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Shuts down autometically

My ibm t42 thinkpad turns off autometically after running few minuts,pls help.

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Also, have you changed anything lately? and, Did this just start happening out of the blue, or did something happen to cause this, ie... power failure, kicked the plug out, ran the battery completely dead, overheated, etc...?

Posted on Aug 26, 2008

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My IBM THINKPAD T42 screen turns to black after 30 to 40 seconds when i turn it on.


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hope this helps :D

you may check also the sticker on the back of the laptop where in you can see the SN or S/N and also the Model number

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Please visit the above link from Official IBM Support and download the required Drivers

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The Thinkpad T42 doesn't have a reset button on it like the older IBM's used to.

There could be a problem with the battery. With the machine turned off remove AC power and then the battery. Plug in AC power again and see if the laptop will boot without the battery.
If it boots let it load up as normal and then shut it down again, reinsert the battery and try to boot it up. If it boots fine, if not then there is a problem with the battery.

Please post back if you need anymore advice.


Good luck.

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Turns off autometically


How far does it get on the boot process? Does it open the operating system completely before shutting down? Do you get any error messages, and does it go to a black screen stating Windos wasn't shut down properly? Answer these and I'll have a better idea of what's going on.

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