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by ajkula66
Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 available RAM - confused
Replies: 5
Views: 74

Re: T61 available RAM - confused

This is actually an Intel chipset limitation and will apply to any other computer using this chipset. My sister's Acer Aspire model from 2006 has the same chipset, and it can only use 3GB of the 4GB installed. I'm fairly certain that you're referring to the chipset seen in T60, but OP's system is a...
by ajkula66
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: New and very puzzled with x230 tablet
Replies: 2
Views: 69

Re: New and very puzzled with x230 tablet

You can most definitely take notes as well as install W10 on X230T. No clue about Android.

As for the WWAN card, it's going to be a "trial and error" experience. I'd presume that the BIOS will bark at it, but you won't know until you actually try it.

Good luck.
by ajkula66
Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61f - not charging battery
Replies: 1
Views: 58

Re: T61f - not charging battery

Most likely a damaged charging circuit, probably a blown fuse on the motherboard. These can be tested if you have a multimeter, somewhat of a pain to replace, most people just solder a new fuse over the old one "piggy back" style.

Good luck.
by ajkula66
Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: best places to sell your Thinkpads and other laptops
Replies: 3
Views: 105

Re: best places to sell your Thinkpads and other laptops

MikalE wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:16 am
I think right here would be a good start.
This. Times a zillion.
by ajkula66
Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: R50e CPU frequency stuck
Replies: 6
Views: 106

Re: R50e CPU frequency stuck

maxcreations wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:47 am


Wait, it's about 2 different laptops. T42p won't charge and R50e (that charging well) stuck at 598 MHz :)
That was not obvious from your original post...
by ajkula66
Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:16 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: R50e CPU frequency stuck
Replies: 6
Views: 106

Re: R50e CPU frequency stuck

maxcreations wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:50 am

It won't change while plugged in and while working with battery
Sounds like a damaged (blown fuse?) charging circuit to me, which could very well impact the machine's ability to run at full speed.
by ajkula66
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Can a damaged CPU cause the 1-3-3-1 beep error?
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: Can a damaged CPU cause the 1-3-3-1 beep error?

I should throw out the first motherboard if it's a CPU killer. In my experience, a bad CPU usually prevents the system from starting altogether. I did have one occasion where the machine would start booting and then go into BSOD. However, I've never ran into the set of circumstances that you're des...
by ajkula66
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Original List Prices of IBM (and some Lenovo) era ThinkPads
Replies: 20
Views: 674

Re: Original List Prices of IBM era ThinkPads

Have nothing to add but... :thumbs-UP:...and I've got this thread bookmarked now...
by ajkula66
Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Updating the T61p's Final Lenovo Issued Video Driver Question
Replies: 4
Views: 176

Re: Updating the T61p's Final Lenovo Issued Video Driver Question

BTW, did you find that uninstalling the old Lenovo Driver first worked better than simply executing the new Nvidia downloaded package? I maintain a different approach so this situation is really not applicable, but the nVidia driver will give you the option of performing a "clean" install and that'...
by ajkula66
Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Error Message on My T41
Replies: 18
Views: 314

Re: Error Message on My T41

What happens when you press ESC once the message appears?
by ajkula66
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Updating the T61p's Final Lenovo Issued Video Driver Question
Replies: 4
Views: 176

Re: Updating the T61p's Final Lenovo Issued Video Driver Question

I've never bothered with "official" Lenovo drivers for these systems, go to nVidia's site, choose what you need and download it. Haven't been there recently since what I've been using for a while (332.76) is working fine and I felt no need to update it.

Obviously, YMMV.
by ajkula66
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T2x & T3x Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: Pentium 4-M stuck at 1.2 GHz
Replies: 6
Views: 188

Re: Pentium 4-M stuck at 1.2 GHz

Raidriar wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:54 pm
I will have to track down a working battery that won’t cost me what I paid for the computer
Sooner the better, and remove the dead battery altogether now since running with one for an extended period of time may blow your charging circuit.
by ajkula66
Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Anyone here own a M6500 Covet (the red one)?
Replies: 1
Views: 97

Re: Anyone here own a M6500 Covet (the red one)?

xsixt wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:09 am
Just want to know if anyone here owns one of these machines, Dell Precision M6500 Covet Edition.

Thanks.
Not presently, but I had one pass through my house a couple of years ago. It's a beast.
by ajkula66
Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Replacement Touchpad / Keyboard for T60p 15"
Replies: 7
Views: 450

Re: Replacement Touchpad / Keyboard for T60p 15"

xsixt wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:06 am

Thanks George, that's helpful :thumbs-UP: If you remember their username (assuming it's ebay), any chance you could pm me?
You're very welcome.

Check your PM and good luck.
by ajkula66
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Replacement Touchpad / Keyboard for T60p 15"
Replies: 7
Views: 450

Re: Replacement Touchpad / Keyboard for T60p 15"

Not everyone has $50 US to dump on a keyboard, and its something that wears out with heavy use. hence the question. Over the past two years I bought several T4x and T6x keyboards in my native language layout from China, I believe that all of them were ALPS, no issues so far and they have seen quite...
by ajkula66
Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 96
Views: 21801

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

shawross wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:35 pm

Yes Thinkpads aren't the only thing that makes you wonder where we are going. I must be getting old. :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7968WLTty0
by ajkula66
Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: One last possible performance upgrade T61 RAM?
Replies: 13
Views: 1462

Re: One last possible performance upgrade T61 RAM?

I guess any of the listed 8GB (2X4GB) PC2-6400/S DDR2 in a particular shop should be fine? Honestly, if one is spending that kind of money I'd expect a brand name RAM...Elpida with heatsinks is my personal favourite, but anything from Micron, Crucial, Samsung, Hynix, G-Skill, Mushkin or Kingston sh...
by ajkula66
Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: A31p - a decade later (LONG)
Replies: 166
Views: 28631

Re: A31p - a decade later (LONG)

What sort of work could it do which a T41 couldn't? It was simply more expandable, given its two bays as opposed to one on a T4x. Back in those days the hard drives were small, and the ability to shove in an extra HDD while keeping the DVD was a great option. Quite handy for copying stuff from one ...
by ajkula66
Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: the R40 can't run a Dothan even with the appropriate microcodes
Replies: 5
Views: 252

Re: the R40 can't run a Dothan even with the appropriate microcodes

Mac Workin wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:54 pm
i'm honestly confused if the R40 was indeed made by Acer and not LG, or is it just me not thinking right?
All R-series units prior to R50 were made by Acer. Period, end of story. The DC plug on the "wrong" side of the chassis is a dead giveaway.
by ajkula66
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: A31p - a decade later (LONG)
Replies: 166
Views: 28631

Re: A31p - a decade later (LONG)

Plenty of us have first-hand experience with these CPUs. Indeed, although some of us are getting rusty... :D Back in those dim, dead days we owned a top-spec'd T30 (2.4GHz CPU/2GB/7200rpm HDD/SXGA+) which was our "move around the house" machine. When the first T40 came along, a love affair with its...
by ajkula66
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: R40-CTO how to determine specs
Replies: 9
Views: 330

Re: Does this serial number help

toddreg wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:57 pm
Does the serial # help track down all the specs?
On a system that old, no.
by ajkula66
Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: R40-CTO how to determine specs
Replies: 9
Views: 330

Re: R40-CTO how to determine specs

PSREF will do you little good with a CTO system. R40 came in two basic flavours: Pentium 4M and Pentium M. All you have to do is boot it into BIOS and see what CPU it sports. Graphic cards were ATi Radeon 7500s of varying VRAM size, but they all share the same driver. Wireless cards were Intel 2100B...
by ajkula66
Sat Nov 04, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Expert Modders
Replies: 8
Views: 361

Re: Expert Modders

You may want to take a look at various HP-related threads on NBR. I don't visit the site anymore, but there were a few folks over there who got the living daylight modded out of their Dragons and what not...
by ajkula66
Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: My ThinkPad T25 review
Replies: 44
Views: 1965

Re: My ThinkPad T25 review

Of course the thread turned into a [censored] "Well it could be X, I prefer X and they should have made it X" discussion. Do people get off on complaining that a product that isn't identical to a ten year old one was released? You've been both a valued and valuable member of this forum for quite a ...
by ajkula66
Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Battery charging very slow then stops
Replies: 8
Views: 436

Re: Battery charging very slow then stops

Yes works fine but is slower than normal.....I had tested running without the battery before when battery was fine and it did the same thing.....a little lagy My best guess is that the problem is within the laptop's charging circuitry and not with the battery itself. However, the only way to verify...
by ajkula66
Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Battery charging very slow then stops
Replies: 8
Views: 436

Re: Battery charging very slow then stops

buzzliteyear wrote:
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:38 pm
Ok thanks.....anyone tried to fix the circuit ? im ok on a re-flow station etc
Will the machine power on AC adapter only, with no battery inserted?
by ajkula66
Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: modern laptops with "trackpoint"
Replies: 13
Views: 522

Re: modern laptops with "trackpoint"

TPFanatic wrote:
Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:58 pm
Can the Thinkpad's Synaptics driver be intalled on those laptops?
Not that I'm aware if.

HP units will take the "real" ThinkPad cap which is a major improvement IMO.
by ajkula66
Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: modern laptops with "trackpoint"
Replies: 13
Views: 522

Re: modern laptops with "trackpoint"

HP EliteBooks and Dell's higher-end models should be equipped with their versions of trackpoint. Neither is as good as the real thing IMO.
by ajkula66
Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: A31p - a decade later (LONG)
Replies: 166
Views: 28631

Re: A31p - a decade later (LONG)

Hierax_ca wrote:
Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:36 pm

Still a pleasure to work on a quality machine like this! It's dated but still great!
Hey you run Debian and I use mine with Ableton and Roland/Boss recording software. Not bad for an antique.
by ajkula66
Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Thinkpad T60 Motherboard Swap OK?
Replies: 17
Views: 1044

Re: Thinkpad T60 Motherboard Swap OK?

nightninja96 wrote:
Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:12 pm
How difficult is it to perform the "pin mod" and how would I do it?
Thanks
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