Search found 8764 matches

by rkawakami
Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: [pictures] TV Prop W500 spotted on eBay (maybe)
Replies: 38
Views: 8542

Re: [pictures] TV Prop W500 spotted on eBay (maybe)

The T410s was also used occasionally for the same purpose. Slightly OT: Tonight on Hawaii Five-0 (Season 8 Episode 7), near the end of the show, there was a ColorWare T410s shown. Had the usual Windows logo on the lid and the ColorWare printing above the left hinge (slightly out of focus on my scre...
by rkawakami
Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: ThinkPad T2x & T3x Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: Pentium 4-M stuck at 1.2 GHz
Replies: 6
Views: 163

Re: Pentium 4-M stuck at 1.2 GHz

To be clear, what system are we talking about here? T2x cannot implement P4 so I'm assuming that you are doing this on a T30. If so, then it's likely that the missing (dead) battery is preventing the system from running at full speed. Try installing a known good battery and re-measure the system spe...
by rkawakami
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Question 'bout FTP
Replies: 7
Views: 165

Re: Question 'bout FTP

+1 for WinSCP.
by rkawakami
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X201 W7 Home Premium x64 recovery disc
Replies: 1
Views: 144

Re: X201 W7 HP x64 recovery disc

Welcome to thinkpads.com! Assuming that you want a "retail" version of Windows 7 Home Premium, from what I understand you should be able to download a copy from here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows7 (Unless for some reason you are blocked by Microsoft because you are out o...
by rkawakami
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Need advise for used thinkpad
Replies: 6
Views: 224

Re: Need advise for used thinkpad

The photo of the battery (#2 in series of 4) shows an 8-cell design. You can tell by the fact that it sticks out from the laptop all of the way across the back side. The 4-cell battery fits flush with the back and does not stick out at all. Note that the seller hasn't really told you much about the ...
by rkawakami
Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Need advise for used thinkpad
Replies: 6
Views: 224

Re: Need advise for used thinkpad

@arunkumarzz : Welcome to thinkpads.com! I'd have to say that many of the members here are based in the USA. As such, you might get purchasing advice that's based upon our availability of used equipment. Like from eBay.com. The last X61 I bought was exactly four years ago. It is a model type 7676-7...
by rkawakami
Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: 15" T60p with non-IPS display?
Replies: 8
Views: 305

Re: 15,1" T60p with non-IPS display?

I'd lean toward the MTM lookup being correct. If the system has a T60p nameplate on the bezel, then it's possible that somebody either swapped the entire lid assembly, or slapped on the wrong clear plate (the plastic strip over the indicator LEDs).
by rkawakami
Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T430s broken ethernet port
Replies: 5
Views: 261

Re: T430s broken ethernet port

If you can't find the RJ45 jack on Digikey, then try Mouser.com. I'm presuming that you can successfully extract a multi-pin ethernet connector from a motherboard if you're looking for a replacement part. The danger doing that is that when you are removing the jack you cause some damage to the mothe...
by rkawakami
Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Li-Ion Battery for ThinkPad
Replies: 15
Views: 408

Re: Li-Ion Battery for ThinkPad

OT
edik wrote:Why am I still a "freshman" after 11 years? :)
Forum ranking is based upon the number of posts that you have made, not by length of time you've been registered unfortunately. You'll be promoted in about 2.7 years at your current rate of posting :) (11 years / 4)
by rkawakami
Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: How can I make a bootable BIOS CD update out of a bootable BIOS Floppy disk
Replies: 7
Views: 491

Re: How can I make a bootable BIOS CD update out of a bootable BIOS Floppy disk

@gseries : TL;DR: The following MIGHT be able to do the job but I ran into a problem in trying this with a BIOS update on an X22 laptop. I have been curious some time about doing exactly what you asked; transferring boot floppies onto CDs. I have just tried the following operation with an IBM boot ...
by rkawakami
Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Can you combine 4 ISO-files into just 1 big ISO?
Replies: 5
Views: 446

Re: Can you combine 4 ISO-files into just 1 big ISO?

I would assume that it would take more that a simple concatenation action. Typically, multi-disk install/restore operations will check for specific disk labels during swap times in order to guarantee that the proper files are available. My uneducated guess is that you could accomplish a single disk/...
by rkawakami
Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T400 stuck on ThinkPad logo
Replies: 3
Views: 485

Re: T400 stuck on ThinkPad logo

On some older Thinkpads I've found that a defective (stuck) key can cause a non-boot, stuck at splash screen condition. If you have a docking station/port replicator you can disconnect the laptop's keyboard, mount the laptop to the dock and use the power switch there to boot the system. If it works,...
by rkawakami
Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Lenovo Thinkpad T60 BIOS password
Replies: 2
Views: 610

Re: Lenovo Thinkpad T60 BIOS password

Welcome to thinkpads.com! Standard recommendation, as per factory guidance, is to replace the motherboard when faced with a supervisor (aka BIOS) password. However, I'm not exactly sure that is what you are seeing. Typically, when the BIOS password is set and the CMOS battery goes dead (or is moment...
by rkawakami
Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Vertical lines on 390E.
Replies: 20
Views: 1359

Re: Vertical lines on 390E.

Is it really this simple? http://www.pc-doctor.com/solutions/pc-doctor-for-dos Yes and no. "PC-Doctor Service Center includes a version of PC-Doctor for DOS." Is the program specific to the machine being used? HP has it online: https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00471587 With respect to Thinkpa...
by rkawakami
Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Vertical lines on 390E.
Replies: 20
Views: 1359

Re: Vertical lines on 390E.

Assuming that you could still find that program online (PC Doctor forced IBM/Lenovo to suspend distribution many years ago), it only tests hardware pieces such as memory, microprocessor, graphic chips, floppy/hard/optical drives, and the like. It can't directly tell you if you have a bad LCD cable o...
by rkawakami
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: CCleaner 5.33.6162 hacked
Replies: 2
Views: 431

CCleaner 5.33.6162 hacked

FYI: https://www.howtogeek.com/326742/cclean ... d-to-know/

TL;DR: CCleaner 32-bit version 5.33.6162 or CCleaner Cloud 1.07.3191 collects and encrypts information that could be used to harm your system.
by rkawakami
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: Identifying the bios chip location on a X24
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Re: Identifying the bios chip location on a X24

The Super I/O chip on the X24 motherboard appears to be a National Semiconductor PC87391. It's on the bottom labelled U241; "below" the memory slot and to the upper left of the docking port connector. Looking at the datasheet, it does not appear to have any EEPROM/flash memory that could be used to ...
by rkawakami
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Connecting two monitors to T420
Replies: 6
Views: 924

Re: Connecting two monitors to T420

Two different cables will be required: Monitor 1: VGA input <---VGA male connector---cable---VGA male connector---> T420 laptop VGA port Monitor 2: VGA input <---VGA male connector---cable---DisplayPort connector---> T420 laptop DisplayPort port Optional: VGA input <---VGA male connector ---cable---...
by rkawakami
Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Connecting two monitors to T420
Replies: 6
Views: 924

Re: Connecting two monitors to T420

I believe it makes a difference, but what kind of video controller do you have? NVIDIA or Intel? And are you trying to get three desktops; the T420 LCD, plus the two external monitors?
by rkawakami
Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W520 Blue Screen
Replies: 3
Views: 841

Re: W520 Blue Screen

And if you do find that you have been running integrated graphics, then run a memory diagnostic program such as memtest86+. Since integrated graphics 'borrow' memory for display purposes from main memory, you could have a problem with bad module(s). You can download the diagnostic from here: http://...
by rkawakami
Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: IBM ThinkPad Z60t - looking for recovery CD/DVD
Replies: 2
Views: 796

Re: IBM ThinkPad Z60t - looking for recovery CD/DVD

Welcome to thinkpads.com!

You have a Private Message from me!
by rkawakami
Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Thinkpad 560x keyboard schematic
Replies: 5
Views: 1238

Re: Thinkpad 560x keyboard schematic

I'll second that comment. I've seen a fair share of Thinkpad system schematics and they leave off the keyboard, display and inverter circuitry. Which makes sense as they only cover the motherboard. From my understanding, the keyboard is based on a 16 x 8 switch matrix which is then encoded into a se...
by rkawakami
Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Thinkpad power beep sounds?
Replies: 4
Views: 885

Re: Thinkpad power beep sounds?

While I believe that it won't matter too much (beeps probably similar across all models), exactly which Thinkpad(s) does this query concern? The W520 here makes the same "deee dooop" sound when unplugging and plugging in the AC adapter. Don't know about the low battery sound as this one is fully cha...
by rkawakami
Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Total solar eclipse 2017 in US
Replies: 12
Views: 551

Re: Total solar eclipse 2017 in US

Thanks for those details. Going to PMs as I've got several more questions....
by rkawakami
Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Total solar eclipse 2017 in US
Replies: 12
Views: 551

Re: Total solar eclipse 2017 in US

I took a few shots from where I was during the event. Perfectly clear skies, if a little humid. :) Excellent images! Do you have exposure settings for those pictures? Initial plans for 2024 looks like Texas. Sun will almost be in the same position as I saw in Missouri (due south, 66 degrees above h...
by rkawakami
Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Mobile data as main source of internet questions
Replies: 21
Views: 927

Re: Mobile data as main source of internet questions

My understanding is that all AT&T consumer (home) DSL is A DSL; the "A" meaning asymmetrical. Which will always limit your upload speed to 384 to 640Kps no matter what your download speed is. Had AT&T DSL for many years before biting the bullet and switching over to Comcast cable. For my mobile data...
by rkawakami
Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Total solar eclipse 2017 in US
Replies: 12
Views: 551

Re: Total solar eclipse 2017 in US

TPFanatic wrote:
Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:48 pm
Partial eclipse: https://imgur.com/gallery/Uegzg
LOL! You need to color correct those images. What I saw was more whitish, not with that green tinge.
by rkawakami
Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Total solar eclipse 2017 in US
Replies: 12
Views: 551

Total solar eclipse 2017 in US

Sorta at the last minute (little more than 1.5 months before the actual event), I decided to take a trip from San Jose to see the total solar eclipse that was going to arc across the continent on August 21. After some consideration, viewing the totality path, the easy accessibility (and cost) of air...
by rkawakami
Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 96
Views: 21783

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

TPFanatic wrote:
Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:03 pm
Yellowcard
Wow... that brings back memories. Saw them in March 2004 up in San Francisco at the Warfield.

Go to advanced search