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X61 Botched Middleton

#1 Post by Geartooth » Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:26 am

So I managed to mess up my Middleton flash. Great. It still 1-3-3-1s, and does a Fan Spin without Screen output. How am I supposed to fix this, without a RasPi or similar? Yes, I have tried unplugging CMOS and waiting it out.
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Re: X61 Botched Middleton

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:41 am

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Re: X61 Botched Middleton

#3 Post by Geartooth » Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:05 am

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:41 am
Wincrisis comes to mind: https://www.bios-mods.com/forum/Thread- ... -IMPORTANT
Not very effective- No disk indicator on my USB, but the fan has started spinning up- What now?
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Re: X61 Botched Middleton

#4 Post by RealBlackStuff » Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:23 am

Maybe try running it again?
I assume you ran the M-update from a CD and not from within Windows?

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Re: X61 Botched Middleton

#5 Post by Geartooth » Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:28 pm

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:23 am
Maybe try running it again?
I assume you ran the M-update from a CD and not from within Windows?
Ran it from Windows 7. Was way too tired to deal with this. I'm looking at just buying a new board at this point.
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Re: X61 Botched Middleton

#6 Post by RealBlackStuff » Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:54 am

FYI: M's BIOS can only run in 32-bit Windows, NOT in 64-bit.
But it's much better to run it from a self-booting CD.
The .ISO is included in the download.

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Re: X61 Botched Middleton

#7 Post by madicetea » Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:15 am

Geartooth wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:28 pm
RealBlackStuff wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:23 am
Maybe try running it again?
I assume you ran the M-update from a CD and not from within Windows?
Ran it from Windows 7. Was way too tired to deal with this. I'm looking at just buying a new board at this point.
Update requested.
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Re: X61 Botched Middleton

#8 Post by Geartooth » Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:34 am

madicetea wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:15 am
Geartooth wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:28 pm


Ran it from Windows 7. Was way too tired to deal with this. I'm looking at just buying a new board at this point.
Update requested.
Managed to unbrick it by letting it sit in a Closet for a Week or so with no CMOS. This was only realized AFTER I ordered a new Board. Now I have 2 Boards just sitting around, thanks to me somehow [censored] up the Screen, and I've largely given up.
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Re: X61 Botched Middleton

#9 Post by pm23885 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:19 am

Geartooth wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:34 am
madicetea wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:15 am


Update requested.
Managed to unbrick it by letting it sit in a Closet for a Week or so with no CMOS. This was only realized AFTER I ordered a new Board. Now I have 2 Boards just sitting around, thanks to me somehow [censored] up the Screen, and I've largely given up.
Time to order a busted T61 :D
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Re: X61 Botched Middleton

#10 Post by madicetea » Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:24 pm

pm23885 wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:19 am
Geartooth wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:34 am


Managed to unbrick it by letting it sit in a Closet for a Week or so with no CMOS. This was only realized AFTER I ordered a new Board. Now I have 2 Boards just sitting around, thanks to me somehow [censored] up the Screen, and I've largely given up.
Time to order a busted T61 :D
I still have my busted x61 with T7500 that I don't really want. Only needs screws.

Want to give it a try Geartooth?
Greetings from Tokyo,
MadIceTea
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Daily Driver Thinkpads: X250 16gb, X61 T9300 SXGA+
Under Construction: PC110
Occasional Use: x2001 AFFS i5-530 (in my lab) , piano black s30
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Re: X61 Botched Middleton

#11 Post by Geartooth » Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:24 am

madicetea wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:24 pm
pm23885 wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:19 am


Time to order a busted T61 :D
I still have my busted x61 with T7500 that I don't really want. Only needs screws.

Want to give it a try Geartooth?
Nah, I'm largely done with messing around with -6x as a Whole. As much as I love them they aren't great Daily Drivers, and I'm trying to use my Neglected Xiaomi Book More.
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Re: X61 Botched Middleton

#12 Post by madicetea » Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:26 am

Geartooth wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:24 am
madicetea wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:24 pm


I still have my busted x61 with T7500 that I don't really want. Only needs screws.

Want to give it a try Geartooth?
Nah, I'm largely done with messing around with -6x as a Whole. As much as I love them they aren't great Daily Drivers, and I'm trying to use my Neglected Xiaomi Book More.
Fair enough. Now that I have my 3 drive and 10 hrs battery X250 (I seem to max out everything), my X61 (also maxxed) lives a quiet life as my room desktop computer on top of my only Data CD/DVD read/writer.

I think this year will be much quieter than last year was.
Greetings from Tokyo,
MadIceTea
, IBM Thinkpad Enthusiast

Daily Driver Thinkpads: X250 16gb, X61 T9300 SXGA+
Under Construction: PC110
Occasional Use: x2001 AFFS i5-530 (in my lab) , piano black s30
For Sale: X250 WXGA LCD w/ Lid; some batteries

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