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IBM Thinkpad T41 Freezes Randomly

Keyboard and Mouse Lock. It happens with AC or battery connection and with or without Internet connection. Unlike other reported problems like this, there is no screen distortion. I've run all of the recommended software and hardware checks with no errors detected. Sometimes it takes many attempts to restart and it appears that the HDD is not being recognized - light does not go on for HDD icon. How do I go through process of elimination - HDD, GPU, Motherboard, Heat related, etc ?

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THe heat issue would shut down your laptop or turn it off. This sounds like either a CPU problem or a motherboard. Most likely a motherboard problem.

Unfortunately, you need similar working parts to test physically.

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