By eze
Sep 13, 2009
  1. i have a ibm thinkpad. im haveing trouble with it startingup and staying on. i kno it needs a battery. but, it does the same thing if i use the power cord. sometimes it will come on and stay for maybe 15 min and sometime it wont come back on till it set for a min.
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Which Thinkpad is it? Most models are remarkably reliable.
    They don't like a lot of dust, lint and fibre in the colling channels...
    The usual cause of the signs and symptoms you describe is a bad hard drive, or abad power socket.
  3. eze

    eze TS Rookie Topic Starter

    how do i find wht type thinkpad i have?
  4. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Look at the seven-digit type number on the label on the bottom... also available when you boot to the BIOS... then you can cross reference, if you need to, at thinkpads
  5. eze

    eze TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok, i bought a new battery installed it charged it. now it works fine. i think the old battery was not allowing the litho internal battery to charge. "MAYBE" cuz it works great now. like new again.
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