Ibm Thinkpad 390X won't boot
Posted on 2004-09-05
I just acquired an IBM Thinkpad 390x. Pentium II 400Mhz 64MB RAM, 6GB HD, Windows 2000 Pro. The thing had never been on the internet and updated. I did that all without any issues. The battery probably needs replaced because I can't update the bios without getting an error that says I need a highly charged battery before it will allow me to update even though I've got the AC adapter plugged in! I was just working on it one afternoon and browsing the net. It locked up on me and I could not shut it down without turning it off. Since then, it will not boot back up properly. Once or twice I have seen the screen "starting windows", but now it does nothing. The power light comes on and the batter led light is on but no other lights will light up. The HD does not spin and I can't even get to the bios. The floppy drive makes a noise but nothing else. This is my first laptop so I'm not that experienced with them. Any assistance is greatly appreciated. I've been checking IBM's site and manuals but so far no luck. Thanks.