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03-20-2008 11:07 AM - last edited on 03-20-2008 11:25 AM by JaneL
I am having the same issue with T61's in the ThinkPad Advanced Mini Dock 2504-10U model. During a power loss, 3 pc's (1 Vista, 2 XP Pro) froze up while docked. The pc's don't respond to a ping command and can only be hard restarted. A call to IBM Support in Atlanta yielded "you can send it to the Depot to have the hard drive reimaged" and "It could be a problem with the dock, try a different PC." The problem can be duplicated by unplugging the dock from AC power. Has anyone found a solution to this problem?
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12-15-2008 03:06 PM
I was wondering if anyone has encountered this before: I have a T61 running Vista and a docking station. The other day, during a storm, I lost power in my house. I would have expected the Thinkpad to switch from external power to battery. Instead, it froze on me. At least is acted frozen. The screen would not come on again and even Ctrl-Alt-Delete did nothing. I had to hold down the power button to turn it off and re-boot.
This is the second time this has happend, so I assume it is not a fluke. Anyone have any insight into this?
02-16-2009 09:11 AM
If you want a relyable notebook, forget about the new lenovo's. The older ones were much better (up to T43 series).
Since the T60 series, they are much less stable. My observation seems:
- lenovo is not screening the drivers as well as IBM used to
- the hardware is not as robust (immune to static for example) as it used to be.
I don't know why Lenovo is trying to erase a nicely build up reputation.
Go with another brand.....
(not sure which one though, as quality does not seem to count anymore these days. Features features features.....)