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by rkawakami
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: need X60 Recovery cd-please !
Replies: 2
Views: 310

Re: need X60 Recovery cd-please !

Sorry for the late reply meanie, but you have a PM!
by rkawakami
Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Color Laser printer suggestions
Replies: 4
Views: 605

Re: Color Laser printer suggestions

Sorry for being late to the party... I've had an HP LaserJet 200 Color MFP for a couple of years. Works great. Takes a few seconds to warm up and is a little bit noisy (compared to an inkjet) but it's been fast and reliable. Like you, I had an inkjet (HP Business Inkjet 1100d) but with only occasion...
by rkawakami
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: ThinkPad T2x & T3x Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: T23 4x beep with any (working) RAM, 1-3-3-1 without RAM
Replies: 9
Views: 2956

Re: T23 4x beep with any (working) RAM, 1-3-3-1 without RAM

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:16 am
BTW, any of you own a Bimmer or Merc?
2000 BMW E46 (323i). I use an ODB II USB interface cable; no serial port needed.
by rkawakami
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Data only plan suggestions
Replies: 3
Views: 585

Re: Data only plan suggestions

....Option 2 is doable for me and I may do it but I'm gonna get AT&T 5GB tiered plan $45 I believe with autopay and try out my M1 if my speeds are good enough I'll spring in for unlimited plus plan... Anything faster than my current DSL will be enough for me to switch to it permanently... Heck I do...
by rkawakami
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Data only plan suggestions
Replies: 3
Views: 585

Re: Data only plan suggestions

If you're stuck with using the AT&T network, then I'd suggest going to their web site or local store to find out what types of plans that they offer. I can tell you about my recent experiences since I use them for cell service and have had four different dedicated hotspots (none AT&T) in the past. I...
by rkawakami
Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T2x & T3x Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: Existing T30 HDD/XP-install into "new"/used T30?
Replies: 14
Views: 3216

Re: Existing T30 HDD/XP-install into "new"/used T30?

Ann, I don't believe that the various models of T30 made over the years changed either the Intel chipset or the video controller on the motherboard. Those two hardware subsystems are the main sources of problems when transferring a hard drive from one model type to another. What you may end up chang...
by rkawakami
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: What ThinkPad has these specs?
Replies: 6
Views: 3057

Re: What ThinkPad has these specs?

All I'm finding on ebay is the 1600x900 version of the T440s. Strange. Maybe you are too restrictive in your search (i.e., setting price point too low). I was able to find a couple of systems using this search string: (thinkpad,lenovo) (t440p,t440s) (fhd,1920) Note that this search also finds the F...
by rkawakami
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: What ThinkPad has these specs?
Replies: 6
Views: 3057

Re: What ThinkPad has these specs?

Welcome to thinkpads.com! I don't know off the top of my head which is the oldest 14" FHD system, but you can do a Google search and come up with: - Thinkpad T460s (2016 model) You can also go to the PSREF (Personal Systems Reference) area at Lenovo and download a bunch of .PDFs and search yourself:...
by rkawakami
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Ripping my DVD/Blu-Rays to a external Drive
Replies: 10
Views: 934

Re: Ripping my DVD/Blu-Rays to a external Drive

I believe that one of the major problems with trying to connect an external hard drive via the Blu-ray player's USB port is that it may lack the necessary power (i.e., maximum current capability) for the HD. I suggest contacting Sony's technical support, reading your product's manual or posting the ...
by rkawakami
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Mixing different size of 72-pin EDO SO-DIMM ( Laptop memory RAM ) ?
Replies: 8
Views: 3342

Re: Mixing different size of 72-pin EDO SO-DIMM ( Laptop memory RAM ) ?

Mixing memory sizes? You should be able to freely mix-and-match memory module capacity, up to any system/firmware maximum size limitation. I do not recall there being any requirement for "matched sets" in those days. In some cases you may need to use one socket before the other, or in other cases, p...
by rkawakami
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: X31 Recovery CD's Needed
Replies: 22
Views: 1247

Re: X31 Recovery CD's Needed

Sorry for wasting your time. I verified the disk drive and memory in my X31 but still am running into the "load disk 1" problem. If/when you get the retail copy of Windows XP installed, come back here and click on the Drivers link at the top of any page, navigate to the X31 and download what you need.
by rkawakami
Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:58 am
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: X31 Recovery CD's Needed
Replies: 22
Views: 1247

Re: X31 Recovery CD's Needed

So I finally found one of my X31 systems and attempted to do a full recovery. Procedure appears to go correctly up until the sixth disk is loaded and a request to reboot the system is executed. The system then asks for a Supplemental disk, which I do not have so I click on "No", then the recovery op...
by rkawakami
Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: My Internet Connection *PIC*
Replies: 158
Views: 32598

Re: My Internet Connection *PIC*

So this may not be pertinent to the OP's location, but I bit the bullet on my AT&T cell service and switched over from a plan with 1000 nationwide minutes a month (with rollover), unlimited texting and a jumbled assortment of data plans on five lines (two grandfathered iPhone unlimited data and 2GB ...
by rkawakami
Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: X31 Recovery CD's Needed
Replies: 22
Views: 1247

Re: X31 Recovery CD's Needed

Unfortunately I have no experience attempting to execute the restore operation from a USB connected hard or flash drive with copies of the ISO files on it. All my recoveries are done by burning the ISOs onto blank optical disks and proceeding from there. For this X31 set, you should be booting the s...
by rkawakami
Mon Dec 25, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: My Internet Connection *PIC*
Replies: 158
Views: 32598

Re: My Internet Connection *PIC*

As far as I know, you can't get a data plan (mobile hotspot, not smartphone) from anyone that's pay-as-you-use-it. As I mentioned earlier in this thread (2+ years ago) there is Internet-on-the-Go (http://www.internet-go.com/ ) which works similar to TracFone; you buy X GB of data for a fixed cost a...
by rkawakami
Mon Dec 25, 2017 5:25 am
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: X31 Recovery CD's Needed
Replies: 22
Views: 1247

Re: X31 Recovery CD's Needed

@clarkey & theterminator93: PM from me!
by rkawakami
Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: X31 Recovery CD's Needed
Replies: 22
Views: 1247

Re: X31 Recovery CD's Needed

Have used a W520 to create .ISO files from all six CDs. This time the R&R (41A4007) disk matches what I did for the X41 set a couple of years ago. I'm in the process of uploading them to my FTP site and will let you know when I've verified all of them. Was delayed a little bit today due to a lost of...
by rkawakami
Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: X31 Recovery CD's Needed
Replies: 22
Views: 1247

Re: X31 Recovery CD's Needed

I've started creating the .ISO files and have run into a slight problem with the second Product Recovery CD. Each time that I read that disk and create the .ISO file, upon checking the file with WinMD5 it generates a different checksum value. This means that I'm not getting a consistent read from th...
by rkawakami
Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: X31 Recovery CD's Needed
Replies: 22
Views: 1247

Re: X31 Recovery CD's Needed

Welcome to thinkpads.com! I have what I believe to be the WinXPP recovery disk set for the X31 but it will take me a day or two to create and upload the .ISOs. It consists of the Rescue and Recovery disk, along with 5 Product Recovery CDs. In the meantime if somebody else already has them online, pl...
by rkawakami
Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:00 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Installing Factory Image on X220
Replies: 2
Views: 2577

Re: Installing Factory Image on X220

I can think of two options: 1) Obtain an Ultrabase Series 3 https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/migr-76765 Be sure it includes a DVD drive in the Ultrabay. They can be had for about $30 on eBay. 2) Try using a portable (external) DVD drive connected via USB Either case would need the appropri...
by rkawakami
Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T2x & T3x Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: T23 DVD-drive assembly pictures ? Won't close.
Replies: 1
Views: 2822

Re: T23 DVD-drive assembly pictures ? Won't close.

Welcome to thinkpads.com! I believe that there is a plastic latch inside the drive that keeps the tray closed, although it's been some time since I opened one up. My take is that it is easier to replace the entire unit. You could upgrade to a CD-RW/DVD drive (writes CD-R or CD-RW, in addition to rea...
by rkawakami
Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:51 am
Forum: ThinkPad T2x & T3x Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: T22 Error 0175/Bad CRC1. Looking for an eeprom dump.
Replies: 7
Views: 3176

Re: T22 Error 0175/Bad CRC1. Looking for an eeprom dump.

@Bronet: Private Message (PM) has been sent to you!
by rkawakami
Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:37 am
Forum: ThinkPad T2x & T3x Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: T22 Error 0175/Bad CRC1. Looking for an eeprom dump.
Replies: 7
Views: 3176

Re: T22 Error 0175/Bad CRC1. Looking for an eeprom dump.

I've tried to edit my current eeprom by comparing with an uncorrupted eeprom from a Thinkpad A21 but with no success If you truly tried to use an A21 EEPROM dump to revive your T22, then I think that's your problem. I believe that the systems are too different to share BIOS firmware. If on the othe...
by rkawakami
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: How many ThinkPads is too many?!
Replies: 26
Views: 4616

Re: How many ThinkPads is too many?!

When you start misplacing them, and can't find the machine you're looking for, you ( may DO) have too many. Three or four, if you ask my wife :) . (See .sig below. I'd guess that a little bit more than half of the different models listed I have multiples of; most working, some not. My notes say tha...
by rkawakami
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T2x & T3x Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: T22 Error 0175/Bad CRC1. Looking for an eeprom dump.
Replies: 7
Views: 3176

Re: T22 Error 0175/Bad CRC1. Looking for an eeprom dump.

Welcome to thinkpads.com!

Am I to assume that you have a way of re-programming the EEPROM while it's still in circuit, or are you attempting to do this with it removed from the motherboard?
by rkawakami
Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: RAM frequency vs. power consumption for Carolina idiots
Replies: 7
Views: 3659

Re: RAM frequency vs. power consumption for Carolina idiots

Here's my take on this, from years (decades, even) of a memory test engineering background. Given that the memory clock speed is kept constant in Thinkpads (I'm assuming that all current and past designs do NOT adjust their clock speed when presented with memory modules that have a higher speed rati...
by rkawakami
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: My Internet Connection *PIC*
Replies: 158
Views: 32598

Re: My Internet Connection *PIC*

I have Verizon miFi but it is only 5GB cap. I only use it if the internet is running very slow and need to get something done on it. And that runs me $50 a month rather I use it or not. Theirs bills I paid on it with 0.0GB used on it. But don't get anything back if I don't use it, still full $50. I...
by rkawakami
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Undervolting with PIN mod, any schematics out there for CPU?
Replies: 9
Views: 1443

Re: Undervolting with PIN mod, any schematics out there for CPU?

The first reference that comes up with a "intel t7600 cpu pinout" Google search is this:

http://download.intel.com/design/mobile ... 407804.pdf

Section 4 lists the pinout, although there does not seem to be any documentation about undervolting (done by searching the .PDF).
by rkawakami
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Forum Notices, Questions and Suggestions
Topic: Has the site certificate expired?
Replies: 4
Views: 503

Re: Has the site certificate expired?

Just logged in using Chrome 62.0.3202.94 (Official Build) (64-bit) without any warnings/errors. I typically do not use Chrome but as far as I can tell, nothing seems out of place in my Advanced/Privacy and security settings. I also just checked the forum settings and can't determine if/where the sit...

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