Having problems with your IBM ThinkPad T20 2647 Notebook ?

IBM -t21 does not boot (all the time)

\015 My IBM T-21 laptop will intermittently boot up. Its very puzzling. It will boot up and work wonderfully, some of the time. However, sometimes it won\342\200\231t boot at all. When it will not boot, the following applies:\015\0121- Depress the start button\015\0122- The hard drive indicator light will flicker and go out.\015\0123- Nothing happens. \015\012The BIOS should initiate and put the IBM logo on the screen and allow me to select the option to change the boot source of get into the system SETUP. None of this happens.\015\012However, if the system is left alone to sit for a day or so, it will boot up as it should.\015\012Sometimes when it is working, it has shut down on its own, and once again NOT boot, until it has sat for a day or so.\015\012I have replaced the battery, the motherboard, the operating system (installed UBUNTU); the memory (bumped it up to the max of 512). It happens whether on battery or AC power. Help please!\015

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I am wondering about the environment in which you normally use this unit, which is heat sensitive, and
which, after it cools off a bit will work as you say after it is allowed to dissipate heat after use.

Make sure the space in which it used is not overheated and preferably air-conditioned. Try to maintain
room temperature of 68 degrees Fahrenheit or lower down to a minimum of 40 degrees.
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