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Thinkpad t23 series lights and button symbols diagram.

2014-07-09, 1:03 AM

thinkpad t23 series lights and button symbols diagram.

I would like to get a diagram that lists the lights and the Thinkpad button along with its symbols. Like an arrow pointing to a light and telling me the X is functioning or not, along with the rest of speaker? symbols. Fn combos and their definitions would be good too.
I do not have the owner/user manual for the T23 2647TU but I imagine it would be printed in some form there?
Could anyone help me with this by directing to a web site or screen shot to the users manual that shows this information? I would appreciate it.
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Re: Thinkpad t23 series lights and button symbols diagram.

2014-07-09, 16:46 PM

It's been years since I've last owned a T23, but this much I recall...

 

Fn + F3 = turns the LCD off

 

Fn + F4 = sleep

 

Fn + F7 = toggle between internal and external LCD

 

Fn + F12 = hibernate

 

Fn + Home = brightness up

 

Fn + End = brightness down

 

Fn + Pg Up = ThinkLight on/off.

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Re: Thinkpad t23 series lights and button symbols diagram.

2014-07-10, 20:33 PM

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thinkpad t23 series lights and button symbols diagram.

I would like to get a diagram that lists the lights and the Thinkpad button along with its symbols. Like an arrow pointing to a light and telling me the X is functioning or not, along with the rest of speaker? symbols. Fn combos and their definitions would be good too.
I do not have the owner/user manual for the T23 2647TU but I imagine it would be printed in some form there?
Could anyone help me with this by directing to a web site or screen shot to the users manual that shows this information? I would appreciate it.
Thank You,
Bob


Hi Bob,

 

your post inspires me to do some spring cleaning. OK, it's actually "summer cleaning" here in the U.S.- better late than never :)  

 

I have a couple of T23's sitting in the corner collecting dust. They work just fine. I think I need to replace the fan on one, but I just got a box full of fans for these older models. I love T23 as it seems IBM was just transitioning to wireless technology. So it's a nice piece of Thinkpad history. What I love to do with these older laptops is fix them up and let some of my 3rd to 6th grade students play around with them. It's a good starter laptop for kids learning basic computer skills. I load them with Microsoft Office 2003, which works well. As with all of these old I.B.M. dinosaurs they are solidly built so the kids can kick them around a bit. The keyboards are solid and simple so great for little hands. And it's good to "force them" to learn to navigate using the trackpoint. No true Thinkpadder is initiated until they master a trackpoint :smileywink:

 

Of course it's not just a kids' machine. It runs XP well and works fine for basic word processing, or light web browsing if you happen to have one of the few models with wireless built-in. Otherwise, you can pop an external wireless card into the PC card slot which works great. I have dozens of these older machines lying around (T23, 600x, T30, R40, R51, R52, T40/41/42/43). I just need to find some time to spruce them up a bit and get them ready. I have fans, external wifi cards for the non-wifi models, and even some NOS keyboards for these. It will do my heart good to see a suitcase full of 7 laptops carried off somewhere- complete donation, just take them from me. I gave a suitcase full to a fellow pastor friend a while back. He and his wife open up small boarding schools/ orphanages where they care for children from some of the mountain tribes in northern India. (You haven't see poor until you have visited some of the villages in Orissa, northern India). He met me here in the Northeast and took them back on a plane to India so no shipping charges. These families are devastated by alcohol which they ferment from some of the local fruits. This guy was born in India and he and his wife are living very simply among the people, dedicating their lives to caring for these children. And you should have seen the joy on the faces of these kids when they touched their first laptop computer :smileyhappy: This is the kind of true Christian charity which does my heart good.

 

Back to the original question. When I saw your post, I got curious and went to the

Drivers and software - ThinkPad T23 download page:  http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/research/hints-or-tips/detail.page?&DocID=HT072383. There, under the "Software and utility" category I found this gem, neatly archived: Access online User's Guide for Windows - ThinkPad T23http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS001263. Just download the file and transfer it to your T23 using a USB flash drive. It's very user-friendly and will walk you through the installation. It's a very nice, classy piece of IBM software, a comprehensive user's manual, and will provide you full details of status indicators, FN key combinations, and lots more.
 
I installed the T23 Access User's Guide on my W500 laptop for fun. It works perfectly (yep, the XP versions of these Access user guides work on Windows 7. I have tried many of them). So I have a T23 access guide on my W500 which I can cut and paste from and use to train my students. I will post some screen shots late tonight which you will find interesting.
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2014-07-11, 15:38 PM

 

The information was provided.

Thank you.

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Re: (Solved)Thinkpad t23 series lights and button symbols diagram.

2014-07-11, 19:49 PM

Hi Bob,

so here are some screen shots for you and others who may read in the future. This is a nice discovery for me also. T23 Access Help User Manual on W500 win 7 pro 64- small.jpgVery useful, complete User's Guide for T23, XP version, which  I actually installed on my W500 running Windows 7 Pro 64-bit. The possibilities are endless, not just for T23, but for other older models which possibly have a User's Manual archived online. It means I could simply cut and paste so many steps of information which for myself are so obvious and elementary,  but will be invaluable to one of my young students learning basic computing skills. And the fact the User's Guide runs on my W500 means only the student needs to have a T23 (or whatever other machine in their hands), I don't need to have another T23 set up to access the manual. 

 

Here are a few step-by-step guidelines which may can help you and others reading in the future. Don't mind me putting so many details. As a teacher I like to explain things in such a way that even if one my 3rd grade students were to read this post they could follow the steps. Some people have never really used a laptop at all before and will be glad for simple, detailed steps: 

 

How to install T23 Access User's Guide on a Windows 7 machine (should be nearly identical procedure for XP or Vista):T23 Access Help Manual startup animation- small.png

(1) As mentioned before just go to the Drivers and software - ThinkPad T23 download page:  http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/research/hints-or-tips/detail.page?&DocID=HT072383. There, under the "Software and utility" category you will find: Access online User's Guide for Windows - ThinkPad T23http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS001263. Download the file and transfer it to your T23 using a USB flash drive.  (In my case I downloaded it directly onto my W500)

(2) Double-click to run the downloaded file. It will extract setup files to C:\DRIVERS\ATP_PKG by default.

(3) Click the START button ---> Computer----> Drivers ---> and double click to open the "ATP_PKG" folder. Double-click to run the "SETUP" application file.

(4) After installation, you can navigate to Start Menu ---> All programs ----> Thinkpad ---> Thinkpad information, and RIGHT-CLICK "Access Thinkpad". You can then  choose to "Pin to taskbar" and/or "Send to desktop (create shortcut)" which will create an ACCESS THINKPAD logo right on your desktop with the cool old IBM logo which you can see in one of the pictures.

 

T23 Access Help Manual Main- small.pngI have included a few snapshots showing my W500 with T23 User's Guide installed: Main welcome screen with cute T23 animation (hence the  blur);  Main menu- notice even a link to reach IBM for warranty information (if anyone still has a warranty on their T23, joking of course); And "everyday use" menu which includes status light indicators and FN-key assignments you asked about. So you see how useful these old "User manuals" can be, because if anyone comes on the Forum we can just cut and paste information from the User's Manual. Some people (especially young people :) ) need that level of clarity and simplicity. And it's just a small file, 21.8 MB downloaded onto my W500.

 

Below I <CUT> and <PASTED> a section from the User's Guide. Here are the Function keys you asked about (the pictures which didn't come out in cutting and pasting got replaced below by " and are just little asterisk symbols and a small diagram showing where FN key and Home/End keys are). Of course this can be remedied by taking screen shots instead:

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 Function keys

 

The Fn key function enables you to change operational features instantly. To use this function, press and hold the Fn T23 Access Help Everyday use + status indicators + FN keys- small.pngkey (1); then press a function key (2)--F1 to F12, PgUp, Home, or End.

 

 

The following shows the functions of the Fn key with other keys:

 

Power conservation or battery power

 

  • Fn + F3: Turn off the computer display, leaving the screen blank. To turn the computer display on again, press any key or press the TrackPoint(R) pointer. Also the computer display is turned on if the ac adapter is attached to or detached from the computer.

 

  • Fn + F4: Put your computer in standby mode. To return to normal operation, press the Fn key independently, without pressing a function key.

     

    Notes:

    • This mode is called suspend mode in Windows(R) 95 and Windows NT(R).

    • In Windows 2000 and Windows XP, this combination of buttons functions as a sleep button. You can change the settings so that pressing it puts the computer into hibernation mode or even shut the computer down.

       

  • Fn + F12: Put your computer into hibernation mode. To return to normal operation, press the power button for less than four seconds.

 

Note: To use Fn+F12 for hibernation in Windows 2000 and Windows XP, you must have IBM PM device driver installed on your computer.

 

For information on the power management function, refer to Extending battery life.

 

Other functions

 

  • Fn + F7: Display output on the computer display, an attached external monitor, or both. Pressing this combination causes the display to go from the computer display to the external monitor, then to both together, and then to the computer display again:

     

    • External monitor (CRT display)

    • Computer display and external monitor (LCD + CRT display)

    • Computer display (LCD)

     

    Note: This function is not supported when different desktop images are displayed on the computer display and the external monitor, or in certain cases in which the same desktop images are displayed on both screens, but the refresh rates of the screens are controlled separately by the system.

     

  • Fn + F8: Switch the computer screen size between expanded and normal mode if your computer display image is smaller than the physical display.

     

    Note: This function is not supported in Windows 2000 and Windows XP.

     

  • Fn + PgUp: Turn the ThinkLight on or off.

 

Note: The status of the ThinkLight, on or off, is shown on the screen for a few seconds when you press Fn + PgUp.

 

  • Fn + Home: The computer display becomes brighter.

     

  • Fn + End: The computer display becomes less bright.

 

 

Note for the Fn key lock function

 

The following setup gives you the same effect as when you press and hold the Fn key and then press a function key.

Start the ThinkPad(R) Configuration Program. Click the Accessibility button, and click Enable for Fn key lock. You can also set up by typing PS2 FNS E at the command prompt.

 

When the Fn key is not enabled, you need to hold it down while pressing a function key. When it is enabled, you can use the function keys more easily:

 

  • Press the Fn key once. The next time you press it, you can release it and then press a function key, to get the same effect as if you had held the Fn key down while pressing the function key.

  • Press the Fn key twice. Then, for the rest of your session, you can press any function key without pressing the Fn key again.

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Re: (Solved)Thinkpad t23 series lights and button symbols diagram.

2014-07-11, 20:22 PM
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