Then tape the contacts to the exposed metal on each side of the replacement battery, such that the bend on each contact gets flattened out.A few years ago I had a 600x which gave a BIOS error on startup which turned out to be 'fan not running'. I imagine it's like a vestige of winding the prop of a plane before starting the engine, but in an electronics age miniature representation.Hi First I have to say I love my xubuntu installation on my old PC.So I thought I would install a version of Linux on an old but very good IBM Thinkpad 600E and I thought it would be easy !!!on a free laptop While IBM series usually follow very close hardware specifications, changing the cpu is not that easy. If you see the POST error in the picture on your IBM Thinkpad 600X's screen, your BIOS battery is probably dead.
Hi everybody recently some friend of mine gave me an old thinkpad 600e, wich uses a PII 300 mobile.Get it and try: if you can get the system to boot, you're a winner. Just wanna make sure there isn't something I need to do before I buy a smaller module. If not, you've just set yourself a few bucks back... I downloaded the hardware manual from lenovo support page, removing the CPU seems a bit tricky, but for 20 € (I'm spanish) you're right it well worth a try. Ive Upgraded My IBM Thinkpad 600E, With No Problems (Except For The Case Is A Pain To Open), Upgraded CPU To An MMC-2 500MHz Pentium III, 512MB Of PC100 SD-RAM, And An 8X DVD-ROM This Laptop Gets Used For Wireless Internet, E-Mail, Mobile DVD, And Light Retro Gaming (Quake II, Unreal, Etc.) And Works Wonderfully Hella-D, How did you upgrade the RAM to 512 MB? Hi, I have had a couple of IBM Think Pad 600E's and I believe they are both LOW-DENSITY ram memory. Does it worth considering all I want to do with it is working with office? Thank you all From my experience with IBM laptops, it is worth a try, but: - first, make yourself comfortable with removing your present CPU: if you can't remove it easily, you won't be able to replace it anyway - check that you won't need any special thermal compound to stick the cooler back on the cpu - ensure that it is a 440BX chipset you have, otherwise getting a 500MHz cpu will be useless (if you have a ZX chip on your granny laptop, you're out) - I would guess that the price of the replacement mmu would be quite small.