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Sound problems i jusy installed XP on the 380Z,type 2635-JGO thinkpad laptop and the it tells me that there is no sound device in the system. And also the screen is fitted in the center.

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Hi dreade
the problem u r telling is due to non installation of the sound driver. plz intall the sound driver then u will get the sound.

and for the other querry r u talking of screen size or desktop size?

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991009, this is Lenovo Support > ThinkPad 380ED 2635 Notebook PC >
Manuals download page,

[ Note:

Manufacturer name: IBM
Model (Line): ThinkPad
Model Series: 380
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[ Disregard the following if you are aware;

The computer you are using now has Adobe Reader on it, which uses PDF files.
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[Took 10 seconds just now, with medium speed DSL connection ]

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To the Right of the Down Arrow is the page number box.
You can use the Down Arrow, (And later Up Arrow), to arrive at the page you want,


If you know the page you want you can do this;

1) Put your mouse cursor in the page number box. Left-click once,
(Anything in the page number box will now be highlighted in Blue ),

2) Type the page number,

3) Press the Enter key.

Page numbers in the PDF page number box, do NOT match the actual service manual page numbers.

Page numbers I refer to will be in the PDF page number box.
You can also click on the Bookmarks menu icon to the left, to arrive at the section you want.
[ It is right above the paperclip icon ]

You can save a copy to your computer. This way you can burn a copy to disk, or flashdrive, for safekeeping.

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