I have an old IBM Thinkpad 750c that has been gathering dust for many years. I remember it working fine the last time I booted it up (Windows 98).
However, now somthing with the power supply/power button has gone awry and it won't start.
What happens is, the display has 11 lights signifying different things (NumLock, Shift Key, Power, HDD etc.) With the power cord plugged in I get the Power Button to light steadh, and what I believe is the HDD light as well; though I'm not sure what this light represents. These two lights stay on steady.
I then slide the power button, found on the left side of the machine, toward the rear of the maching to turn the machine on - many other lights go on but the button automatically slides back to its original position, and then ALL the lights turn off - the original two and all hte others.
I get no boot. :(
I have created a video and posted it to YouTube to better explain what I am doing.
I'll gladly give points for the answer to why this is happening, or to someoen who can find the ORIGINAL DOCUMENTATION online that will explain this to me.
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