20 Most Recent IBM ThinkPad T41 Notebook - Page 6 Questions & Answers

Cant you just download the driver form the support web page

IBM ThinkPad T41... | Answered on Jul 09, 2010

From the manufacturer's web-site:


look at the "exploded" view of the T41, and identify the part.

IBM ThinkPad T41... | Answered on Jul 04, 2010

The same model ThinkPad can have different types of network, video and audio drivers and unless you know exactly which one is installed in your ThinkPad, you need to download all the drivers and install each driver until you find the right driver.
When you download the drivers, write down the device driver and it’s file name so you have a record of which driver you are installing and which directory the unzipped files are located on your hard drive.
Go to the IBM/Lenovo WEB site - support/download page and download the latest Windows XP or Vista device drivers for your model computer, Use this link: -
You can download the various drivers and then you click on and run the various driver files, they will then unzip and expand into a sub folder on C:\drivers Then install the various drivers from this folder (run the set-up file).

IBM ThinkPad T41... | Answered on Jul 03, 2010

If you have tried Access IBM button and there is no restore option means, you have installed the new OS and formated the entire HDD. Now only option is that, activate windows option (select option 3) and tell to microsoft saying that, i have reinstalled the OS and my previous OS S/No xxxxxxx (find this S/no on bottom of the laptop). Then will you provide you the activation key. type the provided key to complete the activation process.

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IBM ThinkPad T41... | Answered on Jun 28, 2010

Hi. Try plugging in an external speaker just to test the issue. It could be just the speaker of the laptop is having the problem. If you were able to hear the sound from the external speaker then the problem is the built in speaker of the computer. If there is no sound coming out to external speakers. Try to reinstall the driver of your soundcard.

IBM ThinkPad T41... | Answered on Jun 18, 2010

are u currently located in USA? if not try piratebay.org if so then dude u got to purchase a disc and pay cash

IBM ThinkPad T41... | Answered on Jun 15, 2010

One long two short beep? Sounds like the common Video issue. You can try the reflow method. Look it up on yourtube or you can get the reflow guide from www.msbin.com

IBM ThinkPad T41... | Answered on Jun 14, 2010

Hi, This issue is clearly hardware and might be related to 3 part, Inverter card, LCD cable or LCD Panel ( Or systemboard, just to make sure try with an external display if the issue reproduce it's systemboard/graphic card related, if not LCD related ). If you are still entitled to warranty then this hardware failure is covered by the terms. You should have the 3 parts stated below replaced as it s a common issue with Thinkpads.
In case you are out of warranty cover you still can try to subscribe to a warranty extension, you can check on www.lenovo.com , otherwise you might want to order theses parts on a website such as ebay. To swap the pieces requires quiet advanced skills as you have to take down the whole computer, obviously LCD Panel included. Unfortunalty this is hardware related, not much you can do... I hope this help ! Thanks and have a nice day ! J -

IBM ThinkPad T41... | Answered on Jun 09, 2010

Hi, If you are talking about the Boot, HDD, Bios password, then the only one way to recover it is to implement a chip on the systemboard to shorcut the protection or to contact Lenovo for a systemboard replacement. Otherwise you can check out theses 2 tutorials, with few skill you can make it yourself: -http://www.allservice.ro/forum/viewtopic.php?t=47&start=0 -http://marc.info/?l=full-disclosure&m=111234041830357&w=2 More infos on this wiki about the password: http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Maintenance#Recovering_BIOS_passwords. Unfortunalty,there is no other ways other round. Thanks and have a nice day J-

IBM ThinkPad T41... | Answered on Jun 09, 2010

Try replacing the keyboard. sounds like a button is stuck and is causing the problem.

IBM ThinkPad T41... | Answered on Jun 04, 2010

u need to install the sound drivers for it.
u can use the cd provided with the laptop by the company

IBM ThinkPad T41... | Answered on Jun 02, 2010

sounds like a faulty keyboard to me, I recommend removing the keyboard, and blowing out the connector with a can of air and reinstalling the keyboard. if that does not work I would connect a USB keyboard to make sure it is not a setting. If a USB keyboard is working fine, replace the keyboard.

IBM ThinkPad T41... | Answered on May 19, 2010

possible problems: charge port has been damaged or it simply wont work (common ibm problems)...
Solution: go to the local repair shop to repair or change the ac port.

good luck!

IBM ThinkPad T41... | Answered on May 06, 2010

unfortunately you will have to open up the notebook, take out the hdd, optical drive, wlan card, ram card(s), motherboard, and under the mb, there will be your charger port. Recomandation: Don't try to fix it yourself, UNLESS you know what you are doing. If you don't just go to the local repair shop.

IBM ThinkPad T41... | Answered on May 06, 2010

Hi! You're numlock is on. Press the FN+Numlock key. That will remove the numlock and you will be able to type in letters.

IBM ThinkPad T41... | Answered on May 02, 2010

Hi flambo50, If you move the monitor or "When I touch it here it gets fixed!" that means that the internal video cable and you have to get it replaced. If that's not the issue then probably the video card is bad. Try connecting another monitor and press FN (keep it pressed) + F7(twice) and if you see the same thing on the external monitor, it means that the video card in the motherboard is bad. You have to get it replace the whole motherboard. If this helped you, please rate my answer. Thank you :D

IBM ThinkPad T41... | Answered on Apr 28, 2010

try to turn it off, pressing the power button for 10 seconds.
that should do it.
if that doesnt work, disconnect the ac plug, then remove the battery.
wait 30 seconds and start it again.

IBM ThinkPad T41... | Answered on Apr 27, 2010

Yes you are right it sounds like a power problem. I know for sure that desktop computers still can calculate time even when not in use for several days. They have an internal power supply charged from the time it's plugged in. I'm not sure that the laptop would be the same but it very well could be. So I would suggest to fully use up the battery power and leave the machine disconnected from the wall for about one week. That way there should be no internal power at all left in the machine. Then see if there is any improvement. However, before you do this one week marathon, see if the machine boots from CD or floppy because if it does then it could be a malware or OS problem in which case you will need to do a repair install of the OS. But it's unlikely. If it still won't work even after you try the power depletion, then I'd suggest to contact IBM, tell them everything you tried and see if there is any possibility for a replacement part. If any of my suggestions help, please do rate me. Thanks and good luck. Hope it all goes well for you.

IBM ThinkPad T41... | Answered on Apr 20, 2010

Is your projector is setup as first monitor?

IBM ThinkPad T41... | Answered on Apr 14, 2010

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