Question about IBM ThinkPad T40 2373 Notebook
I had same problem described above. I also just let it try to start over and over until it finally did. Hasn't happened again since, touch wood. The only thing different before it happened was I had the main battery out to transport it. Could be weak cmos battery perhaps.
Always back up your data!
Posted on Jul 08, 2009
I am facing the same problems, it seems indeed the cooling of the video chip is causing the problem.
Yes put your lapton in the fridge!!!!! for some minutes, and herafter try to start-up gain, after some retrials it did start up., and i managed to load the new BIOS, however still after shutting down, i have to use the fridge again.... , so must continue finding solutions how to solve this anyoing startup problem
Posted on Apr 25, 2010
I have the same problem with my compaq presario [hp]. it's done this to me a few times. what i do is just let it keep rebooting for about 40 times, then ... it suddenly starts up and you get the windows logo login. could be a sign of pending problem or just a hdd function. definately back up your data once you get it going ...
Posted on Jun 17, 2009
I have black screen both internal and external LCD the problem is the video chip on the motherboard .I replace the motherboard and everthing working just find.cause of video chip is overheating in overtime it gave up.
Posted on Mar 26, 2010
I had the same issue all I did was fully strip the laptop, then place the motherboard in the oven for 15 mins on 150 o/c, reassemble then has been working fine ever since !!!
Posted on Feb 18, 2012
I had a problem of my Laptop (Presario F700) constantly powering on and off prior to any bios screen (Laptop not in use prior to start-system cool). I gave up on it after a few days and set it aside for a few weeks. Turned it on and haven't had problems since, Although the battery seems to power down quickly now. Seems like a complete system discharge may have solved my problem. Just putting that out there. Doubt it helps for everyone. Just saying check it if you are using it as a doorstop. Might be working now lol.
Posted on Jun 12, 2011
This is a known fault by HP
If it did it whilst under warrenty Hp would replaced the mother board and update the cmos
I have the same problem and now its just a door stop
Posted on Jul 23, 2009
If your pc reboots just after post my first place to look is to reseat the hard drive and see if that makes a difference. If it doesnt you could try and repairing your windows operating system or doing a system restore. If the os loads sucessfully then i would say you had a corrupt boot file maybe from a virus or a failing hard drive. I hope this helps
Posted on Mar 24, 2009
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