T500 does not start

I recently started having a problem with my T500 where it does not start.  When I press the power button, the fan starts to turn, I hear & HD DVD drive spinning upwards and the light to the left of the battery icon comes on, but is all I get.  It is not even get to the BIOS.  To complicate the issue, it is almost 100% of the time, however if I power off & on about 20 to 30 times, if I'm lucky, it can start all Windows path and is fully functional.

I tried to call tech support, but given that my laptop is one week out of warranty, they are not interested in helping.  They want to send my laptop for them just to pay me $575.

Since it is not completely dead and boots from time to time, it seems that it could be a bad connection somewhere, or maybe a motherboard goes wrong.  Any suggestions?

My solution was to buy the extended warranty and ship the laptop at home.  In my opinion, that they ended up replace the motherboard.

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