Laptop won't boot

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manogod

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I'm wokring on a IBM thinkpad 760xl with Win 98. The battery is dead and it doesn't seem to have a FDD of HDD.

The first wierd thing is that you have to flip teh power swsitch 3 times before it beigns to boot. Then, once it begins to boot, the logo screen comes on and then it shuts down. I can even hear the HDD winding down. HOw can I fix this?

Thank for your help. :eek:

I forgot to mention that although the screen goes black and harddrive stops spinning the green light on the computer remains lit indicating it is still powered. When I attempt to power on it beeps letting me know it's already powered. What's going on with this thing?
 
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Hi manogod,

If there's no hard drive or floppy how can you tell
it's running anything at all ?

Also, if your battery is completely dead, that probably
stops everything, too. Will it boot at all with the battery
out ?
 

manogod

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There is a hard drive but no floppy (that I can see) adn there is a CD Rom that won't activate. I haven't tried to take teh battery out, but I know it's dead becasue I've left it plugeed in over night only for teh LCD to say 0% when the battery icon lights up. Using all reources available I think it's a capacitor or coil or something like that tha is burned out so it overheats and shuts itself down.
 

manogod

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Yep, but it wouldn't stay on long enough to go there. I got as far as the option menu and it dies shotrly thereafter. It's as if there is a timer set. Howver far along the computer when the set time is reached off it goes.
 
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