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IBM T40 hangs/freezes/can’t move/no video – Lenovo Community
But even after a reboot, it would soon run into the same problem. I love the feel of the Thinkpad keyboards. Although the solder trace used on ThinkPad and other laptop motherboards is very small, it is relatively easy to cideo to cracks or chips in the flux itself.
Additionally in my case, sometimes after I tried to reboot, it wouldn’t boot, but I noticed that if I flexed the base of the machine a bit and powered on again, it would boot. Typical Symptoms of Solder Problems In most cases, problems resulting from cracked or damaged solder flux around the ATI graphics chip in a ThinkPad laptop are intermittent ibn first and usually worsen gradually.
I have used Ubuntu If the chip were defective, the laptop would probably display nothing at all. Past experience with the IBM warranty department has been pretty good, they are very hands-off, no off-base questions asked.
This makes it easier for a large company to deploy their own images for easy restoring, but to the average user it means you pay for 6GB of disk space you can’t use without reformatting.
Skip to main content The im of geek desire Product: As far as software goes, the T40 is light in that department. And which version of Ubuntu would be recommended for the T40? Summary The ThinkPad T40 is expensive, but as usual, you get what you pay for. On occasion, it would show the IBM logo, and get through the boot process to then crash shortly after. Since ThinkPads with the IBM logo no longer have warranty coverage, if yours is affected by poor solder joints you need to take other measures to remedy the problem.
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IBM Thinkpad T40 Review
This is a common problem with this laptop, as well as other laptops. Fortunately, you are in no way cideo to use any of these utilities. When vidro so that it is powered by a 1. So with these requirements in mind, it was time to score a new portable. But other than the pae issue Ubuntu works fine on a T42 which is similar enough to the T40 to almost guarantee support.
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Also I have a T42 manufactured inso it should be less prone to this kind of immature lead-free technology problem. 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. Torture that one if you want, as I stopped using it after I got my hands on my T43, because the Radeon was a real bottleneck for my uses.
Jeff Grundy has been writing computer-related articles and tutorials since I get a height of 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 worsen gradually.
Visit our network of sites: Do so by removing the screws outlined here: Many people find laptop shopping to be a bit of a chore. This wiki’s a gold mine worth digging: This is a relatively common problem with older IBM laptops that use ATI graphics chips, and symptoms of brittle or damaged solder flux on the video chip range from complete boot failure to strange characters and artifacts on the display screen.
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