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by ajkula66
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 314
Views: 184151

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

It's about to get far worse with Brexit looming!! Well, there's a reason why so-sorely-missed George Harrison wrote what he did back in 1966... "Let me tell you how it will be: there's one for you nineteen for me 'Cause I'm the taxman..." I'm aware of these issues. I used to call London my (second)...
by ajkula66
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 314
Views: 184151

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

Well, at least that is how it is on the streets in Greater London anyway. Most won't admit it is there, or otherwise they are blind to it. I've heard similar stories from people that I've known all of my life, and it doesn't seem that there's enough of political will anywhere to get these issues re...
by ajkula66
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R400/R500 Series
Topic: R500 and No Sound
Replies: 6
Views: 145

Re: R500 and No Sound

Interesting.

I presume that you've checked the speaker connections to the board ? Possibly cleaned the connection port ? I really wouldn't know what else to suggest at this point.

As for the graphic artifacts, that R500 is one of the more common ones with integrated graphics, correct ?
by ajkula66
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Chinese motherboards
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: Chinese motherboards

I heard a rumour that some chineses manufacture modern motherboards with Intel Core i7 CPUs for old T6x chassis. Has anyone here tried it? Are they any good? Where could I get one? Search for T70, that's the term that is commonly used for these motherboards, and there's also a separate forum here d...
by ajkula66
Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R400/R500 Series
Topic: R500 and No Sound
Replies: 6
Views: 145

Re: R500 and No Sound

Boot a "live" Linux CD/DVD/USB and check whether there's audio in that environment.

If there is, you have a driver problem in W7.

If not, the audio chip on the board has gone south.
by ajkula66
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: PAE/NX CPU swap in T42P (2373-HTU)
Replies: 7
Views: 208

Re: PAE/NX CPU swap in T42P (2373-HTU)

Is the pinmod for overclocking a 400MHz Dothan to 533MHz the same that's needed for swapping in a 533MHz CPU into a 400MHz T42 motherboard? I found That makes me wonder if there's a separate pinmod for swapping in native 533MHz CPUs. I was also wondering - will the CPU power utilization be the same...
by ajkula66
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: PAE/NX CPU swap in T42P (2373-HTU)
Replies: 7
Views: 208

Re: PAE/NX CPU swap in T42P (2373-HTU)

Welcome to the forum! PM 780 will work, with or without pinmod (only required for it running at 533Mhz) and you should be able to install W10 without issues. You can pick up a PM750 for $5 and give the concept a test drive. I don't run W10 but would imagine that NHC would work, I have it running in ...
by ajkula66
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Finally got rid of Internet Explorer
Replies: 14
Views: 456

Re: Finally got rid of Internet Explorer

Installed it on my T43pSF, quite pleased so far.

Thanks, RBS... :thumbs-UP:
by ajkula66
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Bought a 15" 1400 x 1050 T60 with TN panel!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 208

Re: Bought a 15" 1400 x 1050 T60 with TN panel!!!

zod wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:31 pm
Somebody swapped the display in the past for sure. It should be Flexview.
My thoughts exactly. R60 was offered with a non-IPS 15" SXGA+ panel, which would have been much cheaper to swap in during the heyday of that generation.
by ajkula66
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Thinkpad r40 Power On Problems
Replies: 12
Views: 264

Re: Thinkpad r40 Power On Problems

ibm thinkpadfan wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:37 am
I tried it without the ram and nothing happened.
Not a good sign, I'm sorry to say. Motherboard gone south, most likely.

Given the age of the systems I'd just part them out or recycle them, but it's your call.
by ajkula66
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Thinkpad r40 Power On Problems
Replies: 12
Views: 264

Re: Thinkpad r40 Power On Problems

Welcome to the forum! I got 2 r40 thinkpads recently and neither of them power on. I tried the a.c. and battery and nothing happened. I tried the power button trick and nothing happened. The least I got from one is the battery charging and one indicator flashing 4 times to never be seen again. I als...
by ajkula66
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: YouTube is down
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: YouTube is down

GomJabbar wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:48 pm

Seems to be working now though.
Too bad. I had such high hopes... :roll:
by ajkula66
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Zender BIOS Issue?
Replies: 6
Views: 257

Re: Zender BIOS Issue?

I vaguely remember something about taping pins (19?20?) but that could've been back in the mini PCI days.

My T61p with Middleton's BIOS doesn't light the LED in Windows with AR9380 but most certainly does in Linux. I was never bothered by that fact enough to even contemplate doing anything about it.
by ajkula66
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: YouTube is down
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: YouTube is down

Zach123 wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:45 pm
Then I looked it up and it was down since 9:20. I've never seen YouTube down for this long.
Good. Hopefully there's a coup going on at the Google headquarters... :mrgreen:
by ajkula66
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R400/R500 Series
Topic: New CPU in R500?
Replies: 12
Views: 341

Re: New CPU in R500?

nightninja96 wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:24 pm
The T7100 is currently working, that is why I'm confused, the T7700 won't work, but the T7100 will. I am using 3.15 stock Bios...
Then I stand corrected. Learn something new every day on this forum...
by ajkula66
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R400/R500 Series
Topic: New CPU in R500?
Replies: 12
Views: 341

Re: New CPU in R500?

The T7700 and the other early Merom-derived processors will not work, unless you were to add Merom's microcodes manually into the R500's BIOS. I believe the R500 is capable of using any 667MT/s, 800MT/s, and 1066MT/s late Merom processor and any Penryn processor available. This is what I can rememb...
by ajkula66
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T520 battery in T530
Replies: 7
Views: 154

Re: T520 battery in T530

wujstefan wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:13 am

EDIT: other than that: T530 battery is backwars-compatible with no mod needed I presume?
Correct.
by ajkula66
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: No reaction for charger or power button R60 IBM Lenovo type 9461-DXG
Replies: 6
Views: 186

Re: No reaction for charger or power button R60 IBM Lenovo type 9461-DXG

Thanks for input but that was mi first choice, but sadly in HMM when "no power" issue only answer is to replace system board. I validate that charger is working. I will consider buying a R60 with for example broken screen, but i can see there are lot of different boards built in graphics, external,...
by ajkula66
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 CPU upgrade T7300 -> T9500
Replies: 19
Views: 737

Re: T61 CPU upgrade T7300 -> T9500

MikalE wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:26 pm
That's why they make the big bucks!
Well, I don't know...in 12 years that I've been living here in NEPA I haven't hit a big buck yet, just two regular deer... :twisted:
by ajkula66
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 CPU upgrade T7300 -> T9500
Replies: 19
Views: 737

Re: T61 CPU upgrade T7300 -> T9500

Welcome to the forum! I apologize and don't mean to hijack this thread. Very much a noob when it comes to the T61. I plan to upgrade from T7100 -> T9300. Already flashed Middleton and wanted to know about the error is suppresses - thermal sensors. Is this safe to do? Will a merom board still keep th...
by ajkula66
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: ThinkPad R400/R500 Series
Topic: New CPU in R500?
Replies: 12
Views: 341

Re: New CPU in R500?

nightninja96 wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:39 am
Hello, I was walk dieting what cpus are compatible with the thinkpad r500?
Any 1066 Mhz Penryn such as T9400/9600, P8500/8700 etc.
Also, will the t7700 work with it?
No.
by ajkula66
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Laptop collectors: if you're allowed to collect just one laptop, which one would it be?
Replies: 41
Views: 1242

Re: Laptop collectors: if you're allowed to collect just one laptop, which one would it be?

I have a hard time believing a T601 would even be okay for simple and basic home user tasks these days such as Netflix. Again, I can't do 720p YouTube without frame skip on a T601. I'm pretty sure 1080p YouTube is a requirement for any *device* to be called modern - as any $100 Chinese tablets and ...
by ajkula66
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 314
Views: 184151

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:34 am

I'll be under a big rock if anyone need me.
Given the direction that the world seems to be heading, you may very well find me under the neighbouring one... :D
by ajkula66
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Things you don't get into anymore
Replies: 43
Views: 3046

Re: Things you don't get into anymore

@MikalE : If you were any closer, I'd happily take that Tascam 38 off of your "unused items list"... :) Recording gear aside, I'm still in absolute amazement over that cockpit that you had recreated. Can't wrap my head around the fact that it was even possible to complete such a task. My hat's off ...
by ajkula66
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 314
Views: 184151

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

Ahem...that very island of Lesbos has its name in the root of the word "lesbian"...so I guess something has changed for reasons unknown.

Linguistics aside, the story just shows - once and again - that the Western civilization is hellbent on committing suicide.... :roll:
by ajkula66
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Things you don't get into anymore
Replies: 43
Views: 3046

Re: Things you don't get into anymore

Some people are really fond of the look of the older wood grained glowing tube equipment. I personally prefer cold steel with discreet transistors driving transformers. Most 'audio people' thought it was wrong for me to take the wood sides off my console. I much prefer the hard industrial look over...
by ajkula66
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Laptop collectors: if you're allowed to collect just one laptop, which one would it be?
Replies: 41
Views: 1242

Re: Laptop collectors: if you're allowed to collect just one laptop, which one would it be?

I'm not sure either TBH. Realistically, just about anything that will work on 2000/XP will work fine on Win10. No it will not. There's a boatload of proprietary software where the compatibility was broken either in W8.x or W10. I'm curious if the A31 even shipped with Win9x? I don't believe so. I e...
by ajkula66
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Regarding Chinese Chip Hack
Replies: 11
Views: 342

Re: Regarding Chinese Chip Hack

Given that certain governments shadow-banned the use of ThinkPads years ago, I don't believe that any systems that are still in daily use should be regarded as safe...to refresh everyone's memory... https://www.theverge.com/2013/7/30/4570780/lenovo-reportedly-banned-by-mi6-cia-over-chinese-hacking-f...
by ajkula66
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Monster in the house!
Replies: 42
Views: 1040

Re: Monster in the house!

Battery is completely dead, so I've made dummy out of it to cover the hole, it will be connected to ac adapter all the time. I've never owned a W70* of any kind, so congrats to you first and foremost... :thumbs-UP: Some ThinkPads won't run at full speed unless a working battery is present. You may ...
by ajkula66
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R400/R500 Series
Topic: R500 and X9100 CPU
Replies: 8
Views: 590

Re: R500 and X9100 CPU

Have you tested that X9100 in another system ?

On a different note, I'd pass on anything faster/hotter than T9600 in these machines with the stock cooling.

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