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I have an IBM Thinkpad 390 Type 2626, 12.1" which ...

1998 built 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. or 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, https://thinkpads.com/support/hmm/hmm_pdf/390hmm.pdf 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) https://www.impactcomputers.com/05k5482.html
5/22/2022 11:40:09 AM • IBM ThinkPad T41... • Answered 3 days ago
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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. win.
5/22/2022 11:36:09 AM • IBM ThinkPad R51... • Answered 3 days ago
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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 Lenvo https://webdoc.lenovo.com.cn/lenovowsi/cskb/data/2006-07-28/20873/R50&R50p&R51(1829&1830&1831&1832&1833&2889&2894&2895).pdf page 5- shows 3 cards then, at MINI PCI card slot. v802.11b v802.11b/g v802.11a/b/gandBluetoothwireless 51series:
  • Intel®PRO/WirelessLAN21003BMini
  • PCIAdapter(802.11b)
  • IBM11a/b/gWirelessLANMiniPCI
  • Adapter(802.11a/b/g)
  • Intel®PROWireless2200BGMini-PCI
  • Adapter
  • vIBM11b/gWirelessLANMiniPCI
  • Adapter
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. short list. 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.
5/21/2022 1:34:39 PM • IBM ThinkPad R51... • Answered on May 21, 2022
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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 1) 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. dah manual https://www.manualsbase.com/manual/downloadmanual/190606/ free. do he captcha, and is free. RTC CMOS battery is $3 to 5 bucks. t41-undefined-undefined-0.jpg https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2334524.m570.l1313&_nkw=battery+++92P0986&_sacat=0&LH_TitleDesc=0&_odkw=battery&_osacat=0 and https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2334524.m570.l1313&_nkw=battery+++02K6572&_sacat=0&LH_TitleDesc=0&_odkw=battery+++92P0986&_osacat=0 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. RTM??
5/21/2022 1:32:47 PM • IBM ThinkPad T41... • Answered on May 21, 2022
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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.
5/21/2022 1:31:57 PM • IBM ThinkPad T23... • Answered on May 21, 2022
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Hi, 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. coin too. the manuals are all free and everywhere now;. windows XP???????????????????????????????????????? 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 . https://www.impactcomputers.com/12p3637.html
5/21/2022 1:20:45 PM • IBM ThinkPad R31... • Answered on May 21, 2022
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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 made , 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. https://www.dlmanuals.com/manual/ibm-2626hnu-thinkpad-390x-2626/user-manual/75?keywords=rtc#manualwrapwrap 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.
5/21/2022 11:26:15 AM • IBM ThinkPad... • Answered on May 21, 2022
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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.
5/18/2022 2:17:36 AM • IBM ThinkPad T21... • Answered on May 18, 2022
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CPU Upgrade Help

I'm pretty sure it's socket 370.
5/5/2022 12:18:07 PM • IBM ThinkPad T22... • Answered on May 05, 2022
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Scrollbar moves down

NO PC MODEL TOLD AT ALL NOR ANY OS. WINDOWS VERSION WHAT? THAT IS WINDOWS FEATURE TURNED ON CALLED AUTO SCROLL. LEARN TO ASK AT Microsoft .com here I will do that for you now first google hit. (control panel mouse settings) 'https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/disable-auto-scroll-feature/b71585fb-c138-4573-953b-0c444da49c03
1/18/2022 7:02:26 PM • IBM ThinkPad... • Answered on Jan 18, 2022
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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 came new OS/2 W98 top xp THEY ENDED ALL SUPPORT ON THIS RELIC. 12 OLD AT YOUR POST.
1/18/2022 5:53:24 PM • IBM ThinkPad T40... • Answered on Jan 18, 2022
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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. all do. 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.
1/18/2022 5:13:45 PM • IBM ThinkPad T43... • Answered on Jan 18, 2022
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I can't connect my IBM

t43-nnnnn what is nnnnnn????? it came with options 1;NONE 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. https://www.hwinfo.com/download/ 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
1/18/2022 4:41:36 PM • IBM ThinkPad T43... • Answered on Jan 18, 2022
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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 or spybot). 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
1/6/2022 3:13:16 PM • IBM ThinkPad T20... • Answered on Jan 06, 2022
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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.
11/24/2021 11:58:46 PM • IBM ThinkPad 600... • Answered on Nov 24, 2021
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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?
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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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