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by Bondi
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Is it possible to read 5.25" floppy discs with a 770?
Replies: 6
Views: 133

Re: Is it possible to read 5.25" floppy discs with a 770?

There are external 5.25" FDDs that connect to LPT port. Usually they are not cheap, but good deals sometimes pop up on ebay. I cannot think of any reasons why you cannot use it on a thinkpad. EDIT: found this on ebay for example https://www.ebay.com/itm/Cumulus-123501-External-360K-5-25-Floppy-Disk-...
by Bondi
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: Windows 95 PCMCIA problem fixed
Replies: 3
Views: 416

Re: Windows 95 PCMCIA problem

Thanks for sharing this. PCMCIA CF is the moset convenient way to transfer big files to older PCs, but it sometimes requires running around to make it work. I recently faced a problem with PCMCIA-CF card in W98 - it just did not apperar as a drive, i.e. no additional drive letter showed up in My Com...
by Bondi
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: My A 20/21/22 won't power on reliably/reboots intermittently
Replies: 22
Views: 42700

Re: My A 20/21/22 won't power on reliably/reboots intermittently

fatkatsupra1 wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:44 am
Removing the mini-pci card allowed my A21M to boot consistently now.
It worked for me as well.
by Bondi
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Dock I VGA IN
Replies: 1
Views: 490

Re: Dock I VGA IN

Sorry to bump this super old thread. It's been almost 15 years since the quiestion was asked, but there is still not much clarity. :) All I could find out is the following: - VGA-in on DOCK I works with Actionmedia II video card. This card is mentioned as an option for the dock in HMM. It comes with...
by Bondi
Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: p4 find for A31p
Replies: 10
Views: 868

Re: p4 find for A31p

I've seen once a SL6WZ on ebay, and the price was around $90. These are quite expensive as they are rare. But if you want it because of performance, it's not really worth the money. I personally ended up buying a SL6P2.
by Bondi
Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 750C HDD doesn't spin up
Replies: 7
Views: 789

Re: 750C HDD doesn't spin up

Did you also try to boot from a diskette? is the drive detected by bios?
AFAIR it's possible to test HDD and Mobo in BIOS.
From what you tell, I assume it's indeed something wrong with the motherboard.
by Bondi
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 750C HDD doesn't spin up
Replies: 7
Views: 789

Re: 750C HDD doesn't spin up

First thing to do is to clean the contacts.
Did you try to plug into 750c any other HDD assembly?
by Bondi
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: does 770X play DVD without MPEG board?
Replies: 8
Views: 938

Re: does 770X play DVD without MPEG board?

I was wondering if it was worth the shot hunting down the DVD player... It will play DVDs for sure if you also install a Margi Dvd-to-go Pcmcia card. I have one on my P233MMX laptop, and it works fine. And the optical drive is the one I pulled from iBook G4 :) These cards are available on ebay for ...
by Bondi
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: A question about an online seller in US
Replies: 9
Views: 4472

Re: A question about an online seller in US

I've finally ordered what I wanted, and can reply my own question. The seller turned out to be absolutely reliable. It used to be a service company back in the day. And this explains the prices - guess they just kept the old prices, without having adjusted them to age. The prices are negotiable thou...
by Bondi
Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: IBM ThinkPad 330C (5523-JVB)
Replies: 5
Views: 1122

Re: IBM ThinkPad 330C (5523-JVB)

I've spent quite a lot of time looking for DOS drivres for my 330C. Eventually ended up trying drivers for other models. Will post my findings here for the history. Cardsoft drivers for 340/360/755 work perfectly also on 330 series. Filename is pctpx130.exe, available here http://greyghost.mooo.com/...
by Bondi
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: Roland SCP-55 PCMCIA Card
Replies: 4
Views: 523

Re: WTB: Roland SCP-55 PCMCIA Card

Found one on yahoo auctios in Japan.
PS there is another one for sale right now, if anyone is interested.
by Bondi
Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Question on IBM 3545-001 Dock I
Replies: 16
Views: 1576

Re: Question on IBM 3545-001 Dock I

LONG time lurker, first time poster. This dock is fairly unique, in that the sound volume is controlled by Fn+PgUp and Fn+PgDn on the laptop, NOT the hardware volume slider/knob above the keyboard. (I can confirm this applies to at least the 755CX and 760* laptops). Of course, there is also a hardw...
by Bondi
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Looking for IBM 770 Recovery Media
Replies: 5
Views: 1605

Re: Looking for IBM 770 Recovery Media

Is this the one you found? There are both 770 and 770x disk images.
https://archive.org/download/LegacyThin ... 0Recovery/
by Bondi
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Bought these legacy hardware recently
Replies: 0
Views: 1525

Bought these legacy hardware recently

I've recently picked up two cd-roms for old thinkpads on ebay. Both were new/sealed and very cheap. The first one is Sigma Data 24x drive for 755/760 series. Apart from beeing fast, this drive is remarkable for it's standard internal connector. As I understood it's basically an adapter that can take...
by Bondi
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: Roland SCP-55 PCMCIA Card
Replies: 4
Views: 523

Re: WTB: Roland SCP-55 PCMCIA Card

Have you tried Music-go-round? Pawn shops might also have one somewhere. Try Chris's Guitars too. He has a lot of second hand gear. No luck here. But thank you anyways. That's not going to be an easy find. These things are ancient, and from little research that I've just done, the demand outweighs ...
by Bondi
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: Roland SCP-55 PCMCIA Card
Replies: 4
Views: 523

WTB: Roland SCP-55 PCMCIA Card

I know these are quite rare, but still looking for one with or without a dongle.
Shipping to US or EU.

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by Bondi
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Saving a password protected T61p HDD?
Replies: 3
Views: 1747

Re: Saving a password protected T61p HDD?

I saved once a passworded HDD with Victoria program (http://hdd.by/victoria/). But you need to know the master password. In my case it was 32 spaces (default for IBM and Hitachi HDDs). And the disk has to be connected directly as secondary HD, i.e. not via USB adapter. And yes, mine was IDE HDD.
by Bondi
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: So near and yet so far. Help/advice needed
Replies: 3
Views: 6168

Re: So near and yet so far. Help/advice needed

got no reply :(
by Bondi
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: IBM Type 2625... what model of 365 is?
Replies: 6
Views: 2048

Re: IBM Type 2625... what model of 365 is?

Well, twbook is not free of mistakes, unfortunately. You can also see the spreadsheet at german thinkwiki https://thinkwiki.de/365 to identify your model. Re the keyboard - see the HMM http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles/tpvol3.pdf for the part number(FRU) of the keyboard. This wi...
by Bondi
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: ThinkPad 701CS - How to get files on and off it?
Replies: 5
Views: 2679

Re: ThinkPad 701CS - How to get files on and off it?

Okay, but did you try to take the caddy apart? Inside should be a standard 2.5 IDE HDD. I haven't done this with 701c caddy, but it's definatelty worth trying if no other options are left.
by Bondi
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: IBM Type 2625... what model of 365 is?
Replies: 6
Views: 2048

Re: IBM Type 2625... what model of 365 is?

Looks like it's 365C 2625-W13 model
See full specs on page 15 in twbook http://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF ... twbook.pdf
by Bondi
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: So near and yet so far. Help/advice needed
Replies: 3
Views: 6168

Re: So near and yet so far. Help/advice needed

Thank you for the lead. I've written them an e-mail.
by Bondi
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: So near and yet so far. Help/advice needed
Replies: 3
Views: 6168

So near and yet so far. Help/advice needed

Just want to share my "sorrow" with the community hoping that the collective mind will come up with ideas. There is a Thinkpad related item listed on ebay that i desperately wand to buy. It cannot be found by searching, but can be accessed by a direct link. That is because the seller is on vacation....
by Bondi
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Question on IBM 3545-001 Dock I
Replies: 16
Views: 1576

Re: Question on IBM 3545-001 Dock I

The sound started working for some reason :)
by Bondi
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: A31p display panel issues
Replies: 17
Views: 3152

Re: A31p display panel issues

Guess they both failed due to age. I think you mentioned that the second one was already reddish. This is a symptom of coming death. According to my experience backlight failure on A31 series is very common. I have one with reddish backlight, the one I got for replacement had dark areas on the sides...
by Bondi
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: A31p display panel issues
Replies: 17
Views: 3152

Re: A31p display panel issues

CCFL repalcement guide is here. It's for A31, A31p should be similar. https://web.archive.org/web/20130302110 ... &Itemid=50
And here ia an old thread on the topic /viewtopic.php?t=64253
by Bondi
Fri May 31, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Question on IBM 3545-001 Dock I
Replies: 16
Views: 1576

Re: Question on IBM 3545-001 Dock I

The first discovery is that sound is not working. Reseating connectors did not help. The only thing that comes to my mind is bad capacitors on sound board of the dock. There are plenty of them on it. Visually they are ok, but guess they die in time.
by Bondi
Fri May 31, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Question on IBM 3545-001 Dock I
Replies: 16
Views: 1576

Re: Question on IBM 3545-001 Dock I

Finally got my Docking station. It looks fine and is even working! I haven't experimented much with it yet. Will post all my discoveries later on here.
by Bondi
Thu May 30, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 750c vs 755c backlit interchangeable?
Replies: 10
Views: 2619

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?

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