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My ibm thinkpad from the year 2000 wont turn on. i have connected the adapter and put the battery. i press the button to turn it on but the laptop wont turn on

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1st thing you need to do is to make sure the adapter is working.

check to see if any LED indicator lights up when you connect the charger.

if none of the indicators light up with the charger plugged in, you may need to consider replacing your charger/adapter.

however if the indicator come on, then it is most probably a problem with your power/on switch (at the least) or a problem with your motherboard (at the most)

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