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IBM T42 goes to blank, need data from the computer

Discussion in 'IBM Thinkpad' started by quickcur, Dec 28, 2006.

  1. quickcur

    quickcur Guest

    Hi, I have IBM thinkpad T42. For the last month, the computer keeping
    shut down the display while I was working. Everytime it happened, I
    have turn it off and the display seems to came back. But now, it is
    totally bad. When I turn the computer on, I can not see anything on the
    screen. I am not sure it is just the display or the system. I think it
    is the system, because I tried Remote Desktop connection to that
    computer, no thing happened. What is important to me is to get the data
    on the hard drieve. Could anyone have any similar experience? How to
    fix it? Is the data safe?


    quickcur, Dec 28, 2006
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    Ben Myers Guest

    I'm not sure how to repair the T42, but the data is probably safe. To get the
    data from the computer, remove the hard drive from the computer, then remove the
    drive from its caddy. Next, get an inexpensive external USB case for a hard
    drive. Install the hard drive, then access it on any computer running Windows

    The T42 could be shutting down because it is overheating, because its battery is
    dead, or the A/C power connector has broken. There are other possible causes,
    too... Ben Myers
    Ben Myers, Dec 28, 2006
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