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No Sound On My IBM R40

I recently purchased a used R40 Thinkpad from someone used. Apparently, he tried to "clean" the computer himself. I have been trying to get the sound driver reinstalled and the wireless driver reinstalled but have had no luck. If anyone could give me some instructions, it would be great. I don't know if I should uninstall everything and start over as he tried to do everything himself and may have downloaded some wrong drivers. Also, the operating system is Windows XP

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  • okspc_galore Jan 13, 2009

    my laptop dont have video driver

  • escomputers Apr 08, 2009

    IBM R40, Model:2723

    I have no sound and USB does not work.

  • Anonymous Apr 11, 2009

    no save sound

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What I ask myself is, If sound and wireless are not working - what else might not be ok until you find out later, when you have documents and applications installed?

I would reset the R40 to factory settings right away. Hopefully that person hasn't removed the hidden partition...
You can check that by going into your Device Manager (Right-click "My Computer->Manage->Disk Management) and see if you see a Fat32 partition usually called "ServiceV001".

Restart your notebook and hit the blue button at the ThinkPad splash screen. A wizzard will lead you through the process.

Rescue and recovery will restore your laptop to factory state. It has an image of their default installation with all the software, settings, and drivers.

After you're done, you have to update the drivers to the newest versions. Look in you start menu and you will see an entry called either "IBM" or "ThinkPad" with a sub-menu that contains the software to update your computer.

If you want to manually update your drivers, go here, fill out the form and follow the prompts. (You will find the necessary information on the sticker on the bottom of your laptop).
It will get you to the right page.

If you have any questions, come back here and leave a comment. I am happy to help!

Good luck!

Posted on Mar 17, 2009

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You may download your laptop drivers by clicking this link.

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