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I've got a T43 IBM laptop that won't start up

After I had left it for about 2 weeks. Somebody on this site said to replace the battery, but wouldn't it run off of AC power without the battery? Because it charges (the charge light goes from yellow to green after being plugged in awhile)

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Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and i would be glad to help you.

The Information gave by one of the other Experts is Correct. However, as you have tried to run it off AC Power and the problem did not Resolve, there could be Few possibilities.

But, i need to verify Few Details :-

1. How Comfortable you are with dissembling the Notebook?
2. Do you have any prior Experience?
3. Do you have Tools like Screw Driver?
4. Is it Under Warranty?

The Reason i am Confirming it - It could be a Software Corruption ( Very Less Probability ), Bad Hard Drive, Small Fault, Motherboard Problem ( More Probability ). For all, this, we need to take different steps as i cannot examine the notebook from here.

Let me know,so that we could Proceed.

Hope i helped you.

Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!

Posted on May 14, 2010

  • samzoid May 14, 2010

    Yes I am comfortable tearing into this computer, yes I have a screwdriver and all the tools I need to do this job, and yes I have had prior experience working on computers, but I am just starting out in my new occupation as a computer repairman, and I need a little help until I get some experience under my belt, so any help you could give me would be greatly appreciated.



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