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Best thing would be to take ti to a certified PC tech. If you really want to do it yourself, get a screwdriver and lots of patience, make sure you put back screws where they belong, connecting all the cables where they belong also. Google is your friend...

Good luck

IBM (30L2872)... | Answered on May 30, 2020

Only some third party vendors provide some good conversion applications but Microsoft never support using any these third party tools.

Try:- NSF to PST Converter

IBM Lotus Notes... | Answered on May 22, 2020

You can only change the region code up to 4 times then it locks on the last change.
There are some firmware upgrades that can change the drive to region free, if you can screw it up or put in the wrong frmware upgrade then the DVD drive will be a piece on junk.
I suggest you install a region free software that will allow you to play any region DVDs.
Go to to get their Region-Free software, it is not very expensive.

IBM ThinkPad... | Answered on May 07, 2020

In such situation below steps can be helpful...

Run Fixup command line tool (fixup -f)
Load fixup -i mail\file.nsf
Fixup command line tool checks all documents in the database.
Run Compact command line tool (compact -i -c -d -K)
Load compact -c -i mail\file.nsf

See more helpful solutions found in Internet... Lotus Notes Repair Toolbox

IBM Lotus Notes... | Answered on May 01, 2020

Hi, Unfortunalty this is an hardware failure there is nothing you can do. If you are under warranty i suggest you to contact the reseller/manufacturer to get a replacement unit, it should be no problem at all this is a common issue on thinkpads, CD/DVD player, HDD and batteries are the weakiest part of your system. Ususally you will receive the part directly from IBM with a explanation about how to swap it, does not requires any technical skill to replace this part ! Thanks and have a nice day J -

IBM ThinkPad DVD... | Answered on Apr 07, 2020

Wow it's been a while since I've used Lotus Notes. Under default programs, does it show Lotus Notes as the default mail program? Is there a setting in Lotus Notes itself you might check to see if it can set itself as default?
Looks like quite a few people are having issues with this version. Might want to try updating to Notes 8.5.2 per IBM's Technote SPR# JZJZ84WDMA

IBM Lotus Notes... | Answered on Mar 31, 2020

Type the password and then you can disable it.

IBM Computers &... | Answered on Mar 19, 2020

If the bay is a DVD drive Blue Ray will work as long as you have a newer DVD decoding software. There are some decoders or codecs at IBM's support site, such as WinVid. If the codecs at IBM do not work with Blue Ray, then try and search for DVD playing software.

IBM ThinkPad X31... | Answered on Mar 14, 2020

The decoding program was apparently lost during the restore. Follow the link bellow, it will take you to the decoding software download at IBM's support site. This should correct your problem, if not let me know.

IBM ThinkPad T30... | Answered on Mar 10, 2020

Hi Planoray,
Windows XP Pro is not a problem.
First I would like you to test that DVD with other computer and see that its working fine or not.Sometime you need to clean DVD(movies) cos many scratch on it.
But if it's doesn't work then you need to do few more testing,
go to my computer and se you CDrom property that it's DVD/CD ot just CD ?

IBM ThinkPad... | Answered on Mar 10, 2020

Look for a key with this symbol [F] this is the function key to turn the numbers on/off.

IBM USB Travel... | Answered on Mar 02, 2020

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

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

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.

IBM ThinkPad T42... | Answered on Feb 15, 2020

I do have to dig deep in my memory, but can't you format, or initialize the cardridge. I can't find the old manuals about the LTO streamers. Sorry for that.

IBM Electronics... | Answered on Jan 12, 2020

I face this error on display on hp p 3015. "close rear door" please give solution.

IBM Infoprint... | Answered on Jan 06, 2020

Sounds like you need a DVD decoding software, ie... winvid, interdvd, and powerdvd. Windows media player will play some DVD's, but many DVD's, especially newer ones, need an additional decoder in order to work. You will be able to find the software at,, or IBM's support site. Keep in mind that burning software, ie... nero, roxio, and dvd shrink, have decoders in order to burn the DVD, so they will work as a decoder in conjunction with your media player.

IBM ThinkPad T23... | Answered on Dec 18, 2019

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.

IBM ThinkPad R51... | Answered on Dec 17, 2019

1. turn off your IBM wheelwriter.
2. take the cable off from electricity
3. wait until around 1 minute
4. turn it on again

IBM Office... | Answered on Dec 09, 2019

Try loading DVD decodeing softawre, windows media player rarely plays DVD's without help from other decoding software. Use this link, download, and try this. Then let me know.

IBM ThinkPad 600... | Answered on Nov 28, 2019

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