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by MooNWalker
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Making 701C work with 64MiB RAM
Replies: 0
Views: 39

Making 701C work with 64MiB RAM

I'm having trouble with subj. I've been able to either find replacements or repair/rebuild most of the parts (except for PCMCIA cover), and now I have a 701C with AMD X5-133 CPU, 16GB SSD (only 8GB are recognized though) and 64MiB FPM module. Problem is, while system boots fine and recognizes all 64...
by MooNWalker
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: What platic type is 701C made of, how can I bond two pieces of it?
Replies: 10
Views: 1105

Re: What platic type is 701C made of, how can I bond two pieces of it?

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:24 am
Those UHU glues I mentioned can even glue Styropor (expandable polystyrene).
Any particular one? There are whole bunch of them, both UHU and JB Weld. I was thinking of trying out this one.

P.S.: Is this the UHU Power you're talking about?
by MooNWalker
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: What platic type is 701C made of, how can I bond two pieces of it?
Replies: 10
Views: 1105

Re: What platic type is 701C made of, how can I bond two pieces of it?

Super glue didn't work, gets detached at the glue-plastic border. Trying out JB Weld next.
by MooNWalker
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Buying parts for 701C: HDD caddy, bottom system board
Replies: 21
Views: 2026

Re: Buying parts for 701C: HDD caddy, bottom system board

BillMorrow wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:28 am
So it's down to just finding a passive CF/PCMCIA adapter.
a WHAT..? :)
On a more serious note, what exactly do you find surprising?
by MooNWalker
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: What platic type is 701C made of, how can I bond two pieces of it?
Replies: 10
Views: 1105

Re: What platic type is 701C made of, how can I bond two pieces of it?

It's made out of wet cardboard Ha! you can use super glue Hmm, after double-checking looks like I misremembered and the problem with cyanoacrylates is not low tensile strength but low shear strength... Still, super glue tends to be more on the brittle side, are there any other suggestions that may ...
by MooNWalker
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: What platic type is 701C made of, how can I bond two pieces of it?
Replies: 10
Views: 1105

What platic type is 701C made of, how can I bond two pieces of it?

Subj. The HDD caddy in mine is cracked and I can't find a replacement anywhere. I've tried using plastic cement (acetone-based glue that's supposed to chemically "weld" pieces together), but acetone doesn't seem to have any effect on the plastic that 701C's HDD caddy is made of. Hence the question i...
by MooNWalker
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Buying parts for 701C: HDD caddy, bottom system board
Replies: 21
Views: 2026

Re: Buying parts for 701C: HDD caddy, bottom system board

On an HDD caddy topic - just noticed that the connector appears to be identical to a 16-bit PCMCIA connector. I remember reading something about PCMCIA and Compact Flash card interfaces being somehow related, and then Compact Flash and IDE also... Which makes me wonder if it'd be possible to get a ...
by MooNWalker
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Buying parts for 701C: HDD caddy, bottom system board
Replies: 21
Views: 2026

Re: Buying parts for 701C: HDD caddy, bottom system board

badabumm: https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-ThinkPad-701C-701CS-Mainboard-AMD-X5-CPU-133MHz-CT-65448-GPU-80MHz/401677018894?hash=item5d85d0e70e:g:sVMAAOSwPg9cK1Hp:rk:3:pf:0 I think I found a local guy to do the soldering. I have qty. 5 dx4/75 boards and one AMD 586 133 mhz. It was my intention to offer ...
by MooNWalker
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Buying parts for 701C: HDD caddy, bottom system board
Replies: 21
Views: 2026

Re: Buying parts for 701C: HDD caddy, bottom system board

I saw a guy on eBay selling an x586 boards for a really high price and a leather portfolio for a merely high price....badabum is his screen name I think. I have not counted for a while but believe I have maybe 5 or 6 lower planars. I am not much for soldering I used to know a guy who could do it bu...
by MooNWalker
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 701C replacement batteries
Replies: 8
Views: 1420

Re: 701C replacement batteries

I ended up using CR2032 cell for CMOS battery. Was a bit tricky to fit it next to the speaker, but works beautifully now otherwise. For the standby battery I found Varta V40H with solder tabs.

Thanks everyone!
by MooNWalker
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 701C PCMCIA cover pictures request
Replies: 0
Views: 829

701C PCMCIA cover pictures request

So I figure this thing probably would be even harder to get my hands on than HDD caddy or a bottom system board, so I thought maybe I could try 3D-printing the blasted thing. Problem is, I don't even have any clues on how it looks, much less the blueprint/design or even dimensions. Hence the subj: c...
by MooNWalker
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Buying parts for 701C: HDD caddy, bottom system board
Replies: 21
Views: 2026

Re: Buying parts for 701C: HDD caddy, bottom system board

So glad to hear of your success. I have several lower planars that I now feel its worth the effort to try soldering a new battery in place as it will revive them. I'm kinda jello - if I had a board I could fall back to (and if I could find the right chip) I'd totally attempt the AMD 5x86 mod. Alas,...
by MooNWalker
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Buying parts for 701C: HDD caddy, bottom system board
Replies: 21
Views: 2026

Re: Buying parts for 701C: HDD caddy, bottom system board

hwattys, TheForgottenKing, RealBlackStuff - thank you guys. The surgery was a success and the patient is making quick recovery. After I've unsoldered the original BR1225 CMOS cell from the bottom system board and replaced it with CR2032 the system shows no more POST errors. The memory error is gone ...
by MooNWalker
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 701C replacement batteries
Replies: 8
Views: 1420

Re: 701C replacement batteries

No, won't work, there's no 'power' going into the battery to recharge it. On the 701c I worked on, the CMOS was not soldered, but had a socket. CMOS see here: https://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?p=828410#p828410 I think you're right - I haven't yet been able to remove the solder tabs from the...
by MooNWalker
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Buying parts for 701C: HDD caddy, bottom system board
Replies: 21
Views: 2026

Re: Buying parts for 701C: HDD caddy, bottom system board

The CMOS is the same as most other, newer ones, such as this: https://www.ebay.com/itm/140683079906 If the white connector on the mobo is all rotted/crusted, you can carefully replace it with one from e.g. a T20/T21/T22/T23 mobo. They are identical. Been there, done that. If I'm not mistaken, that ...
by MooNWalker
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 701C replacement batteries
Replies: 8
Views: 1420

Re: 701C replacement batteries

I get it that many modern CR button/coin cells (CR - IEC code for cell based on Lithium chemistry) can last many years... But I wonder if an ML1220 cell would be a better fit for the CMOS battery in 701C?
by MooNWalker
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 701C replacement batteries
Replies: 8
Views: 1420

701C replacement batteries

Yes, plural - this machine has three of them: the main NiMH battery, the standby backup battery (Varta V30H NiMH cell), and the CMOS battery (so far haven't been able to identify). In the unit I'm trying to restore the main battery leaked, the standby backup battery is suspected to have been damaged...
by MooNWalker
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Buying parts for 701C: HDD caddy, bottom system board
Replies: 21
Views: 2026

Re: Buying parts for 701C: CMOS battery, standby backup battery

There are two batteries in addition to the main battery. One is in a plastic cover with a pigtail and is in the small compartment on the bottom in one of the corners under a removable panel. I am not 100% sure what that one does but its not the CMOS battery that is involved in the 161/163 error. Th...
by MooNWalker
Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Buying parts for 701C: HDD caddy, bottom system board
Replies: 21
Views: 2026

Re: Buying parts for 701C: HDD caddy, bottom system board

Thanks hwattys, I ordered one, we'll see how it works out. Yes, as a matter of fact I do get errors 161 and 163, with CMOS battery discharged. I'll see if those errors go away once I find a CMOS battery replacement. I've read somewhere (can't readily find right now) a suggestion to replace the origi...
by MooNWalker
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Buying parts for 701C: HDD caddy, bottom system board
Replies: 21
Views: 2026

Buying parts for 701C: HDD caddy, bottom system board

I'm trying to restore a 701C unit I got as a gift from my fiancee's older brother. Right now it's giving me a memory error, even after I removed the SO-DIMM. I see no visibale damage to soldered RAM chips, which I guess means I need to replace the bottom system board. Unfortunately, the HDD cover se...
by MooNWalker
Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:06 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: Ordered my W540 this am
Replies: 20
Views: 5297

Re: Ordered my W540 this am

I was able to order mine with dual band AC WLAN instead of single band b/g/n and with single 8GiB stick instead of two 4GiB sticks. And a 15% discount. Estimated arrival date - 23rd of Jan. Memory 16GB PC3-12800 DDR3L (4 DIMM) Hard Drive 512GB Solid State Drive SATA3 I ran the numbers and it turned ...
by MooNWalker
Thu Sep 01, 2011 3:06 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61p fan starts then stops, no video output
Replies: 2
Views: 763

T61p fan starts then stops, no video output

When I plug the power supply in my T61p it turns on immediately, keyboard lights blink as if it initialized the keyboard, and then it just sits there with AC and power lights on, no video neither on built-in LCD panel nor on external monitor, no POST sounds, nothing. I tried to unplug both AC and ba...
by MooNWalker
Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Debian 64 on Thinkpad T61p freezes on resume from hibernatio
Replies: 2
Views: 1345

Re: Debian 64 on Thinkpad T61p freezes on resume from hibernatio

Well, guess what - thanks to fgarcia101 in this topic I learned that apparently I'm too impatient, as after almost four minutes and two more long beeps system finally resumed, taking eight times longer than from cold boot to desktop. I guess issue is partially resolved. It's already good to be able ...
by MooNWalker
Thu Nov 18, 2010 8:25 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Debian 64 on Thinkpad T61p freezes on resume from hibernatio
Replies: 2
Views: 1345

Debian 64 on Thinkpad T61p freezes on resume from hibernatio

Hi everyone. I have ThinkPad T61p with nVidia Quadro FX570m running Debian Squeeze AMD64 with liquorix kernel and proprietary nVidia driver. Suspend to RAM works flawlessly, but not suspend-to-disk. When I tell it to hibernate in KDE it appears to write some big chunk of info on disk and then shutdo...
by MooNWalker
Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:59 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: What do you think of Apple's new iPad?
Replies: 112
Views: 11747

Re: What do you think of Apple's new iPad?

I have an iPhone. And every time I talk with a friend/collegue/co-worker/whomever about cell phones, a comparison with other models is inevitable. Almost every time my counterpart will have a phone with either a faster processor, or more RAM, or an additional card slot, or a better battery, or a la...
by MooNWalker
Wed Aug 20, 2008 12:59 am
Forum: ThinkPad T2x & T3x Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: T23 HDD capacity limitation
Replies: 6
Views: 2499

I believe that 137GB limitation was patched in Win2k SP3 and WinXP SP1... Actualy, I've even had Windows 98 SE working w/o any problems on one (!) partition on this 160GB HDD. The only reasong why I switched to Windows Mistake Edition later is that, suprisingly, WinME works more stable on my laptop...
by MooNWalker
Wed Apr 30, 2008 2:20 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T2x & T3x Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: T23 WIRELESS screen bezel?
Replies: 13
Views: 2283

Is there any difference between wireless and non-wireless hinges?
by MooNWalker
Wed Apr 30, 2008 2:12 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T2x & T3x Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: Different Wi-Fi download rate with Windows XP and Ubuntu
Replies: 8
Views: 1750

SpawnyWhippet wrote:Where did you find the Linux drivers for your T30?
I am about to load Ubuntu 7.10 on mine and Lenovo has zero drivers on their website.
Search GNU/Linux community websites.
by MooNWalker
Sat Mar 22, 2008 8:48 am
Forum: ThinkPad T2x & T3x Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: T23 HDD capacity limitation
Replies: 6
Views: 2499

Thank you, will go with 160GB - I had no problems in past installing Win2k3 on 200GB one partition.
by MooNWalker
Sat Mar 22, 2008 7:10 am
Forum: ThinkPad T2x & T3x Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: T23 HDD capacity limitation
Replies: 6
Views: 2499

T23 HDD capacity limitation

I want to upgrade hard drive on my T23, but not sure how big hard drive it can take. I've seen on ebay ATA-100 hard drives up to 160GB, and I'm wondering if T23 will work with them? Tried to look up in tawbook and google, but haven't found any clues about this question. Does anybody know the answer?

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