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    thinkpad 600E boot hangup


    by feather_duster_ ·

    i’m reposting this thread cos i have exactly the same problem but no one seemed to be replying so here goes:

    Thinkpad 600 boot hangup
    My IBM Thinkpad 600 (Type 2645-310) stops and hang during bootup.
    What happens is:
    1. LED test, then green Power on and orange battery/charging

    3. RAM OK (Responds when I take out /put in different amount of RAM and displays correctly. I have 128 + 32 removable, + 32 internal not possible to take out)

    2. I can hear fan, CD drive and evt diskette drive. If I use diskette drive the LED wil give 1 blink, if I use CD drive it will give 14 blink.

    3. No cursor seen, but this is displayed:
    Upper left show the amount of RAM present: 196032 KB OK
    Upper right IBMs logo in blue; IBM
    Lower left shows “ThinkPad(R)” in large letters and red dot over “i”.

    4. Then a “rrrrrr” sound from the loudspeakers after a while, this is in fact 28 clicks shortly after each other. Then nothing more happens.

    Diskette and CD drive is OK (But can not be used because bootup is never finished). I hear CD speed up and then down again but nothing more happens.

    No effect in booting with bootable diskette or CD, “Live Linux” CD or else.

    Backup battery OK (3V) and if I take it out I will be asked for correct date and time when Power on. I can then use keyboard or TrackPoint to set date and time, and after that hangup at the usual point.

    Starting without battery, HDD, CD drive and removable memory sticks makes no difference in symptoms.

    Pressing and holding F1 before and during poweron and startup (in order to enter BIOS and selftest) has no effect.

    I could not find help on IBMs home page, but maybe I did not look at the right place.

    Is somebody able to help me?

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      by hal 9000 ·

      In reply to thinkpad 600E boot hangup

      Those 28 Clicks or beeps mean something so have you looked up the Beep Error Code on the IBM Site?

      This link might be of some use but honestly IBM isn’t well known for providing technical info that really should result in a Service Call or repair.


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