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How do i access the power jack on my ibm thinkpad

To access the Power jack you need to disassemble to entire system.
Make sure remove power, battery then Memory and HDD. The CMOS battery must be remove also before do anything, (Or plug off from Motherboard) Any metal touches on board while battery is on, will destroy the motherboard. So make sure do not drop any screw on board with battery is on(CMOS) Or touch with screwdriver.
You need to parted out everythink with care and put aside by taking notes. every screw sizes different, wrong assembling will result the system not to power on again. Line up what ever taking off with care.
If you do so, make sure every socket you remove, seats back tide and nice, ANY banding, or HARD push will break parts, so be gentle. Do not band Motherboard, casues the copper lines cracks on board, result does not power on or even fry the board. If you will solder the Power jack, You need to be carefull, not to leak any leads on board or solder over used. To make sure you need also OHM meter to check the connections are ok. Reverse is important, be carefull and take your time if you want your system runs again. Mean time clean your fan system. You will need this.
If you do not experiences before, do not do anything. Take it to Tech.
I am not responsible what ever wrong doing because I advice to you something, what ever you do, it is your own risk. and Goodluck.
JMC
9/1/2021 11:23:52 AM • IBM ThinkPad T41... • Answered on Sep 01, 2021
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Reset users password

Do you have access to another computer that has internet capabilities?
Ron-
8/16/2021 1:26:42 PM • IBM ThinkPad G40... • Answered on Aug 16, 2021
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Need to make laptop notebook packard bell dvd region free locked on o1

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 www.dvdidle.com to get their Region-Free software, it is not very expensive.
8/16/2021 1:00:37 PM • IBM ThinkPad... • Answered on Aug 16, 2021
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Bios password

try removing the cmos battery. power in on without the battery.
8/2/2021 10:34:56 AM • IBM ThinkPad T21... • Answered on Aug 02, 2021
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IBM x3650 M4 reset administrator password in BIOS

In some BIOS password configurations , you can set a user password and an administrator password . Sometimes the user password lets the computer boot but won't let you in the BIOS setup, but on other occasions, the user password will do both.
7/19/2021 6:57:42 PM • IBM Computers &... • Answered on Jul 19, 2021
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A Netware error was detected. Please verify that you are properly logged in. See the network Installation guide for more information. It shows when open PM5

If you are on a net ware network logon
If not you have the netware client installed by mistake remove it
6/22/2021 2:54:41 AM • IBM Netvista... • Answered on Jun 22, 2021
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IBM thinkpad T43 wireless lan problem

I solve wifi problems on IBM Thinkpad T43 with this driver : http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=18404&lang=eng
3/18/2021 11:55:16 AM • IBM ThinkPad T43... • Answered on Mar 18, 2021
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I have a IBM personal computer Platinum III When I turn on my computer it starts normally but after that on my screen appears a text that says "System Error: tastiera Blocked" And after I can't continue to boot and it shows on my screen a error without a code...What should I do??

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
1/30/2021 3:36:22 PM • IBM Computers &... • Answered on Jan 30, 2021
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R50e CMOS battery location

Dear Sir. R50e"C MOS battery location is Sided of RAM.
11/14/2020 10:42:29 AM • IBM ThinkPad... • Answered on Nov 14, 2020
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I am trying to restore my IBM 600E Thinkpad. I

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.
7/11/2020 1:28:12 PM • IBM Computers &... • Answered on Jul 11, 2020
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"0 not found" Error message when using DVD player on laptop

This is generally an indication that the DVD end of the drive is going out. First try a different or updated DVD decoding software. It could just be a simple glitch with the software, or that the software is outdated.
6/29/2020 8:50:42 AM • IBM ThinkPad T43... • Answered on Jun 29, 2020
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How do I replace the mother board on my ThinkPad

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
5/30/2020 1:18:44 PM • IBM (30L2872)... • Answered on May 30, 2020
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Lotus notes crashes Intermittently, when you drag an attachment

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
5/22/2020 1:20:21 PM • IBM Lotus Notes... • Answered on May 22, 2020
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Lotus Notes Mailbox corrupt

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... http://www.filerepairforum.com/forum/other/other-aa/lotus-notes/1472-lotus-notes-file-problem https://www.repairtoolbox.com/lotusnotesrepair.html Lotus Notes Repair Toolbox http://forums.techguy.org/windows-7/1135994-i-need-help-lotus-notes.html
5/1/2020 7:24:18 AM • IBM Lotus Notes... • Answered on May 01, 2020
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My thinkpad 2378 will not play dvd any more what

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 -
4/7/2020 1:55:39 AM • IBM ThinkPad DVD... • Answered on Apr 07, 2020
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Can I restore corrupted nsf file?

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? http://www.nsf.viewertool.com/ 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 http://www.overclock.net/t/1568554/how-to-repair-corrupted-nsf-file-in-lotus-notes
3/31/2020 4:53:47 AM • IBM Lotus Notes... • Answered on Mar 31, 2020
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IBM thinkpad x31 w/ultrabay 2000 blu-ray drive question

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 download.com and search for DVD playing software.
3/14/2020 2:11:11 AM • IBM ThinkPad X31... • Answered on Mar 14, 2020
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Dvd drive wont work??? or wont play?

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.

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-42309
3/10/2020 5:49:45 AM • IBM ThinkPad T30... • Answered on Mar 10, 2020
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Thinkpad DVD player

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 ?
takecare.
3/10/2020 3:29:00 AM • IBM ThinkPad... • Answered on Mar 10, 2020
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I purchased an ibm ultranav

Look for a key with this symbol [F] this is the function key to turn the numbers on/off.
3/2/2020 8:05:54 PM • IBM USB Travel... • Answered on Mar 02, 2020
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