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IBM T21 won't start - trying to trace hardware fault

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by Joss, Oct 2, 2006.

  1. Joss

    Joss Guest

    I have a T21 that crashed with a blue screen a couple of days ago. Now it
    won't start. The fan comes on but the screen stays blank and the hard drive
    stays. Tried changing the battery, but no difference. Anybody have any ideas
    what I could be looking at here?

    Joss, Oct 2, 2006
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  2. Joss

    Arno Wagner Guest

    Not enough data. Sorry. From the description I would say it is some
    very serious hardware issue, e.g. a failed voltage regulator. Only a
    competent repair shop can help you with these. If you are lucky it
    is a contact problem that can be found easily (some are hard to find).

    The critical part of selecting a repair shop is the ''competent''.
    Most are not.

    The fan is usually an independent component from the rest of the system.

    Arno Wagner, Oct 2, 2006
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