Having problems with your IBM ThinkPad A21m 2628 Notebook ?

Same exact error here...

\015 \015\012Hello all... I have the exact problem with one of my A21m laptops. Power button gets pressed, only the HDD LED blinks once and no more activity happens. The clicking sound around the Tab key is actually a very brief activity coming from the floppy drive (it's precisely under the Tab key, and also explains the blink from the HDD LED - actually, the "drive" LED, it blinks with activity from ANY drive, HDD, CD/DVD or FDD; just a hint ;-) ). Now I'm a computer engineer, working with PCs and laptops since 1984, and I've NEVER heard that a malfunctioning floppy could prevent the whole power-up process... Does anyone knows if this happens with the Thinkpads (or other models)? Oh, and another thing that I shall add: sometimes the laptop DOES power up, and when that happens it functions normally... until sometimes just shut down in the middle of something, and returns to the "Drive-blinks-once-and-no-more-happens" state; also, in those lucky moments in which the laptop actually turns on (about once in 40/50 power-on attempts), when rebooting, sometimes reboots OK, sometimes gets the jitters again. As a matter of fact, since my last reboot my laptop IS in the drive-blink state. I'm trying to test everything to my full extent, but my job is a handicap for the laptop repairs. Last thing I'll attempt is the floppy (replacing it, or just disconnecting it to see what happens). If anyone has tried this before, please share it with us; if not, and are willing to try (specially the guy who started this thread), please proceed, and if successful share too!Well, I think that's very much all there is to it. I'll update if I can try the floppy thing. Cheers!\015

Answers :

Just disable the floppy drive through bios
and it's ok
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