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My ibm t42 is unable to switch on. it does no charge when i plug in the power cable. i also charged the battery in another IBM laptop but when i tried on mine, it did not switch on. i then opened it and check whether the various components were in place and functioning properly; it did but the laptop is not switching on.... can someone help me?

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Hello,
It seems that the board is defected. If you see no led lights then you need to replace your motherboard.
Sorry

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