Sound on IBM Thinkpad 360CSE

September 12, 2005 at 07:35:13
Specs: Windows 95B, 486 50MHz/20MB

I have an IBM Thinkpad 360CSE Laptop
Computer. I bought it a while back for my
sister's birthday. It had Windows 3.1 on it
so I upgraded it to Windows 95. There is a
speaker located just above the keyboard, but
I get no sound from it. The only sound that
comes from it is the the short beep that
sounds when you first turn the computer on.
I'm thinking that it might be a driver that
I need, but I want somone else's sayso just
in case that's not the problem. If a driver
is involved, where can I get it.


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September 12, 2005 at 09:06:30

Use the DOS version, it will inform if you have a sound chip.

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September 12, 2005 at 16:21:18

Inbuilt audio on a 486! Now that would be something.

I do recall a driver that could use the system speaker to emulate a sound card with certain programs that were written to use it. Personally I wouldn't bother, a 486 is slow enough without such overheads.

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September 12, 2005 at 23:31:25

Try this.................

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September 14, 2005 at 09:41:46

How soon we forget!!!

Some Thinkpad 360xx as well as 755/ 750xx, had sound cards---I've still got AT LEAST one.

Evidently IBM pulled all the drivers from their website.

Brian, if you post an email address or other means to send you attachments (I have no web hosting) I can send some of it.

You might also try eFray, and look for some of the aftermarket "repair" cd's people sell for thinkpads

do a websearch for "aftps140.exe"

looks like this is the jackpot, here:

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September 14, 2005 at 09:46:11

NOTE: the file aftps140.exe GENERATES an install floppy, in other words, don't try and "install" this file as is. Download and save the file, and then "run" it and the program which pops up will "make" an installable floppy disk.

Follow these instructions:

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September 19, 2005 at 07:39:30

Thanks. I'll be sure to try.
I have two e-mail adresses.

My main address is
My secondary is


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September 20, 2005 at 04:36:02

Ya'll won't believe what happened last night. I was trying to plug the Thinkpad up. I pushed the power switch but nothing happened. Come to find out that my adapter for it has a short.

By the way, my secondary e-mail is text only.


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