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by Eto
Wed Jul 16, 2014 2:45 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R400/R500 Series
Topic: R500 USB ports dropping like flies!
Replies: 13
Views: 19214

Re: R500 USB ports dropping like flies!

Even with solder wick or a solder sucker, the solder was hard to remove? hmmmm

I saw the replacement USB ports on ebay and it's only the pair you can replace!

anyway thanks for reply1

pclaptop
by Eto
Wed Jul 16, 2014 2:20 am
Forum: ThinkPad R400/R500 Series
Topic: R500 USB ports dropping like flies!
Replies: 13
Views: 19214

Re: R500 USB ports dropping like flies!

Thanks for the reply saucy, I googled " thinkpad r500 USB ports broken " and oh my god, this problem is more than JUST a little common, it's rampant across nine or ten different models( that I counted )! I've seen some really sh!tty replies from Lenovo about this problem, mainly accusing the end use...
by Eto
Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:41 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: T400: broken plastic in USB port?
Replies: 5
Views: 4914

Re: T400: broken plastic in USB port?

ok so what is the fix? replace motherboard? replace USB sockets? Dump thinkpad all together for having [censored] USB connectors?

what has everyone/anyone done to solve this?

thanks eto
by Eto
Tue Jul 15, 2014 4:48 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R400/R500 Series
Topic: R500 USB ports dropping like flies!
Replies: 13
Views: 19214

R500 USB ports dropping like flies!

I'm down to my last USB port!

The internal plastic tab(s) on 2 of my 3 ports have broken off and the metal contacts and are bent down! Luckily they are not shorted!

What is the best fix for this? are they a b!tch to replace ?

thanks eto
by Eto
Sun May 25, 2014 5:04 pm
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: Can't install Windows XP 64 bit OS
Replies: 6
Views: 18575

Re: Can't install Windows XP 64 bit OS

I read a reply elsewhere that XP 64 bit drivers are hard to come by!

Indeed is that the case with this R500?
by Eto
Sun May 25, 2014 3:41 pm
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: Can't install Windows XP 64 bit OS
Replies: 6
Views: 18575

Re: Can't install Windows XP 64 bit OS

thanks Neil, I looked for the " No writing to boot sector " anti virus option that a lot of bios'es have and didn't see the compatibility option but i'll look again. I looked at the link you posted and they list quite a few possibilities, mit seems as though i will try to reformat/partition the driv...
by Eto
Sun May 25, 2014 2:31 pm
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: Can't install Windows XP 64 bit OS
Replies: 6
Views: 18575

Can't install Windows XP 64 bit OS

I trying to install Windows XP 64 bit OS on to my Lenovo R500 laptop. I have Intel core 2 P8600 processor (64 bit cpu) and 4 gb of ram. I have a 500 gb hadrdrive and am currently running Windows 7 Ultimate. The installation starts as usual loading all of the drivers and files and when the bottom of ...
by Eto
Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:50 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Can't bridge tethered Huawei Ascend M860 out of Win 7 laptop
Replies: 1
Views: 4782

Additional Info . . .

Why does windows call this a modem connection? It utilizes a USB port where other internet LAN devices are configured to use an internet connection source! Or is this " Modem " classification set by the PdaNet software ? There's no " dialup " involved, there's no " modem-negotiations " provided and ...
by Eto
Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:47 am
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Can't bridge tethered Huawei Ascend M860 out of Win 7 laptop
Replies: 1
Views: 4782

Can't bridge tethered Huawei Ascend M860 out of Win 7 laptop

I am using PdaNet to tether my Huawei Ascend M860 to my Lenovo R500 laptop. That internet connection works fine and is labeled in network connections as " PdaNet Modem ". I am trying to bridge that connection out, by way of the LAN ethernet port. The " Bridge Connections " option is not available wh...
by Eto
Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:27 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: T500 2089-2KU and 4/8 gb ram
Replies: 1
Views: 1007

T500 2089-2KU and 4/8 gb ram

The spec sheet for this model stipulates 4gb ram maximum. hxxp://www.cnet.com/laptops/lenovo-thinkpad-t500-2089/4507-3121_7-33229648.html Yet on ebay I see alot of vendors selling 8gb (2 x 4gb) for this T500. hxxp://www.ebay.com/itm/8GB-2X4GB-MEMORY-FOR-LENOVO-THINKPAD-T500-2055-2056-2082-2087-2088-...
by Eto
Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:18 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: What is "windows installer cannot be accessed"
Replies: 1
Views: 2466

What is "windows installer cannot be accessed"

I tried to install Roxio creator 2012 pro onto win 7 ult and this is the message i get . . . . "Windows installer cannot be accessed" I googled the above question and it seems as though this is a major problem with ALOT of programs when installing to Windows 7. I've tried a number of solutions the m...
by Eto
Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: t43 power manager problems
Replies: 1
Views: 1609

Re: t43 power manager problems

After googling my problem and going a few other places most hits are people in the same boat with no solutions or the same attempts with no success!m and reload i.e. 1) remove other/older battery manager type proggies 2) remove current program and reload fresh 30 reformat drive and start COMPLETELY ...
by Eto
Fri Oct 12, 2012 2:29 am
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: t43 power manager problems
Replies: 1
Views: 1609

t43 power manager problems

I had the basic power mgr program ( ibmpmsvc.exe~ ibm max miser ) program running (the little upright blue battery icon) and upgraded(d/led)/installed the enhanced version, pwmeui.exe~g6u709ww.exe (the lime green sideways battery ). This enhanced version either will not start at all ( i get a dll er...
by Eto
Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: What are the different memory types?
Replies: 4
Views: 1474

Re: What are the different memory types?

thanks realblackstuff
by Eto
Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:55 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: What are the different memory types?
Replies: 4
Views: 1474

Re: What are the different memory types?

ah so grasshopper is enlightened

so basically they are listing the type of thinkpad T43 that the memory came from correct?

thanks Neil
by Eto
Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:36 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: What are the different memory types?
Replies: 4
Views: 1474

What are the different memory types?

I was searching for extra memory on Ebay and found these one gig modules . What do the different types mean? thanks eto c/p from ebay 1GB Module DDR2 MEMORY FOR IBM ThinkPad T43 Series (Type 1871) 1GB Module DDR2 MEMORY FOR IBM ThinkPad T43 Series (Type 1875) 1GB Module DDR2 MEMORY FOR IBM ThinkPad ...
by Eto
Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:42 am
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: Internet bridging out of my Laptop
Replies: 4
Views: 1117

Re: Internet bridging out of my Laptop

thanks rbs

that looks like win 7 do you have a link for XP Pro?

If I update my ram I can go with win 7 but with just 1gig i think xp is better for now
by Eto
Fri Apr 13, 2012 6:57 am
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: Internet bridging out of my Laptop
Replies: 4
Views: 1117

Internet bridging out of my Laptop

I'm trying to bridge my wireless internet out of my IBM T43 think pad to the ethernet port so I can feed another device that needs access to the internet. When I go to network connections, I have two devices, WIRELESS and LOCAL CONNECTION. When i right click on either and choose "Bridge Connections"...
by Eto
Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:48 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: T43 HDD,Ram,DVD-RW, 9Cell Bat, Red Button, Caddy
Replies: 6
Views: 2009

Re: WTB: T43 HDD,Ram,DVD-RW, 9Cell Bat, Red Button, Caddy

ok for all you guys helping me upgrade there seems to be an issue with what type of HDD i got and what the CD/dvd bay type is? I assume thats where the " ultrabay slim/2000 " caddy I want is going? Correct me if I'm lost in the T43 architecture, 8^( the HDD is DEFINETLY PATA ! how do I tell if I've ...
by Eto
Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:02 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: T43 HDD,Ram,DVD-RW, 9Cell Bat, Red Button, Caddy
Replies: 6
Views: 2009

WTB: T43 HDD,Ram,DVD-RW, 9Cell Bat, Red Button, Caddy

OK, I'm looking to upgrade my T43 1872 J13. 1) 100GB 7200rpm or 160GB 5400rpm new or barely used 2) 2qty 1gb ddr2 pc 5300 ram modules 3) DVD-RW unit for this model new if possible 4) 9 cell 6600mah battery new 5) Red Trackpoint Button(s) 6) 2nd HDD caddy items Is there anyone who has most (hopefully...
by Eto
Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:57 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Parts wanted: Laundry list for T43
Replies: 6
Views: 1107

Re: Laundry list for T43

If you are interested I have 2x1GB PC5300 sodimms I can let go for $22 shipped. I also have a Hitachi 60GB 7200rpm PATA drive left over. I wasn't planning to get rid of it but if you make me an offer I can't refuse I just might do that. :) the ram sounds good but i got a 60 gig now and its almost f...
by Eto
Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Parts wanted: Laundry list for T43
Replies: 6
Views: 1107

Re: Laundry list for T43

I see albrightsville is only 90 miles away, and just to let you know, a Linda Keurth(the current champion last i was there) ate 11 1/2 complete cheese steaks in 1/2 hour. So Jim's can handle the load, question is I guess will my ATM card ! 8^)

Saw a few others from close by as well!
by Eto
Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Parts wanted: Laundry list for T43
Replies: 6
Views: 1107

Re: Laundry list for T43

thanks AGAIN ajkula66,

for all you guys here helping me keep my T43 alive there will be cheese steaks on me at "Jim's Steaks" on south st Phila!

http://www.jimssteaks.com/SouthStreet.html
by Eto
Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:44 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Parts wanted: Laundry list for T43
Replies: 6
Views: 1107

Parts wanted: Laundry list for T43

I have a few upgrades I'd like to do on a T43 1872 J13.

HD drive 160gb or better 7200rpm?

DVD RW

Ram memory from 1 gb (2 512's) to 2gb

9 cell battery new if possible

The little RED button that goes into the middle of the KB1

and one of those PATA HD drive caddys that goes into the CD/DVD slot
by Eto
Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: upgrade hard drive on T43
Replies: 12
Views: 5042

Re: upgrade hard drive on T43

thanks realblack, countessjaye and ajkula I'll probably go this route . . . . in plain English, if you're afraid of flashing the BIOS with the modded one, use *any* 9.5 mm/2.5" PATA laptop drive and ignore the warning. It's really that simple. . . as I could not find the BIOS download file, unless o...
by Eto
Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:07 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: rejuvenate laptop battery?
Replies: 3
Views: 1697

Re: rejuvenate laptop battery?

thanks neil, will do on the "marketplace
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by Eto
Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:52 am
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: rejuvenate laptop battery?
Replies: 3
Views: 1697

rejuvenate laptop battery?

I had a 6 cell (t43 1872 j13) that was the original and now is only good for 1h30m! i tried the rejuvenate from "powermanager" and now it's down to 40+ min! what happened? and does that rejuvenate really work? thanks eto is there any program that will bring some life back to these batteries? or is i...
by Eto
Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:47 am
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: upgrade hard drive on T43
Replies: 12
Views: 5042

Re: upgrade hard drive on T43

RealBlackStuff wrote:Max. RAM is 2 x 1GB (DDR2-PC4200 or DDR2-PC5300), both sticks preferably (but not req'd) from the same brand.
PATA is NOT the same as SATA.
Your laptop requires PATA.

thanks rbs

(apprentice serious thinkpadder)

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