IBM ThinkPad - Recent Questions, Troubleshooting & Support
I have an IBM Thinkpad 390 Type 2626, 12.1" which ...
new day 1 relic PC, 19 years old in your hands,
gee parts are scarce on things that old. use or new. then or now. but.
buy used parts on ebay
or google the world for them , and bingo.
the IBM service manual and parts list are all over the web, google them.
google all that , seen below for you.
the bottom is called the bottom pan.
05K5482 - Base Cover Assembly (M/ 2626)
what matters is real IBM P/N# only.
there were 3 screen sizes so 3 bottoms,. 12.1" sure
bottom pan is,, 05K5482
seen here 2626 pages ,for free,
first google hit (do it your self find them closer to home?)
EVERY DAY , GOOGLE FINDS MORE OR LESS
FATE WINS.(On used parts for sure)
My R51 will boot up but will then cycle through
swapped battery old for old or old for new? new is best or none.
a 2005 PC, no battery lasted 12 years. period. did not.
and runs only windows XP the virus magnet, (a true horror)
does PC run on AC power pack with no huge battery , ?
if NO then the power pack is bad.
if yes then the BATTERY is shorted, as all can do this old and are danger to you and others with old batteries we all know loved to catch fire back then (MH370 i bet is battery crates burned) RIP all. !!!
that means get that nasty old battery out of the home, ok?
also new batteries, real new not NOS, new old stock
have new features that do no catch fire. fuse inside and more.
do not harbor 2005 batteries of any kind like this at home.
I have an IBM think pad and when i click on my
at home, most homes have many wifi devices, TV's PC's and all my cellphones have wifi too as option 2 ,for 5G. to save 5g overcharges..
So your wifi card in dead wifi PC fails to show your personal SSID wifi name, but we know it is good due to other PC's see and it works,thus proving the R51 is the culprit.
you failed to say R51 worked before, wow, buy it dead like this?
so why is this true is simple.
1: the wifi card in R51 is missing as most were back then(called the wifi options day 1 new) 2005 Relic PCs, IBM. omg runs 12 years later a true magical PC,
the card must be there and the 2 antenna too, and connected both.
the PC has built in diagnostics, PAGE 40 in the manual and wireless lan is there.
2: forgot your wifi credentials,(SSID,+ Password) you.
3; wifi card is bad.
4: wifi driver (sw) missing or the wrong one , not obtained from IBM or Lenovo.
4 causes, sw, hw or forget credentials. or too far from router wifi this PC. R51
this PC, I'm reading your manual to you now , 2005
has a relic modem card, for dial up. no not that.
wow a 232 page service manual see, vast places, easy to find and read. 100% free too.... and no stolen email bull
page 5- shows 3 cards then, at MINI PCI card slot.
Fn+F5 is the wifi air plane mode switch. and will fail lacking drivers for it;.
PCI slot is where, well it is not the top left BT;modem card.
page 86/ 87 shows the true and real WIFI card and location
a hatch is opened and behold the wifi card. not empty here.
if cards is there, I read the names and numbers off the card one of 3 above.
then at lenovo on the R51 support page get the correct driver for the matched up card.
and NO OS told so we you must tell lenovo that first.
1: open hatch see card (not missing) nor antennas fell off it; x2.
2: get card model #
3: at lenovo get the driver for that card
4: load the drivers now. to R51, wiif
5: load your credentials ,your wifi and SSID and Pw now. bingo it works if Fn_F5 not in air plane mode.
I switch it on while
14.1 or 15" screen not told and key parts are not the same.
no full model told T41 is series only.
a 2004 made PC, 13 years old and expect it to work , no way can it.
it's old unless kept fully serviced in real shop, just like cars they need seRvice.
for sure fresh new and good batteries and full HDD drive tests.
13 YEARS OLD
REMOVE THAT OLD ROTTEN, BIG BATTERY NOW AND RUN ON AC POWER PACK, for now even FOREVER,.
SO STEP2 IS NEW COIN CELL CMOS BATTERY AND WHEN DEAD CAN NOT BE IGNORED.
page 111 PDF page# in the manual shows this backup battery CMOS
and is fully dead and useless this old we replace them all.
it is a pig tail battery coin type. and has 2 partnumbes, 14.1 and 15 "
last is HDD tests, ask how or run the IBM diagnostics.
free. do he captcha, and is free. RTC CMOS battery is $3 to 5 bucks.
that is it.
if bios screens show date wrong the coin is dead
if the bios shows, post erros
260,270,271 the coin is dead, the manual covers the 3 errors.
Datei i386/txt setup. sif
Google translated just for you. German.
Dear Sir or Madam,
I have a laptop model IBM type 2647
line 22o44 of the INF file /i386/ txt setup. sif is faulty Mistake ; SXS. DLL.
Syntax error in the manifest or policy file D./i386/ asms/ 1000/ MSFT/ windows/ GDIPLUS: MAM in Zele 4I ask you to send me an advice otherwise I am helpless with my IBM laptop EMAILS BANNED POSTED.
I have a IBM R31
relic day PC, R31 , mfg, made in year 2002, 15 years old in your hands, wow old and all batteries this old are bad or shorted.
the manuals are all free and everywhere now;.
Lenovo , owns this line now. Relic Pentium III (3) wow old. !
Alien wifi cards. sure. Tenda is.
why not ask on the real Lenovo forum they can answer that.
NO OS stated at all windows what? drivers must match up 3ways
the PC model, he card or chip and the OS you run
yes HP has blacklists on non HP wifi cards
IBM I do not know that well (deep in bios sure) but if the card does not show up in BIOS first and you enable it here, then it will be dead.
the correct wifi card is 12P3637
rare 2002 is .
I don't think my IBM ThinkPad is shutting down
fails with CD tray empty and all usb ports empty?
sure there are 20 causes of PC freezes.. this is not new ground.
Gee wiz leave the huge battery out and run on AC power. only
using only the AC >DC powerpack, well doe it run correctly now?
C14 says (age) 1999 PC mad
e , so is 18 years old then,.
no battery lasts 18 years ever., for sure the coin cell CMOS battery is dead, and when that happens BIOS goes MAD (as a hatter)
key word CHAOS. error 251 (post) is this. and 260 and 270. too,.
My gosh vast IBM documents exist on this PC (IBM is BOSS, PRIME in this quality metric)
the battery is page 75 here.
failure #3 of 20.
is bad HDD, we must test it next running HDD tests on a good 2nd PC.. if OS on bad PC is dead.
failure #4 bad power pack. AC to DC fails to run PC with old useless now, 18 year old huge battery removed;
full stop. have up to 16 more to go, parts inside bad.
end relic PC post.
I just bought a new laptop and want to watch a
I dont know why watching a movie needs adobe reader..!! Download VLC media player, or GOM player and try to open the file with these players. It should recognize the movie format and will work.
Make sure the movie file you want to view belongs to a video file format.
Pointer moves independantly of palm pad
load the pad driver from lenovo.com
and T40 2379 (MADE 2006) RIP RELIC.
and your unstated OS. they must match.
windows what? I guess we can not guess your OS
OS/2 W98 top xp
THEY ENDED ALL SUPPORT ON THIS RELIC.
12 OLD AT YOUR POST.
Reset bios password
RTM yet, at lenovo.com?
well why not put in a NEW CMOS coin cell first
so BIOS stops telling you lies. Chaos.
CMOS dies at 7 years
then CMOS configs are corrupted in NVRAM
then it lies to you, all PCs do this with bad $1 battery dead.
2005 PC right not one ran for 13 year, none.
128 bits all wrong and telling lies, and no you
using a volt meter on coin and below 2.9vdc is the cliff of deathh
and lies endless and can not be ignored.
I can't connect my IBM
t43-nnnnn what is nnnnnn?????
it came with options
2: BLUETOOTH AND DIAL UP MODEM
3: OR INTEL PRO CARD. WIFI Wireless: Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG
DOES ETHERNET CABLE WORK DIRECT (1ST ACT ALWAYS)
THIS 1ST ACT MAKES PNP WORK DO THE WIFI CARDS CAN WORK NEXT. the jack is left side RJ45 !
OR Go to lenovo.com get your wifi driver or all of them and back them up.
if you run this.
see left side if page that app,see see all LAN network things
what you see is what you got. (its more fancy device manager)
learn to get ethernet working first and WIN
PnP is useless with internet dead.
xp is worse yet. run lunix on old trash boxes
My computer is slow. What can I do without
Depends- where is it exactly slow? is it while surfing the internet, or when running progrmas? either way, you can make it go faster.
If your internet is slow, you should scan your computer for viruses and spyware using suitable programs(for example- avast anti virus
). If you still experience the same problem I would advise you to delete the computer after backing it up, and then installing a new copy of Windows.
if your problem is with programs running slowly- I can advise you to download this software, which can extremely help- CCleaner
Wont play dvds
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.
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.
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.
try removing the cmos battery. power in on without the battery.
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