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by pkiff
Fri Jul 31, 2015 5:52 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: RetroThinkPad survey #4 of 4 *** FINAL SURVEY **
Replies: 68
Views: 53223

Re: RetroThinkPad survey #4 of 4 *** FINAL SURVEY **

3. Lenovo expects certain minimum commitment from the customers before they would want to give a go-ahead to this project. I've seen you mention this before, and I have to say that this seems out of the ordinary. I'm not sure I would commit to a deposit of any kind. It's not like this is a kickstar...
by pkiff
Fri Jul 31, 2015 4:19 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: RetroThinkPad survey #4 of 4 *** FINAL SURVEY **
Replies: 68
Views: 53223

Re: RetroThinkPad survey #4 of 4 *** FINAL SURVEY **

From what Mr. Hill has presented so far regarding the results of the previous surveys, my hopes for getting what I was looking for have sunk very low. Hopefully other people will be happy with whatever this machine ends up being. I'm surprised by the number of folks who seem so disappointed with th...
by pkiff
Thu Jul 30, 2015 11:34 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: 51nb's X62: latest update
Replies: 282
Views: 107417

Re: 51nb's X62: latest update

I've been following these X62 posts with interest, and I would consider going in on a group purchase/shipping deal if these boards turn out to be real. I've been using an X61T (tablet) as my main mobile machine, but I'd consider switching to a regular X61. (I gather that there is no hope/plan for mo...
by pkiff
Thu Jul 30, 2015 8:38 am
Forum: Forum Announcements
Topic: Please report Forum-bugs/errors here (PHPBB 3.1.6 installed 10/31/15)
Replies: 55
Views: 631761

Re: New topic / edit post broken

There is something wrong when creating/editing a post. It displays big fonts. I've noticed the same thing. Whoa, real big. I thought it was just me. Giant text is still an issue here too on the reply pages. Looking forward to a fix! We think we've fixed the oversized font issue on reply pages and c...
by pkiff
Mon Jul 06, 2015 11:37 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: 60Hz SXGA+ success on X61
Replies: 13
Views: 5872

Re: 60Hz SXGA+ success on X61

Congrats on figuring out this wonky refresh rate issue for the SXGA+ screens in the X61's. And thanks for sharing the details on your fix.
by pkiff
Sun Jun 14, 2015 9:17 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Bought a Thinkpad 760ED, how to get going?
Replies: 20
Views: 8826

Re: Bought a Thinkpad 760ED, how to get going?

I don't remember my 760E having an MPEG decoder, though maybe the 760ED has one?
Mmmm...I see that according to the German thinkwiki.de, the 760CD, 760ED and 760XD all did indeed have an MPEG decoder. I'm not sure how to get that working.

Phil.
by pkiff
Sun Jun 14, 2015 9:10 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Bought a Thinkpad 760ED, how to get going?
Replies: 20
Views: 8826

Re: Bought a Thinkpad 760ED, how to get going?

The PCI Multimedia Device is probably either the MPEG decoder or the video input/output feature.... I don't remember my 760E having an MPEG decoder, though maybe the 760ED has one? You will definitely want to install the video driver and see if that fixes the PCI multimedia device. And some of thes...
by pkiff
Thu Jun 04, 2015 4:37 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 770z drivers source?
Replies: 2
Views: 3364

Re: 770z drivers source?

That's weird about the missing 770Z link on the Lenovo End of Life support site. Until they fix it, though, you should be able to use the 770X page: https://download.lenovo.com/lenovo/content/ddfm/770x.html I don't think that there are any differences in drivers between the 770X and 770Z. Having sai...
by pkiff
Sat Apr 18, 2015 2:10 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: X61T Crashes when Youtube-ing in Chrome - Hardware or Software?
Replies: 18
Views: 12573

Re: X61T Crashes when Youtube-ing in Chrome - Hardware or Software?

X61T - 1.8ghz L7700 w/Middleton BIOS [....] - BCM970015 Broadcom Media playback card That's my machine, except I'm running Windows with 8GB. IIRC, the Broadcom card does not help with youtube playback, only with local files played back with something like VLC Player. I'm not 100% sure if that is ri...
by pkiff
Fri Apr 10, 2015 8:30 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: update: thinkpad 600 CPU support pentium 266? , not PII 266.
Replies: 6
Views: 4246

Re: update: thinkpad 600 CPU support pentium 266? , not PII 266.

Without doing much research to refresh my memory, I recall that the Thinkpad 600 series CPU upgrades are limited by the max available CPU that was produced in the "MMC-1" form factor. I think that's a PII 400MHz, though those are pretty rare. I have one in an old 770E, which was similar in architect...
by pkiff
Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:17 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: How to eject docking station under Win 7?
Replies: 5
Views: 8582

Re: How to eject docking station under Win 7?

[....] I always just pull the laptop off the dock and that's it. Well, Your Mileage May Vary! With some of the docking systems, doesn't the physical eject button actually lock up and physically prevent you from undocking, if there are still ongoing processes? I think my X61T and T60p both do that. ...
by pkiff
Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:03 am
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: How to eject docking station under Win 7?
Replies: 5
Views: 8582

Re: How to eject docking station under Win 7?

In general, under Win 7 with that generation of Thinkpads, you should be able to use the Undock command from the Start Menu. And if that works then I think you will find you can also use the physical buttons on the dock. But Windows can be quite finnicky about what it thinks is an ongoing connection...
by pkiff
Sat Mar 28, 2015 12:46 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: I need the Thinkpad X61 Tablet XP Rescue and Recovery Startup Disc
Replies: 3
Views: 5430

Re: I need the Thinkpad X61 Tablet XP Rescue and Recovery Startup Disc

[Later: Err...I didn't realize I was replying to a several week old post. If you still need this disk, Thinkpad Maniac, then send me a PM.] Hey, Thinkpad Maniac, I've got the full set of X60 Tablet XP 2005 disks, including Disk 1 of 1 Rescue and Recovery or Emergency Disk and Disks 1-6 XP disks. I'v...
by pkiff
Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:08 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: SXGA mod: X61s or X61 tablet?
Replies: 5
Views: 3327

Re: SXGA mod: X61s or X61 tablet?

If you are aiming for an SXGA+ screen on an X61T, then you should be aware that many people ran into issues with the original SXGA+ screens on the X61T series: there were reports of the "glue" running a bit and causing bubbles to appear. Apparently, the glue (or method) they used to bond the digitiz...
by pkiff
Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:58 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: 120GB 7200RPM PATA IDE 2.5inch HDD (for Thinkpad 600x)
Replies: 28
Views: 4755

Re: WTB: 120GB 7200RPM PATA IDE 2.5inch HDD (for Thinkpad 60

Regarding the 137GB capacity limit, I don't think that should really be an issue. I've seen people report having 160GB drives in the 600X (maybe only with latest BIOS). You probably do need to keep the partition size below 137GB with an older OS though. I have a 160GB drive in one of my 600X machin...
by pkiff
Sun Jan 11, 2015 10:49 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: X61S won't sleep when I close the lid
Replies: 2
Views: 2909

Re: X61S won't sleep when I close the lid

Hi Paul, one way this can happen I think is if you move the mouse after you close the lid or while you are in the midst of closing it, and the mouse is configured to "allow this device to wake up the computer." With Win 7, you can configure this in the Device Manager: find the mouse in question -> P...
by pkiff
Fri Dec 05, 2014 7:05 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Backup IBM Software before OS Reinstall? Corrupt OS?
Replies: 3
Views: 3142

Re: Backup IBM Software before OS Reinstall? Corrupt OS?

I am running into problems that I am assuming is due to corruption in the original Wink2k Pro installation. I have a off-the-shelf installation disc and no IBM restore software. I do not want to lose the IBM software such as the ThinkPad Configuration program when I reload the OS. The ThinkPad fold...
by pkiff
Thu Nov 13, 2014 9:39 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS:Thinkpads: R500, (2)T60s, Z61t, R60 and (2) L412s
Replies: 9
Views: 3728

Re: FS:Thinkpads: R500, (2)T60s, Z61t, R60 and (2) L412s

ajkula66 wrote:
jmar896 wrote:They have keys but not COAs. They were volume licensed by the company's I bought them from.
Well, then you can NOT sell them here offered with W7.
You've got PM!
by pkiff
Sun Oct 26, 2014 3:24 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: ThinkPad 701c 133MHz AMD - Broken GPU?
Replies: 27
Views: 17181

Re: ThinkPad 701c 133MHz AMD - Broken GPU?

Norway Pad wrote:By coincidence I ran into this today. https://blog.noq2.net/butterfly-on-spee ... z-mod.html....
Awesome find, thanks!
by pkiff
Sat Oct 25, 2014 9:58 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: ThinkPad Drivers Snapshot: just in case Lenovo deletes them
Replies: 82
Views: 23535

Re: ThinkPad Drivers Snapshot: just in case Lenovo deletes t

You think the IT people at Lenovo are scratching their heads wondering why the traffic to their server(s) has suddenly jumped :?: :) ? Pfft, less than a TB of traffic? :roll: Not even a blip on the radar. :mrgreen: At one point, I thought about hiding the fact that I was trying to scrape data from ...
by pkiff
Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:40 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: ThinkPad Drivers Snapshot: just in case Lenovo deletes them
Replies: 82
Views: 23535

Re: ThinkPad Drivers Snapshot: just in case Lenovo deletes t

Could you provide some examples of MTMs that are not in the selector? There could be some kind of pattern behind them. Mmmmm....it looks like I was wrong about this. I scraped three machine types during testing (2007, 2008, 2009 - all are T60 or T60p models), and I compared my results against those...
by pkiff
Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:41 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: ThinkPad Drivers Snapshot: just in case Lenovo deletes them
Replies: 82
Views: 23535

Re: ThinkPad Drivers Snapshot: just in case Lenovo deletes t

Unless Lenovo changes its (lack of) mind, you only have 7 more days to do the job... Sorry, can't help you here. My understanding is that the Express site: http://download.lenovo.com/express/ is scheduled to disappear in 7 days, but the data I'm talking about is being scraped from the support1.leno...
by pkiff
Thu Oct 23, 2014 6:56 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: ThinkPad Drivers Snapshot: just in case Lenovo deletes them
Replies: 82
Views: 23535

Re: ThinkPad Drivers Snapshot: just in case Lenovo deletes t

Interesting. So your scraper simply brute forces through [0-9]{4}[0-9a-z]{3}? That's going to take a while indeed. !! Yes, I know! Just now I tried to find a way to at least crawl through the selector. They use some AJAX dark magic to retrieve the category lists like this [...] I started looking in...
by pkiff
Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:37 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: ThinkPad Drivers Snapshot: just in case Lenovo deletes them
Replies: 82
Views: 23535

Re: ThinkPad Drivers Snapshot: just in case Lenovo deletes t

What other assets do people want to preserve? I think it would be nice to preserve the possibility of doing a quick look-up for specifications of legacy machines using only the Machine-Type Model. I've already got a python script almost ready that will help do this, and I started gathering voluntee...
by pkiff
Sat Oct 18, 2014 7:50 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T61.wikispaces.com to be removed
Replies: 9
Views: 4473

Re: T61.wikispaces.com to be removed

Hey Tuus, just catching up with this now. That's great news that the t61 wikispace will be continued - I've certainly found it educational a few times in the past year!

Phil.
by pkiff
Sun Oct 05, 2014 8:32 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: ThinkPad 701c 133MHz AMD - Broken GPU?
Replies: 27
Views: 17181

Re: ThinkPad 701c 133MHz AMD - Broken GPU?

Maybe this has nothing to do with the board, but rather the 64MB memory module. [....] Have you tested with a smaller RAM module, or no module at all? Good catch! I don't believe 64MB modules should be used in a 701C (definitely not officially supported). Even a 32MB module is a bit of a stretch. T...
by pkiff
Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:45 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Anyone still using their vintage Thinkpad?
Replies: 103
Views: 41064

Re: Anyone still using their vintage Thinkpad?

BTW, I've found 3 SDRAM slots in 770X - is 768mb RAM possible on it? 512MB is the limit on that machine, even if you swapped the "inside" stick, the machine is limited to 512MB and one of the RAM sticks will be hidden or disabled when powered on, so it'll be a waste. Saucey is right on that. Folks ...
by pkiff
Fri Sep 19, 2014 10:20 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: X61 with touchpad ... done ** PICS **
Replies: 27
Views: 16157

Re: X61 with touchpad ... done ** PICS **

vavet wrote:The machine is now on sale!
Good luck with the sale! You've done great work on that machine, and if I had any money these days, I'd be bidding on it.
by pkiff
Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:48 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Preserving Type-Model Details: Request for Python Volunteers
Replies: 1
Views: 1974

Preserving Type-Model Details: Request for Python Volunteers

Summary I'm looking for some volunteers familiar with (or at least, not afraid of!) Python to help me compile data from the legacy Lenovo support site before it disappears. Goal The goal is to preserve the Machine Type + Model number + Description details from the http://support1.lenovo.com/ websit...
by pkiff
Tue Sep 09, 2014 11:39 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: ThinkPad 701c 133MHz AMD - Broken GPU?
Replies: 27
Views: 17181

Re: ThinkPad 701c 133MHz AMD - Broken GPU?

But unless someone is familiar with the process or has performed it before, I think the exact specifics are lost. I don't think anyone ever wrote up the procedure in a publicly available forum or on a website anywhere back when they were being done. I'm pretty sure that I searched for that informat...

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