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Freezing I have had two of these machines which have both developed the same problem.  After a while of using it, it completely freezes, won't move, turn off or nothing.  I have since tracked to it when ever the machine is moved, no matter how slightly. Is there a quick-fix or a fix at all or should I be looking at a new machine. I have been previously advised that it is something to do with the power supply but a second opinion and advice on how to repair it wouldn't go a miss. Many thanks. Jonny

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I have seen this on the T40 series when the video chip on the motherboards fail. the only fix is a new motherboard (usually about $150-$200 plus labor.

You may want to check if they are under warranty - a lot of these had 3 years on them and may still be covered. just google "ibm warranty lookup" and there should be a link to IBMs site for warranty info. They will honor warranty even if you are not the original owner.

Good luck!

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