Mailing List Archived Message #351

From: "Lewis G Rosenthal" <> Full Headers
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Subject: Re: [eCS T60/T61] A new/odd wrinkle: Phone rings; T60 sound goes wacko!
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2009 09:37:43 -0500
To: eCS ThinkPad T60/61 Mailing List <>

On 02/24/09 09:05 pm, Carl Gehr thus wrote :
Here's a new one for the books!

I was using the T60, writing a message, when my cordless telephone
[Panasonic - 2.4GHz] started ringing.  Not unusual, but then the sound
on the TPad started a constant, high-pitched alarm-like tone.  Only by
using the ThinkVantage [blue rectangle] button to mute the sound would
it stop.

I should also mention that, contrary to what some others have
experienced, the 'ThinkPad On-Screen Display' tool works for me to
raise/lower/mute the sound.  This is why I instinctly pushed the 'mute'

Was it a coincidence?  Or was there really a cause-effect action here?

Anyone else ever seen such a thing?

I might expect the cordless phone to disrupt your Wi-Fi, but I've never heard of a feedback condition or an alarm sounding from the unit.

Does your model have Bluetooth in it (there would be an icon next to the Wi-Fi indicator)? Naturally, the BT won't do you any good under OS/2 (yet - you never know when we may get support for BT), but the hardware could be awake...

Lewis G Rosenthal, CNA, CLP, CLE
Rosenthal & Rosenthal, LLC      
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