11-13-201006:43 AM - last edited on 11-13-201007:43 AM by bananaman
I recently bought a T41 2373-4PG for spares/repair with the common GPU fault and with no RAM or HDD. I re-flowed the GPU in my reflow oven and fixed that fault, I then fitted 512mb RAM and 80gb HDD. I bought a T41 restore disk off ebay and got the laptop working. Immediately it all worked OK - including the bluetooth however after a couple of weeks and some windows updates and software installs the bluetooth stopped working all together. I have tried to switch the bluetooth on using fn+f5 but the light does not light up and it does not appear in the device manager.
The bluetooth card fitted was a BMDC200 91P7315. I had a spare BMDC 93P3471 which I fitted but on boot I got a message something along the lines of " unauthorized daughter card fitted please remove and reboot". I bought a replacement card the same as the one I removed but still have the same problem.
I do not know if it is a coincidence but around the time of the bluetooth not working I started to get an error on shutdown of "End program - Sample. This program is not responding ....." I then have to click "end now" 3 times before it will shut down.
Up until this point I was really happy with this laptop and would even go as far as to say it is the best laptop I have ever owned!!