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by smw6230
Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Finally finished my Frankenpad T601
Replies: 4
Views: 1435

Re: Finally finished my Frankenpad T601

Congratulations! I'm happy to see another FrankenPad. I should stop lingering and get down to work on my own Frank. I was lucky to acquire like new looking and working T60 this year for peanuts. For last few months I've been gathering parts and I already have all needed for the swap. Screen in mine...
by smw6230
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Finally finished my Frankenpad T601
Replies: 4
Views: 1435

Finally finished my Frankenpad T601

About a 10yr journey in all which started with A31 in 2010. By 2012 I had moved onto a Intel T60. At that time the cost of doing a full Franky in 2012 was prohibitive so I just kept the T60. I really didn't even plan to upgrade but then 3 months ago...I entered a rabbit hole 1. I saw a legit NOS Hyd...
by smw6230
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T61 NOS Nvidia mobo installation problem/question
Replies: 20
Views: 3427

Re: T61 NOS Nvidia mobo installation problem/question

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:06 am
Something like this: https://www.ebay.ie/itm/322520384697
Welp did the cut. I think it's passable.

Rear view.

https://ibb.co/JQJ9nWT

Super 88 that end off and reassemble.

Thanks for everyone's help.
by smw6230
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T61 NOS Nvidia mobo installation problem/question
Replies: 20
Views: 3427

Re: T61 NOS Nvidia mobo installation problem/question

If you leave the modem-connector as is, the modded frame should look something like this: https://i.imgur.com/405sKw6l.jpg But if you remove the modem-connector, you only need to do the lower, red-circled one. Heading 2 HomeDepot now for a dremel. I'm going to cut the following piece on my mobo to ...
by smw6230
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T61 NOS Nvidia mobo installation problem/question
Replies: 20
Views: 3427

Re: T61 NOS Nvidia mobo installation problem/question

I may have several problems. I don't know but per a "wise man' (here) I need to modify the frame and remove a/the modem mount(s) pictured below.

[img] https://ibb.co/r2CCCPh/img]

Obviously I don't want to mess this up so can anyone specify from exactly where I am to cut out?
by smw6230
Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T61 NOS Nvidia mobo installation problem/question
Replies: 20
Views: 3427

Re: T61 NOS Nvidia mobo installation problem/question

If you installed a Penryn CPU (T8100/T8300/T9300/T9500/X9000) before you applied Middleton's BIOS, that's what can happen. Put in an older T7100/T7300/T7500 CPU and try again. Then apply M's BIOS, only then swap CPU. You also need to fill in the System-Unit serial number and UUID using this HMD pro...
by smw6230
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T61 NOS Nvidia mobo installation problem/question
Replies: 20
Views: 3427

Re: T61 NOS Nvidia mobo installation problem/question

Hmmm....you've removed everything, including memory sticks and not getting the 1-3-3-1 memory error beeps. Double check that the CPU is seated properly and the tightening screw is screwed down. On a couple of instances I forget to screw down the CPU and got nothing. Also while you are at it double ...
by smw6230
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T61 NOS Nvidia mobo installation problem/question
Replies: 20
Views: 3427

T61 NOS Nvidia mobo installation problem/question

I don't want to brick a new mobo so I figure I'll ask first. I've assembled aT61 NOS motherboard and all connections look ok. But whenever I try to power the laptop on the fan starts, lights light up, the fan stops, and the laptop NEVER boots to POST (or anything on screen). I last did this 9 years ...
by smw6230
Sun Dec 28, 2014 1:25 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: SOLD - Genuine NOS unused BoeHydis Flexview panel (HV150UX1)
Replies: 2
Views: 890

SOLD - Genuine NOS unused BoeHydis Flexview panel (HV150UX1)

Recently moved and discovered that I had a couple of extra flexviews. So I'll throw one out there. This panel was purchased sometime in 2010 and was never used. In truth it was powered on for all of 10 seconds to test. I then boxed it up and stored it with my other Frankenpad spare parts. As you can...
by smw6230
Tue Apr 17, 2012 12:30 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: advanced mini dock & S/PDIF out
Replies: 2
Views: 948

Re: advanced mini dock & S/PDIF out

I have a T60 2007 model with win7x32 and want to play music through spdif on mini dock, but my reciever remains silent doesn't matter what settings I try on the laptop. Digital Audio device is listed in device manager and the bar next to it even indicates something when a player is started, but no ...
by smw6230
Sat Apr 07, 2012 6:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Is replacing the T61 sxga FRUs- Lid & Base difficult? *pics*
Replies: 3
Views: 2035

Re: Is replacing the T61 sxga FRUs- Lid & Base difficult? *pics*

I just switched the mobo today, which is screwed to the bottom shell basically. It's not hard, but tedious. You have to take everything out basically. What I did is take pics of every screw next to the hole it came out of on my iPhone, and then put them all back in reverse order. Took me about 1.5h...
by smw6230
Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:35 am
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T60p UXGA LCD purchasing help
Replies: 8
Views: 3011

Re: T60p UXGA LCD purchasing help

I recently sold quite a few of those NOS screens, that were manufactured in September 2008 ! I defer to you as one of the resident experts but I thought I read that they ended production in 2006. I likely got the years mixed up. Either way the overall point stands. These screens are not made anymor...
by smw6230
Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T60p UXGA LCD purchasing help
Replies: 8
Views: 3011

Re: T60p UXGA LCD purchasing help

Guys, thanks for the votes of confidence. It was more a case of curiosity, and the desire to have "the real thing" - but i shall bear what you've said in mind, if/when i decide to purchase one... or two. Just keep one thing in mind. These panels are NOS (new old stock). They haven't been manufactur...
by smw6230
Sat Mar 24, 2012 3:18 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: [FS] T60 Motherboard ATI Radeon X1300
Replies: 0
Views: 524

[FS] T60 Motherboard ATI Radeon X1300

FRU - 42T0161 / P42W3206 Planar ATI M52-64 X1300 64MB Pulled from a working laptop that I used for about a week before I used the parts for another T60 build. Motherboard is in good shape with all ports working as I fully tested it before parting the laptop down. I really don't need the board anymor...
by smw6230
Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:07 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: Ultrabay Slim SATA HDD Adapter 40Y8725 26R9246
Replies: 1
Views: 712

Re: WTB: Ultrabay Slim SATA HDD Adapter 40Y8725 26R9246

Hi, I would need this part, but the one that works - new or used. I already bought a cheap replica of off ebay and it didn't work, and I read on these forums that those from ebay often don't work. The part is: Ultrabay Slim SATA HDD Adapter Marketing PN: 40Y8725 FRU PN: 26R9246 It can be also a rep...
by smw6230
Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:14 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Upgrading my T60
Replies: 12
Views: 3146

Re: Upgrading my T60

What OS are you running? I you go for an SSD make sure the OS supports this (properly). I went from XP and HDD to Win 7 and SSD. Boot up time improved by about a factor 6! And no noice or lock-ups from the harddrive anymore. Simply love it./ Frankly after upgrading from XP with a 250GB HD to a Win7...
by smw6230
Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: New genuine T60/T61/R60/T400/W700 NMB keyboards for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 1231

New genuine T60/T61/R60/T400/W700 NMB keyboards for sale

A little heads up for the community, since guys like Realblack, ajkula66, and sarbin have helped me out immensely, for those who may be interested in picking up a genuine hard to fine item that is no longer produced.. So I needed a new keyboard for my build T60 as the original that came with the "pa...
by smw6230
Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:50 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: SSD for T-60
Replies: 17
Views: 2837

Re: SSD for T-60

The only thing I'd have to add would be this: if you're looking into going the SSD route, consider the move to W7 from XP as well. I've played with a variety of tweaks on different SSDs in XP and was not pleased overall. While I have my gripes with W7, it runs much smoother on SSD and any T6x unit ...
by smw6230
Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:12 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: SSD for T-60
Replies: 17
Views: 2837

Re: SSD for T-60

Hi - I'd like to get a SSD for my T-60, probably 60 to 64 gb. I'll be dual booting linux and xp. I don't store much stuff on my laptop - my concerns are price and reliability and I don't want to buy the latest and greatest if I can get by with something a little older and cheaper - Suggestions ? I ...
by smw6230
Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:26 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: FRU 40Y8725 2nd SATA HDD Adapter for Ultrabay Slim
Replies: 3
Views: 1992

Re: WTB: FRU 40Y8725 2nd SATA HDD Adapter for Ultrabay Slim

A quick and perhaps relevant piece of advise. If at all possible get a genuine IBM/Lenovo T60 SATA adapter and do not settle for a cheap knockoff. The knockoffs work as I had a PATA to SATA knockoff in my old A31 and the performance really suffered (chronic audio dropouts). Now that may well have re...
by smw6230
Sun Jan 22, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: SSD choice advice for T60 upgrade
Replies: 10
Views: 6107

Re: SSD choice advice for T60 upgrade

I too echo the sentiments w/r/t Intel 320 SSD. I have a 80gb Intel (SSDSA2CW080G3K5) serving as my boot drive and a 750gb Hitachi in the Ultrabay for space. Boot time is about 25 seconds from a cold start and shutdowns are 10 seconds if that. Programs that took a while to open like Libra Office now ...
by smw6230
Sat Jan 14, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: What is your Win7 T60__T60P__T61__T61P ***WEI-Score*** ???
Replies: 26
Views: 5368

Re: What is your Win7 T60__T60P__T61__T61P ***WEI-Score*** ???

The WEI basescore for my T60 is 3.9: Windows 7 Home Premium Processor: T7200 (5.0) RAM: 3gb Kingston Hyper-X (5.0) Graphics: ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 (4.7) Gaming Graphics: 1407 MB Total available graphics memory (3.9) Hard Disk: Intel 80GB SSD (7.2) Since I'm not a gamer the low score in that area...
by smw6230
Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Upgrade T60 XGA to 15" UXGA. Need guidance
Replies: 47
Views: 11958

Re: Upgrade T60 XGA to 15" UXGA. Need guidance

Uh, oh. On Friday I posted the thread linked below about a non-working new Boe Hydis panel. http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=101034 Turns out that panel came from the same ebay seller (Swiftectech) that people have mentioned in this thread. The panel appeared to be brand new and comp...
by smw6230
Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:28 am
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: How do I setup a T60 (Atheros AR5008) wireless N adapter?
Replies: 5
Views: 5026

Re: How do I setup a T60 (Atheros AR5008) wireless N adapter?

If you have a card with 3 connectors and only 2 antenna wires, you need to connect them to 0 and 2 . Never let there never be any question as to if RealBlackStuff is the man! That was it. I went according to the wire setup stated below: This is the usual arrangement for a WLAN card: Gray cable = MA...
by smw6230
Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:57 am
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: How do I setup a T60 (Atheros AR5008) wireless N adapter?
Replies: 5
Views: 5026

Re: How do I setup a T60 (Atheros AR5008) wireless N adapter?

Is that an IBM-approved wifi card? There are boatloads of people having problems with this card (on the WWW). Maybe a BIOS update with Whitelists removed may do the trick? http://forums.mydigitallife.info/threads/5866-LENOVO-%28IBM%29-Bioses-especially-Thinkpad.?p=90337&viewfull=1#post90337 Or try ...
by smw6230
Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:04 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: How do I setup a T60 (Atheros AR5008) wireless N adapter?
Replies: 5
Views: 5026

How do I setup a T60 (Atheros AR5008) wireless N adapter?

Kinda embarrassing but I'm completely stumped and I've spent two days trying to figure it out. Central question: How would I go about cleaning out all the wifi stuff (drivers/programs) and doing a clean atheros adapter & access connections install on Windows 7? Background: I'm attempting to upgrade ...
by smw6230
Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:17 am
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Quick question about DVI adapter on advanced mini-dock
Replies: 2
Views: 878

Re: Quick question about DVI adapter on advanced mini-dock

It's "24+1" (DVI-D). Your plan sounds fine. In case you're having trouble sleeping, you might find it useful to know that the extra pins over on the right side on "24+5" DVI-I connectors are for carrying analog video signals i.e. for DVI->VGA adapters/cables. The output on the 2504 Advanced Mini-Do...

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