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Laptop won't power up

I am having trouble. My IBM Thinkpad won't power up.

One day i was using it, and when i got home, it would no longer power up.

I know the battery still had a charge before i closed it down, and now I can't get it to power up at all.

Please help

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If you are just using the battery, the power plug that supplies power to the laptop may be the culprit, if you are using the plug in power supply and there is still no power at all , you might have a power converter problem. check female part of plug on laptop for any looseness either way a tech. is needed to prove conductivity and connections inside laptop

Posted on Jun 22, 2008

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This is something that unfortunately will require a technician to figure out. It could be the motherboard is gone, it could be the power supply is gone, or it could be any number of other things.
You did not specify, but if it is doing absolutely nothing I would be inclined to think it is indeed something major.

Sorry for the bad news.

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How to try to extend the battery life are much concerned by many laptop users. Utilizing some small skills and minimize unnecessary waste of battery during the using process can make you full use of your laptop battery power.
The engineers of IBM personal computer business division give vast laptop users some good suggestions here to ensure that you can maximum extend laptop battery utility time. Therefore, it will improve your work efficiency; let you enjoy mobile office work and entertainment pleasure without limits.
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* When not using the wireless receiver device, turn it off please.

* Some users like opening CD or DVD to play music anytime, the power of battery will flow away quietly along with the music playing. Suggest everybody turn on the music only under the situation that they do want to enjoy the music.


* When the battery during using process, try to fully charge and discharge the battery.


* Try to avoid using it under high temperature and low temperature, for example, when you enjoy sunshine on the beach, please don’t leave your laptop in the car to enjoy SAUNA.


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* Use the IBM ThinkPad battery Battery MaxiMiser management software you select the most suitable for the extension of the power program.


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* Under the Intel SpeedStep technology effect situation, the processor based on the current load situation adjusts the speed automatically to save battery power overall.


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