20 Most Recent IBM ThinkPad T43 Notebook - Page 6 Questions & Answers

IBM has farmed out their Notebook/laptop business to a company named Lenovo. They also have excellent support. I recommend that you follow this link I have provided for you:
Once there on the right side you will find "Auto-Detect" select this, state your specific problem and Lenovo will do all the work. You might have to download some drivers or update your system, but you will be in the right spot. Good Luck

IBM ThinkPad T43... | Answered on May 18, 2011

Hi. Maybe the driver for your sound deivce is corrupted. Try to uninstall and re-install the driver.

IBM ThinkPad T43... | Answered on May 17, 2011

You need to make the proper format, in order not to see this message.
Tell us please which OS you intend to install, what tool you used to format?

If your hard drive is 250 GB or less, you can format it using OnTrack Disk Manager,
For any hard disk capacity, you can use Windows CD to format.

Please tell us your results
Good Luck

IBM ThinkPad T43... | Answered on May 14, 2011

go to power options and change plan settings

IBM ThinkPad T43... | Answered on Apr 30, 2011

There are several user guides and manuals for your laptop. Here is the product page for your laptop at Lenovo/Ibm.com :


Simply click on the manuals you want to download and save them to a folder on your desktop.

Thanks for using Fix Ya.

IBM ThinkPad T43... | Answered on Apr 28, 2011

First, you need to check your BIOS to make sure the Hard drive is set as your primary boot drive.

Second, You need to do a complete diagnostic on the hard drive. Many times computers come with a chkdsk option but if not you should be able to make one on a different computer by downloading a disk diagnostic from IBM and putting it onto a bootable CD.

You need to determine if the hard drive is still good before doing anything with the software.

If the hard drive is good try booting into safe mode.

If it still does not load you may need to reinstall the operating system. Depending on the version you can do that without erasing all your files.

IBM ThinkPad T43... | Answered on Apr 11, 2011

If you are trying to write to a DVD, you should know that this drive does NOT record DVDs. It should record CDs with no problem. If you haven't changed the operating system, It should be a breese. Other wise, the drive could be bad.

IBM ThinkPad T43... | Answered on Apr 07, 2011


Welcome to Fixya. If you have multicolored vertical lines on the screen when you're using the computer and it works with an external display or monitor it just only means that the LCD of you laptop is BAD. The system graphic card is working fine since you can still use an external monitor but the problem is you need to replace the LCD screen of the system.

If you have questions please let me know. Thanks for using Fixya

IBM ThinkPad T43... | Answered on Mar 31, 2011

connection between the screen and the motherboard is not correct, maybe ribbon cable have interruptions. The video card is good.

IBM ThinkPad T43... | Answered on Mar 31, 2011


In Windows, in the settings section of the Fingerprint Control Center, uncheck Replace windows logon with fingerprint protected logon. In the Fingerprint section uncheck the Power-On Security section if the user has fingerprints enrolled there. You do not need to uninstall the software unless you wish to.


IBM ThinkPad T43... | Answered on Mar 27, 2011

This system refers to a sensor in the drive that is meant to alert the system of possilbe platter damage.

I would take this to a professional to see if they can recover data of the drive for you.

The drive is damaged if the system is hanging during the check and most likely cannot be recovered. All you can do is buy a new drive and take it all to a data recovery specialist.

IBM ThinkPad T43... | Answered on Mar 23, 2011

can you see your hard drive when you go into the bios settings?
if you don't then your hard drive may be bad.
you can order a new hard drive from newegg.com
please check if your hard drive is SATA or IDE. I believe it is SATA.

IBM ThinkPad T43... | Answered on Mar 20, 2011

You can find Bluetooth drivers for this laptop on this page. Click "Communications - Bluetooth" at the top and you'll scroll right down to the driver you need. Good luck!

IBM ThinkPad T43... | Answered on Mar 13, 2011

The same model ThinkPadcan have different types of network, video and audio drivers and unless youknow exactly which one is installed in your ThinkPad, you need to download allthe drivers and install each driver until you find the right driver. When you download thedrivers, write down the device driver and it's file name so you have a recordof which driver you are installing and which directory the unzipped files arelocated on your hard drive. Go to the IBM/Lenovo WEBsite - support/download page and download the latest Windows XP or Vista devicedrivers for your model computer, Use this link: - http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/product.do?template=%2Fproductselection%2Flandingpages%2FbrowseByProductLandingPage.vm&sitestyle=lenovo&brandind=10&validate=true You can download thevarious drivers and then you click on and run the various driver files, theywill then unzip and expand into a sub folder on C:\drivers Then install thevarious drivers from this folder (run the set-up file).

IBM ThinkPad T43... | Answered on Mar 01, 2011

Language please. Anyone can view these pages!

IBM ThinkPad T43... | Answered on Feb 21, 2011

Hi i recommend you replace the keyboard for this problem. Its a bad contact underneath the keyboard. Its a whole assembly you cannot just replace one key.

IBM ThinkPad T43... | Answered on Feb 15, 2011

Check on ebay for a replacement keyboard.

IBM ThinkPad T43... | Answered on Feb 15, 2011

Hi i recommend you replace the keyboard for this problem. Its a bad contact underneath the keyboard. Its a whole assembly keyboard you cannot just replace one key for this one. Thanks
You can call Lenovo (IBM) support to order a keyboard repalcement. 1 800 426 7378.Thanks

IBM ThinkPad T43... | Answered on Feb 15, 2011

It could be a faulty battery. Remove the battery & try to power up the laptop.
If the laptop did not power up after removing the battery, then notice the power receptacle where you plug the power adapter's cord to the laptop. While plugging the power cord in, notice if there is a spark occurring at the power receptacle. If the spark occurs, then disconnect internal drives & connectors one at a time until subsystem with short is identified. If power input still a short with bare motherboard, replace the motherboard. If the spark did not occur, then inspect the boards for burnt or melted components, cold solder on DC jack, open connections, or unseated cards.

IBM ThinkPad T43... | Answered on Feb 10, 2011

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