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by Nameless
Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:45 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: New to T43p, a couple of questions...
Replies: 17
Views: 2565

Re: New to T43p, a couple of questions...

Nothing against jamiphar , but did you ever see this post? http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=88991 Actually I did, but to be honest even though I've been a computer hobbyist/engineer for 25+ years now, I've always been sort of hesitant to work on displays, whether they be CRT's, LCD's...
by Nameless
Tue Jan 28, 2014 5:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: New to T43p, a couple of questions...
Replies: 17
Views: 2565

Re: New to T43p, a couple of questions...

When a CCFL is on the way out, THEN you will see pink light showing up at a cold boot, getting more intense pink/red as it gets nearer its death. Oh. So... my T43p's CCFL is going out, but his is fine. Dangit... :cry: Forum member jamiphar (james@arndtcomputer.com) does great work on CCFL's. I rece...
by Nameless
Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:20 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: New SSD opt. for T4x : mSATA-to-IDE adapter ST663FD9 *PICS*
Replies: 317
Views: 136631

Re: New SSD opt. for T4x : mSATA-to-IDE adapter ST663FD9 *P

Well after much deliberation I've decided to go with RBS's SATA mod. As I searched and searched for PATA SSD's, I discovered some things: 1 - None of the better-known SSD manufacturers make them. 2 - The ones that are out there either (a) use a bridge chip which puts me right back at square 1, (b) a...
by Nameless
Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T43 no more error 2010 (picture warning)
Replies: 117
Views: 85271

Re: T43 no more error 2010 (picture warning)

I've used RBS's link he has up there on one of my cruddy T43s first, then my T43p. Both flashes were extremely easy(let the CD boot, go from there) and worked with no problems at all. Of course, both T43s had good batteries installed just in case. I highly recommend anyone flashing to make sure the...
by Nameless
Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:01 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T43 no more error 2010 (picture warning)
Replies: 117
Views: 85271

Re: T43 no more error 2010 (picture warning)

So as a final sort of wrap up of my experience in doing this mod, I wanted to post a few points that may help others: 1) There are 2 sources of the unofficial bios, the ISO link posted by forum member RealBlackStuff and a ZIP file hosted at thinkwiki.org (among other places) 2) Burning RBS's ISO to ...
by Nameless
Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:25 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: New SSD opt. for T4x : mSATA-to-IDE adapter ST663FD9 *PICS*
Replies: 317
Views: 136631

Re: New SSD opt. for T4x : mSATA-to-IDE adapter ST663FD9 *P

Good point. Usually OWC has good quality stuff, but yes if so many people have had bad experiences with JMicron then maybe it's best to stay away.

That SATA mod is looking better all the time... :( :? :|
by Nameless
Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:53 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: New SSD opt. for T4x : mSATA-to-IDE adapter ST663FD9 *PICS*
Replies: 317
Views: 136631

Re: New SSD opt. for T4x : mSATA-to-IDE adapter ST663FD9 *P

OK well it turns out the Intel SSD's had old firmware after all, DC03 while the latest was DC33. Bad news is that even after updating the firmware, Win 7 would still not install with Trim enabled. SO... Tweaked my install media as I think it needed to be tweaked to disable Trim (regedit DisableDelet...
by Nameless
Wed Jan 15, 2014 5:06 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: New SSD opt. for T4x : mSATA-to-IDE adapter ST663FD9 *PICS*
Replies: 317
Views: 136631

Re: New SSD opt. for T4x : mSATA-to-IDE adapter ST663FD9 *P

Another quick update, sorry for the slow updates but IRL interferes. (1) Turns out my only disk imaging software does not support 7. Oh well. HOWEVER (2) it turns out my win 7 install media tweak was incomplete. I needed to tweak boot.wim and install.wim to completely disable trim during the install...
by Nameless
Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:31 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: New SSD opt. for T4x : mSATA-to-IDE adapter ST663FD9 *PICS*
Replies: 317
Views: 136631

Re: New SSD opt. for T4x : mSATA-to-IDE adapter ST663FD9 *PICS*

OK well it didn't work, but more googling suggests another alternative: a) fresh install win7 to a regular HDD b) disable trim from inside win7 using "fsutil behavior set disabledeletenotify 1" c) ghost the install from the HDD to the SSD I'll probably try that tomorrow, hanging it up for tonight. E...
by Nameless
Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:31 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: New SSD opt. for T4x : mSATA-to-IDE adapter ST663FD9 *PICS*
Replies: 317
Views: 136631

Re: New SSD opt. for T4x : mSATA-to-IDE adapter ST663FD9 *PICS*

OK well tried again today, still failed, only this time I got error code 80300025. So with some google-fu, discovered that *Trim* may have something to do with it. So before I try XP, HERE IS A QUESTION FOR ANYONE WHO GOT ANY SSD TO WORK WITH ANY ADAPTER: ***Did the drive that works have Trim, or no...
by Nameless
Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:59 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: New SSD opt. for T4x : mSATA-to-IDE adapter ST663FD9 *PICS*
Replies: 317
Views: 136631

Re: New SSD opt. for T4x : mSATA-to-IDE adapter ST663FD9 *PICS*

Well, bad news from my side. Tried to install Win 7 Ultimate x86 SP1 with integrated MS updates and failed. The ISO itself is good and has been tested in Virtualbox. My results from the attempted install: 1. The adapter installs perfectly into the drive bay, I mean it's like it was made to fit in th...
by Nameless
Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:27 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: New SSD opt. for T4x : mSATA-to-IDE adapter ST663FD9 *PICS*
Replies: 317
Views: 136631

Re: New SSD opt. for T4x : mSATA-to-IDE adapter ST663FD9 *PICS*

Hey everyone, sorry I've been away for the holidays but just got back. So I got the adapters back before the holidays, but I was waiting for 2 things: 1. Get my T43 back from a display backlight repair by forum member Jamiphar - just got it back yesterday, and couldn't be happier. He also gave the m...
by Nameless
Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:11 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: New SSD opt. for T4x : mSATA-to-IDE adapter ST663FD9 *PICS*
Replies: 317
Views: 136631

Re: New SSD opt. for T4x : mSATA-to-IDE adapter ST663FD9 *PICS*

OK so a quick update. I just got the adapters today, have not installed them (no SSDs yet) but I must say build quality is very good. I tried to take pics but my crappy camera wouldn't focus so description will have to do. No markings on the board indicated being made by Lycom, there were just a cou...
by Nameless
Wed Dec 11, 2013 2:07 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: New SSD opt. for T4x : mSATA-to-IDE adapter ST663FD9 *PICS*
Replies: 317
Views: 136631

Re: New SSD opt. for T4x : mSATA-to-IDE adapter ST663FD9 *PICS*

So I do suspect Addonics is a importer of Lycom products. I suspect, Lycom has actual engineers (not marketting lies engineers). I suspect, Lycom has computer and/or electronic engineers, designing/engineering products. But I cannot prove it. I did just one time ask Lycom, whether Addonics is one o...
by Nameless
Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:51 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T43 no more error 2010 (picture warning)
Replies: 117
Views: 85271

Re: T43 no more error 2010 (picture warning)

Just download the darned file, burn a CD from the .iso and get it over and done with. I wouldn't publish a suspicious download, even that long ago... I'm not saying you would. I just a few days ago found out about this fix, went to the MDL forums to get the file, found out the links were dead. Then...
by Nameless
Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:24 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T43 no more error 2010 (picture warning)
Replies: 117
Views: 85271

Re: T43 no more error 2010 (picture warning)

I used to live in Leopardstown Heights (D18), at the foot of the Wicklow Mountains, overlooking the Irish Sea! :cry: One of these days I'm gonna move back there again (especially now that Bertie finally is a goner...) http://dl.dropbox.com/u/15415342/no2010/T43p-1YET65WW_SLIC2.1_no_1802_no_2010.iso...
by Nameless
Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:09 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: New SSD opt. for T4x : mSATA-to-IDE adapter ST663FD9 *PICS*
Replies: 317
Views: 136631

Re: New SSD opt. for T4x : mSATA-to-IDE adapter ST663FD9 *PICS*

I've discovered that the Lycom adapter can be had in the US as well, it seems Addonics is their reseller here, part number ADMS25IDE. I've ordered one and will report back once I receive it and have a chance to play around with it a bit. EDIT: they only have the 7mm height version, but I measured th...
by Nameless
Mon Oct 15, 2012 2:26 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: i7-2960XM in W520 - still no turbo boost ?
Replies: 6
Views: 3559

Re: i7-2960XM in W520 - still no turbo boost ?

So what about the W530? Does it have turbo boost disabled for the 39**XM processors or not? I'm hoping to buy one soon and noticed the description for 3920XM processor was different than the others (didn't mention "up to XXX Ghz" turbo boost verbiage).

Thanks!
by Nameless
Fri Apr 24, 2009 11:37 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60P , LCD brightness dimm when unpluged.
Replies: 5
Views: 1168

Re: T60P , LCD brightness dimm when unpluged.

If he has Lenovo's power manager installed, it has display brightness settings for AC power and for battery, which can be different depending on which power profile he has selected. Click on the battery icon in the taskbar to open it.
by Nameless
Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:47 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Positive feedback for FAIR Traders
Replies: 3040
Views: 595469

Re: Positive feedback for FAIR Traders

I can recommend forum member Bookworm as a good buyer. Paid via money order, which I was nervous about but all was well that ended well. Would gladly take his money again any time! :lol:
by Nameless
Wed Apr 22, 2009 5:16 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T43 320GB 2010 error
Replies: 26
Views: 5522

Re: T43 320GB 2010 error

davidspalding wrote:It looks like the only 7200 RPM drive that was "white listed" for the T43 was a 60 GB job...
Actually the largest whitelisted 7200 rpm drive is the Hitachi 7k100, HTS721010G9AT00.
by Nameless
Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:54 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Active System Protection (ASP) : change hard disk
Replies: 6
Views: 1747

Re: Active System Protection (ASP) : change hard disk

BeWog wrote:I would like to change hard disk because 60GB is too just for me. But if I change it, will I always have the "active system protection" ?
The actual APS system is on the motherboard, so yes if you change HDD you will still have APS.
by Nameless
Fri Apr 17, 2009 11:11 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo Kills Off ThinkVantage System Update
Replies: 85
Views: 31246

Re: Lenovo Kills Off ThinkVantage System Update

At least "Lenovo is pursuing alternative solutions for system updates" that are hopefully less awkward than digging through the Driver Matrix manually looking for those updates you don't yet have. The thing that sucks about the driver matrix is that if you go to the universal driver matrix for a gi...
by Nameless
Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:58 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: LCD CCFL Backlight Repair/GPU Rework - I'll fix it for you!
Replies: 151
Views: 56981

Re: LCD CCFL Backlight Repair/GPU Rework - I'll fix it for you!

I was wondering if a new ccfl also fixes the "lower left/right shadows" that flexview displays are notorious for. I have one such display that's been nagging me for a while. It's not terrible but noticeable (lower right shadow about dime-sized, lower left , but I've heard that even brand-new-in-the-...
by Nameless
Tue Apr 07, 2009 8:54 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: t43 with fresh install of XP issue
Replies: 14
Views: 1431

Re: t43 with fresh install of XP issue

Marin85 wrote:Just a side note: Lenovo System Inteface driver is only for Vista OS, it doesn´t apply to XP.
Really? I did not know that. Learn something new every day.....
by Nameless
Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:15 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: t43 with fresh install of XP issue
Replies: 14
Views: 1431

Re: t43 with fresh install of XP issue

the function keys require multiple packages aside from the drivers including: hotkey features (volume etc), power manager (F3), access connections (F5), presentation director (F7), easyeject etc. the ultranav driver is required for trackpoint scrolling most of the old IBM software on the original T...
by Nameless
Wed Apr 01, 2009 8:28 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: Genuine Lenovo memory
Replies: 1
Views: 923

Re: FS: Genuine Lenovo memory

manual bump, the bump topic button doesn't show up for me.
by Nameless
Wed Apr 01, 2009 8:28 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: 120GB 3.5" desktop size hard drive
Replies: 1
Views: 665

Re: FS: 120GB 3.5" desktop size hard drive

Manual bump. Have a pending sale on the 5K80 already. But if the deal falls thru will post it here.
by Nameless
Mon Mar 23, 2009 1:16 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: issues with xp3 on t61
Replies: 6
Views: 1120

Re: issues with xp3 on t61

I'm not sure about your other issues but I had an issue with slow startups bothering me. I spent hours upon hours uninstalling programs, running bootvis, and disabling services to get it to boot faster. It turned out to be the Roxio / Sonic services that were hanging the computer on startup. To dis...
by Nameless
Sun Mar 22, 2009 11:01 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Seagate Momentus 320 bad sectors
Replies: 9
Views: 1820

Re: Seagate Momentus 320 bad sectors

Personally I've had the best luck with WD and Hitachi drives. In 3.5" I tend to prefer WD, in 2.5" Hitachi. I haven't used Seagate in a long time but others swear by them. I've personally had Toshiba and Fujitsu drives go bad in the past.

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