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There was a certain key combination that you press while powering up the Thinkpad T40 that would reset the BIOS. The T40 boots to an ureadable screen. I had a problem with this once and fixed it with a certain key combination. I need to do it again. I forget what it was.

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Try holding the left shift key. or otherwise take out the batter for a few days to reset the bios.

Posted on Nov 02, 2010

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