d battery lights stay on! What should i do?

Try to remove your keyboard and fix it back. Seems like the keys are getting struck. You could search in Youtube of how to remove and fix the keyboard back on the laptop.

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It can over charge it.
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Here is the service manual for step by step replacement: Under FRU replacement.,%20T41T41p,%20T42T42p/39t6192_01.pdf

This is the parent directory: double click on 39t6192_01.pdf :,%20T41T41p,%20T42T42p/

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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.

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IBM ThinkPad T41 boot-up problem

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BGA RAM For the Video chipset is the problem.. Weve repaired a few of these..(Wish I could tell you its an easy home fix but its not)..

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