Question about IBM ThinkPad T40 2373 Notebook
I turn on the laptop and you can hear it boot up, but nothing appears on the screen.
1st- How old is the notebook , 2nd - do you still have the manual for this notebook , sometimes there is a fuction button you can press to shut off the display , normally its the F1 Through F12 keys but there also might be a fuction key you have to press with the F1 button , let me know if this works , i'll be waiting .........goodluck Roy
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Posted on Dec 23, 2007
The first thing to try is to unplug the power adapter from the computer then remove the battery. Then press down the power on button for a second or two. Put the battery back in and reconnect the power adapter and see if it boots.
Posted on Apr 10, 2009
This is ussually caused by an unsupported WiFi card being installed. You can correct this problem by using a quick BIOS hack... (If you are getting the 1802 error)
Go to this site for the fix: http://www.command-tab.com/2006/02/26/thinkpad-1802-error-fix/
Posted on May 27, 2009
Windows Start-up Errors
Step one, you need a Windows Installation CD. If you only have a recovery disk set like the ones from HP or Compaq they will not do what you need done. Under normal circumstances however, you can use a Dell disk because the Operating system is on a stand-alone disk. All retail versions are also acceptable as well as upgrade disks. For a rule of thumb, if the disk has the Microsoft hologram it should work. You can order a boot up floppy disk from here:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310994 with this file, if you know how, you can use “ImageBurn” to burn the file into an ISO file which can be burned to a disk. Now make sure your computer boots to the cd rom first. If you know how to do this skip on down, if you don’t, while the computer is first starting up and you see the manufacturers splash screen, tap F12 (some computers it’s F9, others it may be another key, you may have to watch and see if the computer lists the key strokes for getting to the boot menu. If you still cannot find it, boot into the BIOS settings and change your boot order there. Save your settings and exit, the computer will now seek the cd rom as its boot source first.
Place your Windows disk in the computer and start it up. When you see the test at the top of the page “Press Any Key To Boot From CD” Just hit the space bar to activate. The next screen you will see will most likely be a Windows setup screen, when you see this press the “R” key to get to the recovery console. It will get there, it may take a little time, patience. Once it loads you will be given a choice of Windows installations, there should only be one, if there are more, always pick number one. It may ask for an administrators password, if you have not set this particular password, then just leave it blank and press enter. The next prompt you see is:
You need to type the following:
hit enter. Pay close attention to the spacing between the characters. There is a space between the character “d” and the “\”
You are now at the ROOT of the drive, this is where basic commands can be given and changed. You should now see the following:
Now type the following:
Hit the enter key.
The chkdsk /r command also includes the P command and will also look for lost recoverable information in bad sectors.
There are occasions depending on how corrupt the system is, that this process could take several hours, so be patient with it.
Now, after chkdsk has run type the following:
Hit the enter key.
It may prompt you with a warning, that’s ok, just continue. When fixboot has finished, type: EXIT hit enter and windows will reboot. When the system reboots, tap the F8 key during this time and you will see the multi-boot menu come up. Scroll to the title “Last Know Good Configuration” and hit the enter key. If you were having some simple drive errors this should have fixed them.
Posted on Oct 15, 2009
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