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by Kingair
Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: 8GB memory upgrade source for X61
Replies: 2
Views: 2263

Re: 8GB memory upgrade source for X61

I just bought a set of Crucial DDR2 2 x 4GB
Found them locally
Guess you just need to have a little bit of luck
But definitely the 4GB DDR2 sticks are getting pricey
by Kingair
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: ThinkPad X61 BIOS issue
Replies: 12
Views: 2819

Re: ThinkPad X61 BIOS issue

A Raspberry Pi would be an alternative to the CH341a. You don't need both. Any computer with a USB port and running Linux or Windows can work with the CH341a. Here's a picture of the X61 motherboard pointing out the BIOS chip you need to attach the clip to for flashing. And here's a guide to flashi...
by Kingair
Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: ThinkPad X61 BIOS issue
Replies: 12
Views: 2819

Re: ThinkPad X61 BIOS issue

Failing that, I believe another of the ways to cure the problem is to purchase a new BIOS chip, have it programmed with a BIOS image from your specific machine Type, un-solder the old BIOS chip and solder in the new one. (The one problem here is if the Security chip (TPM) is active, it may reject t...
by Kingair
Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: ThinkPad X61 BIOS issue
Replies: 12
Views: 2819

Re: ThinkPad X61 BIOS issue

olex126 wrote:
Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:45 pm
Your BIOS at this point is unequivocally and totally pooched!

Regards.

Dave
First I'm gonna try the other solutions mentioned here I'm the thread
Maybe if lucky but don't suppose I will
Than only rests me to find another mobo
X61 and X61t are different
Thanks Dave for you input !
by Kingair
Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: ThinkPad X61 BIOS issue
Replies: 12
Views: 2819

Re: ThinkPad X61 BIOS issue

Ouch. Check this thread for possible solutions: https://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?t=126912 A more detailed description of WinCrisis: https://techzei.com/how-to-fix-lenovo-bios-failure-phoenix-bios/ I'll remove the CMOS battery and wait for a week Let's give it a shot ! Maybe this still work...
by Kingair
Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: ThinkPad X61 BIOS issue
Replies: 12
Views: 2819

Re: ThinkPad X61 BIOS issue

Scratchmonkey wrote:
Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:07 pm
What happens when you turn on your ThinkPad? Any signs of life at all? Did you disconnect the CMOS battery?

Cheers,
Scratchmonkey
Gonna try to disconnect the CMOS tomorrow !

It fires up
Green lights go on
Fan spins
But than a weird sound and it shuts down
No boot screen
by Kingair
Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: ThinkPad X61 BIOS issue
Replies: 12
Views: 2819

Re: ThinkPad X61 BIOS issue

olex126 wrote:
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:15 pm
Hi dr_st.

providing the O/P can get his X61 to boot....

Regards.

Dave
Pressing the power button
Lights go on
Fan spins
And than you here a sound like a .22caliber with a silencer
That's it
No boot screen ...
by Kingair
Mon Aug 31, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: ThinkPad X61 BIOS issue
Replies: 12
Views: 2819

ThinkPad X61 BIOS issue

I was upgrading a ThinkPad X61 to Middleton BIOS I've done it many times previously and never had an issue This time I hit the lid by accident and it almost closed It did not closed but nevertheless the X61 went into sleep / standby mode and the BIOS installation stopped Now the X61 won't boot How c...
by Kingair
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: X201s i7-LM640 #1 of 3
Replies: 3
Views: 750

Re: FS: X201s i7-LM640 #1 of 3

Hi Kingair. How much of a discount are you allowing to non-U.S. residents to account for the lack of a battery? Thanks. Regards. Dave Hello Dave, Actually a good question actually and after considering it I changed the add to US sales only ! Less hassle and faster shipping + no complaining if shipp...
by Kingair
Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: X201s i7-LM640 #3 of 3
Replies: 0
Views: 447

FS: X201s i7-LM640 #3 of 3

For sale:
Lenovo ThinkPad X201s i7-LM640.
Has 4GB of RAM.
Will be shipped with battery and charger
US sales only

ThinkPad is in mint condition !

This is #3 of 3 X201s I am selling

https://imgur.com/gallery/zV4Jkiz

Asking $ 400.00
Open for reasonable offers !
by Kingair
Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: X201s i7-LM640 #2 of 3
Replies: 0
Views: 456

FS: X201s i7-LM640 #2 of 3

For sale:
Lenovo ThinkPad X201s i7-LM640 2.13 GHz.
In real nice condition.
Has 4GB of RAM.
Screen resolution is 1440 x 900
Comes with battery and charger
US sales only !


Asking $ 350.00
Open for reasonable offers !

This is #2 of the 3 X201s I am selling.

https://imgur.com/gallery/XiRQ5BI
by Kingair
Tue Aug 18, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: LF: xiphmont's LED driver board (TLD)
Replies: 19
Views: 2819

Re: LF: xiphmont's LED driver board (TLD)

Definitely interest for kits for the X61 !
Keep me posted
by Kingair
Tue Aug 18, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: X201s i7-LM640 #1 of 3
Replies: 3
Views: 750

FS: X201s i7-LM640 #1 of 3

For sale: Lenovo ThinkPad X201s version Has the i7 LM640 2.13 GHz processor and 8 GB of RAM. Screen is the 1440 x 900 version that only came on the "s" model. It comes with a battery + charger US sales only. I needs a new battery latch on the rear right side ($ 9.50) and a new ThinkPad logo on the p...
by Kingair
Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Thinkpad T700 i7-10710 private project
Replies: 78
Views: 10754

Re: Thinkpad T700 i7-10710 private project

I ordererd 2 T700 motherboards
But dont hesitate too long since we're getting closer to #100
If interested just shoot me a message and let's get you one !
by Kingair
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: Where to purchase parts for X60 X61
Replies: 8
Views: 2905

Re: Where to purchase parts for X60 X61

PLCforEver wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:15 pm
Lenovo parts is made by encompass.
What did you expect ?
That they stock parts for each ThinkPad for 25 years or ... ?
by Kingair
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Thinkpad T700 i7-10710 private project
Replies: 78
Views: 10754

Re: Thinkpad T700 i7-10710 private project

Update #4 08-01-2020:
Price of the T700 motherboard is $ 800.00
And shipping of $ 65.00 / $ 75.00 depending on location
by Kingair
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Thinkpad T700 i7-10710 private project
Replies: 78
Views: 10754

Re: Thinkpad T700 i7-10710 private project

Update #3 07-22-2020:
The T700 fits the R60 as well
by Kingair
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Thinkpad T700 i7-10710 private project
Replies: 78
Views: 10754

Re: Thinkpad T700 i7-10710 private project

Update #2 07-17-2020

T61-T61P 14-inch widescreen cannot be installed because the fan module is different
by Kingair
Fri Jul 17, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Thinkpad T700 i7-10710 private project
Replies: 78
Views: 10754

Re: Thinkpad T700 i7-10710 private project

This is a word of warning to anyone that goes in on this: only buy if you're confident that whatever team or person is running it will provide some kind of reasonable support. These projects are totally not comparable like buying a brand new Thinkpad Here you are depending on the progress of the pr...
by Kingair
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: New Source For LED Mod Kits?
Replies: 14
Views: 8096

Re: New Source For LED Mod Kits?

You can follow him on Twitter as he's still quite active But yes I can confirm he's no longer making the kits. They were 'for a limited time only' and those who picked one up are lucky SOBs :p That's great news to read he's ok Yes those where the lucky ones I'll have to see what the Chinese kit wil...
by Kingair
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Thinkpad T700 i7-10710 private project
Replies: 78
Views: 10754

Re: Thinkpad T700 i7-10710 private project

Update #1 07/15/2020:
1. Support all models of T60/T60p
Not T61/T61p
2. Supports all screens 14.1" & 15.1" 4:3 and 15.5 Wide Screen
3. Video Output: VGA
4. Thunderbolt 3.0 (x4)
5. EC firmware + BIOS will not be released
by Kingair
Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Thinkpad T700 i7-10710 private project
Replies: 78
Views: 10754

Re: Thinkpad T700 i7-10710 private project

Available meaning ? Meaning anyone being able to download, recompile and modify them to their needs. There will be updates available for owners as in all (51nb & private) previous projects If it will be handed out to non-owners I really have no answer to that question But me personally don't see an...
by Kingair
Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Thinkpad T700 i7-10710 private project
Replies: 78
Views: 10754

Re: Thinkpad T700 i7-10710 private project

What is the price? Can you describe more what you mean when you say the upper body is upgraded without modification? Please do know I'm not involved with the project I just found a message mentioning the Thinkpad T700 and than I started my hunt for more information Regarding the upper body as I und...
by Kingair
Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Thinkpad T700 i7-10710 private project
Replies: 78
Views: 10754

Re: Thinkpad T700 i7-10710 private project

L29Ah wrote:
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:29 am
Are the sources of EC firmware and BIOS going to be available?
Available meaning ?
by Kingair
Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Thinkpad T700 i7-10710 private project
Replies: 78
Views: 10754

Thinkpad T700 i7-10710 private project

Thinkpad T700 i7-10710 - new private project It's a new motherboard project for the T60(p) This is not a 51nb project ! As mentioned it's a private project Only 100 motherboards will be available As far as I know at the moment around 55 are reserved Reservation stops September 30 2020 All 100 mother...
by Kingair
Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: New Source For LED Mod Kits?
Replies: 14
Views: 8096

Re: New Source For LED Mod Kits?

I hope you saw this post here before you purchased the screens I do know about what's going on with the screens but that another gamble we have to take It's part of the modding fun and for sure sometimes it can create some additional stress Overall I have to say that most turned out fine And hopefu...
by Kingair
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: New Source For LED Mod Kits?
Replies: 14
Views: 8096

Re: New Source For LED Mod Kits?

I would be very much interested in the results of your LED upgrade when it's done. Brightness increase compared to ccfl, power usage, color rendition differences (if any), and any possible PWM flickering. Nice meeting you my friend Actually my intention was to order a few kits from our friend Monty...
by Kingair
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: New Source For LED Mod Kits?
Replies: 14
Views: 8096

Re: New Source For LED Mod Kits?

Pulled the trigger yesterday
I ordered a backlight LED kit for one of my X61
Probably not an easy mod but we'll give it a shot
Kit is shipped in the meantime
by Kingair
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: 4th of July & 4 X61
Replies: 5
Views: 2774

Re: 4th of July & 4 X61

Here's a pic of the 'rough' X61
cleaned it and looks really good
Installed EndeavourOS yesterday
It's Arch based
As you can see I'm running Arch on the other X61

https://imgur.com/gallery/J8mhrTP
by Kingair
Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: 4th of July & 4 X61
Replies: 5
Views: 2774

Re: 4th of July & 4 X61

Yours seem to be in impeccable condition. Envious :mrgreen: One was in rougher condition and didn't boot And was pretty dusty from sitting somewhere but nevertheless I took it home So first I cleaned it and took it apart Checked the fan and all connections Nothing seemed wrong Once assembled I adde...

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