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by Matt
Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:23 am
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: T41: Which HDD to buy? .. and Samsung HM160HC issues.
Replies: 83
Views: 41914

Re: T41: Which HDD to buy? .. and Samsung HM160HC issues.

Load_Retry_Count is over 5000 now, up from 400-ish 3 days ago. Superclicks ranging from once every 15-20 seconds to once per second. Methinks this drive will be toast soon.
by Matt
Fri Feb 05, 2010 5:36 am
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: T41: Which HDD to buy? .. and Samsung HM160HC issues.
Replies: 83
Views: 41914

Re:

I'm using Windows most of the time. I've added hdparm -B 254 hda BAT file to the Autostart. The setting seems to survive both suspend and hibernation so there is no need to reissue it after those. It doesn't survive reboot so it has to be put into the Autostart. I haven't heard any "superclicks" si...
by Matt
Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:01 am
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: Max hard drive size for T42? 160 or 320 GB known OK?
Replies: 11
Views: 2373

Re: Max hard drive size for T42? 160 or 320 GB known OK?

I just installed a Samsung 160GB HM160HC in my T42 week before last, no problems once I implented the hdparm fix (do a forum search for details) for the "superclick". The drive is quiet as can be.
by Matt
Sun Oct 11, 2009 6:16 am
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: T42 CPU running very hot after Win 7 RTM install
Replies: 1
Views: 1074

T42 CPU running very hot after Win 7 RTM install

Installed Win 7 Enterprise RTM on my 1.7 GHz T42 last week, and the CPU has been running excessively hot (mid-80s C) under routine use (internet, word processing, etc). The fan unit was replaced with a new one a year ago. GPU temp is in the 60s C. Is it mere coincidence that this is occurring after ...
by Matt
Thu Oct 01, 2009 9:16 am
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: 4GB RAM in T4x under Win 7?
Replies: 4
Views: 1360

4GB RAM in T4x under Win 7?

Appears that all 32-bit versions of Win 7 support up to 4GB of memory. Does that mean it's now possible to load up a T4x with 2x2GB? Or is 2x1GB a hardware limitation?
by Matt
Sat Sep 26, 2009 6:14 am
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: Max external screen resolution T42 1440x1050
Replies: 11
Views: 3483

Re: Max external screen resolution T42 1440x1050

I'm running a Samsung 2343BWX (2048px x 1152px, 16:9), via DVI and a port replicator. It was completely plug-and-play with my T42, no driver witchcraft needed. Windows XP's display properties dialog detected the monitor's native resolution and presented it as an option in the drop-down. Couldn't hav...
by Matt
Wed Jul 22, 2009 4:25 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: T42 HDD upgrade time, suggestions?
Replies: 19
Views: 3137

Re: T42 HDD upgrade time, suggestions?

Matt wrote:The Hitachi HDFT reports:

Fail code 0x72: Defective Device
Technical Result Code: 72029E54 (this code turned up nothing on Google)
Anybody know how to find out exactly what those failure codes mean?
by Matt
Fri Jul 17, 2009 5:39 am
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: T42 HDD upgrade time, suggestions?
Replies: 19
Views: 3137

Re: T42 HDD upgrade time, suggestions?

Any advice on data recovery? There are a couple directories I'd really like to copy.
by Matt
Fri Jul 17, 2009 4:50 am
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: T42 HDD upgrade time, suggestions?
Replies: 19
Views: 3137

Re: T42 HDD upgrade time, suggestions?

The Hitachi HDFT reports: Fail code 0x72: Defective Device Technical Result Code: 72029E54 (this code turned up nothing on Google) Which is defined in the HDFT documentation as: Device S.M.A.R.T. Error. The Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T.) has detected a drive problem....
by Matt
Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:21 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: T42 HDD upgrade time, suggestions?
Replies: 19
Views: 3137

Re: T42 HDD upgrade time, suggestions?

What is the manufacturer and model of the drive? It's the stock Hitachi 80GB. While in the USB enclosure, did you run "Error-checking" with "Automatically fix file system errors" and "Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors" turned on ? I didn't. CHKDSK from the WinXP recovery console choked d...
by Matt
Thu Jul 16, 2009 3:40 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: T42 HDD upgrade time, suggestions?
Replies: 19
Views: 3137

Re: T42 HDD upgrade time, suggestions?

I ran SpinRite 6 on it overnight, it got only 0.2% through by morning. What other diagnostics do you suggest? I pulled it from the T42, put it into a USB enclosure and was able to pull off a few critical files onto another PC but that was an extremely slow process.
by Matt
Thu Jul 16, 2009 3:25 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: T42 HDD upgrade time, suggestions?
Replies: 19
Views: 3137

T42 HDD upgrade time, suggestions?

Let a Windows Update run yesterday afternoon and for my sins was rewarded upon reboot with a disk read error, which I cannot seem to work around. Sooo, it looks like I'm in the market for a new HDD. Any suggestions? Amazon has a Western Digital WD3200BEVE 320GB unit for $90 shipped, it says it's an ...
by Matt
Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:57 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: External 2048x1152 widescreen with a docked T42 possible?
Replies: 2
Views: 860

Re: External 2048x1152 widescreen with a docked T42 possible?

Just went for it to see what would happen, and the answer is it works just fine! Details in the thread linked in previous post.
by Matt
Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:43 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: T43 QWXGA
Replies: 6
Views: 1836

Re: T43 QWXGA

I bought a Samsung 2343BWX tonight at Costco, just finished setting it up. It was completely plug-and-play with my T42, no driver witchcraft needed. Windows XP's display properties dialog detected the monitor's native resolution and presented it as an option in the drop-down. Couldn't have been easi...
by Matt
Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:44 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: External 2048x1152 widescreen with a docked T42 possible?
Replies: 2
Views: 860

External 2048x1152 widescreen with a docked T42 possible?

I'm considering picking up one of those new 23" 16:9 Samsung 2343BWX displays, 2048x1152 native resolution, what are the chances it'll work with my T42 through the dock's DVI connector? Anybody tried this yet? Are the devices capable of this? Are there driver limitations?
by Matt
Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:27 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: Settled on the T400...now OS
Replies: 22
Views: 4687

Re: Settled on the T400...now OS

But there isn't a 64-bit version of Vista Home/Basic, is there???
by Matt
Wed Jan 28, 2009 2:37 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: Settled on the T400...now OS
Replies: 22
Views: 4687

Re: Which Vista

jtimouri wrote:I would install Vista Home Basic 32 bit. It is relatively easy to upgrade in a year or two to 64bit and it doesn't cost anything to do that.
Really? Care to clue me in as to how?
by Matt
Sat Apr 26, 2008 1:05 am
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: T42 Display Hinge Replacement...anybody done it?
Replies: 4
Views: 1381

T42 Display Hinge Replacement...anybody done it?

My trusty T42 was recently subjected to a fall from an airline overhead compartment that cracked the left display hinge from its base. I've been looking through the HMM and replacing the hinges looks to be surgery of a more severe degree than I'm comfortable with as you basically have to complete di...
by Matt
Wed Mar 28, 2007 6:40 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: Port Replicator II for T43P
Replies: 4
Views: 1190

New, factory-sealed Mini-Docks are going for $40 on eBay....
by Matt
Fri Nov 03, 2006 8:02 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: "stains" on my LCD
Replies: 1
Views: 770

I just use good ol' Formula 409 and a microfiber cloth.
by Matt
Sun Dec 04, 2005 2:10 am
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: what the hell is this on my lcd? very unhappy...please help.
Replies: 13
Views: 2734

My T42 has the same problem...some sort of debris between the layers of the LCD. I'm nervous about sending it in for warranty replacement as this one has developed only one bad pixel that I never notice unless I hunt for it. The crap inside the LCD is another story, though--but I'm worried that the ...
by Matt
Sat May 28, 2005 2:22 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: Crucial Memory for T-Series Price Drop!
Replies: 40
Views: 9320

revolutionary_one wrote:edit: i do know that adding the 3200 module will actually only make the notebook operate as fast as the 2700, but if i do upgrade to 1.5GB later, it'd be nice to have it operate at the max 3200 later on.
Is this true?
by Matt
Fri May 13, 2005 2:26 am
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: Dead pixel
Replies: 11
Views: 2374

After almost a year of blissfully happy ownership, my T42 developed its first "bad" pixel, one solitary stuck-on green one. The good news is that at SXGA+ resolution, it's so friggin small that I have to hunt for it to see it. Now, what's REALLY pissing me off is the small amount of "debris" that's ...
by Matt
Sat May 07, 2005 3:30 am
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: Intel Wireless drivers from IBM is problematic
Replies: 18
Views: 4466

The newest driver has been problematic for me as well, so much so that I'm posting this via my cell phone.
by Matt
Wed Apr 27, 2005 9:20 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: Is it possible to make recovery DVD rather than CD's?
Replies: 2
Views: 615

First disk has to be a CD-R for some reason, but after that, put in a DVD-R and it will fill it up with the rest of the stuff.
by Matt
Sun Apr 10, 2005 2:27 am
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: 8X DVD-Rs a problem for T42 multiburners?
Replies: 3
Views: 725

8X DVD-Rs a problem for T42 multiburners?

Best Buy had a deal on TDK 8X DVD-Rs--$9.95 for a spindle of 25--so I picked one up. Before I open the package though, I wanted to see if anyone has had a problem with these using the T42 multiburner.
by Matt
Wed Apr 06, 2005 2:00 am
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: New HDD firmware upgrade posted by IBM for T4x
Replies: 38
Views: 6436

Under "Additional Information" halfway down the upgrade utility page is a link that says "Detect the hard disk drive firmware level for the system you are using". It said my drive had the latest firmware (which I'd expect, as it's a warranty replacement only a few months old).
by Matt
Wed Mar 16, 2005 2:23 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: Battery Loss Rate
Replies: 44
Views: 8217

I did a "battery recondition" yesterday, and today was surprised to find that:

1) the battery's full-charge capacity jumped to 30.32 Wh (up from the 26 or so yesterday), and

2) the battery health indicator is now green again, having been yellow.
by Matt
Mon Mar 14, 2005 2:00 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: Battery Loss Rate
Replies: 44
Views: 8217

After 161 cycles since June, my battery's full-charge capacity is now 26.87 Wh, down from the design capacity of 47.52 Wh. I find it hard to believe that a battery losing half its capacity in less than a year is typical. At this rate, am I really looking at having to replace my battery every year???
by Matt
Thu Feb 24, 2005 2:10 am
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: Recording Vinyl LP's with my T41.
Replies: 8
Views: 1837

You should know at the onset that virtually all vinyl LPs have anti-piracy features preventing you from making a perfect digital copy. Thus far, defeating those measures has proven impossible.





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