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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:26 am 
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My T61p suffered from the dead Nvidia GPU issue, which hit me about 3 months ago. I ordered a used replacement motherboard online and installed it yesterday. I can't tell if the motherboard was DOA or if I possibly did something wrong while installing it... when I hit the power button, the fan starts for a short time (about 1 second) and the LEDs all turn on, but then the fan shuts off and all of the LEDs but the 'Z' one and the battery/plugged in ones shut off. The screen never turns on. If I try and boot with the memory pulled, it beeps 8 times, which I suspect is the expected behavior, but I can't get any further than the 1 second fan spin up when I put the memory back in.

I kind of suspect I'm in a worse situation than I was with the dead GPU. Anybody have any ideas?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:23 pm 
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Welcome to the forum!

Return the board to the seller and call it a day.

If you're unsure about the board swap process questions are welcomed around here on any and every aspect of it.

Good luck.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:41 pm 
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Figured as much. Thanks.


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