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Thinkpad r50 does not start (repeated clicks could be heard from somewhere inside) unless I press on certain spot at the motherboard (on top of cpu fan). once I've managed it to boot up it hangs if being touched or shaken.

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  • vynohradov_v Aug 03, 2009

    100% not hard drive failure. problem remains even without hard drive. it just doesn't power up until I press on certain spot on the motherboard. looks like bad contact on the MB. any ideas? could resoldering solve the problem?

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Any metalic sounds or clicking noise from the hard drive when booting up is an indication of a faulty hard drive, especially when Windows does not start up.
If it does start up but hangs easily then it has not failed completely. I suggest that you backup you data
To test the hard drive, remove the hard drive and connect it to an USB hard drive adapter and plug it into a working computer's USB port, it this computer cannot detect it as an external hard disk and cannot open the folders and files then it is faulty.
Replace the faulty hard drive in the Thinkpad and install Windows to get a working laptop.

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Hello my laptop t41 power is not even flash but the adapter is working,am technician and i have troubleshoot allot.


I concur with what Diegotech stated.

To iterate further;

1) The DC Power Jack (DC IN), may have cracked solder joint/s on the motherboard connector, (Female), where the DC Power Jack plugs in.

Resolder

2) The DC Power Jack may be broken.
Center Pin mount, and/or body of DC Power Jack, and/or Outer Shell mount.

Replace DC Power Jack.

3) Wires from the DC Power jack plug to the female connector on the motherboard, may be bad.

Replace DC Power Jack.

Two examples, of a place to buy an IBM ThinkPad T41 DC Power Jack,

1) http://www.buy.com/prod/dc-power-jack-connector-socket-for-ibm-thinkpad-t40-t41-t42-r50-r51-r52/q/sellerid/23962916/loc/101/215782035.html

2) http://www.machinaelectronics.com/store/buypart/IBM_Thinkpad_T41/DC-P001

Past this point it's a bad DC sensor on the motherboard.

Replace motherboard.

IBM ThinkPad T41 Service Manual, (Free),

http://www.tim.id.au/blog/tims-laptop-service-manuals/#toc-ibmlenovo

On this page go down to the 8th line.
The one that starts with > ThinkPad T20.

Go across, and click on > T41

Takes approximately 2 seconds to see the first page, and additional time to fully download.

Page 142 for 14.1 inch LCD screen
Page 151 for 15 inch LCD screen

(PDF file page number box at top)

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How do i get into safe mode on a thinkpad r50?


Please restart the computer and repeatedly tap the F8 key (you need to press F8 before windows starts to load)

A menu should appear. Select Safe Mode and press Enter

Let me know if it able to start in safe mode



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Thermal sensing eror ibm r40


Sorry to say, unless you are a hands on kind of person and can fix it yourself, the thermal sensor is malfunctioning and the only fix is to have it repaired by an authorized dealer.*********** board and CPU have these installed in certain spots to monitor temperatures. I hope this helps and good luck!

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When stat thinkpad R50 beeps 2x and nothing


Two short beeps and no further activity mean you could have a motherboard problem or a memory (RAM) problem.
Reseat the RAM modules and reboot the laptop, if the laptop still doesn't work, remove the RAM module/s and insert them into a working laptop to test them, or take them to you friendly computer shop to have them tested.
If the RAM is OK then the fault is the motherboard. Replacing the motherboard may not be a cost effective solution.

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WHERE IS THE WIRELESS SWITCH ON THE THINKPAD R50?


Try pressing Fn + F5

That's the hotkey command for the R50

Let me know if this works.

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Requird Lan Driver of IBM Think PAD LAPTOP


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You can find all drivers for R50 clicking below:


IBM Thinkpad Driver Download models R50

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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/

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Total failure of IBM Thinkpad R50 after connecting sony clie PDA


Hi,
Your colleagues are correct, the problem with laptops is that the motherboard and powersupply are integrated,
if there is a seperate powerboard, usually the mains inlet runs through the mainboard itself to get to it. As it,s located under the touchpad. ( On certain Models )
What you,ve actually done is put an input current into your motherboard via the USB.
These are designed to output 5v pos And 5v negative. + 2 x Data transfer/signal in/out.
If you take this in for repair, you,ll be looking at £75+ Or $150+ Depending where you are. Just to Be Looked At.
For them to possibly charge you an additional £200+ Or $400 for a new motherboard.
Sorry for the Bad-News but i,d advise looking into buying a replacement laptop, and put it down to experience.

Mike @ Compurepair.

Posted @ 09.20 AM ( G.M.T )

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