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T40 hard drive transfer to T43

2008-08-06, 0:33 AM
A couple years ago I got a T40 and bought a new hard drive a Hitachi HTS721010G9AT00 100GB 7200RPM.  My T40 motherboard died, so I looked for a cheap T43 replacement found one and bought it.  Then I started reading about error 2100 reports with other hard drive error problems.  I haven't received my T43 yet, would this hard drive be a problem with the T43?  I thought maybe it would work because it is Hitachi and they took over IBM hard drive stuff . . . Thanks!
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Re: T40 hard drive transfer to T43

2008-08-24, 17:50 PM
I figured it out!  I found an old iso copy of hard drive firmware on another site and then followed the instuctions from that website and it works perfectly now!  :)  I called lenovo tech support but that was pointless, they said they didn't have any access to to old hard drive firmware :P.   They seemed to have no idea how to fix it.  So the information I found is correct, the hard part was trying to trackdown an old enough copy that would work with the instructions that were posted last year.
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Re: T40 hard drive transfer to T43

2008-08-06, 1:06 AM

This drive shouldn't give you a problem in T43. If it does, there's a firmware update that should clear the "2010 error" for Hitachi drives.

 

However, the hardware between T40 and T43 is different enough to call for a re-install of your OS to prevent future BSODs.

 

Hope this helps. 

Cheers,

George




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Re: T40 hard drive transfer to T43

2008-08-06, 1:40 AM

I agree install the drive run the recovery cd's and you should be fine. 

 

Z28

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Re: T40 hard drive transfer to T43

2008-08-22, 0:51 AM

OK I just got the item I won on ebay T43 I put in the disk, got the 2010 error.  Downloaded http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-62282#harddrives burned and it said it was up-to-date, but I still get an error.  I am wondering if these guys used a different program because the instructions don't make sense to me:  http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?t=41901

 

If someone knows of a way to get this $%(# message out at boot-up it would be much appreciated.  Thanks!

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Re: T40 hard drive transfer to T43

2008-08-22, 3:12 AM

One way would be to downgrade the BIOS, I believe that the correct version is 1.03...not sure though...

 

A lot of good info can be found here:

 

http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?t=11059

 

Good luck.

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Re: T40 hard drive transfer to T43

2008-08-24, 17:50 PM
I figured it out!  I found an old iso copy of hard drive firmware on another site and then followed the instuctions from that website and it works perfectly now!  :)  I called lenovo tech support but that was pointless, they said they didn't have any access to to old hard drive firmware :P.   They seemed to have no idea how to fix it.  So the information I found is correct, the hard part was trying to trackdown an old enough copy that would work with the instructions that were posted last year.

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Re: T40 hard drive transfer to T43

2009-05-09, 8:39 AM
Mind sharing the solution?  Links and what you used would be nice haha
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Re: T40 hard drive transfer to T43

2009-12-02, 11:41 AM

The HD transfer should be OK.  YOu may want to back up the HD info though.

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