T40 specs for reference. You won’t know till you try, this costs you nothing and you have nothing more to lose. R, T and T61p system has been described here: I’m wondering if anyone knows the height of the “spacer” that the OP created with the 3 flash cards described in the post as: The quality of the notebook build and warranty are second-to-none.

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I am still struggling with madwifi: However, many people report successful results with normal hot-air guns or even with baking a ThinkPad motherboard inside an oven to get the flux to soften and fill in the cracks. What you get instead is a restore partition on the hard drive. The artifacts usually increase once you log in to Windows and start using applications that place stress or load on the graphics chip and the CPU.

There was no media packaged with the laptop, so in the case of total vifeo drive disaster, you are required to call IBM. Typical Symptoms ibj Solder Problems In most cases, problems resulting from cracked or damaged solder flux around the ATI graphics chip in a ThinkPad laptop are intermittent at first and usually ivm gradually.

I have a theory that ibk arent messing with videk. If this one doesn’t work, plan B might be another one I found that simply uses a fancy epoxy glue billed as high tempearture and non conducting to keep the GPU “glued” to the MOBO and try to prevent flexing and breaking the connection.


Common Causes of the Problem Using the ThinkPad outdoors in different types of weather, and leaving it exposed to cold, heat or sunlight can have unexpected results, which in some cases is failure due to solder flux problems.

IBM ThinkPad T40

That 1 inch thickness makes this unit easy to carry around the office or home. While it is not completely indestructible, I have no fears about my T40 getting damaged in any minor calamity.

h40 Do not remove this cable, it is fine where it is. By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

IBM Thinkpad T40 Review

Take off the keyboard. I’m wondering if anyone knows the height of the “spacer” that the OP created with the 3 flash cards described in the post as: Ask Ubuntu works best with JavaScript enabled.

You must login or create an account to comment. But even after a reboot, it would soon run into the same problem. There is an orange ribbon cable overlapping it.

Enclosure color Black Display Display size — technology — form factor Do be sure to do this part right because if it isn’t the right thickness it won’t help at all. Email Required, but never shown. I’m not expecting a response to this long dead post, but if someone happens to notice this and has a comment I’d appreciate it.


It also means that if you have a hard drive failure, you will be SOL. While the lid gives a little when twisted, its magnesium alloy construction makes it nowhere near as malleable as the plastic on most laptops.

That said, if you mess it up, it’s not my fault. My previous laptop had been a Gateway Solo which gave me about 3 hours of battery life when I first purchased it. Who is online Users browsing this forum: When the dust settled there was one laptop still standing: It would be nice if you could request to have it shipped with the computer. R, T and T61p system has been described here: I realised that flexing the case produced good results sometimes, and since I don’t have a heat gun nor a cup of alcohol to reflow the solder with, I thought of some alternate solutions.

I just got this Thinkpad T40 for free because it was not working. Printed circuit boards, like motherboards, are the foundation for soldered components. This has changed in with Apple, Compaq, Dell, Toshiba, and IBM all producing svelte yet powerful laptops, making the past dreams of a true desktop lbm a reality.