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Hi blue_sky_day,
While googling on the net, I found something related to your problem at this web site:
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.

IBM Computers &... | Answered on Jul 11, 2020

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 It could just be a simple glitch with the software, or that the software is outdated.

IBM ThinkPad T43... | Answered on Jun 29, 2020

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

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

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

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

please chck if there is any other bootable device connected with the computer ie the printer,camera,usb pen drive , a cd/dvd or a floppy disc etc...
if they are connected then please try disconnecting them from the computer & then try turning it on....

please rate my suggestion...i will be glad....

IBM MSI MS-6188... | Answered on Nov 03, 2019

You can upgrade you DVD burner firmware for a try, this way can fix many general problem.
Or You may take a look at this step by step guide, it's regarding how to convert and burn movie to DVD. I followed it and successfully burned DVD to play on my home DVD player, it's easy to understand, I think it deserves a trial.
Hope it helps. Email me if you need further assistant.

IBM (92P6581)... | Answered on Oct 31, 2019

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