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by Bondi
Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:59 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: HDD Password removal (not hacking)
Replies: 7
Views: 709

Re: HDD Password removal (not hacking)

I'm not planning to argue. Just leave this up to the moderators.
Still I don't think that following manufacturer's procedure of removing a password is "defeating"
by Bondi
Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: HDD Password removal (not hacking)
Replies: 7
Views: 709

Re: HDD Password removal (not hacking)

I was under the impression that removing an HDD password along with a secure erase is an official and legal procedure. Nothing is hacked, data is protected. I've posted my experience here once https://www.forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=128899&p=835304&hilit=victoria#p835304 Please correct ...
by Bondi
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: ThinkPad T20-T23 & T30 Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: t21 not turning on probably bod
Replies: 15
Views: 1956

Re: t21 not turning on probably bod

Indeed this sounds like BOD. There is another way of curing it, but no guarantees of course. But it still requires soldering (a resistor), but not too complicated. More details here (german) https://thinkwiki.de/BoD I consider doing this on my BoD-affected A21m. I understood that it's considered a ...
by Bondi
Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T20-T23 & T30 Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: t21 not turning on probably bod
Replies: 15
Views: 1956

Re: t21 not turning on probably bod

Indeed this sounds like BOD. There is another way of curing it, but no guarantees of course. But it still requires soldering (a resistor), but not too complicated. More details here (german) https://thinkwiki.de/BoD
by Bondi
Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Where to find 755CD's and the like
Replies: 3
Views: 790

Re: Where to find 755CD's and the like

Hi everyone, I just watched an intriguing demonstration of a brick in operation. I thought it would be fun to own one, maybe as an oversized toy. I thought they would be cheap, like an early T series, but apparently, they're not. I couldn't even find one on Ebay! Are they now museum pieces, or do p...
by Bondi
Fri May 01, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Dead/Blank HDD on a 760XD. Alternatives?
Replies: 7
Views: 2120

Re: Dead/Blank HDD on a 760XD. Alternatives?

I appreciate the reply. Is there a way to bypass using the HDD or the enclosure at all? I'm hoping a spare I have on the way will work but in case it doesn't, is there a way to just, uh, not use the drive at all and go with something else, like a CF card? or am I going to have to use even the enclo...
by Bondi
Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: A question about an online seller in US
Replies: 12
Views: 10659

Re: A question about an online seller in US

Luciad71 wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:15 am
I often buy used equipment so as not to ruin myself. In fact the IBM components are top quality.
Overall I'm happy with this seller. But the NOS LCD panel that I received was degraded due to age (and I suspect due to storage conditions). I got my refund right away.
by Bondi
Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Flakiness and sporadic non-boot on a 760ED, possibly related to battery?
Replies: 3
Views: 2589

Re: Flakiness and sporadic non-boot on a 760ED, possibly related to battery?

Hi Chris, welcome to the forum.
Did you try to remove the main battery? I have a 755cd laptop that would not boot with a dead battery installed. I suspect that in your case the laptop works while the battery is charged to some extend. And stops working when it's completely discharged.
by Bondi
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: A question about an online seller in US
Replies: 12
Views: 10659

Re: A question about an online seller in US

I'm not connected with this seller in any way, just got this picture from him :)
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by Bondi
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: The official 755 Upgrade and general information Topic
Replies: 86
Views: 28372

Re: The official 755 Upgrade and general information Topic

Recently acquired a 755CX in an absolutely perfect shape, barely used. Only had a leaked resume battery. Cleaned that up, and it booted right up. But, the keys near the TrackPoint as well as a few random keys are completely dead, same for the left TrackPoint button (the right one barely works). Can...
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: 8
Views: 4492

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: 4247

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: 24
Views: 46464

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: 1075

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: 4957

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: 4712

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: 4712

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: 4445

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: 12
Views: 10659

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: 2727

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: 1253

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: 3361

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: 4091

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: 3422

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: 1253

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: 1253

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 T60/T61 Series
Topic: Saving a password protected T61p HDD?
Replies: 3
Views: 3131

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: 9076

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: 5012

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...

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