Hello Thinkpad forum!
I've been meaning to sign up for a while, being a collector and user of ThinkPads for several years so far. I've read the forums a lot, but never needed to post.
Anyway, I just purchased a T400s from eBay -- http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/332193657234? ... EBIDX%3AIT
It seemed like a good deal. I just wanted to see if I'm right in my assumptions before we go further. The T400s doesn't seem very popular and I can't find much information.
In this case, it is missing the hard drive, which I believe is a 1.8" drive. One concern is this; does the ultrabay SATA drive caddy from a T500 work with this? I might be able to get around buying an expensive 1.8" drive if it does (and can be booted from in the ultrabay).
Second, is the seized fan; I may end up buying a new one and before that I'll almost certainly have a go at fixing it, checking whether it is properly connected and/or cleaned -- are there any other things which may cause stuck fan behavior and/or Fan Error with a T400s?
Thirdly, the supervisor password. I'm not sure which type as the listing isn't completely clear about it. Am I correct in saying that this series i.e. earlier, non-UEFI ThinkPads, can have their EEPROM corrupted/reset with regards to supervisor passwords? Can it be done on this model? I'm fairly sure it can but any other information would be great. I completely understand if this is a verboten topic, but I'd hazard that this isn't a stolen machine given the seller and age -- just one of many that was sold off in bulk by some business refreshing their lines I'd imagine.
So there we have it -- it should be here tomorrow and I'll report back with what happens.