can anyone help me?
I have an IBM thinkpad P2 laptop with (i think) 256mb memory running win xp pro.
yesterday morning i made an attempt to boot it up while it was plugged into the mains adapter. Upon turning it on i got nothing at all on the screen and yet it appeared to go through the Post and what not ok. i tried at least ten times to get a picture on the screen and even tried Fn and F7 to see if somehow it had been told to display the picture to another screen. No such joy there.
However once i had left it to charge for an hour i turned it back on again and then got a dark grey screen with a black horizonal line halfway down the screen before the screen turned itself off again.
i turned the machine off again and left it to charge for another couple of hours and it booted fine with picture and everything. I dont understand what on earth happened and why if the battery was that dead why the screen didnt come on when i had the machine running from the mains.
can anyone shed any light. its not virused as i dont use it very often and it isnt connected to the internet yet. :o