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by rkawakami
Wed May 26, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: So, who's ready to take the covid-19 vaccine ?
Replies: 313
Views: 32154

Re: So, who's ready to take the covid-19 vaccine ?

CDC Quietly Admits The Death Toll From COVID Vaccines Is Greater Than Every Vaccine In The Last 20 Years COMBINED If you scroll down to the bottom of the page and find the Website Terms Of Use link, click it and read section XI: XI. Reliance on Information Posted. (A) The information presented on o...
by rkawakami
Sat May 22, 2021 3:31 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T440p BIOS Password
Replies: 2
Views: 1782

Re: T440p BIOS Password

I have not ever attempted to execute that program (SRSETUP for UEFI version) before. So this is just going by what I read in the associated README file: It appears that this utility will read out the Supervisor password of a target machine so that the password may also be applied to other laptop(s) ...
by rkawakami
Mon May 17, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: Thermal Paste Question
Replies: 22
Views: 4361

Re: Thermal Paste Question

The main reason why thermal paste would "wear out" if left unused is if it's been exposed to a large amount of air over a long time. The silver particles in the paste do not break down but the moisture does go away, leaving it like it's been used on a CPU/heatsink. At least that's my opinion. I equa...
by rkawakami
Mon May 17, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: So, who's ready to take the covid-19 vaccine ?
Replies: 313
Views: 32154

Re: So, who's ready to take the covid-19 vaccine ?

Tasurinchi wrote:
Mon May 17, 2021 8:57 am
.... still alive and kicking...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljIQo1OHkTI
by rkawakami
Mon May 17, 2021 3:20 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: does ide dvd caddy to ide 3.5 exist?
Replies: 1
Views: 2825

Re: does ide dvd caddy to ide 3.5 exist?

If you are asking if there is an Ultrabay caddy/adapter which replaces a DVD drive with one which can connect a standard 3.5" (desktop; 40 pin) IDE hard drive, then I would say "no" as I have never heard of or seen one.
by rkawakami
Sun May 16, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Which ThinkPads come with a WWAN card
Replies: 7
Views: 3118

Re: Which ThinkPads come with a WWAN card

I believe it's the same situation when dealing with a locked cellular phone. In order to unlock the WWAN card from the Verizon network, you would have to contact Verizon and give them the IMEI number (at least). That number should be printed on the card.
by rkawakami
Sun May 16, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Startup diskette for a 760C
Replies: 3
Views: 2070

Re: Startup diskette for a 760C

Diskette animation means that the system did not find any bootable operating system. Assuming that the 760C still has a hard drive inside, then it's possibly dead. Could also mean that the BIOS is not looking at it. Assuming that the Ultrabay has the floppy drive inside, I'd try booting any diskette...
by rkawakami
Sun May 16, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Kannst du Deutsch lesen? Mehr über W7
Replies: 2
Views: 2595

Re: Kannst du Deutsch lesen? Mehr über W7

Nein!
by rkawakami
Thu May 13, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: Multiple passwords
Replies: 13
Views: 3129

Re: Multiple passwords

I don't remember the details: is there a chance that I can get permanently locked out of the PC if the CMOS battery dies with the power-on password set? Or is it only with a supervisor password? Only the Supervisor (BIOS) password. Removing the CMOS battery will disable (remove) any power-on passwo...
by rkawakami
Thu May 13, 2021 1:52 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T470 backlight fuse
Replies: 3
Views: 1799

Re: T470 backlight fuse

Knock, knock.... you've got a PM!
by rkawakami
Wed May 12, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T470 backlight fuse
Replies: 3
Views: 1799

Re: T470 backlight fuse

Don't have any specific details on the T470, but traditionally the display fuse has been located next to connector where the ribbon cable from the lid attaches to the motherboard.
by rkawakami
Wed May 12, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: So, who's ready to take the covid-19 vaccine ?
Replies: 313
Views: 32154

Re: So, who's ready to take the covid-19 vaccine ?

Just to show how safe this vaccine is... Indian Health Ambassador Gets COVID Vaccine Live on TV to Show Everyone How Safe It Is – Dies 2 Days Later https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/05/indian-health-ambassador-gets-covid-vaccine-live-tv-show-everyone-safe-dies-2-days-later/ Got my shot last wee...
by rkawakami
Tue May 11, 2021 1:51 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB - UltraBay 2000 Portable Drive Bay
Replies: 17
Views: 1718

Re: WTB - UltraBay 2000 Portable Drive Bay

AFAIK, all standard 2.5" notebook hard drives require only 5VDC, never 12V.
by rkawakami
Mon May 10, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB - UltraBay 2000 Portable Drive Bay
Replies: 17
Views: 1718

Re: WTB - UltraBay 2000 Portable Drive Bay

Mike, This is something what Ed is looking for: http://kawakami-ca.com/images/ultrabayslim_portable_drive_bay_medium.jpg This one is the Ultrabay slim version; the one that's on the 600-series systems. edit: Slow to the game... while I was taking the photos, getting them on my computer and using Pai...
by rkawakami
Mon May 10, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Thinkpad 560x refuses to detect hard drives but it powers them - error I9990305 *PICS*
Replies: 21
Views: 4721

Re: Thinkpad 560x refuses to detect hard drives but it powers them - error I9990305

Fuses on the motherboard should be identified by the letter "F", followed by a number. It will be printed on the board very close to the actual part. Some of them look like this: http://kawakami-ca.com/images/t22_main_fuses.jpg http://kawakami-ca.com/images/t23_lcd_and_fuses_f4_f5.jpg With all power...
by rkawakami
Mon May 10, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: So, who's ready to take the covid-19 vaccine ?
Replies: 313
Views: 32154

Re: So, who's ready to take the covid-19 vaccine ?

Hey! Long time, etc… Back in early November 2019, we went to the Biltmore House to do the Candlelight and Downton Abbey tours. Packed house, people from all over, stairs so using handrails etc etc. Big Petri dish, and I got… something Hiya Jane! Glad you recovered, hopefully without any long-term d...
by rkawakami
Sun May 09, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: Swapping X61 motherboards
Replies: 7
Views: 2955

Re: Swapping X61 motherboards

Looking at the X61 HMM there's several different bases (lower case assembly) called out. The only difference may be in the model type (M/T) label that's provided. If your two X61 systems share the same basic model type, the first four digits, then I'd say you're golden. If they are not the same mode...
by rkawakami
Sun May 09, 2021 3:54 am
Forum: Forum Notices, Questions and Suggestions
Topic: Notification emails not working
Replies: 13
Views: 5814

Re: Notification emails not working

I too run the legacy version but do NOT shut down my Firefox browser; only close the tab when I sign out of the forum. Both W520 laptops I use at home are put to Sleep each night with Firefox still running. On the rare occasion that I leave the forum tab open with the laptop unattended, the forum's ...
by rkawakami
Sun May 09, 2021 3:39 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: So, who's ready to take the covid-19 vaccine ?
Replies: 313
Views: 32154

Re: So, who's ready to take the covid-19 vaccine ?

When you hear horror stories like a person's foot literally exploding but then people refuse to talk about it and make BS excuses it's not really reassuring. If you read the story, you'll see this sentence: Dave had lost three toes on his left foot a few years ago due to complications with diabetes...
by rkawakami
Sat May 08, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Forum Notices, Questions and Suggestions
Topic: Notification emails not working
Replies: 13
Views: 5814

Re: Notification emails not working

From what I can remember, this forum does not have a means to remain logged in at all times; essentially what you want to do when clicking on a link in your email notification. The only thing that I can find in the forum settings is an option under Load Settings. User sessions can last a maximum of ...
by rkawakami
Sat May 08, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: So, who's ready to take the covid-19 vaccine ?
Replies: 313
Views: 32154

Re: So, who's ready to take the covid-19 vaccine ?

unixed wrote:
Sat May 08, 2021 2:15 pm
Can you pat your head with one hand while rubbing your stomach in a circular motion with the other? :eek:
If I do that it's supposed to magnetize the nanobots. And that's bad.

To answer your query: yes, in both CW and CCW directions. With either hand.
by rkawakami
Sat May 08, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: So, who's ready to take the covid-19 vaccine ?
Replies: 313
Views: 32154

Re: So, who's ready to take the covid-19 vaccine ?

Short and sweet.... Got my first Moderna shot Friday night at a local pharmacy. So far the expected sore arm is all I can report. Can't feel the nanobots / microchips inside me reporting back to Uncle Bill (or is that the cause of the sore arm????). Scheduled to get the second shot in exactly 4 weeks.
by rkawakami
Sat May 08, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Forum Notices, Questions and Suggestions
Topic: Notification emails not working
Replies: 13
Views: 5814

Re: Notification emails not working

I'm going to go out on a limb and say that your problem is that you need to log into the forum in order to view the post.

The URL contains the information needed to reference the post/thread but you have since logged out.
by rkawakami
Thu May 06, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T20-T23 & T30 Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: How to install Windows 95 OSR2 on a ThinkPad T23
Replies: 8
Views: 3420

Re: How to install Windows 95 OSR2 on a ThinkPad T23

About the only thing I haven't done is do a handstand while wearing an Elvis wig. Try removing the MiniPCI card from the bottom of the laptop. It's behind the small square panel near the back corner. edit: Tracked down a couple of threads here that mention the issue https://forum.thinkpads.com/view...
by rkawakami
Tue May 04, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W541/W550 Series
Topic: W530 Still?
Replies: 19
Views: 4948

Re: W530 Still?

Well, I'll be the old fart in this conversation... :) After years and years of using A31p and T23 laptops as my go-to systems, I've settled on a group of W520 for my everyday usage. It was the last of the "old style" or "classic" keyboards, which is the main reason I like them. They are running W7-6...
by rkawakami
Mon May 03, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: ThinkPad Hardware replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 2043

Re: ThinkPad Hardware replacement

Things like port covers for the much older Thinkpads (600 series and before) probably can't be 3D printed, mainly due to those pieces having flexible rubber "hinges". It's the real reason why the covers are now missing; over time the rubber degrades and eventually breaks. The hard plastic covers the...
by rkawakami
Mon May 03, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T20-T23 & T30 Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: T23 BIOS limit on second HDD adapter?
Replies: 12
Views: 3650

Re: T23 BIOS limit on second HDD adapter?

Another point of reference... I currently have a 100GB drive in the left Ultrabay of a A31p on my desk. It's a normal PATA spinning platter. Works fine. I'd be very surprised if a T23 couldn't handle something like it. I can't remember the last time I had a second HDD in the Ultrabay but I did do no...
by rkawakami
Mon May 03, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: Multiple passwords
Replies: 13
Views: 3129

Re: Multiple passwords

Assuming you are starting from a powered off state: Turn the laptop on If a power-on password is enabled you'll see a lock icon alongside a box-looking item (screen, computer) Enter the power-on password then press the Enter key If a hard drive password is enabled you'll see a lock icon alongside a ...
by rkawakami
Mon May 03, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: ThinkPad Hardware replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 2043

Re: ThinkPad Hardware replacement

Parts are getting very hard to find for these machines now, I even see ThinkPads like 560 and 600 going around on ebay for $200+ now and some are in damaged condition. Funny you should say that. I had my eye on a 560Z that was described as not working, mainly due to the seller declaring that he/she...
by rkawakami
Mon May 03, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: ThinkPad X60 Recovery Discs
Replies: 2
Views: 2990

Re: ThinkPad X60 Recovery Discs

I believe that @illuzionz has what he needs, based upon a PM that I received from him about 3 weeks ago. As such, I'm locking this thread.

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