[ltp] R500 suddenly won't post

Rainer H. Rauschenberg linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Tue, 3 Nov 2015 07:14:05 +0100 (CET)

On Tue, 3 Nov 2015, dave@661.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