Author Topic: Back to the Future: IBM Thinkpad Transnote -> IBM Thinkpad Transwarpnote  (Read 4222 times)

Sigurd Fastenrath

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For those interested in:

I am working on a "new" Hardwareproject: by accident I was able to get an IBM Thinkpad Transnote via ebay USA from 2001. It was clear for me from the beginning just as I was realizing that such Hardware existed: That's something to be "Transwarped"  ;)

So I already made some efforts to restore it, replaced the CMOS battery and things like that. If you are interested in, here is the Link to the Forum where I published my progress:

http://translate.google.de/translate?sl=de&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=de&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fthinkpad-forum.de%2Fthreads%2F166112-IBM-Transnote-In-Action!

I guess - as it is Hardware from IBM - maybe some of you have been using it in the past?!

I am really looking forward to see where OS/2 Merlin will lead me with this hardware....  ::)



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Re: Back to the Future: IBM Thinkpad Transnote -> IBM Thinkpad Transwarpnote
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2013, 02:24:51 am »
Nice.

Long time ago I saw one here in Ecuador, too bad I was never able to put my hands on it. At that time it was one of the coolest Thinkpad.

Let us known how your tests go with that laptop.

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Re: Back to the Future: IBM Thinkpad Transnote -> IBM Thinkpad Transwarpnote
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2013, 09:27:13 pm »
The un-official Transnote site.  8)
http://www.transnote.info/
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Re: Back to the Future: IBM Thinkpad Transnote -> IBM Thinkpad Transwarpnote
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2013, 04:36:03 pm »
I used to have one when I was in Sales back in the day. I was in a car wreck and it was sitting on the passenger seat in it's bag. Unfortunately, it was hurled into the dashboard at a high rate of speed in my Ford Taurus wagon (old lady ran a red light). It was replaced with an X30. I loved that thing but if I recall correctly, the handwriting recognition was a little annoying. But at least my customers thought I was cool  ;D

http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Category:TransNote
« Last Edit: November 07, 2013, 04:38:31 pm by jdeb »

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Back to the Future: IBM Thinkpad Transnote -> IBM Thinkpad Transwarpnote
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2013, 04:45:42 pm »
So, it is up and running  ::)

I do have changed both BIOS Batteries and everything is working fine with Windows XP and ALL hardware now - so including the Ink Manager Pro Software, the Pen, Touch, writting.... really great!

And yes, my pimped up eCs 2.1 is working really great as well! I was able to support almost all Hardware with OS/2 and eCS Drivers like

- IRDA (!)
- Modem (!)
- PCMCIA (!)
- LAN
- USB
- Sound
- SNAP Grafic

-> except of the Pen, Touch and Writting Ability everything seems to work great and is supported - and it makes some fun on the SSD  ::)

Well, I think I have to test PEN for OS/2 as well and may ask Wim for help, but it is enough for now  ;)

Have fun!

P.S.: May be also shown in Cologne!