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Z60m resigns from being operational-- fuse blown?

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Z60m resigns from being operational-- fuse blown?

#1 Post by Jackbee » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:04 am

So, this laptop was perfectly working good when I got it for a measly $3. Had a fresh titanium lid and everything.

In the middle of installing a fresh, clean Windows, the laptop did not give any clues that the battery was dying. And suddenly, wham! Power off. And I did everything I could to try to power it on.

- Try again with battery plugged in. Nothing.
- Try again with AC plugged in. Nothing. AC light does not blink, not even for a single second.
- Try again with AC plugged in, and battery removed. Nothing. No sign of life.
- Try again with AC plugged in, with power drained using the old fashioned techniques. Nothing.
- Try again with battery plugged in after everything I've done. Nothing.

Dead motherboard? I really want to not pay much to fix this precious piece of computing power...

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Re: Z60m resigns from being operational-- fuse blown?

#2 Post by TPFanatic » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:24 am

I have a Z60m motherboard with ATI X600 sitting on my shelf, it worked the last time it was in the laptop. Perhaps I can ship it to you?
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Re: Z60m resigns from being operational-- fuse blown?

#3 Post by Jackbee » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:57 am

OK, dead motherboard it is, ahoy! The battery works fine on my bricked T60. I would like a motherboard shipped, but my laptop is a 2531-MJU. I want to keep everything as close as possible to the original if I want to go for replacements, which may be even harder...

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Re: Z60m resigns from being operational-- fuse blown?

#4 Post by wujstefan » Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:43 am

I should have such motherboard (with X300), PM me if needed. This exact one sits on the shelf for years now :D
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Re: Z60m resigns from being operational-- fuse blown?

#5 Post by thinkpadcollection » Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:39 pm

x300 and x600 boards are same design, same heatsink. Even the driver for the GPU is same for both. Why sticking with lame x300?

I did look into Z60m awhile ago to acquire one but did not pan out.

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Re: Z60m resigns from being operational-- fuse blown?

#6 Post by RealBlackStuff » Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:15 am

Have you tried another charger and/or another wall socket?

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