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Achieved: My TP A31P 2,6Ghz, 2GB,256GB IDE-SSD alive and kicking

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Achieved: My TP A31P 2,6Ghz, 2GB,256GB IDE-SSD alive and kicking

#1 Post by friedrich-eugen » Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:46 am


I managed to have my "historic" piece of Thinkpad back to life some week ago...
  • It runs Windows 7 SP1, not speedy but properly, just somehow a bit slow, but it works, it is as up to date as possible, it is secure and it allows to get a glimpse of the achievement, that this Laptop was.
    It handles batteries properly, something that disturbed me for quite some time, obviously quite a few board are not fully functional any more.
    I managed to get rid of the driver/system problem "ati3duag.dll".
    I managed to have an larger SSD instead of a IDE drive with the help of an M-SATA to IDE-converter and have the installation (a) transfered and (b) working.
So now it sits literally on a shelf and I do have it boot from time to time, just to see it does work, still. :eek: :oops: :D

PS.: I think I'll be able to restore one completely and another 70%. Anyone interested, PM welcome...
started with IBM-XT(80186) and AST-Ascentias NB (910N) in the 90ties, relying on Thinkpads (770X, A31P, T60-61P Frankenpads) until 2017,
now using TP W530 FHD (i7 Nvida2GB, 32GB, 256GB SSD & 500GB HDD) and X201/X230T (i7 8/16GB/500GB) Windows10 and a small Yoga 3-11(i7/8GB/512GbSSD)

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Re: Achieved: My TP A31P 2,6Ghz, 2GB,256GB IDE-SSD alive and kicking

#2 Post by kfzhu1229 » Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:45 pm

As I said in PM, taking care of its gpu is a good idea.
as for the 70% complete A31p, what is missing from it?
T23 PIII 1.13ghz 1gb W7
2xT43 14.1" 2.26 SXGA+ 2gb 1*fp W10
T530i 15.6" i7 16gb fp W10
Flexview UXGA:
A30p PIII 1.2 1gb W7 (IDTech)
T43p 2.26 2gb fp W10

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