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Think Pad R40 Problems


FPCH New Member
Jul 25, 2007
I posted this in the windows forum but thought it might be better here.

I have a think pad R40 which was giving me a fan error. I ordered a fan from IBM and replaced the fan. The fan seems to turn on now but if I try to boot I have to go into the BIOS. I don't have to change any of the settings just go in then exit. It will boot like normal but shortly after booting it starts to act strange. The screen flickers and it freezes. Also my touch pad stopped working. Does anyone have any suggestions?

I am running windows XP Pro with SP2. I have 256 Ram.

I just plugged the fan in is there something I need to configure? Also do I need to put some gel where the fan touches the processor? The folks at IBM said no put in there repair manual it says to put some there. If I do what kind and where can I buy some.




FPCH Member
Jun 29, 2007
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i have replied to this issue in the windows forum...may be an idea to remove the other one to "hardware"..
kind regards