When I am using it in my lap it is a dream. A workaround for the fried usb ports could be to buy a pcmcia USB adaptor, they are cheap and work well. I am a displeased to say the least. So in desperation and denial, I tried everything I know to get it back, including:. Good luck to all of you. Ghosting, for those unfamiliar, is a phenomenon that can occur on an LCD screen when the pixel-refresh rate is low. It would be nice if there was chat or an email offered as support.

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No technical support from seller. I use the larger slightly concave one, but it still feels funny.

A powered USB hub solved that one. What is the message? Matthias Himber wrote on linux-thinkpad: After you re-dock, just hibernate and then resume — after this, the USB devices plugged into the dock the ultrabase work again.

November 10th, 6. It did not have to be large since I have an external drive in a case. I wanted the white glove treatment. Prices on T43s have come down recently. Results 1 to 7 of 7. I had to remove microsoft for the some time, Linux seems to like me better. ThinkPads do not have a Windows key.


IBM ThinkPad T42 Review (pics, specs)

So far so good. This conversation is currently closed to new comments. I had bought my previous laptop on ebay as well and had a good experience for that purchase. This page was last modified on 15 Januaryat Ghosting, for those unfamiliar, is a phenomenon that can occur on an LCD screen when the pixel-refresh rate is low.

For example, it works when I put a pencil under the harddrive on an otherwise flat desk, so that the thinkpad only makes contact with the desk at 3 points I type on an external keyboard.

IBM ThinkPad T42 Review (pics, specs)

Quick e-mail follows when asking questions The fan is located on the left side. Xbox Live friend notifications for Linux.

This summer IBM introduced the Thanks, Mel 0 Votes. My old hard drive ran ubuntu This machine apparently supports usb 2. I had requested a tracking number from the seller which actually was emailed to me after the notebook arrived. If you’re asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem.


Do not post advertisements, offensive material, profanity, or personal attacks. Good luck jsb all of you. Above view, T42 All content posted on TechnologyGuide is granted to TechnologyGuide with ib, publishing rights in perpetuity, as all content posted on this site becomes a part of the community. Leave your comment Name Required.

In general though, the T42 screen can make other notebooks look bad when comparing based on clearness of text, still images or even some animations. It does not creak when I pick 4t2 up.