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The hard drive on my IBM T23 laptop won't start. The light on the computer shows that the power is on. The drive itself is OK because it works fine in another laptop.

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You might need to have motherboard replacement for this issue, since hdd is working on another laptop,it mgiht be bad connection on the motherboard.

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Have an older T23 IBM Thinkpad. Was running Malwarebyts which I just loaded on the system due to a problem at work and wonted to make sure i was ok at home. System ran for aprox 32 min and apeard to lock...


This is a possibility, the T23 is a very old laptop.
Normal 0 Check the BIOS to see if the hard disk is detected, if not open then re-seat the hard drive.
If the BIOS does not detect this hard drive, then the hard drive is probably faulty.

If it was me, I would not waste my time and money trying to get a new hard drive for this ThinkPad.
Disk drive manufacturers do not make small capacity hard drive anymore and the current range of hard drives won't work in your ThinkPad because the BIOS cannot support these hard drives.

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T23 laptop. Put in new battery. WIth battery in


poor battery contacts or dead battery cell doing this flickering


replace the battery if contacts are clean inside the computer

Jul 06, 2010 | IBM ThinkPad T23 2647 Notebook

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I,m also haveing a problem with my t23 thinkpad. i'm interested in a new loptop but i'm piled with bills at the time and i don't have the funds to purchase a new laptop ,so i've just been trying to get the...


Is the 20Gb hard drive a 2nd hand one?
The hard drive could be faulty, does the BIOS setting detect the hard drive?
Try installing XP again and if it doesn't find a hard disk it could be faulty.
Test the 20Gb hard drive by connecting it to an USB hard drive adapter and plug it into a working computer's USB port. If this computer detects it as an external hard drive and you can see the various folders and open files, then the hard drive is OK and you could have a fault with the disk controller in the T23.

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Thinkpad T42 Hard Disk problem


Hello.

It seems the hard disk size will max out at 80GB with a 5,400 RPM speed according to IBM.

Im sorry to say that this means that it will not support a 120Gb hard drive.

Regards...
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Feb 14, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad T42 Notebook

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Hibernate


When Windows opens then -
Open Control Panel - then click on Power Options - Click on Hibernate tab and uncheck Enable Hibernate - Click OK

Feb 13, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad T23 2647 Notebook

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Hard drive for ibm t23 /t30 are they interchangable?


Yes you can, the manual says they borh using 2,5 inch ide HDD'

Here is the manual to t23
ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/62p9631.pdf

And here is the manual for t30
ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/92p1840.pdf

Good luck to you

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Dec 18, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad T23 2647 Notebook

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NEED PASSWORDS TO ACCESS HARD DRIVE


Sharon, you have a extremly difficult problem.
Why is the laptop in for repair, is the laptop faulty, how do you know the hard drive is faulty when you cannot start up the laptop?

It appears that you have or someone has set up a power on password and possibly a password protection on the hard drive.
If you hard drive is faulty it is highly unlikely that you cannot retrieve any data off your hard drive with or without the passwords.
IBM ThinkPads laptops store the Power On password on an EEPROM chip and removing the BIOS battery cannot clear this password. there are no backdoor passwords that you can use. The passwords are used to prevent unauthorized access to the laptop and its data.

If there isn't a password on the hard disk, and the hard disk is not faulty, you can remove the hard drive and connect it to a working computer to read and copy off your data. I suggest you connect your hard drive using a USB hard drive adapter and connecting it to a working computer's USB port.

IBM states that if you don't know the Power On password, therefore you cannot get into the BIOS to remove the password, and you need to replace the motherboard (this is not cheap).
There is a way to hack into the laptop, it required some electronic experience to build a reader device, dismantle the laptop, solder it to the EEPROM chip, connect the output to a working computer, run a reader program, locate the password from this data, unsolder the wires, put the laptop back together and boot up and enter the password.
For detailed information go to www.allservice.ro/forum
I have successfully removed these passwords, it is a lot of work, and needs to be tackled by an experienced person.

Best of luck.

Dec 18, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad T23 2647 Notebook

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IBM Thinkpad T23 Won't Start


do you have a hard drive install??
laptop need a hard drive to start up. the one time start up you see before is just a accident.
as far as battery not charge, that is the porblem you run into, when you get laptop from ebay (taking chance).
you also need to download all of the drivers from IBM for the laptop.

Dec 10, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad T23 2647 Notebook

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IBM T23 Freezes


have you tryed update on the bios ?

i had the same problem with a toshiba lap top

and a bios update solved it

Nov 04, 2007 | IBM ThinkPad T23 2647 Notebook

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My Screen Is Black When I turn the Laptop On


When you say ?it turns on fine? I?m assuming that the power and hard drive LEDs turn on. If that is the case it could be your LCD backlight giving you problems. With the computer on and the monitor power LED green shine a flashlight in the lower left hand corner of your screen. Look for the ?Start? button, if your backlight is not working you?ll see a faint ?start? button if you look closely. This is usually an economically repairable problem but not for the typical home user. Let us know if you have any other questions and please don?t forget to rate this posting.

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