IBM ThinkPad maintenance manuals

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HMM will provide you instructions for troubleshooting, diagnostics, removal and replacement laptop hardware. All IBM HMMs are publicly available. You can find HMM for your laptop on the IBM website or you can follow the link below. All HMMs are in pdf format, so you can download them and use at your convenience. For hardware replacement instructions find “Removing and replacing a FRU” chapter.



IBM ThinkPad Computer Hardware Maintenance Manuals Year 2001-2006
IBM ThinkPad A2*m, A2*p
IBM ThinkPad A2*e
IBM ThinkPad A21e
IBM ThinkPad A22* (Wireless models)
IBM ThinkPad A30, A30p, A31, A31p
IBM ThinkPad G40, G41
IBM ThinkPad R30, R31
IBM ThinkPad R32
IBM ThinkPad R40, R40e
IBM ThinkPad R50/p, R51
IBM ThinkPad R50e, R51e, R52
IBM ThinkPad R60, R60e
IBM ThinkPad T20, T21, T22, T23
IBM ThinkPad T30
IBM ThinkPad T40/p, T41/p, T42/p
IBM ThinkPad T43
IBM ThinkPad T43/p
IBM ThinkPad T60, T60p
IBM ThinkPad X20, X21, X22, X23, X24
IBM ThinkPad X30, X31, X32
IBM ThinkPad X40
IBM ThinkPad X41
IBM ThinkPad X41 Tablet
IBM ThinkPad X60/s
IBM ThinkPad Z60m
IBM ThinkPad Z60t
IBM ThinkPad Z61e, Z61m
IBM ThinkPad Z61t
IBM ThinkPad Computer Hardware Maintenance Manuals Year 1997-2001
TransNote
i Series 1200, 1300, ThinkPad 130
i Series 1400, 1500
i Series 1400, 1500
IBM ThinkPad 240
IBM ThinkPad 240X
IBM ThinkPad 380, 385, 560, 760, 765
IBM ThinkPad 380XD/385XD
IBM ThinkPad 380Z
IBM ThinkPad 390
IBM ThinkPad 390E
IBM ThinkPad 390X
IBM ThinkPad 560X
IBM ThinkPad 560Z
IBM ThinkPad 570/E
IBM ThinkPad 600
IBM ThinkPad 600X
IBM ThinkPad 770

 

Get IBM laptop manuals here: IBM ThinkPad notebooks hardware maintenance manuals.

UPDATE: they removed this page.

1. Select product type.

2. Select series.

3. Select subseries/model.

4. Click on “Go” button.

5. Click on “Manuals” tab on the top of the page.

6. Click on “Hardware maintenance manuals” link on the left.

7. Download hardware maintenance manual.



199 Responses

  1. harjitbhai

    very very thanks and regards to organisers.

  2. Joseph Pafume

    Have you anything on the tye 9545 Thinkpad 756CSE?

  3. Anything on Type 2619?

  4. sumit solomon

    HI i have ibm think pad and there is a problem with its lcd i.e theres nothing apears in it exept a dim light on black surface when i plug in an external monitor it works fine but it cant play any vedio files,i feel that its light is not gone properly cause when i press fn -f4 i can feel the dim light but it doesn’t make appear any picture ,its a p3 notebook plz help me to find the problem im a student and can i fix it

  5. Sumit Solomon,
    Are you sure there is no image on the screen? Maybe the image is on the screen but it’s very dim? Look very closely at different angles, you even can use a flashlight.
    If you can see a very faint image then most likely you have a faulty screen inverter. Last week I created a guide for replacing inverter board on an IBM notebook.

  6. venuvendra

    i have a one ibm think pad t60 laptop iwant to reinstall the oprating system but cnot done. the error is comming on the screen is
    setup didnot find any hard disk drives installed in your computer.
    but hard disk showing in bios and already installed os are woking normally.what is the reason !

  7. KUYORO AUSTINE BAMIDELE

    dell laptops are more reliable and efficient.

  8. Venuvendra,
    Reseat the hard drive, just remove it from the laptop and put it back, maybe it’s just a loose connection. Try again after you reseated the drive. You can test the hard drive with Hitachi’s drive fitness test. Download this utility and run an advanced test, see if tit can find any problem with the drive.

  9. Branislav Jandric

    I have IBM ThinkPad 600 notebook. On the start it shows error 8611. Then I press “Esc” computer restart and then I press “F1” and it boots normally. But it is very slow to repeat this procedure every time I when start the laptop. I can’t download Hardware Maintenance Manual for ThinkPad 600 from the link above? Can you tell me what error 8611 is and how can be repaired?
    Thanks,
    Branislav

  10. RE: …error is comming on the screen is
    setup didnot find any hard disk drives installed in your

    This IS NOT A HARDWARE FAULT!!

    I had the exact same thing last week on a T60 after upgrading the BIOS,
    CHECK IN Your bios settings menu
    >Serial ATA ( SATA)
    SATA controller mode option.
    Default is AHCI
    Change this to “Compatibility” save and exit.
    OS setup will now be able to find the controller and hard disk without issue.

    venuvendra Says:
    February 8th, 2007 at 7:11 am
    i have a one ibm think pad t60 laptop iwant to reinstall the oprating system but cnot done. the computer.
    but hard disk showing in bios and already installed os are woking normally.what is the reason !

  11. Branislav Jandric,
    The link above worked absolutely fine for me.
    Anyways, I downloaded the HMM and searched it by 8611, I found some information on the page62. Here’s a quote from the HMM:

    Symptom/Error:
    860X – (Pointing device error when TrackPoint is disabled.)
    8611: System bus error–I/F between 8042 and IPDC.
    FRU / Action in Sequence:
    1. Reseat the keyboard
    cable on the sub
    card.
    2. Keyboard
    3. External mouse
    4. Sub card
    5. System board

  12. Branislav Jandric

    Dear c/2600,

    I would like to thank you for your help.

    Important: The 8611 error is telling you that the Trackpoint or Keyboard for the Thinkpad has stopped working.
    I just disable the Track Point in CMOS and everything is working perfectly.

    Thanks anyway,

    Branislav

  13. Jean-Francois Perreault

    anyone heard of this trouble on ibm thinkpad r32 ?
    I heard it’s common

    when you boot the laptop, sometime nothing happens
    sometime you get garbage video (even on the vga port)
    sometime it works just fine, but any vibration or shock will crash the laptop and make it display video garbage

    someone on ebay offers BGA reflow services for this laptop

    turns out there is a defect in the design that causes stress on the pcb, and it causes the centered ATI graphics chip to lift some of it’s ball contacts, so when you hit (slightly) the laptop, random pins of the graphic chip get disconnected

    I have a laptop that had this problem, bought a replacement board, same problem !!!! arg !!
    if I apply enough pressure on the graphic chip (I wedged a rj45 connector between the graphics chip and the keyboard) then it’ll boot most of the time and it’ll handle most everyday hits, (like picking it up from a table or closing the lid)

    but eventually the rj45 loosen and it stops working

    now I have 2 of bad boards but the bga reflow guys asks 300-400$ to resolder the chip (which is cheap for bga repair) but it’s obviously not worth it for such an old laptop

    anyone ever heard of someone fixing this problem with a hot air gun maybe ? some kind of homemade reflow thing ?

    -shodan

  14. I have a Thinkpad R40. The Network “card” is not working. I purchased a docking station to bypass the RJ45 and had the same problem. LED will illuminate, but does not connect. I suspect this is a common issue as I’ve seen a few R40s listed on ebay with the condition. Is it repairable (by me)? What chip do I need and where is it located on the motherboard?

  15. Many thanks for all this information; great to find it all in one place!

  16. Yonko Stoimenov

    HI all
    Jean-Francois Perreault, I have the same problem .. with IBM ThinkPad T41, i have a lot of experience in laptop repairs, but I never had like this one, as you say .. I gues it is VGA chip problem .. I tryed to resolder BGA VGA board .. as you see it is made GPU and VGA RAM on the same little board , and it is so difficult to resolder that, couse you can’t be shure if the problem is in memory chips .. or on GPU .. or in that vga borad, so I get my HOT air gun .. actialy it is a BGA rework station .. and I heat all this board .. and the notebook start working fine .. but it was for couple of day .. I gues I have to heat it more to resolder all the ball contacts, ‘couse in metter of fakt is that when you heat it .. that balls change his volume .. and may be it make some contant .. but when they cool out .. it losing contact again .. if you read this .. pls e-mail me .. if you did find some Idea how ro repair it .. I will try again to resolder that BGA .. and If i have more stable succes .. I will let you know .. if I have your email offcourse 🙂

  17. Yonko Stoimenov

    actualy .. I did remember .. I had some problem like that before, it was in notebook Toshiba S1 ? or something like that .. it was again with Ati 7500 GPU .. and there was similar problem .. I tought that it is a memory chip problem .. and I replace it, .. but it didn’t help .. may be if I tryed to resomer BGA GPU .. it will help . but unfortunatly .. this notebook is not in range any more.. what ever .. I will appreciate if you mail me if you find solution …

  18. sonam lepcha

    i have a problem with the installation of xp in a31p ibm thinkpad.
    after formating the harddrive setup couldnot able to copy some files like p3.sys, modem.sys, d3d8.dll, etc. i tried many times with many bootable cds. a blue screen appears notifying to disable bios memory like chaching and shadowing. after that i enter in the cmos by pressing f1 but i could not find the option for bios memory generaly it is avalable in other computers

  19. We can attempt reflowing the BGA ram and GPU on these boards if you cant find anyone to do it for you. (Garb video issues).. HP’s are showing this issue on a ton of models and Hynix and Samsung EOL’d the components. (Think they found a major issue and shut them down).. Many times the RAM will fail even if its mounted on top of the GPU its self which in my opinion rules out board distortion, As the GPU would have to warp from the board and in turn warp the RAM wafers. Inferior solder spheres or the wafers themselves warping slightly makes more sense to me. (This problem is also well known on the Xbox 360’s/Same RAM)
    ikenfixit.com

  20. Mike Hodson

    please does anyone have the replacement part numbers for the inverter and the thin ribbon cable from the motherboard to the inverter on a IBM R40 thinkpad as these are both broken and is there and agent in Netherlands or UK that has these in stock?

  21. anyone knows how to flash the BIOS to a older version, mine is thinkpad r5018295gc

  22. Eugene mwamwembe

    i need to receive IBM computer hardware maintenance manuals

  23. Bernard H. cooper

    i have a Ibm T43 that I am finishing from repairing but have come against a wall. There is 2 connections that come from te screen that need connecting. I see where one os placed but there is another one that i dont see where to connet it.
    these wies come from left hindge but i do not see where to re-connect this wire.

  24. cj2600

    Bernard H. Cooper,
    Are you asking about white and black wires? These are wireless card antennas, route these wires so they go to the wireless card and then connect them to the card.
    White cable to the main connector and the black one to the auxiliary connector.

  25. sampath bandara

    hi,
    im from srilanka.first im thanking for this site.
    im doing laptop repairing.so now i have a ibm t20 lap.when i press the power button it’s on for sceond and off.that mean hdd light on for second .can you please tell me the way.i can replace motherboards chip also..whats the error.its comes with power chips or any other?.if comes with power chip what is tha chip ? and i have a t20 motherboards to remove it..thanks a looooot.happy life..
    sampath from sri lanka

  26. Paul James

    Anybody had any power connector problems? I have fixed them on toshiba before but never Tpad. I have a tpad R40 that will run from the battery but will not show any AC when plugged in. It is not a AC adaptor problem as I have 2 adaptors and they both are the same problem. If I wiggle the connector a lot it will flash the AC light on the laptop. Pretty sure I am on the right track here just need some confirmation. The connector looks like a real bugger to remove and replace.

  27. navid

    my 380xd thinkpad dont pass the 0161 0163 error

    and i fix the back up battery but the error steel alive

    please help me

  28. celinte

    does anyone know what it means when a lockpad comes up. I have an IBM thinkpad 390E

  29. William

    my ibm x31 screen doesnt turn on when i switch on the laptop. can someone pease help me

  30. ronnie

    I have a ibm t23 and a few days ago i reinstalled windows x/p and now it wont turn on without the power cord plugged in. does anyone know what might be wrong?

  31. marland countryman

    we lost our password and get nothing now
    please help

  32. cj2600

    William,
    You said the screen doesn’t turn on then you switch on the laptop. Does the screen changes color at all? Can you see any dim image on the screen or it’s completely “dead”?
    Did you try starting the laptop with an external monitor attached? Can you get any image on the external screen?

  33. cj2600

    Ronnie,
    Does it mean that your laptop will not start from the battery power? It is possible that you have a bad battery but I doubt that it is somehow related to the Window reinstallation.
    Try this. Unplug the AC adapter. Remove the battery. Wait for 1-2 minutes and try starting the laptop from the battery again.

  34. Daniel Bolduc

    I have a laptop IBM THINKPAD 760EL
    I can not start windows , it shows all the time:
    ERROR 08611
    Can you tel me what Error08611 is and
    how i can fix that

  35. cj2600

    Daniel Bolduc,
    I found numeric error codes for a ThinkPad 770. I think they could be similar to your ThinkPad 760.
    Here are numeric error codes and possible solutions of this problem.

  36. marland countryman

    would you please tell me what to do about security port
    and battery isnt working its a ibm thinkpad 1171

  37. marland countryman

    my ibm thinkpad 1171 370 is dead wont even turn on or nothing

  38. cj2600

    marland countyman,
    Do you get any LED lights when you plug in the AC adapter? If not, then it’s either a bad AC adapter or there is something wrong with the motherboard. You can test the AC adapter with a voltmeter. If the AC adapter outputs correct voltage, most likely your have a motherboard problem.

  39. marland countryman

    there is no light or nothing what can i do

  40. Hello, I have a proble with my laptop,when(IBM Thinkpad T60 ) i start my laptop,it start beep and Thinkpad and Touchpad is Freezed(Not worked).
    This problem was occur due to drop glass of juice on my laptop

    Can anyone tell me what is going on?

  41. haris,

    This problem was occur due to drop glass of juice on my laptop
    Can anyone tell me what is going on?

    If you are lucky, the juice damaged only the keyboard. If not, then it damaged the motherboard. The only way to find out what is wrong is to remove the keyboard and take a look at the motherboard.

  42. Does anyone know if the GPU/ATI BGA problem (powers up but won’t boot, no video, get 4 beeps) effcats T30s? We bought a used T30 from IBM and it lasted 5 months. I press on the ATI chip but it won’t boot, so not sure if its the same issue or not.
    Pete

  43. hi, got an IBM ThinkPad r51

    got the problem with the battery charging..

    it seems that windows detecting that battery is charging but physically it doesn’t at all..

    one thing i’ve noticed is that when i power on the unit the battery indicator LED blinks..

    any help on this..

    please email me..

    thnx..

  44. jopher,
    I assume there is nothing wrong with the AC adapter. The battery will not charge only in Windows or it will not charge even with the laptop turned off?
    The battery plugs directly into the system board, so it’s either a faulty battery or there is something wrong with the motherboard. Replace the battery first.

  45. I have an IBM thinkpad r51e – it powered off suddenly and now it won’t turn on, no light, no power, no battery charge. As far as I’m concerned the battery is fully charged. Seems that many IBM’s suffer this problem, mine is 20 days out of warranty, these things are a total waste of money.

  46. I have a IBM Thinkpad t43 model, the lcd is totaly dark i can’t see anything at all, i’ve found that the laptop is still working but the lcd is
    just dark. Anyone have any idea’s how to fix it:

  47. I have an IBM R51, recently my display became very dim and barely able to see. I have replaced the LCD display and inverter what else could be the problem? Thanks for your help!!

  48. Hi all,

    Im having a problem with my T43 Laptop. When i power the laptop on im getting a sequences of beeps 3-1-4-3 and nothing appearing on the screen. Ive read something about 11 beeps and reseating the Cache Memorey Chips but i cant find them.

    Can anyone help?
    Thanks

  49. Daniel,

    I have an IBM R51, recently my display became very dim and barely able to see. I have replaced the LCD display and inverter what else could be the problem?

    Check the lid close switch, make sure it’s not stuck inside the case. Try tapping on the switch, it might help to release the switch and turn on the backlight.

  50. KG: Cache Memory is located inside of the T43’s Intel CPU. The BIOS is likely reporting a processor error. I have two T43’s that are doing the same thing, and only recently. I’ll test with a new CPU and report my findings.

  51. IMB T-30 system board removal instructions: I would like to know if someone know how to remove mother board of T-30 notebook. Do I have to remove LCD screen in order to remove system board? Please help if someone know about it. Thanks.

  52. Shab,
    You’ll find the laptop disassembly instructions in the maintenance manual. You don’t have to remove the LCD screen from the display assembly, but you have to remove the whole display assembly.

  53. Hey guys
    I have a problem with my laptop IBM T41.
    When I start my laptop the battery light was working and the backlight but there nothing on my screen. I have changed the inverter board but the problem is still the same.

    Can any help me solve my problem

  54. hi ,
    i have a problem with my laptop IBM R51,whenever i move my laptop it will restart.plz help me i m really in serious problem.plzzzz help me.

  55. Hi,
    I have a problem with my ThinkPad X30. It suffered a spill of liquid and now it doesn’t turn on. I thinks that is a problem with the motherboard, but I don’t know what. All other pieces are functional (tested on another laptop). But I don’t know if I have to replace a chip or something. Can you help me?
    Regards!

  56. Hi I have a ThinkPad R51 and having screen flickering issue then the computer freezes up and then I have no choice to reboot. It only happens when I put pressure on the left side of the unit. Example: typing with a little pressure if my palm (hands) lean on the left side and then it will flicker then freeze. I tried replacing the battery, checked the LCD (ok), Keyboard (ok), AC adapter (ok), and even had a PC repair shop look at it but the tech was a little hesitant to open it up because he stated that it would be a 3 hour job. The repair joint is one of those small overnight clueless wanna be Tech PC reapir shops. He told me any other repair place would immediately without second guessing that my motherboard is bad. Does anyone have any idea or feedback regarding my situation? I’m almost ready to take it apart on my own, but I’m affraid to damage it more.

  57. Felix,
    It doesn’t take 3 hours to disassemble this laptop. 🙂 Any experienced technician will take it apart in 15-20 minutes, but it does take time to troubleshoot the problem.
    It’s likely that this is memory related issue. Maybe the memory module (modules) is not making a good contact with the motherboard or maybe one of the memory slots is faulty. Both memory slots are located on the left side of the motherboard. You can access one slot from the bottom of the laptop and another one you’ll find under the keyboard. Try reseating both memory modules (if you have two installed). Move them from one slot to another. Test the laptop with only one module installed into different slots. For example, if the memory slot under the keyboard is bad, you still can use the laptop with one memory module installed into the slot on the bottom. For this test you’ll have to remove the keyboard, it’s not difficult at all. You’ll find step by step instructions in the maintenance manual.
    By the way, run memory test, you can use Memtest86+.
    Also, you’ll have to narrow down if the problem is related to the LCD/video cable or components on the motherboard.
    I would disconnect the video cable from the motherboard and test the laptop with an external monitor. If the laptop still freezes even without the LCD attached, then this problem is related to something on the motherboard and not related to the LCD or video cable connection issue. I doubt that this is related to the connection between the video cable and the motherboard. Even though the video cable connector is located on the left side of the motherboard, it’s on opposite side from the palmrest and located close to the left hinge. But still worth trying.

    If the problem is not related to memory, memory slots or connection between the LCD and motherboard, most likely you have a faulty motherboard.
    Unfortunately I cannot give you more accurate diagnostics without looking at the laptop.

  58. Thank you cj2600! I’ll try that.

  59. KG: I ended up replacing both motherboards that were doing this. It resolved the 3-1-4-3 issue without having to replace anything else.

  60. KG: I’ve also found that the 3-1-4-3 issue in a T43 can also be a faulty PC4200 Module under the keyboard. I had a 3rd one like this today.

  61. Nevermind, that memory error was 1-3-4-3 – It was just a coincidence that after replacing a motherboard with a 3-1-4-3 issue, I installed a bad memory module and was able to produce a 1-3-4-3 error. After replacing the motherboard with the 3-1-4-3 error, and replacing the defective memory module, all was well in this case.

  62. Help!!!!!! Hi, I am having a few problems with a T41 after a rebuild. I have replaced the systemboard, but now don’t seem to be able to boot it up. When I switch it on the fan start and the battery and circle with a z in light up but it doen’t engage the hdd to boot. I can get it to boot if I lift the keyboard and press on the palm rest connecter, however if I take the pressue of this it freezes or if it get moved at all it freezies. I am guessing a connect but have double checked everything. Any ideas??

  63. I have a IBM R51 i have the opposite problem of most of you, my lcd backlight wont dim, the keyboard controls showup on the screen as the bightness being dimmed and bightened but nothing happened, ibm told me to reseat the lcd cable connection on the botherboard… i did that and nothing happened, i was then told to delete the ibm video drivers and ibm keyboard drivers and update the bios .. did that and nothing happened, i even went so far as to reinstall XP SP2 to eiliminate all software problems … and i still have the problem… any ideas on what to try next ?

  64. Mohammad Nassir

    I have a thinkpad G40 and when i opened the laptop main case the power connection between LCD and motherboard became loose. now i can just see a dim image on the LCD. i am definitly sure that the problem is not of the LCD invertor, LCD backlight or LCD Cable malfunctiong. because i tested them with my friend laptop and they were ok. the problem is just about the LCD backlight power connection with the motherboard which happened when i inexperiencely opened my thinkpad main case. Can anybody kindly help me to solve my problem?

    Many Thanks

  65. jeremiah

    Im tryin to find the power on password jumper pads on a thinkpad 380xd

  66. Asif Iqbal

    I have a Thinkpad T30. When I start my computer it load the Window XP as normal. When it comes to the ‘Welcome’ window, sometimes after a few seconds the Screen goes blank but I can still see the Processing Icon working on overdrive. I restarted my laptop and this time the desktop window comes up but my Processing icon is still working at overdrive when no application are running. When I open one application, it takes a long time to open. Also after several minutes, my screen goes blank again but the processing icon still at overdrive.
    I have a 1 GB RAM and 2.00 Mhz Processor and this is the first time I am experiencing this. Before everything was working fine and quickly.
    Any Ideas?

  67. Asif Iqbal,
    Go the the task manager and find out witch application consumes a lot of CPU power and memory. Try ending the process and see if it helps. Maybe this application has to be reinstalled.
    Also, I would run diagnostics test on the hard drive. You can use Hitachi’s drive fitness test, you’ll find link to this utility in Resources. It’s possible that the hard drive is failing.

  68. tstxpress

    I have a T20 type 2647 win2k
    laptop not powering on. when i press power button harddrive light just blinks.when power cord is plug on battery light blinks and same thing happens when i press the power button.

    any suggestions will be great…

  69. I have a r40 that will power up any white like the IBM logo will have a red tint to it, the laptop will stay in windows for 10 nto 20 mins then the screen will flicker and go blank any Ideas.

    Thanks

    Damien

  70. Damien,

    I have a r40 that will power up any white like the IBM logo will have a red tint to it

    I think you might have a failing backlight lamp.

  71. On my IBM r40 status indicator in down of display IS RED Lighted
    NOT Green as before.Write me please What is problem with
    my R40?
    Thank,Anatoly.

  72. Norbert

    Hi, my T30 after cleaning have died. Once powered on, lights will flash, fan starts, but no picture. Removing RAM will beep (as expected), but removing CPU will have no effect. The same start lights, fan, … black screen (as expected). Question, is there anything else to suspect, then burned CPU? e.g. motherboard, BIOS, … I don’t know what else?

    Thanks,
    N.

  73. Norbert,
    Did you lock the CPU in the socket? make sure it’s locked.
    Test the laptop with an external screen. Do you get video on the external screen?

  74. Courtney

    Hi,
    I spilled about a cup of tea on my T60–it shut off right away and I thought I cleaned it pretty well, so I turned it back on. It started up but then shut down in the middle of Windows loading. I took it apart and am letting dry even more. Is this a bad sign? Am I fried? Is there any chance of it surviving?
    Thanks,
    C

  75. Courtney,
    Ideally, you’ll have to disassemble the laptop, remove the motherboard and let it dry for a few days. After that you have a slight chance that the laptop will work.
    After the liquid spill the first thing what you have to do is:
    1. unplug the AC adapter
    2. remove the battery
    3. turn the laptop upside down
    4. disassemble and clean the laptop
    5. let it dry for a few days
    Only after that you can try turning it on.

  76. I have a problem with my ibm note pad t30, everytime I turn it on, the screen doesn’t turn on, and it beaps 8 times, then nothing happens.
    Is there a way i can fix this problem?
    please and thank you.

  77. marina,

    the screen doesn’t turn on, and it beeps 8 times, then nothing happens

    How it beeps? Is it: One short beep, pause, three short beeps, pause, three more short beeps, and one short beep.
    Then it’s either bad memory stick or system board problem. Try reseating the memory module, move it to the empty slot.
    By the way, you can find beep symptoms in the laptop HMM on the page 54.

  78. Ronald Rockingham

    Error message: Setup did not find any harddisk drivers installed in your computer.I get this message when i’m trying to reimage the laptop.The laptop already has a image on it.What can i do to sovle this error.

  79. When i turn my t43 ibm laptop on it will freeze after 10 seconds. I have changed the hard drive and does not make a difference. it even freezes when i go in to the bios. Can someone help me please.

  80. Rodney Macauley

    I want to know the meaning of this error code 08611 and 00301

  81. Rodney Macauley

    Can someone please help me with these IBM Thinkpad error cord (08611 & 00301)

    My laptop will not come on becauseof these codes.

  82. Ronald Rockingham,

    Error message: Setup did not find any hard disk drivers installed in your computer.I get this message when i’m trying to reimage the laptop.

    Can you see the hard drive in the BIOS setup menu. If not, apparently the hard drive is bad and has to be replaced.

  83. Hallo,
    The LCD of my A31 2652-M5G flickers randomly (with cloudy sunrise as background picture it looks like heatlighting)
    The output to an external display seems to be ok.
    Can someone please help?
    Should I repair the backlight or is it something else?

  84. Emily C. Klase

    My IBM Thin Pad laptop is starting to get fuzzy after being on for a few mnutes to about 30 min. max before it starts to look fuzzy the picture and words get hard to read. Can this be fixed? Also my keys don’t always capture and I spend alot of time backing up to add letters, they all seem to vary. Can you help or refer me for assistance?
    Sincerely,
    Frustrated

  85. michael

    600x – i boot the machine from cold and use it for 10 minutes and then it blue screens. it appear to have heated a lot during that time. subsequently when i boot it fails and bluescreens almost immediately. Can anyone offer a suggestion – is it memory, motherboard or hard drive likely?

    thanks so much!!!

  86. michael

    should have said T23 on last entry …

    also the bluse screen error occurs in two ways

    1. after usage (per description in last posting) with error statement “process or thread crucial to sys operation unexpectedly exited or was terminated” “check hardware or software changes” then the following numbers … 0x000000F4, 0X00000003, 0X-83274530, 74684, F9020

    2. when rebooting on just battery power it immediately blue screens with error message “unmountable boot volume” “dump of physical memory” numbers X-000ED, OX-8045F9F88

    Any insights appreciated 🙁

    Thanks!

  87. cj2600

    Kondrad,

    The LCD of my A31 2652-M5G flickers randomly (with cloudy sunrise as background picture it looks like heatlighting)
    The output to an external display seems to be ok.

    Could be:
    1. Connection related issue, maybe connections are loose. Reseating the video cable connectors can help to fix this problem.
    2. The inverter board is going bad. Try replacing inverter.
    3. The backlight lamp is dying.

  88. cj2600

    Emily C. Klase,

    My IBM Thin Pad laptop is starting to get fuzzy after being on for a few mnutes to about 30 min. max before it starts to look fuzzy the picture and words get hard to read. Can this be fixed?

    Is this problem appear only on the laptop screen? Did you test your laptop with an external monitor? The external video is fine or it’s getting fuzzy the same way as video on the internal LCD screen?
    If external video works fine and this problem appears only on the internal LCD, apparently you have a problem with the LCD screen and it has to be replaced.

  89. cj2600

    Michael,

    600x – i boot the machine from cold and use it for 10 minutes and then it blue screens. it appear to have heated a lot during that time. subsequently when i boot it fails and bluescreens almost immediately. Can anyone offer a suggestion – is it memory, motherboard or hard drive likely?

    You can test laptop memory with Memtest86+ and test the hard drive with Hitachi drive fitness test.

  90. Humble Mahdavi

    Kindly email me the hardware maintenance manual for IBM R32 Laptop.

  91. cj2600

    Humble Mahdavi,

    Kindly email me the hardware maintenance manual for IBM R32 Laptop.

    Just follow the link at the end of the post and download the maintenance manual directly from the Lenovo website.

  92. what does it mean when i turn on my ibm thinkpad r51 and only the battery and the circle with z light turns on? screen is all black and nothing else happens.

    help pls… thanks!

  93. hi, my laptop A21m, does not start, when i press the on button it makes a click noise, i think it’s that of the floppy drive. damn sure infact. the battery charge is on. and the drive light flashes for the duration of the click. which is approx 100 of a sec. i’ve removed the harddrive and it’s the same story with or without. Pls does someone have any ideas??? i know its an old laptop, but my gf uses it for the internet.

    Kind regards,
    Pin

  94. cj2600

    pin,
    Could be bad memory module. Try reseating memory.

  95. Hi, got a IBM T23 and recently the monitor is fading in and out…. If the display does not return I can move the top around until the displays returns.. it there an easy solution rather than a replacement? or using the laptop as a base and attaching an external monitor?

    Thanks.

  96. I have an IBM I series 1300 laptop, I just replaced the hard drive in it but have no recovery CD’s for it. I did install windows on it but I could really use a drivers recovery CD. I can download the drivers form the lenovo site but it’s not working out, if anyone has one they can make an image of and send my way or if they can burn me one and mail it my way, I’d pay, I’m tryign to get this going for someone and am about out of time and well beyond out of patience.

  97. cj2600

    Peter,

    Hi, got a IBM T23 and recently the monitor is fading in and out…. If the display does not return I can move the top around until the displays returns.. it there an easy solution rather than a replacement?

    Could be loose connection between the video cable and the LCD screen. You can try reconnecting the cable on the back of the LCD screen but it means you have to disassemble the display panel. Also, try reconnecting cable on the inverter board.

    or using the laptop as a base and attaching an external monitor?

    You can do that. Connect external monitor to the VGA port on your laptop. Turn on the laptop. If there is no video on the external monitor, use Fn+F7 keys to switch the video output from internal to external.

  98. liezel

    i have a IBM thinkpad,i think delete something in my computer like a driver coz,after i delete something on it i cannot connect to the internet.could u pls help how to fix it…

  99. I have aquired a IBM R31 ThinkPad and it seem like the hard drive had been wipe clean of all hard disk drives. It also do not have Window XP, operating system software. It has a 20 gigabyte hard drive and the battery do not hold a charge. Re-installing those software, it that something I can do, or do I need to have a professional do it, and is it worth the while?

  100. today when i am starting my laptop it had not become any process
    it is not showing the bios information also please say about this problem

  101. liezel,

    i have a IBM thinkpad,i think delete something in my computer like a driver coz,after i delete something on it i cannot connect to the internet. could u pls help how to fix it…

    Try using Windows System Restore utility and revert your system back to the previous restore point.

  102. David,

    I have acquired a IBM R31 ThinkPad and it seem like the hard drive had been wipe clean of all hard disk drives. It also do not have Window XP, operating system software. It has a 20 gigabyte hard drive and the battery do not hold a charge. Re-installing those software, it that something I can do, or do I need to have a professional do it, and is it worth the while?

    First of all, try using IBM recovery. I believe you can access the recovery interface by pressing F11 key as soon as IBM logo appears on the screen. It’s possible the hidden recovery partition is still on the hard drive and you can reinstall Windows from there.
    If the recovery partition was deleted, you’ll have to find recovery discs for your laptop or install generic copy of XP and then download missing drivers from the IBM (Lenovo) website.

  103. anil,

    today when i am starting my laptop it had not become any process it is not showing the bios information also please say about this problem

    If your laptop turns on but nothing appears on the screen, there could be a problem with the laptop memory. Try reseating the memory module. Try moving it into the empty slot. Try replacing the memory module with another working module.

  104. I have an IBM ThinkPad R60. The keys were getting a little sticky so I wiped them down (using very little water). When I try to turn it back on, nothing happens. I tried when it’s connected to the wall and when it’s unplugged. When it’s connected, the battery icon and the plug icon are lit, but when I unplug it, no lights. I used very little water and only on the keys. Maybe by accident I pressed a combination of keys that messed it up? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  105. I have a IBM Z60M model laptop. Every time I start the laptop it prompts for a password with the lock symbol.
    before that screen, for a very short period I get these error messages.
    error code 271
    erroce code 251
    error code 176

    I was wondering what to do next…can anyone help me?
    Jawed-India

  106. My IBM Thinkpad T22 does not power on, when i tried to power it on, it blinks the hard drive led, what may be the problem?

  107. Dosko,

    My IBM Thinkpad T22 does not power on, when i tried to power it on, it blinks the hard drive led, what may be the problem?

    Remove the hard drive and try turning it on. Can you boot to the IBM logo?
    Try reseating memory and moving it from one slot to another.
    Try replacing the memory module with a known good module. Could be bad memory.

  108. Steven Faulkner

    I have a UBM t43

    It will no longer start up.

    The battery light in yellow.

    When I plug it in it goes green then trun back yellow in a second.

    plugged in the ligh

  109. Steven Faulkner

    My lap top is dead

    Won’t start. period

    When on battery shows yellow light.

    When I plug it in it gives green light for a moment, then it goes yellow again.

    When battery out I plug in and ligh flaches grenn once them goes black.

    What is the issue, the power supply or battery.

    Steve

  110. Trent Stevens

    Hi, I have an IBM Thinkpad R40 2.4 GHZ 15″ LCD. The screen will flicker and freeze then go black. I found if I put pressure on the yellow triangle warning sticker directly under the center of the keyboard on a shield, then it will boot fine and may have perfect screen for 24 hours. If the laptop is barely bumped or moved then the screen will flicker and freeze. I get a blue screen error with ati memory dump. Any suggestions?
    Thank you

  111. Steven Faulkner,
    You’ll have to test the power adapter with a voltmeter. Find out if the voltage is correct.
    If the power adapter outputs correct voltage, try starting the laptop from the adapter with the battery removed. If the laptop will not start, apparently you have a problem with the motherboard.

  112. dirtyharris

    Hi, i have an ibm lenovo r-60 laptop, the problem is that it shutsdown after i press the power button, sometimes the powers lasts a couple of seconds and shuts down. Battery is fine, power cable is fine- i tried removing the hdd and optical drives, modem and wifi cards but no luck of getting the laptop work, any idea? could it be the cpu? i checked the processor and it looked clean, no visible burn or whatsoever.

  113. michael

    hi…i got an old ibm t30.the problem is when i start the pc nothing came out at the LCD screen.The LCD power isint there too.What can i do to fix it?CAN anyone help me?i cant even connect to a external monitor.The monitor seemed cant be connected with the VGA.HELP needed..

  114. I have a thinkpad t60 that only beeps one long beep and two short beeps. I have formated the hard drive and was preparing to put os system on

  115. dirtyharris ,

    The problem is that it shutsdown after i press the power button, sometimes the powers lasts a couple of seconds and shuts down. Battery is fine, power cable is fine- i tried removing the hdd and optical drives, modem and wifi cards but no luck of getting the laptop work, any idea? could it be the cpu?

    CPU failures are not common. I’ve seen very few failed CPUs in four years. Most likely it’s bad motherboard.

  116. Michael,

    I cant even connect to a external monitor.The monitor seemed cant be connected with the VGA

    I have an IBM T30 laptop myself and it’s possible to connect it to an external monitor via the VGA port on the back. I just did and it works fine for me.
    Just connect an external monitor and turn on the laptop.

    i got an old ibm t30.the problem is when i start the pc nothing came out at the LCD screen. The LCD power isint there too.What can i do to fix it?CAN anyone help me?

    If the laptop appears to be completely dead when you press on the power button, there could be a problem with the power adapter.
    Test the power adapter with a voltmeter.

  117. Lem,

    I have a thinkpad t60 that only beeps one long beep and two short beeps.

    According to the official service manual for ThinkPad T60 notebooks “One long and two shorts beeps” indicates a problem with:
    1. System board.
    2. LCD assembly.
    3. Memory.

    I would try reconnecting or even replacing the memory module first. After that try disconnecting the laptop LCD screen from the motherboard and test your laptop with an external monitor. If the external monitor is not working even with the internal LCD unplugged, probably it’s bad motherboard.

  118. Hi, i have Ibm thinkpad X41, for some random reason after i turned the computer off the other night, it won’t do anything, it wont powerup of the battery or the ac adapter. All i did was shut it down and place on the the floor!

    Anyone any ideas on how to fix it? or at least make it work so i can take the important stuff of it?

    thank you very much!

    Matt

  119. william hymes

    hi i have a IBM think pad type 2676 and i replaced the screen and the contrast is way tooooo high and it won’t go down far enough and i still have a white screen i have to look at it in a real hard angle. i have tried everything i can but it still won’t work right. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  120. Lawrence English

    I loaded the ibm video drivers for my t60. Once the process was complete, my screen went blank and the systme gives out continuous beeps. Help!!

  121. famoriyo oluwafemi

    my ibm notebook computer is compliant that my bios is locked.
    please tell what to do o rectify the fault.

  122. famoriyo oluwafemi,

    my ibm notebook computer is compliant that my bios is locked.
    please tell what to do o rectify the fault.

    I doubt that you can clear the BIOS password on an IBM laptop. I guess you’ll have to replace the motherboard.

  123. Judie Talbot

    Fix for IBM thinkpads that don’t power on (powering problem): take out the battery and start the laptop using the AC power cord.

  124. Ken Wedberg

    IBM R40 laptop. I run it on a docking station. My problem is that the monitor does not have a clear / good resolution. The 17″ monitor works fine when hooked up to my desktop, but when I try to run it through the laptop / docking station, the monitor does not have good resolution. Sometimes it is ok, but it is a 50/50 change on whether it will work that day.

    Is this an issue with the graphics card on my R40, or a docking station issue? Please help. I am about to buy a new laptop because I am tired of working on the laptop keyboard all day.

    please help

  125. DAve Smith

    In some IBM laptops the video backlight switch (the switch that turns the screen on when the unit is opened) gets stuck or loose. Tease it with a screwdriver to see if the LCD comes on. It is located above the keyboard on the back access panel.

  126. i have an IBM Type 2373 and the screen is jumpy and green not sure whats wrong with it or how to fix it…. Please Help

  127. My boss having IBM T30 thinkpad, having some problem with operating system. Not installing antivirus and other softwares.
    Please help me to repair / re-install operating system (Win XP Pro) from the system. Repair operating system with out earsing data which key have to press. Full reinstall which key have to press and what are the things to be done.

    Please help me.

    Regards

  128. Moezzi

    I have an IBM Think pad T42 Lap TOP. It does not boot up by first start up ( the monitor stay dark). i have to switch it off and on again and then it boot up.
    Please help me

  129. Hi, I have a Thinkpad R51, been through the wars a tad.

    It has a Radeon 9200 Mobility chip on, and now when I boot it just displays garbled pixels all over the place like an old bugged arcade machine.

    I firmly believe the rest of the laptop is fine, because at points I was able to boot it fully into windows, I can’t see a bloody thing now and it still does.

    Anything i can try doing to fix it or should I just get another? I’m half computer savvy and to be honest reckon it’d be cheaper buying another off ebay over getting somebody else to solder it.

    Regards.

  130. mishera

    Laptop IBM T41: switch on the power button, beeping sound and no display at all. I tried to take it to technicians and to every ones shock, there was a hard kind of box cut paper put on above the processor fan. the technician recommended a new fan because to him that the old one could not hold the processor tightly. we failed to find a new one. so its disabled. any ideas because i cn’t do anything with my lovely laptop.

  131. cj2600

    Mishera,

    Laptop IBM T41: switch on the power button, beeping sound and no display at all.

    Most likely it’s either bad memory or bad motherboard. Ask your technician to install a known good memory module first. Make sure he tries both memory slots. If it doesn’t help, apparently it’s bad motherboard.

    the technician recommended a new fan because to him that the old one could not hold the processor tightly.

    I doubt that your problem is related to the fan or CPU. I don’t think that the laptop would give you any error message (beeping sound) with a bad CPU.

  132. cj2600

    Bryan,

    It has a Radeon 9200 Mobility chip on, and now when I boot it just displays garbled pixels all over the place like an old bugged arcade machine.

    I firmly believe the rest of the laptop is fine, because at points I was able to boot it fully into windows
    , I can’t see a bloody thing now and it still does.

    First of all, make sure your problem is related to the video chip. Try booting your laptop with an external monitor. If the external monitor works fine and the problem appear only on the laptop screen, it’s possible you have bad LCD screen or video cable.
    If both screens, the internal LCD and external monitor have garbled video, it’s a problem with the video card. Most likely the video chip is integrated into the motherboard (it’s not on a discrete card) and you cannot replace it. You’ll have to replace the whole motherboard.

  133. Cristian Ene

    Hello,

    I have the following problem with my T43 IBM laptop, model 1871 f1g:

    When it’s not plugged in, it shows that it is, and it’s charging.
    When it’s turned off, the light is on (as if it’s charging), and the back of the laptop emits a squeaking sound but light, must be very quiet to hear.

    The problem with this is not bothering me so much, but, if i forget to plug it in, or i’m working without ac, it won’t stand by or ,… warn me … just dies, on a empty battery,… quite annoying when your working for 2 hours for a document 🙂

    If you have any suggestions, feel free to point them out.

    Thank you

  134. Peter L. Akhonya

    Thank you for the good product IBM ThinkPad Laptop R51 wireless.I bought it from a friend, and it had no accessories to show me how to fix other uses.It is giving me a good service, and I would like to get its Manual Book, so that I can know how to use on some items like printer, scaner and picture sending out, etc.Your co operation will be highly appreciated.
    Thank you

  135. cj2600

    Cristian Ene,

    I have the following problem with my T43 IBM laptop, model 1871 f1g:

    When it’s not plugged in, it shows that it is, and it’s charging.
    When it’s turned off, the light is on (as if it’s charging), and the back of the laptop emits a squeaking sound but light, must be very quiet to hear.

    I don’t remember this model off the top of my head, but…
    I believe the battery charge LED is located on the inverter board, check out the following post and you’ll find some pictures.
    Screen inverter replacement. Fixing laptop backlight problem.
    If the laptop is working fine except the battery charge LED, maybe there is something wrong with the inverter? Just a guess.

  136. I have a ibm thinkpad T41 2373-7fu my built on speakers do not work I can plug exterior speakers in and they work.
    can anyone help

    bc

  137. David H

    Hi I have an IBM Thinkpad R50e running on OEM batteries. Recently, when I switch from AC to battery power (unplug the cord with computer running), after a few minutes, the computer freezes and I need to reboot to get it started. Computer also appears to be running slower

    Could this be due to installation of Microscoft Windows Updates or issues with the OEM (non original battery). The computer ran fine with these batteries for over a year.

    When running on AC power, I do not have any freezing problems.

  138. cj2600

    David H,

    I have an IBM Thinkpad R50e running on OEM batteries. Recently, when I switch from AC to battery power (unplug the cord with computer running), after a few minutes, the computer freezes and I need to reboot to get it started. Computer also appears to be running slower

    Could this be due to installation of Microscoft Windows Updates or issues with the OEM (non original battery). The computer ran fine with these batteries for over a year.

    What happens if you start the laptop from the battery when the AC adapter is unplugged? Will if freeze too or it happens only when you unplug the adapter while the laptop is running?

    Try booting the laptop in Safe mode? Will it happen is Safe mode too?

  139. marius

    Hi

    My ibm z60m does not show anything on the screen. It comes on, but nothing happens further.I note that it gives me an error code 3143, but cannot find anthing on the web. Can anyone please help me in this regard or direct me as to where i can find out what the code means or what the problem is?

  140. cj2600

    marius,

    My ibm z60m does not show anything on the screen. It comes on, but nothing happens further.I note that it gives me an error code 3143, but cannot find anthing on the web.

    How do you know the error code is 3134 if nothing appears on the screen? I searched through the hardware maintenance manual for ThinkPad Z60m but didn’t find this error code.

  141. Gennaro

    Hi,I have a problem on my mother board Z61m.The card is no power because it has a short on pin 5 of PQ13.
    Can someone suggest me a solution for my problem?

  142. shahid

    My IBM Thinkpad laptop CD Drive is not working properly. Kindly send aa user manuals available to correct the issue

  143. cj2600

    shahid,

    My IBM Thinkpad laptop CD Drive is not working properly. Kindly send aa user manuals available to correct the issue

    I linked to the user manuals in the post.

  144. Hello,

    I have a T20 that is working OK with AC adapter but can’t start from a good battery alone. Could you please pin point how to fix this, thanks

  145. cj2600

    Lee,

    I have a T20 that is working OK with AC adapter but can’t start from a good battery alone. Could you please pin point how to fix this

    That sounds like a problem with the motherboard. Unfortunately, there is not much you can do. You’ll have to replace the motherboard or use the laptop as is.

  146. Jason Walker

    Have a R32 Type: 2658-G6G.

    The problem is it will not turn on using the power button but if I press the space bar or press down around the red-blue-red buttons it powers up but as soon as I take my hand away it goes off.

    I think it is something simple but cannot get to the root of it.

    Have totally disassembled and reassembled following the instructions in the ThinkPad R32 Hardware Maintenance Manual | Here… http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/02r2914.pdf to no avail. Please help – thanks!

  147. Hi LR101,

    I have an IBM Thinkpad R31 (type 2656 Factory ID: K)that i recently acquired. When i Press the power button the system fan spins at an constant speed and nothing comes up on screen. There are also no beeps that deal with the system, if it beeped at all.Is my Motherboard fried?

    thank you
    Kira

  148. Joanne

    I have IBM THINKPAD R50E and it wont turn on. The last time i used it battery light was flashing but my power lead was plugged in. It wont work with power lead at all could the lead be the fault ?

  149. Mike Casey

    I recently stopped some services in the System Configuration Tool. I cannot get them to start again. I cannot see where this is done. Also, is there a way to get prior restore dates back if you shut the restore feature off and then put it back on? I cannot access the restore points prior to the shutdown date, even though they are highlighted as restore points.

  150. mallorie

    I have my grandfather’s old computer and when I press the start button it will seem like its loading. The light says that it’s on but I don’t see anything on the screen.Then it will start to make these beeping sounds(I think 8 times)…. What should I do?

  151. Rachel

    Please Read This…:)
    i Have a Ibm ThinkPad. T20 I think, When i Got it It Was All Fine, But Recently. I Turned It Off By Pressing Start>ShutDown And I Turned It Back On To See A Black Screen Saying Sorry For The Incovienience And Ermm. TURN On With SAFE MODE, SAFE MODE WITH COMMAND PROMPT, And Safe MODE WITH NETWORKING, And Last Known Configuation That Worked And Start Windows Normally. Ive Tried It And it Goes To Windows XP Icon But Then Restarts… i Have to reinstall Windows XP i’m Aware Of That, i Recently Got a Windows Xp Disk, But When i Put It In, Because i Have a Docking Station The Laptop Doesn’t Recognise The Disk.? I DOn’t Have a Clue What To Do.. And i Really Could Do With Some Help. Please. Is The BOIS Too Old To Read The Disk.? But i Really Want All My Pictures That Are Saved On The Laptop. Is There Anyway i Can Get Everything Off It, Or Fix It.?

  152. Ahsan Minhas

    Hi Joanne,

    I faced the same issue in my IBM thinkpad … what i did was in the bottom there is RAM section with two nuts.. open them and remove the RAM and clean it and put it back.. your lap top will start working again…

  153. Hi,

    I have a Thinkpad R60 that was fine until recently. Now it won’t start up. I get the one long beep, two short beeps problem, but when I take out the HD, I get the IBM screen and set-up menu.

    Sometimes it will begin starting Windows, but doesn’t make it all the way and shuts down. Any ideas?

  154. Hello,
    I have a IBM ThinkPad 390 I added 128 more memory, but it doesn’t show I still says I only have 128 and not the 256 I should have. What do I need to do to make sure I have the 256 I should ahve now?

  155. Hello Guys,

    I am having a strange problem with my thinkpad. 2 days back,it shutdown suddenly and wasn’t ready to boot. When I removed the power supply and rebooted it.. it worked. But as soon as I connect it with Adapter it got shut down and the same problem persists as earlier.

    Is that a problem with adapter or motherboard.. Shall I try connecting with adapter without battery..or will it do a further damage. FOr the time being I am shutting it down and charge for some time and then remove adapter and boot again.

    Thanks..awaiting for responses.

    Aashish

  156. Aashish,

    2 days back,it shutdown suddenly and wasn’t ready to boot. When I removed the power supply and rebooted it.. it worked. But as soon as I connect it with Adapter it got shut down and the same problem persists as earlier.

    Is that a problem with adapter or motherboard..

    You cannot tell which one is causing the problem without testing the laptop with a known good adapter. Could be bad adapter or motherboard problem.

  157. i LOST MY ALL DRIVERS WHEN I FORMATTED MY IBM THINKPAD R52.
    PLEASE TELL ME HOW I CAN RECOVER IT?
    WHERE I WILL GET THIS DRIVRES?
    MY LAPTOP IS NOT WRKING..
    PLEASE HELP..

  158. SUSHANT,

    i LOST MY ALL DRIVERS WHEN I FORMATTED MY IBM THINKPAD R52.
    PLEASE TELL ME HOW I CAN RECOVER IT?
    WHERE I WILL GET THIS DRIVRES?
    MY LAPTOP IS NOT WRKING..

    I’m confused. Does your laptop starts at all? Will it boot to the desktop?

  159. Fuad Hasan

    hi, I have R50. The the sereen is locked after IBM sereec. How I enter the BIOS mood. I ve press f1 & f2 many time but ther is written a error..and the lock screen appeare..
    plz help..

  160. Bob O'Hara

    My IBM THINKPAD T40 laptop has a very wobbly DC power jack. I am somewhat electronically savvy and own appropriate ESD equipment such as a desk mat and wrist strap. Recently I bought a replacement DC power jack which is a pretty straight-forward affair: square cube with female screw hole and power cable with Molex-type plug for the inverter. I have downloaded the Feb 2006 IBM Maintenance Manual but, other than it showing the location of the DC jack it provides no guidance as to what procedure I should use for disassembling the laptop. It is specific about most of the internals but the closest reference is the procedure for replacement of the inverter. Can you recommend what specific subsection I need to be using for instructions from the HMM that will enable me to replace the DC power jack? Thanks a million !

  161. I have the T30. I push the power button, all the light, bells and whistles goes on… and then nothing happens.
    The thing is the screen doesnt go on.
    Heeelp!!!!

  162. Bob O’Hara,

    I have downloaded the Feb 2006 IBM Maintenance Manual but, other than it showing the location of the DC jack it provides no guidance as to what procedure I should use for disassembling the laptop.

    All laptop disassembly instructions are in the HMM.
    1. Download the maintenance manual for T40.
    2. Go to Removing and replacing a FRU on the page 70.

  163. Charles Zitnik

    I have an R32 Laptop that will not boot up normally. IBM screen comes up with F1 and F12 choices, but goes nowhere. If I choose F12 for choosing startup drive, and choose CDROM, the computer will boot just fine to Windows XP, and works fine from that point on. I loaded a new BIOS from Lenovo hoping this would help, but the problem persists. Any ideas?

  164. Charles Zitnik,

    I have an R32 Laptop that will not boot up normally. IBM screen comes up with F1 and F12 choices, but goes nowhere. If I choose F12 for choosing startup drive, and choose CDROM, the computer will boot just fine to Windows XP, and works fine from that point on. I loaded a new BIOS from Lenovo hoping this would help, but the problem persists.

    Go to the BIOS setup menu and make sure the hard drive is the first bootable device in the order. If not, make it the first device, save settings and reboot the laptop. Test if it helps.

  165. MD. Rahad Hossain

    hi, I have IBM R31. The the screen is locked after IBM screec. How I enter the BIOS mood. It wants password. I ve press f1 & f2 many times but there is password screen ..and then it locked. How do I get into windows. Is there any master key to unlock the password? Let me know as early as you can.
    plz help..

  166. MD. Rahad Hossain,

    I have IBM R31. The the screen is locked after IBM screec. How I enter the BIOS mood. It wants password. I ve press f1 & f2 many times but there is password screen ..and then it locked.

    ThinkPads are very secure laptops. If you forgot the BIOS password, I’m afraid you’ll have to replace the motherboard.

  167. I have an old IBM Thinkpad that is only used as a platform to run things thru a data projector. Once connected, the keyboard will type numbers rather than letters for certain keys. It’s a simple fix to correct, but I don’t remember what it is. Any help?

  168. after rebooting my laptop I find that it works normally for approx. 15mins or less and then the system freezes and needs to be rebooted manually. I have a 570 and this problem has only recently showed up over the past month and have tried resetting the BIOS and have recently updated the windows security updates. All with no luck.

    Hope someone can help.

  169. Charles Zitnik

    I have an R32 Laptop that will not boot up normally. IBM screen comes up with F1 and F12 choices, but goes nowhere. If I choose F12 for choosing startup drive, and choose CDROM, the computer will boot just fine to Windows XP, and works fine from that point on. I loaded a new BIOS from Lenovo hoping this would help, but the problem persists.
    YOUR ANSWER
    Go to the BIOS setup menu and make sure the hard drive is the first bootable device in the order. If not, make it the first device, save settings and reboot the laptop. Test if it helps.

    MY REPLY:
    It did not help. I tried replacing the memory, also did not help. Any other ideas?

  170. Charles Zitnik,

    I have an R32 Laptop that will not boot up normally. IBM screen comes up with F1 and F12 choices, but goes nowhere. If I choose F12 for choosing startup drive, and choose CDROM, the computer will boot just fine to Windows XP, and works fine from that point on.

    Really weird problem. :/
    Have you tried reinstalling Windows from scratch? Maybe it’s a software related?
    Also, could be a bad hard drive I guess.

  171. Nis,

    after rebooting my laptop I find that it works normally for approx. 15mins or less and then the system freezes and needs to be rebooted manually. I have a 570 and this problem has only recently showed up over the past month and have tried resetting the BIOS and have recently updated the windows security updates.

    Maybe the laptop freezes because it overheats? Try cleaning the cooing fan and heat sink.
    Find a can of compressed air and blow it into the fan. This will remove most dust from the cooling module. Test laptop again. Does it help?

  172. Everett,

    I have an old IBM Thinkpad that is only used as a platform to run things thru a data projector. Once connected, the keyboard will type numbers rather than letters for certain keys. It’s a simple fix to correct, but I don’t remember what it is. Any help?

    Yes, it is a simple fix. You have to disable NumLk.
    Hold down the Shift key and at the same time press once on the NumLk key. Done!

  173. Brian mc Bride

    Hey guys
    i have got a ibm thinkpad r31 the problem i am having is the speakers dont work and if i plug in headphones they dont work. i restored the computer using the system restore it work but only for a 5 minutes and they didnt work straight away it was when i was testing it and mid way through a song they went off but cut off then any ideas what i shoulkd do

  174. i have an old ibm thinkpad which types numbers rather than letters for some keys(i;o;p..etc)..i have tried to disable num lock..but it don’t work…along with this the led back light of the screen(lcd) don’t work too…so its getting very tough to work……..can u people give me any sujjestion other than tossing it in the bin?

  175. dip,

    i have an old ibm thinkpad which types numbers rather than letters for some keys(i;o;p..etc)..i have tried to disable num lock..

    Press on the Shift key and hold it down. At the same time press once on the NumLk key. This will disable num lock function.

  176. I want to buy hard ware for laptop IBM 390E .
    note: my hard ware in laptop is 4GB and its dosnt wrok.

  177. I have a IBM thinkpad r40. I am getting black and white evenly spaced vertical lines. sometimes it wont do it when i am on it, sometimes it will do it every time i restart it… any ideas? I would like to get this fixed so i can pass it on to my son for school.

  178. I have an old IBM T30 and the screen dosn’t work it sometimes works but it freezes and lines appear can u help?

  179. hi i have a imb thinkpad R4o when am using my touch pad and i dragged the arrow on a file are program it automatically select and open the file or program by itself and it very irritated. I also try updating the device but it didn’t work. do you know of anyway of restoring my computer the way it was when i receive it without the cd because i don’t have cd .

  180. Graham

    Hi I have a problem with my IBM T30. Just in the last few days it won’t boot up. It doesn’t recognise the hard drive. The hard drive light comes on and that is as far as it goes. The screen then comes PXE-E61 Media test failure and then PXE-MOF Exiting Boot agent no operating system found. I have tried another hard drive in it and its the same. Have taken the bios battery out. Still the same. Tried to load windows from disk and it said that it couldn’t find the hard drive? Any ideas?

  181. Dr SK mohanty

    I have laptop IBM R50e ,will a batter IBM 60 be compatible ?

  182. hi i have an ibm after using a projector the screen is not showing again when i turn the machine on the screen display is ”jubrish” that can’t read

  183. maurice,

    hi i have an ibm after using a projector the screen is not showing again when i turn the machine on the screen display is ”jubrish” that can’t read

    Can you still use laptop with the projector or external monitor? How’s image on the external monitor?

  184. Stanoson

    Im using a IBM thinkpad a21m 2628 laptop .When I switch on, the “driver in use” indicator blinks and getting off.unable to power on the laptop. none of the other indicators are working.

  185. bo manning

    Hi; I recently got an almost new IBM 600x laptop, great picture, screen, everything. I can run Linux off of cd rom, works great. If I try to download windows..error 0178, I’m not a tech guy, but tell me how to fix…thanx

  186. Thank you Jvare. I fixed the link.

  187. Steve Wright

    I’ve been trying to find book manuals on IBM since i have one that needs some new hardware. Thanks for sharing the link with us. I will have to check some of them out.

  188. My notebook IBM Thinkpad not able to be turn on/not respond when the power button be push. the battery is ok.

  189. cj2600

    @ iwans,

    My notebook IBM Thinkpad not able to be turn on/not respond when the power button be push. the battery is ok.

    Do you see any lights on the laptop when you push on the power button?

  190. my IBM wont start, the power indicator are working, but I see the mooon-shaped indicator is on, what will I do?

  191. cj2600

    @ Earl,

    my IBM wont start, the power indicator are working, but I see the mooon-shaped indicator is on, what will I do?

    Here’s what you can try:
    1. Unplug AC adapter.
    2. Remove battery.
    3. Push on the power button for a few seconds.
    Install the AC adapter and try turning it on again.

  192. my battery is plugged in but not charging

  193. auckland computer repairs

    Im getting the same trouble with one of my clients as Stanoson is getting “Im using a IBM thinkpad a21m 2628 laptop .When I switch on, the “driver in use” indicator blinks and getting off.unable to power on the laptop. none of the other indicators are working.”

  194. tiffany brown

    i have an ibm thinkpad r51 everything works but the monitor wont come on the circle with the zig zag in middle is on and the tube with an arrow flashes when i turn it on it flashes just for a min but thats it help me please

  195. tiffany brown

    to my earlier question an external monitor is connected and does work

  196. @ tiffany brown,

    i have an ibm thinkpad r51 everything works but the monitor wont come on the circle with the zig zag in middle is on and the tube with an arrow flashes when i turn it on it flashes just for a min but thats it

    The description is not very clear so I’m guessing my answer.
    This could be memory failure. Try reseating memory modules. Try removing memory modules one by one and test the laptop with each memory module separately.

  197. I have T60 IBM laptop. When i want to charge it, it starts charging and auto starts in a ninute and after that stops charging. Please help me out

  198. i was watching a movie when the laptop just froze, i tried ctrl alt del but still no reaction. So i turned it off and on pressing the power button again all the indicator lights except the last one to the left light up for about 2secs and then there’s one long beep and two short ones. I’ve tried swapping and cleaning the ram chips but nothing’s changing. pls need help

  199. i have a ibm thinkpad and type is 1847,and it beeps in the pattern of 3-1-4-3.
    Can anyone help with this error or problem,plz