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T460s won't power up.

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T460s won't power up.

#1 Post by Gord K. » Tue Nov 23, 2021 2:10 pm

I have a refurbished T460s that I bought through Staples (in Canada) in January or February of this year, so any limited warranty that may have come with it is long gone. Since day 1 the batteries have not really held a charge but this was not a huge issue because the laptop sits on a desk and is usually used with the power bar on. Yesterday I went to use the laptop and it powered up and then immediately powered off. I turned on the power bar and powered it on again and checked the batteries which were sitting at 1%. Shortly after that the laptop powered itself off again and now I get nothing. And I mean NOTHING! The green light beside the power plug is not even on.

Do I just have two beyond dead internal batteries or has something else died?

Thanks,

Gord

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Re: T460s won't power up.

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Tue Nov 23, 2021 11:00 pm

Remove both batteries and the charger, then hold down the Power button for ~20 seconds, then plug in only charger and try to boot.
If OK, get new batteries.
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Re: T460s won't power up.

#3 Post by Gord K. » Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:23 am

Thanks @RealBlackStuff. I tried what you suggested and I get nothing, no lights, no beeps, no response at all. And to take it one step further, I have two of these refurbished T460s’ and I tried the other power adapter as well - same results.

Is it a paperweight?

Gord

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Re: T460s won't power up.

#4 Post by SAIYAN48 » Mon Nov 29, 2021 10:53 pm

Remove main batteries, then the CMOS and give it AC power. It should turn on.

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Re: T460s won't power up.

#5 Post by Gord K. » Tue Nov 30, 2021 10:35 am

Thanks @saiyan48, I removed both batteries, unplugged the CMOS battery, and pressed the power switch for a slow count of 20. When I plug in the AC adapter not only does the laptop NOT power up, the green LED beside the power plug is not lit (as it is on my other T460s).

Any other ideas?

Gord

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