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IBM thinkpad will not turn on ...had been used for 2 hous earlier..could heat have been the problem

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Could have been a power surge that affected it by try a few things to be sure:

unhook the battery and only have the ac adapter hooked up. If you have a green light on the ac adapter then you know your getting power from that.

Try turning on the laptop and if you still get nothing then the motherboard is definitely bad.


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My toshiba had the same problem the fan in the system has over worked and stoped working witch cause the computers mother board to mels and the proceor you can still remove the hard drive but the only other thing you can do is take it to be repeard

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What causes a thermal sensing erro on ibm t43


A Thermal error on the T43 usually indicates a problem with overheating. This can be caused by many reasons:
1. Dirt build up on fan or fan louvres causing fan to turn slowly and not being able to cool the system properly.
2. Blocking of air inlets to the laptop. Do not use on your lap, or on soft surfaces such as blankets, bedsheets, etc.

If you feel a lot of heat from the air out of the laptop, then the system is over heating.

You can run fan diagnostics as follows:
1. Turn on the computer and check the air turbulence at the louver near the PC Card slot.
2. Run Diagnostics --> ThinkPad Devices
--> Fan.

Here is the T43 maintenance manual to see how to check and or replace the fan.

http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/39t6193.pdf

May 08, 2014 | IBM ThinkPad T43 Notebook

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IBM Laptop Battery Power Saving Tips


How to try to extend the battery life are much concerned by many laptop users. Utilizing some small skills and minimize unnecessary waste of battery during the using process can make you full use of your laptop battery power.
The engineers of IBM personal computer business division give vast laptop users some good suggestions here to ensure that you can maximum extend laptop battery utility time. Therefore, it will improve your work efficiency; let you enjoy mobile office work and entertainment pleasure without limits.
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IBM thinkpad t40 Battery £ 37.52
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* Turn down the brightness of the screen. At the same time, although IBM ThinkPad laptop keyboard is equipped with lights, ThinkLight, but in order to save power, it is better to turn on it when under darkness conditions.

* When not using the wireless receiver device, turn it off please.

* Some users like opening CD or DVD to play music anytime, the power of battery will flow away quietly along with the music playing. Suggest everybody turn on the music only under the situation that they do want to enjoy the music.


* When the battery during using process, try to fully charge and discharge the battery.


* Try to avoid using it under high temperature and low temperature, for example, when you enjoy sunshine on the beach, please don’t leave your laptop in the car to enjoy SAUNA.


* Use proper AC adapter for your ThinkPad laptop.


* Use the IBM ThinkPad battery Battery MaxiMiser management software you select the most suitable for the extension of the power program.


* Use the IBM ThinkPad battery management software – Battery MaxiMiser, select the power extension program which suitable for you.


* Setup the standby time of monitor, hard disk and system sleep time, because it is no need to let your laptop still running at full load when you are at non-working stage.


* Under the Intel SpeedStep technology effect situation, the processor based on the current load situation adjusts the speed automatically to save battery power overall.


In fact, the laptop battery is a spiritual guy, after got expert advices, please treat it properly, it will bring you to enjoy a better mobile life.
battery info via:
http://www.sales-battery.com
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on Jun 04, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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I need a useers manual for an IBM T41 Thinkpad


Thanks for your trust

1. IBM T41 manual download from here
IBM ThinkPad Download Drivers & Software or
(Open link using Internet Explorer web browser)
http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/product.do?doctypeind=9&template=%2Fproductselection%2Flandingpages%2FdownloadsDriversLandingPage.vm&sitestyle=lenovo
2. Click Download Drivers & Software (image 1)
3. Click Run Auto-Detect, only available in Internet Explorer (image 2)
4. Example: ThinkPad T41 (2378). Click User Guides & Manuals (image 3)
5. IBM provides a lot of manuals that can be downloaded. You can download the manual you need. Example: Service & Trobleshooting. Select language to download (image 4)
6. You can download all the manuals you need.

Thanks.

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Dec 03, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I get 3 beeps on start up and a continuous dark blank screen


On the IBM Thinkpad 3 long beeps should mean "critical thermal" After it cools down will it start again?

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-39706.html

Is the fan still working blowing air out the back or side?

Feb 02, 2011 | IBM ThinkPad T40 2373 Notebook

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Not able to read dvd's and able to read cd's model lenovo 510i


While I was not able to find that specific model of laptop, I was able to locate the CDRW Bay and based on my research this bay only supports the following models. Though it may look the same and even have the same interface, if it is not in the supported model list, it will not properly function.

Supported Media Types:
  • CD-ROM
  • CD-R
  • CD-RW
  • DVD-ROM
Compatible with:
  • IBM Lenovo ThinkPad R50
  • IBM Lenovo ThinkPad R50e
  • IBM Lenovo ThinkPad R50p
  • IBM Lenovo ThinkPad R51
  • IBM Lenovo ThinkPad R51e
  • IBM Lenovo ThinkPad R52
  • IBM Lenovo ThinkPad T40
  • IBM Lenovo ThinkPad T40p
  • IBM Lenovo ThinkPad T41
  • IBM Lenovo ThinkPad T41p
  • IBM Lenovo ThinkPad T42
  • IBM Lenovo ThinkPad T42p
  • IBM Lenovo ThinkPad T43
  • IBM Lenovo ThinkPad T43p
  • IBM Lenovo ThinkPad T60
  • IBM Lenovo ThinkPad T60p
  • IBM Lenovo ThinkPad X40 series (X series media slice or Ultrabase required)
  • IBM Lenovo ThinkPad X41 series (X series media slice or Ultrabase required)
  • IBM Lenovo ThinkPad T30, X30, X31, R40 series (2366, 2367, 2884, 2885, 2681, 2682, 2683, 2896, 2722, 2723, 2724, 2897, 2672, 2673 - when installed with the optional ThinkPad Slim Drive adapter for the UltraBay 2000 or X series UltraBase or Media Slice)


If you see your model in this list comment back and we can move forward with getting your issue resolved.

Good Luck,

NOLA Tech

Jan 29, 2010 | Lenovo (13N6769) CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo Drive

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How do I turn on the wireless on an IBM ThinkPad 2628 A20m Thanks in advance


Hi,

To turn on the wireless on IBM Think Pad 2628 A20m you can try the below options

IBM
IBM General - Some models have the wireless slide button on the side of the laptop.
IBM DV series - use the antenna-like button found on the upper section of your keyboard.
IBM R40 - Use the Fn+F5 key-combo.
IBM Thinkpad (General) - Most have software switch or button on Left hand side.
IBM Thinkpad (model not further identified) wireless switch on Front edge of case.
IBM T43/X32 - Fn+F5 -Click "Turn On"
IBM ZD series use the antenna-like button just below the “Lock” key.
Let me know fi this will help

Dec 04, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad A21m 2628 Notebook

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I can not load the drivers of IBM Think Pad R50e laptap


when i am pressing 'o' it's not printing o the no's are printing.

Aug 24, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad R50e Notebook

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My laptop ( IBM thinkpad x31) won't turn on


GO 2 CONTROLL PANNEL .DEVICE MANERGER .MICE AND OTHER POINTING DEVICES ,RGT CLICK PROPERTIES CHECK C IF THE DRIVERS WORKING ? HAVE FUN !!!!!!!!!!!!

Feb 20, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad X31 2672 Notebook

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Cannot reboot IBM thinkpad t-21


There must be some driver you have installed recently. Try booting in safe mode and restore your system to an earlier date.

Oct 16, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad T21 Notebook

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