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The key came off

I have an IBM t40 laptop that i got for christmas and the "u " key came off. I looked on other websites and it says to just press down on the key, but this one has some kind of hooky thing that is supposed to slide into the key. However, i tried their advice, and the key would only slide in lopsided. And then it would come off. Again. I am really pissed because i heard that youu need some kind of special tool to fix it.

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Re: the key came off

You are under warranty. Same thing happened to me with a Sony--the key was just defective. Call your IBM helpdesk and ask them to send you another key.

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IBM T40 boots up with no screen display

Hi ,
1st- How old is the notebook , 2nd - do you still have the manual for this notebook , sometimes there is a fuction button you can press to shut off the display , normally its the F1 Through F12 keys but there also might be a fuction key you have to press with the F1 button , let me know if this works , i'll be waiting .........goodluck Roy

Oct 30, 2012 | IBM ThinkPad T40 2373 Notebook

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How to toggle between numeric and letter keybord on my IBM T40

Press, and hold down on the Shift key, then press the NumLk (ScrLk) key.

Click on - Hardware Maintenance Manual (HMM)
After the PDF file downloads, go to Page 58

Nov 26, 2011 | IBM ThinkPad T40 2373 Notebook

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Where is the on/off switch for wireless connection on the IBM thinkpad

Hi marcsheila,,

You can turn wireless connection ON/OFF by pressing Fn+F2 keys on the keyboard (or Fn + a key that looks like a tower with radio waves coming out of it).

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Dec 05, 2010 | IBM ThinkPad T40 2373 Notebook

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Can't find network controller driver for the t40

Hi. I would suggest that you use a different computer and go to the Lenovo Driver Support website which you can download every software and drivers that you need for your computer. Here's the website , it will just ask you to type in the serial no. of your machine and the exact type and model and from there it will give you all the drivers for your laptop. Hope This Helps

Jun 03, 2010 | IBM ThinkPad T40 2373 Notebook

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Had to reinstallwindows xp and i can't get computer to reconize modem

If you re-installed windows XP - you will also need to download drivers for the PC - Video, audio, chipset, modem, network etc
Heres a list of all drivers for a T40
Goto to device manager - you will see yellow? or ! for devices that need drivers, some will just be unknown
how to get to device manager Press the Windows key (bottom left of the keyboard} and at the same time press the R key, now in the search box that appears - type devmgmt.msc
If the modem is an external modem for internet access - comment back with make and exact model

Apr 20, 2010 | IBM ThinkPad T40 2373 Notebook

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Is there an of on switch for wireless on a t40 thinkpad. I can't seem to get a connection. Thank you

Hold down the BLUE-coloured 'fn' key (at bottom-left of keyboard),
and press the 'F5' key once, and release the 'fn' key.

Dec 29, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad T40 2373 Notebook

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Hit a key on T40, near Mouse and now screen is completely black

Sounds like you hit the Fn and another combination and dimmed the brightness down to black or turned off the light with another Fn combo. Reversing by pressing Fn and one of the keys that looks like a light should do the trick to get it back.

Jan 15, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad T40 2373 Notebook

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Boot problem

check it on bios whether the hard drive is detecting or not, if detecting then recover OS using recovery Cd

Nov 15, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad T40 2379 Notebook

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IBM T40 Keyboard Question

Numlock is the keystroke to fix your problem.

Oct 13, 2007 | IBM ThinkPad T40 2373 Notebook

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Shutting off

sounds like you may have the numeric overlay turned on. To turn it off hold down the FN key and press F11.

Oct 03, 2007 | IBM ThinkPad T40 2373 Notebook

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