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by tdot
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Thinkpad s30 and s31 - The asian miracles!
Replies: 22
Views: 8832

Re: Thinkpad s30 and s31 - The asian miracles!

Welcome to the forum! If you browse deeper through the forum - especially this "classic" sub-forum - you'll see that there are actually quite a few posts regarding S30 and S31 models. A lot of folks around here owned them at one point - myself included - and some still do, including forum's owner.....
by tdot
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S
Replies: 99
Views: 25386

Re: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S

I don't think my battery has ever been completely flat. As stated above, it's in almost constant usage every single day. The lowest it ever gets is ~40% on the train to work. There were maybe only 1 or 2 occasions where it was left unplugged by accident and died, but I didn't notice any flickering ...
by tdot
Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S
Replies: 99
Views: 25386

Re: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S

Absolutely no flickering issues. May I ask how long you have the kit? Mine originally was not flickering either, it came after few months of usage. The post was end of October, so most likely the beginning of October. I've been using it as both my primary work and personal machine, so it gets an al...
by tdot
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S
Replies: 99
Views: 25386

Re: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S

Does anyone here have a T430 with an upgraded CPU and this screen controller + FHD IPS screen that has no flickering issues? Yes. I made an in-depth post about it here. https://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=127358 Kit from e-qstore (I believe the original poster) with behind the display ...
by tdot
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: BOE makin some beautiful screens again...
Replies: 5
Views: 1256

Re: BOE makin some beautiful screens again...

You younglings have fun with that one, I'll stick with 1920x1200 on a 15.4" or even 17"... :mrgreen: Can't say I disagree. I went to the computer store and took a look at 100% scaling of a 4K 15.6" display and I took the machien and stuck it up to my eyes and said, "I don't know where this is usefu...
by tdot
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Dock II (2877) Windows 98 drivers?
Replies: 11
Views: 2806

Re: Dock II (2877) Windows 98 drivers?

Thanks! It should probably also work with anything compatible with the Dock II or Dock I (such as your R52), provided it has Win9x drivers available for the system ... The only other problem I could see is if any DOS titles won't run under Windows - the A2* and X20/21 and T20/21/22 have a DOS compa...
by tdot
Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Dock II (2877) Windows 98 drivers?
Replies: 11
Views: 2806

Re: Dock II (2877) Windows 98 drivers?

@tdot This thing looks awsome! :D Thanks! It should probably also work with anything compatible with the Dock II or Dock I (such as your R52), provided it has Win9x drivers available for the system ... The only other problem I could see is if any DOS titles won't run under Windows - the A2* and X20...
by tdot
Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Dock II (2877) Windows 98 drivers?
Replies: 11
Views: 2806

Re: Dock II (2877) Windows 98 drivers?

Well, it finally arrived after 4 weeks! (Canada Post strike - they completely ignored all international shipments in favor of national ones) I'm not exactly sure which revision it is, but it's obviously a PCI version of the Voodoo 3 (since Dock II has no AGP port) Here is a picture of it: https://im...
by tdot
Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: WiFi Options for ThinkPad A31
Replies: 16
Views: 2576

Re: WiFi Options for ThinkPad A31

My favourite PCMCIA cards back in the days were the Ralink ones, some of them even had "N" compatibility, albeit at 2.4 Ghz only. I'm certain that some of them must be still floating around, and for not too much money. The nice think about Ralink cards is that they allow WPA2 over Windows 9x. Since...
by tdot
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: T430F build with notes with benchmark and comparison
Replies: 10
Views: 1708

Re: T430F build with notes with benchmark and comparison

Discrete , not discreet. Even though they are pronounced the same, the words are written differently and have different meanings. :D discrete [dɪ'skriːt] adj. constituting a separate entity or part discreet [dɪ'skriːt] adj. 1. marked by prudence or modesty and wise self-restraint 2. unobtrusively p...
by tdot
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 60 pin IDE cable for Dock II (3546)?
Replies: 2
Views: 1304

Re: 60 pin IDE cable for Dock II (3546)?

Looks like some basic pin headers and glue logic...wouldn't surprise me if someone could run that design up for you in probably 30 minutes. Hmm? You mean figure out the pinout for a real IDE cable? Because the problem is the "IDE" header on the Dock I/II is a 60 pin header ... sure, I could probabl...
by tdot
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: T430F build with notes with benchmark and comparison
Replies: 10
Views: 1708

Re: T430F build with notes with benchmark and comparison

@tdot do you use the laptop for CAD or any graphical work? just curious :). Nope I don't. I'm currently using it for work (I don't want to be constantly tossing my T25 into a bag or mess it up, otherwise I'd probably just use that), so only software development really. I am planning on using it for...
by tdot
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Dock II (2877) Windows 98 drivers?
Replies: 11
Views: 2806

Re: Dock II (2877) Windows 98 drivers?

@tdot please post an update when you get a voodoo running in their. I would love to see something like that! It would essentially make it a fully fledged 90s desktop. Still going to try! I have a Voodoo 3 on the way. It *looks* slightly smaller than the Voodoo 2, so I'm really *hoping* it will fit ...
by tdot
Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 60 pin IDE cable for Dock II (3546)?
Replies: 2
Views: 1304

60 pin IDE cable for Dock II (3546)?

Does anyone know anything about the 60 pin IDE cable that was used on the Dock II (3546)? I ended up buying a "ThinkPad IDE Adaption Kit For Dock I and Dock II", as I assumed that was required to convert the 60 pin connector to a standard IDE connector, but this also has a 60 pin connector on both s...
by tdot
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: T430F build with notes with benchmark and comparison
Replies: 10
Views: 1708

Re: T430F build with notes with benchmark and comparison

This is the most beastly T430 I've ever seen! If I had the money I would get a T430 and go all out on it. But, My R400 serves me perfectly well and this winter I plan to do some major upgrades to it :D. Thanks! That was the goal :) After having used it for 2 weeks now, I feel like the size of it is...
by tdot
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Dock II (2877) Windows 98 drivers?
Replies: 11
Views: 2806

Re: Dock II (2877) Windows 98 drivers?

Just as a follow up to answer my own question, a) I was being stupid - 2 of the 3 drivers missing drivers were the LAN/modem, which I assume it just prompted me for (again) since I had done a fresh install and had never installed them in the first place. b) There is ONE Win9x driver required for the...
by tdot
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: ONE reason for the 2nd Amendment
Replies: 41
Views: 3888

Re: ONE reason for the 2nd Amendment

Sometimes I really admire you Americans. Maybe if I was American I'd have a gun collection as big as my Thinkpad collection. Lets look at Canada for a second - apparently the criminals here have no problems getting guns and shooting at each other in the middle of busy intersections. Even though weap...
by tdot
Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 701C obscure disk issue? Any suggestions?
Replies: 4
Views: 1697

Re: 701C obscure disk issue? Any suggestions?

My guess would be something related to "IRQ channels". IRQ = Interrupt Request Channels. In DOS and Windows 95/98, you had to manually configure which devices would use which channels. With Thinkpads, you could do some of this using the Thinkpad Configuration software. For some devices, it was even...
by tdot
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S
Replies: 99
Views: 25386

Re: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S

I've heard that but that's actually what I don't understand ... and like dr_st I don't quite understand why. (i.e. RMSMajestic asking why don't they support other panels) The T420, T420s, T430, and T430s do not know how to talk to eDP. eDP and LVDS are different languages. Rather than just making a...
by tdot
Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Dock II (2877) Windows 98 drivers?
Replies: 11
Views: 2806

Re: Dock II (2877) Windows 98 drivers?

There might not be any Windows 98 drivers because as you said there were no 95 drivers and those OS'es are built on the 9x kernel. I'm pretty sure they would exist ... somewhere ... the A20m was released before XP was released, and was supported by the docks. I don't think it would be like IBM to r...
by tdot
Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S
Replies: 99
Views: 25386

Re: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S

The screens that are compatible are so because they are specifically programmed to be compatible with the adapter board, which identifies itself as the LCD to the laptop. So I don't think that screen would work. I've heard that but that's actually what I don't understand ... and like dr_st I don't ...
by tdot
Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S
Replies: 99
Views: 25386

Re: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S

I guess I'll ask this here. Just FYI I have one of the T430 kits (the older one, with the board behind the display), and it works flawlessly with a B140HAN01.2 other than some light bleed from the board being behind the display (which I don't care). But I'm curious - do these T430 kits work with B14...
by tdot
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Dock II (2877) Windows 98 drivers?
Replies: 11
Views: 2806

Dock II (2877) Windows 98 drivers?

I decided to put it in this section since it covers multiple different sections of ThinkPad models ... I recently got a Dock II (2877) for my A22m. Windows XP detects/installs all drivers no issue. Windows 98 gets very lost with half the controllers. Does anyone have the Windows 98 drivers for a Doc...
by tdot
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: T430F build with notes with benchmark and comparison
Replies: 10
Views: 1708

Re: T430F build with notes with benchmark and comparison

Thank you for your detailed write-up. I am glad you get to enjoy this amazing maxed-out system. As I user of a similar-yet-different modded T430s I can totally appreciate the magic of these machines. 6-cell vs 9-cell absolutely should not make any difference on stability, so your other battery is d...
by tdot
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: T430F build with notes with benchmark and comparison
Replies: 10
Views: 1708

T430F build with notes with benchmark and comparison

Well, I finally completed my build - after hours of BIOS diving and a fresh re-install, I'm ready to use it as my work machine! I've decided to call it a T430F, as it's essentially completely maxed out in every way a T430 can be (if I'm missing anything let me know!) https://imgur.com/4o13bEel.jpg S...
by tdot
Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: ThinkPad parts
Replies: 0
Views: 614

FS: ThinkPad parts

I've built up quite a little collection that I need to get rid of, If anyone wants to make an offer on a bulk buy (or to take it all!) let me know, All prices exclude shipping New: X220/X220i Palmrest Cover FRU 04W6531 - $25 USD Used: T60p heatsink/fan PN 26R9434 / FRU 41V9932 - $10 USD 4 GB DDR2 (2...
by tdot
Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: T601F with Tuus motherboard and FlexView UXGA
Replies: 2
Views: 1224

FS: T601F with Tuus motherboard and FlexView UXGA

Hey there, I've finally decided to sell the T601F I've built - I mostly built it to compare to a highly modded T430 to decide on one as a work machine, but at the end of the day, the T430 benchmarks at over 5 times the performance of the T601F. I do however, greatly prefer the UXGA resolution, but I...
by tdot
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 701C obscure disk issue? Any suggestions?
Replies: 4
Views: 1697

Re: 701C obscure disk issue? Any suggestions?

Could easily be memory address incompatibility with the SSD that only crops up when the dock is connected. Just look at how goofy the addressing was on the older systems for PCMCIA Any ideas on what I could look at? I wasn't old enough to start building computers until around the P2/PCI era, so I d...
by tdot
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 701C obscure disk issue? Any suggestions?
Replies: 4
Views: 1697

701C obscure disk issue? Any suggestions?

So, I'm not even sure what to put for the subject. I think this issue I'm facing is so obscure that I doubt anyone has encountered it, but hopefully someone will be able to point me in some direction? So basically, I put an SSD (SiliconDrive 1GB PATA SSD) in my 701C. I had experienced absolutely no ...
by tdot
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Laptop collectors: if you're allowed to collect just one laptop, which one would it be?
Replies: 50
Views: 5825

Re: Laptop collectors: if you're allowed to collect just one laptop, which one would it be?

I am seeing this on a T43p running Windows 10 (1607, 14393, as later versions have problems with the ATI card inside this thing) and I still have not much complaints about it. YouTube does have problems now with this computer only very recently when they switched from the red interface to the white...

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