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Thinkpad R50e hangs on boot (no screen images)

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Hi there,

Heres the status. When I press the power on button (with or with out a battery installed) with the charger connected the laptops LEDs light up across the board (as they should). The next second it will hang at a solitary power on light or a power on light + plus battery light (if the battery is installed). That is how it will remain. I never get any images on the screen. I dont even get to the IBM splash screen. A few months ago liquid was spilled on the keyboard and I assume some seeped down, but the motherboard is not dead. The hs&f unit spins, the keyboard responds, the motherboard reports having power...just nothing else after this.

Thanks Id really appreciate yourself. I desperately want to get this running again.

Btw, I have reseated the RAM and I have took out the bios battery for a few seconds and put back in. Neither did anything noticeable to help the problem.
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Phenom II X4 940BE Asus M3A79-T Deluxe ATi 4870's 512MB CF 4GB Corsair Dominator DDR2 1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
150GB Raptor, 1TB Caviar Black, FreeAgent 500GB 2x Samsung Sata DVD Burner Vista Home Premium x64 Samsung 20.1" LCD + HannsG 19" WS LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse Silverstone DA850 (Modular) Antec 900 Razer Deathadder 
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Razer eXactmat (control side) 
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You say the motherboard is not dead, although the way the computer acts thats exactly what I would say the problem is. It could be possible that what ever supplies power to the fans and other components is still good while the rest of the board is actually bad. The only other thing I would know to check would be the hard drive, unfrotunately I don't see why that could cause the computer not to post. If the hard drive were the problem it would post and say no hard drive, or no bootable partition. Another thing you could try before going out and buying a whole new board, try replacing the ram all together, I have had a bad ram chip cause a crap alienware computer to not post. Otherwise the motherboard is probably bad.
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