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Ibm thinkpad r40 won't power up.

After pressing the power button, computer doesn't power up. The battery light is lit and there's another symbol lit as well. i'm not sure what that symbol is for though. It's left of the battery light symbol. It's looks like a circle with a z in it.

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  • Anonymous Jan 31, 2009

    I have the same problem it wont turn on and only two lights will turn on the battery light and a zig zag light. I have tryed everything and i am stuck.
    if any one can help that would be great
    thanks all


  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2009

    I have a similar problem... i can get it to work sometimes then it just powers off. Im still working on a solution.. pleas don't stick the power supply plug into your mouth.. :)

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Batteries can develop a dead short and cause a no start. Try starting without the battery. Other things you can try is checking the power supply with an ohm meter,or plug it in and stick it in your mouth, but me personally, I'd use the ohm meter. Also check the memory, a faulty memory chip can cause this. If none of these work, them I'm afraid the problem may be with the power management chip on the motherboard. If the pm chip is malfunctioning, then motherboard replacement is your only option.

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Batteries can develop a dead short and cause a no start. Try starting without the battery. Other things you can try is checking the power supply with an ohm meter,or plug it in and stick it in your mouth, but me personally, I'd use the ohm meter. Also check the memory, a faulty memory chip can cause this. If none of these work, them I'm afraid the problem may be with the power management chip on the motherboard. If the pm chip is malfunctioning, then motherboard replacement is your only option.

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