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My IBM T42 thinkpad would not start

\015 My IBM\015\012T42 thinkpad would not start . The battery and AC power\015\012supply seem to be working fine. But everytime I start the laptop, there\015\012is a blank screen..the hard drive icon also does not blink.However, if I persist and try starting it a a few dozen times, some time windows boots up Thanks\015

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