Having problems with your IBM ThinkPad T42 Notebook ?

IBM thinkpad t42 boot up problem.

\015 My ibm-thinkpad t42 worked fine, till today. When i boot it up, it shows the IBM logo, and then the screen turns black and in the left upper corner i get to see a blinking _. I tried to clean up the van and putted the harddisk and battery in and out, but that didn't work. What can i do?\015

Answers :

The most common reason is memory.

First, try to reseat (remove and reinsert).

If still a problem, test one module at a time.

Hope this helps.
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for IBM ThinkPad T42 Notebook

Tips for a great answer:

- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suggested Questions/Answers :

My previously healthy Thinkpad T42, will not post.

Hi,The Thinkpad T42 doesn't have a reset button on it like the older IBM's used to.There could be a problem with the battery. With the machine turned off remove AC power and then the battery. Plug in AC power again and see if the la ... IBM ThinkPad T42 Notebook

IBM thinkpad t42 boot up problem.

The most common reason is memory. First, try to reseat (remove and reinsert).If still a problem, test one module at a time.Hope this helps. ... IBM ThinkPad T42 Notebook

IBM A31 2652 Video garbled video at boot

This is very possibly a hardware problem, namely a crack in the motherboard. Sorry, no easy or cheap fix for it if that's the case. ... IBM ThinkPad T42 Notebook

Any touch will freeze my laptop IBM Thinkpad T42

There is a common problem with this machine; the mother board flexes and the processor mount partly separates from the motherboad. You tube posts a couple of solutions but they involve taking the laptop apart and applying heat from a heat gun to reso ... IBM ThinkPad T42p Notebook

IBM T42 does not start

Secondly,\015\012I need you to try to power it on while you press down firmly (really\015\012press down) in the area just towards the front of the space bar and\015\012just to the left of the touch pad assembly. Hold it down while it tries\015\012to ... IBM ThinkPad T42 Notebook

Fan Error message but the fan's working on another machine

... EliteGroup A530 Notebook

Dell FP1905FP Stopped working

First try on another computer just to see if there is any other problem then the LCD. Also check power supply to the monitor. I believe this has one that's internal, but if external, swap with a similar specs one. If internal, check to see if any pop ... Dell UltraSharp 1907FP 19" LCD Monitor

IBM T21 Thinkpad

Here are the solutions ive gathered for this problem:================IBM has finally given me a fix for the T21 I am working on for a customer. I asked them "What if it doesn't work, then what. Their re ... IBM ThinkPad T21 Notebook

Massive series of problems with IBM Thinkpad

Probably itz either minor case of software corruption/improper ground/cpu fan..or major case of faulty or defective main board/ram/addon/daughter cards....plz do check the following as in order:..the Hardwa ... IBM ThinkPad R40 2897 Notebook

Stuck at IBM Thinkpad Splash Screen

Sound like a memory chip has failed. Try removing the memory, I believe these have on board, but not sure. If it doesn't have on board, you will need at least one chip in. If the problem is still there, try removing the CD drive, occasionally ... IBM ThinkPad T20 2647 Notebook

IBM Thinkpad A31 won't power on

Start by upgrading the bios for the motherboard. You can find the download at IBM's support site. Make sure to create at bootable disc with another machine, since your machine isn't functioning properly. This should fix the ... IBM ThinkPad A31 Notebook

My IBM T42 thinkpad would not start all of a sudden. The battery and AC power supply seem to be working fine. But everytime I start the laptop, there is a blank screen..the hard drive icon also does not blink. However, if I persist and try starting it a a few dozen times, some time windows boots up and after a while everything freezes. I was able to transfer all the data from hard drive through a SATA/USB interface. So, the hard drive is also good. The CD tray also works...so the laptop is getti

Whops that sounds like a Mother Board Issue Common to IBMs.\015\012\015\012What happens when you try to reload the O.S ? I would imagine it still shuts down. If over heats the computer will still turn on but not stay on, will shut down ... IBM ThinkPad T42 Notebook

Video display blinks or system freezes

I've got a problem with IBM R32 thinkpad.\015\012when the system boot, nothing displays.\015\012i checked the LCD, LCD panel, LCD Cable, all in good conditions.\015\012sometime i can login and window is working properly,\015\0 ... IBM ThinkPad R32 2658 Notebook

Booting problem I got second hand laptop from my uncle which is IBM 233mhz pentium processor and 8 GB, I am facing the following problem during start up It start Bios screen is shown and after that it stops with this display Save to disk Partition not found Save to Disc feature is disabled Run Ph disk for information File: crate New Partiotion: Consult manual Hit any key to exit below this screen it has completed the following and is displayed like this v1.0 R01-C3 CPU= Pentium II 233 Mhz 640K s

I suspect your machine is an IBM Thinkpad 770. \015\012\015\012The Error 0270 means you must replace the lithium coin cell battery. Google "Thinkpad (your model) support" and read the manuals for instructions. \015\012\015\0 ... PC Laptops

T30 boot problem

Sorry, but probably your T30 (my favorite Thinkpad) has developed a problem with one of it's memory slots.\015\012It is an inherent problem with the Thinkpads. \015\012The way to tell is topress on the memory cover in a way that pushes the memory (or ... IBM ThinkPad T30 2366 Notebook

IBM ThinkPad T42 Srceen view

Well it seems its vedio driver problem, you have to look for the vedio driver and update , now your vedio cards use generic driver and doesnot let you choose the right settings, if you know your vedio name it will be easy if not do this:\015\01 ... IBM ThinkPad T42 Notebook

IBM ThinkPad R40 2897

You can buy ext. hd case to back up your things, if your ibm can't boot then might be your motherboard got problem or graphic card. ... IBM ThinkPad R40 2897 Notebook

IBM ThinkPad T42 BOOTMGR is missing - IBM ThinkPad T42 Notebook

Go in to the setup and change the boot order, to CD then Hard drive. When you boot it will at the bottom of the screen show you press .... for setup. The restart Ensure that your operating or recovery disc is in the dvd rom, when it promps press any ... IBM ThinkPad T42 Notebook

IBM ThinkPad T30 2367

I bet your hard drive crashed on you. You might have to buy yourself a new hard drive and replace your old one with it. Then format it and install a fresh copy of your Operating System on it. Your error condes here indicate to me that you either g ... IBM ThinkPad T30 2366 Notebook


Hi.\015\012I've worked on several of these thinkpads which had this problem. There are a couple of things it could be depending on what the display actually looks like. If it "whites out" , or has lines.\015\012First, make sure the ribbon cable is co ... PC Laptops

Got a ibm thinkpad t42 the os is windows xp. it will not boot I get the message bootmgr is compressed restart what do i do?

Fist you have start ypu laptop in safe mode you laptop is reboot time press F8 key and select the safemode and after use normal mode and your problem is still pressnet pls reinstall windows xp.................100% .......... ... IBM ThinkPad T42 Notebook PC - Intel Pentium M 1.7GHz, 512MB , 40GB HDD, DVD/CDRW Combo,

IBM thinkpad T22 problem

This solution is for s-k-i-t: you will have to get a copy of the\015\012win xp install disk to fix this problem (you can borrow one as long as\015\012you have a COA on your laptop) but first get into the BIOS by pressing\015\012F1 right after you tu ... IBM ThinkPad T22 2647 Notebook

IBM thinkpad T42 won't boot. It beeps with the following x-x-x-x x-x-x-x x-x-x-x (4 repetitions 3 sets)

The most commons problems are memory and your system board. Remove memory modules and insert one at a time (if multiple) or just reseat (remove and reinsert) if one module.If not memory, your system board is faulty. ... IBM ThinkPad T42 Notebook

Thinkpad a31 lcd problems

Well yes BUT if it is a problem with the LCD then you would need to replace try plugging an external monitor to see if the sizes are normal if they arent then it is definately a problem with the screen resolutions.?? ... IBM ThinkPad A31 Notebook

Cannot reboot IBM thinkpad t-21

Hi,\015\012\015\012Thank you for choosing Fixya.com\015\012\015\012\015\012Thank you for choosing Fixya.com\015\012\015\012please try to turn off your computer and take off the battery and again put it back a ... IBM ThinkPad T21 Notebook
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.electronic-servicing.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 0.7172 seconds