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by berrieds
Tue Dec 22, 2015 12:33 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T43p SATA Guide (Beware pictures, 56k-ers)
Replies: 170
Views: 106855

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

Well, thanks for clarifying that anyway.

I'll post some pictures when it's all done, some time Mid-January.

Thanks for all the advice, RBS. It wouldn't have been possible without your help :)
by berrieds
Sun Dec 20, 2015 9:33 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T43p SATA Guide (Beware pictures, 56k-ers)
Replies: 170
Views: 106855

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

Here's how the connector looks after a bit of shortening and epoxy:

http://miasmcr.x10host.com/UpgradeProgr ... ormod1.jpg

http://miasmcr.x10host.com/UpgradeProgr ... ormod2.jpg

After testing it all fits I've liberally applied epoxy to reinforce the whole thing.
by berrieds
Sun Dec 20, 2015 7:55 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T43p SATA Guide (Beware pictures, 56k-ers)
Replies: 170
Views: 106855

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

I did wonder about everything being upside down, but I figured it would work out if I didn't ask too many questions ;) One suggestion I got from the the guy running the guy running the hobby club at the university was to solder each of the gnd connectors on the power-side to separate gnd IDE pins. I...
by berrieds
Fri Dec 18, 2015 11:31 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T43p SATA Guide (Beware pictures, 56k-ers)
Replies: 170
Views: 106855

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

Yeah, that was a mistake :( Only after re-reading the thread did I see the remark that these should be left in place. I was just looking at PCB through-hole pins to connect up the SATA connector with the mobo. Another issue I had was that the connector I bought, which I think is identical to the HP ...
by berrieds
Thu Dec 17, 2015 6:49 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T43p SATA Guide (Beware pictures, 56k-ers)
Replies: 170
Views: 106855

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

I decided to have a look at Intel's datasheet for the SATALED#. section 5.17.5 p.~190 it says, "When SATALED# is low, the LED should be active. When SATALED# is high, the LED should be inactive." I speculate that IDE pin-39 detects the change voltage with the adjacent 5v pin-40, thus when the HDD/SS...
by berrieds
Wed Dec 16, 2015 6:37 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T43p SATA Guide (Beware pictures, 56k-ers)
Replies: 170
Views: 106855

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

Hello again, The confusing thing about the HDD led connection for me is the connection to the old IDE connector, pin 39 - where is that getting the signal from? That's the 'Activity' Pin as described in the IDE layout, but do I have to connect it to something on the SATA connector? The University of...
by berrieds
Fri Nov 20, 2015 3:44 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T43p SATA Guide (Beware pictures, 56k-ers)
Replies: 170
Views: 106855

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

Hello everybody, I've registered an account just to try and ask a few questions specifically regarding this mobo mod. I've recently purchased a really lovely T43p. Of course, I want to do the mod in order to make it live up to its full potential. I've got a lot of experience taking apart older TP 77...

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