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ThinkPad G40 Here's a good one for you. A few months back I got a ThinkPad G40 from work. They were going to throw it away because they couldn't get it to power up. I brought it home and messed with it a little. Found I hand power up to the connector for the Keyboard, which also has the power button on it. So I figured it was a bad keyboard. I tore the keyboard apart and was able to jump it across and get the laptop to fire up. Been using it like this for the past couple months now. I just bought a different keyboard thinking like I said that the keyboard was bad and was hoping to fix the problem with a different one. Wrong answer. It's doing the same thing with the new keyboard as it was when I got it. Any suggestions?

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  • DerrickB870 Aug 10, 2008

    Thanks Bud. I got to looking at this thing closer and sure enough the connector for the keyboard is broke. Now my next question is where do i find the part number so i can try to track down a new motherboard for this thing?


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Usually, if the 'bad part' was replaced and it still does not work, mans that that was not the bad part. I would suspect the connector for the keyboard on the motherboard - possibly a cracked connection.

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