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Thinkpad R31 BIOS not working

The problem I have is after running 1fud53us.exe from the page you referred. I did follow the on screen instruction and everything looked normal during the process.

Before I restarted, upgrade process showed successful 3.11 upgrade message.

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    I have the same problem but i dident do the bios upgrade and my laptop is not booting in DOS ..... hwo can help?

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The red mouse button dose not work


Hi fay bart...
Your mouse driver files are corrupted
Go the following webpage and download the drivers you need to reactivate the mouse button
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2...TrackPoint Accessibility driver for Windows 98/SE/Me/NT/2000/XP/XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 - ThinkPad
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http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/default.page?

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How can i reload bios or upgrade.on a thinkpad r31 running ubuntu 11.04 if i can do it i'll use freedos or something.i never saw a book on troble shooting,but bios dont allow me into only half of it.is...


Yo! I will have to direct you to a website where you can download anything for your computer. please follow the links below..

www.download.com
http://www.filehippo.com/

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My R31 Think Pad was running very slow and trying to fix this problem a technician istalled a new version of Windows XP but the keyboard is disconfigured now since some keys do not correspond with what is...


Troubleshooting keyboard issues ThinkPad Lenovo Support US

Internal ThinkPad Keyboard
Power on your computer. At the BIOS splash screen, press F1 on your internal keyboard. You should see a message "Entering System Setup." If you are able to enter BIOS, make sure that you can navigate through the menus to ensure basic functionality. While there, press the CapsLk key and ensure that the indicator light turns on or off.
If you are not able to enter BIOS, try pressing the blue ThinkVantage button or press the Enter key.
Boot into your operating system. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Notepad. Using your internal keyboard, press each letter key and each number key to determine if your keystrokes are being recorded properly. If certain keys do not work, make note of these.
Check to see if you have installed any keyboard mapping software that would be interfering with normal keyboard functions.
Boot into Windows Safe Mode and test keyboard functionality with notepad. Please refer to step "B" above.
Windows XP Safe Mode instructions:
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/boot_failsafe.mspx
Windows 7 Safe Mode instructions:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Start-your-computer-in-safe-mode
Verify that the latest BIOS for the ThinkPad system is installed.
Click here to view the latest BIOS files for all ThinkPad systems.
Reseat the internal ThinkPad keyboard, if applicable.
If the keyboard is a customer replaceable unit (CRU), then reseat the keyboard connector. Please verify this in your system's Hardware Maintenance Manual.
If these steps have not solved your problem:
Refer to "Need more help?"
External USB Keyboard
Ensure that the keyboard's USB cable is securely installed into your ThinkPad.
Remove the keyboard's USB cable from your ThinkPad and install it into a different USB Port.
Power on your computer. At the BIOS splash screen, press F1 on your External keyboard. You should see a message "Entering System Setup." If you are able to enter BIOS, make sure that you can navigate through the menus to ensure basic functionality. While there, press the CapsLk key and ensure that the indicator light turns on or off.
If you are not able to enter BIOS, try pressing the blue ThinkVantage button or press the Enter key.
Try entering BIOS with your Internal Keyboard.
Boot into your operating system. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Notepad. Using your External keyboard, press each letter key and each number key to determine if your keystrokes are being recorded properly. If certain keys do not work, make note of these.
Check to see if you have installed any keyboard mapping software that would be interfering with normal keyboard functions.
Boot into Windows Safe Mode and test keyboard functionality with notepad. Please refer to step "B" above.
Windows XP Safe Mode instructions: http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/boot_failsafe.mspx
Windows 7 Safe Mode instructions: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Start-your-computer-in-safe-mode
Verify that the latest BIOS for the ThinkPad system is installed.
Click here to view the latest BIOS files for all ThinkPad systems.
If these steps have not solved your problem:
Refer to "Need more help?"


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This is caused by the small battery inside that keeps the time and date for the computer. If it is dead, you get the message you refer to. Sometimes they are easy to change, sometimes it is quite a hassle. If you go to setup, you can change the time and date for that session, but the next time it will be off again.

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IBM R31 ThinkPad connecting to VISIO flat screen TV


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Jun 17, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad R31 2656 Notebook

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R31 screen lines


there could be a lose wire to you display card mine gets red lines some times and if i hit the right side a few times it goes away and it works fin after so idk if it will work 4 you but it does for me.

Jan 24, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad R31 2656 Notebook

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Having problem with IMB thinkpad R31.


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IBM,lenovo ThinkPad R31


Maintenance manuals for both systems are on www.lenovo.com/support, under the publications section. But without looking at it, I would say no, the cables will not work.

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DVD


Hi,
I don't mean to disagree with my associate, but DVD players for R series (or T, A, etc) can be found for less than 20.00 US (Ebay is a good example)
For that matter, we've got at least a dozen at our shop which we sell for 25.00
Installation is very simple as well, just pop the old drive out, put the new drive in.
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