Newbie here. I was just gifted a Thinkpad 2662 34U (01 11 2001), by a friend. I have the CD unit, a dock, pmcia connector for the dock and 2 power supplies. The unit is clean, and the screen bright. Basically a time capsule!
I know these are cheap online, but I had always wanted one and had never gotten too far beyond Dell, Gateway, Apple, etc.
The keyboard is loose and curved up a tad on the left hand side, and when I slide a finger along the area beneath the screen above the start button, screen brightness changes. I assume this to be a loose connection.
The machine boots to the 'boot mode' screen, (safe mode, etc), and freezes there. With a quick touch on the arrow keys, I can get the cursor to select each of the options, but pressing enter does nothing to start the machine. If I am slow with the arrow keys, the cursor stays frozen where it last stopped. Moving quickly avoids this.
I am ebaying a keyboard for starts. A USB keyboard will not work either.
If anyone is familiar with these units, I am not certain why the boot process stops there and then stalls. I assume bad keyboard, but am not totally certain that is the root cause.
Can anyone enlighten me? I am also seeking a reliable parts source beyond ebay, if anyone on the forum hoards these old but graceful machines.
Any assistance would be appreciated.
I have always loved p3 Thinkpads for their design and character.
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You're a proud owner of a X20 system, and the original specs were as follows:
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PIII 600MHz (256KB) 128MB RAM 20.0 GB 12.1 XGA TFT 1024x768, Intel Combo LAN Modem, Win98
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