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Ancient A21M will not boot

Discussion in 'Lenovo' started by Greg81, Oct 29, 2008.

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  1. Greg81

    Greg81 Newbie

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    I have an A21M with a Pentium 3. When I press the power button it begins to turn on and I can hear some hard drive activity for a few seconds but then nothing happens. The LCD does not display anything either. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. receph

    receph Notebook Evangelist

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    how about a 3-foot drop (joking, of course. you'd need at least a 30-foot drop for any appreciable hardware changes)

    is your battery charged / are you running on mains?

    and can you get to the BIOS?
    if yes, how about enabling the self-check during boot
    maybe your cpu does not respond, or your memory fails, or your bridge does not respond
    maybe you can switch on the verbose mode to see what's going on, though it may be too quick to see what's going on
     
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    zerosource Notebook Deity

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    big search...
     
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    Greg81 Newbie

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    I can't get to the bios. The battery is no good so I using the A/C power. I was hoping there was an inexpensive solution. This is an old machine and not worth spending a lot of money on.
     
  5. receph

    receph Notebook Evangelist

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    how about removing the battery and plugging in ac and then trying

    otherwise, you being unable to get to the bios, I am at a loss
     
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