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My Panasonic Toughbook T2 was shut down properly and kept for about a month. now it does not boot. Even inital BIOS check function is not performed. Though HDD movement can be heard. Checked RAM by replacing with other.Scree remains blank/dark. HELP

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It sounds too simple but try to remove the battery pack
from your Toughbook, and make sure the TB is unplugged.

Leave the battery pack out, and plug back in.
Try to start the unit. ALL Toughbooks have the problem
that is the battery goes too low then the unit will not boot.

If it works, then you have solved a complicated problem
with a very SIMPLE solution.

Good Luck!
Regards,
Richard - Montreal Based
Panasonic Canada Authorized Dealer since 1989

Posted on Feb 15, 2016

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Is there any chance the video output is switched to feed the rear VGA connector? ie the screen is black due the video being routed away from the screen. Try hitting F5 key.
Can you hit the Delete key to try and enter the bIOS screen? (it may be another key such as F1 or F2. See your Toughbook manual)
Can you have someone make you a bootable USB thumb drive and try booting up with that?
Its also possible that the hard drive has failed, but usually the BIOS POST check will initiate and indicate a failed hard drive or bad RAM etc
Can you remove the 2.5 inch hard drive? Usually its accessible under a removable panel under the laptop.
Feel free to ask more questions.
Cheers,
Steve
PS have you tried the discussion forums on the Panasonic website?

Posted on May 03, 2010

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