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when I open my Lenovo thinkpad T500 laptop, it'll display the thinkpad logo and nothing else, It is stuck.

I am stumped, what could possibly be the issue?
   
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post #2 of 13
Have you made any hardware changes? Installed new OS? I know it can be a pain on a laptop, but I'd try resetting CMOS.
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post #3 of 13
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no nothing has changed, the laptop hangs at right after pressing the power button
   
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post #4 of 13
Can you get into the BIOS, or is it completely and utterly dead?
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post #5 of 13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mother View Post
Can you get into the BIOS, or is it completely and utterly dead?
it powers up, and display the logo and stuff, but that's about it
   
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post #6 of 13
Sounds odd...

I've had a look over at the Lenovo site for troubleshooting docs, but it looks a bit thin on the ground.

* When was the machine last working?
* Does it produce any beep codes?
* Does it hang at the logo screen, or progress to a blank screen after POST?
* Have you tried firing it up plugged into the mains and without the battery in?
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post #7 of 13
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by mother View Post
Sounds odd...

I've had a look over at the Lenovo site for troubleshooting docs, but it looks a bit thin on the ground.

* When was the machine last working?
* Does it produce any beep codes?
* Does it hang at the logo screen, or progress to a blank screen after POST?
* Have you tried firing it up plugged into the mains and without the battery in?
I did too, not helpful

it was working last night (1/6/2011)
it beeps only after I press the powerf button to shut it off
it hangs at the logo screen
yes, I even removed the CMOS Battery
   
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post #8 of 13
Try testing RAM?
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post #9 of 13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by z0rak View Post
Try testing RAM?
How?
and what other stuff I can test?
   
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post #10 of 13
It sounds like it's not POSTing. Does pressing Esc at the logo screen bring up any POST information?
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