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by Lomax
Fri Dec 09, 2005 9:56 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 600X - Buying new harddrive
Replies: 3
Views: 1228

Thanks for the reply, was surprised to hear it's only UDMA-33! Now I'm thinking I might go for a 5400RPM drive with 8Mb cache as they're A LOT cheaper per Gb. They're also likely to draw less power, generate less heat and less noise and maybe even last longer? I've so far gone through 3 drives in my...
by Lomax
Fri Dec 09, 2005 8:01 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 600X - Buying new harddrive
Replies: 3
Views: 1228

600X - Buying new harddrive

I was planning on getting a new harddrive for my 600X but as I was looking at the speedier new 7200RPM drives I realised I had no clue whether the 600X could actually make use of the extra speed. I went to the IBM specs to find out and searched here in the forum but haven't been able to determine th...
by Lomax
Wed Nov 30, 2005 7:47 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Dead 770X
Replies: 6
Views: 1682

I bought this machine as dead (£35) as it had the 1280x1024 13.7" screen (and 8Mb graphics card). The only thing I know was that the previous owner had tested it with a power supply known to be working only to find it dead. I suppose it is not impossible that that power supply was incorrect and actu...
by Lomax
Wed Nov 30, 2005 1:36 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Dead 770X
Replies: 6
Views: 1682

What a nightmare the 770 is to open up compared to the 600 series! I have now removed 30 odd screws, 8 sub-assemblies (including the screen) and finally got to the DC-DC card. Thank god for the HMM, re-assembly would be tricky otherwise... Looking at the DC-DC card it has no less than 12 fuses (FU1-...
by Lomax
Wed Nov 30, 2005 10:04 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Dead 770X
Replies: 6
Views: 1682

Is this a common fault on the 770 series?

Lomax
by Lomax
Tue Nov 29, 2005 9:18 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Dead 770X
Replies: 6
Views: 1682

Dead 770X

I have a completely dead 770X, no lights, no boot, nothing. Any clues what is the most liekly cause? Power supply is fine, works in other machines.

Lomax
by Lomax
Mon Nov 28, 2005 9:58 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: The official 770 Upgrade and general information Topic
Replies: 105
Views: 151556

Maybe not so stupid after all, it seems some people have been lucky with this type fo mod on MMC-2 PIIs!!!

http://www.wimsbios.com/phpBB2/viewtopi ... t=45#29302

Lomax
by Lomax
Mon Nov 28, 2005 9:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: The official 770 Upgrade and general information Topic
Replies: 105
Views: 151556

Just realised how stupid my previous post is, of course a 400Mhz PII won't run at 600Mhz - that is way too much overclocking! Doh! Ah well... :oops: Lomax Edit: Just found the MMC-2 datasheet which contains pin assignments and other in-depth info about the MMC-2 processors. PII: ftp://download.intel...
by Lomax
Mon Nov 28, 2005 8:36 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: The official 770 Upgrade and general information Topic
Replies: 105
Views: 151556

66Mhz -> 100Mhz FSB?

Hi all, Just found this (rather old) article on Tom's Hardware which talks about a simple way to change the FSB on PII processors in 440BX motherboards. Got interested as both the 770X/Z have 440BX chipset. Unfortunately the article only refers to Slot-1 PIIs but I assume what they're saying is vali...
by Lomax
Tue Nov 22, 2005 7:51 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Docking stations galore!
Replies: 3
Views: 1472

After some more research I'm considering buying a Matrox G450 PCI. After all, Matrox cards are renowned for their stability and compatibility. Any thoughts?

http://www.kvmsystems.co.uk/kvm/store/c ... d=&m_id=14

Lomax
by Lomax
Tue Nov 22, 2005 5:52 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Docking stations galore!
Replies: 3
Views: 1472

Docking stations galore!

Just thought the group might want to know that someone (not me) is flogging a whole bunch (40+) of Selectadock IIIs on eBay UK. I bought one for £6 +postage and was surprised to find it was a brand new, unopened and still boxed unit! Here's the link: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/IBM-SELECTADOCK-3-part-code...
by Lomax
Fri Nov 18, 2005 12:50 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: MiniPCI WiFi
Replies: 2
Views: 1148

MiniPCI WiFi

Hi everyone, Just wanted to pick your brains on this, I'm considering replacing the internal modem in my 600X with a WiFi card but I'm not sure which model/manufacturer would be the best choice. Do I need to use an IBM one or does the machine support cards from other manufacturers as well? And what ...
by Lomax
Tue Nov 15, 2005 1:16 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Blank Screen
Replies: 2
Views: 1117

I'm afraid you will need to read the sticky at the top of the forum about replacing the CCFL lamp in your LCD panel.

Lomax
by Lomax
Tue Nov 15, 2005 1:03 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 600x - Why not 1280x1024 @ 16-bits
Replies: 3
Views: 1383

Thanks for the info whizkid, I take it it would be impossible to increase the memory bandwidth? On another note, I have managed to get TV out to work but only after forcing an install of the IBM drivers (v5.39) in stead of the autodetected Windows 2000 drivers. I did this by locating all .inf files ...
by Lomax
Mon Nov 07, 2005 10:21 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 600x - Why not 1280x1024 @ 16-bits
Replies: 3
Views: 1383

600x - Why not 1280x1024 @ 16-bits

If I understand things corretly you need 4Mb of video RAM to get 1280x1024 with 64k colours but despite the 600x having 4Mb of video RAM it is not possible to run an external monitor at this resolution. When I try to change to 1280x1024 colour depth drops down to 256 colours. I know that the spec fo...
by Lomax
Tue Nov 01, 2005 3:47 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Battery: buy, send to be rebuilt, other?
Replies: 6
Views: 2284

Haven't bought any yet but CMP Batteries (China) sell new batteries (own manufacture) for many different laptop models at very good prices on eBay. I have been in contact with them via email and both they and their products seem perfectly genuine. Oh, and the 600/E/X batteries are actually 4200mAh, ...
by Lomax
Tue Nov 01, 2005 1:46 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Tutorial for Replacing CCFL Backlight on Thinkpad 600s
Replies: 21
Views: 55909

I have just successfully replaced the backlight in my 600X with a LG LP133X5 LCD panel. The matching tube from lcdpart was MS20205 (not MS20275 as stated on their website). Upon opening the panel to perform the replacement I discovered that the failed backlight probably wasn't caused by a faulty tub...

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