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IBM Thinkpad A31 2652 wont switch on

\015 I was on my IBM Thinkpad A31 2652 and all of a sudden it closed down,i firstly thought the battery was not charged but i then realized the charger was plugged in.When i try to switch it on nothing happens and the light does not even show when i plug the charger in. I noticed a smell coming from the back of the Thinkpad.\015

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This is bad news, the smell you have noticed from the ThinkPad is most likely caused by an electrical short in the power circuit and the cost of repair would not be a cost effective solution, a replacement motherboard may not be available because of the age of this model ThinkPad.
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\015\012You maybe able to retrieve your data from the hard drive by removing the hard drive and connect to an USB hard drive adapter then connect it to a working computer's USB port. This computer will see this drive as an external USB hard drive and you can copy the data off this hard drive.
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