T40 vs. D600
Is the T40 worth an $82 premium over the D600, comparably equipped? About
$200 over the D500....
(Okay, the D600 has a CD-RW, which I don't really care about, and a media bay
battery, which I think it needs to match the T40's base battery life. But the
T40's 256MB of RAM is in one stick, to two for the D600. Hmm... and the Dell
has a longer base warranty; 3 years vs. 1.)
You might want to check your specs again - I've never seen a T40 with less than
a 3 year warranty.....
One other comment I have heard is that the wrist rest on the right side of th...D600, D800, T30, or T40?
My company will buy a laptop for me. It will be the only computer I have
in the office. Most time I will use it as a desktop through external
Sometime I will bring it home. The choices are:
Dell D600, D800, Thinkpad T30, T40.
Which one should I choose, in terms of performance, quality, and
convenience (ease of setup as a desktop)?
I am concern about the display of D800. The resulotion is too high for
the 15'' LCD. Currently my first choice is T40, but the price may be
beyond the budget. Then which can be the second choice?
Thanks in advance.
D600. Not too big, ...T40 batteries
Hi! I have an extra battery for my IBM Thinkpad T40 (an ultraslim one
for the CD ROM bay). The two batteries work fine. The system always
used the ultrabay one first, and then the main battery.
Does anybody know a way of switching the order for that ? I want the
main battery to be used first, and then the other.
In that way, the cycle count for them will be rather even, and the
life of both batteries will be equivalent.
I haven't a chance to look anything up yet but the display on my T40 is
flickering on and off, mostly off, when I move the lid. Is it possible that
this is an easy fix? I.e. just resecuring the display cable? In any case,
I bought this used, does anyone have any good links for instructions on
dismantling a T40?
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Dethink to survive - Mclusky
and you should be able to find the hardware maintenance manual.
"Marc Auslander" <marcslists@optonlin...Repartition T40
Im getting a new T40 in about a week and was planning on
repartitioning the single 40GB disk that comes with it. I read from
these newsgroups that there is some preinstalled IBM software that
gets stored in the last few cylinders of the harddrive.
If i reformat the whole disk, Im going to lose all that information.
How do i repartition the drive without losing the last few cylinders
where the IBM stuff is stored? Basically id like to have 2 partitions,
one for applications and one for data.
Thanks for any help
I use PartitionMagic v7.01.
Might I recommend that you partition th...Upgrading T40
Just a lazy sort of post, but I bought a bottom of the range T40 last
summer, and was wondering just how much I could upgrade it...
Memory to 2GB easy enough.
Harddrive to whatever the maximum is.
Ultrabay to whenever the DVDRW comes out
Graphics card - no?
CPU? can I just swap my 1.3GHZ centrino for a 1.7GHZ?
Does anyone know if T40s are bluetooth upgradeable?
I have 'b' wireless - is it possible to upgrade to 'b/g'?
How about 2100 RAM to 2600?
Screen? Might want a higher res screen in the future.
Hmmm, seems about it.
If anyone else knows what else is upgradeable or wheth...T40 update
Does anyone have any information on when IBM is going to update the
T40. I specificaly want to know when it will get a dvd burner (one
that fits in the slim drive), when it will get a better graphics card,
and when IBM will be doing a general refresh (T41?).
and I would like to know when they will have a model with a higher
resolution screen but at a reasonable price. The only reason why I'm not
getting the T40 is because in order to get the higher resolution I have to
pay a lot more.
"David King" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
news:d6f56f5a.0309271709.2f70b9a4...T40 locks up
My old trusty T40 started to misbehave. It locks up after a few
minutes of normal work (sooner on AC, takes a bit longer on battery).
Does so in Windows, or on startup screen (if restarted by means of
power switch right after the lock-up), or even in BIOS setup screen -
so I think this time it's not Windows fault. Not even a trace of any
error in event log. Video keeps the picture as it was at the moment
of lock-up until the thing is turned off.
My guess - CPU gets overheated. The primary suspect - fan (it doesn't
turn on), after all moving parts are always less reliable ...Tecra S1 or T40
Im confused between choosing a Tecra S1 or IBM T40. I use it mainly
for programming/multimedia and im looking at a centrino 1.6GHz/512MB
ram/40GB machines. Both S1 and T40 come to about approx 2300$,
Ayn suggestions about which to choose?
raja05 at yahoo dot com
...Mandrake on Thinkpad T40
I am thinking of buying an IBM Thinkpad T40 machine and am wondering
about it's compatibility with mandrake 9.1, in dual-boot with XP. Does
anyone have any experience on this matter?
Thanks in advance
Miguel Neto wrote:
> I am thinking of buying an IBM Thinkpad T40 machine and am wondering
> about it's compatibility with mandrake 9.1, in dual-boot with XP. Does
> anyone have any experience on this matter?
> Thanks in advance
i installed mandrake's 9.2rc2 on my T40 (kernel 2.4.22). acpi isn't working,
otherwise no problems.
see tuxmobil.com/cent...Thinkpad T40 191460
In that year and was marketed
IBM Thinkpad T40.
Allows booting from USB port?
John Smith wrote:
> In that year and was marketed
> IBM Thinkpad T40.
> Allows booting from USB port?
> Best regards
My T40 boots from a floppy plugged into the USB port but I've never
tried from other devices.
...Buying Thinkpad T40
So I am almost convinced Thinkpad T40 is the one I want.
Just in a process of checking out different options to get the right
My question is, what is the difference in buying direct from IBM and one of
many "online" stores?
I am not concerned about getting the cheapest price, but I don't want to
overpay either since I am paying for the system out of my own pocket.
The main difference is price.
I bought my T40 (237392u) from www.kaanza.com and I was extremely pleased with
their service. Shipped the same day and you can even ask for discount if you ...differences, T42/T40?
Basically, what are the differences between the T40 and T42 apart from
(if one takes models with the same screen size & HD)
I thought T40's don't have centrino but then I saw that it has models
that appear to be with the centrino (Pentium M?)
heruti <email@example.com> wrote:
> Basically, what are the differences between the T40 and T42 apart from
> the processor?
> (if one takes models with the same screen size & HD)
> I thought T40's don't have centrino ...T40 hotkey not working
In response to an occasional slowing down of the response of the keyboard, I
installed the latest drivers for IBM's hotkey feature in order to remove it.
I also downloaded the two extra drivers it said I needed.
I haven't come across the slowing down thing recently, but that doesn't mean
it's not there...
But I have a new problem, in that whenever I set 'enable key assignments' in
the 'keyboard customizer utility', the key assignments only work for as long
as the laptop is on. Restart it, and it's off again!!!
The installation said that I s...IBM T40/41 ?
I am looking for a replacement laptop for my graduate student son,
want something that is reliable and with service when it is not.
Tasks are email, web surfing, word processing, watching movies and
lsitening to music.
I see some refurbed/used T40 for around $1000, pretty well loaded. I
know that lesser brands will give me a bit more for that price, but
reliability and service are key.
Any comments, BTDTs?
East Montpelier, VT
Have a T40,
Perfect* for all those things you mention, highly recommended.
*In an ideal world a 17" widescreen with flexview w...headphone sound on D600
I'm running debian sarge on a Dell Laditute D600 with an Intel 8x0
soundcard. The sound on the internal speakers of the notebook runs
very good but if i connect a headphone on the headphone output on the
notenook the sound quality is very bad.
I think it is a problem of the volume level but i don't know were I
can decrease them. When I run alsamixer I found only one item, called
IEC958 Playback AC97-SPSA, which change the output level. If I
increase the level of this item higher 0, the sound over the headphone
further information on my soundcard:
Card: Intel 82801...T40 backlighting on the blink...
Went to power up my T40 this evening.
It only lights up for a second, enough time to see the full screen IBM
Thinkpad logo on the LCD, and then goes dark.
After that if I get the room lighting just right I can dimly see text on
the screen but it is like being in a coal mine without a light.
I tried reseating the cable from the LCD to the motherboard but no change.
Could this be an inverter card failure?
There was no warning that this failure was coming on.. Before today the
back lighting was fine.
Either the back light tubes, Cold Cathode Flourescent Lamps (CCFLs)...Thinkpad t40 421174
Does anyone have access to a video showing how to dismantle one of
I've found mine has developed the " move and screen blacks out" fault.
Saw someone doing a solder reflow of the video card to motherbord and
I'd try that (I've nothing to lose) but don't have a clue as how to
start to dismantle the laptop.
I'd be grateful for any pointers in the right direction.
Thanks in advance
On Thu, 21 Feb 2008 10:32:23 +0000, Archie Gallacher
<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in
>D...buying ibm t40
i'm considering buying an ibm t40 and here're my questions.
(i've never used a laptop before.)
1. is there any difference in service/repair/warranty (or anything)
if i buy a tp from other online reseller other than ibm.com?
2. if the (ordered and) delivered tp has "dead pixels",
what can i do? can i return and ask for a flawless one?
i heard that the manufacturers have "acceptable" number of
I don't know about IBM, but for example Compaq/HP specifies in their manual
that up to 9 !! dead pixels is acceptable. It used to ...HD upgrade for T40
Hi, I am considering the cheapest T40 with a 30G HD and later
upgrading to a MUCH larger HD.
Can anyone tell me how easy this is and if it voids the warranty.
>Can anyone tell me how easy this is
>and if it voids the warranty.
No ... in most cases if you should have to
send it in for repair, you should remove the
HD and extra RAM.
Go for it ... John
...T40 -WinXP Explorer
I just got my new T40 and im having some wierd lines(almost
transparent) on the right top side of the windows explorer. This
happens only with Windows Explorer and all my other programs are fine.
I did download LCDTest and made sure there are no dead pixels on the
screen. Anyone else see this? Again, its only on the windows explorer.
Maybe a bad XP Install? A XP Bug?
In article <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org (Raja) wrote:
>I just got my new T40 and im having some wierd lines(almost
>transparent) on the right top side of the windows e...Dell Latitude D600
Just inheritated of this beast, and I am having lots of problems even just
trying to use it. XP SP2 is installed.
1. Audio does not work. I get the mysterious message "Driver is enabled nut
not started" in Device Manager (!!)
2. Wireless does not work either, says "No interface", although the driver
does look fine in Device Manager.
3. (worst problem by far) I tried installing some Creative's software for
MP3 player and since then... I cannot even logon in normal mode! After
typing username and password, the laptop will just freezes. The login window
st...T40 hang problem
i have a T40 Thinkpad from IBM. The modell-number is 2373-12G. I installed
Microsoft Windows XP
Professional with Service Pack 2. I never tryed the notebook with Service
Pack 1. My problem is a
statistic hang problem. Sometimes the Notebook hangs and nothing helps. I
can only reboot the Notebook.
This problem correlates not with ac or battery working.
So if someone could help me - plz. msg...
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i think these laptops like win2k more.
"Michael Kratz" <email@example.com> wrote in m...Dell D600 Latitude
I appear to be having a strange problem with my laptop. I am having a
constant ticking noise come from my laptop, which would make one think
it is a hard-drive error, but the noise only sounds when I have one
particular application open. The second that application is minimised,
the ticking noise stops and doesn't continue until that application is
opened again - Strange !!
I have checked all settings etc with my laptop and the application, but
cannot seem to cure the problem.
If anyone has heard of this before or is aware of a fix - please
let me know as it is most frustrating !!...