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I can't get my IBM ThinkPd out of sleep mode. (I'm using another computer right now.) I tried taking the battery out and unplugging it for 20 minutes, pressing power button, holding power button down, pressing Fn, F8, F4, F12...I can't even get a light or a fan noise. Can you help me? Thank you!

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It sounds like a failed motherboard, If it was stuck in sleep mode the computer would still turn on.

try leaving the battery removed plug in the laptop and see if it turns on, if not it sounds like a bad component on the motherboard.

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