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WHERE IS THE WIRELESS SWITCH ON THE THINKPAD R50?

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  • muchomonty Mar 08, 2009

    i tried and nothing, i'm about to throw my router out the window as well. thanks for the info.

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    wnkrbean76 Aug 06, 2013

    go to lenovo and search for the driver to this Cisco Aironet Wireless Card

  • wnkrbean76
    wnkrbean76 Aug 06, 2013

    download the driver and then go to the yellow ? and right click update driver, select to install from known folder and then browse for that download it should be in your driver folder under like wll or wall something just click on down the list until the ok gets highlighted and then hit ok

  • wnkrbean76
    wnkrbean76 Aug 06, 2013

    after 3 days I finally got mine working

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Try pressing Fn + F5

That's the hotkey command for the R50

Let me know if this works.

Posted on Feb 28, 2009

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And here is the manual...if u ever need to know anything else about you R50

ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/39t2462_01.pdf

Good luck

Nic

Posted on Feb 28, 2009

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The Power On Password problem is near impossible to crack. It is designed to prevent unauthorized access to the Thinkpad and removing the BIOS battery will not remove the password because the password is stored on an EEPROM chip.
There are no backdoor passwords available, the only option is to ask the person who set the password.
OR
There is a way to hack into the Thinkpad to see and remove the password but it requires electronic skills, a program and a working computer.
For details on how to do this go to :-
http://sodoityourself.com/hacking-ibm-thinkpad-bios-password/

Posted on Feb 04, 2009

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SOURCE: IBM R50

You could have a defective LCD screen, If the laptop appears to be running and the hard disk is spinning but the screen is dark then, to determine if you have a LCD screen or video card problem, read this and follow these instructions.
Defective CCFL backlight, it may have the following symptom: Screen flashs on red/pink and off. Picture stays on in red and slowly be come normal. Picture flickering with dim display or appear black. Picture flickering on and off. All these symptoms indicate that the LCD backlight lamp (CCFL Lamp) has reached the end of the life and all you need to do is replacing the CCFL lamp.
Connect an external monitor to your laptop and power the monitor up first then the laptop, if you see the normal Windows images then the video card and laptop is OK and the problem is definitely the backlight. Dim image and/or dark display on the laptop's LCD screen indicates a faulty LCD backlight and it could be the inverter that supplies high voltage to the CCFL lamp or it is the CCLF lamp is nearly burnt out or burnt out, most likely this is the case.
The inverter can be replaced easily but the CCLF lamp is more time consuming and requires soldering skills.
Check out
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Posted on Jun 22, 2009

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SOURCE: ibm thinkpad r50 notebook won't boot

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:
C:\Windows>
You need to type the following:
cd \
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:
C:\>
Now type the following:
CHKDSK /R
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:
FIXBOOT
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.

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SOURCE: ThinkPad R50e PC Notebook: i cannot able install wireless adaptor for ibm r50...

please try this link for download

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-55042.html#wireless

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