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by Art
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Adding GPS (T400)
Replies: 5
Views: 1833

Re: Adding GPS (T400)

Ok, I don’t care about the Firewire port, but isn’t that provided by the same Ricoh chip that provides the SD card reader? I wouldn’t want that to go away, as it’s built in and neat, and I’d hate a usb one sticking out of the laptop if it's unnecessarily. Interestingly one of the T400 has a camera, ...
by Art
Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Adding GPS (T400)
Replies: 5
Views: 1833

Re: Adding GPS (T400)

Ok, thanks for the info. I never considered that. Yes they still have the SIM card reader and both antennas. If the module isn’t installed, both plugs are covered with some heat shrink and tucked near the empty slot. Maybe I can get a Lenovo one from a fellow who wrecked a T400 (who has supplied som...
by Art
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Adding GPS (T400)
Replies: 5
Views: 1833

Adding GPS (T400)

Hi :) My T400 (well both of them) came without the cellular data/GPS PCIe module, so I got the Ericsson one, that is one of two types that could have come with it. It’s "Universal Ericsson F3507G HSDPA WWAN MINI PCI-E+GPS” as described on eBay. Given that I’m not interested in the cellular data part...
by Art
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T400 HDD Swap
Replies: 4
Views: 1308

Re: T400 HDD Swap

Yes it’s the same.
I had to reinstall a few drivers on the XP one, but it ended up fine.
by Art
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T400 HDD Swap
Replies: 4
Views: 1308

Re: T400 HDD Swap

You still have to open at leas the palm rest part right? Like to add RAM? Or less than that?

EDIT,,,
Ok I found a YouTube video that should sort it.
by Art
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T400 HDD Swap
Replies: 4
Views: 1308

T400 HDD Swap

Hi Guys :) I had so much fun upgrading my T400 for cheap. It recently accompanied me on a week long trip in the Australian outback, and I found that I babied it too much, protecting it from dust and such... I care too much. The whole idea of the cheap laptop was to be mistreated and beaten around wi...
by Art
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: What is the purpose of the light in the top bezel of the ThinkPad T400?
Replies: 9
Views: 3709

Re: What is the purpose of the light in the top bezel of the ThinkPad T400?

# echo 255 > /sys/class/leds/tpacpi\:\:thinklight/brightness

# echo 0 > /sys/class/leds/tpacpi\:\:thinklight/brightness
It appears to support 256 brightness levels, where 255 isn’t bright enough. How cute :D
by Art
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:43 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: 148
Views: 67053

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

Somebody pls post a pic of the other product in question if it’s suspect.

There’s not neccecarily anything unethical about cloning something the right way though.
by Art
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:40 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: 148
Views: 67053

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

If this is legit, then why have you masked the laser etching of each chip in pictures?
Nobody can reverse your PGA image simply by identifying the silicon.
by Art
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T400
Replies: 12
Views: 3965

Re: T400

It’s fine I can live with that. Still better in my view than having a dongle hanging off the laptop, unless it’s really needed.
Thanks for all the replies! :)
by Art
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T400
Replies: 12
Views: 3965

Re: T400

Isn’t that the same link as in my first post? :D

The Media card driver from there certainly didn’t get the SD card reader working.
by Art
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T400
Replies: 12
Views: 3965

Re: T400

Hey well that’s interesting. The Serial port was for serial over LAN (whatever that is).

I found a Ricoh card reader driver from 2013 (or maybe that’s just when it was uploaded),
and that is the first to work, but only with SD cards, which excludes SDHC. I suppose I can get by with using 2Gb cards.
by Art
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T400
Replies: 12
Views: 3965

Re: T400

Hi, Yes I did start Googling them, and found some.
Apparently one of those chips doesn’t work with Win XP and will stay that way.

The Ricoh card reader, I’m having no luck finding it.
by Art
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T400
Replies: 12
Views: 3965

Re: T400

Ah... I didn’t have a screen grabber worked out so I copied it with a pen & paper like Shakespeare :D Firstly, this does have a Microsoft driver and says it’s working properly (but I guess not).. SDA Standard Compliant SD Host Controller PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_0822&SUBSYS_20C817AA&REV_21\4&8365E1C&0&02F0 ...
by Art
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T400
Replies: 12
Views: 3965

T400

Greeting from Australia! It’s my first post :) I thought it would be fun to get an old laptop to see what could be done with it, and I picked up a tidy T400. The main idea was to install Win XP (SP3) on it to run some old software that won’t run on Win 7. The problems... The SD card reader and GPS, ...

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