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by automobus
Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: What is the function of these things? Inside a Lenovo charger
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: What is the function of these things? Inside a power brick.

That metal shield might contribute to heat distribution. Not necessarily so in your power brick. It is a common sight, in such compact regulated DC power supplies, to find that metal foil/sheet shield indirectly contacting hot parts (power MOSFET, voltage regulator) via thermal pad. That white stuff...
by automobus
Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: Finally pictures of non-US T25-Retro keyboards
Replies: 20
Views: 1223

Re: you have keys with four glyphs!

you have keys with four characters on it ? My middle school calculator had four levels of keyboard function. (TI-36X Solar, has base/primary function, '2nd' shift (yellow), '3rd' shift (purple), 'CONST' shift (green).) Of course a personal computer has at least as many! (That is a sarcastic stateme...
by automobus
Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: OS-X Questions
Topic: Mavericks on a Macbook with El Capitan?
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Re: Mavericks on a Macbook with El Capitan?

If said newer MacBook came (new) from factory with El Capitan loaded, then: no, Mavericks will not run on that MacBook, at least not without major motivated reverse engineering and modification of 'copyrighted code'. If 'newer MacBook' is an old model, if your friend got it second-hand or from a ref...
by automobus
Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Generic 4-pin AC adapter availability?
Replies: 11
Views: 1454

Generic 4-pin AC adapter: relevance and notability?

I have been looking into the availability of any generic/aftermarket/universal AC adapters with the IBM 4-pin connector … This would be a much cleaner solution for those missing an original AC adapter … and that's a much more future-proof solution than hoping the original chargers last forever. Or,...
by automobus
Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: 3 cell v 4 cell?
Replies: 3
Views: 329

Re: Fallacy.

Those (6, 8, 9) are not compound battery configurations. Those battery packs contain a single string of series-connected (3s or 4s) groupings (2p or 3p) of cells. Their battery connects to a circuit board, through protection devices, to both sets of contacts in "advanced" battery connector. Both con...
by automobus
Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: 3 cell v 4 cell?
Replies: 3
Views: 329

Fallacy.

They did not. IBM's ThinkPad Li-Ion batteries had three–serial XOR four–serial cell configuration. IIUC: Lenovo's ThinkPad's (since 2005/2006 α60 line) feature an "advanced" power system, which enables compound batteries. Compared to the "ThinkPad 2000" (α20–α50) battery connector, ThinkPad "advance...
by automobus
Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Today, Adobe announced that Flash will no longer be supported after 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 563

Re: Ten years too late!

About 10 years too late! Amen! Ten years ago, I was using Flash in Ubuntu (Gnu + Linux) on 2.8 GHz Pentium 4. It was kinda miserable, but I was patient and determined to ditch Microsoft. Flash in Windows on 500 MHz Pentium III seemed better! After experiencing their product of such low quality (Lin...
by automobus
Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: IBM PC110 for auction
Replies: 1
Views: 404

Re: IBM PC110 for auction

Thank you for alerting us. Will you please share some information about PC110's power connector:
What power connector does it have?
What is its power rating (printed on bottomside label)?

I hope: your auction ends well, and your PC110 (& accessories) are not damaged in shipping.
by automobus
Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: X4 Ultrabase USB Behaviour?
Replies: 4
Views: 1260

Re: X4 UltraBase USB Behaviour?

It might be a Windows's problem. I once observed an inverse situation: a laptop had four USB receptacles, a particular device worked in three receptacles, but said device did not work in one particular port with Windows . All other USB devices worked, and that one not-working device did work with GN...
by automobus
Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Transcend Express Card Reader for SD/SDHC/SDXC/UHS-1 (TS-RDF1) ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1698

Re: Transcend TS-RDF1 (SDIO 3 host controller ExpressCard)?

74? I saw 70.81 Hans-Jürgen Reggel's use of 'MB/s' means 'Mio/s'. 70.81 Mio/s × 1.048576 = 74.25 Mo/s. > write speeds are pretty poor. I don't if it's the cards, or the reader It's cards and year 2011. On The River, a 2011 review mentions ' 90MB/sec read ' and a 2012 review mentions ' writing at ab...
by automobus
Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Transcend Express Card Reader for SD/SDHC/SDXC/UHS-1 (TS-RDF1) ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1698

Re: Transcend TS-RDF1 (SDIO 3 host controller ExpressCard)?

I don't recall any Thinkpad where the reader is connected to USB bus. ThinkPad X201, X201 Tablet, X201s : 0bda:0159 bcdDevice 58.88. SDXC is planned to support 2TB capacities eventually. SD 2 (marketed as 'SDHC') is "planned to support" 2 Tio "capacities". 'SDXC' is just a marketing word, means "ex...
by automobus
Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Low Intel X25-M G2 SSD read speed in X60s with AHCI
Replies: 19
Views: 3294

Set your expectation to 135 Mo/s.

Intel X25-M G2 SSD (80GB) in my X60s measures max sequential read speed ~137MB/s as per CDM5. Shouldn't it be closer to 150MB/s? … but shouldn't effective speed be closer to that cap anyway? Nope! If you were to consult published benchmark speed test results, put out by (established recognised trus...
by automobus
Sat Feb 04, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Successful upgrade of T42 with Crucial M4 128 GB mSATA SSD
Replies: 66
Views: 21619

Re: Now I also face the UDMA 33 issue.

Tag Mac-Chatter! That's what I have: - My Bios is original 3.05a with corresponding enabler (3.01?). Do me a favour, and help us all (You will be adding to public community knowledge!), by trialling intermediate BIOS revisions before you install 3.21 or newer. Install one or more revision from betwe...
by automobus
Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: Need help with 2.5" HDD to ZIF adapter in an X30 (Pic Link)
Replies: 8
Views: 2480

SDPA3AD 54-90-12947 connector's arrow points to pin forty

Hello xrated, also I got a SanDisk pSSD-P2. SanDisk seems to refer to it as alternately 'SanDisk® pSSD™ Gen2'. Mine has two differently marked flash pieces: model number SDPA3AD-016G SanDisk part number 54-90-12947-016G VER: SSD_5.20 HP label REV:3.00 SPS:507314-001 / HDD 16GB 2010/05/10 PCB mark Sa...
by automobus
Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: (USA) FS: Hitachi 7K1000 HDD ($40 shipped), Socket A mobo (gratis), WiebeTech DriveDocks
Replies: 2
Views: 830

(USA) FS: Hitachi 7K1000 HDD ($40 shipped), Socket A mobo (gratis), WiebeTech DriveDocks

parts added 2017-10-21 HGST Travelstar 7K1000-1000; asking $40 shipped model number HGST HTS721010A9E630; part number 0J22423; firmware JB0OA3U0; capacity 1000204886016 octet (1 To); cache 32 Mo; thickness 9.5 mm; interface SATA 6Gb/s; physical block size is 4096 octet ("advanced format"); capable ...
by automobus
Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Battery capacity charts - updated January 2017 (*PICS*)
Replies: 27
Views: 2403

seven years old NOS SANYO

Four months ago, someone near me got a new-condition old stock (NOS) battery for α60 (SANYO nine cell). Initial capacity of Battery2009-08-01 at break-in was between 86-87 Wh. Now, Battery2009-08-01 is up to 106 cycles, capacity is 76.54 Wh.
by automobus
Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: yikes! Just got a thinkpad 365xd
Replies: 3
Views: 1274

Re: yikes! Just got a thinkpad 365xd

Contact eBay user ID bran3245 about eBay item number 132035727915. Ask seller about connector, ask seller to measure its length in millimetres. If seller tells you that it measures approximately twenty or twenty-one millimetres, then ask seller: to which of (one of these) (two photographs) does it m...
by automobus
Sun Dec 11, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Is the floppy drive inside the UltraBay FD interchangeable?
Replies: 6
Views: 2005

Re: Is the floppy drive inside the UltraBay FD interchangeable?

I'd say it is, well worth experimenting, for fun. I have never seen 2880 Kio (ED) floppy stuff. I have merely read of them. It might be possible for O.S. to override/bypass BIOS/CMOS floppy drive description information. Then, you might get your ED drive to work in newer ThinkPads. For Linux, it oug...
by automobus
Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Is the floppy drive inside the UltraBay FD interchangeable?
Replies: 6
Views: 2005

Re: Is the floppy drive inside the UltraBay FD interchangeable?

are they interchangeable? (are PC laptop floppy drives standardized to begin with?) Pretty much, yes. They are different to Apple's drives. Most-all IBM-PC-compatible floppy drives are usually interchangeable; this truth follows for slimline formfactor. Here is a pinout , and here is a datasheet (T...
by automobus
Mon Nov 21, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: How to properly add a second HDD to my T410s?
Replies: 8
Views: 1313

Option 'ThinkPad Serial ATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter III'

Look for authentic Lenovo accessory 43N3412, 'ThinkPad Serial ATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter III'. Other part numbers, which might increase search results, are: (ASM 43N3414, FRU 43N3415), (ASM 43N3428, FRU 43N3429).
by automobus
Sun Nov 20, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Positive feedback for FAIR Traders
Replies: 2950
Views: 487379

Positive feedback from a TARDY Trader

I might set a forum record "latest to leave feedback". This is to reciprocate a positive point for me four pages back . Positive point for you, theterminator93 . Warning to all: I am really disorganised in all of my communications (paper, e-mail, forum P.M.s, phone tag, and anything else which can b...
by automobus
Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:23 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: x6 Ultrabase read speeds with x60s
Replies: 5
Views: 1746

Re: x6 Ultrabase read speeds with x60s

Almost any problem which one can imagine, is believable when a ATA to ATA translator bridge is involved. I suggest booting X60s with a true PATA device in bay, then hot swap your SATA (bridged) bay module. If performance improves (when booted with PATA present), then your ThinkPad might exhibit firm...
by automobus
Wed Oct 12, 2016 11:14 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Want 2560x1600 or 2560x1440 via VGA output? These two monitors are for you
Replies: 5
Views: 843

Re: Want 2560x1600 or 2560x1440 via VGA output? These two monitors are for you

That is nice to know. Thank you for sharing your discovery. And you too, Puppy! I appreciate your every update about leNOvo faults, especially LCD flicker. Niche computer displays and Lenovo's mediocrity are two subjects which I find interesting. You two people are good contributors to this communit...
by automobus
Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: ThinkPad x201s display issue
Replies: 2
Views: 1090

malfunction is in display screen panel

I do not know what causes such picture artefact anomaly. Maybe it was physical shock, maybe storage temperature gradually damaged flexible printed circuits (FPC), maybe a burst of electro-magnetic emission fried screen circuitry (either main formatter board, or row driving chip, or both). If you wan...
by automobus
Sun Sep 18, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X61 SXGA+ Glue bubbles
Replies: 18
Views: 3307

Re: X61 SXGA+ Glue bubbles

I think what I use is called petroleum ether in english. Did you use same product as el-sahef? That looks like lighter fluid. Does the "braided steel wire" method not scratch top/front surface of LCD display? (I want to thank you, wileE, for contributing in both ThinkPad forums. And thank you, for ...
by automobus
Sat Sep 03, 2016 9:04 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Official eBay Bidding and Buying Thread
Replies: 184
Views: 96887

NOS six cell α60 and X40 batteries, $10 plus shipping

I did not know, my recommendation carried so much weight! :lol: Just kidding. elysseinteriors has also NOS ThinkPad X40 Series 8 Cell Li-Ion Battery and ThinkPad X60 Series 8 Cell High Capacity Battery , listed at same price $10 plus shipping. I think, this deal is very hard to beat. Any of you Thin...
by automobus
Sat Sep 03, 2016 12:10 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Official eBay Bidding and Buying Thread
Replies: 184
Views: 96887

good NOS six and nine cell α60 batteries, $10 plus shipping

Someone in my sphere of influence wanted a replacement battery for eir R60F, asked me what to get. So I picked what looked like most trustworthy item in fleaBay, and ey bought two batteries. It was a good pick! Some members here favour Panasonic cells. Maybe Panasonics are more stable than SANYO sto...
by automobus
Tue Jul 26, 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Win 7 recovery discs (for T410) will not activate on my T61 8898-AGM (solved)
Replies: 13
Views: 4674

You are missing something: license to non-free software.

It activates fine on the two 15" widescreen T61s (6363 and 6465) bit these discs do not seem to like my T61 8898-AGM which is a 14.1" 4:3 XGA system. … the discs should run and activate win 7 automatically - correct? Or am I missing something Yes, you are missing something: license. ThinkPad T61 88...

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