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#1 FunkyMonkey

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Posted 15 April 2006 - 01:22 PM

I have an old IBM thinkpad 2651 laptop with windows 2000, and it used to run fine, but one day i pressed the power button and the computer came on, but nothing happened. It dosent make any of the usual clicking noises that it made when booting, it just idles, so i know its not the display thats broken. All it does is just sit there doing nothing. I havent changed anything since the last time it worked, so i have no clue what is wrong with it... any ideas?

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Posted 15 April 2006 - 02:03 PM

Have you tried to boot from a floppy or CD just to see if it will. It could be a failed drive. Does the mouse cursor come up or just a blank screen?
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Posted 15 April 2006 - 11:33 PM

Just a blank screen, like it usually has the memory counting going on at first but nothing happens now. I push the power button, then literally 3 seconds later the thing is idling.

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Posted 16 April 2006 - 01:01 PM

If you have more than one RAM module remove one and boot. If that one does not work try the other. you could possibly have a bad module. Are hearing beeps at POST?
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Posted 16 April 2006 - 03:04 PM

Nope no beeps, and ive tried both memory modules in and out of both slots in all 6 ways possible. Think it would be a little too coincidental to have both sticks of ram die at the same time... i dont think ive been near any nuclear explosions lately ;)

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Posted 16 April 2006 - 07:44 PM

Nope no beeps, and ive tried both memory modules in and out of both slots in all 6 ways possible. Think it would be a little too coincidental to have both sticks of ram die at the same time... i dont think ive been near any nuclear explosions lately ;)

I agree. It is unlikrly, althought possible. Let me think about this.
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