When I turn on my IBM Thinkpad X41, the 'z' light comes on and so does the battery, but that's it. No beeps or anything on the LCD screen. Called Lenovo and they said my warranty expired a month ago... Any help would be great! Thanks.
I have the same problem. I have swapped the memory, hard drive, keypad, network card and modem with the same components of another tablet. I did each component seperately into the known good machine. this machine boots with each of these components and the bad machine still will not boot with known good components. I believe that it is either the motherboard or processor. Not worth the cost. ebay has some machines for 200-300 dollars.
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Back up your most important data
to an external storage device in case anything goes wrong while
changing the BIOS settings. Remove any disc that is currently inserted
in the IBM Thinkpad X41's disc drive. 2-Shut off the Thinkpad X41
laptop. Turn the laptop back on and wait for the "To interrupt normal
startup, press the blue Access IBM button" message to appear on the
screen. 3-Tap the blue Access IBM button
at the top of the keyboard. Click the "Access BIOS" button when the
"Rescue and Recovery" menu appears. 4-Click "Yes" and wait for the BIOS to load. Type in the current BIOS password for the IBM X41 and press Enter.5-Navigate over to the IBM's
"Security" heading by tapping the right arrow key twice. Scroll down to
the "Supervisor Password" listing and press "F5."6-Type the IBM's current BIOS
password and hit Enter. Leave the next field blank if you want to
completely remove the BIOS password, or instead type in a new password
to replace the old one. Press Enter.7-Press "Escape" and then highlight "Restart" and press F5. Navigate to "Save changes and Restart" and press Enter.
If it's a "Power up" password this can be removed by briefly dosconnecting the cmos battery from the system board. If it is the "Supervisor" password either send to Lenovo for replacement system board and hard drive (not covered under warranty) or send to me and I will return unlocked :-) f[email protected] Regards Paul