A powered USB hub solved that one. The TrackPoint navigation featuring a pointing stick, touchpad and multiple mouse buttons lets you choose your favorite way to navigate the cursor on the screen. Surely the thumbdrivers both worked that time. I am one of those who does not prefer glossy screens. Front view of screen view larger image. The fan is located on the left side.

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IBM ThinkPad T42 with Biometric Security Review (pics, specs)

The case is made of magnesium and titanium with metal hinges for the screen. Not so with any ThinkPad, the keyboard t2 solid with zero rattle and zero flex. I don’t have an external drive to test, just my mp3 player.

Auto-suggest helps you quickly narrow down your search results by suggesting possible matches as you type. Register Sign In Help. I think it is a BIOS issue. Having covered a lot of the basic features of a notebook, it might sound like the T42 is just a darn good machine that rises above the crowd with a basic approach to better quality for each notebook feature.

Message 4 of 4. You can also swap out the CD drive and place an UltraBay Slim battery hsb so that when your 1 battery gets low you can just tell the notebook to switch to using the 2 battery, or it will do this automatically for you if battery 1 gets low. Quick e-mail follows when asking questions Also, consider the fact that when you do use a very secure password, our feeble human mind is much more likely to forget that password.


If thinkpsd can, give it a try — what have you got to lose?

IBM ThinkPad T42 Review (pics, specs)

November 10th, 2. On the back of the notebook you have the AC jack for outlet power and a parallel port — a legacy ib, for older printers. The first question to answer regarding this feature would be, why is IBM even introducing this? November 10th, 3.

I still think that it has something to do with the hardware trying to grab those ports for usv own selfish reasons. We are not sure whether it can provide USB 2.

So yes, it is good. Great wireless range and features, Bluetooth, I had jbm increase the DPI a hair to make it more usable for me. Fingerprint security eliminates the problem of forgotten passwords yet enforces and provides the security of unique user identification. If I pull down on it, it scrolls down and vice versa. The keys are perfectly spaced and sized, keeping thinipad to a minimum. I have since decided to keep my desktop, which in some ways makes me regret not getting the Fujitsu.


IBM T42p Thinkpad USB ports not working «

This ole thibkpad unit worked fine for ages and after burning a bunch of vids on an external, wulah no more USBs. ThinkPads have a super slim modular bay. But no ThinkPad has this option.

Now both uUSBsb ports are running fine. Happened to me just yesterday.

IBM ThinkPad T42 Review (pics, specs)

Turns out that hsb the first incident, and about 4 years later, my USB ports seem to be fried again on Ubuntu … so will check it out and see what gives! I Updated the drivers on the host controllers and that at least gave me my unplug hardware icon back and then I disabled all but the USB 2.

The USB port is probably suffering from a hardware problem, something must have a loose connection on the motherboard which may cause the speed to drop from usb 2. ThinkPads do not have a Windows key.

Following are the specs for this notebook:.