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by Dos3.1
Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Significant temperature rise while using docking station
Replies: 10
Views: 1147

Re: Significant temperature rise while using docking station

Try leaving the cover open slightly while in the dock? That's what I do. Though I haven't measured the temps, it does feel a bit cooler. I'd be curious to see what the temps say if someone measures them with the lid open vs. closed.
by Dos3.1
Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X60S password locked?
Replies: 2
Views: 1925

Re: X60S password locked?

Thank you, RBS. It seems it's a Power-on password, then. I'll dig the machine out and see if there's anything I can do following those instructions. I'll let you know.
by Dos3.1
Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X60S password locked?
Replies: 2
Views: 1925

X60S password locked?

I bought an X60S tablet a while back. It worked great, until the CMOS battery died. Then, I discovered there was a boot-up (supervisor?) password on it. The seller doesn't know the password! Now, I can't boot the machine past the start-up screen that asks for the password. Is this the dreaded superv...
by Dos3.1
Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:58 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Free: 760EL in Toronto (taken, pending pick up)
Replies: 2
Views: 1052

Re: Free: 760EL in Toronto for pick up

The 760 is spoken for, awaiting pick up to go to a new home!
by Dos3.1
Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Free: 760EL in Toronto (taken, pending pick up)
Replies: 2
Views: 1052

Free: 760EL in Toronto (taken, pending pick up)

Works fine, but I never use it. The only issue is that the keyboard is "sticky" and I don't know why (I got the machine 2nd hand). But I suppose you can replace the keyboard or use an external one. Has all original parts, as far as I know: CD player, HD, battery. CMOS battery was even still good, la...
by Dos3.1
Sat Mar 05, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Utility Work Area
Topic: Turn Off That Annoying BEEEP?
Replies: 3
Views: 8170

Re: Turn Off That Annoying BEEEP?

Enter the BIOS on startup to shut off the beeps (alarms): 1) push the power button to start (or restart) 2) push the blue ThinkVantage button quickly (unless you get another option for how to enter the BIOS) 3) Find the ALARMS section, should be under CONFIG 4) Disable all the alarms. 5) Save the ne...
by Dos3.1
Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB : Window7 32 bit
Replies: 1
Views: 343

WTB : Window7 32 bit

Want this for a T61. 32 bit.

Please PM me, thanks.
by Dos3.1
Wed Feb 03, 2016 3:04 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Which TPs would this RAM work in, is there a RAM lookup resource?
Replies: 4
Views: 951

Which TPs would this RAM work in, is there a RAM lookup resource?

I pulled some old RAM, 4 x 1GB of pc2 5300s, out of a non-Thinkpad laptop. These are called SODIMM, I believe. 2 sets are labelled 2RX8 pc2 5300s 555 12 F1 667 (Is this 667 MHZ?) 2 sets are labelled 2Rx8 pc2 5300s 555 12 E3 (555 MHZ?) Is there any way to tell which Thinkpads these would work in? Som...
by Dos3.1
Wed Sep 23, 2015 10:27 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Good Free Antivirus
Replies: 45
Views: 13185

Re: Good Free Antivirus

Been using ClamWin Free Antivirus for on-demand scans and Online Armor firewall. Seem good and quite light. I have MSE on some machines and find it good.

I used to use AVG and Zonealarm, but they got crappy, and bloated and needed to get paid, especially ZA with too many popup advertisements.
by Dos3.1
Fri Jul 24, 2015 5:02 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: The bookshelf (with PIC)
Replies: 6
Views: 1843

Re: The bookshelf (with PIC)

It's a joy to see pictures such as this, thank you! If we could know the models, please? :D

Seeing a TP collection such as this makes me happy. I will need to photograph mine and share some more joy! :banana:
by Dos3.1
Tue May 19, 2015 12:47 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 760ED still has a use...
Replies: 22
Views: 9334

Re: 760ED still has a use...

I fired this machine up tonight (760EL) and it booted to Win98 just fine. I leave it plugged in when not in use, which may or may not extend the CMOS battery, (I believe it does, but on some ThinkPads this didn't seem to hold true). But the CMOS battery is still fine in any case. Still have the issu...
by Dos3.1
Mon Feb 02, 2015 1:42 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: R31 Drivers?
Replies: 3
Views: 1960

Re: R31 Drivers?

The R31 is working well now with updated drivers, browsing the Web (wireless card, Ethernet and USB cell phone connections all work) and doing email with XP and the latest FF. The power management issue is solved and it can sleep. It had only one 256 RAM card in it and was a bit sluggish. I found an...
by Dos3.1
Mon Feb 02, 2015 1:34 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 760ED still has a use...
Replies: 22
Views: 9334

Re: 760ED still has a use...

I have a PCMCIA USB adapter in my 760 EL and can read 2Gb USB with it albeit it slowly - into W98se. I can also log into my TALK TALK BBand with a PCMCIA WiFi also but limited by a compatible Browser as constantly nagged to upgrade as all developers think we can just add new OSs at the drop of a ha...
by Dos3.1
Sat Jan 31, 2015 1:09 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: OS for 600
Replies: 8
Views: 2123

Re: OS for 600

Yes, first USB support was added in Windows 95 OEM Service Release 2.1 (aka Windows 95b/c). Main issue with pre-2000 Windows is that you often/usually needed to install drivers for the devices you plug in. Newer versions have most of the basic drivers included. Copied from another thread on 600X US...
by Dos3.1
Sat Jan 31, 2015 1:03 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: OS for 600
Replies: 8
Views: 2123

Re: OS for 600

Norway Pad wrote: I run Linux Antix on my 600...The one issue is that the speakers don't work under Linux Antix.
Interesting. Great that you are getting such use out of the 600. Not having sound would be a drag, however :( I'll save Antix as a last resort, thanks for the tip!
by Dos3.1
Sat Jan 31, 2015 1:00 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: OS for 600
Replies: 8
Views: 2123

Re: OS for 600

Windows 98 should have support for USB controllers; a 600 has a built-in USB 1.1 port. I think W95 shipped early on without USB support. Several questions: - If you know, what was used to install the OS? Factory or retail version? - What is reported by Device Manager for Universal Serial Bus contro...
by Dos3.1
Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:38 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: OS for 600
Replies: 8
Views: 2123

OS for 600

The recent thread THE MOST RUGGED THINKPAD EVER? ( http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=115420 ) got me thinking of the two 600's I have! 600 #1 has Win98 on it, without USB support. Apart from the USB support, this machine runs great. Anyone know how I can get the USB working without cha...
by Dos3.1
Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:33 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: THE MOST RUGGED THINKPAD EVER?
Replies: 51
Views: 13011

Re: THE MOST RUGGED THINKPAD EVER?

I have a 600x that I bought in 1999 that still works like a champ. It ran Windows 2000 for years, til I finally installed Linux on it. *Great* computer. I wish today's Thinkpads were remotely as solid... I've got a couple of 600's that I agree are very solid! This thread is making me think to get t...
by Dos3.1
Wed Jan 28, 2015 6:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: R31 Drivers?
Replies: 3
Views: 1960

Re: R31 Drivers?

Bless you, Adda!

Thank you, thank you, thank you! :)
by Dos3.1
Wed Jan 28, 2015 6:17 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: R31 Drivers?
Replies: 3
Views: 1960

R31 Drivers?

I just got my R31 "back on the road" with XP pro SP3 (tried Puppy Linux Wary and it worked, but I needed XP for some apps). It's humming along pretty good with only 248 MB of RAM and a P3 1.13 GHZ processor! It's handling the Websites I'm using with no problems with the latest Firefox (haven't tried...
by Dos3.1
Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:01 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: It's crazy the good stuff people throw away! Computer finds!
Replies: 61
Views: 7044

Re: It's crazy the good stuff people throw away! Computer fi

re: CRTs..I have very good LCD monitors, and still my old IBM CRT displays richer colour and depth in many web pages. They are just different technologies, with their own strengths and weaknesses.
by Dos3.1
Thu Jun 05, 2014 8:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: It's crazy the good stuff people throw away! Computer finds!
Replies: 61
Views: 7044

Re: It's crazy the good stuff people throw away! Computer fi

Norway Pad - nice finds! Thanks for the pics. It's always nice when a place shuts down and leaves some goodies behind ;)
by Dos3.1
Thu Jun 05, 2014 1:17 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Best Temperature Monitoring Tool
Replies: 6
Views: 5815

Re: Best Temperature Monitoring Tool

Yes, the unit does get hot quickly, on the underside, and the right palm rest...so, there is something going on. I will take it apart and have a look, thanks for the tips.
by Dos3.1
Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:43 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Best Temperature Monitoring Tool
Replies: 6
Views: 5815

Re: Best Temperature Monitoring Tool

I'm using TP Fancontrol on a T60 and it's showing the GPU at 83C constantly. The fan is actually slowing down at times (like if I pick the unit up to get air flow under it), but the GPU stays at 83C. Any idea what is going on, or how to fix it? Thanks. Added: just let the system cool and restarted. ...
by Dos3.1
Thu Apr 10, 2014 3:16 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Windows XP end of support
Replies: 40
Views: 4799

Re: Windows XP end of support

...I've never been one to upgrade something just because it's "old", if it's still useful to me in its current state.../ Couldn't agree with you more! I have an A20m, which I use a lot, running Windows 2000. It's a beauty! I use it mainly for writing/word processing, as it has an incredible keyboar...
by Dos3.1
Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:24 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Windows XP end of support
Replies: 40
Views: 4799

Re: Windows XP end of support

Cut the cord. Linux. Mint 16 on most of the pcs in the house. Even the wife and kids are sold now. Just say no to the upgrade treadmill. I use Linux on a lot of my computers. The varieties ("flavours") of it that are available is amazing! I find slim versions of Linux are especially useful for givi...
by Dos3.1
Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:13 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Windows XP end of support
Replies: 40
Views: 4799

Re: Windows XP end of support

...existing updates will probably remain available on Windows Update for some months or years... I have Windows 2000 (a very stable and good OS, I have found) on one of my first ThinkPads, an A20m. I connected it online the other day, and a notification said Windows updates were available for it! A...
by Dos3.1
Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:16 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: A31 Won't Bootup after Battery Charge
Replies: 16
Views: 4088

Re: A31 Won't Bootup after Battery Charge

That's how mine died... bad motherboard. It happens. Just realised this is a 5 year old thread. Yep, isn`t it great that we have this forum available, for even years-old questions and sharing of Thinkpad knowledge! If my A31 has a dead MB there`s not much I can do with it, outside a MB replacement,...
by Dos3.1
Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:48 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: A31 Won't Bootup after Battery Charge
Replies: 16
Views: 4088

Re: A31 Won't Bootup after Battery Charge

Let's try this: Unplug the AC adapter, remove the battery, hard and media drives. Press the "power" button ten times in a row, holding it down for ten seconds each time and thirty seconds the last time around. Plug the adapter-but nothing else-back in and try to power on... I've got a non-booting A...

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