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IBM T41 WILL NOT STARTS UP SOMETIMESTHEN WHEN IT DOES IT FREEZES

I HAVE A IBM T41 LAPTOP WILL NOT START UP SOMETIMES AND MOST TIMES ITS OK AND AFTER A WHILE WHEN USING IT FREEZES UP

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  • stevescot Nov 27, 2008

    does it make a difference to it (either making it start, or not) if you press just above the red mouse buttons(above the touchpad).


    if it does, you might have the same problem as me - apparently caused by solder cracking under the GPU,


    there are a lot of people saying you can fix this by heating with a heat-gun to remelt the solder - i've not tried this myself (but might do soon).


    to find other articles try searching for IBM T40 reflow gpu


    Steve

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Hi,

problems will be with:-
1:- installed memory ( not enough or damaged memory module ) RAM
2:- The Processor ( CPU ) Is Overheating.
3:- Hard-Drive. The unit may have bad or defective sectors.
4:- Computer Virus Or Similar.

Solution:- remove 1 memory module from the computer ( located on the underside computer ) boot the computer. see if this helps. try changing memory between the 2 allocated slots.

Check the CPU Fan, is not clocked with dust/debris. ( Can be accessed by removing 2 screws on the underside or the laptop ) Marked with >> or similar. remove the fan, 3 small screws and brush with a soft dry paint brush or similar, remove any dust from fan and check for blockages.

run a scandisk or hard-drive checking program, to test hard-disk unit et,c.

following these steps, should solve your problems.

Mike @ Compurepair. " Thankyou For Using Fixya "




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