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by fultontech
Tue Feb 02, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Hidden menus in EZ-Setup?
Replies: 8
Views: 600

Re: Hidden menus in EZ-Setup?

Ctrl-N: Serial # change (Removed from later models?)
Ctrl-G: UUID # change (Removed from later models?)

The maintenance diskette that was only given to service shops had those two features
by fultontech
Sat Jan 30, 2021 3:13 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Hidden menus in EZ-Setup?
Replies: 8
Views: 600

Re: Hidden menus in EZ-Setup?

Yeah, the advanced settings or engineering menus were/are IBM support access only, so it's never been in customer documents. I don't exactly remember what out of support system I had to access them for. I haven't run across the document with the instruction yet. I do recall it was typing a word/shor...
by fultontech
Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Hidden menus in EZ-Setup?
Replies: 8
Views: 600

Re: Hidden menus in EZ-Setup?

I've used the advanced menus years ago, but I don't recall which process for which system (ThinkPad vs. RS6000)
Let me see if I can find the technote
by fultontech
Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Adding a 5.25 FDD to Thinkpad DOCK I
Replies: 6
Views: 1680

Re: Adding a 5.25 FDD to Thinkpad DOCK I

There actually was an IBM 5.25 drive option that connected to the original dock using the external mainframe drive. It required the full length microchannel controller card in the slot. I ran across part numbers in someone's copy of the IBM PC Support data. The problem today would be finding a worki...
by fultontech
Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 600E stuck at Boot-up showing "O > I"
Replies: 1
Views: 1441

Re: 600E stuck at Boot-up showing "O > I"

O > I

means "Power off then Power On" As to troubleshooting, I would remove everything you can from the system then try powering it on and see what happens. It could be a system board had a resister come loose and won't function any longer
by fultontech
Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: HDD Password removal (not hacking)
Replies: 8
Views: 2524

Re: HDD Password removal (not hacking)

If I recall correctly, the HDD password is stored in the BIOS of the TP600X. Even if you take the drive out and wipe it in another machine, the password may still be required in the original system. Many modern HDD/SDD have encryption password passthrough so you can't put the drive in another machin...
by fultontech
Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Extracting preloaded software from a recovery Iso
Replies: 6
Views: 2627

Re: Extracting preloaded software from a recovery Iso

I don't have the ThinkPad's or recovery media in front of me, but I do recall extracting everything before. The CD's from that time seemed to create a couple of RAM disks and mounted the physical hard drive under a different letter than "C:". Also some of the install media was looking for the text s...
by fultontech
Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Largest hard drive on 360x/755x series
Replies: 12
Views: 9591

Re: Largest hard drive on 360x/755x series

I have to look at where, but I have the IBM pen software
by fultontech
Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Old HDD won't image
Replies: 4
Views: 4156

Re: Old HDD won't image

Worst case I've had to go through was to LapLink from a DOS/Windows system to a directory on a Win98/W2K system in realmode then to USB
by fultontech
Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Help Identify 701C TSB Mods? *WARNING: PICS*
Replies: 1
Views: 4253

Re: Help Identify 701C TSB Mods? *WARNING: PICS*

That very well could have been made during the assembly stage. It's not uncommon for a design change to come in after a board has been produced or is being created. To save the money already spent on manufacturing, they will still use the board, but will incorporate a physical bypass or fix into tha...
by fultontech
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Is it possible to read 5.25" floppy discs with a 770?
Replies: 8
Views: 5739

Re: Is it possible to read 5.25" floppy discs with a 770?

Even if someone had the drivers to run that, it would all be real mode. So I think it would be limited to Win98SE or ME in DOS MODE at the most
by fultontech
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Is it possible to read 5.25" floppy discs with a 770?
Replies: 8
Views: 5739

Re: Is it possible to read 5.25" floppy discs with a 770?

There were external 360kb/1.2mb Floppy disk drives for mainframes that you needed to use a microchannel controller with. As far as I know the full length MCA card could be installed in the Dock 1. That limits the ThinkPad's to the first and second generation. (i.e. 700/720/750).
by fultontech
Fri May 24, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Chinese keyboards on Legacy ThinkPads
Replies: 12
Views: 6389

Re: Chinese keyboards on Legacy ThinkPads

That is the Keyboard Bezel FRU
by fultontech
Thu May 23, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Chinese keyboards on Legacy ThinkPads
Replies: 12
Views: 6389

Re: Chinese keyboards on Legacy ThinkPads

You need to look for the keyboard assembly number to be sure. It's on the bottom of the keyboard assembly itself. It might be a Japanese keyboard you are looking at. I have seen new Lenovo ThinkPad keyboards available online with silkscreened letters in another character set, but the part number ind...
by fultontech
Tue May 07, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 600E boot problem
Replies: 15
Views: 3703

Re: 600E boot problem

MS-DOS and PC-DOS used FDISK /MBR to blow away and recreate the master boot record. I remember having to do that when putting a drive in a system from some older/newer one to be able to use it. However, that means you are installing from floppy.
by fultontech
Tue May 07, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 600E boot problem
Replies: 15
Views: 3703

Re: 600E boot problem

The OS is not the issue. It's the BIOS. If the BIOS doesn't have the HDD geometry hardcoded into it or a similar drive size, it will return a lower value to the OS. look and see if drive sizes are mentioned in the read.me file of the last BIOS update. Verify you turned on LBA mode in the BIOS to use...
by fultontech
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: IBM Thinkpad 760XL
Replies: 7
Views: 2035

Re: IBM Thinkpad 760XL

You may need to look up information on the specific part number for your drive. If it will read CD-R, you may need to try a few of the expensive brands. Even when updating current IBM systems firmware from CD-ROM there are short lists of what type of media types you need to use (i.e. CD-R not CD-R+,...
by fultontech
Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Question on IBM 3545-001 Dock I
Replies: 16
Views: 4163

Re: Question on IBM 3545-001 Dock I

There is/was a TV Tuner option that went in the 750C/Cs The video in would route through that.
Come to think of it, there was a Y audio cable that came with the dock would plug into the laptop sound card jacks and pass through to the speakers. I don't remember how it routed inside the dock though.
by fultontech
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Question on IBM 3545-001 Dock I
Replies: 16
Views: 4163

Re: Question on IBM 3545-001 Dock I

It may be ISA compatible, I don't recall off the top of my head. I know I had to hunt for a specific microchannel network card a year or so ago.
by fultontech
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Question on IBM 3545-001 Dock I
Replies: 16
Views: 4163

Re: Question on IBM 3545-001 Dock I

The dock is from 1992, the word "standard" is being used instead of "common" The SCSI standard was used. The older standard may or may not include which connector size was pulled out of the bin during the design phase. So there may be x number of drives made with the specific connector that fits the...
by fultontech
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Question on IBM 3545-001 Dock I
Replies: 16
Views: 4163

Re: Question on IBM 3545-001 Dock I

It's a SCSI controller, they are all SCSI drives. I don't recall if they are type I or II. It's not non-standard, it's just old SCSI. I would have to lookup the info later, but it may be that one of the ports on the back is for external SCSI devices (drives, scanner, etc.) There are drivers specific...
by fultontech
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Question on IBM 3545-001 Dock I
Replies: 16
Views: 4163

Re: Question on IBM 3545-001 Dock I

It's SCSI. There is a HHM for it someplace.
by fultontech
Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 600X clean install W98SE apminst.inf ???
Replies: 3
Views: 1639

Re: 600X clean install W98SE apminst.inf ???

The inf file should just be a text file. With the older Windows OS the patches and such were layered, so it's possible that it's uninstalling and reinstalling lots of programs and drivers. Doesn't APM stand for advanced Power Management? I forget when it was introduced, but if you look through the i...
by fultontech
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Three TEAC floppy drives not working
Replies: 3
Views: 1550

Re: Three TEAC floppy drives not working

The older system floppy drives seem to have much stricter operating parameters. I found that floppy diskettes made in the late 80's and early 90's work flawlessly in the ThinkPads of that time period. The floppy diskettes made after 2002-2003 work with newer systems, but the older systems have a lot...
by fultontech
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Tips on IBM Thinkpad 750Cs
Replies: 17
Views: 4339

Re: Tips on IBM Thinkpad 750Cs

Yes, you can PM me. I am away from home again and don't have access to the 750 at the moment. I still have it running as a VM, but there are differences installing on a physical machine. The owner of that site is also a user here. Keep in mind that The PS/2 version 1.x is the same as the RT version ...
by fultontech
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Tips on IBM Thinkpad 750Cs
Replies: 17
Views: 4339

Re: Tips on IBM Thinkpad 750Cs

The TP750C/Cs is one of the last systems that will run AIX PS/2 1.3 if you can find about 100 IBM floppy diskettes and have a 170MB or 340MB HDD.
With the last BIOS update, the TP750C/Cs can use the 810MB and 1.2GB HDD (not useable with AIX though) from the TP755
by fultontech
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: TP 600X recovery cd not working?
Replies: 4
Views: 1992

Re: TP 600X recovery cd not working?

Unfortunately I can't find the notes I made to finish the install. There are about 4 or 5 large zip files on that CD and it was either the 3rd or 4th one that has the bad file inside it causing it to hang during the copy files to disk phase of the restore. As I recall, if you break or exit out of th...
by fultontech
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: looking for 600X recovery ISOs
Replies: 2
Views: 1589

Re: looking for 600X recovery ISOs

I think those may be copies I made a few years ago of the factory media I have. There was a defect in one of the zip files for DVDExpress inside the zip file from IBM. Again, if it's even the set I'm thinking of.

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