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x230 not booting

#1 Post by risickwinters » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:48 pm

Hey all, I had my x230 sitting under my desk with the battery disconnected for about 2 months and went to turn it on and it just sat there like a brick. No lights, nothing. I have tried removing the cmos battery, I have tried every iteration of the unplugging and discharging the battery and it still wont do anything. I am really hoping this is not a mobo issue considering I have the i7 version and payed probably too much for it back in January. Any other ideas or ways to confirm that it is/isnt the mobo? Thanks in advance!

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Re: x230 not booting

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:50 am

Remove battery, AC, CMOS battery, HDD/SSD, wifi card and RAM modules.
Hold down the Power button for ~20 seconds.
Plug in AC and try to boot.
It should beep 1-3-3-1. If not you may have a motherboard problem.
If OK, add CMOS and RAM, retry.
Add wifi, retry.
Add HDD/SSD, retry.
Add battery, retry.
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