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T60 1951-A47: really dead or reparable?

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T60 1951-A47: really dead or reparable?

#1 Post by BigCatAndy » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:09 pm

Hello,
recently I got T60 (1951-A47), which does not start. When I press power button, display stays black, LED lamps are on, DVD drive rotates very briefly. That's all. I removed RAM modules - no beeps, no reaction.

Is my MoBo dead?

Thanks,
Andrey
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Re: T60 1951-A47: really dead or reparable?

#2 Post by ajkula66 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:40 pm

BigCatAndy wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:09 pm

Is my MoBo dead?
Given the lack of beeps, I'd say that it probably is. One thing to try: remove the battery and power cord, press the "power" button and hold it down for 30 seconds, re-insert the power cord and try powering on.

Good luck.
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Re: T60 1951-A47: really dead or reparable?

#3 Post by TinkerMan » Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:04 am

ajkula66 wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:40 pm
BigCatAndy wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:09 pm

Is my MoBo dead?
Given the lack of beeps, I'd say that it probably is. One thing to try: remove the battery and power cord, press the "power" button and hold it down for 30 seconds, re-insert the power cord and try powering on.

Good luck.
I once had the same issue with a newly bought T61, the problem was the fan, it was dead as in it wouldnt spin at all. the rest of the laptop was in pristine condition and working fine, that is as soon as I replaced the dead fan.
so I would take away the palm rest and the keyboard just to see if the fan spins when pressing the start button, or if it spins easily when blowing air in it.
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Re: T60 1951-A47: really dead or reparable?

#4 Post by BigCatAndy » Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:24 pm

TinkerMan wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:04 am
I once had the same issue with a newly bought T61, the problem was the fan, it was dead as in it wouldnt spin at all. the rest of the laptop was in pristine condition and working fine, that is as soon as I replaced the dead fan.
so I would take away the palm rest and the keyboard just to see if the fan spins when pressing the start button, or if it spins easily when blowing air in it.
Hello,
unfortunately, it looks really dead. I opened already the keyboard - the fan starts to rotate, then stops. Also I noticed that LAN- and WLAN-leds blink very briefly. I also did the "30-seconds"-hint - nothing changed.

Regards,
Andrey
- in use -
(1) Lenovo TP R61i Frankepad - 4 GB / Core2Duo T8100 / 180 GB SSD / UXGA display
(2) Lenovo TP Z61t - 3 GB / T2500 2,00 GHz / 160 GB, 7200 RPM
(3) Lenovo TP X200s
- in museum -
IBM 600x / 450 MHz / 320 MB RAM / 20 GB HDD - still alive and running! :-)
IBM TP T43p

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Re: T60 1951-A47: really dead or reparable?

#5 Post by JBUK » Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:51 pm

It does look like you have a dead mobo. I have some spare mobos here in the UK if you are interested in spending a few ££s on it. Complete machines as well...
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Re: T60 1951-A47: really dead or reparable?

#6 Post by BigCatAndy » Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:33 am

Hello,
JBUK wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:51 pm
It does look like you have a dead mobo. I have some spare mobos here in the UK if you are interested in spending a few ££s on it. Complete machines as well...
thanks for the offer, but I would first try to find anything here, in Germany.

Cheers,
Andrey
- in use -
(1) Lenovo TP R61i Frankepad - 4 GB / Core2Duo T8100 / 180 GB SSD / UXGA display
(2) Lenovo TP Z61t - 3 GB / T2500 2,00 GHz / 160 GB, 7200 RPM
(3) Lenovo TP X200s
- in museum -
IBM 600x / 450 MHz / 320 MB RAM / 20 GB HDD - still alive and running! :-)
IBM TP T43p

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