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by Fosco
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: "Dead" T540P, no light, no fan, no bios, no sound
Replies: 1
Views: 2550

"Dead" T540P, no light, no fan, no bios, no sound

I recently purchased a T540p but nothing seem to work, I can't diag this thing. I've got no light, no fan, no bios and not a single beep. I've tried: - Charging it (Adapter does indeed work on another laptop / tried another one) - Starting it without a battery - Doing the power button reset thing fo...
by Fosco
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: List of (postclassic) Thinkpad models and quick recap in here ?
Replies: 6
Views: 6057

Re: List of (postclassic) Thinkpad models and quick recap in here ?

Well thanks a lot guys for unfogging me around these models. The *540 are the first Thinkpads with alphanumeric keypad as far as I recall. That's what I started to figure indeed. :wink: The **40 series had atrocious buttonless trackpoint/clickpad combo. It was so bad that in the next generation (**5...
by Fosco
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: List of (postclassic) Thinkpad models and quick recap in here ?
Replies: 6
Views: 6057

List of (postclassic) Thinkpad models and quick recap in here ?

Hey there, I've scoured the best I could the forum (english isn't my first language so I may have used the wrong terms in the searchbar) but I couldn't find a thread or something listing all the Thinkpad models existing and a quick recap about those. If such a thing doesn't exist, I'm currently sear...
by Fosco
Sat May 27, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: ThinkPad T20-T23 & T30 Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: [T30] New (but late) owner of this great laptop *PIC*
Replies: 21
Views: 21878

Re: [T30] New (but late) owner of this great laptop *PIC*

Well same here, unfortunately it has to move. A lot.

I'm being easy on it tho, I'll try to do even smoother "landings" to prevent the other slot from fail.

Feels bad about your A30p. That's somehow even worse than my case.

Hopefully your "trick" will work, fingers crossed for you.
by Fosco
Fri May 26, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T20-T23 & T30 Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: [T30] New (but late) owner of this great laptop *PIC*
Replies: 21
Views: 21878

Re: [T30] New (but late) owner of this great laptop *PIC*

But still, try to get the other slot to work (at least a bit longer) by putting sponges. You got this I got this, it worked ! Thanks for the advice ! http://i.imgur.com/arV4qTV.jpg?2 :bow: I used some kind of spongy foam made for high temperatures (like very hot water pipes in hospitals or so), cut...
by Fosco
Thu May 25, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T20-T23 & T30 Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: [T30] New (but late) owner of this great laptop *PIC*
Replies: 21
Views: 21878

Re: [T30] New (but late) owner of this great laptop *PIC*

Thanks for the reply ! :D

I'll have to dig in my stocks to check out if I have some 1g laying around then.
by Fosco
Wed May 24, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T20-T23 & T30 Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: [T30] New (but late) owner of this great laptop *PIC*
Replies: 21
Views: 21878

Re: [T30] New (but late) owner of this great laptop *PIC*

I've been searching with a zooming thing (can't recall how its called) for any broken solder or so, couldn't find any defect. I'll try with a soft kind of wedge then, thanks.

The old guy is kinda slower with 512/1024 mb, thats too bad :(
by Fosco
Tue May 23, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T20-T23 & T30 Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: [T30] New (but late) owner of this great laptop *PIC*
Replies: 21
Views: 21878

Re: [T30] New (but late) owner of this great laptop *PIC*

Interesting, have you bench'd this setup to figure what was the rate writing/reading ?

I'm really curious to see the results. I'd consider doing this aswell since I have some SSD laying around ...


Aaaand I broke a RAM slot :(
by Fosco
Wed May 10, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: ThinkPad T20-T23 & T30 Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: [T30] New (but late) owner of this great laptop *PIC*
Replies: 21
Views: 21878

Re: [T30] New (but late) owner of this great laptop *PIC*

Hey guys ! Quick update on this old guy, still doing its job, browsing forums, car diags and stuff, it's been travelling with me all around the country. Fun fact, a friend gave me a crappy Toshiba laptop with newer hardware (SSD, i3 & such) and I almost considered replacing my trustworthy T30 with t...
by Fosco
Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T20-T23 & T30 Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: [T30] New (but late) owner of this great laptop *PIC*
Replies: 21
Views: 21878

Re: [T30] New (but late) owner of this great laptop *PIC*

Thanks for the links, I didn't know IneXPerience, that's interesting.

About the browser, I considered many times to change for a lighter one (like K-meleon) but for many reasons I have to stick with the yummy Chrome (tabs/history sharing from Smartphone to ThinkPad to PC) :oops:
by Fosco
Tue Dec 29, 2015 3:43 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T20-T23 & T30 Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: [T30] New (but late) owner of this great laptop *PIC*
Replies: 21
Views: 21878

Re: [T30] New (but late) owner of this great laptop *PIC*

Thanks ! That's what I was aiming for 8) PCMCIA Type II slot I wasn't confident about this :oops: Just to be sure : with this type of card, I have to plug a power cable "if I want so" ? As long as my power consumption remains under 100mA/~1W per port, obviously. I'm gonna use it for flash USB key an...
by Fosco
Sat Dec 26, 2015 6:58 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T20-T23 & T30 Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: [T30] New (but late) owner of this great laptop *PIC*
Replies: 21
Views: 21878

Re: [T30] New (but late) owner of this great laptop

http://i.imgur.com/VJDyL1g.png Seems fine to me (if it's accurate). I used it for like 1.5 hours while HWMonitor was open, so Min/Max should be fine. About PCMCIA, even if I'm used to old computers, I never had an "old" laptop so I don't know how does this is really supposed to work : - How is the ...
by Fosco
Fri Dec 25, 2015 1:58 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T20-T23 & T30 Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: PCMCIA Wireless Card for Thinkpad T30
Replies: 11
Views: 10209

Re: PCMCIA Wireless Card for Thinkpad T30

I (temporarily) use a usb wifi with 1.1, that's indeed slow but fine enough for browsing/loading low def videos, etc
by Fosco
Fri Dec 25, 2015 1:52 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T20-T23 & T30 Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: [T30] New (but late) owner of this great laptop *PIC*
Replies: 21
Views: 21878

Re: [T30] New (but late) owner of this great laptop

Max ram is 2gb. PC2100, PC3200, or PC2700 ram will work, but all will default to PC2100 speeds. Ok nice, yep I knew about the 2100 capped MB. Good to know for the 2gb. I'm gonna have to "dig" in my cardboards to find some ram. Additionally, check the ram slots on the laptop by swapping the ram stic...
by Fosco
Tue Dec 22, 2015 5:44 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T20-T23 & T30 Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: [T30] New (but late) owner of this great laptop *PIC*
Replies: 21
Views: 21878

[T30] New (but late) owner of this great laptop *PIC*

Hi everyone, I just acquired a T30 a few weeks ago (someone gave it to me). It was overloaded with a vast amount of useless softwares, after a fresh install of XP, it went better. I got impressed about how it runs smooth with XP, I initially planned to use it as an offline pc for car diags mainly bu...

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