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by Neil
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Long and winded migration from x200 to x201
Replies: 7
Views: 248

Re: Long and winded migration from x200 to x201

To address this, I want to remove the CMOS battery - can you please just give me a hint if this is a waste of time? Unlike some other computer brands, removing the CMOS battery will not clear an unknown ThinkPad BIOS password. It will likely only make matters worse. The rules of this forum (rightfu...
by Neil
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Forum Notices, Questions and Suggestions
Topic: How do I subscribe to my own posts automatically?
Replies: 3
Views: 252

Re: How do I subscribe to my own posts automatically?

You should already be subscribed to your own posts, nothing more to do. If the board shows you to be subscribed, then I suspect you are. What more are you expecting to happen?
by Neil
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Managed to destroy my X201 keyboard, what is the next logical step?
Replies: 5
Views: 332

Re: Managed to destroy my X201 keyboard, what is the next logical step?

On occasion I've used running water to clean a ThinkPad keyboard, and as long as I've given it enough time to dry out completely, it has not caused any problems. Maybe a little more time and your keyboard will work again. But, if not, have you tried to find a Danish replacement? It's not very easy t...
by Neil
Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: T420 $40+ship
Replies: 1
Views: 235

Re: FS: T420 $40+ship

What is the batteries condition?
by Neil
Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Highest processing speed on a w500?
Replies: 15
Views: 999

Re: Highest processing speed on a w500?

smf wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:16 pm
So I can use this?
Sure. Or have one shipped from China for about half the price.
by Neil
Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: [SOLD]: Couple of Core 2 Duo CPU T9600 and T9400
Replies: 0
Views: 172

[SOLD]: Couple of Core 2 Duo CPU T9600 and T9400

First is Intel SLB47 Fits R400, T400, R500, T500 etc. Type CPU / Microprocessor Family Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile Processor number: T9600 Part number AW80576GH0726M BX80576T9600 Frequency (GHz): 2.80GHz Maximum Turbo frequency (GHz) 2.93 Frequency in LFM mode (GHz) 1.6 Frequency in SLFM mode (MHz) 800 ...
by Neil
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Still possible to find a 1400x1050 T61p?
Replies: 8
Views: 945

Re: Still possible to find a 1400x1050 T61p?

For a minute there, I was thinking "I have one". But, not so, mine is: ThinkPad T61 8892-01U T7100(1.8GHz), 1GB RAM, 100GB 7200rpm HD, 14.1in 1400x1050 LCD 128MB nVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M, CDRW/DVDRW, Intel 802.11abg wireless Bluetooth, Modem, 1Gb Ethernet, UltraNav, Secure chip, Fingerprint reader, 6c...
by Neil
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T480s Model type not found
Replies: 2
Views: 841

Re: T480s Model type not found

Have you tried entering your serial number at this site? - https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/prod ... /contactus
by Neil
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: OS/2 Questions
Topic: Getting Files into an OS/2 VirtualBox VM
Replies: 4
Views: 1244

Re: Getting Files into an OS/2 VirtualBox VM

OK, so this topic is more "How to Install Guest Additions in VirtualBox", than "Getting Files into an OS/2 VirtualBox VM". Once VirtualBox is install and you have installed a guest OS on VirtualBox, go to the menu bar at the top of VirtualBox, select "Devices" and the last item on the menu list will...
by Neil
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: OS/2 Questions
Topic: Getting Files into an OS/2 VirtualBox VM
Replies: 4
Views: 1244

Re: Getting Files into an OS/2 VirtualBox VM

File transfer between VirtualBox guest and host is a network connection. File sharing must be enabled on both systems, then files can be shared between the two just like between any other physical computers on the network.
by Neil
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Toshiba Satellite 2410-304
Replies: 7
Views: 2731

Re: Toshiba Satellite 2410-304

Hmm, according to the published specs, 1GB is the maximum.
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/18015 ... eries.html
by Neil
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T500: "It's Dead, Jim!"
Replies: 10
Views: 1662

Re: T500: "It's Dead, Jim!"

I've also seen bad batteries prevent a ThinkPad from booting. Have you tried leaving battery out and boot on AC only?
by Neil
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T2x & T3x Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: Optical Mouse in Win 98SE on T22
Replies: 7
Views: 1555

Re: Optical Mouse in Win 98SE on T22

Even though you don't have a W98SE installation CD, the CAB files you need may be somewhere on the hard drive. At least that is the way I ways installed W95 and W98SE on my machines, plus I think W98 automatically copies all setup-files from the CD-ROM to the harddisk during install. Check your syst...
by Neil
Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: ThinkPad T430s is stuck in airplane mode
Replies: 7
Views: 1790

Re: ThinkPad T430s is stuck in airplane mode

I don't have a T430 to check this on (none of my 20 or so ThinkPads even have an "Airplane Mode"), but the only thing I can think of that you have not already tried is a BIOS switch (if such even exits). Have you poked around in the BIOS looking for wifi settings?
by Neil
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: IBM or Lenovo Desktops/Workstations/ThinkStations only
Topic: resurrect old S51
Replies: 3
Views: 1890

Re: resurrect old S51

Oh! Never owned or used an IBM desktop, so not at all familiar with those model numbers.
by Neil
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: IBM or Lenovo Desktops/Workstations/ThinkStations only
Topic: resurrect old S51
Replies: 3
Views: 1890

Re: resurrect old S51

Hi John, welcome to the ThinkPad forum. What is an S51? I've never heard of that model ThinkPad.
by Neil
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: What OS to Choose
Replies: 16
Views: 2795

Re: What OS to Choose

Due to an addressing limitation in the Intel 945PM and 945GM chipsets, even if you install 4GB, only 3GB will be available for use. Even if you install a 64-bit CPU, and use a 64-bit OS, the chipset limitation is still present.
by Neil
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220 not booting?
Replies: 3
Views: 2267

Re: x220 not booting?

Maybe... But first let's determine if something else is the cause. Remove the battery and drain the static charge like you've done in the past, only this time do not replace the main battery. Now try to boot (I suspect this could be caused by a bad battery). Another possible cause is a faulty keyboa...
by Neil
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: RBS Post # 20,000
Replies: 6
Views: 6900

Re: RBS Post # 20,000

Congrats RBS, you have been a wealth of information for this forums over the years. Certainly helped me numerous times. Keep up the good work!
by Neil
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Question about memory on the T60 wide screen
Replies: 6
Views: 2850

Re: Question about memory on the T60 wide screen

Could this friend have a T61 instead of T60? If so, that would explain the difference. But, I suspect the friend just doesn't know the details. Probably has 4Gig installed, and the BIOS shows 4Gig, so they think they are using 4Gig, when in reality only 3Gig (or maybe 3.2GB) is actually usable.
by Neil
Wed May 29, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: My T60 doesn't turn on!
Replies: 7
Views: 3051

Re: My T60 doesn't turn on!

Check to make sure the keyboard connector is seated properly.
by Neil
Tue May 07, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 600E boot problem
Replies: 15
Views: 1705

Re: 600E boot problem

Not sure, but doesn't the 600E BIOS have the option to "Initialize HDD"?
by Neil
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 600E boot problem
Replies: 15
Views: 1705

Re: 600E OS+HDD question

There should be no issue using a 40GB HDD to it's full capacity. The 4GB FAT32 limit is file size, not HDD capacity. Yes, I've many times done sys C: and copied the CAB files from a CD on one computer, then swapped that HDD into a ThinkPad to complete the Win98 installation. Works a charm. I've also...
by Neil
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: Windows 98 Install Help
Replies: 12
Views: 1880

Re: Windows 98 Install Help

Here is the guide I was looking for: http://holland-consulting.net/9xinstall.html
It's probably over twenty years old, but the method worked for me several times in the past.
by Neil
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: Windows 98 Install Help
Replies: 12
Views: 1880

Re: Windows 98 Install Help

Yes, I'm fairly sure you can format and all booted from the install CD. Back in the day, I did not have a bootable CD so a Win98 Start Up floppy worked best for me. Boot the floppy and format HDD, then copy system files from floppy to HDD so it will be bootable, make a directory to contain the cab f...
by Neil
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: Windows 98 Install Help
Replies: 12
Views: 1880

Re: Windows 98 Install Help

It's been years since my doing so, but when I wanted to install Win98 on old machines that would not boot the install media, I would attach the HDD to another computer to format, copy system files and the cab files, then move the drive back into the old Thinkpad, boot up and run setup from the comma...
by Neil
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W500 with broken magnesium frame
Replies: 5
Views: 1583

Re: W500 with broken magnesium frame

I happen to have a couple of spare magnesium frames if you are interested in replacing the broken one, along with a few other T500 parts. PM if interested.
by Neil
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Linux Mint Installtion
Replies: 7
Views: 1588

Re: Linux Mint Installtion

Now that I've had a few days to think about it, I think what I did when I had a 600X was to remove the hard drive, and connect it to a different computer to install whatever operating system I wanted, be it Linux of some sort, or Windows, because I could not get the 600X to boot from USB and my opti...
by Neil
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Sudden death of a great condition X60T battery
Replies: 5
Views: 1713

Re: Sudden death of a great condition X60T battery

I had an X60 battery that did similarly a while back, only with mine, Battery Maximizer (or whatever it's called) showed the batter had few cycles on it and it seems to hold a good charge, but then I let it sit un-used for several months, and when I tried to power it up again the battery was dead.

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