I moved to a new city in a new country, had no computer.
So a friend gave me this IBM thinkpad R50e and said "if you can get it fixed it's yours".
First try it didn't show any signs of life, so I replaced the AC socket and I got it working.
It had no hard drive so I used Xubuntu bootable cd to see if it can run an OS. It did. also the battery got charged.
the morning after I wanted to go on the net and start learning about Ubuntu(never used it befor) but after pushing the On button all the green lights blinked once, the power light stayed on but the screen stayed black, the cd rom wasn't getting power and only the fan kept on working.
Since then I tryed removing different components to check if one of them is making the problem. Tryed to boot without one, got it back in, tryed again to boot and moved to the next component. Nothing changed.
Befor I start a complete disassembling and reassembling it(I have debuts it will help but I will try it just to cover this strategic idea), I want some experts input on it.
Already tryed disconnecting the power cable and the battery and pushing ON many times.