I have a T40 IBM and when I turn it on I hear the fan going, I hear the hard drive spinning, but nothing comes shows on the display, its just blank. I have tried resetting the memory, I tried a different HDD and I still get the same problem. Can someone help please. Thanks
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
Try taking the batter out and booting using just the power cord and Vice Versus'. Also when the power is plugged in does the charging light (Battery Indicator) blink or light up? If you know the Power Supply is good, then the Mother Board may have fried. If it's under warranty, take the Hard Drive out and send it in.
Depends on what kinda format u doing..if it's thru the XP Disk ..if it is stuck at certain stage for too long and can hear rattle sound near the HDD ...it's mostly HDD error..Try dos format using dos bootable...or i would try installing Windows NT old version and upgrade..it helps huge some times..hope this is help full..good luck..cheers
If you have already tested and changed the RAM then from your description and the things you have done, it looks like you have a faulty motherboard.
This computer is too old to consider replacing the motherboard, if you could get one. If it was me I would put my money towards a new one.
You could use the hard drive, put it into and USB hard drive adapter case and use it as an external USB hard drive.
On the second Thinkpad laptop, that doesn't show a display with an LCD screen. Plug a VGA monitor into the VGA port on the back of the laptop. Hold the Fn key down, tap once on the F7 key (Toggle your display over to an external monitor)
Give the VGA monitor a few seconds to come on. (It's a VGA monitor)
Do you have a display on the external monitor? No? You May have a bad GPU then. (Graphics Processing Unit,
Fix? Change out the motherboard. Possibly Ebay has one, dunno.
VGA monitor has a display? Then you may have a bad Inverter. The Inverter provides power for the LCD screen. Inverters go bad.
Are both Inverters the same? (Laptop to laptop) BE SURE. The Inverter MUST match the LCD screen! Check the numbers on both Inverters. If they are the same, switch the good one over to the 2nd laptop. See if you have display now. No? Then it's the GPU.
Copy and paste the above link into your Address bar. Press the Enter key. (I don't post direct links that you just click on. I want the asker to be able to see where the link takes them, by looking at the link. I feel it helps make the asker more comfortable with my solution, knowing I have their best interest in mind. Regards, joecoolsvette)
(If this link doesn't work for you, come back, and let me know)
you may have knocked your hard drive lose
are you getting any error messages
you can take the hard drive out put it back in and start up pc to see if that helped.
If the hard drive was'nt the problem you may have caused something else to be lose.
Shut pc down and try hard drive first
check the display on external monitor, through the vga port of your laptop if the display is there then its the problem of your screen, some times this happen due to non working of the cable that gives display to the screen , its better check it by some technician