Thinkpad W520 won't turn on [+pics]

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Re: Thinkpad W520 won't turn on [+pics]

#31 Post by jcvjcvjcvjcv » Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:10 am

Windows didn't bark at the new motherboard, so no activation issues. The downtime also seems to finally have triggered the 'maximum lifespan mode' of the battery.

I netted three screws from this adventure, the one that was stuck on the I/O daughter board and one long case screw. Apparently I put one short screw inside in the wrong hole there (near RJ-45), so now the long one doesn't fit. There were no threads in the hole the small one was supposed to go.

And also one short screw that I had in the bucket of case screws. I couldn't find where that one had to go, lol. The other three short ones sit under the battery, the fourth?

Anyway, I'm happy it's back up and running, so for now I'm happy and I'm not going to take it apart again.

Haha, BIOS 1.16 also means the RAM is running at 1600 :D
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Re: Thinkpad W520 won't turn on [+pics]

#32 Post by RealBlackStuff » Sun Jan 29, 2017 7:19 am

FYI: every removable screw, with its location, is pictured and described in the HMM, Chapter 9.
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Re: Thinkpad W520 won't turn on [+pics]

#33 Post by jcvjcvjcvjcv » Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:28 am

Now it randomly refuses to resume from sleep. It powers up with all the lights etc., but then shuts down a few seconds later with a loud "clunk" [and repeat]. Pulling the battery and pressing the power button for a few seconds solves that problem. So far it's three times this week out of probably 40 times I resumed it from sleep.
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#34 Post by RealBlackStuff » Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:01 am

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#35 Post by jcvjcvjcvjcv » Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:07 am

If only that would exist :lol:

EDIT: Might be a BIOS issue. Will update this weekend.
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