20 Most Recent IBM ThinkPad R40 2722 Notebook Questions & Answers


Hello: I have 2 errors message

Try to put out the cmos battery for 5 mins or longer, then press the power button (with unplug power cord). Put back the cmos battery then try again.
1/5/2018 5:13:28 AM • IBM ThinkPad R40... • Answered on Jan 05, 2018

Where is a diver for a 1394 networkadapter xp

You can find them here: http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-t-series-laptops/thinkpad-t40
9/8/2015 2:58:43 AM • IBM ThinkPad R40... • Answered on Sep 08, 2015

I cant download anything it says file not found

Need to know a little more. When did this start...upgrade/update of IE, chrome, Firefox? All sites or just a few?
3/3/2014 3:27:17 AM • IBM ThinkPad R40... • Answered on Mar 03, 2014

Gateway MA7 laptop screen doesnt turn on

Looks like you have a major problem. The most common reason for this kind of failure is that the driver card (hardware) in the laptop has failed and needs to be replaced with a new one. If the laptop is under warranty, then you can get it fixed that way - contact your laptop supplier for this. Otherwise, find a computer shop that will be able to install a new driver card for your model of laptop. Your laptop will otherwise be useless without a fully-functioning screen. If the laptop is an old model and you have sufficient funds, then it may be worth considering the option of buying a new replacement laptop. If you take that course, you will need to copy all your data from the old/failed laptop to the new one: DO THIS: Assuming the hard drive on the failed laptop is still operational, you will be able to copy all your useful data from it across to the new laptop's hard drive. The easiest thing to do is take out the hard drive from the failed laptop, put it into a portable drive carrier with USB connection (you can buy this from a computer shop) and copy the data from it onto the new laptop's hard drive. That can be a real help when a laptop is not working and I have used it on several occasions when I or my customers have had a broken/failed laptop. Good luck!
11/20/2013 10:37:38 AM • IBM ThinkPad R40... • Answered on Nov 20, 2013

Jumper identification

11/3/2013 8:17:46 AM • IBM ThinkPad R40... • Answered on Nov 03, 2013

Windows 7 driver for audio video

I would recommend a dell printer there drivers are easy to come across and you also get your moneys worth from the ink and also good quality also.
9/26/2013 9:25:40 PM • IBM ThinkPad R40... • Answered on Sep 26, 2013

My usb port is not

On some laptops that are older (an IBM R40 is a bit older) there are no high speed usb ports but if you plug in a usb device that is USB 2.0 into a usb port that is not high speed, the operating system (Sounds like Windows XP) will display that message even though you don't have a high speed usb controller. The USB device will still work but at a slower speed. You can ignore this message without a problem
5/3/2013 8:21:40 AM • IBM ThinkPad R40... • Answered on May 03, 2013

Wireless wpa

Network Key (WEP, WPA, WPA2 Encryption key) To connect your computer to a wireless router, you click the Refresh network list, then Choose your wireless network and then click Connect to your secured Wireless Network, it will asks for a Network Key before allowing you to connect into your wireless network. This Network Key is either the WEP, or WPA or WPA2 Encryption key that is configured in the Wireless settings in the Router. The Passphrase is an alternate way to setup the Encryption key. When you are requested for a Network Key, you can just enter the Passphrase or WPA or WPA2 key that was used to configure the Encryption key in the wireless router. http://www.fixya.com/support/r5270415-network_password_network_address For information on securing your wireless network, configuring the wireless router and configuring the wireless card in the laptop/computer, please click on this link and follow my instructions :- http://www.fixya.com/support/r3559128-wireless_router_security
4/29/2013 10:48:40 AM • IBM ThinkPad R40... • Answered on Apr 29, 2013

Black screen, otherwise seems to be working

Using the VGA adapter (general blue) plug in an external monitor to determine if the video card works. If you get nothing, you have a bigger problem.
Hope this information will help.
Your response is very much appreciated. Thank you for using Fixya...
9/25/2011 7:50:49 PM • IBM ThinkPad R40... • Answered on Sep 25, 2011

Forgot my login password for

go to ebay and but a windows 7 restore disc. they cost between 5-10 dollars. you won't lose any of your files or settings, and you can then add a new password. I've done this for others and it works very well...
9/8/2011 3:54:27 PM • IBM ThinkPad R40... • Answered on Sep 08, 2011

ThinkPad R40 with no sound

9/8/2011 3:52:04 PM • IBM ThinkPad R40... • Answered on Sep 08, 2011

After reformatting my thinkpad r40

Following the re-install of your OS it is likely that one or more drivers were not re-installed, in particular the network card. I'm not sure which OS you are using but Windows only includes driver support for the most common devices at the time the installation CD was produced.
You can download drivers for your model at http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/default.page? You will need to download them using a different machine and then transfer the network driver (using a disc, pen drive etc) to the laptop and follow the installation instructions.
Once you have restored the network driver you should be able to download any other required drivers direct to the machine.
I hope this helps and good luck! If you have more questions - ask away!

9/8/2011 1:15:13 PM • IBM ThinkPad R40... • Answered on Sep 08, 2011

Had to reformat my windows

Hi there,

If your laptop comes with a driver CD, you can use that to install the needed drivers. If not, you might need to use another computer and go to IBM Thinkpad support website and download the drivers from there. Save it on a USB thumb drive and use that to install the drivers to your Thinkpad.

Go here for the IBM Support Website

Hope this helps.
9/8/2011 7:00:03 AM • IBM ThinkPad R40... • Answered on Sep 08, 2011


Direct Download
8/24/2011 12:39:32 AM • IBM ThinkPad R40... • Answered on Aug 24, 2011
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