Question about IBM ThinkPad T30 2366 Notebook
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Posted on Sep 25, 2007
Solution: I use Ubuntu Linux on Thinkpad T series and also use Audacity for recording. Linux user for 10 years. No viruses, no time spent with virus protection. Not perfect, but my set-up stomps!!! I have burned up cpu's, outboard cdrw, I have used the machine extensively and for a billion hours. Linux / IBM Thinkpad is likely where I will stay. My friend bought an R series and counldn't stand it, he went with a T61. Thing weighs 25 pounds but he is happy with the performance. Good luck. PS I just broke the line out jack on my T31 because I use it soooo much. I think I will go with a USB audio device since I move the machine to different sound and video systems at home. I have three different locations where I work or play audio or movies. The headphone jack is weakness. I probably fell asleep with the machine on my lap and maybe it fell off and sprung the jack because I almost always use the line-out to go a Big Stomping HiFi Loud Audio System. -my house sounds like a Rave Party when I playback music on my T30. :-)
Posted on Jan 10, 2009
Kenzie, it's very possible that your monitor's messed up. My dad dropped the laptop before too. Same problem. The Z would show up, but the image on the screen was faint, as if there was no backlight.
Per the recommendations online, I tried replacing the inverter board, but I found out that it was either the LCD screen or the graphics cable leading from the mainboard. I bought a LCD screen off of ebay for cheap, and replaced it. Right now, I'm typing on the t30 as we speak. There are manuals online for disassembling your t30, and if you're not very comfortable doing it, you could always get someone who's tech savvy, or a geek (like me).
As far as boot up issues, I noticed I got this even after I repaired the LCD. For some reason, it works whenever I tilt-stand my laptop to the left. For example lean your laptop to the side while the monitor's opened so it stands on the left side of the machine. I know it's kind of weird, but hey. It works :)
I heard that this is due to some magnet problem. Maybe if the solder wears off or hard drops cause it to move, then we have a problem.
Either way, good luck. Reply back to this board if you're having anymore problems.
Posted on Mar 28, 2008
Before anything, did u goto control panel\[icon]sound & audio devices\[menu]audio\volume If the mute all button is check, u loose all audio. sometimes another program will by defult will over ride your settings and or mute the audio for its own purposes.
Before anything, did u goto control panel\[icon]sound & audio devices\[menu]audio\volume
If the mute all button is check, u loose all audio.
sometimes another program will by defult will over ride your settings and or mute the audio for its own purposes.
Posted on Oct 11, 2007
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The same model ThinkPad
can have different types of network, video and audio drivers and unless you
know exactly which one is installed in your ThinkPad, you need to download all
the drivers and install each driver until you find the right driver.
When you download the
drivers, write down the device driver and it's file name so you have a record
of which driver you are installing and which directory the unzipped files are
located on your hard drive.
Go to the IBM/Lenovo WEB
site - support/download page and download the latest Windows XP or Vista device
drivers for your model computer, Use this link: -
You can download the various drivers and then you click on and run the various driver files, they will then unzip and expand into a sub folder on C:\drivers Then install the various drivers from this folder (run the set-up file).
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