When the power button trick comes in handy.

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When the power button trick comes in handy.

#1 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:59 pm

I always thought the 10 times press plus 30 seconds trick was a little too good to be true. Well today, my T40(my first ever laptop) died while testing out various CPUs. Well, it died and i was not happy. Well, i said screw it and I did it. Lo and Behold it fired right up. That made me much happier :) .
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Re: When the power button trick comes in handy.

#2 Post by ajkula66 » Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:30 pm

Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:59 pm
I always thought the 10 times press plus 30 seconds trick was a little too good to be true.
Believe it or not, I was introduced to it by official IBM support while trying to revive my A20m which was still under warranty at the time...
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Re: When the power button trick comes in handy.

#3 Post by RealBlackStuff » Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:30 am

And believe it or not: just holding the power button down for ~20 seconds does the same! Been there, done that.
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Re: When the power button trick comes in handy.

#4 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:11 am

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:30 am
And believe it or not: just holding the power button down for ~20 seconds does the same! Been there, done that.
Well, I can second that because I was too impatient to hold each button for 10 seconds each 10 times and then 30 seconds. More like tap tap tap.. 15 seconds and bam.
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