From: Mark Gardiner (100550.3170_at_compuserve.com)
Date: Tue Mar 21 2000 - 07:38:01 EST
I do have 1.44 floppy units in UK for UKPounds 35.00 +pp...
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From: Ray Bay, INTERNET:canyonlands_at_theriver.com
TO: (unknown), INTERNET:aballard_at_ix.netcom.com
CC: thinkpad, INTERNET:thinkpad_at_cs.utk.edu
Mark Bell, INTERNET:bytehead_at_bellatlantic.net
DATE: 20/03/2000 17:48
RE: Re: Urgent: Info needed on TP760XL
Some of the 760XL's had a lot of defective floppy drives... I exchanged
floppy drives with EZServe and never had a nuther problem... but it
sounds as if this may be a hard drive problem... Take your floppy drive
out, and replace it with the CD ROM unit... If the hard drive still
wont boot with the cD ROM unit installed, it is the hard drive... do you
have any utility disks such as Norton?
Some 760's had a 3 year warranty if you bought them from IBM or certain
dealers... Doesn't hurt to call EZ Serve... or IBM... one of them can
tell you if it is under warrantee because you registered it properly...
if you did not register it, you must have the original receipt, then
they will tell you whether it is under warranty or not...
sometimes it only takes $30 to $50 or $75 depending on new or used and
where... to exchange the floppy drive...
Still you could probably fix it yourself if it is a hard drive, except
you probably want all that stinking old data... and you didn't back up,
> This morning I plugged in my TP760XL as always, but hit a snag.
> Namely, it won't boot.
> It goes to the Thinkpad logo, then hangs displaying a graphic with a flashing arrow pointing to what resembles a drawing of a floppy, and sorta indicates I should hit F1.
> F1 generates I9990305
> At one point I saw the error number 301, but not since.
> I have tried removing the floppy, and have gone into setup where thes unit passes all tests.
> I reinitialized.
> What could this be?
> Is the unit (97/07) still under warrenty?
> Who to call about a repair?
> This is a production machine, and I am about to jump.
> any help would be appreciated, particularly phone numbers
> of whoever in IBM I should call.
> thanks again.
> Allan Ballard
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