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HECTOR Nau Posted on May 24, 2007
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My Laptop R51 1830 IBM can not turn on

Hello !!! I have the IBM laptop since January 2006. that functioned normally. when I press the button one today, the Power indicator and that of the hard disk ignite? But the machine don't start and the screen does not post anything? I don't understand the trouble because the laptop functioned there are a few minutes. the usb ports are down, there are seven month env... if you could help me, I will be content. In the contrary case it would be necessary another IBM for me? thank you

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Is there no repair shop near by. There could several thing wrong but I cant tell from 4000 miles away which.


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When i push the e,b,t,a,n ,or r button on my keyboard i get e3 ,bt5,a1, r is shif and nyt

I have often deal damage keyboard, and type of damage keyboard so much. For damage your experience, a variety of ways have been tried, but the result always failed. The best solution is replace keyboard.

Based on experience, three times I fix keyboard, without having to replace with a new keyboard.

First type of damage
All keyboard keys are not functioning, or functioning left side, right side not working
Remove the keyboard, and cut keyboard cable.


Second type of damage
When laptop is powered on, the sound (tiiiiiiiiiiit) so hard. When we press a button, suddenly appeared equal. example;
I press "y", y appears =======================
I press enter, appear =======================
Press and release button ~ ` , do it
repeatedly, when turning on laptop until laptop access the operating system.


The result is
1. When laptop turned on, there was no sound. Laptop turns normal.
2. When I press buttons, does not appear equal to. So all buttons normal function
3. There are three buttons that do not function [ { , ] } , \ '

Third type of damage
When laptop is powered, it looks normal. After entering the desktop, buttons z, x, a, s, q, w, e, does not work. If another buttons is pressed, appear equal. example;
I press p, appear p=======================
Do not turn on laptop (about 3 weeks)
This solution does not make sense, there is no technical explanation, and this solution so strange.

The fact that I experienced
This case occurred on the Acer Aspire 4736z, OS Win XP Prof.
After laptop not turned on, more than 3 weeks, keyboard returns to normal. All buttons are functioning normally. I can not explain technically, but this case never happened.

Solutions for you
The best solution is replace keyboard.

I hope this information useful.

Forgot username and password for IBM thinkpad x41

Back up your most important data to an external storage device in case anything goes wrong while changing the BIOS settings. Remove any disc that is currently inserted in the IBM Thinkpad X41's disc drive.
2-Shut off the Thinkpad X41 laptop. Turn the laptop back on and wait for the "To interrupt normal startup, press the blue Access IBM button" message to appear on the screen.
3-Tap the blue Access IBM button at the top of the keyboard. Click the "Access BIOS" button when the "Rescue and Recovery" menu appears.
4-Click "Yes" and wait for the BIOS to load. Type in the current BIOS password for the IBM X41 and press Enter.5-Navigate over to the IBM's "Security" heading by tapping the right arrow key twice. Scroll down to the "Supervisor Password" listing and press "F5."6-Type the IBM's current BIOS password and hit Enter. Leave the next field blank if you want to completely remove the BIOS password, or instead type in a new password to replace the old one. Press Enter.7-Press "Escape" and then highlight "Restart" and press F5. Navigate to "Save changes and Restart" and press Enter.

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    What is the function key to turn wireless on

    How to turn on/off Wireless in various Laptop Models ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Dell D600 & D610-----KeyBoard-----Fn+F2

    HP nc4000 & nc4010-----Button-----Above Keyboard

    HP nc4220-----Button-----Left Side of Laptop Near USB Port

    HP nc6000 & nc6220-----Button-----Above Keyboard

    HP nx9010-----Button-----Front side of laptop

    HP Omnibook 6200-----Button-----Left side of laptop

    IBM T43-----Keyboard combination-----Fn + F5-----Click "Turn On"

    IBM X32-----Keyboard combination-----Fn + F5-----Click "Turn On"

    Toshiba M1 & M2-----Switch-----Left side of laptop-----Towards

    Toshiba R100-----Switch-----Right side of laptop

    Toshiba TE2000-----Switch-----Left side of laptop-----By Vol ctrl

    Toshiba Tecra 2100-----Switch-----Left side of laptop-----By Vol ctrl

    Would like to reset my ibm laptop it says my mircosoft online service is temporarily unavailable and my laptop is slower than ever

    Hi and welcome to Fixya1

    To reset the machine back to the factory settings, just follow these steps:
      • 1 Shutdown your machine and make sure that the charger is plugged in before doing the reset. Turn on the machine.
      • 2 Press the blue Access IBM button on your ThinkPad keyboard at the screen prompt. The screen prompt reads "To interrupt normal startup, press the blue Access IBM button." This interrupts the Windows reboot process.
      • 3 Double click "Recover to Factory Contents" at the Access IBM predesktop menu.
      • 4 Follow the recovery wizard prompts to initiate the factory restoration process. Your ThinkPad will automatically reboot upon completion.
    Hope this helps!


    Location of t22 network switch

    Is it not one of the Function keys ("F" keys)
    usually one of the F keys will have a wifi or network logo and this is the button to turn the network on and off. to use the alternate function of an F key press and hold "shift" then press the F button you need to use.
    Not sure if this will actually help you (never seen this laptop in person before), but I tried for you :-)

    IBM Thinkpad 701CS monitor lights up but no picture

    Looks like your hard drive is having a problem, and if it spins then the cable from the motherboard to the tft screen is faulty. You will need to open up the casinf to replace the cable or re-attach it if it has loosened somehow.

    IBM LAPTOP Keybard Function Error

    pressing SHIFT and NUMLOCK at the same time would switch you back to letters. Pressing them again would switch you to nuimbers

    IBM LABTOP R51 is not starting

    Turn off and unplug the power adapter.
    Turn the laptop over and on the bottom of the laptop there are a couple of panels. Behind one of these panels is where the RAM module/s are located.
    The RAM module/s are 68mm X 30mm and are held in place by spring loaded clips on the edges. Move the clips sideways and the modules will pop up. Remove them and insert it a couple of times and then push the module down until the clips click back in place.

    Function (fn) button does not work properly?

    contact IBM as it seems some hardware issue in case if the keypad is done u have to change it so incase if the system is under warranty contact them

    How to reset to factory setting . i have ibm thinkpad r50e.

    Turn your unit off.
    then turn it back on.
    Watch the display carefully, Press the Blue Access IBM button when you see the message
    "To interrupt normal start up, press the blue Access IBM button"
    Then double click on "Recover to factory contents"
    Follow the instructions on the screen.
    When the Recovery process finishes, press enter.
    Your computer will start with the pre-installed OS, Drivers and software.

    If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
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