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OLD IBM BIOS

#1 Post by jn330 » Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:52 pm

Hello! This is my first post. I've been a ThinkPad fan since I was a teenager, my first laptop was a 1994 era black and white ThinkPad (don't remember the model) that ran OS/2. Since then I've had a T, X and currently an Anniversary 25. One thing I remember about the old ThinkPad was the bios with the flapping duck. Does anyone know what the last line was that included that BIOS?

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Re: OLD IBM BIOS

#2 Post by theterminator93 » Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:25 pm

Welcome from a bit to the northwest. :)

I know my 600 has that GUI style BIOS as do all my old 7xx and 3xx systems from the mid-late 90s. So my guess is once they introduced the T/X series lines in the early 2000s, they switched to a more traditional BIOS. I'm sure someone here will have more (or corrected) info...
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Re: OLD IBM BIOS

#3 Post by cadillacmike68 » Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:31 pm

My 760 and 600 and 600X all have that style BIOS. My T21 & later do not.
600, 600X
760LD FUBARd
T21 2647 T22 2647 1@ 1GHz SXGA+ 4 more; T23 2647 1@ 1.2GHz SXGA+ 3 more
T30 2366-88U 2GHz; 2366-83U 1.8G; 5@ 2366-LU0/66U; 2367-KU6 FUBARd
T41 T42 T43
T61 8897 2.4GHz SXGA+; 8898 2.4Ghz; 6463 2@ WSXGA+; 7658 2.5GHz; T61p; 6 more T61s
T500 2
T530 W530

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Re: OLD IBM BIOS

#4 Post by kfzhu1229 » Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:49 am

Pretty sure the last ones to include are the 600X and the 770Z. The 390 series, i series and 240 series do not, nor do anything after including all of the series that started with a letter (post 2000 lineup restructuring)
Dell Lat CP MMX-233 64mb 40gb W2k
600 PII-266 416mb 40gb WXP
T23 PIII 1.13ghz 1gb W7
Lat D830 X9000 8gb 160gb WUXGA Ultrasharp fp W10
T530i 15.6" i7 16gb fp W10
UXGA:
A30p PIII 1.2 1gb W7 (IDTech)
T43p 2.26 2gb fp W10 (Sharp)
Lat C840 P4-2.5 2gb 60gb W7 (Ultrasharp)

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