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by ryengineer
Fri Jul 11, 2008 8:21 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Keyboard condition Poll
Replies: 19
Views: 3016

For me the shine feels good on older thinkpads only; I have an IBM 701c and it's keys have minor shine which has slightly soften and moisten the keys, thus the shine has made the whole typing experience second to none, at least for me.

However, I can't bear shine on newer thinkpad keyboards.
by ryengineer
Sun Jul 06, 2008 2:51 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60P Bluetooth?
Replies: 2
Views: 568

Yep, ltwbook says so.
by ryengineer
Sun Jul 06, 2008 2:49 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Does this laptop exist ? 7665-WYV
Replies: 3
Views: 753

According to warranty page it does but with 7665-CTO product number, you can even further lookup parts with it.

Go to the following page and input the system's information:

Warranty Lookup.
by ryengineer
Sun Jul 06, 2008 2:42 am
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: Bluetooth module vanished on X41 Tablet Vista Upgrade
Replies: 8
Views: 2096

alexandicity wrote:Right, so my product code is 1866WBA. What does that tell us?
It tells us you don't have a Bluetooth card installed in your machine.
by ryengineer
Wed Jul 02, 2008 5:46 am
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: Stuck on POST
Replies: 2
Views: 578

Sounds like the system board is dying or already has. You may think about selling the machine for parts or buying a replacement motherboard from ebay . A member in the marketplace of this forum is planning to sell two x2x machines, you should check them out too: WIW: X20 and X24's (What's It Worth?) .
by ryengineer
Wed Jul 02, 2008 5:35 am
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: Bluetooth module vanished on X41 Tablet Vista Upgrade
Replies: 8
Views: 2096

What's the 7 character product number of your machine?
by ryengineer
Wed Jul 02, 2008 5:30 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Buying a used T60...what to look for?
Replies: 10
Views: 1134

snip.....In other words, is there *any* reliable way to find out whether someone is selling a stolen laptop? Only reliable way is through lenovo which will only work if and only if the owner has reported the machine as stolen to lenovo by providing the serial number and validating to be the owner. ...
by ryengineer
Wed Jul 02, 2008 4:59 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Vista & DVD Recovery Media
Replies: 4
Views: 591

There is also another format called DVD-RAM, avoid using it as the first bootable disk. The Thinkvantage Rescue and Recovery workspace does not support booting from a DVD-RAM disc. As a result, do not create rescue media, Product Recovery CDs, backups, or archive backups where the first disc of the ...
by ryengineer
Wed Jul 02, 2008 4:51 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 - MiniDock - PS2 mouse - Wakeup Question
Replies: 2
Views: 501

Go to Device Manager in Windows and look for Power Management options under the mouse then tick mark "enable the device to wake up your machine".

If you don't have that option for your PS/2 mouse in Windows then go to BIOS and try to look for one.
by ryengineer
Wed Jul 02, 2008 4:36 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Server 2003 + Active Protection System Question
Replies: 2
Views: 445

I'm currently using Windows Server 2008 on my T60 with the same Hitachi HDD as yours and the drive parks itself when the machine is shaken.

I suggest you install different version of Windows on your machine in order to uncover the culprit or wait for other users with Windows 2003 to reply.
by ryengineer
Wed Jul 02, 2008 4:21 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: will pc-dos be available again for purchase?
Replies: 8
Views: 2093

XCoalMiner wrote:This site says: Status No longer sold, not supported
A version was being offered on lenovo.com a few months ago.
by ryengineer
Mon Jun 30, 2008 9:19 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Installing R&R after clean install of Vista
Replies: 5
Views: 886

The documentation is referring to enterprise version of Rescue and Recovery which can be purchased from lenovo for $75 which works on non-lenovo machines also. ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery V4.2 As far as 25012 error is concerned there's a work around for lenovo machines, although there's no guar...
by ryengineer
Mon Jun 30, 2008 9:02 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X60s Browser Safari and Firefox scrolling mystery
Replies: 4
Views: 1095

Do this:

Go to Device Manager in Windows and open Mouse settings then select "Trackpoint", go into the Settings tab for "Scrolling" and choose "Smooth" in the "Scrolling Type" option, click OK and then Apply.

You would now be able to use the middle mouse button as a scrolling wheel in browsers.
by ryengineer
Mon Jun 30, 2008 8:21 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: x61t: pen cursor jumping to edges of screen while writing
Replies: 9
Views: 1308

Have you replicated the same problem in Windows as well? You've to consider the possibility that this issue could be Ubuntu related only.
by ryengineer
Mon Jun 30, 2008 8:04 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: How do I use the Integrated Camera?
Replies: 6
Views: 728

Update: I found this: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-67413.html This says how to take a picture with the camera, but my camera does not show up (nothing shows up). That's for Windows XP. So, I found someone else who had the same problem, apparently, and they downloaded a driver and...
by ryengineer
Mon Jun 30, 2008 7:44 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: How do I use the Integrated Camera?
Replies: 6
Views: 728

Try Yawcam. (Freeware)

Or search on Download.com to find additional software.
by ryengineer
Mon Jun 30, 2008 7:34 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: No sound after resuming from Standby on T61p?
Replies: 2
Views: 436

Update the drivers:

Audio driver for Windows Vista - ThinkPad R61, R61i, T61, T61p, X61, X61s, X61 Tablet, Reserve Edition.

lenovo wrote:Summary of Changes
Version 6.10.1.5500 (32-bit) / 6.10.2.5500 (64-bit)
(Fix) Intermittent no sound after suspend/resume.
Also update your BIOS.
by ryengineer
Mon Jun 30, 2008 7:19 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Bluetooth Devices Uninstalled After Clean Install +Vista
Replies: 2
Views: 392

If you press Fn+F5 then Windows Vista would install it's own drivers.

Alternatively you can find drivers from lenovo's website:

Bluetooth with Enhanced Data Rate Software for Windows Vista - ThinkPad.

It's very important that you read the installation instructions.
by ryengineer
Mon Jun 30, 2008 7:07 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: How do I use the Integrated Camera?
Replies: 6
Views: 728

In Vista there is no Software to take pictures: Windows Vista has no operating system-based applications or utilities to display images captured by the Integrated Camera - 3000 N100, V100 / ThinkPad R61, T61, Z61m, Z61p, Z61t . Install a third party software like Windows Live Messenger or buy any sh...
by ryengineer
Sun Jun 29, 2008 7:08 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Using rescue and recovery on a dual boot system
Replies: 4
Views: 759

Try using Testdisk.

In addition you can fix Rescue and Recovery using:

How to reenable the F11 function (Product Recovery Program). (It works, I've personally tried it)

Or if you've a floppy drive then use the following instead:

Rescue and Recovery - Recovery repair diskette.
by ryengineer
Sun Jun 29, 2008 7:02 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: will pc-dos be available again for purchase?
Replies: 8
Views: 2093

Re: will pc-dos be available again for purchase?

toby909 wrote:does anyone know if/when pc-dos will be available again as an OS choice for the T61P?.....snip
Why don't you call lenovo at 1-866-96-THINK and ask?
by ryengineer
Fri Jun 27, 2008 3:35 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: A few questions on the X60s
Replies: 13
Views: 2490

zodiac wrote:Sorry ryengineer, you misunderstood my question. I meant, if there are different ultrabases (e.g. more or less USB ports) for the standard X60s machines. Or is there just one model?
Sorry zodiac yes I did.

There is only one standard version of X6 Ultrabase, no min or max version there.
by ryengineer
Fri Jun 27, 2008 5:30 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: A few questions on the X60s
Replies: 13
Views: 2490

Ryengineer: How can I tell, if the X60s I intend to buy has an Atheros or an Intel card built in? Also, another question came up in the meantime: Are there different models of X6 ultrabases? I know, there are different ones for the tablet versions. But are there also different ones for the standard...
by ryengineer
Fri Jun 27, 2008 4:00 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Help me with this miracle as well (Pic)
Replies: 2
Views: 695

new2tp wrote:snip....Please advise if I can upgrade to T7400 or T7600.....
First it's a low voltage processor - L2400 which is different than T7400.

Secondly the processor is soldered onto the motherboard, you cannot upgrade or replace it without swapping out the whole system board.
by ryengineer
Fri Jun 27, 2008 3:40 am
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: Should I buy a X31 or X40?
Replies: 12
Views: 1757

Re: Should I buy a X31 or X40?

snip....How much does having a 4300RPM HDD affect the X40? Can anyone make any recommendations? 4200rpm drives in X4x are slow, not only that but the storage options are also limited and expensive. There seems to be a 250g difference in weight between the two, a fair bit. What is it like carrying t...
by ryengineer
Fri Jun 27, 2008 3:20 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Does my X60-Tablet have MT/MV in it?
Replies: 3
Views: 723

Your model doesn't have touchscreen. Upon going to lenovo.com and inputing your machine type in the product finder revealed: Product: ThinkPad X60 Tablet 6364-46G Operating system: All Original description: L2400(1.66GHz), 1GB RAM, 80GB 5400rpm HD, 12.1in 1024x768 LCD, Intel 950, Intel 802.11abg wir...
by ryengineer
Fri Jun 27, 2008 1:15 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: SOLD: MINT T43 XGA/1.86GHz/1GB/60GB/Combo/BT/ABG - $409
Replies: 8
Views: 1057

jamnkats wrote:snip.....if it is covered in MExico for IWS....snip
It is, however on-site warranty may not be available in Mexico, they'll substitute it for depot repair.
by ryengineer
Fri Jun 27, 2008 1:06 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Persistence Module error message
Replies: 2
Views: 1851

It's a software issue: http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=158294 On googling some people claim it's a malware, others say to update Windows with SP2 and some others say it's Intel's "Common User Interface" which can be fixed by disabling igfxpers.exe at startup (as the above thread sugges...
by ryengineer
Fri Jun 27, 2008 12:38 am
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: X41 Tablet pen buttons not working?!
Replies: 2
Views: 724

After reloading the OS have you updated it completely?

Also, the digitizer itself could be defective.
by ryengineer
Fri Jun 27, 2008 12:16 am
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: x40 batteyr replacement problem
Replies: 2
Views: 851

Re: x40 batteyr replacement problem

gluvox wrote:snip.....Does the IBM just not like non-IBM batteries? If IBM no longer manufactures this battery, what are my options? Throw the computer away?....snip
You can order an original battery from IBM maintenance parts or lenovo.

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