I replaced the hard drive & now I get this error message "1802: Unauthorized network card is plugged in Power off and remove the miniPCI network card." & I cannot boot the computer. I put the old drive back in & the same thing happened.
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Re: IBM R40 2722 1802 Error Message
This is due to the fact that IBM laptops have a list of accepted devices, and the pci card is not recognised in the list. On IBM - Amilo, Mini PCI card slot is usually at the back of computer. Locate and remove Mini PCI wireless card, you will not have integrated wireless after this. Other solution is to find the option to disable mini PCI in bios settings. Here is how mini pci wireless card looks like:
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The error message PXE-E61 is Network card that try to conect this is because hard drive failure or Operating System
check on the bios if you can see the hard drive if you see the drive it could be the OS
This could be a problem, not sure if its a software related or if the hard drive is bad. If you can find a windows xp cd. Try and wipe out the hard drive and install windows xp on it. If it goes thru then you'll just need the drivers. If it errors out on you then you know its a problem with the hard drive and you'll need to replace it.
If you get windows xp installed on it, let me know and I'll help you with the drivers.
Thinkpads have readable "FRU" (Field Replaceable Unit) numbers storedon various components, and at boot up time, for those internal devices(fortunately excluding drive, memory, etc) if they do not "respondcorrectly" saying they are a valid IBM part, they will give this 1802error.
It could be that the referenced device has failed, and thus seems to be there but not responding; it could need reseating;
The Lenovo site should be able to help you with a service guide to remove the card and see if that works.
there is also a "hack" to change the bios of machine - I think "prior to T43" to delete the 1802 check: http://www.command-tab.com/2006/02/26/thinkpad-1802-error-fix/
Be aware any "hack" can disable the machine completely!
If it does turn out to be the mini PCI network card, you can tryremoving it and going with USB (did 600s' HAVE usb? I can't remembermine any more) or try to find a "genuine" IBM replacement on eBay orITxchange.com
You see this message when the laptop trying to boot from a remote
server using the network card. If you didn’t see the PXE-E61 message
before, it means that the network card was listed after the hard drive
in the boot order (you can set the order in BIOS) and the laptop booted
directly from the hard drive. Now, when the hard drive has failed, the
laptop cannot detect it and tries to boot from the next available
device – the network card. Your laptop is not configured to boot from a
remote server using the network card, that’s why you are getting
PXE-E61 Media test failure error. You have to replace the hard drive
and reinstall the operating system.
IBM requires using a "branded" network adapter, meaning one that has IBM's name on it, no matter if it's broadcom,etc. There is a couple of workarounds for this problem which would enable you to use whatever wireless adapter you wish. I would google IBM R40, and error 1802 and you'll find the application you need. Unfortunately, I'm not able to offer it to you here.