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Locating my hard drive

I'm having trouble locating the hard drive on the IBM Type 264. please help

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Need hard drive what type can i use pata or sata and does brand make a difforance.


Your model ThinkPad uses a PATA hard drive.
The brand does not make any difference but the maximum hard drive you can install is limited by the BIOS.
Please click on this link for the specification details for your model ThinkPad :-
http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-59644.html

Oct 27, 2010 | IBM ThinkPad G41 Notebook

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Is it hard to replace hard drive on 2645


Here is a link to the Hardware Maintenance Manual

It's easy to change out. But you will have to reinstall the OS.

Good Luck.

Mar 05, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad 600E 2645 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 T30 - HD location


Have a look at this site. It tell you how to remve and install hard drive on your laptop.

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-42410.html

Oct 20, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad T30 2366 Notebook

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My ibm wont start up??????


The problem is going to be with either the operating system or the hard drive, and you will need an operating system disc in order to solve this problem. After acquiring an operating system disc you can try an operating system repair. If the repair doesn't take, then try to reformat the drive (NTFS) and install a fresh version of the operating system. If you have any problems during or after the format and fresh install, then the hard drive has failed and needs replaced. A hard drive failure is the most common with this type of problem, but occasionally the operating system will glitch and cause it. Either way you will need an operating system disc if you plan on fixing this yourself.

Jul 23, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad T21 Notebook

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Ibm thinkpad t20 notebook


Could be a problem with the MBR or Master Boot Record.
It could be damaged. It's only a file system type problem not a hardware fault.
Have a look here.
http://www.ambience.sk/fdisk-master-boot-record-windows-linux-lilo-fixmbr.php

Mar 09, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad T20 Notebook

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Trouble finding the location of my hard drive


It should be located on the left side, and towards the front. It is removed by removing the security screw and sliding it out towards the left.

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Thank you, and have a super day!
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Nov 26, 2007 | IBM ThinkPad T23 2647 Notebook

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