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by Droider
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Lenovo R61i (8932) BIOS v1.03 processor upgrade T8300
Replies: 10
Views: 669

Re: Lenovo R61i (8932) BIOS v1.03 processor upgrade T8300

I have come across the same issue myself once with anoher laptop not a thinkpad but a toshiba. It had GM965 chipset, so it should have naturally supported penyrn cpu's but i have never managed to boot it with any penyrn cpu. After some investigation on the internet, found out somewhere mentioning th...
by Droider
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Retro Thinkpad T61p Build! Warning PICS!
Replies: 93
Views: 11884

Re: Retro Thinkpad T61p Build! Warning PICS!

Hey storm-chaser, That's one solid T61P build, nicely done. To me any computer that can run current software fluidly can not be called retro at all and i bet your T61p runs windows 10 just fine as it is nothing. The photos of the T61P in the album look like trash unfortunately, so you definitly have...
by Droider
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 00187 error thinkpad 380xd
Replies: 6
Views: 615

Re: 00187 error thinkpad 380xd

Sold it as is with a bit of profit on top. :??:
by Droider
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: X41 and X41T hacks from China (OVERCLOCKING!)
Replies: 42
Views: 23279

Re: X41 and X41T hacks from China (OVERCLOCKING!)

I couldn't manage to overclock my X41 with the method given. I soldered to the exact same spots but nothing...
by Droider
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Restoration of a ThinkPad T40 and some questions
Replies: 15
Views: 1480

Re: Restoration of a ThinkPad T40 and some questions

Gone the T40 to a loving new owner. 8)
by Droider
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Windows 10 Now Require a Minimum of 32GB Storage Space -- April 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 1176

Re: Windows 10 Now Require a Minimum of 32GB Storage Space -- April 2019

I just freshly installed win10 pro 1903 64bit on T430. After all the updates applied, storage used is 23gb in total.
by Droider
Sat May 25, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T430 bios update with no battery
Replies: 2
Views: 1944

Re: T430 bios update with no battery

Fixed the issue, here is how ;

Bought a T410 battery fully charged.
Flashed latest official bios
Burned Kubuntu iso to flash drive
Run kubuntu (live)
Followed sebi's awesome video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWZlktXFNJk&t=205s

Flashed patched embedded controller, i am a happy camper. :) :D
by Droider
Fri May 24, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T430 bios update with no battery
Replies: 2
Views: 1944

Re: T430 bios update with no battery

I have a geniune t410 battery ready and my original plan was to flash the T430 to latest stock bios and ec firmware. Later to flash the battery whitelist bios and use T410 battery with the T430.

It is stuck on bios 1.16 and ec 1.07 at the moment.
by Droider
Fri May 24, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T430 bios update with no battery
Replies: 2
Views: 1944

T430 bios update with no battery

Hey everyone, Got myself a irristable deal on a T430 so i bought it. Cause why not ? I needed to have it in my collection. No ram/hdd/battery/charger. It is in great condition as well but i have an issue. I need to update the bios, i couldn't manage to do it with known methods. Windowsflasher doesn'...
by Droider
Wed May 22, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: ThinkPad X61 stuck at 50Hz (56k picture warning for dinos)
Replies: 25
Views: 9219

Re: ThinkPad X61 stuck at 50Hz (56k picture warning for dinos)

axur-delmeria wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 4:06 am
Maybe this could help? http://mikejmoffitt.com/articles/0042-x61-60.html
Requires you to dissassemble the laptop and i don't think it is worth that much of an hassle for my xga panel. If there's a modded bios with modded vbios included, i think we can easily overcome the stupid 50hz barrier.
by Droider
Tue May 21, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: ThinkPad X61 stuck at 50Hz (56k picture warning for dinos)
Replies: 25
Views: 9219

Re: ThinkPad X61 stuck at 50Hz (56k picture warning for dinos)

Everyone with an X61, can you do me a favor and tell me the refresh rate of the display? Ideally test it with a real FPS counter too? I just got an X61 non-tablet. It came running at 50Hz. I installed a linux distro on it. Using xrandr, I can tell it to use 60Hz. It then says it is running at 60, b...
by Droider
Mon May 20, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: [RESOLVED] X41 and Windows 2000
Replies: 4
Views: 523

Re: [RESOLVED] X41 and Windows 2000

Just wondering what were your reason to install win2000 over win xp ?
by Droider
Mon May 20, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Restoration of a ThinkPad T40 and some questions
Replies: 15
Views: 1480

Re: Restoration of a ThinkPad T40 and some questions

Thanks for your suggestions bro. I consider my T40 project finished and will not mess with it anymore cause i bought a dell latitude D610 with 1400x1050 screen for CHEAP. i will sell my upgraded and mint T40 and dirty T43 to open up some space.

bTw D610 has a very nicely colored screen. :)
by Droider
Tue May 14, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: Has anyone tried an SSD in the X41? *PICS*
Replies: 1088
Views: 464682

Re: Has anyone tried an SSD in the X41? *PICS*

ThinkPad X41, JMicron JM20330 adapter with samsung pm830 32gb msata ssd, windows xp sp3. Working wonders. 3$ shipping included adapter. :thumbs-UP:
by Droider
Fri May 10, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: what SSD do you run?
Replies: 30
Views: 2848

Re: what SSD do you run?

ADATA SU650 120GB, bought 5 of these. Fast, cheap, no issues so far.
by Droider
Fri May 10, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 TN panel dull colors no more
Replies: 0
Views: 672

X220 TN panel dull colors no more

Hello everyone, X220 TN panel is nothing but mediocre at best in terms of color vividness and accuracy, it is dull colored and has a stupid bluish tint. It is just bad however you look at it. There is an utility called Display Profile(supports windows xp,vista,8.1,10) https://www.tftcentral.co.uk/do...
by Droider
Wed May 08, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 bios update bsod fix with usb drive
Replies: 0
Views: 874

X220 bios update bsod fix with usb drive

Hi everyone, New owner of a "new" x220 here, such a beautiful and utilitarian looking machine, i am stoked. So i have been playing with my new toy, installed windows 10 in uefi mode and setup all drivers&updates nicely. It was time to upgrade the bios to the latest official version 1.46. However i e...
by Droider
Wed May 08, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 179
Views: 57162

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

Manowar - Secret of Steel
by Droider
Sat May 04, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Restoration of a ThinkPad T40 and some questions
Replies: 15
Views: 1480

Re: Restoration of a ThinkPad T40 and some questions

Hi beko, Got myself a T43 in pretty bad shape but working %100 in flawless condition. I can use its motherboard and display and even keyboard and palmrest if needed. Right now i am installing windows xp to that old dog to see how good it performs compared to my T40 ( upgraded specs in my sig ) I wi...
by Droider
Fri May 03, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Restoration of a ThinkPad T40 and some questions
Replies: 15
Views: 1480

Re: Restoration of a ThinkPad T40 and some questions

Hi beko, Got myself a T43 in pretty bad shape but working %100 in flawless condition. I can use its motherboard and display and even keyboard and palmrest if needed. Right now i am installing windows xp to that old dog to see how good it performs compared to my T40 ( upgraded specs in my sig ) I wil...
by Droider
Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 00187 error thinkpad 380xd
Replies: 6
Views: 615

Re: 00187 error thinkpad 380xd

I suspect bad contacts on ATMEL 24RF08 EEPROM. Will let you know how it goes.
by Droider
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 00187 error thinkpad 380xd
Replies: 6
Views: 615

Re: 00187 error thinkpad 380xd

I disassembled the whole thing to check if there was any burnt bad chips, to my surprise it looks fine and as new. Laptop checks the diskette for os or something eldr . I cant enter bios nor continue the boot. Here is a photo of the error. I really like to get 380dx kickin again cause it is such a b...
by Droider
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 00187 error thinkpad 380xd
Replies: 6
Views: 615

Re: 00187 error thinkpad 380xd

Thank you RBS for your quick reply. Should i assume if it is fixable :)

ps : i bought with the hopes of fixing it.
by Droider
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 00187 error thinkpad 380xd
Replies: 6
Views: 615

00187 error thinkpad 380xd

Hey everyone, i found a good deal for Thinkpad 380xd. It reports 00187 error. I checked the hardware manual but there is no explanation for 00187. Checked internet but no information. Please enlighten me what it is and easy fix ?

Thanks
by Droider
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: ThinkPad X61 stuck at 50Hz (56k picture warning for dinos)
Replies: 25
Views: 9219

Re: ThinkPad X61 stuck at 50Hz (56k picture warning for dino

A followup. After having properly connected the EDID pins and flashed the SXGA+ bios, I can not coerce the LCD to be driven above 50Hz. The 60Hz I want is not available still. Does anyone know why this happens for the X61 while the X61 Tablet runs at 60Hz without problems? I am considering the risk...
by Droider
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: Refresh rate only 50hz? How to get 60hz(eyestrain+headaches!
Replies: 7
Views: 3898

Re: Refresh rate only 50hz? How to get 60hz(eyestrain+headaches!

I remember my x40 had 60hz refresh rate at xga. After swapping x41 mainboard to x40 display, it is only 50hz. :?:

I flashed the X41 tablet bios found below to my X41 and 60hz is available again. It is day and night difference. No more eyestrain and cursor trails.
by Droider
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: X41 and X41T hacks from China (OVERCLOCKING!)
Replies: 42
Views: 23279

Re: X41 and X41T hacks from China (OVERCLOCKING!)

Hey everyone,

It is an old thread but i assume these devices never get old to any of us. I replaced my x40 mainboard with a X41 1.5ghz 512mb mainboard. I wonder if the wire trick to overclock it to 2.0ghz safe enough to be used on a daily basis without bsods,restarts ? Thanks.
by Droider
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: X40 overclock ?
Replies: 4
Views: 458

Re: X40 overclock ?

I bought an X41 with a broken screen and housing for dirt cheap today. Just finished swapping the mobo into the X40. So far, everything is working as it should..Pentium M 1.5ghz dothan, 512mb ob ram, 8 cell battery (holds charge), mint keyboard. Upgraded the ram to 2.5gb right away. I am installing ...
by Droider
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: X40 overclock ?
Replies: 4
Views: 458

Re: X40 overclock ?

Hello screamer, is there any way to overclock it a little without soldering ? :)
by Droider
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Flashing BIOS with no battery
Replies: 10
Views: 18023

Re: Flashing BIOS with no battery

I have scanned all these answers without finding out how to flash my X61T rom with the Middleton version. The issue I had is that I had already installed Windows 10 64 bit, and the Middleton ROM Flasher will only work with 32 bit installs. The X61T is a spare that I'm experimenting with, so I just ...

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