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Blue Button under right and left button on IBM Thinkpad T20

I can not find the setting for the blue button on the laptop...i had one setting in which i really liked and then it changed and i cant find the settings

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    Lee Hodgson May 11, 2010

    which blue button? the keys? 




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The blue buttons on the Thinkpad are designed to be used with the blue FN key ( Lower left ). Press and hold the FN key, then press the applicable blue function key.. I.E. Brightness, Volume.. etc.

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How do i install operating system with external dvd


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How to Install Windows XP on a Thinkpad T20

The Thinkpad T20 is a laptop computer from IBM designed for business use. This computer comes with the Windows XP operating system and--if necessary--can be reloaded with the operating system. All you need to perform this operation is the installation disc for Windows XP and a valid product key. This product key can be found on the bottom of the computer or with the documents included with the machine (if Windows XP was pre-installed on the computer).

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1 Turn on your T20 laptop computer and press the blue "ThinkVantage" button.

2 Scroll through the options and select the option to boot from your T20's CD/DVD drive.
3 Press the "Enter" key at the welcome window and press the "F8" key once you have read (and agreed to) the license terms for installing the software.
4 Select the drive on which you want to install Windows XP and press the "C" button, followed by the "Enter" button.
5 Press the "Enter" button again to start the installation process. When prompted, enter the product key for Windows XP. Once the setup finishes, you can use the computer.

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Would like to reset my ibm laptop it says my mircosoft online service is temporarily unavailable and my laptop is slower than ever


Hi and welcome to Fixya1

To reset the machine back to the factory settings, just follow these steps:
    • 1 Shutdown your machine and make sure that the charger is plugged in before doing the reset. Turn on the machine.
    • 2 Press the blue Access IBM button on your ThinkPad keyboard at the screen prompt. The screen prompt reads "To interrupt normal startup, press the blue Access IBM button." This interrupts the Windows reboot process.
    • 3 Double click "Recover to Factory Contents" at the Access IBM predesktop menu.
    • 4 Follow the recovery wizard prompts to initiate the factory restoration process. Your ThinkPad will automatically reboot upon completion.
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Hi, During the boot at the THINKPAD SCREEN press the Thinkvantage key ( Blue button ) it will launch rescue and recovery and allow you to reboot factory. This only works if you did not corrupted/deleted the rescue and recovery hidden partition on the HDD. Otherwise you will need the rescue and recovery CD to proceed. IBM/Lenovo support should be able to provide you the CD. Might be a defective hdd aswell, in this case to make sure you can run a DFT test, www.google.com -> Look up for " Test DFT " ( Drive fitness tool from hitachi, will make an hardware diag if hdd failure - error code 0x00 = everything fine, other code = Issue - You can look up for accurate code explanation on hitachi website ) thanks and have a nice day J-

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I am trying to restore my IBM Thinkpad 2647 model to factory settings but don't know how.


While switching ON your Laptop, press Thinkpad Access button(Blue colour) which is there in top most left side and select the option restore factory settings.

Hope the above answer solves your queries.
Revert back for further assistance or clarifications.

Dec 18, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad T20 2647 Notebook

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Where can i find the volume adjustment control?


There is a Button on your keyboard that has blue lettering that is stated "Fn" without quotes. HOLD this button down, and then press the buttons on the RIGHT SIDE of the keyboard UP TOP where there are pictures of speakers with arrows going UP and DOWN. this will help in lowering and raising the volume.
So HOLD DOWN the Fn Key and then PRESS the VOLUME key you Want.

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Dec 06, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad T20 2647 Notebook

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While i was restore my ibm xp to factory restore i had a power outest and can not restore it


you will need repair CD from IBM or press the blue button on the laptop. Else install using Windows CD.

Sep 03, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad T20 2647 Notebook

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You need to set time and date in BIOS.
Press the blue Access IBM button when the message "To interrupt normal startup, press the blue Access IBM button" is displayed to enter the ThinkVantage Productivity Center, then select Start setup utility to open the BIOS Setup Utility.

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Turn your unit off.
then turn it back on.
Watch the display carefully, Press the Blue Access IBM button when you see the message
"To interrupt normal start up, press the blue Access IBM button"
Then double click on "Recover to factory contents"
Follow the instructions on the screen.
When the Recovery process finishes, press enter.
Your computer will start with the pre-installed OS, Drivers and software.

If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

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Usually, hitting the 'F7" button while holding down the 'Fn' button (function button) will brighten your screen.

Also, if you're running on battery, to conserve battery power, most notebooks will dim the screen... you can override those settings by going into the control panel and into the power settings (easiest found on the old 'classic view').

If none of that works, your video display could be starting to go bad. Let us know how you fare and we'll go from there!

Good Luck!
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your computer is full of virus better install a anti-virus and scan your computer for virus and delete them.

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