Hello people, I have a problem with a Thinkpad E531 and I have really no idea wherever else to ask, so I hope your wisdom can help me.
Anyway, I have this refurbished Thinkpad Edge E531, it’s got an Ivy Bridge i5, 2x4GB of DDR3L RAM and a Samsung SATA SSD.
I bought this pc out from ebay and initially it was working flawlessly with Linux. Recently I’ve been having some serious problems with it: it won’t turn on.
When I try to turn it on, you can see the “i” in the logo lighting up, and the led on the “Fn” key as well and you can hear the DVD reader “waking up” for a split second, but that’s it. It stays like that forever. If I turn it off by holding the power button and try again many times, only occasionally, and randomly it will suddenly just boot up.
I’ve been googling on and off for about a week now and nothing I found online could help me. I tried removing the battery and using only the charger, using the battery only, removing the battery and charger, holding the power button for ~2 mins and trying again, I tried removing the CMOS battery and putting it back, I reseated the RAM, tried just one or the other stick, tried some new RAM altogether, and I removed the wifi card. None of this helped, it still shows the same problem, and now I can’t get it to turn on again.
I really have no idea what to do other than returning it, but I’d rather not do that since it was a pretty good deal. If you have any suggestion on what I can try, please tell me.
Thank you a lot in advance for your help!
EDIT: got it to turn on once, managed to run the built in lenovo diagnostics and all the tests passed. as expected it’s not turning on again, don’t know what to think.