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Not sure mate somtimes the new software will not run on old hardware, you may not have the minimum RAM or spare GB on the hard drive to run the software you want to use. Hope you get sorted, try a cheap tablet not to cheap thou, good luck

IBM WorkPad z50 • Answered on Sep 21, 2017


You have your Hotsync software set to use a com port instead of USB. Right Click on the Hotsync icon on the lower right part of your PC desktop and change it to USB and you should be good to go. The IBM Workpad is just like a Palm. I have the Workpad C500 which is actually a Palm M500. If you have a Workpad C505 it is a Palm M505. Anything you can buy for a Palm M500 will work with a C500 and anything you get for a M505 will work with a C505. If you do NOT have a USB Sync cable for your Workpad I suggest you do what I did... Just get a combination Sync and charge USB cable at Staples or Best Buy for your M500 or M505 and use it. It was about 20 but you can get them cheaper on the Net. I hope this helps you!

IBM WorkPad z50 • Answered on Jul 23, 2011


Tastiera indicated that you have a keyboard problem. Most desktops can't run without a working keyboard. (You need the keyboard connected and working during the power-on self test, POST.) Currently the motherboard can't communicate with the keyboard. What is the model number for your computer? I don't recall a Platinum III, just a Pentium III. Is it a laptop or a desktop? What type of keyboard do you have (USB or PS/2 connector) or is it the built-in one of a laptop? Are you using some sort of converter/adapter for the connections? The USB to PS/2 converter for a mouse does not work with a keyboard. There are some USB to dual PS/2 converters available. However, they don't work with with all motherboards. What OS is installed on the system? Try a different keyboard. (You should try a PS/2 keyboard if the system has PS/2 ports. If the OS is older than Windows 98 v. 2, then the USB ports are even more likely to not see the keyboard in POST.) If you use a USB keyboard, try different ports. If possible, make sure that the keyboards work on other machines. If it does, then I recommend replacing the system. The Pentium III is a ~20 year old CPU. That's certainly old enough to have major failures. I hope this helps. Cindy Wells

IBM Computers &... • Answered on Jan 30, 2021


Hi blue_sky_day,
While googling on the net, I found something related to your problem at this web site: http://www.howtomendit.com/answers.php?id=12813
There are explained many things about your IBM 600E Thinkpad, you will have to read it and see if you can solve your trouble.

Yours sincerely.

IBM Computers &... • Answered on Jul 11, 2020


RTM , on the APP, be first.. good luck this old, finding it. google all day?

IBM Computers &... • Answered on Feb 22, 2020


Connecting boot devices and adapters - IBM server with 2008 r2 server

IBM Computers &... • Answered on Oct 10, 2019


find the service manual yet>? it is type writer opted printer from year 1984 good luck finding manual , try googling , but 1984 is very very old.

IBM Computers &... • Answered on Oct 07, 2019


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IBM Computers &... • Answered on Sep 25, 2019


Bad memory stick, possibly. Or maybe bad motherboard. try different memory, and try swapping to different slots.

IBM Computers &... • Answered on Jul 23, 2019


Have you tried using an external monitor to make sure the video is working on the new motherboard?

IBM Computers &... • Answered on May 08, 2019


I am not an expert in such things but I think if you use a widely available adaptor that will power the old hard drive and provide usb connectivity your Windows 7 should be able to read and allow you to move files, as long as the old drive and the WIN 7 are both 32 BIT (or 64)...

IBM Computers &... • Answered on Apr 27, 2019


hi, try using a vlc player to play, if you dont have download it from here: http://vlc-media-player.en.softonic.com/download

IBM Computers &... • Answered on Apr 25, 2019


Win10 should auto-detect it; so it should need a driver from it manufacture. Assuming the monitor is properly functioning, and if you are still having problems: 1) Use the most up-to-date connection such as HDMI, DVI, or Display Port 2) Then with the monitor connected, force a Windows update. 3) Make sure the display adapter's resolution matches one of the monitor's supported resolutions.

IBM Computers &... • Answered on Dec 19, 2018


You're wrong that is not reset it is format.. Take to any windows dvd like windows 7, 8, 10. And install in reboot with the settings of BIOS and follow instructions..

IBM Computers &... • Answered on Nov 26, 2018

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