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IBM Thinkpad 660E will not boot after System Board Replacement

By kolongih
Feb 4, 2008
  1. I replaced the system board on my IBM thinkpad 600E because the original problem was that everytime the system booted up it would keep going to the time (time would not stay). I know that there is a battery on the system board but I figured it would be less of a hassle if I just replace the system board. I did that and now the system will not boot up. The LED's come on and I hear the fan run but nothing will show up on the screen. What should I do?
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Are you sure the replacement board was not broken? Maybe you did something wrong when putting the thing back together again?

    Just take the thing apart again and try your previous mobo. If that works, try with the new one again.
  3. kolongih

    kolongih TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I am glad I purchased a warranty on the board, I think it may have been DOA
  4. kolongih

    kolongih TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I placed the old motherboad back in and the system still won't boot up. Would resetting the CMOS battery do the trick. Any suggestions?
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