ra`s fnord » Hardware http://ra.fnord.at blog Thu, 20 Sep 2012 12:06:12 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=abc en hourly 1 IBM/Lenovo X60s BIOS upgrade http://ra.fnord.at/2010/08/ibmlenovo-x60s-bios-upgrade-2/ http://ra.fnord.at/2010/08/ibmlenovo-x60s-bios-upgrade-2/#comments Wed, 25 Aug 2010 15:37:41 +0000 ra http://ra.fnord.at/?p=237 The IBM/Lenovo X60s has two Mini-PCI-Express slots: One for a WLAN and the other for WWAN-device.
IBM/Lenovo whitelists some device according to their PCI IDs in the BIOS. So if you want to use a WLAN or WWAN card that has not been “blessed” by IBM/Lenovo you will see the error “1802″ or “1804″, the BIOS will disable the device and it can not be used by the operating system.

Zender” did a lot of work and published information on how to bypass that errors. If you want the direct URL to the BIOS modifications contact me as Zender does not want the URL to be publicly available.

Using his BIOS modification and the instructions on thinkwiki I put together a BIOS update CDROM-ISO to upgrade the BIOS from an external USB-CDROM which I tested on my X60s but it should also work on X60. Two notes: If you already have the latest BIOS version, you have to downgrade the BIOS first and if you have a custom logo you have to remove that (and than apply it again).

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Mindmachine http://ra.fnord.at/2008/11/mindmachine/ http://ra.fnord.at/2008/11/mindmachine/#comments Sat, 01 Nov 2008 16:39:45 +0000 ra http://ra.fnord.at/?p=120 I just created a new tumblelog/soup in which I will document the progress of creating a Sound&Light-Machine with EEG feedback loop (aka Mindmachine). The soup is currently empty but I will feed it within the next weeks with the current status of the project.

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LCD-Display Reinigen http://ra.fnord.at/2007/09/lcd-display-reinigen/ http://ra.fnord.at/2007/09/lcd-display-reinigen/#comments Tue, 18 Sep 2007 19:57:57 +0000 ra https://sunkist.annessi.at/wordpress/2007/09/18/lcd-display-reinigen/ Lt IBM-Handbuch nimmt man dazu am besten eine 1:1-Mischung Wasser:Isopropylalkohol. Funktioniert einwandfrei (auch für die Tasten – da allerdings 1:4)

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Links (: http://ra.fnord.at/2007/03/links/ http://ra.fnord.at/2007/03/links/#comments Wed, 21 Mar 2007 20:09:45 +0000 ra https://sunkist.annessi.at/wordpress/2007/03/21/links/ Kurz und schmerzlos:

“NEO” – ergonomisches Layout auf einer Standard-Tastatur

First phone designed to run OpenMoko.

Keyboard mit LCD Display auf jeder Taste

Die Möglichkeiten von Multi-Touch (Jeff Han)

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0 Db ion cooled computer http://ra.fnord.at/2006/09/0-db-ion-cooled-computer/ http://ra.fnord.at/2006/09/0-db-ion-cooled-computer/#comments Tue, 19 Sep 2006 18:44:54 +0000 ra https://sunkist.annessi.at/wordpress/2006/09/19/0-db-ion-cooled-computer/ A completly silent machine (no moving parts at all!).
Using ion cooling, ram drive, .. see for yourself:
cooled computer

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Watercooled Xbox laptop http://ra.fnord.at/2006/09/watercooled-xbox-laptop/ http://ra.fnord.at/2006/09/watercooled-xbox-laptop/#comments Mon, 11 Sep 2006 17:05:50 +0000 ra https://sunkist.annessi.at/wordpress/2006/09/11/watercooled-xbox-laptop/ Ever wanted a watercooled xbox laptop?
Ben Heckendorn did.
See his documentation including nice photos.

Xbox laptop

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