Clevo D900T Guide - Page 2
Anyone have a dead d900t around that they could locate the Embedded Controller chip on? I believe it'll be something like: Hitachi H8/S-2111, but need confirmation. This is for my coreboot+d900t project: http://pat.erley.org/Other/D900TCoreboot
The answer was: H8/S-2140BV, for anyone who might stumble upon this searching. I've updated my Coreboot page with all of the information I know, to date.
Thanks for this thread!
I have had a barebones D900T lying around dead for years ever since it finally melted (almost literally - I ended up taking most of the plates off the bottom and blasting air upwards with a 30cm pedastal fan). This was around the time when I shoved the first release of Vista on it the moment it came out on MSDN. Too soon... lots of grief... very very sad . Service pack too far away.
It has taken 'til now for me to recover from the trauma - complete denial. So when I stumbled across this thread somehow today I was inspired and exhumed it.
Man! I had forgotten the awesome-ness of the machine! No alienware for me - just a 1 tonne solid chunk of silver brushed alloy metal with a plaque:
I can't even remember what all the problems were. Maybe they have gone away. That's how optimistic I am. I've already ordered a new AC adapter. I will put some skateboard wheels on it and train-surf it to work. This thing will dominate again.
OK! The power supply arrived and bingo... the D900T booted up straight away. Vista Ultimate woo-hoo. I have it in my office today and there is a steady trickle of folk coming in to look at it.
This thing still never fails to impress. "Pick it up - feel the weight" I say. I forgot to warn about the OH&S considerations though so there will be a minor epidemic of sore backs no doubt.
3.4GHz (I must've cheaped out not the 3.6 version) - a bit light on RAM though. I have this awful feeling or recovered memory it's RD RAM though uh-oh. I hope I'm wrong - will check -
Nope DDR II - there is still a lot more hope - I would not have liked to investigate what sourcing RD RAM would have entailed or cost... not at all.
EDIT: woops it's over-heated. Nothing a good blast from a constantly on pedestal fan won't fix. Or I could position it over those amusing grates that blast air upwards at amusement parks to make sure Marilyn Monroe has to keep her hands on her skirt. You'd be on the sex-offenders list if you suggested building something like that these days. tch-tch.
Edited by helcyon - 6/21/11 at 6:19pm
Had a D900T since 2005, supplied by Mega-Shop's Zürich store (Schweiz) as Mega Line Giant Xpress. Originally XP Professional German. When changed to XP English & SP3 first installed caused Blue Screen of Death. Seemed to be some driver problem. Reinstalled XP English without SP3 and all OK. When in UK had probs with Raid as reported in some reviews & replacement disk fitted by local repair shop. They reinstalled SP3 without asking and from then on non-stop probs culminating in Bluescreen, which can't get out of without boot floppy. They said m/b problem, you can't get a new m/b, how about a nice Acer instead, sir? Took to UK Clevo agents in West Drayton Nov 2010 (Golden Star). They installed new Sata 250MB drive & reinstalled XP English without SP3. Works a treat. Created boot floppy for XP reinstall in case SP3 visits again.