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by jack_zhan
Sat Jan 04, 2014 12:47 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Got a nice 760ED...
Replies: 2
Views: 1455

Re: Got a nice 760ED...

Finally I managed to open the caddy. Mine still has the original IBM sticker so I had to cut the sticker in parts to get the cover off. To my surprise the HDD inside is a 12.7mm IDE... so I cannot just put it in my 600E to install an OS and must go get a IDE-USB connector. :? btw I thought 701C has ...
by jack_zhan
Tue Dec 31, 2013 4:58 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Got a nice 760ED...
Replies: 2
Views: 1455

Got a nice 760ED...

Hello folks! Quite some time since my last visit...so much college application works :( But now with the EA offer from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Computer Science major, I can happily return to my beloved thinkpads now :D I have just got a nice 9546-U9A 760ED with most original mo...
by jack_zhan
Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:34 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: [*HUGE PICS*]Thinkpad 555BJ - The Printer Thinkpad!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 4352

Re: [*HUGE PICS*]Thinkpad 555BJ - The Printer Thinkpad!!!

Could anyone here contact IBM or Lenovo on behalf of me? Both of them offer only support through phone call, but I am in China and international phone calls from here can be very complex and expensive. :(
by jack_zhan
Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:09 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: [*HUGE PICS*]Thinkpad 555BJ - The Printer Thinkpad!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 4352

Re: [*HUGE PICS*]Thinkpad 555BJ - The Printer Thinkpad!!!

Yes you are right Tasurinchi :wink: I have already see both...and many others from searching in google.co.jp. Now I know the exact IBM publication number for the HMM is SY88-3041-00. I have sent requests to IBM and InfoCreate (a Japanese company that produced publications for IBM Japan) for the HMM....
by jack_zhan
Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:03 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: [*HUGE PICS*]Thinkpad 555BJ - The Printer Thinkpad!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 4352

Re: [*HUGE PICS*]Thinkpad 555BJ - The Printer Thinkpad!!!

To ilakast: Great! Exactly what I need! So now add 555BJ to the 40W list please :) To all: I am now having trouble finding such things like HMM. Lenovo Japan didn't give me a acceptable answer. :? I am trying to contact some Japanese Thinkpad collectors. If anyone here lives in Japan, I would be ver...
by jack_zhan
Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:36 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: [*HUGE PICS*]Thinkpad 555BJ - The Printer Thinkpad!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 4352

[*HUGE PICS*]Thinkpad 555BJ - The Printer Thinkpad!!!

Here is the ultra-rare japan-only Thinkpad 555BJ! :banana: :banana: Heavily scratched case... http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7335/9349711877_069c50a58d_o_d.jpg But nearly new inside!!! http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7392/9352495388_f234b64dc1_o_d.jpg Lift the keyboard to feed paper! http://farm3.stati...
by jack_zhan
Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:41 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Any 555BJ or 330C in the forum?
Replies: 14
Views: 5297

Re: Any 555BJ or 330C in the forum?

The PM has stayed in the outbox for too long for me. So I post it here. Hello adj, GOOD NEWS!!! I have bought the 555BJ!! And YES, it has a hdd installed. A IBM-H2344-A4D 344MB hard disk. The machine have some problems. I have sent a request to Lenovo Japan for service documents. EDIT: The hdd inter...
by jack_zhan
Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:15 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: [*PIC*] What model is this?
Replies: 8
Views: 2590

Re: [*PIC*] What model is this?

The label says its type is 2611...

So it is a Thinkpad i1400.
by jack_zhan
Sat Jun 22, 2013 12:22 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Any 555BJ or 330C in the forum?
Replies: 14
Views: 5297

Re: Any 555BJ or 330C in the forum?

Bad news friends :( I am sorry to say that, but my 701C had its entire LCD assembly broken off during recent use, so I must work on repairing it now. The previous owner/maintenance crew used glue to repair a crack near the left hinge, and excessive glue went into the hinge, therefore jamming the hin...
by jack_zhan
Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:38 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Any 555BJ or 330C in the forum?
Replies: 14
Views: 5297

Re: Any 555BJ or 330C in the forum?

Both of course! I wished I could get both too! However I have only less than CN¥400 on my credit card now, and I am only a student working part-time, so I still need some time to gather enough money to buy the first one. :( It seems few local people have interest in those things, so let's wish I co...
by jack_zhan
Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:24 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 755CDV blank screen, doesn't boot
Replies: 4
Views: 2453

Re: 755CDV blank screen, doesn't boot

The error code I9990305 is nothing to worry about. It's "No bootable media". It is expected as you removed the hard disk. And with nothing to boot from the machine can only hang. You can get past the RAM count? Without hitting Esc while it is counting and got the correct "7808KB OK"? Then your onboa...
by jack_zhan
Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:33 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Any 555BJ or 330C in the forum?
Replies: 14
Views: 5297

Any 555BJ or 330C in the forum?

Just saw two vintage thinkpads for sale in the local market. A 555BJ(the one with bubble jet printer) and a 330C(the non-black one). Both in working condition and at the same price, CN¥680, i.e. about $110. Saving money now...not enough spare money now :( Both rare machines....I have tried searching...
by jack_zhan
Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:58 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 755CDV blank screen, doesn't boot
Replies: 4
Views: 2453

Re: 755CDV blank screen, doesn't boot

No picture but backlights on ---> loose connection of the LCD panel suspected. Try reseating the panel. Needs to take the machine apart. Stuck at RAM count --> bad memory chips and/or unsupported RAM type. Try booting without any RAM cards in the RAM slot. If the problem remains, you might need to r...
by jack_zhan
Wed May 29, 2013 8:57 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 600E hangs at thinkpad logo screen
Replies: 3
Views: 2314

Re: 600E hangs at thinkpad logo screen

Thanks for reply. With 32MB PC100 it works. I tried three PC133S 256MB cards, even when two of them are installed the 600E can detect both correctly, but any combination of 256MB cards (one or two) results in nothing more than a hung-up condition.
by jack_zhan
Sun May 26, 2013 3:48 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: [Solved] 380ED display damaged after attempting to add RAM
Replies: 3
Views: 2470

Re: 380ED display corrupted after attempting to add RAM

If you connect it to an external monitor and can still get correct image, then the motherboard is still fine. Your 380 has not died yet. Most possible explanation is that there are some loose connections on the LCD connector. Or the inverter card may be defective. Both need you to take the machine a...
by jack_zhan
Fri May 24, 2013 4:51 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 600E hangs at thinkpad logo screen
Replies: 3
Views: 2314

600E hangs at thinkpad logo screen

During booting process, my 600E hangs at the "IBM thinkpad" logo screen. When it reaches the logo screen, it shows a few more hard disk activity, then everything stopped working. Backup/CMOS battery is a fresh one. Tried various combinations of bootable floppy and hard disk with no luck. Help! Sorry...
by jack_zhan
Tue May 21, 2013 1:25 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Got 600E...strange beep symptom...need help
Replies: 9
Views: 3179

Re: Got 600E...strange beep symptom...need help

Hey guys! I have just got the 600E a fresh CMOS battery. Both good news and bad news. Good news is, the CMOS battery works as it should, errors 161 and 163 no longer appear. Bad news is, the 600E still hangs at the "IBM Thinkpad" logo screen. Now this seems to be the new problem. I have tried differ...
by jack_zhan
Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:50 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 701C Ill-fated... tearing itself apart?
Replies: 1
Views: 1865

Re: 701C Ill-fated... tearing itself apart?

Poor guy :(

Pictures about the cracks please. It may not be so bad as seen.(Hopefully)
by jack_zhan
Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:02 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Got 600E...strange beep symptom...need help
Replies: 9
Views: 3179

Re: Got 600E...strange beep symptom...need help

That's good news. I asked this question because I found a complete LCD assembly for sale at a decent price here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/310653603568 Now I can place an order confidently :D ------------------------------------------------------ Well here comes the interesting thing.... While I am wa...
by jack_zhan
Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:01 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Got 600E...strange beep symptom...need help
Replies: 9
Views: 3179

Re: Got 600E...strange beep symptom...need help

I just saw the screen do something during boot. It flashed one time, with little and nearly unable to see lightness, and then displayed a horizontal line. The line is only slightly darker than the area surrounding it, and is hard to see. The line don't match anything displayed on the external monito...
by jack_zhan
Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:10 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Got 600E...strange beep symptom...need help
Replies: 9
Views: 3179

Re: Got 600E...strange beep symptom...need help

I just checked its FRU number...it's 02K6815, an 16V/3.5A adapter likely for the X series. With 3.5A rating it should be okay. Tried to boot on AC only but still showed the previous symptom. Now wait for the CMOS battery to come and see if it works. ----------------------------- UPDATE: I tried to c...
by jack_zhan
Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:49 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Got 600E...strange beep symptom...need help
Replies: 9
Views: 3179

Re: Got 600E...strange beep symptom...need help

It is a 701C AC adapter. AFAIK, the amps rating shown on adapters are the max current they can withstand without melting. This may explain why it works.

Waiting for a fresh CMOS battery and a fresh main battery now. (The current main battery has a cracked case but luckily it doesn't leak)
by jack_zhan
Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:58 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Got 600E...strange beep symptom...need help
Replies: 9
Views: 3179

Got 600E...strange beep symptom...need help

I picked up a 600E from my IT teacher's office as a "useless junk" for free today. Fortunately it is complete with every parts except for the ultrabay drive. Coincidentally I have a spare ultrabay FDD, so I installed it, and the 600E looks pretty good now. Plug in the AC power using my 701C's adapte...
by jack_zhan
Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:15 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: My Thinkpad G50 is here!!! :D
Replies: 19
Views: 5215

Re: My Thinkpad G50 is here!!! :D

Well...now continue saving money for a T7600 :)
by jack_zhan
Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:22 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: My Thinkpad G50 is here!!! :D
Replies: 19
Views: 5215

Re: My Thinkpad G50 is here!!! :D

Back from school and enjoying a short holiday now :D Return to this thread just to see a long discussion on 'ß'....well I don't mind the off-topic discussion, still learned much about history from it :) Now head back to the G50. Well I just got an old Pentium 4, SPEC code SL6PC. Using this code you ...
by jack_zhan
Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:46 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: My Thinkpad G50 is here!!! :D
Replies: 19
Views: 5215

Re: My Thinkpad G50 is here!!! :D

Thank you for your help Tim82. However, as I am using Portuguese layout now, I suppose that switching to the QWERTZ German layout may cause even more inconvenience since the Z and Y are swapped, and there are separate keys for ä, ü, etc. These changes can result in difficulties when typing punctuati...
by jack_zhan
Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:08 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: My Thinkpad G50 is here!!! :D
Replies: 19
Views: 5215

Re: My Thinkpad G50 is here!!! :D

Thanks everyone! Finally keys work as shown on the keyboard! :D I particularly prefer this layout for the standard US English now :). It offers more possible characters while keeping QWERTY for usual typing. The ability to type point above letters, e.g. ä,ö, also give me much convenience since I som...
by jack_zhan
Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:19 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Thinkpad G50 Found and Coming! :D
Replies: 17
Views: 2390

Re: Thinkpad G50 Found and Coming! :D

pics here! http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=109438

Be sure to find some information about the keyboard for me!
by jack_zhan
Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:17 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: My Thinkpad G50 is here!!! :D
Replies: 19
Views: 5215

My Thinkpad G50 is here!!! :D

The Giant G itself: http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8536/8604401909_96abd19194_z_d.jpg With the small 701C: http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8393/8605504770_2ffc4bef51_z_d.jpg Well can anyone tell me what this strange keyboard layout is? I cannot find anything about it...since it has some key differently...

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