Having problems with your IBM ThinkPad T41 Notebook ?

My ThinkPad keeps freezing

\015 I have an IBM T41 ThinkPad thta keeps freezing, sometimes it wont even boot up, when it does boot up it freezes after a few minutes and i get thin verticle lines on the screen. I have managed to get in and do a system restore but this has not cured the problem\015

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I had the EXACT same problem with my T41. Mine issues were caused by overheating from too much dust/dirt inside. I took it completely apart, blew it all out with a compressed air, and reapplied thermal compaund to the processor/fan...works like a charm now. Definitely start there...it cost $4 for a can of air and $6 for thermal compound and about 45 minutes of my time. It's better than spending a bunch of time and money replacing components.
The problem is where the main board flexes where it has been moved. This happens to my IBM. you may be able to fix this by taking out all te screws underneath and then puting carboard above the graphics card wich is a small aqaure on the main board. if this does not work keep trying different materials to put in the main board to stop it from flexing. (preferbly carboard)
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