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by Bondi
Sat Feb 06, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Which external floppy for ThinkPad 760XL/Dock I
Replies: 4
Views: 334

Re: Which external floppy for ThinkPad 760XL/Dock I

This is the best option I think P/N 66G5069 or P/N 66G3695. This is a case for a FDD that takes same floppy drives like in 755-760 thinkpads.
by Bondi
Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:33 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Which 300/700 series has this clicky tactile keyboard?
Replies: 8
Views: 4457

Re: Which 300/700 series has this clicky tactile keyboard?

My TP 755CD and 360CE have the same high quality "clicky" keyboard, which feels and works very well. Whereas 760LD and 760EL have same very crappy keyboard. Keys are not stabilized, and they get stuck if pressed not right in the center. I now wonder if there is a better keyboard repalcement for 760 ...
by Bondi
Fri Dec 18, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Adding a 5.25 FDD to Thinkpad DOCK I
Replies: 6
Views: 1691

Re: Adding a 5.25 FDD to Thinkpad DOCK I

So I went ahead and bought a low profile Epson SD-700 drive. The body itself is exactly 1 inch thick, so it will fit into the DOCK. The face plate has to be modified. Will do this if everything works. As for the controller - will try those newly made 8 bit ISA FDC controllers for XT machines with ow...
by Bondi
Tue Dec 15, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Adding a 5.25 FDD to Thinkpad DOCK I
Replies: 6
Views: 1691

Re: Adding a 5.25 FDD to Thinkpad DOCK I

Luckily Dock I has standard ISA slot, and takes a full size ISA card.
by Bondi
Mon Dec 14, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Adding a 5.25 FDD to Thinkpad DOCK I
Replies: 6
Views: 1691

Re: Adding a 5.25 FDD to Thinkpad DOCK I

There actually was an IBM 5.25 drive option that connected to the original dock using the external mainframe drive. It required the full length microchannel controller card in the slot. I ran across part numbers in someone's copy of the IBM PC Support data. The problem today would be finding a work...
by Bondi
Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Adding a 5.25 FDD to Thinkpad DOCK I
Replies: 6
Views: 1691

Adding a 5.25 FDD to Thinkpad DOCK I

Hello everyone! I've been thinking over the idea of connecting a 5.25 floppy drive to laptops, Thinkpads in particular. There are not so many options, which are external LPT or SCSI drives. But these are rare, expensive and I'm not sure they even exist. So when I found out that there are slim 5.25 d...
by Bondi
Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: ThinkPad Dock I 3545-001 Recapping
Replies: 1
Views: 1729

Re: ThinkPad Dock I 3545-001 Recapping

Welcome to the forum!
And thank you for posting this.
I have a Dock I and it works fine, so far. I've disassembled mine once to see what's inside and was really impressed how many caps that sound board had, it looked like a hedgehog. I'm afraid I'll have to do the recapping one day too.
by Bondi
Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:59 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: HDD Password removal (not hacking)
Replies: 8
Views: 2538

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: 8
Views: 2538

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: 17
Views: 4124

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: 17
Views: 4124

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: 2373

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: 3863

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: 11356

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: 3773

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: 11356

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: 32700

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: 5741

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: 6128

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: 25
Views: 47949

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: 1267

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: 6659

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: 5660

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: 5660

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: 4927

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: 11356

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: 3300

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: 1556

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: 4165

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...

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