Thinkpad goes back to IBM again today for repair, 4th time and counting…

Monday, August 5th, 2002 at 12:00 am | 1,441 views | trackback url

Apparently the Thinkpad T23 is the biggest flop they’ve made, architecturally. I’m on my second physical unit, the third system board and third bios revision, and they still can’t stop it from locking up (in any OS, including while changing settings in the bios), randomly powering off (on AC and battery), and spontaneously rebooting (in any OS on any drive, including while it’s booting up counting memory).

This last unit they’ve sent me, which included a new system board and bios revision, managed to take out the brand new 48gb drive that it was shipped with. Now it’s DMA write and read errors all over the place (the familiar { DriveSeekComplete } “time-to-get-a-new-drive” error).

Is this the shape of things to come? Expensive hardware that dies 3 months after initial use?

Last Modified: Monday, August 5th, 2002 @ 00:00

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