I have a IBM ThinkPad 380Z that someone gave me, and it was missing the Keyboard and Frame, Hard Drive, Power Switch and Hard Drive Cover.
I'm trying to find a LCD Ribbon for this but can't find one, Only for a 380, 380E, 380ED, 380XD, 380D. And there not the right kind, and there all 12" Screens. Mine is the 13" Screen. I buy off ebay and can't find one on there.
The only place I found one was off PCHUB.com but it cost me $40. And I don't have that much money to spend just for a LCD Cable.
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Re: IBM, lenovo ThinkPad 380Z
There are a ton of these machines out there. If you can't find just the ribbon Ebay, try a whole machine not working.I recently picked one up off Ebay for $28 with shipping just for parts. You can also try a local shop that sales or services used machines. If you can't locate one, you can give me a call, I believe that I have a few at my shop and we'll see if we can get you one. My shop number is 417-626-7727, I'm open tues - sat 10:00am till 6:00pm. I may need you to send the old one, if you have it, in order to make sure we get the right one.
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IBM ThinkPad April 25, 1999 CardWorks for Windows 95 Driver Version 5.32.25.VPR ====================================================================== ********************************************************************** WARNING: THIS DRIVER CAN ONLY BE USED WITH THE MACHINES ON THE SUPPORTED LIST ON THIS PAGE. USE OF THESE DRIVERS WITH ANY OTHER MACHINE IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED. ********************************************************************** What This Package Does ---------------------- This package provides the PC Card software for Windows 95 users. This package enables or updates the PC Card function of the following ThinkPad computers: - ThinkPad 380, 380D, 380E, 380ED, 380XD, 380Z - ThinkPad 385D, 385ED, 385XD - ThinkPad 560X, 560Z - ThinkPad 570 - ThinkPad 600, 600E - ThinkPad 770, 770E, 770ED, 770X, 770Z
The same model ThinkPad can have different types of network, video and audio drivers and unless you know exactly which one is installed in your ThinkPad, you need to download all the drivers and install each driver until you find the right driver.
When you download the drivers, write down the device driver and it’s file name so you have a record of which driver you are installing and which directory the unzipped files are located on your hard drive. Go to the IBM/Lenovo WEB site - support/download page and download the latest Windows XP or Vista device drivers for your model computer, Use this link: - http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/product.do?template=%2Fproductselection%2Flandingpages%2FbrowseByProductLandingPage.vm&sitestyle=lenovo&brandind=10&validate=true You can download the various drivers and then you click on and run the various driver files, they will then unzip and expand into a sub folder on C:\drivers Then install the various drivers from this folder (run the set-up file).
While I was not able to find that specific model of laptop, I was able to locate the CDRW Bay and based on my research this bay only supports the following models. Though it may look the same and even have the same interface, if it is not in the supported model list, it will not properly function.
Supported Media Types:
IBM Lenovo ThinkPad R50
IBM Lenovo ThinkPad R50p
Lenovo ThinkPad R51
IBM Lenovo ThinkPad R51e
IBM Lenovo ThinkPad R52
IBM Lenovo ThinkPad T40
IBM Lenovo ThinkPad T40p
IBM Lenovo ThinkPad T41
IBM Lenovo ThinkPad T41p
IBM Lenovo ThinkPad T42
IBM Lenovo ThinkPad T42p
IBM Lenovo ThinkPad T43
IBM Lenovo ThinkPad T43p
IBM Lenovo ThinkPad T60
IBM Lenovo ThinkPad T60p
IBM Lenovo ThinkPad X40
series (X series media slice or Ultrabase required)
Lenovo ThinkPad X41 series (X series media slice or Ultrabase required)
IBM Lenovo ThinkPad T30, X30, X31, R40 series (2366, 2367,
2884, 2885, 2681, 2682, 2683, 2896, 2722, 2723, 2724, 2897, 2672, 2673 -
when installed with the optional ThinkPad Slim Drive adapter for the
UltraBay 2000 or X series UltraBase or Media Slice)
If you see your model in this list comment back and we can move forward with getting your issue resolved.
Is it a Bios Password or a Hard Drive Password???
If a bios pass... you need to find the CMOS battery (think it's under your keyboard on that model, though not sure offhand).. Remove the battery.. Make sure battery is removed and not plugged in.. THen Hold Down The Power On Button For 30 Seconds.. Reattach the CMOS battery..
Boot Up The Laptop..
If Still Pass Locked Then You Have A Security Chip... this is embedded onto the mainboard and You would then need to replace the board (unless you know someone who can remove it and reflash it)..
I know that you cannot get the thinkpad on the internet, but you can download the drivers from this link from the computer you are using for FixYa. Download them to a flash drive, and load them from there to the thinkpad.
If the the ram is the problem of your system, there should be a power on light on the system. indicating that some of the component of the system is not working correctly. But since you mentioned there is no light, it is the possibility that the problem is the motherboard itself.