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IBM ThinkPad T20

Hi all. When I press the start button, the Battery light ficker once for a mili second and then nothing happens (Cooling fans, HDD and CD Rom all don't run at all). I've tried running with ac power (without battery) and it also has the same problem... The last time i got lucky was when i pressd the start buttion multiple times for a good 8 minutes... Everything was fine .. windows was ok.. sound was there... This time i really cannot start at all... Is it something serious??

Thank you in advance for your help,

Ko Lin

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This could very well be a serious matter. Start by removing the memory, and trying it with each chip one at a time in each slot. The memory and battery are the only two non serious things that could cause this. If this doesn't work, then the problem is going to be with the power management system on the motherboard. This is a very common problem with these machines. You can have it professionally diagnosed, but I can almost guarantee you they will tell you motherboard replacement. Replacing the motherboard is considerably cheaper than trying to have the power management system repaired.

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