Having problems with your IBM ThinkPad T42 Notebook ?

My IBM T42 thinkpad would not start all of a sudden. The battery and AC power supply seem to be working fine. But everytime I start the laptop, there is 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 and after a while everything freezes. I was able to transfer all the data from hard drive through a SATA/USB interface. So, the hard drive is also good. The CD tray also works...so the laptop is getti


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Whops that sounds like a Mother Board Issue Common to IBMs.
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\015\012What happens when you try to reload the O.S ? I would imagine it still shuts down. If over heats the computer will still turn on but not stay on, will shut down when the sensor on the CPU detectes excessive heat > 75 degrees F .
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\015\012The problem is somewhere in the Power Supply flip flop Circuit System on the Motherboard most likely but thats academic!
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\015\012You really cannot "repair" them, only replace them and usually that does not pay; the board costing more than the Computer is worth and Installing it is really a "Factory" Operation.
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\015\012TIgar has a good selection of Levono Factor Rebuilt Notebooks (hint) lol :)
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