|I purchased a used IBM Thinkpad R51 on ebay for my mother a couple of months ago. It worked great until today when she decided to clean it. She used a bit of windex and a rag, and lightly cleaned the screen, and keyboard. I asked if any fluid dripped into the system but she said she was careful. When trying to power it on, the charge light, and hard disc light illuminate, and the fan spins. Nothing else works. Black screen, DVD-Rom won't even open. I tried several methods after this. First, I unplugged the battery and left it plugged in.. I hear clicking but nothing else. Tapped the power button 10 times as suggested on another post.. plugged in battery.. nothing. did the same but held the power button for 2mins.. nothing. unplugged and tried both methods with the battery plugged in.. nothing. |
I then pulled it apart. There was very little dust around the heatsink, fan, memory, and processor. In fact there was barely any dust at all but I removed it anyway. Checked connections for the LCD, and it was seated. Checked the Memory.. It was properly seated. No liquid or sticky residue to be found. Everything looked immaculate.
The charger light comes on after I plug it in. The computer does not post.. I hear nothing going on (so it's probably not a screen problem). No post beeps. I have it charging now while powered off to see if it will come on after a few hours. Is this most likely the mobo? The fan spins slowly and the lights come on. Anything else I should check or try? Sorry for the long post guys.