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T61p powers on when connected to power

#1 Post by H-Atkinson » Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:56 pm

I recently picked up another 4:3 T61p from a local seller, and got an SSD in it along with 8 gb of ram. Its got a T9300. For some reason, as soon as the machine connects to power, it boots, fails to get into the OS, and bootloops. The fan never raises beyond idle, and the machine cooks itself. It toasted a display last night when it did this. Has anyone else seen T61s or T61ps do this? This is an issue I've never seen before and cant find any info about it.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: T61p powers on when connected to power

#2 Post by wujstefan » Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:17 pm

Had this once - turned out to be a defective motherboard.

Check out the bios. Try another RAM modules. Try another CPU - and I'd suggest Merom.
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Re: T61p powers on when connected to power

#3 Post by H-Atkinson » Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:37 pm

Ill try those. I sure hope its not a defective board, as its a "safe" board that I bought in a lot of 15 T61p Penryn boards. When I bought it, it had a dead Merom board.
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Re: T61p powers on when connected to power

#4 Post by ajkula66 » Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:03 pm

H-Atkinson wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:37 pm
Ill try those. I sure hope its not a defective board, as its a "safe" board that I bought in a lot of 15 T61p Penryn boards.
Well, the board may be "safe" in the GPU sense, but still fail for a different reason and my hunch is that is what you're looking at.
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