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IBM Thinkpad laptop wont start up

Hi, i was opening my laptop a few days ago, to see what the problem was with my flickering screen. I look every component apart, and then i put back every component in its correct place. However, when i shut the laptop screws, and i inserted the power adaptor and i pressed the power button, the laptop didn't start up. There were no LED lights or nothing

Any thoughts would be most appreciated

Thanks
Indajay

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  • indajay15 Mar 28, 2008

    hi

    i havent tried running the laptop just on the ac adapter, but im not sure that it ill work. Could it be a motherboard failure? really need it to work. Any thoughts on what the problem is?



    Indajay

  • indajay15 Mar 28, 2008

    hi

    i tried running the laptop via adapter but it didn't work. which section is the power jack or rather what colour is it? so i can have a go at soldering it.



    If that doesn't work, do u think i need to buy a new motherboard?



    cheers

    Indajay

  • indajay15 Apr 05, 2008

    hi

    i tried soldering the jack and i also used my dads battery and ac adapter, see if it worked. However, there still wasn't any power!



    any thoughts on what to do??



    cheers

    Indajay

  • indajay15 Apr 15, 2008

    Hi

    havnt had any luck with my thinkpad at the moment.

    the laptop just doesnt start! no leds, no power. i even tried a working condition battery and ac adapter - but to no avail!



    Any thoughts are most appreciated

    Indajay

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Hi dear

Hi RD, Ouch! Have you tried taking the battery out to see if it will run on AC power when the battery is not installed? Sometimes a bad battery can kill the system.

Do you have a meter that you can measure the output of the AC adapter with to see if it is correct? If not, any chance you could swap adapters with someone for a while to see if theirs works on your computer and vice versa? A local shop may also be able to test your adapter to see if it's working.

oke

regards, cropp

Posted on Mar 27, 2008

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    Irwan Darmawan Mar 28, 2008

    hi dear

    maybe your problem in power jack,


    try to soldering your power jack,,, to ensure your conecction

    oke


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