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by Deckard
Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:48 am
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: X31- no signs of life. Need help debugging
Replies: 28
Views: 11220

Re: X31- no signs of life. Need help debugging

Reagle, thank you very very much for the information. Kudos to you. You are truly an invaluable asset to this community.
by Deckard
Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:52 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Production years of T42?
Replies: 24
Views: 4577

Re: Production years of T42?

Thank you very much.
by Deckard
Sun Mar 06, 2011 6:07 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Production years of T42?
Replies: 24
Views: 4577

Production years of T42?

Does anyone know until when the T42 was built? According to information I found on the net, it was launched sometime in mid-2004, but couldn't find out when IBM stopped the production.
by Deckard
Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:51 am
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: X31- no signs of life. Need help debugging
Replies: 28
Views: 11220

Re: X31- no signs of life. Need help debugging

I have exactly the same problem with my X31.

I would too be interested to know which capacitor you swapped out. A picture would be fantastic.
by Deckard
Tue Nov 17, 2009 11:39 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Upcoming W701 at FCC
Replies: 2
Views: 1290

Upcoming W701 at FCC

Applicant is Wistron Corporation. Model name is PU5-W701 Two configurations were tested. Configuration 1 (Dual Display) CPU : Intel 2.0Ghz (probably Core i7-920XM) LCD : LGD - 17" WXGA (Model: LP171WP9-TLB2)/ TMD - 10.6 WXGA (Model: LT106DEVDB00) HDD : Fujitsu 320GB * 2 Configuration 2 (Single Displ...
by Deckard
Mon Nov 16, 2009 2:15 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo limits warranty on Outlet purchases to one year...
Replies: 19
Views: 5027

Re: Lenovo limits warranty on Outlet purchases to one year...

Last Friday (13rd), I sent an email to Lenovo Outlet Contact regarding the warranty extension for Outlet products. Here's the reply I got a few minutes ago: Dear Customer, Thank you for contacting Lenovo, the makers of ThinkPad and ThinkCentre products. You can purchase a one or two year maintenance...
by Deckard
Sun Nov 15, 2009 1:50 pm
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: No Office 2003, but still patches via Windows Update.
Replies: 1
Views: 966

No Office 2003, but still patches via Windows Update.

I have upgraded from Office 2003 Pro to Office 2007 Pro recently. All software were upgraded except for Infopath 2003, which is not included in Office 2007 Pro. Today, I got a notification about available security patches and updates. There were 4 patches in total, one was the newest version of Wind...
by Deckard
Wed Jul 30, 2008 1:42 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: google's next search engine threat? cuil.
Replies: 16
Views: 1947

They have a long way to go, but it is good to see that at least people are trying.

I hope they find enough funding for tech equipment and will place datacenters around the globe as Google did to reduce latency.
by Deckard
Mon Jul 21, 2008 1:15 am
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: What sort of external dvd?
Replies: 4
Views: 1148

Hey Stuart, I don't have a specific brand to recommend, any brand will do the job these days. Get a DVD burner with DVD-RAM writing feature. This is especially nice, since you can format a DVD-RAM media and drag-and-drop files from the harddrive to the disc as if you would copy files between two har...
by Deckard
Wed Jul 16, 2008 1:46 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Incredible Euro / Dollar rate
Replies: 11
Views: 2265

hey, you get a German keyboard for the higher price. This must be worth something to you :wink:. Hehe... I had ordered my X31 from the US back in 2003. Of course it came with US layout and I bought a german keyboard from a dealer here in Germany. You know, with the current exchange rate, I could fl...
by Deckard
Wed Jul 16, 2008 1:20 am
Forum: ThinkPad SL and L Series until L420/L520
Topic: SL500 review - they changed the keyboard layout!
Replies: 22
Views: 13329

So, it took Lenovo `only` 3 years to ruin a brand, which was once considered as creme de la creme of business laptops. Congratulations.

I don`t even want to call them Thinkpads anymore, really.
by Deckard
Tue Jul 15, 2008 1:45 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Thinkpad and 4:3 LCD
Replies: 30
Views: 6654

dietpepsiaddict , many people on this forum prefer 4:3 screens but I've never seen anyone as strongly against widescreens as you. Would you elaborate on why you hate widescreens so much? Have you tried getting used to them? I feel comfortable using both types of screens, although for desktop LCDs, ...
by Deckard
Tue Jul 15, 2008 12:47 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Incredible Euro / Dollar rate
Replies: 11
Views: 2265

Incredible Euro / Dollar rate

Today Euro hit the $1.60 mark, probably an all-time high. Some of you may already know, but Thinkpad prices are simply ridiculous in Germany. To give you an idea, just take the US prices, replace the $ sign with EUR and there you have the retail prices of a Thinkpad here. Yes, we are talking about a...
by Deckard
Tue Jul 15, 2008 12:29 pm
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: Anybody tried a clean X64 install from retail DVD lately?
Replies: 13
Views: 3577

richk wrote:Up to 3GB was fine. Finally, after I figured out the problem, I gave up and went back to 32-bit.
Thanks for taking the time to test it and post here.

I was playing with the idea to go with 64-bit just for the 4GB RAM, but what you have posted above doesn't sound good at all.

Again, thanks.
by Deckard
Tue Jul 15, 2008 8:29 am
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: Anybody tried a clean X64 install from retail DVD lately?
Replies: 13
Views: 3577

Did you try it with less than 3gb RAM?
by Deckard
Fri Jun 27, 2008 2:54 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Another Lenovo quality step down is coming ?
Replies: 28
Views: 5502

Those who are dissing the Taiwanese or Chinese ODMs, where do you think that Thinkpads should be produced so that they would qualify as "quality" products?
by Deckard
Fri Jun 27, 2008 3:55 am
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: Should I buy a X31 or X40?
Replies: 12
Views: 2258

I am a happy owner of a 5 yrs old X31 and I still love it. After purchasing it, I replaced the HDD with a 7200rpm one and installed 2GB memory. Compared to the 4200rpm HDD that came on the machine, the new HDD made a huge difference. The only down side is the limited amount of VGA memory (16mb), I w...
by Deckard
Mon Jun 23, 2008 1:02 am
Forum: IBM or Lenovo Desktops/Workstations/ThinkStations only
Topic: A61 Processor upgrade to dual core.
Replies: 3
Views: 2145

Hardware Maintenance Manual A61

Download the PDF, then find out your computer's type number and check the CPU lists for the corresponding model. [/url]
by Deckard
Fri Jun 20, 2008 1:06 pm
Forum: IBM or Lenovo Desktops/Workstations/ThinkStations only
Topic: Thinkstation S10 review
Replies: 5
Views: 4662

Just came across this thread while I was searching internal photos of the S10. Thanks :) After my 6 yrs old no-name PC decided to retire, I was thinking of building a new PC, but suddenly I didn't feel like going through ordering the components from here and there. The price of the S10 looks just ab...
by Deckard
Sun Jan 27, 2008 2:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: Power Manager disappeared *lil' pic*
Replies: 5
Views: 1392

Thanks for the advice. I just went and installed the one for the X32 and it's working like a charm.

Thanks a lot!
by Deckard
Sun Jan 27, 2008 2:17 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: Power Manager disappeared *lil' pic*
Replies: 5
Views: 1392

Hey mgo!

thanks for the quick reply.

Um, on the X31 drivers page, the Power Manager software is unfortunately not listed for the X31 anymore (I know it used to be). A version for the X32 is available though. I am not sure if it would work on the X31 as well :?

Hmm, any idea where to get that from?
by Deckard
Sun Jan 27, 2008 1:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: Power Manager disappeared *lil' pic*
Replies: 5
Views: 1392

Power Manager disappeared *lil' pic*

Hello, after upgrading from 1.41 to 1.43, my Power Manager application is gone :? (since installing the newer one required removing the old version, I can't roll back, because I don't have it anymore) I am talking about this http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/power-mngr.jpg I don't have this...
by Deckard
Wed Jul 25, 2007 8:34 am
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: x31 backup battery ... power problem ... stupid question?
Replies: 5
Views: 1279

Hey Jon, welcome to the Thinkpads forums :) I have a very similar problem. Symptoms (on AC - battery is not plugged) 1) Fn+F4 - "Preparing to Standy" message appears, then system cuts power. Power button doesn't wake the computer up. After disconnecting and re-connecting power cord, pressing the pow...
by Deckard
Mon Jul 23, 2007 8:23 am
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: Fn+F4 turns my X31 off
Replies: 22
Views: 3014

Hi andyP, thanks for your feedback. I wouldn't be worried if it was a regular shut down procedure. But in my case, it just cuts the power. After pushing Fn+F4 and the "Preparing to Standby" message appears, the screen goes blank, the HDD light flashes for a short time and at the moment, where the mo...
by Deckard
Fri Jul 20, 2007 2:26 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: Fn+F4 turns my X31 off
Replies: 22
Views: 3014

Uh oh, that doesn't sound good :(
by Deckard
Fri Jul 20, 2007 2:04 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: Fn+F4 turns my X31 off
Replies: 22
Views: 3014

Update II Today, I have noticed another problem. It's similar to the one above, but somehow related. Here goes; When I shut down the computer via the regular way (i.e. Start - Shut Down - Shut down), it powers down without a complication. Here comes the weird part, when I want to power it up, I'm pr...
by Deckard
Thu Jul 19, 2007 9:17 am
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: Fn+F4 turns my X31 off
Replies: 22
Views: 3014

Update

From my older backup, I've managed to extract older versions of Power Management Driver. I have tried 1.33 and 1.41 so far, Standby still not working.

So, I'm guessing that it's not a driver related issue. But I have no idea what's causing this.
by Deckard
Thu Jul 19, 2007 6:21 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: System Update isn't up to date
Replies: 7
Views: 1404

I gave up on using auto update feature since the introduction of System Update. Version 2.0 was buggy, required a bunch of hacks to make it work. And after connecting it was taking ages until it showed the updates.

I am using the website instead. It's just a click or two. It's more up-to-date too.
by Deckard
Thu Jul 19, 2007 6:14 am
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: Fn+F4 turns my X31 off
Replies: 22
Views: 3014

OK, here I am again. I wasn't able to find the 1.41 power management driver. Does anyone know where I can find this file online? wackydan, thanks for the heads up. I'll look into that CMOS battery. Actually, it's turning on again, but I have to disconnect the power plug for a couple of seconds and r...
by Deckard
Wed Jul 18, 2007 1:50 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: Fn+F4 turns my X31 off
Replies: 22
Views: 3014

Thanks mate. I'll let you know. :)

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