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by burns334
Fri May 29, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 with 4 beeps on attempted boot
Replies: 6
Views: 593

Re: T61 with 4 beeps on attempted boot

kfzhu, thanks for info, I really don't know anything else about this machine, I put an SSD in it about 4 years ago and have never touched it since, ie no date code or anything else. I have contacted Tuus and read the boardroom and think I have a solution, thanks for all you hel

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by burns334
Fri May 29, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 with 4 beeps on attempted boot
Replies: 6
Views: 593

T61 with 4 beeps on attempted boot

Afternoon folks, My old reliable T61 had trouble booting last night and this am all I got was a series of 4 rapid beeps with a little searching it seems like motherboard/system board is probably the problem. It is model number 7663-13U and I was wondering if someone could point me to a interchangeab...
by burns334
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60 shuts off
Replies: 4
Views: 2145

T60 shuts off

Hello board, been gone a long time but need to tinker with a T60 of mine and get some help. The T60 model 1951-46U just shuts down randomly, everything is fine and boom, black screen. The CPU gets pretty warm while charging but is fine on battery power, with TP fan control I would run on speed 7 and...
by burns334
Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T43 with SSD has slowed down
Replies: 10
Views: 4040

Re: T43 with SSD has slowed down

Operating system is Xp, I closed it this am and checked a little while ago and it was still on, did not sleep on lid closure. My bad, drive is a Kingspec. I removed drive and reseated it no change
by burns334
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T43 with SSD has slowed down
Replies: 10
Views: 4040

T43 with SSD has slowed down

Several years ago I installed a SSD in my T43 all went well as far as I remember, I ran crystal disk mark and had read and write readings of 83/79 MB/sec. I have just noticed slow shut downs and startups and checked again, now reading 92/37 MB/sec. First thing I did was run ESET scanner and found so...
by burns334
Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60 battery needs charging light on
Replies: 4
Views: 1849

Re: T60 battery needs charging light on

Folks, sorry you misunderstood my problem. The amber battery "low battery" light always stays on but the battery is fully charged and charges when the battery gets low but the amber light never goes off

Thanks
burns
by burns334
Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60 battery needs charging light on
Replies: 4
Views: 1849

T60 battery needs charging light on

Hi folks, my battery needs charging light is always on now when powered and the battery is fully charged, any ideas

burns
by burns334
Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Overheated T60
Replies: 14
Views: 3457

Re: Overheated T60

Guys, I'm just putting it in standby when I am done using it and everything is fine. Not missing any sleep over this, thanks for all the responces
by burns334
Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:19 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Overheated T60
Replies: 14
Views: 3457

Re: Overheated T60

It says 1951-46U but I am not sure that I never changed the MB on this unit, I did a lot of tinkering a few years ago
by burns334
Wed Nov 02, 2016 8:35 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Overheated T60
Replies: 14
Views: 3457

Re: Overheated T60

Terminator, I just don't remember which graphics and how to check it, I put a SSD in it 4 years ago and haven't used it except for printing ebay labels. I thought Belarc would check that but do not see it
by burns334
Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:45 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Overheated T60
Replies: 14
Views: 3457

Re: Overheated T60

TPF, you got it right, running Xp, EXACTLY, HOT AS HELL

Terminator, the windows startup screen was on and it was very faint, I think it might have started insafe mode on first restart after cool down
by burns334
Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Overheated T60
Replies: 14
Views: 3457

Re: Overheated T60

Thanks but, you guys are missing my point. This laptop always runs cool but something strange happened when leaving it alone and closed ONCE. When I turn it on now it is fine. This over heating was the entire laptop, everything was HOT.

burns
by burns334
Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Overheated T60
Replies: 14
Views: 3457

Overheated T60

Good afternoon folks, I have a dedicated T60 that I leave connected to my printer that I usually don't shut off. A few weeks ago I opened the lid and the entire laptop was very hot, the entire keyboard, back side, everywhere except LCD. I unplugged it and left and restarted without battery later and...
by burns334
Tue May 17, 2016 9:02 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60 runs hotter when charging
Replies: 3
Views: 1483

T60 runs hotter when charging

Hi there, I've noticed the T60 running hotter sometimes even shutting down if I forget to put the fan on speed 7 and been meaning to open and redo thermal compound and clean fan. Yesterday I unplugged the charger and notice the cpu drop about 15 degrees. It does not seem to overheat when not chargin...
by burns334
Fri Apr 03, 2015 8:18 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60 was running hot
Replies: 8
Views: 3777

Re: T60 was running hot

Update: I opened the unit up and removed and cleaned the fan and cleaned the chip and applied new thermal paste and all seems good now ie. no more random shut downs

burns
by burns334
Sun Jan 18, 2015 7:13 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60 was running hot
Replies: 8
Views: 3777

T60 was running hot

T60 starting randomly shutting down so I installed a cpu temp app and saw cpu temps of about 80 deg C. Then installed tpfan control and temps have dropped to about 65 deg C, thinking maybe a clogged up fan or need new thermal paste on cpu interface, any thoughts?

Peter
by burns334
Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:09 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T42, 1.8" microSATA SSD and adapter board; drive not seen
Replies: 12
Views: 5073

Re: T42, 1.8" microSATA SSD and adapter board; drive not see

RBS, both machines have the ATI Mobility Radeon 7500 Graphics

burns
by burns334
Tue Jun 03, 2014 3:31 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T42, 1.8" microSATA SSD and adapter board; drive not seen
Replies: 12
Views: 5073

Re: T42, 1.8" microSATA SSD and adapter board; drive not see

Automobus suggested by PM checking the bios and ec on each machine, well they are different, the 14" is at bios 3.21 and ec 3.04, the 15" is at bios 3.13 and ec 3.04, what do you think? get them up to date or atleast the 15" upto 3.21/3.04?

burns

Searching shows the latest Bios is 3.23 and EC 3.04
by burns334
Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:36 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T42, 1.8" microSATA SSD and adapter board; drive not seen
Replies: 12
Views: 5073

Re: T42, 1.8" microSATA SSD and adapter board; drive not see

Bump, anyone have any thoughts on this?
by burns334
Wed May 28, 2014 5:36 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T42, 1.8" microSATA SSD and adapter board; drive not seen
Replies: 12
Views: 5073

T42 14", T42 15" and a micro SSD

Folks, as you can see above I built a SSD for my T42 14" using a 1.8" microSATA, Shapeways caddie and a Chinese adapter board. I was happy with the performance when in cranked out about 90 Mbs read and write speeds. I moved the drive over to my 15" T42 and the speeds are horrible, like 30 mbs ie sam...
by burns334
Sun May 18, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T42, 1.8" microSATA SSD and adapter board; drive not seen
Replies: 12
Views: 5073

Re: T42, mSATA and adapter board, HDD not seen

Folks, the new board arrived and it was slightly different, it was to Rev1 of the board, anyway I assembled the same way into the shapeways caddy, plugged the 1.8" microSATA SSD in and inserted in HDD0. While the machine booted I hit F12 and the drive was visible in the boot list. Cloned the 1.8" mi...
by burns334
Fri May 16, 2014 3:22 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T42, 1.8" microSATA SSD and adapter board; drive not seen
Replies: 12
Views: 5073

Re: T42, mSATA and adapter board, HDD not seen

Neil, everything first time around everything was gone after first attempt at clone, the 1.8" microSATA could no longer be seen, so game over, nothing else I could do. No way to see a 1.8" microSATA without an adapter as it won't mate with anything, ie not ide, not sata

burns
by burns334
Fri May 16, 2014 10:21 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T42, 1.8" microSATA SSD and adapter board; drive not seen
Replies: 12
Views: 5073

Re: T42, mSATA and adapter board, HDD not seen

Well folks, I've been sent a replacement adapter board and I'm going to give it another try the same way tonight anybody got any suggested changes?

burns
by burns334
Sat May 10, 2014 1:54 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T42, 1.8" microSATA SSD and adapter board; drive not seen
Replies: 12
Views: 5073

Re: T42, mSata and adapter board, HDD not seen

dr-st, I think your are right, original drive back in HDD and all boots fine, no way to check 1.8" microSATA by itself, it does not fit in my SATA ultrabay drive.

burns

Edit: board vendor says to update the bios, is there any merit in that?
by burns334
Sat May 10, 2014 7:03 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T42, 1.8" microSATA SSD and adapter board; drive not seen
Replies: 12
Views: 5073

T42, 1.8" microSATA SSD and adapter board; drive not seen

I built up a 1.8" microSATA setup with a Shapeways caddy, Chinese adapter board and Kingston 1.8" microSATA drive. Installed the 1.8" microSATA setup in HDD0 and booted off of original HDD mounted in the Ultrabay, all normal. Opened Easeus to clone and all drives were present, cloned the drive, all ...
by burns334
Thu May 08, 2014 7:52 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Middleton BIOS help T61
Replies: 13
Views: 4490

Re: Middleton BIOS help T61

Guess I should have made it a bit clearer that the !!! was actually part of the filename and not me shouting.:) jdrou, No problem, I found it. Sometimes things just are not as easy as they should be. Then when you open the read_me!!! it it says, " this is a Lenovo thinkpad bios", I was expecting so...
by burns334
Tue May 06, 2014 8:03 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Middleton BIOS help T61
Replies: 13
Views: 4490

Re: Middleton BIOS help T61

All, I found it in the downloads folder with lots of other stuff. Funny no where in the readme does it say it is the Middleton bios.

burns
by burns334
Tue May 06, 2014 3:01 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Middleton BIOS help T61
Replies: 13
Views: 4490

Re: Middleton BIOS help T61

jdrou's post was correct. If you are looking for fault, I'd look in the mirror first and stop there. You did not read the "READ_ME.TXT" within the compressed file. That was what he told you. He never said that the link itself did not point to Middleton's BIOS. Now I've got 2 of you guys all over me...
by burns334
Tue May 06, 2014 2:36 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Middleton BIOS help T61
Replies: 13
Views: 4490

Re: Middleton BIOS help T61

All, I've looked for awhile and have not found the Middleton bios, I though this was it as I followed a link from RBS http://forum.notebookreview.com/lenovo/459591-t61-x61-sata-ii-1-5-gb-s-cap-willing-pay-solution-8.html#post6501443 A link to the Middleton bios would be appreciated, thanks burns Th...
by burns334
Tue May 06, 2014 2:17 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Middleton BIOS help T61
Replies: 13
Views: 4490

Re: Middleton BIOS help T61

All, I've looked for awhile and have not found the Middleton bios, I though this was it as I followed a link from RBS
http://forum.notebookreview.com/lenovo/ ... ost6501443

A link to the Middleton bios would be appreciated, thanks

burns

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