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GregMiller

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I have two laptops:

laptop 1:

IBM Thinkpad 600E Type 2645-8A0
Pentium II, Running Windows 98 (I think)

laptop 2:
ThinkPad R40, Type 2723
Running Windows XP Professional


Both laptops were running fine about two months ago. I turned them off and used my other laptop. When I returned to the laptops after those 2 months of inactivity, both were dead as doornails. Neither will boot up or even turn on for that matter.

I let the AC line plugged in hoping that the internal battery was just drained but that does no good.

What the heck happened? What can I do.
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Neil Jones

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Take the battery out and run it on the mains power only. Battery is most likely hindering it.
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GregMiller

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When I took out the batteries and pushed the "on" buttons nothing happened.

I am mustified that just inactivity could cause these both to die!
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Where did you store these computers while they weren't in use? It's winter... so your cold trunk or basement wouldn't be the best place, as cold can damage parts of your computer.
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Stored in a constant 64 degree house- away from heat/cold.

The computers were both working. The sat for 2-3 months and are now dead.
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