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by RecTech
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Upgrade bios or not?
Replies: 2
Views: 882

Re: Upgrade bios or not?

Upgrading the BIOS is normally a straightforward process, just ensure the battery is well charged and the ac adapter is connected, but as the previous poster put if everything is working OK it may be best to leave as is.
by RecTech
Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: X200s: Fingerprint scanner under Win7
Replies: 4
Views: 3064

Re: X200s: Fingerprint scanner under Win7

Hi

Try setting the BIOS to the default settings to see if it is then picked up, otherwise you may need to reseat the cable for the FP reader
by RecTech
Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420
Replies: 8
Views: 2391

Re: T420

If you press F12 on start up can you see the device?
by RecTech
Fri May 18, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: Windows can't adjust W530 screen brightness
Replies: 1
Views: 887

Re: Windows can't adjust W530 screen brightness

Hi

There is an article on the Lenovo support site here, https://support.lenovo.com/gb/en/solutions/ht500157

This may possibly fix the brightness issue
by RecTech
Fri May 04, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: My X220 i7 has died
Replies: 4
Views: 1799

Re: My X220 i7 has died

OK that's great - hopefully it will carry on
by RecTech
Thu May 03, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T450s charger repeatedly connecting and disconnecting
Replies: 3
Views: 994

Re: T450s charger repeatedly connecting and disconnecting

It seems it is not Windows to blame, as you have tried different versions and also within the BIOS and if you have tried two ac adapters and the docking station it looks like it may be the internal charging circuit unfortunately
by RecTech
Thu May 03, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X200s cover edge loose
Replies: 2
Views: 1342

Re: X200s cover edge loose

Yeah I have seen quite a few X200's and X201's with a similar fault, must be a design fault
by RecTech
Thu May 03, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: My X220 i7 has died
Replies: 4
Views: 1799

Re: My X220 i7 has died

Have you tried a different ac adapter on this to rule this out?
by RecTech
Thu May 03, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420_Win10: audio randomly not working
Replies: 2
Views: 3529

Re: T420_Win10: audio randomly not working

Hi

Did the problem start after installing Windows 10? or is it a problem which has just started. From the information you have given it sounds like a hardware failure which is causing the intermittent audio problems
by RecTech
Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:27 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Thinkpad t41p problem
Replies: 7
Views: 1384

Re: Thinkpad t41p problem

Hi

Without seeing the laptop I would suggest the screen would need replacing, it could be worth checking the connections into the screen. The ultimate solution maybe to replace the whole screen unit which would be simpler
by RecTech
Thu Sep 29, 2011 7:37 am
Forum: ThinkPad T2x & T3x Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: Bluetooth Adapter
Replies: 7
Views: 1922

Re: Bluetooth Adapter

Hi

It sounds like you have the software installed but you don't have the Bluetooth module. Do an eBay search for T30 Bluetooth module and you should find one fairly cheap, the module raplaces the modem module in your laptop - but you would need to ensure you have the bluetooth aerial to plug in
by RecTech
Wed Sep 21, 2011 5:12 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Thinkpad T400 freezez on startup
Replies: 2
Views: 633

Re: Thinkpad T400 freezez on startup

Hi

Try booting with the DVD and hard drive removed to see if it will get further or let you access the BIOS, F1
by RecTech
Wed Sep 21, 2011 5:10 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T41 - Do not charge battery -motherboard replaced and solved
Replies: 8
Views: 3997

Re: T41 - Do not charge battery

Hi Javier This sound to me like the charging circuit in the T41 is broken, the way to test this would be to totally discharge your working battery from your T42, insert this into the T41 and leave on charge (no need to start up the laptop), if after a period of time say half an hour, the laptop does...
by RecTech
Fri Sep 09, 2011 2:16 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: no sound on t61p
Replies: 1
Views: 780

Re: no sound on t61p

Hi

Does the sound work through headphones plugged in?
by RecTech
Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:23 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Use Intel's Wireless Driver for 3945ABG?
Replies: 5
Views: 1184

Re: Use Intel's Wireless Driver for 3945ABG?

It would certainly be worth a try, you should be able to use the Intel client software also - which may improve on the built in XP software
by RecTech
Tue Aug 23, 2011 3:23 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 won't power up after extended non-use
Replies: 8
Views: 1919

Re: T61 won't power up after extended non-use

You could also try removing the HDD, and DVD drive if swapping the memory does not work

Cheers
by RecTech
Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:50 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 battery not charging
Replies: 2
Views: 2568

Re: T61 battery not charging

In the power manager advanced setting, you can use the battery maintenance utility to recalibrate the battery - this may be worth trying
by RecTech
Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:42 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 won't power up after extended non-use
Replies: 8
Views: 1919

Re: T61 won't power up after extended non-use

Have you tried reseating the memory - or trying different memory
by RecTech
Sat Aug 20, 2011 3:36 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: thinkpad T42 won't turn on
Replies: 4
Views: 1542

Re: thinkpad T42 won't turn on

No problem - try both slots also
by RecTech
Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:57 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: thinkpad T42 won't turn on
Replies: 4
Views: 1542

Re: thinkpad T42 won't turn on

Have you tried reseating the memory, or trying different memory as this can be one of the main causes of boot problems

Cheers
by RecTech
Tue Aug 16, 2011 6:21 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: ThinkPad T43 Sound very poor
Replies: 2
Views: 925

Re: ThinkPad T43 Sound very poor

Have you tried the hardware volume buttons above the keyboard, and also the software volume controls?

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