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Can't get the cd drawer open

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Re: can't get the cd drawer open

There's a nopen close button on it. should open by that. also try left click on my computer, right click cd icon will show "eject" in drop down window. however i have one also and only manual open works.

Posted on Mar 21, 2008

Re: can't get the cd drawer open

There is a hole in the front of the drive - just stick a paperclip in it to manually eject the cd.

Posted on Dec 19, 2007

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Is it possible to connect an old IBM laptop 240X thinkpad to wireless internet

Yes but you need to install a PCMCIA wireless card and the wireless card driver.
There are several makes on the market, such as Netgear, D-link etc.
I suggest you Google search the Internet for PCMCIA wireless cards and select one that suits your requirements.

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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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* 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.
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on Jun 04, 2010 | PC Laptops

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The disk drive is saying that it can't read the disks- any disks?

There could be a fault which may mean you have to replace the drive but first try a cd lens cleaning disk and if you have some, open the disk drawer and give the inside of the drive a blast of compressed air.

Apr 18, 2011 | IBM ThinkPad T20 2647 Notebook

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Don't have a place to install the cd to download software trying to install netgear G54 wireless USB Adapter to IBM Thinkpad 2662

Find another computer with a CD-drive and a USB port.
Purchase a USB memory-stick.
Connect the memory-stick to that computer, and copy all the files from the CD onto the memory-stick.
Move the memory-stick onto your computer, and install from the files on the memory-stick.

Sep 27, 2010 | IBM ThinkPad X24 2662 Notebook

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


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

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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Cannot remove CD drive from IBM T-30


If the disk-drawer won't open, turn the PC off.
Straighten one end of a Norwegian paper-clip, and insert it into the small hole in the CD-drive, and push 1/4 of one inch -- the drive-door should come slightly open, and you can gently pull the drawer open, the rest of the way.

However, if you are disassembling the laptop, to try to remove the CD-drive, STOP, and take it to a qualified technician, to avoid damaging the computer.

Nov 25, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad T30 2366 Notebook

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After download extact the files either Vista Or XP depending on ur O.S...go to device manager - select the hard ware.....right click and select update driver...choose not to go online....browse to the location of driver after selecting have disk and ok

Nov 11, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad R50e Notebook

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We can't get our IBM T30 to connect with our Linksys router . The computer has a 3com wireless card

Has the Wireless card ever worked attached to another wireless router?

Is the card an internal miniPCI card, and is it an official IBM card for your region? Thinkpads check whether the card is for the correct region before configuring them in the Windows drivers.

Are you using the Thinkpad Assistant Wireless tool. I have found that it appears to be impossible to configure this software for 64 bit WEP or WPA PSK authentication.

Sep 11, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad T30 2366 Notebook

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Hi, I have an IBM R51 Type 2887 Thinkpad that came with Windows XP Home edition. I formatted the laptop and put the Windows XP Professional in it. However, it could not install few key drivers (Eg. CD ROM,...

You need to access a computer that is connected to the Internet, (try going to a friend or work mate or nternet cafe etc.)

Go to the IBM/Lenovo WEB site - support/download page and download the latest Windows XP audio driver for your model laptop,

Copy the downloaded files and install them on your computer.

Jan 31, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad R51 Notebook

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Boot sequence

161 and 163 error means you have to change your CMOS battery. open the laptop, change the cmos battery and you should be able to set the date and time.

after which you can access the bios by pressing F1 upon boot up and change the boot sequence after that

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