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post #16 of 20 (permalink) Old 2009-04-09, 10:54 PM
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It's obvious what happened. Lenovo inserted a packet of nanobots that healed the laptop!

My experience with Lenovo laptops not booting that ends up being non hardware is:

A: Unplug it, take out and battery and give it some time to think about what's it's done. It usually reacts well to a good scolding.

B: Go into the bios and reset all defaults. Not sure why but every so often I come across one that won't post and when I reset the bios to defaults and off the the races again.

Regardless of brand anytime you come across a dead motherboard in a out of warranty situation your looking at trashing it unless you can find another busted one for parts or something. It's not unique to Lenovo. Compaq wanted $800 for a motherboard once for a PC that died on me at 13 months.
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post #17 of 20 (permalink) Old 2009-04-09, 11:17 PM
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Toshiba and Acer System board for most Models are Under $300 and some Under $200, and Typically IBM parts are over $1000 and usally alot more like 2 or 3 Thousand.
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post #18 of 20 (permalink) Old 2009-10-06, 02:12 PM
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Lenovo laptop won't turn on

Hi BadLag, I saw your posting about a Lenovo not turning on and you thought it may be the ac to dc converter. I bought a Lenovo 3000/n100 laptop 2 years ago type 0768-14u. It will not turn on, no lights at all. The power supply tested good, 20vDC measured on the mother board. IBM said it is the motherboard I am not happy, this thing has never left the desk it is on. Can you let me know if it repairable ?
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post #19 of 20 (permalink) Old 2009-10-06, 03:09 PM Thread Starter
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I had the same problem. Try unplugging the pc and take out the battery and leave it over night. Then put in the battery and hook up the a/c and try turning it on.
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post #20 of 20 (permalink) Old 2009-10-14, 04:30 PM
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WAX...On that model that part is not replaceable as it is part of the systemboard.....if you knew someone else with the same model you could put that battery in it as a test to confirm the systemboard is bad.....I have no access to pricing as I work for IBM Canada and never see prices, just order replacement parts to fix the machines I am working on.

I would guess the systemboard is about 300 bucks and 1.5 hrs labour to replace it.

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