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by davidspalding
Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:32 am
Forum: ThinkPad X20/X30/X40 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: Battery supplier for X series
Replies: 26
Views: 8408

Re: Battery supplier for X series

I'm interested in a North American source for 6-cell or 9-cell batteries, NIB or NOS, from reputable suppliers or manufacturers.
by davidspalding
Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:10 am
Forum: ThinkPad X20/X30/X40 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: Advice needed on used X31 purchase (was "Need help on...")
Replies: 11
Views: 2170

Re: Advice needed on used X31 purchase (was "Need help on...")

I'm getting the drift ... $125 even without the HDD, though? (Looks at completed eBay auctions.) Hrm, beginning to see the light here.

Also interested in any suggested sources for NIB or NOS 9-cell batteries. Found one on eBay, but not an OEM maker ... a third party. :P
by davidspalding
Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:55 am
Forum: ThinkPad X20/X30/X40 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: want to restore x40 HD but USB ports are dead
Replies: 7
Views: 1985

Re: want to restore x40 HD but USB ports are dead

I'm facing a similar issue, recovering an X31 with a new HDD, with minimal extras. Can I boot from an Ultrabay CD-ROM drive in a Dock II while the X31 is docked? Or wait ... could I plug the new HDD into my T43, do a full system recovery with my T43 recovery discs, then plug the drive into the X31, ...
by davidspalding
Mon Mar 02, 2009 1:58 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X20/X30/X40 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: Advice needed on used X31 purchase (was "Need help on...")
Replies: 11
Views: 2170

Re: Need help on a purchase

Appreciate the feedback, guys, please keep it coming. I was considering offering ... on the low end, as I'm going to have to buy a battery ($40 - $60), and a hard drive ($80 or so?), then do the recovery, which could require a $45(?) set of replacement discs if my T43 discs won't work. My replacemen...
by davidspalding
Fri Feb 27, 2009 6:23 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X20/X30/X40 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: Just got myself an X31, and used the R40's HPA image on it.
Replies: 13
Views: 4245

Re: Just got myself an X31, and used the R40's HPA image on it.

Bumping this thread back to life ... any wagers on if a set of T43 recovery discs would get an X31 to life sufficiently to get online and do System Updates? I'm curious about the HPA backup/restore, too ... just use a tool like Norton Ghost to backup the partition, then Fdisk and restore it onto a n...
by davidspalding
Fri Feb 27, 2009 6:02 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X20/X30/X40 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: Advice needed on used X31 purchase (was "Need help on...")
Replies: 11
Views: 2170

Advice needed on used X31 purchase (was "Need help on...")

Need help here. I've had a T43 (and have wallowed over in the T4x forum) since 2005. Loved the X31s when I was in an IBM lab. Well, a colleague has an X31 (2672-REU) for sale. Upgraded to 1.5 GB RAM, replaced the MiniPCI with a 802.11b/g card from a T40. But it has no HDD, and no recovery discs. Bat...
by davidspalding
Fri Nov 14, 2008 5:27 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: Power Manager ... FN+F3 scheme choice takes forever to come
Replies: 5
Views: 1116

Addendum: I rolled back Access Connections to 3.82. After some adjustment issues, recalling how this version, I'm happy I did. Working quite rapidly. The FN+F5 menu comes up lickety-split.
by davidspalding
Fri Nov 14, 2008 5:24 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Changing Thinkpad / Access IBM / ThinkVantage button action
Replies: 12
Views: 4062

TweakUI rocks. Have been using it since 1995.
by davidspalding
Thu Nov 06, 2008 11:34 am
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: AC 5.0 and 5.2: no reaction to proxy/homepage setup
Replies: 9
Views: 3301

I read of problems elsewhere on the forums for 5.02, so I tried 4.52 last wekend. It was slower and dodgier than 4.12 which I had used for some time. I used the opportunity to roll back to 3.82 (IIRC) which was not only speedier, but I liked the interface appearance. Much faster, laptop happier. Sav...
by davidspalding
Thu Nov 06, 2008 11:06 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Access Connections and using a password to connect ..
Replies: 1
Views: 556

Are you saying you want your WPA key on your Wifi router to be an alphanumeric? I believe WPA/AES and WPA2/AES support this. I have an alphanumeric passphrase on mine. ... Perhaps I don't understand your question. Try the dslreports.com forums for more specific help with setting up networks, most in...
by davidspalding
Thu Nov 06, 2008 11:03 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Changing Thinkpad / Access IBM / ThinkVantage button action
Replies: 12
Views: 4062

I later tried putting the Lock command into the key, with and without quotes, and it also failed. I also tried the path to a shortcut link that performs the function, and it didn't like that, either. Seems that only an EXE without arguments works. :(
by davidspalding
Thu Nov 06, 2008 9:53 am
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: T43: Re-enters hibernation after coming out of hibernation
Replies: 11
Views: 1634

It couldn't be a mouse click in my cases as I was using a configured FN+____ combination. I'm pretty sure it was introduced by the OMega drivers, but might've been another update, as I was updating back then (2006) regularly. I have Power Manager set to do nothing on closing the lid, so no I haven't...
by davidspalding
Tue Nov 04, 2008 10:05 am
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: T43: Re-enters hibernation after coming out of hibernation
Replies: 11
Views: 1634

I had a very similar problem with my T43 putting it into standby or hibernate from a logged in session ... it would power down, but on next "wake" it would "remember" that it was supposed to be hibernating/suspending.

I think it had to do with my using Omega drivers.
by davidspalding
Sat Nov 01, 2008 1:52 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: T42 internet can skype but cannot use browser - please help
Replies: 4
Views: 1970

Sounds like you installed/started using Skype recently? Check proxy settings, either on your Internet Connections, or in IE. Access Connections also has an option to set proxy use on specific connection profiles. Also: is this happening at home, or public wifi hotspots? I don't know the specifics, b...
by davidspalding
Sat Nov 01, 2008 10:07 am
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: Power Manager ... FN+F3 scheme choice takes forever to come
Replies: 5
Views: 1116

IIRC I believe I found that Battery Maximizer was the software that supported T40s, T41s, T42s, and the Power Manager supports T43s. I ran Power Manager on a T41 a couple of jobs ago, and it worked. Edit: OH, I see what you're saying. I didn't find any reference to 1.30b online so I presumed you wer...
by davidspalding
Fri Oct 31, 2008 9:35 am
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: Power Manager ... FN+F3 scheme choice takes forever to come
Replies: 5
Views: 1116

Thanks, I actually found Battery Maximizer 1.38, a later version of what you've got. I've tried that route before (using the T40/41/42 Battery Maximizer software) and it was stable, but lost a couple of features the T43 software supports.
by davidspalding
Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:46 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: Power Manager ... FN+F3 scheme choice takes forever to come
Replies: 5
Views: 1116

Power Manager ... FN+F3 scheme choice takes forever to come

I upgraded my antiqued Power Manager 1.13c to the latest-greatest (1.47? I'm at work and can't recall). The options within Power Manager are great (more extensive options for closed lid), but the FN+F3 option to switch power schemes is taking for-EVER to come up. So long that other programs started ...
by davidspalding
Wed Oct 29, 2008 11:37 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Windows doesn't notice second HDD in ultrabay
Replies: 4
Views: 1026

I also suggest using DISKMGMT.MSC, the Disk Management console to format the partition. Be warned, though, my XP Pro doesn't like to eject a HDD once it's been used ... to stay safe, I have to shut down to EasyEject or Remove Hardware the 2nd HDD. BTW, if your main system partition is running out of...
by davidspalding
Wed Oct 29, 2008 11:06 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: ThinkVantage Software Problems from recent updates
Replies: 4
Views: 1933

I'm at work so I can't confirm the version, but I installed the latest(?) FPR software Sunday, and aside from not liking the new PNG icons (anyone still have the old ones, the 2D graphics vice the photo of a finger?), I found last night that once I'd signed in with my fingerprint, when I use the FP ...
by davidspalding
Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:17 pm
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: Boot time of WinXP Pro. on T43p
Replies: 15
Views: 3301

That's a feature of Vista, isn't it?
by davidspalding
Mon Oct 27, 2008 2:09 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: Selling T43p -- how to wipe C:\ but keep recovery partition?
Replies: 5
Views: 1062

Google for something called a "wipe disk" utility, Norton Utilities used to have a superb one (worked from a bootable floppy, even). You simply need something that overwrites the unused space with 1's, then 0's, then 1's.
by davidspalding
Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:12 am
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: Boot time of WinXP Pro. on T43p
Replies: 15
Views: 3301

One minute from power-on to ready-to-rumble? Count your blessings. My system, with all the Thinkpad utilities, takes 2 minutes or more. I've tried to uninstall AC before, but couldn't figure out how to retain the FN+F5 hotkey to control the radios (Wifi + Bluetooth). BUT I can tell you to de-select ...
by davidspalding
Mon Oct 27, 2008 10:11 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: ThinkVantage Software Problems from recent updates
Replies: 4
Views: 1933

It doesn't help you much now, but something I've done is ensure that I have a networked storage drive cache of all the previous updates that have been downloaded to my system. (No joke, I've got about 5-6 separate versions of Access Connections stored up.) They can usually be found hiding in c:\driv...
by davidspalding
Mon Oct 27, 2008 8:56 am
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: What's a good ThinkPad mouse? Anyone using Bluetooth?
Replies: 24
Views: 5459

I neglected to point out (it's not exactly a portable mouse), but I've used a Wacom Bluetooth 6x8 Tablet (which comes with a mouse) for a couple of years. Mostly for art work (Photoshop, graphics), but it also comes in hand for living room use. With an onscreen keyboard, I can control the laptop on ...
by davidspalding
Mon Oct 27, 2008 8:52 am
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: Best way to connect T4x to Lcd TV
Replies: 11
Views: 2203

From time to time, I connect my T43 to a 30" Philips HDTV from a Port replicator via DVI-HDMI cable ... it's not great, but I can watch instant-view movies from Netflix like that.
by davidspalding
Mon Oct 27, 2008 8:49 am
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: Selling T43p -- how to wipe C:\ but keep recovery partition?
Replies: 5
Views: 1062

Why not restore it to the factory-shipped image....? You'll be overwriting the disk (some of it), and you can use third party programs to zero out the blank areas.
by davidspalding
Sat Oct 25, 2008 4:15 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Did Lenovo Update, Access Connections Errors Now
Replies: 14
Views: 4549

Where did you find 4.52 for Vista? ... 8. Scroll down the page or use your browser's find in page search feature to find "Previous version release". 9. Click on the link "Access Connection version 4.52". Hopefully you'll have the same steps as I outlined above. I don't know if Lenovo has their site...
by davidspalding
Sat Oct 25, 2008 1:40 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: IBM Docking Station problem - please help
Replies: 6
Views: 1843

Dock II's are inexpensive? (Checks eBay, sees all the low double-digit "Buy it now" prices.) :oops: I bought mine in 2005 at $199 or so (EPP pricing).

If indeed you have a Dock II, then a power problem would likely be exhibited by the internal (dock) fan not running. Just a guess...
by davidspalding
Sat Oct 25, 2008 1:29 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Changing Thinkpad / Access IBM / ThinkVantage button action
Replies: 12
Views: 4062

... edit: There's this program: http://www.schlackman.org/programs/thinkpad.html but I'd like to know if there's a way to do this from directly within Regedit. I was about to dismiss this software as unnecessary until I read that it'll map the "blue button" to the Windows key ... VERY handy if you ...
by davidspalding
Sat Oct 25, 2008 12:58 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Dual display monitors with Adv. Minidock
Replies: 2
Views: 857

I've found that Presentation Director is flakey in setting monitor arrangements. I've saved profiles which worked fine for a week with a DVI-connected 21" Samsung LCD and a VGA-connected 17" Sony Trinitron, then refused to apply the profile complaining that refresh rates or resolutions weren't suppo...

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