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SharonWatson1523
03-28-2002, 09:29 AM
I have a Thinkpad 600E. I have no sound on it. I got
a recovery cd and I put it in to boot off of it,but
it keeps giving me the message "Invalid Drive
Specification". It will not do any thing. I was
wondering if any one out there knows how I can get
my sound back on my laptop. I am in desperate need
of some help. Everything seems to be working on the
side of the sound itself,drivers,volume level,etc.
There is just no sound coming out of the speakers.
Thanks: http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/smile.gif

hiredgoonz
03-28-2002, 09:31 AM
Is there a separate volume control on the laptop itself? Like a dial or buttons that make the volume go up and down? Have you tried headphones to see if they have sound?

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SharonWatson1523
03-28-2002, 11:09 AM
No, there are not any buttons or controls that makes
the sound go up or down. This is beginning to be
difficult to me. I don't know what else to do.
help!Thanks for your advice,though.

YODA74
03-28-2002, 12:08 PM
It might get a lot more diffucult with this model? What windows are you running? You running linux?

ThinkPad 600E does not detect the hard drive properly, particularly under certain BIOS revisions. The official word is that BIOS revisions from 26 to 28 have issues detecting the drive geometry, and that the geometry on the sticker on the drive itself is also not necessarily correct. Therefore, IBM recommends one of the two following solutions:

(Preferred) Upgrade to the NEW BIOS - 600E Version 29 or 600X Version 45 - which have fixed the problem.
Downgrade to BIOS revision 25 or lower, which doesn't have this problem.
Upgrade to Kernel 2.2.14, which has a work-around


Can't hardley find anything on this model unless your running Linux redhat and then there are some fixes,Have you tried calling IBM? Have you gone into the Bios to see what is up with the sound settings I'm sure this is on board sound.(guess that was a stupid question.) http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/rolleyes.gif

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Death has come to our windows.

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Rick
03-28-2002, 12:12 PM
If you follow the links in this reply http://www.pcguide.com/ubb/Forum14/HTML/000118.html
to your other message you will find the Mwave issue is also related to your sound card and modem both.

The Ibm site has a lot of info for your model laptop.

YODA74
03-28-2002, 12:36 PM
good catch rick thought this was a double post Thought i had posted once before to this??

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Death has come to our windows.

-- Jeremiah 9:21
(undoubtedly a Biblical reference to a Microsoft product!)

YODA74@windows-sucks.com

SharonWatson1523
03-28-2002, 01:17 PM
I am running windows 2000 on this thinkpad 600e.
Do you think I should reformat my drive and reinstall
windows 2000?

help!

SharonWatson1523
03-28-2002, 01:19 PM
Also,what to do about this recovery cd? How can I
make it work?

SharonWatson1523
04-01-2002, 09:15 AM
Thank you all for your response. I have got the sound
working again. Guess what it was? Someone had disabled
the sound and speakers in the cmos area. I enabled it
and my sound came back.I was so glad to hear it. I should
have checked that first.

Thanks again!

szbenn
05-25-2005, 01:58 PM
Thank you all for your response. I have got the sound
working again. Guess what it was? Someone had disabled
the sound and speakers in the cmos area. I enabled it
and my sound came back.I was so glad to hear it. I should
have checked that first.

Thanks again!

Hi

I am glad you have your sound back, but i am having the same problem, device manager all looks fine, volume controls, etc etc.

Could you tell me what you did in the cmos area (do you mean the bios), and how did you get into it. Step by simple step please!

Thanks

Suzanne

FNG
07-13-2005, 06:36 AM
Hi

I am glad you have your sound back, but i am having the same problem, device manager all looks fine, volume controls, etc etc.

Could you tell me what you did in the cmos area (do you mean the bios), and how did you get into it. Step by simple step please!

Thanks

Suzanne

Suzanne,

could you or someone please forward these simple steps? thank you in advance.

FNG

szbenn
07-13-2005, 07:16 AM
Yes please i would like them too, i was asking sharonwatson, who got her sound back on her tp 600e, but it seems she is no longer a member of the group. If anybody knows how i can get my sound back on my thinkpad 600e could they forward them on to FNG and Myself, pleeeeeeeeeeease! (simple steps).

Thanks szbenn

workjobb
07-15-2005, 01:37 PM
I have the exact same problem with the 600E-no sound whatsoever. I'd like to know the fix for this, also.

Fruss Tray Ted
07-15-2005, 03:29 PM
Have any of you referred to the manuals?

Here (http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-4YLR6P) is some troubleshooting on the IBM website.

Here's (http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=YAST-3JWKJX&selectarea=SUPPORT&tempselected=5&brand=IBM%20ThinkPad%7CThinkPad%20600E&family=IBM%20ThinkPad%7CThinkPad%20600E) where IBM lists how to enter setup or BIOS. You'll have to roam in there to find out if the audio has been disabled or not. If any of you find your manual there, post a link to it and I could look if I can find the exact page and setting that has to do with sound. :)

SpudULike
09-29-2005, 06:32 AM
I too have had the same problem with my IBM Thinkpad 600E and I managed to fix it, so here is what I did although I'm not sure at what point the fix occurred, but the sound came on during a reboot. :confused: Follow my route and see if it works for you.

1. I made sure I had the correct drivers found here: IBM Sound Drivers (http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=DSHY-3ZEQXS)
2. I unpacked the drivers to the default folder here: C:\DRIVERS\W9X\AUDIO
3. I followed the Readme.txt which told me to run the Setup.exe found in the AUDIO folder.
4. I clicked on the Crystal sound option for install
5. Once finished, I rebooted my machine and didn't hear any sound.
6. I then switched the machine off and held down the F1 key whilst switching it on again. This information can be found here: Getting into your BIOS (http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=YAST-3JWKJX&selectarea=SUPPORT&tempselected=5&brand=IBM%20ThinkPad%7CThinkPad%20600E&family=IBM%20ThinkPad%7CThinkPad%20600E) under "Older ThinkPad systems" heading
7. Inside the EASY Setup BIOS options I could not find anything remotely similar to SOUND, so I looked through each setting and clicked OK to move onto the next. At the end of all of the settings, I clicked EXIT to reboot the system.
8. On rebooting the system, my sound kicked in......

I connot confirm this haphazard form of configuration will work for you all, but I did nothing to change the BIOS settings but I did look around to find a SOUND option (without success).

Maybe doing this kicks the BIOS back into action and starts the soundcard off !!!

Hope this helps someone. ;)

p.s. I have a Windows 2000 SP4 O/S, but the 9X drivers still work for it.

Mr. David
11-22-2005, 12:18 AM
I found another way to fix the sound. In the bottom left hand corner of the keyboard, there is a key labeled Fn. Hold this key down at the same time you hit the page up key located in the upper right hand corner of the keyboard. I had tried all other possibilities.