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T41 will not start

My t41 beeps 4 sets of 4 beeps when first turned on but will not boot.

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You could have a memory problem. You RAM could be faulty or just needs reseating.

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Need to do system restore from safe mode on thinkpad t41


When you begin to boot the system Tap the F8 key. This will give you several options for booting Windows in different modes. Select Safe Mode and boot the system.
Once in safe mode begin system restore by going to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore
Follow the steps in the System Restore Wizard

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3 series of 4 beeps on ibm thinkpad t41


The closest diagnostic code that matches what you're saying is the 4 (continuous beeping). This is a video module failure or system board failure. The T41 does not have a separate video module which indicates system board failure.
If you can locate a T41 with a good system board on eBay for less than $50 then you could attempt a repair on the system. Otherwise the system is dead and its cost is greater than its value.

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My IBM T41 make beep sound and turns off itself. What is happening?


You can try the steps below.
Try removing the battery and plugin the charger and try turning on.
Do you see any thing displayed on your screen when you switch on?
Please mention the beep pattern, 2 beeps or continuous beep.
Hope this helps. Good Luck
~SmokinJoe~

Aug 24, 2011 | IBM ThinkPad T41 Notebook

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IBM thinkpad T41 -> get


Hi,

The IBM Thinkpad has a very strong security system.

If you are seeing a lock symbol when booting then somebody has set the supervisor password. If you can't remember it or guess it (try "password", "admin", "pass", etc) then you need to find the person that set the supervisor password.

Once the supervisor password is set the T41 is very well protected and it can't be reset by removing the laptop battery or CMOS battery.

There is a way to read the password from the protection chip but this is very complicated and requires taking the laptop apart and building your own chip reader.

The instructions for doing this are are:

http://sodoityourself.com/hacking-ibm-thinkpad-bios-password/

Hope this helps,

Chris

Mar 08, 2011 | IBM ThinkPad T41 Notebook

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My IBM ThinkPad T41 screen won't turn on. it only beeps 3 times. thats all it does


One long two short beep? Sounds like the common Video issue. You can try the reflow method. Look it up on yourtube or you can get the reflow guide from www.msbin.com

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My ThinkPad keeps freezing


I had the EXACT same problem with my T41. Mine issues were caused by overheating from too much dust/dirt inside. I took it completely apart, blew it all out with a compressed air, and reapplied thermal compaund to the processor/fan...works like a charm now. Definitely start there...it cost $4 for a can of air and $6 for thermal compound and about 45 minutes of my time. It's better than spending a bunch of time and money replacing components.

Mar 15, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad T41 Notebook

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T41 will turn on and then immediatly go to sleep


Check that the hard disk is in working order.
If the hard disk will not spin up... sometimes the system will just shut off.

It may be a bad motherboard.. usually a damaged or failing capacitor will cause the system to not stay powered up long enough.. capacitors usually create a steady flow of electricity... if it can't hold a steady charge it will behave as you've mentioned.

Dec 08, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad T41 Notebook

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Messed with Boot sequence.Now T41 won't boot!


With the cd reboot and press F12 for a temporary boot list, select boot from cd. At this point just choose install xp and follow the prompts.

Nov 09, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad T41 Notebook

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IBM ThinkPad T41 boot-up problem


Hello, enter BIOS (by pressing "Delete")and find there restore default. If you drop it you need check inside laptop of connections components. Check Cpu or Ram.

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IBM T41. black screen


It's a common problem with flex of the unit causing the video chip to coming un-soldered from the motherboard. It's possible to repair but very difficult requiring luck and specialist equipment.

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070710050433AAgGOTJ

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