|Hello. I started experiencing issues with my thinkpad on friday and it's only got worse. On Friday Morning with out any kind of notice, the machine just froze and if you tried to move the trackpoint, the screen would shake. I turned the machine off, thinking nothing of it. However, the next time I turned it on...the computer started, however there was no video. I tried restarting again, and the machine froze at the windows bootup screen after the bios. |
I went home and it seemed to be working fine again for a few minutes until it decided to freeze again. Afterwards I tried restarting it and I got 1 long beep and 2 short beeps. I started taking the machine apart, to see if anything looked out of the ordinary, which nothing does.
I have my machine completely updated with IBM Updates and Windows Updates. The process went w/o a hitch, so I decided to bolt everything back in. It's weird, if I choose to have the keyboard screwed in, the machine freezes up. However, if I have the keyboard loosened and resting and clamped in, it seems to work.
I'm completely stumped. Here's the specs on my machine.
IBM Thinkpad R40 (about 2 1/2 years old)
Pentium 4 Mobile 2.0Ghz
Radeon 7500 32MB Video Chip
768 MB of RAM and a Cisco 802.11B Mini-PCI
I've also had my machine on for about 2 days straight before this started, but i've done this before, so i'm not sure if this is a problem.
Any kind of ideas would be helpful. Thanks.