Re: NMI received, likely on the PCI bus
On 01 Sep 2007, Anthony Campbell wrote:
> On 01 Sep 2007, Douglas A. Tutty wrote:
> > Hi Anthony,
> > The diagnostics are already in the thinkpad's bios. The manual should
> > just tell you how to access it. Remember, its the service manuals you
> > want, not the customer's troubleshooting manual. You'll know you have
> > the right one if somewhere they tell you to change the system board,
> > which isn't a usual customer activity :)
> > For example, I have a Thinkpad 600E with a dead screen and hard drive
> > (lightening strike while I was using it in a tent when the tent got
> > hit). To run the diagnostices on it:
> > Press and hold F1 while powering on the computer.
> > Click on test to get the basic diagnostics
> > Run those tests
> > Press Ctrl-A on the basic diagnostics screen to get the Advanced
> > Diagnostics
> > Click on Exit or press Esc to go to the keyboard advanced diags.
> > Run those.
> > Click on Exit again and you get the full advanced diagnostics menu.
> > Select a device or select All Devices.
> > That's the same keystrokes (minus the mouse action) as they were on my
> > IBM 486, on which I needed a separate Advanced Diags. disk. I would
> > guess that the basic key sequence would be the same on your Thinkpad.
> > Good luck.
> > Doug.
> This is the manual I got. Unfortunately, i seems that the Z61M only has
> a HD diagnostic program. It tells me to download more stuff to test
> other things from their download drivers site but I can't see anything
> relevant there.
OK, managed to run the program down to earth (PC Doctor DOS) so I'll
see if it works for me.
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