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by karotlopj
Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Keyboard matrix
Replies: 2
Views: 1128

Keyboard matrix

Is anything like a ThinkPad keyboard matrix available? I have a T420 a defective keyboard and am trying to find which keyboards from other models might work with it... I do have one where the connector fits OK and is usable but it doesn't really fit in the base so can't be secured. Not sure if the o...
by karotlopj
Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: OS/2
Topic: Installing OS/2 from USB stick
Replies: 2
Views: 1162

Installing OS/2 from USB stick

Has anyone had any success installing OS/2 from a USB stick?

I have had limited success but very hit and miss

Here is a thread which might help get it working.

http://www.os2world.com/forum/index.php?topic=1041.0

If anyone succeeds, please report.
by karotlopj
Sat Jun 25, 2016 6:33 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: ThinkPad T420 Wireless WAN
Replies: 1
Views: 434

Re: ThinkPad T420 Wireless WAN

I have it configured now - it's a Sierra Wireless MC8355... Trouble is... I don't know how to get it working... I've put in a sim from my Tablet which works fine but in my ThinkPad I'm told that my mobile subscription is either inactive or has expired. An IMEI number is shown but have no idea what t...
by karotlopj
Sat Jun 25, 2016 5:12 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: ThinkPad T420 Wireless WAN
Replies: 1
Views: 434

ThinkPad T420 Wireless WAN

My newly acquired T420 has support for Wireless WAN. How do I get to try it?

The Lenovo site lists several different drivers, and I have no idea which to use...

I would have thought that Lenovo Service Bridge would have known which to grab...
by karotlopj
Sat Jun 25, 2016 3:17 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Lenovo Service Bridge
Replies: 1
Views: 5152

Lenovo Service Bridge

I was installing Windows 7 on a ThinkPad T420 yesterday and as the installation finished I realised that many device drivers were missing, so I got hold of a network driver from Lenovo's website and downloaded it onto another computer aand installed it from a USB stick. Now I can directly retrieve d...
by karotlopj
Fri Jun 24, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Cleaning tips
Replies: 1
Views: 508

Cleaning tips

Does anyone have any cleaning tips to make my aging ThinkPads look as if they were brand new?
by karotlopj
Mon Jun 20, 2016 2:15 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Screws
Replies: 0
Views: 2164

Screws

Does anyone know of any cross reference for different screws used on ThinkPads? I have lots of loose screws around the place and can't remember where they all go. There doesn't seem to be that many different types although lengths vary for certain types. On the back of my T42 there is a diagram show...
by karotlopj
Sun Jun 19, 2016 6:41 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: mSATA
Replies: 6
Views: 1034

Re: mSATA

theterminator93 wrote:Only by using an adapter enclosure in your main bay or ultrabay. The mini PCI-E slots on xx10 and earlier series don't support the standard.

Which is the first ThinkPad which does support the standard?
by karotlopj
Sun Jun 19, 2016 4:43 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: mSATA
Replies: 6
Views: 1034

mSATA

Is it possible to fit an mSATA disk in a ThinkPad T60 or T61?
by karotlopj
Sat Jun 18, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Max memory in T6x
Replies: 10
Views: 1300

Re: Max memory in T6x

I found instructions here:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSuWe9oFec0

although the palmrest doesn't come away as easily as pictured...
by karotlopj
Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:12 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Max memory in T6x
Replies: 10
Views: 1300

Re: Max memory in T6x

I'd rather get these (brand-name) instead: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/321518201713 Don't worry about PC2-5300/6400, they all work fine. Thanks, I've placed an order now. At first I thought it was the same item as the one I showed - had to look close... You even saved me some money :) I have the memo...
by karotlopj
Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:00 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Anyone running FreeBSD
Replies: 11
Views: 3831

Re: Anyone running FreeBSD

I run FreeNAS (on one box) which is based on FreeBSD. FYI: [root@freenas] ~# sysctl -n kern.osrelease kern.ostype 9.2-RELEASE-p15 FreeBSD [root@freenas] ~# I guess you are not running FreeNAS on a ThinkPad.... I'm running FreeNAS too, ... as well as pfSense (which is FreeBSD based) and that is runn...
by karotlopj
Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:21 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Max memory in T6x
Replies: 10
Views: 1300

Re: Max memory in T6x

RealBlackStuff wrote:I'd rather get these (brand-name) instead: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/321518201713
Don't worry about PC2-5300/6400, they all work fine.
Thanks, I've placed an order now. At first I thought it was the same item as the one I showed - had to look close...

You even saved me some money :)
by karotlopj
Tue Jun 14, 2016 6:04 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Max memory in T6x
Replies: 10
Views: 1300

Re: Max memory in T6x

PC2-5300 or PC2-6400, whichever is cheaper. Is this suitable? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-4GB-2x2GB-PC2-6400-DDR2-800MHZ-LAPTOP-SO-DIMM-200-PIN-MEMORY-MODULE-RAM-UK/282012663463?_trksid=p2045573.c100033.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D36886%26meid%3De86975895bfe47b...
by karotlopj
Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:04 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Booting from PCMCIA card
Replies: 0
Views: 3925

Booting from PCMCIA card

A very long time ago I remember being able to boot up from a PCMCIA card - possible an IBM Microdrive in a ThinkPad 600, but I can't remember what I did. Does anyone know how to do this?
by karotlopj
Mon Jun 13, 2016 7:58 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Max memory in T6x
Replies: 10
Views: 1300

Re: Max memory in T6x

RealBlackStuff wrote: T61: up to 2x4GB.
Any advice on which memory to get?
by karotlopj
Mon Jun 13, 2016 5:09 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Max memory in T6x
Replies: 10
Views: 1300

Max memory in T6x

How much memory can I stick in a T6x?
by karotlopj
Sun Jun 12, 2016 5:04 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: BIOS upgrades for T4x series
Replies: 1
Views: 1494

BIOS upgrades for T4x series

Can anyone point me towards any information on BIOS upgrades for the T4x series?

Do they all use the same BIOS and how do you apply them?
by karotlopj
Sun Jun 12, 2016 9:21 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60 Motherboards
Replies: 1
Views: 788

T60 Motherboards

Before I took apart my T60 Type 1951-CTO which stopped working I didn't realise there were so many different motherboads for T60's. I know now, having bought one where I was unable to connect a Sierra Wireless or an Anatel card which were attached to the screen. I have since discovered that the orig...
by karotlopj
Sun Jun 12, 2016 9:05 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Anyone running FreeBSD
Replies: 11
Views: 3831

Anyone running FreeBSD

Just wondered if anyone on this forum was running FreeBSD...
by karotlopj
Sun Jun 12, 2016 8:55 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: ThinkPad T61 Headless Firewall with Fedora 23
Replies: 4
Views: 1984

Re: ThinkPad T61 Headless Firewall with Fedora 23

If anyone is interested in using a ThinkPad as a firewall/router I'd suggest pfSense, a firewall based on FreeBSD https://www.pfsense.org You just need to download a small image onto a pendrive, boot from it and install. A world class Firewall up and running in five minutes and you can configure, ma...
by karotlopj
Sun Jun 12, 2016 8:32 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Is my T60 salvageable
Replies: 7
Views: 1127

Re: Is my T60 salvageable

Get an Intel-GPU motherboard from a standard 4:3 (non-widescreen) 14.1" T61. A few small mods to the chassis, and Bingo! you have a Frankenpad! Your new T601 can now run with up to 8GB RAM and at SATA-II speed (with Middleton's BIOS. Where would I get one of these? My T60 is a 15" model, so I'm not...
by karotlopj
Sun Jun 12, 2016 8:23 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Is my T60 salvageable
Replies: 7
Views: 1127

Re: Is my T60 salvageable

j.harris wrote:I wouldn't scrap it, why not sell it here on the forum?
What would anyone do with it?

If it's fixable then I'd be interested in fixing it myself.
by karotlopj
Sun Jun 12, 2016 8:21 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Is my T60 salvageable
Replies: 7
Views: 1127

Re: Is my T60 salvageable

Remove the battery, then try the power button. Does that make any difference? No. I did come across this article about the 'secret powerbutton' on T60's and wondered if this might be applicable but haven't got it to work so far.... maybe it won't... https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s...
by karotlopj
Sun Jun 12, 2016 8:14 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X61 runs hot
Replies: 4
Views: 1783

Re: X61 runs hot

axur-delmeria wrote:Which part of the laptop is running hot?

At the side near the fan.
by karotlopj
Sat Jun 11, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Is my T60 salvageable
Replies: 7
Views: 1127

Is my T60 salvageable

I recently bought an old T60 (Type 1953-DAU) (15in screen), but can't get it to switch on.

When I plug in the PSU the power light comes on as does the battery charging light, but when I try powering on they go out.

Is there anything I should try before scrapping it?
by karotlopj
Sat Jun 11, 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Noisy Fan on X61
Replies: 4
Views: 1591

Re: Noisy Fan on X61

axur-delmeria wrote:Lubricate the fan. If that doesn't work, replace it.
What do I lubricate it with?
by karotlopj
Sat Jun 11, 2016 9:00 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Satellite receiver for a ThinkPad?
Replies: 0
Views: 3988

Satellite receiver for a ThinkPad?

Has anyone ever used a satellite receiver (DVB-S2) with a ThinkPad?

I'm looking for a PCMCIA or USB device and would like to know if anyone has successfully used one.
by karotlopj
Sat Jun 11, 2016 8:27 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Noisy Fan on X61
Replies: 4
Views: 1591

Noisy Fan on X61

Then fan on my X61 is quite noisy.

Any suggestions as to how to quieten it down?
by karotlopj
Sat Jun 11, 2016 8:02 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X61 runs hot
Replies: 4
Views: 1783

X61 runs hot

I have an X61 Type 7673-AQ5 which runs extremely hot.

Is this a known 'feature'? Can I do anything about it?

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