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by c4warrior
Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:37 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Wireless Compatibility
Replies: 2
Views: 692

Wireless Compatibility

Anyone know of a list of definitely compatible wireless cards for the t43/p?
by c4warrior
Fri May 27, 2011 2:46 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T43 cooling.
Replies: 0
Views: 693

T43 cooling.

So, after the sata mod I replaced the fan assembly with the intel board version. It's finally time to test the temperature differences since the silver has had time to settle and all I can say is woooow. I am going to wait until another few hours of up time before I post the temperature differences ...
by c4warrior
Mon May 02, 2011 7:29 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: (Question)T43 with sata mod.
Replies: 24
Views: 3133

Re: (Question)T43 with sata mod.

Are you almost done with that idea? I am no longer the only one sounding like a broken record. Here is a clearer explanation if my previous ones were not getting through. If I were looking on eBay for a T43, this is someone who is all setup to do the mod himself, he would not pay $100 extra for a T...
by c4warrior
Mon May 02, 2011 5:56 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: (Question)T43 with sata mod.
Replies: 24
Views: 3133

Re: (Question)T43 with sata mod.

Yeah I'd have to say just from experience in the Radio world of electronics having a mod like this done would most certainly be worth $100 to be proper. Does that mean you think it's worth less, maybe... but it's a marketplace and it comes down to what someone will do it for. Not only that, someone...
by c4warrior
Sun May 01, 2011 4:25 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: (Question)T43 with sata mod.
Replies: 24
Views: 3133

Re: (Question)T43 with sata mod.

Yeah... knowledge of electronics doesn't get you the equipment needed to do this mod, let alone the patience or understanding. If you want to do it quick, ugly, and not-so-thorough, you can just cut tracers with a knife and such... crude and works, but not really what I'm talking about here. What I'...
by c4warrior
Fri Apr 29, 2011 2:46 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: (Question)T43 with sata mod.
Replies: 24
Views: 3133

(Question)T43 with sata mod.

I'm curious, is there a tangible price for a T43 with the sata mod done?
by c4warrior
Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T43p SATA Guide (Beware pictures, 56k-ers)
Replies: 170
Views: 107793

Re: T43p SATA Guide (Beware pictures, 56k-ers)

After some tinkering, now that I'm not working on 4 hours of sleep going on the third day, I've found that the screw pulls the adapter inward which causes the disconnect. The easiest fixes for this (now that there isn't enough material on the adapter to change the terminal holes) are to loosen the b...
by c4warrior
Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:18 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T43p SATA Guide (Beware pictures, 56k-ers)
Replies: 170
Views: 107793

Re: T43p SATA Guide (Beware pictures, 56k-ers)

That black piece might be the one that goes in the top-left corner around the microphone. The 'legs' would both point to the left when you mount it. http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Repair/Repairing-IBM-ThinkPad-T41-Motherboard/2919/12 Hey, that's it. Thanks. I could not for the life of me find it on th...
by c4warrior
Thu Apr 28, 2011 5:45 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T43p SATA Guide (Beware pictures, 56k-ers)
Replies: 170
Views: 107793

Re: T43p SATA Guide (Beware pictures, 56k-ers)

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e9/c4warrior/IMG_20110428_014537.jpg Nothing fancy but it's humming along. Put my 780 proc in and my 500gb sata drive. The shims on the back of the interface are too fragile to use the connectors on the back so I just went with the soldering method. I also just cut...
by c4warrior
Sat Apr 23, 2011 4:22 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T43p SATA Guide (Beware pictures, 56k-ers)
Replies: 170
Views: 107793

Re: T43p SATA Guide (Beware pictures, 56k-ers)

RealBlackStuff wrote: What takes you so long? I'm waiting, and waiting...

Spring break. I'm doing it on Tuesday.
by c4warrior
Sat Apr 23, 2011 6:40 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T43p SATA Guide (Beware pictures, 56k-ers)
Replies: 170
Views: 107793

Re: T43p SATA Guide (Beware pictures, 56k-ers)

ZAGNUT wrote:What Zagnut said.
Yeah, you did an excellent job. The sata mod can be made very sturdy with a little work. I am considering getting another machine to do your mod to but this one is going to get the sata mod, I'm all set up for it now.
by c4warrior
Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:31 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T43p SATA Guide (Beware pictures, 56k-ers)
Replies: 170
Views: 107793

Re: T43p SATA Guide (Beware pictures, 56k-ers)

I used a pair of pliers and just crushed the black plastic from the old IDE connector (held in place by the soldered contacts). Then used a soldering iron to remove the 44 old pins. Theoretically you can cut them all of with a small wire cutter, but unsoldering them looks a lot neater. You can prob...
by c4warrior
Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:30 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T43p SATA Guide (Beware pictures, 56k-ers)
Replies: 170
Views: 107793

Re: T43p SATA Guide (Beware pictures, 56k-ers)

The info is all there in this thread. SATA connections: http://mikejmoffitt.com/images/sata/pins_drive.jpg You only need one Ground and one +5V connection (any, or 2 or all of the 3 within the group). Ground I used coming from former IDE pin 40 off the mobo. (more grounds if you want: 2, 19, 22, 24...
by c4warrior
Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:13 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T43p SATA Guide (Beware pictures, 56k-ers)
Replies: 170
Views: 107793

Re: T43p SATA Guide (Beware pictures, 56k-ers)

I have got everything handled except for the exact places to solder the wires on the sata adapter (I bought the same exact one as RealBlackStuff). RBS, if you could help me out and tell me which wire is soldered to what on the adapter, I would greatly appreciate it. I don't feel safe just guessing f...
by c4warrior
Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:28 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T43p SATA Guide (Beware pictures, 56k-ers)
Replies: 170
Views: 107793

Re: T43p SATA Guide (Beware pictures, 56k-ers)

Oh man, this board is a lot smaller than it appears in pictures, haha, this is going to be interesting.
by c4warrior
Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:07 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: C4warrior's wish list-
Replies: 3
Views: 590

Re: WTB: Fan assembly (T43 intel version) 26R8197

sarbin wrote:careful about bumping marketplace threads more often than every 3 days, per the forum rules. doing so can bring a mod along to lock the thread. just an fyi... :wink:

Thanks for the heads up.


Consolidated my WTB list and bump.
by c4warrior
Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:53 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Keyboard *BEEP*
Replies: 4
Views: 986

Re: Keyboard *BEEP*

sarbin wrote:" spamming buttons " ??
It's quite necessary when you play a game like World of Warcraft sometimes, pushing 3 buttons at once.
by c4warrior
Sun Apr 10, 2011 3:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Keyboard *BEEP*
Replies: 4
Views: 986

Keyboard *BEEP*

When playing a game like World of Warcraft, when you start spamming buttons the *BEEP BEEP* starts when you press more than one at the same time. I thought it was the system beep in the device manager so I tried to stop it, wouldn't stop so I uninstalled it. Nope, device gone, beep still there. Anyo...
by c4warrior
Sun Apr 10, 2011 2:42 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: It's me again but now I have a T43 :)
Replies: 23
Views: 2458

Re: It's me again but now I have a T43 :)

well... have fun! i'm enamored with both my t43 and t43p, both 15" and ips/flexview. the t43 is a rarity as it's a not-for-sale company demo model. the t43p is a rarity being pianowizard's famed qxga mod machine. picked up both here on the forum. thinking back on it, i've found 6 machines here. i l...
by c4warrior
Sun Apr 10, 2011 12:04 am
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Lacie 500GB after formatting has 300GB. How come?
Replies: 12
Views: 3777

Re: Lacie 500GB after formatting has 300GB. How come?

Hello everyone, thank you all very, very much for taking time to help. I've just realized how stupid I had been! The story is like this. I bought 2 Lacie Rugged Hard Drive, one for me and one for my girlfriend. Hers is 320GB, and mine is 500GB. We studied in the same university, and so basically wh...
by c4warrior
Sat Apr 09, 2011 10:22 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Lacie 500GB after formatting has 300GB. How come?
Replies: 12
Views: 3777

Re: Lacie 500GB after formatting has 300GB. How come?

Just boot an OS disc and look for things you can't see while you're in your OS. If that doesn't show you anything then read the drive label.
by c4warrior
Sat Apr 09, 2011 5:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: It's me again but now I have a T43 :)
Replies: 23
Views: 2458

Re: It's me again but now I have a T43 :)

sarbin wrote:considering the smaller case of your 14.1" t43, have you considered additional heat of the 780, even with a fan swap? i can confirm that my t43 and t43p are real heaters! and they're both 15" models.

That is part of the fun. Gives me a reason to mod.
by c4warrior
Sat Apr 09, 2011 4:06 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: It's me again but now I have a T43 :)
Replies: 23
Views: 2458

Re: It's me again but now I have a T43 :)

sarbin wrote:looks like current ebay prices are $65-70. think i've seen them go for $75-85 here previously.
Yeah, I'm going to hold out for lower than that. It's not a rush for me and it's not something that I *need* so I can wait on a deal.
by c4warrior
Sat Apr 09, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: It's me again but now I have a T43 :)
Replies: 23
Views: 2458

Re: It's me again but now I have a T43 :)

what kind of 'deal' are you looking for on a 780? i may have one available. Well, the lowest I've found so far is $60 and I've been told that's too high. So I guess by deal I'm looking for a parts laptop with one in it that works or a price that is less than $60. Hard to say what price I'm looking ...
by c4warrior
Sat Apr 09, 2011 6:06 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: It's me again but now I have a T43 :)
Replies: 23
Views: 2458

Re: It's me again but now I have a T43 :)

So running World of Warcraft and a movie at the time, the GPU wouldn't go above 64c and the CPU is at 54c. Soooo that's boring. Still going to try the intel board fan assembly (after I mod it) and some other things I guess while I wait to find a deal on a P M780.
by c4warrior
Sat Apr 09, 2011 5:51 am
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Lacie 500GB after formatting has 300GB. How come?
Replies: 12
Views: 3777

Re: Lacie 500GB after formatting has 300GB. How come?

Hi c4warriror, thanks so much for offering help. Here is the screenshot http://uploading.com/files/7cb7mbbc/Lacie%2Bscreenshot.jpg/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/61569718@N04/5602463230/sizes/l/in/photostream/ I used to use this Lacie for Mac + PC with 200GB for Mac and 300GB for PC. After deleting ...
by c4warrior
Fri Apr 08, 2011 3:45 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: C4warrior's wish list-
Replies: 3
Views: 590

Re: WTB: Fan assembly (T43 intel version) 26R8197

Alright... this goes to show my patience level... I'm about to click buy on the new one... I'll do it!
by c4warrior
Fri Apr 08, 2011 3:36 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Positive feedback for FAIR Traders
Replies: 3027
Views: 557925

Re: Positive feedback for FAIR Traders

Seller:91011 -(John) Item:T43 :thumbs-UP: :thumbs-UP: Not only was he very informative and helpful, he was very thorough when I eventually purchased the T43 from him. Great packing job, fast delivery, very cordial and easy to keep in contact with during the transaction as well as an excellent price.
by c4warrior
Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:09 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T43p SATA Guide (Beware pictures, 56k-ers)
Replies: 170
Views: 107793

Re: T43p SATA Guide (Beware pictures, 56k-ers)

This is good stuff. Can't wait to get my supplies.
by c4warrior
Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:02 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Lacie 500GB after formatting has 300GB. How come?
Replies: 12
Views: 3777

Re: Lacie 500GB after formatting has 300GB. How come?

Ok, now go to Disk Management and take a screen shot and send it to me. This can save us a lot of back and forth guessing and trouble shooting.



I'm guessing your shrank a volume by accident. So the end solution will likely be deleting a partition and then making a new one with full capacity.

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