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by Zender
Fri May 13, 2011 3:50 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420 2rd party wifi?
Replies: 7
Views: 1611

Re: T420 2rd party wifi?

Perhaps try it with pin 20 taped? Though there's also possibility the second slot isn't wired with PCIe connection, which most wifi cards require, and most wwan cards do not.
by Zender
Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:45 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: 1080p on T60
Replies: 17
Views: 3819

Re: 1080p on T60

Hmm. You're maybe right, the choppiness I see may come from vsync, I do see the same problem on the desktop computer I'm using now, which has no problems with it and indeed VLC reports no drops. Edit: So I'm sorry, seems the problem is rather with the video somehow. It plays at 30fps (29.97), but it...
by Zender
Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:36 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Problems flashing bios
Replies: 10
Views: 985

Re: Problems flashing bios

It should work, given that the burning software wasn't being clever and didn't alter it somehow. You should only see the dummy file, the actual BIOS update is a floppy disk image (the one from Lenovo with .FL1 replaced) located in CD "boot block" - that's one of possible ways to boot from a CD. It d...
by Zender
Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:52 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: 1080p on T60
Replies: 17
Views: 3819

Re: 1080p on T60

Hello everyone, I have too had some trouble playing back some 1080p videos. Specifically, startrek-tlr2_h1080p.mov (second trailer for last Star Trek movie), at the beginning, the scene where camera flies from one side of car to the other. Most smooth playback I get using PowerDVD7 (not sure about l...
by Zender
Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:49 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: ThinkPad BIOS whitelist (error 1802/1804) *READ 1st MSG*
Replies: 1258
Views: 468100

Re: ThinkPad BIOS whitelist (error 1802/1804) *READ 1st MSG*

Does anyone know if and which WWAN card does Lenovo put in S10-3T? Device ID would be perfect.
by Zender
Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:38 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Has Access Connections improved re: WiFi security?
Replies: 3
Views: 614

Re: Has Access Connections improved re: WiFi security?

Yes, the behaviour was changed to more user-friendly somewhere in early 5.x version. Now you only have to type in the password.
by Zender
Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:07 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: ThinkPad BIOS whitelist (error 1802/1804) *READ 1st MSG*
Replies: 1258
Views: 468100

Re: ThinkPad BIOS whitelist (error 1802/1804) *READ 1st MSG*

There shouldn't be a problem with the LED, as it's a standardised already. It's highly unlikely taping pin 20 will help in this matter. What is your card?
by Zender
Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:30 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: ThinkPad BIOS whitelist (error 1802/1804) *READ 1st MSG*
Replies: 1258
Views: 468100

Re: x6x BIOS device whitelist (error 1802/04) *MUST read msg 1*

beavis4ever: Some of the later machines have two different BIOSes and the update utility selects the appropriate one. .FL1 files are BIOS, .FL2 are embedded controller, which doesn't have anything to do with the whitelist. Zhenek: You always have to replace the strings in all libraries (dlls) in Ac...
by Zender
Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:39 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: ThinkPad BIOS whitelist (error 1802/1804) *READ 1st MSG*
Replies: 1258
Views: 468100

Re: x6x BIOS device whitelist (error 1802/04) *MUST read msg 1*

You can't replace a wifi card's ID with wwan card. You have to choose some of the wwan cards, preferrably the MC8775 from Lenovo to do this - that would be VEN_1199&DEV_6813.
by Zender
Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:33 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: ThinkPad BIOS whitelist (error 1802/1804) *READ 1st MSG*
Replies: 1258
Views: 468100

Re: x6x BIOS device whitelist (error 1802/04) *MUST read msg 1*

Zhenek: You should look for the card under USB devices. Also VID/PID and VEN/DEV give the same numbers.
by Zender
Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:17 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: SSD Discussion - Split from T410 First Impressions Thread
Replies: 24
Views: 4233

Re: SSD Discussion - Split from T410 First Impressions Thread

Just a little side note. Seek time on typical mechanical hard drive consists of two things, neither of which is negligible: 1) the need to move head "left-right" to the proper track 2) the need to wait for the track to rotate to the required position Even if you manage to have your data in nearby tr...
by Zender
Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:00 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X60 as NAS file server: slow transfer speeds over gig-e
Replies: 16
Views: 2937

Re: X60 as NAS file server: slow transfer speeds over gig-e

There's definitely some limit to WinXP & SMB. The fastest transfer I've seen was between two decently configured desktop PCs (both running WinXP) was around 30MB/s. Normally it hovers around 20-25MB/s. The fastest transfer over gigabit network I've seen on my WinXP T60 was from my file server (runni...
by Zender
Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:33 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: ThinkPad BIOS whitelist (error 1802/1804) *READ 1st MSG*
Replies: 1258
Views: 468100

Re: x6x BIOS device whitelist (error 1802/04)[*MUST* read msg 1]

Thanks.

I had to take the T410 BIOS down, as there seem to have been some changes (from Lenovo) and it does not work properly. Fortunately no brick, but still will take some time to analyze and possibly make a new patch.
by Zender
Sat Jan 23, 2010 7:04 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: ThinkPad BIOS whitelist (error 1802/1804) *READ 1st MSG*
Replies: 1258
Views: 468100

Re: x6x BIOS device whitelist (error 1802/04)[*MUST* read msg 1]

Helloy everyone,

I've replied to all messages and updated BIOSes to current versions. Also added T400s and T410.
by Zender
Fri Dec 18, 2009 7:25 am
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Horrific power use with Ericsson F3507g
Replies: 5
Views: 1133

Re: Horrific power use with Ericsson F3507g

Which operating system do you use?
by Zender
Thu Nov 19, 2009 10:59 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60 freezups
Replies: 134
Views: 33378

Re: T60 freezups

I can confirm the freezing is not there and the resolution does not change to 1024x768 on lid close, as it did with 8.533. This is almost unbelievable :)
by Zender
Wed Nov 18, 2009 2:59 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T400 (or T500) RAID?
Replies: 6
Views: 2036

Re: T400 (or T500) RAID?

It was quite late when I posted the previous message.

Just want to add that I'm afraid it's not possible to boot Windows off this type of software RAID. Or at least it was not in XP.
by Zender
Tue Nov 17, 2009 7:58 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T400 (or T500) RAID?
Replies: 6
Views: 2036

Re: T400 (or T500) RAID?

I'm not sure how it's done in more recent versions of Windows, but provided that Microsoft didn't save that option only for Server versions, you should be able to (as I did on WinXP Pro) convert both drives to "dynamic" in Disk Management (where you can create/remove/format) partitions and then crea...
by Zender
Tue Nov 10, 2009 8:14 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: need help updating bios x60
Replies: 18
Views: 5079

Re: need help updating bios x60

I believe there may be a problem with the burning itself. The second file, around 5500 kB in size, needs to be burned as a CD image - you burn this one file, and on the resulting CD, there will be many files (which you can perhaps see inside the 5500 kB file). If not, then something's been done wron...
by Zender
Fri Nov 06, 2009 7:36 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: ThinkPad BIOS whitelist (error 1802/1804) *READ 1st MSG*
Replies: 1258
Views: 468100

Re: T6x BIOS device whitelist (error 1802/1804) [solved]

AvalonXIII : I definitely do believe Lenovo as a whole has the means to do so, but my guess is that less than one machine of thousand "brick" warranty claims gets checked this way. And also that out of all the machines sold, much less than 0.1% gets a modified BIOS during its lifespan, so they don'...
by Zender
Fri Nov 06, 2009 5:51 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: ThinkPad BIOS whitelist (error 1802/1804) *READ 1st MSG*
Replies: 1258
Views: 468100

Re: T6x BIOS device whitelist (error 1802/1804) [solved]

Actually, when we talk about modified BIOS, which someone has already tried, the risk of something going brick-wrong is the same as with official BIOS, and if it happens, my opinion is this: a) if it happens with modified BIOS, it would happen even with original BIOS, so it would be desirable for Le...
by Zender
Sat Oct 24, 2009 3:18 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Recomended 3G card
Replies: 5
Views: 1869

Re: Recomended 3G card

Any of these two, or any newer Sierra Wireless card. Actually F3507g supports (up to) 7.2/2.0Mbps speeds (depends also on network support), whereas MC8775 only 3.6/0.375Mbps (I think?). F3507g also has GPS, though your antennas in X61 might not be able to receive the signal. MC8780 and latter cards ...
by Zender
Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:08 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60 wireless N
Replies: 49
Views: 20801

Re: T60 wireless N

Quote of something I've written in PM: Actually, you can have the 802.11n card with only two antennas and still get 300Mbps speeds - the physical link speed tops as 150Mbps per radio, and each radio needs it's own antenna. It's definitely better to have three, and mounting generic flat one on the le...
by Zender
Tue Oct 20, 2009 7:07 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: ThinkPad BIOS whitelist (error 1802/1804) *READ 1st MSG*
Replies: 1258
Views: 468100

Re: T6x BIOS device whitelist (error 1802/1804) [solved]

Updated all BIOSes to current versions.
by Zender
Fri Sep 25, 2009 12:48 am
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Need to Flash my BIOS
Replies: 9
Views: 2326

Re: Need to Flash my BIOS

Last generation (X200, T400 etc.) BIOS updates use different way of booting CDs, which means USB drives finally work. No USB optical drive will work with original updates from Lenovo for X60/X61 etc.
by Zender
Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:40 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Need to Flash my BIOS
Replies: 9
Views: 2326

Re: Need to Flash my BIOS

Did you really use BIOS update for X61T and not X61 non-tablet?
by Zender
Wed Sep 23, 2009 11:37 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Need to Flash my BIOS
Replies: 9
Views: 2326

Re: Need to Flash my BIOS

by Zender
Tue Sep 22, 2009 9:17 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T43 interesting bios problem
Replies: 5
Views: 809

Re: T43 interesting bios problem

Unfortunately, these BIOS updates are last from the "floppy generation", and as such only use 1,44MB space, where they ingeniously didn't put command prompt and placed the flashing utility directly as command.exe. I have no idea where to get matching command prompt executable, so I couldn't make the...
by Zender
Tue Sep 22, 2009 9:55 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: No WWAN Antenna in my X61s, how do i get one?
Replies: 37
Views: 23898

Re: No WWAN Antenna in my X61s, how do i get one?

@geckoSG: You need at least one antenna, you won't get any reception without it, unless stand right before your carrier's transmitter. Use one from the Wifi card, for testing.

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