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 Post subject: video card
PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:08 am 
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Newbie here, My t43 says to get the screensaver feature to work, I need a video card installed. Where is it located, and how to get at it. And any generic card will work in it? Ed


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 Post subject: Re: video card
PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:45 am 
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On the bottom of the laptop is a label that says something like: TYPE 2686-DHU S/N: L3-12345 06/08
I just need your bold 7-character TYPE.
The laptop already has an (ATI or Intel) graphics card installed (soldered onto the motherboard), but obviously the drivers are missing.
Based on TYPE I can tell you where to get drivers.

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 Post subject: Re: video card
PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:38 am 
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Hi, the number is: 187162u, and I have Windows 7. Which I found out trying to get a Canon BCJ printer on, it didn't support it. But I did finally get in on. So, I'm figuring it might be difficult getting any drivers for it. Ed


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 Post subject: Re: video card
PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:24 pm 
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Bad news!
Neither Vista nor W7 support the Intel graphics used on your T43. A generic VGA driver is all that's there.
Your best bet is to go back to Windows XP.

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 Post subject: Re: video card
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:02 am 
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Yea, that's what I figured. Oh well, I really don't need a screensaver that bad. Thanks for your input. Ed


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