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by micrex22
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: OS/2 Questions
Topic: ArcaOS 5.00 on an Lenovo IdeaPad?
Replies: 2
Views: 3178

Re: ArcaOS 5.00 on an Lenovo IdeaPad?

I believe it's because of the storage, actually: "eMMC CARD SANDISK iNAND 32GB"
OS/2 (and ArcaOS) do not support M.2, only traditional SATA at the moment.

Installing ArcaOS from a USB stick works flawlessly assuming the destination is IDE or SATA.
by micrex22
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: UltraNav SK-8845 Windows 8 drivers?
Replies: 55
Views: 27080

Re: UltraNav SK-8845 Windows 8 drivers?

Just to jump in, I've got the SK-8845 working on Windows 10. I'm running the Synaptics driver v16.2.19.14 14Jul14. Here, under Mouse Properties in Windows 10, I'm able to see both the PS/2 Pointing Stick that's the Trackpoint on the W520's keyboard, and the TouchStyk V1.13 on USB Port which is the ...
by micrex22
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: TrackPoint excruciatingly slow
Replies: 7
Views: 3133

Re: TrackPoint excruciatingly slow

Linux live CD was a great suggestion. I booted in there and set the sensitivity to a reasonable value and all worked great, so clearly this was a driver issue in Windows. It looks like there was a driver update that was forced upon me earlier this year that caused this. The solution was to uninstal...
by micrex22
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1/X1-Carbon (X1Cx)/X1Cx-Tablet and newer
Topic: X1 Carbon 4 - audio jack dying
Replies: 4
Views: 2261

Re: X1 Carbon 4 - audio jack dying

I'd like to provide an update that I no longer get headphone audio on my X1 Carbon, the jack completely failed. Interestingly enough it may also be affecting the internal speakers. What a piece of garbage--and it's probably the 'best' modern ThinkPad lenovo shat out when you take into consideration ...
by micrex22
Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpad 25 trackpoint caps where?
Replies: 8
Views: 2482

Re: Thinkpad 25 trackpoint caps where?

Oh, nasty! Lenovo isn't even using the standard old IBM ones for the TP25 Retrograde!!! That's horrible because there's going to be a point where you won't be able to get trackpoint caps once they discontinue it completely. At least with the old IBM keyboards I still have loads of trackpoint caps av...
by micrex22
Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: David Hill plans to show his personal T25 shortly
Replies: 8
Views: 2040

Re: David Hill plans to show his personal T25 shortly

Yeah, I guess DH had a two day long social media interest frenzy, then remembered he's retired and went fishing. DH had his media frenzy, got some lenovobucks--then realized he was both retired and the lenovobucks hit his bank account. At which point he then went off to his fishing trip while grabb...
by micrex22
Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1/X1-Carbon (X1Cx)/X1Cx-Tablet and newer
Topic: X1 Carbon 4 - audio jack dying
Replies: 4
Views: 2261

X1 Carbon 4 - audio jack dying

So it looks like on my X1 Carbon 4th gen, the audio jack is starting to fail. I suspect it's the solder joint because all of the I/O is under high stress. IBM sometimes did it where the I/O jacks were on dedicated PCBs (like the power jack) or extended in a particular way to reduce said stress. Leno...
by micrex22
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Where are those TP 25 keyboards going?
Replies: 1
Views: 790

Where are those TP 25 keyboards going?

I happened to notice this listing
https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Thinkpad-A ... 3616020470

I'm sort of wondering, who is buying those keyboards and for what purpose. Perhaps a spare--but more importantly, maybe some frankenstein project?
by micrex22
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: OS/2 Questions
Topic: Installing OS/2 Warp 4.52 in 2017
Replies: 26
Views: 5888

Re: Installing OS/2 Warp 4.52 in 2017

They can do it with Linux ( https://www.slackwiki.com/Install_Slackware_Using_A_USB_Flash_Drive ), maybe their instructions can help? I doubt it somehow since OS/2 is not available as a single bootable ISO... It might work with eCS though, but I've never heard of anyone trying and succeeding with a...
by micrex22
Mon May 28, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: In defense of the Thinkpad 25
Replies: 27
Views: 5009

Re: In defense of the Thinkpad 25

What people *do* hate is the way Lenovo went about a lot of things over the past decade - all discussed ad nauseam on this forum and elsewhere - and crowned it with the slap in the face that many perceive TP25 to be after the entire "Retro" charade. Yeah exactly. It's Lenovo's *attitude* problem; t...
by micrex22
Sun May 27, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Options for TTAV BIOS on T41?
Replies: 10
Views: 3654

Re: Options for TTAV BIOS on T41?

I've learned a *lot* in this thread, thank you micrex22 ... :thumbs-UP: Not to mention the fact that there's actually a T42 on its way to me as I'm writing this...time to tinker with it seems to be coming soon. Well I've learned a lot from yourself and RBS over the years myself. I wouldn't have don...
by micrex22
Sun May 27, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: IBM TTAV134 BIOSes (complete listing with all T4x)
Replies: 2
Views: 3031

IBM TTAV134 BIOSes (complete listing with all T4x)

Enough is enough! TTAV134's modified ThinkPad BIOSes keep falling off the internet and they really should be organized here. I've uploaded the ones that I've rescued, please to whoever has the rest either PM them to me or provide me a download and I'll put up a permanent download for them. The below...
by micrex22
Sun May 27, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T43 no more error 2010 (picture warning)
Replies: 117
Views: 79930

Re: T43 no more error 2010 (picture warning)

The whole collection can be found here: https://thinkpad-forum.de/threads/124788-no_1802_no_2010-BIOS-Sammlung Do NOT try to flash a T40/1/2 BIOS onto a T43! Hey Dom, all of those links are dead now. I personally didn't have a use for any of them except T43p-1YET65WW_SLIC2.1_no_1802_no_2010.iso (wh...
by micrex22
Thu May 24, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Telemetry (spying) now introduced in W7 and W8.x through WU
Replies: 5
Views: 14198

Re: Telemetry (spying) now introduced in W7 and W8.x through WU

=The telemetry service can be disabled in the services control applet in all versions of Windows, even 10. It does stay disabled on reboot unlike Windows Update. Not quite, there are different levels of telemetry (you can review them in for instance, shutup10), and the 3rd level will randomly re-en...
by micrex22
Wed May 23, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Options for TTAV BIOS on T41?
Replies: 10
Views: 3654

Re: Options for TTAV BIOS on T41?

You can also check the (T42) BIOS with SLIC Toolkit if it now has Slic2.1. I never had a T40/1/2, only T43, otherwise I'm sure I would have had something usable here. Hey Dom (& George)!!! GUESS WHAT! I just re-read the ending bits of that forum in greater detail, and look what it says: cyberpark: ...
by micrex22
Tue May 22, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Options for TTAV BIOS on T41?
Replies: 10
Views: 3654

Re: Options for TTAV BIOS on T41?

You can also check the (T42) BIOS with SLIC Toolkit if it now has Slic2.1. I never had a T40/1/2, only T43, otherwise I'm sure I would have had something usable here. Well I'm going to try and get the actual image. If that fails I mean... my modded one (despite failing) does seem to work ... despit...
by micrex22
Mon May 21, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Options for TTAV BIOS on T41?
Replies: 10
Views: 3654

Re: Options for TTAV BIOS on T41?

Okay... so I compared both of TTAV's ROMs, and verified the T43 and T40/41/42 ROMs are very much identical. Therefore I took the T43 .ISO and edited it with the T42 .ISO, the F.bat needed some changes (this is the part that I'm not 100% certain on but I don't think it's super necessary?) I went ahea...
by micrex22
Mon May 21, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Options for TTAV BIOS on T41?
Replies: 10
Views: 3654

Re: Options for TTAV BIOS on T41?

So I got curious and decided to compare TTAV's T42-SLIC2.1_7U_no_1802.ROM and IBM's 1RUJ37US.IMG. I did find some similarities but there were a lot of dissimilarities. I also discovered some hilarious things about the IBM flashing utility #1 that it runs on IBM DOS 5.0, #2 it is illegally using a ma...
by micrex22
Mon May 21, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Options for TTAV BIOS on T41?
Replies: 10
Views: 3654

Re: Options for TTAV BIOS on T41?

So I just went ahead and created an IBM flashing diskette The problem is... IBM does not use a .ROM to store the BIOS, at least for this flashing option, it instead stores the BIOS in a .FL1 file along with a bush of other additional .SHAs, presumably to check the file??? Therefore I'm not entirely ...
by micrex22
Mon May 21, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Options for TTAV BIOS on T41?
Replies: 10
Views: 3654

Re: Options for TTAV BIOS on T41?

OK colour me confused... AFAIK TTAV BIOS (es) are for T43 only Secondly, T41 and T42 share the same BIOS... No-1802 hack works wonders on pre-T43 ThinkPads IME... Correct, the T41/2 share the same BIOS along with other models, TTAV mentions that in that forum post here: https://www.bios-mods.com/fo...
by micrex22
Sat May 19, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: IBM or Lenovo Desktops/Workstations/ThinkStations only
Topic: What do you guys know about the IBM Color Display 9507? I found a bunch.
Replies: 6
Views: 1611

Re: What do you guys know about the IBM Color Display 9507? I found a bunch.

Keenerb-- I myself am also interested in one of those displays as I've been hunting one for awhile. They're near unobtanium if someone actually WANTS to own one!!! Hell I'd take a couple.... Anyway, those panels are from the 700C and 720C units and SHOULD be capable of 256 colors but definitely not ...
by micrex22
Sat May 19, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Options for TTAV BIOS on T41?
Replies: 10
Views: 3654

Options for TTAV BIOS on T41?

I have a T41 that I just upgraded with 2 GB of RAM, and now I want to put a different wifi card in it. Of course the whitelisted wifi module thing has to be dealt with. The TTAV BIOS for the T42 and below only comes in diskette. Should I just use a USB diskette drive them to flash the BIOS? The othe...
by micrex22
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Internet browser for T23 and older without SSE2 (Pentium III)
Replies: 12
Views: 10563

Re: Internet browser for T23 and older without SSE2 (Pentium III)

I do have FireFox 48.0.2 and Windows 7 installed on my maxed out T23 and A30p. They work just fine, if you only open a few tabs, install adblocker and also keep the browser debloated, and max out RAM. Of course, if you expect them to run like a brand new Lamborghini instead of a functional Volkswag...
by micrex22
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: The mystery of FRU 08K4986
Replies: 5
Views: 4031

Re: The mystery of FRU 08K4986

Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:17 pm
Is that a 240 in the second picture?
Negatory, that's a TransNote (one way to tell is due to the capslock being integrated on the left shift). I've always wanted a 240, though. But then I have way too many thinkpads as it is, and DOS and 9x gaming are best with a CRT and OPL3.
by micrex22
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: IBM or Lenovo Desktops/Workstations/ThinkStations only
Topic: intellistation M pro 6225 memory capacity
Replies: 2
Views: 1174

Re: intellistation M pro 6225 memory capacity

I have an "intellistation M pro 6225-CTO" HMM memory specs call for PC2-3200 ECC DIMMs In 2005 max was 1GB, but now 2GB seems to be available--physically same size, but double row of chips instead of single. will these 2GBers serve as memory in my machine? thanks I actually own one of these machine...
by micrex22
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: The mystery of FRU 08K4986
Replies: 5
Views: 4031

Re: The mystery of FRU 08K4986

Just take one keycap off, and examine the underlying switch. All 3 manufacturers have pretty distinct switches, AFAIR. Well on the T6x keyboards, all manufacturers had very discreet switches, and sometimes for the T43 series. But when it came to the T40, T41, and T42 there were a lot of variances o...
by micrex22
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: The mystery of FRU 08K4986
Replies: 5
Views: 4031

The mystery of FRU 08K4986

After using my 14.1" T41 a lot more (and really digging its keyboard and ultra-clicky trackpoint button assembly--which is even better than what I had experienced on the T43), I decided to look up the FRUs in the HMM. Sadly, "08K4986" was nowhere to be seen. Even more strangely the 14.1" models for ...
by micrex22
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: OS/2 Questions
Topic: PCMCIA on T41
Replies: 1
Views: 1138

Re: PCMCIA on T41

Do you know the kind of PCMCIA card it is? I think I would have to have one as well to test and troubleshoot for my T41 (which I regularly use with OS/2, now). I'm technically using ArcaOS since it's easier and has more features out of the box. But the same should apply at least.
by micrex22
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Those who own the 15" T4xp laptops, how useful are they in 2017?
Replies: 32
Views: 9113

Re: Those who own the 15" T4xp laptops, how useful are they in 2017?

If you want it as a document processor where the screen & screen size come into play they are great, not so as a web browsing device where modern JS laden pages kill the single core processor. Well like I said, with OS/2 you can watch youtube and browse most things comfortably. And that's on a Bani...
by micrex22
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Thinkpad 25 triple-screen desk setup with IBM Thinkvision L200p monitors
Replies: 3
Views: 1515

Re: Thinkpad 25 triple-screen desk setup with IBM Thinkvision L200p monitors

The L200p displays use LG panels internally. You'll note that they have a surprisingly low ghosting rate, making them pretty darn decent for gaming!

LG panels for some reason are designed very well in that regard. I may even like LG over IDtech :p

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