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Ibm thinkpad t42 switch for wireless network
The T42 has a bulit-in wireless network adapter and a LAN network card. T42s most likely have an Intel wireless card or less likely a Cisco wireless card.
Your wireless network adapter may have been disabled in the BIOS
The drivers for the wireless network controller has not been installed.
To check the network adapter go to the Control Panel, Click on System, click on Hardware Tab then Device Manager. Then scroll down and click on Network adapters. If you don't see your network controller or you see a yellow ? against Other devices for the Network controller. Then either it has been disabled and/or the driver was not installed.
To get the driver for the network controller you need to dowload it from the IBM/Lenovo WEB site their support/download page from a computer that has Internet access. Make sure you select your laptop model and the driver for your Windows version.
Install the driver and you then need to configure the wireless adapter to suit your wireless router settings before you can access the Internet.
Not able to scroll on my excel sheet
It's only in Excel you can't scroll? Can you scroll from side to side? If you have Excel 2003, try to press the "window" tab on the top and if the freeze pane is checked, uncheck it. Or if it says unfreeze pane, press that one. Hope this helps :)
How do you repair a keyboard button that has popped off
the problem IS self fixable. I just did it now to my "]" button on a gateway laptop containing 2 plastic peices underneath it. There are concepts that make a laptop keyboard work. Primarilly, a slightly bendable pair of plastic peices that are made to latch together at the middle to form an X shape, the bottom of the X containing two comparatively large slits where it seats at the base of the keyboard (tuck them in first so they both snap), and at the top of the X is 4 notches where they meet at the button's back surface to snap into. the X shape is arranged first so that you can manually lift and drop the X so it smoothly lifts and drops. After securing the primary mechanical system, you snap one side of the button to the X shape only. Then you use a very thin long peice of metal like the end of a sissor or small screwdriver to lift the middle of the bottom side of the button so the entire button is lifted to about the height it is supposed to be, then keep it there so the button doesnt move any lower when you try to snap the other side of the button firmly down. This is the hardest part of the repair since you cant really see what your doing, but as long as the button is lifted to its normal height, it should snap in and look as good as new.
The only reason your cursor would "freeze" is your CPU is running at 100%. Press "control-alt-delete" keys at the same time and find the process that overloading the CPU and close it. If you cursor never moves, your glidepad is broken. Do you have a "stick" to move your cursor? Many Thinkpads do. Usually have a red cap on it and is located near the b g h keys. If the stick doesn't work either, it's the overloaded CPU problem.
MY DVD-ROM PLAYS CD-ROM BUT DOES NOT PLAY DVD-ROM
- Open AutoPlay by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking Hardware and Sound, and then clicking AutoPlay.
- Select the action that you want Windows to perform for each media type, and then click Save.
There's no sound at my IBM t42....
Start-Control Panel-System-Device Manager
fine Audio Device right click hit uninstall
Then hit File-Scan for new hardware
that should work. if not uninstall it again and look for the latest AC97 audio driver make sure you uninstall if the first part doesnt work
Fn home not working
I also started facing the same problem all of a sudden, but just disabling and enabling the Nvidia display adapter under device manager solved the issue. Not sure if it will help u, but should give it a try,
Out of date internet browster how do update this
If you're using Windows Internet Explorer, it will update automatically. However, understand that if you are not running Windows 7 or 8, it won't update to the latest Internet Explorer versions IE10 and IE11. They are not compatible with Windows 2000 or XP.
Easiest thing it to Google for Explorer update and you'll find info for your particular browser...IE or Firefox, or whatever you are using.
Not finding what you are looking for?