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If anyone has been able to get this hardware problem fixed, I would sure like to know about it. Log in or sign up in seconds.


Googling around myself, I find the same suggestion to reinstall the chipset drivers. So I got a USB notebook card from belkin. Read this discussion and all the replies.

So if it is hardware can that port be fixed? The USB problem is still there. Googling around I find two suggestions to try: I’ve even tried hooking up one normal usb port to the x40 and the other one to the macbook pro for power. ThinkPad buyer’s guide for n00bs. I recently acquired a ThinkPad X40 with no operating system and am trying to install Ubuntu Then it booted to the USB stick. I have in all cases downloaded the appropriate drivers for the hardware.


I am trying to try out ubuntu i,e, install it within d40 on my thinkpad x IBM Thinkpad A31 2. Use the link to ‘message the moderators’ below to tell them.

Here is an image of the usb cable that came with the liteon external dvd drive. Who is online Users browsing this forum: Specifically, they seemed a little “loose” when I would stick in one of my flash card readers. Anyone more observations or ideas out there?

I did a system restore to bring the laptop back to its factory condition. Email Required, but never shown.

Forums Knowledge Base Blogs. Then tried to run wubi from the usb stick, briefly appears in task manager, no further action.

Trying to install OS on thinkpad x40 via external USB CD/DVD – Thinkpads Forum

Have You found out that to do? Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. No registered users and 5 guests. The only tools you need for servicing a ThinkPad are a set of small screwdrivers and a nylon spudger for taking the screen and keyboard bezels offand possibly a pair of tweezers. I won’t write the rest of the reasons we buy the unit.


Before plugging into USB, you have to install them from the manufacturer’s web site downloads or from the CDs which came with them. My T43 is turning into a boat anchor. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy.

What’s this gimmick on my x40? : thinkpad

IBM are you listening? Thanks in advance for your help.

Is there a BIOS fix? I own two X