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by pkiff
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: For Sale - Assortment of Venerable Thinkpads - Updated Again
Replies: 13
Views: 1996

Re: For Sale - Assortment of Venerable Thinkpads

I'm not normally one for collecting machines that I don't intend to put immediately into daily use. But I sent a PM about a 701C (AMD 133MHz?) and one a them there right-handed Transnotes if there are any left.
Phil.
by pkiff
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X61T external drive issue - Not showing up??
Replies: 26
Views: 2777

Re: X61T external drive issue - Not showing up??

That is a drag. I don't have other suggestions, sorry. I once actually had to entirely turf a self-encrypted SSD drive from either Crucial or Samsung because it became unreadable. I ran into some kind of problem with the how one of my machines dealt with the Self-Encryption key and conflicted with t...
by pkiff
Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X61T external drive issue - Not showing up??
Replies: 26
Views: 2777

Re: X61T external drive issue - Not showing up??

Returning back to the question of whether the drive was "initialized", I wonder if in fact there is something about the drive architecture as it is currently built that is preventing access from your X61T. Have you been able to access any other 2nd hard drive from your X61T? It may be a problem spec...
by pkiff
Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Is 600x 650mhz a unicorn?
Replies: 20
Views: 4289

Re: Is 600x 650mhz a unicorn?

Way back in the dark ages, someone wrote a post that attempted to create a list of which 600X type-models supported SpeedStep, and in doing so, they also created a (partial!) list that identified which models shipped originally with a PIII 650MHz and which ones shipped originally with a PIII 500MHz:...
by pkiff
Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Positive feedback for FAIR Traders
Replies: 3043
Views: 610531

Re: Positive feedback for FAIR Traders

Bought a pair of X61T batteries from olex126 and they arrived well-packaged in one day (wow, so that's what shipping within the same country is like when you live in close cities!) with the exact wattage and charge counts as described.

Thanks Dave!

Phil.
by pkiff
Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: Pentium III MMC-2 CPU Any speed
Replies: 9
Views: 2778

Re: WTB: Pentium III MMC-2 CPU Any speed

Update 2: I got a Pentium III 650Mhz CPU from fellow Torontonian pkiff at no cost! Thanks so much! You are much more industrious and patient than I am with regards to these old and failing parts. I hadn't looked at that MMC-2 board since pulling it out of one of my 600X's to upgrade it, and anyone ...
by pkiff
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB/LF any X61 tablet bateries
Replies: 8
Views: 2048

Re: WTB/LF any X61 tablet bateries

PM sent - but I wouldn't want to bump arty_harvey (Mike) out of getting one, since he started the thread.

Phil.
by pkiff
Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Nearly all ThinkPads have defective USB-C ports and bad Thunderbolts
Replies: 13
Views: 4211

Re: Nearly all ThinkPads have defective USB-C ports and bad Thunderbolts

Also note that these "fixes" were supposedly released in July so they aren't exactly new. Yeah, in the case of my X1 Tablet 3rd Gen, this is an old issue. The fixes were posted last fall. AND I agree with the general sentiment here that Thunderbolt 3 isn't yet quite as stable as it should be. I hav...
by pkiff
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: ThinkPad 770z Can't Read HDD
Replies: 24
Views: 6279

Re: ThinkPad 770z Can't Read HDD

Here's a belated followup that won't really help you. Doing BIOS check on HDD, giving errors: DEV 017 ERR 82 FRU 6010 DEV 071 = means DEVice ID 071, which is HDD-1 (Hard Disk Drive) I'm not sure what ERR 82 means. I thought I had a list of those error codes somewhere, but I can't seem to locate it. ...
by pkiff
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: is it okay NOT to install the sound driver for 770X?
Replies: 3
Views: 4126

Re: is it okay NOT to install the sound driver for 770X?

question: What is this PCI Multimedia Audio Device that I did not install the driver for? is it okay not to install the sound driver and just keep using it with the sound drivers W98 installed during the installation? Sure, you can leave exclamation marks in your Device Manager no problem. All it m...
by pkiff
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: does 770X play DVD without MPEG board?
Replies: 8
Views: 3878

Re: does 770X play DVD without MPEG board?

I had the most success using either Media Player Classic or Mediamatics DVDExpress to play DVDs in my 770E/ED (PII 233Mhz) and 770Z (PII 366MHz) machines, but neither were able to play DVD's smoothly enough to be acceptable to me without the help of the DVD MPEG Card. After upgrading my 770E/ED to a...
by pkiff
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: SOLD: W520 4276-38U 8GB RAM 500GB HDD Win 10 Pro
Replies: 4
Views: 1367

Re: FS: W520 4276-38U 8GB RAM 500GB HDD Win 10 Pro

PsychBiller wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:06 am
My apologies! Profile has been updated
Thanks. And for what it's worth, my very similarly spec'ed W520 is running Windows 10 Pro version 1809, and it seems very solid to me. I'm on the "Semi-Annual Channel (Targetted)" Windows update schedule.
by pkiff
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: SOLD: W520 4276-38U 8GB RAM 500GB HDD Win 10 Pro
Replies: 4
Views: 1367

Re: FS: W520 4276-38U 8GB RAM 500GB HDD Win 10 Pro

Hey PsychoBiller, can you add your location to your profile, please? It's required by the forum, and is especially required now that you are selling something in the marketplace.
Thanks,
Phil.
by pkiff
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Forum Notices, Questions and Suggestions
Topic: [REQUEST] Dark(er) theme option for the forum
Replies: 8
Views: 4542

Re: [REQUEST] Dark(er) theme option for the forum

I use an add-on called Stylus to display some websites with a dark theme when the sites themselves don't offer that option. Stylus overrides the CSS on a site by inserting its own custom user CSS: https://add0n.com/stylus.html Stylus allows you to install website "styles" from userstyles.org that ha...
by pkiff
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Is 600x 650mhz a unicorn?
Replies: 20
Views: 4289

Re: Is 600x 650mhz a unicorn?

There seem to be three different versions of the Selectadocks, I, II, and III....Is there a difference between Version II and III? Will both have no problem in dealing with external PCI video cards such as Voodoo 3 or 5? I only ever owned a SelectaDock III, and I don't really know about the differe...
by pkiff
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: Thinkpad X1 Carbon Tablet Gen 4 (will it ever come?)
Replies: 2
Views: 4092

Re: Thinkpad X1 Carbon Tablet Gen 4 (will it ever come?)

It's still showing available on the both the U.S. and Canadian versions of the Lenovo site: https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/tablets/windows-tablets/thinkpad-tablet-series/ThinkPad-X1-Tablet-3rd-Gen/p/22TP2CP0113 Maybe they don't have any in stock in the Netherlands for some reason? Or maybe as you sugg...
by pkiff
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60p Supposed to Feel This Slow
Replies: 15
Views: 4962

Re: T60p Supposed to Feel This Slow

Ahhh! Thanks for posting a follow-up to let us know.
by pkiff
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60p Supposed to Feel This Slow
Replies: 15
Views: 4962

Re: T60p Supposed to Feel This Slow

For whatever strange reason, I had to disable windows updates on my T60p when I had it, for whatever reason it would always ramp up CPU cycles and make everything painfully slow. There was a period of time when Windows Update was broken and would never finish updating on some Win 7 systems. And the...
by pkiff
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60p Supposed to Feel This Slow
Replies: 15
Views: 4962

Re: T60p Supposed to Feel This Slow

It's very hard to tell what might seem "slow" to the OP without more details. I'm running Windows 7 on a T60P T7600 with 3GB RAM and a 500GB Seagate Momentus XT HDD (one of their earlier hybrid models). I don't find it too slow for most tasks. But that's all relative. It's not my main machine. And I...
by pkiff
Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X61 wifi upgrade /w middleton BIOS
Replies: 5
Views: 5064

Re: X61 wifi upgrade /w middleton BIOS

It's been a long time since I upgraded my X61 Tablet BIOSes, and I may have forgotten a few things, but I maybe have a couple tips? The archive includes the flashing and other utilities but the actual upgraded bios .rom/.fl1/.fl2 files are nowhere to be found. I just downloaded the file you linked, ...
by pkiff
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: A favor/request for media
Replies: 5
Views: 5232

Re: A favor/request for media

I'm with the RealBlackStuff on this one. Delete! Besides, he says he's some kind of Thinkpad enthusiast who's been collecting OEM disks for friends and cracking and them and sharing them but he's never bothered to join this forum until now? And he wants real people with real online identities to sen...
by pkiff
Tue May 07, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: ok, now I need a few hints on win 10
Replies: 17
Views: 3794

Re: ok, now I need a few hints on win 10

you think an offline account will work when setting up the preload for the first time..? any intel on how an offline account will affect future updates..? There shouldn't be any problems getting updates. I have my X1 Carbon Tablet Gen 3 configured with a Local Account instead of a Microsoft Account...
by pkiff
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Is 600x 650mhz a unicorn?
Replies: 20
Views: 4289

Re: Is 600x 650mhz a unicorn?

CPU upgrade on mmc2 board?: https://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?t=98033 With a few comments from andy2000 about swapping in a 1GHz CPU on an MMC-2 board. And links to non-English boards with further details. 1 gig hz on a 600x: https://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?t=103729 Some additional...
by pkiff
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 600X clean install W98SE apminst.inf ???
Replies: 3
Views: 1131

Re: 600X clean install W98SE apminst.inf ???

You're probably finished with this install by now. But if not, you might want to check my instructions from about 15 years ago: http://thinkpads.kiff.ca/600x/install_w98se This is a good method to follow if you have generic Windows 98SE disks, but not the original 600X recovery disks, and if you wan...
by pkiff
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Is 600x 650mhz a unicorn?
Replies: 20
Views: 4289

Re: Is 600x 650mhz a unicorn?

I wouldn't know. 600 series were never my thing, although I've owned more than my fair share of them. Folks who have really toyed with those are mostly gone from the forum, with the possible exception of pkiff who likely knows a thing or two about these mods... Hey that's me! There were lots of PII...
by pkiff
Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: X1 Carbon Tablet 3rd Gen - Sleep/Suspend issues - Sometimes won't respond!
Replies: 8
Views: 7078

Re: X1 Carbon Tablet 3rd Gen - Sleep/Suspend issues - Sometimes won't respond!

I currently have Power Options set as follows: On battery: Turn off display: 5 minutes Put to sleep: 10 minutes Plugged in: Turn off display: 1 hour Put to sleep: 2 hours (I think those above settings may be the defaults for "balanced"?) In Power & sleep there is a "Network connection" setting, "Whe...
by pkiff
Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: X1 Carbon Tablet 3rd Gen - Sleep/Suspend issues - Sometimes won't respond!
Replies: 8
Views: 7078

Re: X1 Carbon Tablet 3rd Gen - Sleep/Suspend issues - Sometimes won't respond!

I haven't had the problem since I updated all those drivers and the BIOS. I leave it sometimes attached to the Thunderbolt 3 Dock for several days at a time, with the lid closed, without any activity, and it has not been getting locked up. I use the power button on the Thunderbolt Dock to suspend or...
by pkiff
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: TP 600X recovery cd not working?
Replies: 4
Views: 1425

Re: TP 600X recovery cd not working?

I don't recall if I ever ran the recovery process on one of my 600X's. But if you decide to give up on the recovery CDs and install Windows 98 from scratch, then here is an old set of instructions you can try following: http://thinkpads.kiff.ca/600x/install_w98se Many of the links on that page may n...
by pkiff
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Recovery Set Repository for Community Members
Replies: 55
Views: 13196

Re: Recovery Set Repository

This is a very helpful and generous service, theterminator93, thanks! If I am able to find some of my old recovery disks, I'll check to see if I have any that aren't already in your list. I know that I have some for the X60T/X61T somewhere, but they've not surfaced out of my mess of storage boxes fo...
by pkiff
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: X1 Carbon Tablet 3rd Gen - Sleep/Suspend issues - Sometimes won't respond!
Replies: 8
Views: 7078

Re: X1 Carbon Tablet 3rd Gen - Sleep/Suspend issues - Sometimes won't respond!

I thought I'd report back on the current status to close off this issue. I haven't experienced one of these non-responsive sleep states since the series of firmware, BIOS and driver updates I did a couple weeks ago. So, while I'm not sure which one fixed it, I think one of them did.

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