well i have a A31 ibm think pad and its not wanting to start up i will push the power button and i get this blank screen and i have no idea whats wrong with it? please help me
There is a very long list of troubleshooting advice to give.
This is 99% likely-hood a hardware issue.
I suggest taking out all of the Memory DIMMs, and power it on again. If you get beeping, then its not quite dead yet.
Though, the best advice I can give, is take it to a computer repair place that will do free diagnosis.
try live usb
Now comez the babble !
I think you're looking for the psychics linux users forum. They are 6 forums down and to the left.
Not trying to be aholish .. well actually kinda am. Hard not to be when people post stuff like this. You realize of course it could be many things. Providing useful info ... ANY useful info may help people at least try to help you. Stuff like ... where did you get it, has it always been that way, if not when did it start ... Does it even have an operating system of anykind ... A harddrive of same ? <insert much other stuff here ?>
Could be something simple, could be who knows. But it's obviously pretty dang impossible for anyone to guess @ w zero info from you dood. Still ... plus one'ing Dura (livecd/dvd/usb ). As good a thing to try or place to start as any me thinks/agrees, shrugs. .. Does it have any of those ? Doh ... folks here have no way of knowing, ya didn't tell anyone. Arghhh !
Last edited by CBizgreat! (2012-10-31 12:08:59)
does your harddive make any sound - is he screen black and on or just black like powered off (slight difference) - try a live usb or cd.. above posters are right,, you should provide some more informaton.
eee701 user & other lap/desktops
Last edited by CBizgreat! (2012-10-31 23:41:43)
@ merely jim: and f9 on hp's it seems!
Edit: Oh i see the op has ibm. If it's like my lenovo thinkpad (I started using thinkpads just as ibm was going down in machine sales) then its f12 to go to boot options.
Last edited by dura (2012-10-31 23:47:17)