[ltp] R500 suddenly won't post
Rainer H. Rauschenberg
Tue, 3 Nov 2015 07:14:05 +0100 (CET)
On Tue, 3 Nov 2015, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> I have a Thinkpad R500 that I'm preparing for sale. Prior to this trouble, it
> worked fine. I installed Debian 8 on it, forgetting that it wasn't plugged
> in, so the build aborted halfway into it. So I let it fully recharge. When I
> press the power button, the numlock, capslock, and AC lights turn on. Then
> the capslock and numlock turn off. The computer then sits there with a blank
> screen doing nothing indefinitely. Pressing the power switch again will turn
> the AC light off, leaving the plug and battery lights lit.
Long press power to turn it fully off.
Make sure to insert a bootable CD/DVD or USB-Stick.
Turn it on again, should boot from CD/DVD/USB (if not: check
If that still fails: Pull out battery and disconnect while switched off
hard (long press power), reconnect without battery, try to boot from