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by Droider
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T2x & T3x Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: [Still UNSOLVED] T30 Keyboard Power Switch Doesn't Power On
Replies: 6
Views: 2959

Re: [Still UNSOLVED] T30 Keyboard Power Switch Doesn't Power On

I have a T30 with a bad keyboard power button that powers up the laptop in my 5th try. Is there a fix for this common issue other than replacing the keyboard ?
by Droider
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T41 Screen Going Dark
Replies: 16
Views: 1459

Re: T41 Screen Going Dark

If the issue isn't resolved with replacing the inverter, it is the ccfl light or the display itself. I would replace the display instead.
by Droider
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Vintage Thinkpad parts virtual 3D repository
Replies: 19
Views: 7927

Re: VINTAGE THINKPAD PARTS VIRTUAL 3D REPOSITORY

It would be so great to have a 3d printable thinkpad parts repository. I am in need for X41, X61T, T43 15" hdd doors and these small plastic parts nearly costs the half price of the whole laptops. :(
by Droider
Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T43P 15inch base cover and palmrest
Replies: 1
Views: 570

T43P 15inch base cover and palmrest

Hi everyone, i bought a t43p with 15" uxga display in generally nice condition except the bottom case being broken at the left corner and palmrest is somewhat broken. I need to source parts and i usually come across thinkpads that i can use to salvage parts from. I wonder which thinkpads have %100 c...
by Droider
Mon Dec 16, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: X40/X41 motherboard compatibility
Replies: 9
Views: 3877

Re: X40/X41 motherboard compatibility

I put an X40 mobo into X41tablet chassis, it works fine without touch screen. Rest are all fine.
by Droider
Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: If you've ≥5 computers, do you use them all or feel guilty?
Replies: 301
Views: 128587

Re: If you've ≥5 computers, do you use them all or feel guilty?

I own 5 computers at the moment but the numbers go up and down as i tend to sell them after my affection is lost by time. 1- Ibm thinkpad T23 with windows 2000, pristine device with great display. I like it and use it from time to time to watch some movies. 2- Toshiba Tecra A3 with win xp sp3, prist...
by Droider
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Thinkpad Maintenance + Upgrade Day
Replies: 2
Views: 996

Re: Thinkpad Maintenance + Upgrade Day

Looks so nice, i have been hunting for a "dead" A30P myself. Hopefully, i will have my hands on it once the seller decides to sell.
by Droider
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Toshiba Satellite 2410-304
Replies: 7
Views: 3347

Re: Toshiba Satellite 2410-304

Toshibas of this era has very primitive bios, this machine doesn't even boot from USB. P4M and 845 chipset. I am not surprised it didn't accept more than 1gb of ram.
by Droider
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Toshiba Satellite 2410-304
Replies: 7
Views: 3347

Re: Toshiba Satellite 2410-304

Tried all options before opening the thread, slot 1 or 2 and the newest bios. Didn't help. It just crashes with more than 1gb of ram. Guess it is what it is. :)
by Droider
Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Toshiba Satellite 2410-304
Replies: 7
Views: 3347

Toshiba Satellite 2410-304

Hi everyone, If it is in good shape and costs cheap, i buy laptops of known brands eventhough i prefer to buy thinkpads first, it is not easy to find them in good shape here, at the least in Turkey. Bought something new today without a clue if it worked, flea market style negociation, dirt cheap in ...
by Droider
Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T41 2.0 CPU shows 1.5 in bios?
Replies: 5
Views: 1726

Re: T41 2.0 CPU shows 1.5 in bios?

I used to run pm755 2ghz in t40 , it is cheap and worth it.
by Droider
Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: My ThinkPad T43 type 1871 upgrades
Replies: 7
Views: 1940

Re: My ThinkPad T43 type 1871 upgrades

Run passmark memory bench and results aren't different for 2gb single vs 1gb x dual sticks. Just tested.

2gb single scored 337 points
1gb x 2 sticks scored 347 points, dual channel my :lol:
by Droider
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: My ThinkPad T43 type 1871 upgrades
Replies: 7
Views: 1940

Re: My ThinkPad T43 type 1871 upgrades

She is being picked up with care. Does it make speed or heat difference if i used 2gb single stick ram versus 1gb x 2 sticks ?
by Droider
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: My ThinkPad T43 type 1871 upgrades
Replies: 7
Views: 1940

My ThinkPad T43 type 1871 upgrades

Had my fair share of experience with the T40, T41 and T43 before but i had to sell them all cause there were always some minor issues with either cosmetics of the housings or those little white spots on the displays which my stomach didn't quite like. Recently a mint conditioned T43 type 1871 was in...
by Droider
Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: My X61s - Slow project thread!
Replies: 3
Views: 3046

Re: My X61s - Slow project thread!

That is a very nice freebie ! :D
by Droider
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: R50e Error 0189 Invalid RFID & UUID = ffffff...
Replies: 0
Views: 1864

R50e Error 0189 Invalid RFID & UUID = ffffff...

Issue : ERROR 0189 INVALID RFID CONFIGURATION INFORMATION AREA , UUID = fffff..ffff.fff value with Thinkpad r50e Reason : I short circuited atmel chip to reset supervisor password which worked but resulted fff.f.fff uuid issue. R50e was working but had to press esc each time to pass error message an...
by Droider
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: PSA: nVidia equipped T61/p can overclock LCD
Replies: 7
Views: 2514

Re: PSA: nVidia equipped T61/p can overclock LCD

Any chance if you know if there is any solution of threads that applies to intel x3100 about the subject ?
by Droider
Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: PSA: nVidia equipped T61/p can overclock LCD
Replies: 7
Views: 2514

Re: PSA: nVidia equipped T61/p can overclock LCD

Anyone overclocked their refresh rate with X3100 vga in T61? I couldn't find the right drivers or the tools to do it.
by Droider
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Does Anybody Enjoy the WUXGA?
Replies: 8
Views: 2514

Re: Does Anybody Enjoy the WUXGA?

I just salvaged a samsung LTN154U1-L01 from a DELL D800 into my T61. Compared to my 1680x1050 panel, it looks so much better. Old panel was samsung as well.
by Droider
Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: How can I get this to look better and one black color
Replies: 5
Views: 2810

Re: How can I get this to look better and one black color

Hi,

You can apply adhesive vinyl wrap on the lid. It is very effective and cheap solution. Your t41 will look great and your ocd will calm down. I would choose matte black, it is soft to the touch and doesn't collect fingerprints. 8)
by Droider
Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Dell screen for a T61
Replies: 6
Views: 2686

Re: Dell screen for a T61

I replaced the screen but the right hinge got stuck for i dont know why. Unfortunately, i didnt notice that it got stuck until i heard a painful cracking while trying to close the lid. Lcd roll cage bottom right corner gone forever. Upgrade done but screwed the pristine machine. :? :lol:
by Droider
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Batteries for the T60 and T61 series, types and availability
Replies: 22
Views: 5756

Re: Batteries for the T60 and T61 series, types and availability

I have 3 batteries for the T61, 2 of them being dry dead and one is still kicking which i salvaged from a R60. Here are some information from all of them. 1- Panasonic, design capacity 56wh, remaining capacity 46wh, cycles 467, first used date : 05-2007, working. 2- Sony, design capacity 56wh, remai...
by Droider
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Dell screen for a T61
Replies: 6
Views: 2686

Re: Dell screen for a T61

Hi everyone, I have a T61 15.4" widescreen display with 1280x800 standart display. The machine is in pristine condition and i would like to upgrade its panel to something simply better. I can buy a dead Dell latitude D820 with working 1680x1050 panel. I wonder if it would work with the T61 after cut...
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: 3173

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: 14816

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: 982

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: 25085

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: 2555

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: 2252

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-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T430 bios update with no battery
Replies: 2
Views: 3128

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

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