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by beshad
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 600E boot problem
Replies: 15
Views: 1327

Re: 600E boot problem

It is. My 600E died that way. Haven't searched for a solution, though. i have searched and have found nothing. the connector would be just a piece of adapter thing soldered to motherboard so i am guessing that could not be a complicated repair if connector in fact is faulty. maybe reheating the sol...
by beshad
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 600E boot problem
Replies: 15
Views: 1327

Re: 600E boot problem

celebrated too early :( installation crashed once with the blue screen of dead. restarted to a not working OS, had to format the hard drive and managed to finish the WIN98 installation, booted few times with no problem. switched the laptop off, turned it over to fit the ram and hard drive cover, res...
by beshad
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 600E boot problem
Replies: 15
Views: 1327

Re: 600E boot problem

just before going to bed i fitted the smallest of six hard drives i had, a 800mb and to my surprise it passed the scandisk test and now installing the Windows 98SE! is the problem was just HDD size? i tried five other hard drives all larger than 4GB (including the one that laptop came with). cant al...
by beshad
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 600E boot problem
Replies: 15
Views: 1327

Re: 600E boot problem

just an update on this.i made a bootable WIN98SE cd and tried to install that way (why did i even want a floppy drive!!!). the HDD is detected in BIOS and i can even format, sys and copy any file or folder onto it. however i cannot boot from it and i cannot finish Win installation. Scandisk comes up...
by beshad
Thu May 30, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 750c vs 755c backlit interchangeable?
Replies: 10
Views: 2331

Re: 750c vs 755c backlit interchangeable?

That's a DSTN screen for the price of a complete laptop. Not really worth it. I've seen a couple of offers of untested/for parts 755 laptops for about 25-30 usd on ebay. But shipping to NZ is around 80 bucks, which makes all of them too expensive. Is there really no local offering? yes i feel the s...
by beshad
Thu May 30, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 750c vs 755c backlit interchangeable?
Replies: 10
Views: 2331

Re: 750c vs 755c backlit interchangeable?

juts found one complete 750c screen on ebay

https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-66G5058-LC ... 3241752894

asking price is very high though, by the time it reaches me in New Zealand i had cost me $200 for just a screen!!!
by beshad
Thu May 30, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 750c vs 755c backlit interchangeable?
Replies: 10
Views: 2331

Re: 750c vs 755c backlit interchangeable?

To get your hopes up a bit, DSTN 760 models can be swapped with a TFT screen and vice versa. I can confirm this. I've done TFT-DSTN swap between 760LD and 760EL and it worked. So if the video card and the connectors are the same there are good chances that it will work. thanks i look up for other T...
by beshad
Thu May 30, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 750c vs 755c backlit interchangeable?
Replies: 10
Views: 2331

Re: 750c vs 755c backlit interchangeable?

Two sliders mean it's a DSTN screen. Look for a TFT display with one slider, if possible. My guess is most of them should be interchangeable. Like Bondi said, looking at the HMM, there is at least one LCD with the same part number. But while the connectors on the mobo may be the same, the inner wor...
by beshad
Wed May 29, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 750c vs 755c backlit interchangeable?
Replies: 10
Views: 2331

Re: 750c vs 755c backlit interchangeable?

I've looked through the HMM quickly and found at least one common LCD p/n for 750x and 755x - 66G5058. Maybe there are more. http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles/tpvol2.pdf thanks. yea that is what i thought too. there are two separate boards inside 750c screen, one has two slider...
by beshad
Wed May 29, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 750c vs 755c backlit interchangeable?
Replies: 10
Views: 2331

750c vs 755c backlit interchangeable?

hi all, i have given up on finding a replacement backlit for my 750C :( but i can see quite a few of cheap complete 755C in non-working/untested conditions on ebay. would i be able to reuse ANY component (or even swap the whole screen) from a 755c to my 750c? i can see nearly all the 755c screens ha...
by beshad
Wed May 15, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: IBM or Lenovo Desktops/Workstations/ThinkStations only
Topic: figuring out what Thinkcentre i bought!
Replies: 1
Views: 505

figuring out what Thinkcentre i bought!

hey all, just got me an old thinkcentre desktop (bought it only because i wanted the IBM keyboard which came with it!). i am trying to figure out what model/series it is: https://ibb.co/1zhfMtz https://ibb.co/J2sfgXH is it M51? what year would it be from? also seller told me they fitted a new DVD pl...
by beshad
Tue May 07, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 600E boot problem
Replies: 15
Views: 1327

Re: 600E boot problem

MS-DOS and PC-DOS used FDISK /MBR to blow away and recreate the master boot record. I remember having to do that when putting a drive in a system from some older/newer one to be able to use it. However, that means you are installing from floppy. yea not having a 600E floppy drive seems to be my pro...
by beshad
Tue May 07, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 600E boot problem
Replies: 15
Views: 1327

Re: 600E boot problem

Neil wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 7:04 am
Not sure, but doesn't the 600E BIOS have the option to "Initialize HDD"?
yes it does, nothing changes after i select and OK initialize option in BIOS. all i am trying to accomplish is to create a bookable c: hard drive without the need to purchase an external floppy drive for this 600E
by beshad
Tue May 07, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 600E boot problem
Replies: 15
Views: 1327

Re: 600E boot problem

The OS is not the issue. It's the BIOS. If the BIOS doesn't have the HDD geometry hardcoded into it or a similar drive size, it will return a lower value to the OS. look and see if drive sizes are mentioned in the read.me file of the last BIOS update. Verify you turned on LBA mode in the BIOS to us...
by beshad
Tue May 07, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 600E boot problem
Replies: 15
Views: 1327

Re: 600E boot problem

still having issues booting this 600E. i bought and tried a 40GB hard drive however neither my BIOS nor the Windows 95 seemed to recognise the larger hard drive. apparently Windows 95 maximum size hard drive is around 31GB, also even my out dated 600E BIOS did not recognise the connected 40GB hard d...
by beshad
Fri May 03, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: question about 600E CCFl + LCD
Replies: 3
Views: 552

Re: question about 600E CCFl + LCD

actually i think i found my answer: http://web.archive.org/web/20050326033131/http://personal.bellsouth.net:80/d/r/drseng/ThinkpadCCFL/ so i have to look for a tube inside the screen assembly. i was under impression its a big flat rectangular panel, same size as LCD, similar to my 750c. how does th...
by beshad
Fri May 03, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: question about 600E CCFl + LCD
Replies: 3
Views: 552

Re: question about 600E CCFl + LCD

actually i think i found my answer: http://web.archive.org/web/20050326033131/http://personal.bellsouth.net:80/d/r/drseng/ThinkpadCCFL/ so i have to look for a tube inside the screen assembly. i was under impression its a big flat rectangular panel, same size as LCD, similar to my 750c. how does thi...
by beshad
Fri May 03, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: question about 600E CCFl + LCD
Replies: 3
Views: 552

question about 600E CCFl + LCD

hey all, just received my replacement 600E CCFL which i ordered from ebay few weeks ago, it looks there is also LCD attached to it and LCD has couple big scratches on it so i rather reusing my own old LCD: https://ibb.co/6XJRhDb https://ibb.co/f1M0Rh7 i only needed the CCFL components of the screen ...
by beshad
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 600E boot problem
Replies: 15
Views: 1327

600E boot problem

hi all couple questions re installing OS on a 600E. it came with a noisy 4Gb hard drive which i pulled out and put inside a iBook G3 for a friend. the most reasonably priced and smallest PATA hard drive that i could find and bought (in transit) has a 40GB IDE capacity. am i going to have problem wit...
by beshad
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: rebulding few batteries
Replies: 4
Views: 486

Re: rebulding few batteries

tried to buy some test vintage batteries from ebay to practice on them. however they were all confiscated and disposed off by New Zealand post before even reaching NZ, i didn't know back then but they are considered fire hazard. not sure if same restrictions applied to other countries too but you ca...
by beshad
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: rebulding few batteries
Replies: 4
Views: 486

Re: rebulding few batteries

99% percent of batteries were designed to not leak/explode at all costs. So....your choice is basically to pry open a glued/sonic welded explosion proof case. Your not getting it open with out damage(unless your talking the battery for the Zenith Supersport or FMA3300 series machines, in which case...
by beshad
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: rebulding few batteries
Replies: 4
Views: 486

rebulding few batteries

hi guys, i'm planning to open up and rebuild few vintage laptop batteries. wondering if it's guaranteed that I'll end up with some sort of visual damage on the casing regardless of how gentle i pry open the casing? on the videos i have seen people shove a screwdriver in between shells and yank it op...
by beshad
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: [WTB] 10.4" screen assembly
Replies: 0
Views: 325

[WTB] 10.4" screen assembly

Hi guys.

I am after any model 10.4 inch 640x480 screen assembly (must include ccfl and inverter) something like this https://ibb.co/hfSGbds

I require the tube and inverter board for my 750c

Please PM me if you can help

Thanks
by beshad
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: CCFL inverter repair?
Replies: 5
Views: 872

Re: CCFL inverter repair?

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:34 am
Can't see any fuse on that inverter.
But here is one for sale: https://www.pchub.com/hitachi-invc192-l ... ter-p36774
Thanks for link but that one for sale is out of stock and not available
by beshad
Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: CCFL inverter repair?
Replies: 5
Views: 872

Re: CCFL inverter repair?

any help would be really appreciated. i have uploaded a hi-res photo of the board here:

https://ibb.co/8mF6gfL

also was wondering if i can replace both the CCFL and the inverter for something else? like a conversion of some sort? using more generic parts.
by beshad
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Just bought a 600E
Replies: 22
Views: 1767

Re: Just bought a 600E

i removed the port cover from my brand-new 600 and tried to install it on my 600X. But as soon as I removed it, I realized that it wasn't installed with double-sided tape(which was what I was hoping) but some kinda heat treatment sealing from the factory. I suppose I could use super glue or somethi...
by beshad
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Just bought a 600E
Replies: 22
Views: 1767

Re: Just bought a 600E

might need your help on this pls. do you think this would work? https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-THINKPAD-1-44MB-FLOPPY-DRIVE-27L4378-08K9606-TEAC-FD-05CSB-02-P-N-19308410/123305131954 pulling the cd player out an inserting this one cheers mine has the following # ASM P/N 05K8804 FRU P/N 05K8874 it loo...
by beshad
Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Just bought a 600E
Replies: 22
Views: 1767

Re: Just bought a 600E

agreed, by the way is there an internal 1.44 floppy drive for 600 series? all i can see for sale online is external with enclosure. yes. my 600 came with external enclosure that can fit both FDD and CD-ROM click for pic (warning: the link has one picture) https://cafe.naver.com/tpholictalk/23948 mi...
by beshad
Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: TP 600X floppy port cover
Replies: 3
Views: 821

Re: TP 600X floppy port cover

found out my own answer :) the port covers on 600X are not even attached with double-sided taped. I heat it up with my hair dryer and it came right off. it's just a piece of slightly sticky rubber material that's attached to the same material via several tiny anchors and holes. i'm surprised how it...
by beshad
Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Just bought a 600E
Replies: 22
Views: 1767

Re: Just bought a 600E

Yes, u can swap them but under typical Windows 98 installation scenario, you'd need an access to both CD and floppy so I dunno what good it's gonna do. i am bit confused with this! if i recall correctly, on my 380XD i booted via a bootable DOS disc and made the C:\ bootable, then booted without flo...

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