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T21 not working

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T21 not working

#1 Post by railes » Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:55 am

Hey everyone. My T21 has a strange type of behaviour: sometimes it suddenly stops with no activity and the screen freezes (sometimes it doesn't boot - I have a hard disk led on, then all together, then cdrom is making some noise. then it stays as is). Sometimes I face another situation: windows is loaded, and after this screen freezes, all of the 4 leds become off, . I have tested to use some keyboard shortcuts and I have seen that brightness controls work.
Can anybody help me with this problem?

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Re: T21 not working

#2 Post by JBUK » Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:08 am

Apart form the LED behaviour it sounds like it could be the HDD at end of life. You could read the SMART date for clues or boot from a Linux CD to prove the hardware is working.
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