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agonggo
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Registered: ‎02-27-2008
Location: Cebu, Phililppines
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Re: T61 nVidia quadro 140M problem/fail

You might want to PM Mike Hopkins about this.  I was able to get mine fixed for free last week despite my T61 being out of warranty.

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mattweisz
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Registered: ‎01-03-2011
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
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Re: T61 nVidia quadro 140M problem/fail

My T61 with Nvidia 140M died last night.  The screen just froze, so I restarted it and it never booted up.  There is a little light from the screen, but no image.  This morning I hooked it up to an external display, and I was able to boot in safe mode.  Thought a reinstall of Vista would fix it, but it hasn't.  Right now i'm able to use it with an external monitor, but there are a bunch of short vertical lines in the screen.  I noticed that when I reinstalled vista, it only recognized the "Standard VGA Graphics Driver"...and the Nvidia graphics card is nowhere to be found.

 

I called lenovo about this, and they said there was an extended warranty program for this type of thing, but to qualify, the LCD screen on the laptop had to show a garbled image.  Mine shows nothing, so they said it'd cost me $575 to get it fixed(my 3 year warranty ended 3 months ago).  At that price I'll just buy a new laptop.

 

Is there anyone I can talk to about this?  I'm almost positive it's the same widespread issue of all the bad 86 series Nvidia graphics cards.

 

How do I get ahold of Mike Hopkins?

 

Thanks!

Matt

Cedar Rapids, IA

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mattweisz
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Registered: ‎01-03-2011
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
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Re: T61 nVidia quadro 140M problem/fail

Quick Update:  Called Lenovo 3 more times and finally found someone who was better informed about this.  He had me check the BIOS, and it was showing lines on there, so he assigned me a case # and a box is on the way.  Shouldn't cost me anything, and it will supposedly be fixed with a board that has a better design...

Mark_Lenovo
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Re: T61 nVidia quadro 140M problem/fail

Mattweisz,

 

Repairs should be made with the lattest boards we have available.   Glad you got through - sorry it was a hassle.

 

All,

 

I've combined a couple orphan threads on this subject - we have two larger discussions related to the two common symptoms - 1 long and 2 short beeps, and garbled video, even in BIOS.

 

Please join one of those discussions so we can provide updates and advice there.   Please also see the updates I made to the marked solutions today.

 

Thanks!

 

Best regards,

 

Mark

 

 

 

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