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by Summer Deep
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T20-T23 & T30 Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: T2x Series DVD Video Playback
Replies: 10
Views: 516

Re: T2x Series DVD Video Playback

Thanks all for those interesting views. I did try twice to install a 'lightened' version of XP on one of my T23s, namely the 'FLP' edition ('Fundamentals for Legacy PCs'), and it was an absolute disaster: insisted on me providing a tough password, then repeatedly refused to accept it at login, so no...
by Summer Deep
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T20-T23 & T30 Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: T2x Series DVD Video Playback
Replies: 10
Views: 516

T2x Series DVD Video Playback

Just wondering about this. Are these machines supposed to be able to play DVD video properly? My T23 with 1GB RAM and running Linux Q4OS struggles with DVDs. In VLC Media Player and SM Player the video is unwatchable, either freezing completely or lurching along at around 3 or 4 frames per second, t...
by Summer Deep
Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: R51, Needs Good Home in UK
Replies: 7
Views: 534

Re: FS: R51, Needs Good Home in UK

^ Oh man, that's magic.

:D
by Summer Deep
Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: R51, Needs Good Home in UK
Replies: 7
Views: 534

Re: FS: R51, Needs Good Home in UK

^ Thanks again! How does one extract all that info from the model number?
by Summer Deep
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: R51, Needs Good Home in UK
Replies: 7
Views: 534

Re: FS: R51, Needs Good Home in UK

^^ Thanks for those two replies. I'm afraid I'm a bit out of my depth here, but on the back of the laptop it says "TYPE 1831-BLG, Serial No. 99 LZ 565. This also appears in the BIOS as 'System unit serial number'. I'm assuming that this is the same thing as 'model number'? As far as the screen type ...
by Summer Deep
Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: R51, Needs Good Home in UK
Replies: 7
Views: 534

FS: R51, Needs Good Home in UK

For the price of a cheap bottle of rum, LOL, I have for sale an R51 that I don't know what to do with. Brief description: Exceptional external condition, very clean, almost unmarked. Pentium M Banias processor, 1600MHz. 512 MB RAM, Intel PRO 2100 wifi. Excellent screen (15"), keyboard, DVD drive. It...
by Summer Deep
Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: ThinkPad T20-T23 & T30 Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: T21 XP Audio Driver?
Replies: 2
Views: 1345

Re: T21 XP Audio Driver?

Thanks for the reply. I'd never heard of ASIO4All, and will certainly be looking into that. The stuff about the analogue/digital converter seems to be a bit outside my comfort zone and sphere of competence, but I'll bear it in mind for future reference. I'm still curious though as to how Driverpack ...
by Summer Deep
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: ThinkPad T20-T23 & T30 Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: T21 XP Audio Driver?
Replies: 2
Views: 1345

T21 XP Audio Driver?

I've acquired a T21 with Windows 98 on it, which I bought with a view to playing some old 1990s games in DOS mode. However, I thought it might be interesting to experiment with other operating systems, so put in a spare hard drive and installed Windows XP Pro, SP3. Problem: no audio, or even a volum...
by Summer Deep
Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: T61 - any takers in UK?
Replies: 7
Views: 1551

Re: FS: T61 - any takers in UK?

^^ Thanks, RealBlackStuff, but unfortunately it's not a 4:3 model.

:)
by Summer Deep
Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: T61 - any takers in UK?
Replies: 7
Views: 1551

FS: T61 - any takers in UK?

Surplus to my requirements is a decent 14" T61 with pretty 'bread and butter' specs: T7500 2.2 Ghz processor 2GB RAM Nvidia Quadro NVS 140M graphics 100GB mechanical HDD, with Win Vista Business 32-bit OS (which appears to have been reset to factory specs) BIOS Version 1.21 (dated 22/08/07) Battery ...
by Summer Deep
Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: Thoughts after trying to install Linux on my T41
Replies: 13
Views: 8293

Re: Thoughts after trying to install Linux on my T41

I know this is an oldish thread, but I thought I'd report that I'm running Q4OS on a T40. I hadn't even heard of the distro until a couple of months ago. Runs really well, only using around 600 MB of the laptop's 1.5 GB RAM, even with four or five tabs open on Firefox. The processor doesn't seem to ...
by Summer Deep
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: ThinkPad T20-T23 & T30 Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: 256 MB RAM for T20/21/22
Replies: 3
Views: 4364

Re: 256 MB RAM for T20/21/22

Thanks for those opinions and pieces of advice, which I'll bear in mind for future reference. I've fitted the 128 MB PC100 module, raising the total system memory to 384 MB, and it's working fine. For an outlay of under £4, including delivery, I regard that as a good result and a satisfactory interi...
by Summer Deep
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T20-T23 & T30 Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: 256 MB RAM for T20/21/22
Replies: 3
Views: 4364

256 MB RAM for T20/21/22

Trying to upgrade a T21 from its current 256 MB (1 x 256MB module) to the maximum 512 MB. Problem is that the required PC100 256 MB modules seem to be pretty expensive (£20+ not uncommon), and some of the sources are problematic as well (eg postage costs of £10-£30 from USA). Thought I'd struck it l...
by Summer Deep
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T20-T23 & T30 Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: Optical Mouse in Win 98SE on T22
Replies: 7
Views: 5114

Re: Optical Mouse in Win 98SE on T22

^Thanks, I very much appreciate your kind offer, but as I mentioned in my previous post, the OS seems to have successfully acquired and installed the driver(s) from my 'home-made' Win 98SE installation disk. All working fine now.
by Summer Deep
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: ThinkPad T20-T23 & T30 Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: Optical Mouse in Win 98SE on T22
Replies: 7
Views: 5114

Re: Optical Mouse in Win 98SE on T22

I searched through the various cab files in the drivers folders, and could only find an 8 kb text file relating to mouse drivers. Since then I've come across an 'unofficial' Windows 98 SE iso, which I burned to a dvd, and Hey Presto, to my great surprise, the OS loaded a driver from there and now I ...
by Summer Deep
Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T20-T23 & T30 Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: Optical Mouse in Win 98SE on T22
Replies: 7
Views: 5114

Optical Mouse in Win 98SE on T22

I've acquired a T22 which has Windows 98 SE on it. A bit of a rash move perhaps, as I have zero experience of this operating system. Anyway, it became apparent straightaway that my wired optical mouse wouldn't work on it. Win 98 detected an 'optical mouse' (which the Hardware Wizard also describes a...
by Summer Deep
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T20-T23 & T30 Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: T23 - Battery Options?
Replies: 8
Views: 5411

Re: T23 - Battery Options?

Well anyway, I found an unbranded T30 battery for sale on Ebay, and bought it for £0.99 plus postage (sole bidder). It was apparently opened, but unused. Too good to be true? Yes, unfortunately. It would only charge to 45%-52% on the first three attempts, then on the fourth it stalled briefly at 52%...
by Summer Deep
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T20-T23 & T30 Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: T23 - Battery Options?
Replies: 8
Views: 5411

Re: T23 - Battery Options?

Interesting. I was going to ask whether the T30 battery would work, as I'd noted its close external resemblance to the T2x ones, but thought it almost certainly wouldn't, since none of the vendors ever mentioned it in connection with the T2x series. I could have bought one of these for around £4 (se...
by Summer Deep
Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T20-T23 & T30 Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: T23 - Battery Options?
Replies: 8
Views: 5411

T23 - Battery Options?

Next step in my T23 restoration project is finding a decent battery, hopefully at a competitive price. 'Battery Bar' shows a wear rate of around 60% on the present battery, but in fact it gives just 5 minutes of internet use from a 'full' charge. Original IBM batteries seem no longer to be around, s...
by Summer Deep
Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T20-T23 & T30 Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: T23 CMOS Battery
Replies: 5
Views: 5236

Re: T23 CMOS Battery

Well, after another exasperating half an hour or so of trying, and a good deal of cursing, I've finally got this thing plugged in and working! :D Many thanks to tfflivemb2 for confirming the arrangement of the wires, and to kfzhu1229 for providing reassurance that this could be made to work by perse...
by Summer Deep
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T20-T23 & T30 Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: T23 CMOS Battery
Replies: 5
Views: 5236

T23 CMOS Battery

I've been trying to restore a 'spares and repairs' T23 to good usable condition. So far the dvd drive has been renewed and I've installed an internal hard drive and operating system, which was not without problems. But progress has stalled with repeated failed attempts to replace the dead CMOS batte...
by Summer Deep
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T20-T23 & T30 Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: Win 7 Audio Driver For T23?
Replies: 16
Views: 7451

Re: Win 7 Audio Driver For T23?

+1 for running W7. I was happy with its performance when I was using T23s but only when using an SSD via the necessary adapter. Some opined I was wasting my time when I posted about it at the time. The SSD use is is still reflected in my signature ! I am almost certain that the sound did work but I...
by Summer Deep
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: ThinkPad T20-T23 & T30 Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: Win 7 Audio Driver For T23?
Replies: 16
Views: 7451

Re: Win 7 Audio Driver For T23?

Hmmmm......well, I've just tried installing both the Win 2000 audio driver and the XP one, and (not to my entire surprise) neither solution worked. To return to the earlier point about the numerous threads here which refer to Win 7 on the T23, there seem to be two possible main scenarios: EITHER: 1...
by Summer Deep
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T20-T23 & T30 Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: Win 7 Audio Driver For T23?
Replies: 4
Views: 5484

Re: Win 7 Audio Driver For T23?

WARNING: PIC! Not trying to be funny, but I've spent the best part of 20 minutes scrutinizing every square millimetre of a post I recently made, which at the time was the last in the thread, and couldn't for the life of me see any 'x' in a box. I'm beginning to question my own sanity here... :eek: ...
by Summer Deep
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T20-T23 & T30 Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: Win 7 Audio Driver For T23?
Replies: 16
Views: 7451

Re: Win 7 Audio Driver For T23?

After downloading the drivers (W2K/XP) did you unpack them/run the setup from the appropriate location on your hard drive ? On older Windows driver installation for ThinkPads is usually a two-step process. Yes, as I recall the first step of the process placed the driver package in C:\DRIVERS\WIN\AU...
by Summer Deep
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T20-T23 & T30 Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: Win 7 Audio Driver For T23?
Replies: 16
Views: 7451

Re: Win 7 Audio Driver For T23?

Hmmmm......well, I've just tried installing both the Win 2000 audio driver and the XP one, and (not to my entire surprise) neither solution worked. To return to the earlier point about the numerous threads here which refer to Win 7 on the T23, there seem to be two possible main scenarios: EITHER: 1)...
by Summer Deep
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T20-T23 & T30 Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: Win 7 Audio Driver For T23?
Replies: 16
Views: 7451

Re: Win 7 Audio Driver For T23?

Thanks. I did try installing the Win XP audio driver, and nothing happened. Will give it another go, also maybe with the Win 2000 one.

Got to say though that W 2000 drivers for Windows 7 sounds like a bit of a long shot.The most I've got away with in the past is using a Vista driver in Win 7.
by Summer Deep
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: ThinkPad T20-T23 & T30 Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: Win 7 Audio Driver For T23?
Replies: 16
Views: 7451

Win 7 Audio Driver For T23?

I recently acquired a T23 in pretty good all round condition. I'm trying out a dual boot setup with Windows 7 and Antix Linux. The latter seems to work fine, with no issues as yet outside of the distro's own little quirks. The Windows installation has also surpassed expectations in some respects, bo...
by Summer Deep
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: ThinkPad T20-T23 & T30 Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: Win 7 Audio Driver For T23?
Replies: 4
Views: 5484

Win 7 Audio Driver For T23?

DELETED - duplicate thread made in error.

Where the heck is the 'Delete Post' feature on this forum? :? :help:
by Summer Deep
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Wifi Issue
Replies: 5
Views: 5604

Re: Wifi Issue

Thanks for the reply. I don't know enough about the wifi cards to say with any certainty what sort they are. The best I could do was to look in Device Manager, then scan the laptops with PC Wizard and Speccy. All I found was: T23: Broadcom 802.11 N Network Adapter T60: Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Net...

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