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by portsample
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Is it possible to read 5.25" floppy discs with a 770?
Replies: 8
Views: 2519

Re: Is it possible to read 5.25" floppy discs with a 770?

Interesting. I had suspected that a 5.25 inch external drive w/a parallel port connector might work, although was wondering if the BIOS would read 5.25 inch discs. I had Googled around and found no reference to external 5.25 inch drives being accessed from 770 laptops, and IBM only made (?) 3.5" ext...
by portsample
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Is it possible to read 5.25" floppy discs with a 770?
Replies: 8
Views: 2519

Re: Is it possible to read 5.25" floppy discs with a 770?

Roger on that. What I'd suspected. Was looking for an excuse to keep a nice 770 that I'm getting ready to sell.
by portsample
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Is it possible to read 5.25" floppy discs with a 770?
Replies: 8
Views: 2519

Is it possible to read 5.25" floppy discs with a 770?

Does anyone here know if it is possible to read 5-1/4 inch floppy discs using a 770 with an external 5-1/4 inch drive? I ask this because I've got a 770 which I am considering selling, that I would keep if only I had a tangible purpose for it. Periodically people at work bring me 5-1/4 inch floppies...
by portsample
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Glue for crack in T430 lid?
Replies: 1
Views: 1600

Glue for crack in T430 lid?

I've got a T430 lid with a minor crack (approx 1-1/2 inches in length) on one side. Lid appears to be ABS plastic. Any one have success with using ABS cement on such TP components? If not, the fallback adhesive will be epoxy based, or possibly black Dow 5200 marine adhesive. Thanks in advance.
by portsample
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T2x & T3x Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: Better glue for case repair
Replies: 21
Views: 8871

Re: Better glue for case repair

Wow. Holy crow. Cowabunga. This is the OP. I've got a T430 with a cracked lid and was googling around for gluing options. Now here I am, back at a thread I started 10 years ago with the same problem. Curiously, I am getting ready to put the T20 that I glued with JBWeld in 2010, (ten years ago) on Eb...
by portsample
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X62/X63 - will there be a new batch?
Replies: 16
Views: 5110

Re: X62/X63 - will there be a new batch?

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:50 am
You can improve a bit on a 16:9 screen if you move the taskbar vertical, to the side.
Thank you. I think this is an underused solution to increase vertical space.
by portsample
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Bad LCD ribbon?
Replies: 2
Views: 2482

Re: Bad LCD ribbon?

Cable connection on the LCD end had worked loose. All better now. Thanks for the suggestion.
by portsample
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Bad LCD ribbon?
Replies: 2
Views: 2482

Bad LCD ribbon?

Broke a hinge the other day on my T61. After replacing it, I fired the laptop up no problem, logged in, pressed the top of the screen slightly to adjust the angle of the laptop monitor and suddenly the whole screen went to a dim blue. Rebooted and rather than seeing the bios start-up, screen was dar...
by portsample
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: 3d printing a Frankenpad, (Warning: small image)
Replies: 7
Views: 3427

Re: 3d printing a Frankenpad, (Warning: small image)

Roger on the rigidity concerns. Might need to be a taller profile with added material to account for this. Final machine will likely not be confused w/a stock unit. This is an idea that has been bubbling up in my monkey brain for several years now. Other details like bios in a modern motherboard not...
by portsample
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: 3d printing a Frankenpad, (Warning: small image)
Replies: 7
Views: 3427

3d printing a Frankenpad, (Warning: small image)

Checking around on www.yeggi.com, www.makexyz.com, etc. I see a lot of 3d printing projects to create a variety of replacement parts as well as minor external mods for Thinkpads. I have been wondering about the possibility of 3d printing a base and midboard, (Figure 1) http://u.cubeupload.com/portsa...
by portsample
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Looking to get a "new" Thinkpad
Replies: 21
Views: 3965

Re: Looking to get a "new" Thinkpad

Good luck to your friend on his search. I don't think I'm going back to the Dell Inspiron line that I used to use before Thinkpads either - the mod culture is so strong (esp in Asia) that I don't think I'll have to even try too hard to get myself a 51nb 8th gen computer. Hoping 51nb will revisit th...
by portsample
Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Raspberry Pi in the TP ultrabay
Replies: 1
Views: 1427

Raspberry Pi in the TP ultrabay

Here is a link to a project on Indestructables.com where a Raspberry Pi Zero (RP) is wired into a TP420 ultrabay. The RP uses TP power and is accessed from the Thinkpad (running Win or Linux) via a VNC session. https://www.instructables.com/id/Re-purpose-Optical-Drive-With-RPi/ Too bad the TP periph...
by portsample
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Reserve edition teardown?
Replies: 5
Views: 6722

Re: Reserve edition teardown?

FYI...article about the HP "Reserve Edition" and the future of leather on laptop/tablets. https://www.eweek.com/pc-hardware/why-the-future-of-2-in-1-notebooks-is-customized-leather?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=EWK_NL_EWKND_20190202_STR1L1&dni=462689879&rni=26099014 https://www.eweek.com/imagesvr_ez...
by portsample
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Ludicrious idea w/ X61T
Replies: 7
Views: 2078

Re: Ludicrious idea w/ X61T

Aside from a full fledged vacuum chamber, most cabinetry shops, surfboard shops, etc that do a significant amount of laminate work have vacuum bag setups. The tabletop, (or surfboard) has the veneer glued onto it and then while the glue is uncured, the object is put into a large, sturdy plastic bag ...
by portsample
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Question: Same heatsink/fan in T61 units regardles of GPU?
Replies: 4
Views: 1554

Re: Question: Same heatsink/fan in T61 units regardles of GPU?

Oh really! I just swapped an nVidia heat sink unit onto a board w/an Intel GPU with no complications. Used acetone to nicely clean the copper on the heat sink contact areas...did not have the nerve to use it on the microprocessors. Isopropyl worked there. Amazed at how dusty and dirty the innards of...
by portsample
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Question: Same heatsink/fan in T61 units regardles of GPU?
Replies: 4
Views: 1554

Question: Same heatsink/fan in T61 units regardles of GPU?

Are there different models of fan/heat sink units depending on whether the laptop has an Intel or Nvidia GPU? Unit is 14.1" standard. TIA
by portsample
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Overheating while compiling an Android ROM
Replies: 3
Views: 1535

Re: Overheating while compiling an Android ROM

What is the method for undervolting these units? Throttlestop? RMclock? Recommended settings?
by portsample
Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Overheating while compiling an Android ROM
Replies: 3
Views: 1535

Overheating while compiling an Android ROM

Hey all- I've got a T61 with an X9000 processor that I used to (partially) compile an Android ROM from source with this evening. I got about 25% of the way through the job, (2 hours) and noticed that the temperature was holding between 96 and 100 degrees C. I shut the process down shortly thereafter...
by portsample
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60/61 dis/assembly ...
Replies: 4
Views: 2252

Re: T60/61 dis/assembly ...

One "trick" is to have a couple rare earth magnets around during disassembly to help keep screws organized and to aid in removal. I use one to pull out screws that have been completely unscrewed, but are still sitting in their recesses. Having a couple taped down for use as screw repositories will k...
by portsample
Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: lenovo near to being dumped
Replies: 15
Views: 3612

Re: lenovo near to being dumped

Won't break my heart seeing TPs find a new manufacturer. It is fun to think about IBM picking up the brand again and watching TPs take over the ISS again. Maybe Intel will pick up the brand? If Intel is going into the drone market, why not laptops?
by portsample
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Make bootable USB with Middleton BIOS upgrade?
Replies: 17
Views: 12259

Re: Make bootable USB with Middleton BIOS upgrade?

Good luck w/this. I spent way too much time trying to do this w/an X61 a few months ago. Finally kludged it by installing 32-bit WinXP then using the DOS exe.
by portsample
Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Help! I need *another* new ThinkPad!
Replies: 16
Views: 3427

Re: Help! I need *another* new ThinkPad!

Good luck w/your "next generation" T6x Thinkpad. I've been using one of these w/the standard 14.1" screen as my daily driver for about 10-yrs. Major problems have been one w/an Nvidia graphics chip a few years back and having the right side hinge break every year or two. Neither of these should be a...
by portsample
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Reserve edition teardown?
Replies: 5
Views: 6722

Re: Reserve edition teardown?

Good luck w/this. It seems as if some of the assembly details might have potential for other mods on other models as well. There have been a number of threads on this forum about this model, but none with explicit tear-down details regarding the leather shell. Keep us posted w/what you find. Here's ...
by portsample
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Bezel buttons on X61 tablet not responsive in Win10
Replies: 1
Views: 3422

Re: Bezel buttons on X61 tablet not responsive in Win10

Nevermind. This is a Windows driver issue. Ran showkey in Linux and was able to determine that bezel buttons were working.
by portsample
Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Bezel buttons on X61 tablet not responsive in Win10
Replies: 1
Views: 3422

Bezel buttons on X61 tablet not responsive in Win10

Bezel buttons are not responsive on my recently acquired X61 tablet that is currently running Win10. Not getting responses from any of them from mystery unlabeled button to the left of the the screen rotate button all the way to the 4-way button when the tablet is folded in tablet configuration. Can...
by portsample
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Booting from an SD card on X61 tablet
Replies: 5
Views: 4304

Re: Booting from an SD card on X61 tablet

Perfect. Thanks for the spot on answer and explanations. This is a new machine for me. Still trying to figure it out.
by portsample
Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Booting from an SD card on X61 tablet
Replies: 5
Views: 4304

Booting from an SD card on X61 tablet

I am interested in booting my newly acquired X61 tablet from an SD card. I can see the card (I've put a Linux OS on it) when booting from the hard drive, But can't get the BIOS to boot from the card. I have not updated the BIOS: it is 1.20 (7SET34WW), 7/29/2008. Thoughts on this? Would Middleton BIO...
by portsample
Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 5-1/4" Floppy drive on the 770
Replies: 1
Views: 3800

5-1/4" Floppy drive on the 770

Were there ever 5-1/4" floppy drives made for the 770 ultrabay? Anyone ever hooked one up externally? Thanks.
by portsample
Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Running a Samsung SSD with openSuse
Replies: 16
Views: 4580

Re: Running a Samsung SSD with openSuse

Reverting to the previous kernel driver per section 1.4 of below link
https://doc.opensuse.org/release-notes/ ... Leap/42.3/
resolved the problem.
This is NOT a SSD issue, this is purely a driver problem.

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