Having problems with your IBM ThinkPad T40 2373 Notebook ?

Hello I changed the boot order in an IBM thinkpad T40 to floppy drive, but when i power up nothing happens - the screen is blank. I can hear the fan and hard disk spinning. I tried with an external monitor same results. Any thoughts?


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Can you get into the BIOS settings?
\015\012If so change the settings back to the default BIOS configuration, there is a default setting option.
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