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My Laptop R51 1830 IBM can not turn on

Is there no repair shop near by. There could several thing wrong but I cant tell from 4000 miles away which.
10/21/2022 6:47:17 AM • IBM ThinkPad R51... • Answered on Oct 21, 2022

How to reset bios password to ibm thinkpad- r51

Amis Kenneth wants answers to this question this thing is very very old. most are in the land fill , 15 years old. try the coin cell trick yet, Pulled and big battery out first. both batteries out. and AC pack fulled push power button 10seconds or 3 times for 3 secends. let PC reset for 1 your. back COIN , then AC pack and leave the useless or WORSE antic huge battery out of PC and test the PC now. if that fails, try, same words you used on YT (youtube) IBM thinkpad R51 BIOS password, or read the manual, RTM? the power on PW is covered. here, page 33. and more. https://www.manualslib.com/manual/92006/Lenovo-Mt-1871.html?page=33&term=pass&selected=14
12/17/2019 1:03:14 PM • IBM ThinkPad R51... • Answered on Dec 17, 2019

I have an R51 1836-Q6U. When I turn on the laptop

You should try connecting an external monitor. If it shows nothing at all or a scrambled image or it does load to Windows but won't let you change the resolution or the color space, your graphics chip most probably got overheated and de-soldered itself. There is no easy fix. This would involve taking the laptop apart and either heating the GPU (which would end up being a temporary fix) or sending of the motherboard to professionals who specialize in GPU re-soldering.
7/3/2017 3:42:52 PM • IBM ThinkPad R51... • Answered on Jul 03, 2017


Go to the IBM/Lenovo WEB site - support/download page and download the latest Windows XP or Vista device drivers for your model laptop,
Use this link :-
3/14/2015 11:30:19 AM • IBM ThinkPad R51... • Answered on Mar 14, 2015

Wireless switch

try FN + F5 keys
4/26/2014 5:04:54 PM • IBM ThinkPad R51... • Answered on Apr 26, 2014

My laptop PC is slow and not responding whenever I

to make it better and smooth do this \Clean Windows Registry :
Defragment your PC to increase computer speed:

Add more RAM to Speed up your computer
Clear Cache, history and temporary internet files
Turn off unnecessary programs from start up:
Have low intensity graphics
Uninstall unused software and programs Please remember to clean Windows registry using registry cleaner reg in out The above guidelines were really helpful to speed up my computer. These are safe and
4/16/2014 6:29:48 AM • IBM ThinkPad R51... • Answered on Apr 16, 2014

I pressed a little square button on left top conner and the screen went dim, how do i solve this problem

Try FN blue button normally down in the lower left corner of the keyboard and arrow up key or it looks like a blue light up. Push both of these keys at the same time to see if this increases the brightness back up.
12/16/2013 10:29:20 PM • IBM ThinkPad R51... • Answered on Dec 16, 2013

IBM ThinkPad T40, when connected to docking

Try a power adapter with more amperage. When you connect a dock, the 3 amp adapter that comes with IBM laptops will not have enough power for lots of add-ons. You'll need the 4 amp adapter.
10/15/2013 3:53:11 PM • IBM ThinkPad R51... • Answered on Oct 15, 2013

Clear cmos jumper

do not open or change bios settings if you don't know what your doing. I have seen make people screw up computers and then bring them to me to fix the issues they have caused
10/3/2013 3:03:11 PM • IBM ThinkPad R51... • Answered on Oct 03, 2013

I need drivers for my laptop R51 2887

Just go the site of your Laptop manufacture. Once there enter the model number or service tag number of the laptop then request driver (usually found in the web site's "Support Section"). There you should be able to find all the drivers for your model laptopIf it didn't helps you then simply get the system utility program like PC Fresher that will fix windows errors that cause of drivers issue
9/26/2013 9:22:46 AM • IBM ThinkPad R51... • Answered on Sep 26, 2013
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