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by karotlopj
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: IBM Network Station
Replies: 0
Views: 1274

IBM Network Station

Apologies for a non-ThinkPad question, but I thought someone here might be able to help.... I recently uncovered an old IBM Network Station Series 2800 Type 8364, which I am unable to boot. The problem appears to be because the white Power Button at the front is missing. Anyone know where I could ge...
by karotlopj
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Middleton BIOS on X61
Replies: 4
Views: 4777

Re: Middleton BIOS on X61

Try disconnecting the battery under the keyboard, for 3-minutes. When I messed up a libreboot flash, once, this reset the bios back to original. I've had no success with this, so I guess the BIOS is messed up. Is there any way to install a new BIOS? I'm assuming the BIOS exists on a dedicated chip....
by karotlopj
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Recovering dead T61
Replies: 1
Views: 586

Recovering dead T61

A few months ago my T61 stopped booting up. Now I just get a single long followed by two short beep codes.

Any ideas about trying to get the system working again?

It's a Type 7665-D71 - which I don't see listed under HMM icon.
by karotlopj
Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:35 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Middleton BIOS on X61
Replies: 4
Views: 4777

Re: Middleton BIOS on X61

I flashed my X61 with this BIOS and it worked perfectly, without doing anything special beforehand other than the usual routine for BIOS flashing, e.g. making sure the matching official Lenovo BIOS version is present first if different to the Middleton version number. I've done something wrong now ...
by karotlopj
Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:52 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Middleton BIOS on X61
Replies: 4
Views: 4777

Middleton BIOS on X61

I'm hoping to install the Middleton BIOS on my X61 shortly and wondered if there is anything in particular that I shoustoreld do beforehand.... And can I restore the original BIOS if things don't work as planned?
by karotlopj
Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Stuck screw
Replies: 1
Views: 3245

Stuck screw

I was trying to replace a PCIe card in my ThinkPad X61 but one of the screws was so tight that I've ended up rounding the slot.

Can anyone suggest how to remove it without damaging the motherboard?
by karotlopj
Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Latest X61 BIOS
Replies: 2
Views: 3375

Latest X61 BIOS

What is the latest BIOS for a ThinkPad X61 and where can I get it?
by karotlopj
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: WWAN on X61
Replies: 14
Views: 5085

Re: WWAN on X61

Two things here: 1) The machine likely shipped with a "dummy" SIM card. You need a *real* Vodafone SIM in order to activate and use its WWAN capability. True, I believe my T61p has a dummy red sim card (fools me into thinking it's a Vodafone card)... Either that or card is expired. Echoing George's...
by karotlopj
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: OS/2 Questions
Topic: List of Thinkpads that Supported OS/2
Replies: 26
Views: 12667

Re: List of Thinkpads that Supported OS/2

I'd just like to announce that I've managed to get OS/2 working on my T420 today!!! Needed to change BIOS setting for SATA to AHCI to get it to boot. Did you manage to get wifi or sound working? Or is it just basic functionality? (IBM supported all of the hardware on the T43 with OS/2, fortunately)...
by karotlopj
Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X61 fan replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 4107

Re: X61 fan replacement

Many thanks.
by karotlopj
Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X61 fan replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 4107

Re: X61 fan replacement

Can I just replace the fan without replacing the heatsink?

This one looks like mine:-

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Computer-CPU- ... SwpDdVOfxO
by karotlopj
Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X61 fan replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 4107

Re: X61 fan replacement

I'm sure there are several different fans which can be used with an X61. I was hoping that someone could recommend one, one which is as quiet as possible.
by karotlopj
Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:46 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: WWAN on X61
Replies: 14
Views: 5085

Re: WWAN on X61

Thanks for your advice. I would like to have 4G capability and will probably get an MC7710 card, but the immediate problem is being able to access a provider. At the moment I get error msgs saying there is no SIM card, and I don't know if this is because of a misconfiguration or hardware problem. I...
by karotlopj
Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:41 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: WWAN on X61
Replies: 14
Views: 5085

Re: WWAN on X61

For anyone who has an X61 with WWAN capability via a Sierra Wireless MC8775 card, I'd suggest upgrading the firmware which will enable it to work at 7.2 Mb/s which is twice as fast as it is originally. Also it will no longer be locked so you can use any SIM, and it will work on Linux and FreeBSD as ...
by karotlopj
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Sierra Wireless MC8775 Card
Replies: 0
Views: 3489

Sierra Wireless MC8775 Card

I've manged to get drivers for a Sierra Wireless MC8775 card installed on my ThinkPad X61... the thing is they appear as a Network driver, there are two entries under Modems, as well as eight entries under Ports (COM & LPT) and one under USB controllers. I'd like to know how they are all used. Can a...
by karotlopj
Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:49 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X61 -ThinkVantage Access Connections for Windows 7
Replies: 2
Views: 3640

X61 -ThinkVantage Access Connections for Windows 7

In my quest to get WWAN working on my X61, I thought I would try Lenovo's ThinkVantage Access Connections for Windows 7

http://support.lenovo.com/gb/en/downloads/ds013683

Unfortunately it does not mention X61 as a supported system. What to do? Is there an older version?
by karotlopj
Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:42 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Device manager - unknown device
Replies: 20
Views: 4275

Re: Device manager - unknown device

Well, if it says it wants 4.5.2, let's give it 4.5.2. :P A quick Google search yields this installer: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=42642 OK that's sorted now. I've run System Update but it does not download the missing drivers, When selecting 'Get new updates' I get a li...
by karotlopj
Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Device manager - unknown device
Replies: 20
Views: 4275

Re: Device manager - unknown device

Which version of .NET does SU require, and which version did you install? According to:- https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/thinkvantage_en/systemupdate5.07.0061.txt 4.5.2 On that page it says:- Note: Microsoft .NET Framework version 4.0 or above is required for System Update to work correctly. Use...
by karotlopj
Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Device manager - unknown device
Replies: 20
Views: 4275

Re: Device manager - unknown device

Install dot net framework. Install System update Run System Update Uninstall System Update Uninstall dot net framework Done! I decide I needed SU so installed .NET, but SU simply insisted that I needed to install .NET. I'm in an endless loop with this just as I always am when trying to get SU worki...
by karotlopj
Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:55 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60 with 4GB - 3GB detected
Replies: 8
Views: 1484

Re: T60 with 4GB - 3GB detected

Thanks, that worked.
by karotlopj
Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60 with 4GB - 3GB detected
Replies: 8
Views: 1484

Re: T60 with 4GB - 3GB detected

karotlopj wrote:
Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:13 am
So I have 1GB of wasted memory... Maybe I can put one of the 2GB sticks in my X61...
Have now taken out the 2x2GB sticks and put them in my X61, but same thing happens...
by karotlopj
Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: WWAN on X61
Replies: 14
Views: 5085

Re: WWAN on X61

What would happen if I inserted a Vodafone SIM or changed the WWAN card?
by karotlopj
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60 with 4GB - 3GB detected
Replies: 8
Views: 1484

Re: T60 with 4GB - 3GB detected

I have a T60 with 4GB of memory installed, but, according to HDT only 3GB is detected, although it does show that 2GB is in both Bank 0 and Bank 1. BIOS says 4GB is installed. Windows says 4GB is installed but only 3GB usable. Why do you ask a question again which you have already asked before, and...
by karotlopj
Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60 with 4GB - 3GB detected
Replies: 8
Views: 1484

Re: T60 with 4GB - 3GB detected

So I have 1GB of wasted memory... Maybe I can put one of the 2GB sticks in my X61...
by karotlopj
Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: WWAN on X61
Replies: 14
Views: 5085

Re: WWAN on X61

Thanks for your advice. I would like to have 4G capability and will probably get an MC7710 card, but the immediate problem is being able to access a provider. At the moment I get error msgs saying there is no SIM card, and I don't know if this is because of a misconfiguration or hardware problem. If...
by karotlopj
Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60 with 4GB - 3GB detected
Replies: 8
Views: 1484

T60 with 4GB - 3GB detected

I have a T60 with 4GB of memory installed, but, according to HDT only 3GB is detected, although it does show that 2GB is in both Bank 0 and Bank 1. BIOS says 4GB is installed. Windows says 4GB is installed but only 3GB usable.

Does this indicate that there is something wrong with the memory?
by karotlopj
Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Which T6x-models support "Long Mode" (where a 64-bit OS can access 64-bit instructions)?
Replies: 4
Views: 1282

Re: Which T6x-models support "Long Mode" (where a 64-bit OS can access 64-bit instructions)?

Let me guess, your T60 has a Core Duo processor. According to HDT it's a Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2300 @ 1.66G X86_64 : No Long mode is exclusive to x86-64 processors like the Core 2 Duo. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_mode This means you only need to upgrade the processor. T60's use Socket M CPUs...
by karotlopj
Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Which T6x-models support "Long Mode" (where a 64-bit OS can access 64-bit instructions)?
Replies: 4
Views: 1282

Which T6x-models support "Long Mode" (where a 64-bit OS can access 64-bit instructions)?

How can I tell which T6*s support long mode? I have a T61 which does and a T60 which doesn't.

Moderator edit: Modified thread-title into something more meaningful.
by karotlopj
Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Two X220's one hot one cool
Replies: 14
Views: 2409

Re: Two X220's one hot one cool

Good to hear you got it back up and running. It would be a good idea to give it a thorough cleaning now, before it happens again and risks damage to the system though. That silicone oil could actually give all the dust something to stick to. I'd remove the fan blade and lube the shaft inside too, j...
by karotlopj
Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Device manager - unknown device
Replies: 20
Views: 4275

Re: Device manager - unknown device

I couldn't get System Update to work, but fortunately I found another disk with Windows installed and it identified the unknown device as a Sierra Wireless MC8775 HSDPA modem. Now all I need to do is figure out how to use it... You'd need to talk to Vodafone first and make sure that their network s...

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