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My ibm t42 starts up and works fine but some times it freezes and starts doing some kind of screen burn

Hi i have been having this problem since i took it apart. i have reasembled it corectly and now i have this problem please help

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  • christian anscombe Oct 31, 2012

    it workted fine before and now it dont so it aint faulty

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Hi christian
Do a "Restore" on your computer.
It will take your computer back to an eariler time when it was working good.
If that does not work then I will suggest that you reinstall the operating system.
I will include a link to a youtube video that will explain the process on a lenovo recovery...all lenovos do the same as shown
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7G93cWDVqo

Posted on Oct 31, 2012

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There is a common problem with this machine; the mother board flexes and the processor mount partly separates from the motherboad. You tube posts a couple of solutions but they involve taking the laptop apart and applying heat from a heat gun to resolder the mount; it is not a solution for the faint hearted. Thinkpad/Lenovo might consider reparing the unit as it is basically a desgn/production defect but don't hold your breath.

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SOURCE: IBM t42 Display problem

Sometimes there are keys are your laptop that adjust your settings.
If you know which keys you can hit the fn key simultaneously.
If your not sure go on line and you should be able to find a site that will tell you how to adjust your screen.
In search type your laptop model then type display settings

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SOURCE: ibm thinkpad t42 switch for wireless network

The T42 has a bulit-in wireless network adapter and a LAN network card. T42s most likely have an Intel wireless card or less likely a Cisco wireless card.
Your wireless network adapter may have been disabled in the BIOS
and/or
The drivers for the wireless network controller has not been installed.

To check the network adapter go to the Control Panel, Click on System, click on Hardware Tab then Device Manager. Then scroll down and click on Network adapters. If you don't see your network controller or you see a yellow ? against Other devices for the Network controller. Then either it has been disabled and/or the driver was not installed.

To get the driver for the network controller you need to dowload it from the IBM/Lenovo WEB site their support/download page from a computer that has Internet access. Make sure you select your laptop model and the driver for your Windows version.
Install the driver and you then need to configure the wireless adapter to suit your wireless router settings before you can access the Internet.

Posted on Jan 23, 2009

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SOURCE: I keep losing my connection - IBM Thinkpad t42

Are you using IBM SW or Windows to manage the wireless? Occassionally, the IBM SW has issues with certain model routers and encyrption types.

You can also try unchecking the "Allow Computer to turn this device off to save power" in the adapter properties and

Adjusting the power on the wireless device to the max. By default IBM sets it in the middle to conserve power.

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It is stuck in a loop the screen goes from the IBM logo to a screen explaining that windows didnt start successfully to windows starting up to a blue error screen and then repeating.


You can have your T42 working again by doing the following:

1. In the windows didnt start succesfully screen choose to boot in safe mode with command prompt
2. when it starts, enter the command chkdsk (that means check disk)
3. accept all the changes done by running the command above and restart your laptop
4. everything should be OK now

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What happens when you try to reload the O.S ? I would imagine it still shuts down. If over heats the computer will still turn on but not stay on, will shut down when the sensor on the CPU detectes excessive heat > 75 degrees F .

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happy! second worked... this actualy work for me it boot it windows normaly, it went to the logging proces as normal, it seems that some cable for the lcd has been lose i dont know can you explain Ron what causes this

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