Having problems with your IBM ThinkPad T43 Notebook ?

When i turn the laptop on it just beeps several times and the battery and the circle with a Z looking thing light up.


Answers :

Ok, the tilted-Z-in-a-circle represents the power indicator. As far as I know the power indicator is orange while the battery level is below 60% and charging, and green above 60% and charging. When the batery level is above 90% the power indicator starts blinking (green blinking) to let you know that the battery is almost fully charged.

Please try to turn on the laptop without the battery attached and secondly without the power cable attached. Does the laptop still beeps?

If yes, this could indicate a failure of the battery / charger / mainboard charging bridge.

First, if the battery starts to fail, you should be able to start the laptop by removing the battery. If this helps then you have to buy a replacement one.

Second, check the power the charger outputs (by using a voltmeter) and compare the voltmeter reading with the power adapter specifications (read the sticker on the power adapter). If there is a difference of more than 1-2 volts then it means that the power adapter is toasted. Buy a new one and everything should be ok.

Third - if the mainboard charging bridge has problems - this can only be investigated by a laptop service specialist. It can be fixed either by replacing a passive part or by replacing the motherboard.

The beeps you hear can be a code by which the laptop tries to tell what the problem is.Please describe the beeps and the timeout between them(e.g.: beeeeeep-------------bep---bep---bep -- this is the signal that the VGA adapter is no longer recognized).

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