Hard Drive Testing (free tools)

Think your hard drive might be going bad? There are many reasons you might think your Thinkpad’s hard drive is going bad. You may be experiencing bluescreens, the hard drive may be noisy, or the operating system will no longer boot. Whatever the reason, let’s go through some tests you can run on the hard … Read more

Docking Causes Thinkpad to Shutdown Due To Static

Several models of Thinkpads have been reported to shut-off when inserted into a Dock, Mini Dock or Port Replicator. Hopefully you’re not having this problem yourself but here’s the information about the issue. Thinkpads affected are the R60, T60/T61 series, and Z6x series. When the system is powered on and inserted into a dock or … Read more

T40, T41, T42,T43

Need some information on howto work on your Thinkpad? I thought I would provide links I have come across describing the various upgrades and/or replacements you can perform on T4x series Thinkpads. These are all useful guides I hope you will find helpful. The first place to look that covers all the information you will … Read more

Thinkpad T60/T60p Tour

Want to see a nice overview of the T60/T60p? Check out the demonstration movie below giving a nice tour of all the features and options. T60/T60p 3D Tour This links to the Lenovo site and provides a 3D tour detailing the features of the T60 and some options. Some models run the Intel Core Duo … Read more

T60, T60p, T61 Memory Upgrade

T60

Yes, you can upgrade the RAM in Thinkpad T60, T60p and T61 laptops. These procedures describe removing and installing memory modules. The T60 models have two DIMM sockets for DDR2 RAM. The Thinkpad T60, T60p, T61 RAM Specs: ________________________________________________________ T60, T60p — PC2-5300 CL5 DDR2 667MHZ 4GB maximum 2 200-pin sockets T61 — PC2-5300 DDR2 … Read more

T40, T40p, T41, T41p, T42, T42p, T43, T43p Memory Upgrade

Need to remove,add or upgrade memory for your Thinkpad? These procedures describe removing and installing memory modules for the various type of T4x. Following is the memory configuration:________________________________________________________________________T40, T40p — PC2100 DDR SDRAM 266MHZ 2GB maximum. 2 200-pin socketsT41, T41p — PC2700 DDR SDRAM 333MHZ 2GB maximum 2 200-pin socketsT42, T42pT43, T43p — PC2-4200 CL4 … Read more

Hard Disk Drive Upgrade/Replacement

Upgrading the Hard Disk Drive on IBM®/Lenovo® Thinkpads® You can purchase a new hard disk drive(hdd) from an authorized reseller or from IBM/Lenovo. Take precautions when handling a hdd. Don’t apply pressure to the cover of the drive. Replacement Procedure: – Turn off the computer and disconnect all cables. – Close the display and lay … Read more

IBM/Lenovo T40/T40p, T41/T41p, T42/T42p Keyboard removal

IBM T40, T41 and T42 series of Thinkpad laptops have a great keyboard. Occasionally you may want or need to remove the keyboard to access the internals. The process is simple and straight forward. The keyboard is pretty easy to remove and re-install. You remove a few screws from the back of the machine which … Read more