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ThinkPad T40p (2373-G5U)
Operating System:Windows 7 32bit
P M 1.6GHz, 2GB RAM, 40GB 7200rpm HDD, 14.1 SXGA+(1400x1050) TFT LCD, 64MB ATI Fire GL 9000, SuperMulti Drive DVD(slim), Modem/Bluetooth, 1Gb Ether, 802.11a/b/g , Sec Chip, UltraNav, 9 cell Batt
For support from Lenovo on this particular system:
1. go to the Lenovo support page
2. click the "Use Quick Path" link, and type in: "2373G5U".
When I type in "lspci" in a terminal in Ubuntu linux I get:
"VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon RV250 [Mobility FireGL 9000]"
I don't know if that helps, but I thought I would include it.
In December the system wasn't working after I dropped it. I successfully reflowed the motherboard by cooking it in a normal kitchen oven. The reflow was documented here
Recently the system has been running hot, especially when viewing videos. If I try running a video for a long period of time, sometimes I get these little horizontal lines all over the display. The fan is almost always running. It didn't run so much before. If I stop playing a video, the system temperature comes down right away. It will get as high as 77 degrees Celsius and idling it runs around 38 degrees.
I'm thinking the only way to fix the system is probably to get a reconditioned motherboard. There are several models that will run in the T40p. Are there any you would recommend over the others?