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IBM ThinkPad Won't Turn On

I have an IBM ThinkPad where I replaced the Mobo, Ram, and CPU and it doesn't turn on. It turns on and then promptly turns off. Lights flash and fan spins then it stops. Could this possibly be the HDD? I don't know what else could cause this.

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The thing is

No laptop to date has DEMANDED I put in the HDD, ODD or SSD to turn and stay on. You can remove those for testing.

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Same thing happens

Without the HDD

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What else can you do without?

For the last hurrah I install one stick of RAM, pull out the drives and WiFi card. I don't know all the options your model has but try that and one last thing, try it without the main (big) battery.

At that point it's usually the motherboard and only repaired in warranty due to cost.

Just a reminder. Always share full model numbers and model year so everyone has a good idea of what this is. We see decade old machines and those are not accepted at the counter due to replacement cost is less than shop fees. Some get upset about that but 150USD is the min fee even to just look and on Groupon we can find these old machines for about that.

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Bad Board Most Likely

I could of bought a broken motherboard that was listed as working.. Ill test it.

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MOBO is dead, will try to find another from a more trusted seller.

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That's not a good thing.

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