Lenovo G580
Core i3
Solar powered laptop project

First posted
Monday February 11, 2013 05:57
Thursday April 18, 2013 20:16

Windows 8 to XP installation on Lenovo G580 Windows laptop with hard disk replacement tutorial.

G580 is connected to Internet through Ethernet and wireless.

Office Depot Renaissance technical support got the G580 LAN, wireless, and even audio drivers working. Audio and pics

http://www.prosefights.org/lenovog580/issues.htm. Audio and pics.

International Business Machines Corp. IBM -1.20%is looking to part ways with the servers that have powered much of the Internet. The company is in advanced discussions to sell its so-called x86 server business to China's Lenovo Group Ltd., 0992.HK +3.57%people familiar with the matter said.  

ipconfig test on Windows 8 apprehended


Friday February 15, 2013 07:47

Interrupt handler writing for 8051 family and PCs for 33 years is one of bill's areas of expertise.

DOS interrupt handler writing at Sandia Labs in about 1981 was start.

Windows 3.11 for workgroups interrupt handles was first Windows work. The followed 95 and and 98.

Lenovo G580 running Windows 8 on table.

Windows 2000 device driver PC seen in left foreground.

Two disks contain 2000. One is primary drive the other secondary.

Reason is that when driver under development crashed 2000, then the secondary was used to try to fix 2000 and the primary.

Disk on table contains Windows 98.

Bill was beta tester for Compuware DriverStudio.

Helping to debug DriverStudio 2000 interrupt handler earned bill a Tee shirt.

is a more valuable diploma than a PhD from Purdue in terms of getting work.

$9,000/mo plus expenses received for driver writing work on last job before retirement in 2002.

Direct port access was possible with DOS through Windows 98 from an application.

Windows 2000 permitted port access only through a ring 0 code. An app runs at ring 3.

Issuing a IN or OUT from ring 3 causes 2000 to close the application window with no error message.

Window XP driver examination resulted from a Canon PowerShot SX160 IS driver software crashing Microsoft's camera and scanner wizard.

Driver file names in WINDOWS appear 'encrypted' although Search find individual drivers? Yes and no.

Looks good below.

Windows 7 Home must be upgraded to Professional to be able to run XP programs.

Windows 8 may have the capability of running XP backwards though 95 programs? Nope may be answer.

Windows 8 video.

Engineer neighbor who does much CAD work told bill that software CAD companies have not implemented their products on Windows 7. Rather they are sticking with XP or 98.

Windows through 98 are not secure systems.

Fine to use but not with Internet ... these days.

embedded controller forth for the 8051 family.

Software is one of our areas of expertise too ... along with patina.

Bill is one of three coauthors of the Boeing 767 software certification policy written in Everett, WA in 1980.

2000 is a bit more reliable than 98.

Patty's 98 desktop was replaced with a Lenovo N600 running Windows XP Professioal purchased from TigerDirect.

Implementing BASICS. How BASICS Work. William Payne and Patricia Payne.
Wang 2200 BASIC had no file system. Only direct disk sector addressing.

Tim Paterson made Microsoft.

Friday February 15, 2013 17:57
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Sent: Friday, February 15, 2013 4:00:23 PM
Subject: ABQJournal Business Insider

SAN JUAN HAZE DEAL REACHED — PNM, the state Environment Department and EPA announced a deal Friday that will require less expensive haze control equipment at the coal-fired San Juan plant and produce no immediate increase in customer rates. Two of the four coal-fired units will be retired — including a larger power unit not part of the original compromise proposal — and a natural gas plant will be built to make up for much of the lost power generation.

Viz is criticial because the liberal arts 'educated' know they can get away with their mindless charades if they know they can contain a situation with invisibility.

Justification for theft of our $22,036 liberal arts 'educated' ploy would be testimony.

Whitman College taught bill the ways of liberal arts 'thinking'.

Claim forms delivery is requred. No talk. Unless settlement talk, of course.


Scott Joplin - Something Doing.

Lenovo G580 Core i3 Solar powered laptop project. McAfee caught when testing ipconfig. Windows 8 video Thursday February 14, 2013. Link to Implementing BASICs: How BASICs Work pdf added..

Knowledge of how the liberal arts 'educated' 'think' compels upate of Whitman College FiftyPlus before focus on commissioner Hall and the PRC.

9 V and 1.2 V AA, AAA battery discharge video. Red light still blinking still in 9 V 2,200 mAh charge attempt.

Boeing 787 lithium ion battery.  

Pattricia Payne.
RESTON PUBLISHING COMPANY, INC. A Prentice-Hall Company. Reston

[Fuji A600 photo]

N600 converted to desktop with addition of keyboard, 21 inch display, wireless mouse, powered Belkin 7 port USB 2.0 hub, and Hitachi 500 Gig USB drive.

Facebook friend. :)

Upgrades to Nero 6 did not include any functional improvements, PCMagicPro former employee Brian told bill, only changes in appearance. Same for Windows 8?

Windows 8 is degradation of 7. It apparently doesn't run XP apps.

Windows 8 theme music. :) Scott Joplin - Bethena.

Wednesday February 13, 2013 09:21

Next part of G580 project revealed to Spera but we're not posting it.

Microsft/Office Depot screwed us over for about $99 by selling us a copy of Office which turned out
to be nothing more than a trial copy.
Others apparently complained too since Office Depot is now posting a sign warning customers.

Same is true with Windows 8. Much money required to get Windows 8 really functional.

McAfee antivirus which MUST be run before Internet can be accessed in 8 displayed a message to the effect that if you want a firewall then you must purchase a copy of its software.

Office Depot photo Wednesday February 13, 2013


Tuesday February 12, 2013 06:44

Canon SX160 IS digital camera used to shoot photos and videos.

9 V and 1.2 V AA, AAA battery discharge video. Meter 40 broken. Cause discovered video.

Boeing 787 lithium ion battery.


Tuesday February 12, 2013 12:04

Gearhead about $9.99 purchased at Office Depot, San Pedro at Paseo del Norte, to convert G580 from laptop to desktop.

Date should be 02/12/2013

Video of power meter working on G580.


L505D purchased from Office Depot ran Windows7.

Printscreen 95 V7.0 did not run under 7.

Trial version of a similar program dowloaded tried. Much worse than Printscreen 95. Money wanted.

New Momentus disk purchased from Office Depot. Windows XP installed by Joey at OD.

Printscreen 95 worked on L505D. ASs you can see! :)

Yashin and Ghazal? [cousins]

Both Facebook friends.


Paper clip at bottom. For proper prospective, of course.

Proof that Windows 8 totally sucks

is that it does not run Forth86 [p.com] which is support code for Embedded Controller Forth for the 8051 Family.

Windows 7 merely sucks.

G580 Core i3 layout.

CFL illuminates scene.

Solar powered laptop is one goal of project.

Forth86 supports 8051 target and Nautilus 2 metacompiler. This is why it must work on new hardware.

Forth86 demo video.
8051 forth history video.
Photo download video.

windows 8 to xp lenovo g580

Facebook friend in Esfahan, Iran.

IBM paid plane fare.

arranged for interview.

Sent Friday February 22, 2013

Bill interviewed with IBM in Zurich on Friday April 4, 1997.

Personalschef Rolf Fink was just about to retire from IBM.

And he was pretty young.

Fink described to me his ibm work history.

Fink had ibm 360 experience so we had a common subject of interest.

Fink asked me several times if I wanted to give up my freedom to come to work for ibm.

Fink was really a nice guy and caused me to do a great deal of thinking.

You can see what is resulting from Mr Fink's advice.

Patty at the Hauptbahnhof in Zurich, Saturday April 5, 2009.

Day trip to Lugano.

Windows 8 project commenced Friday February 8, 2013.

Office Depot supplied administrator password. 8 is working.

8 is 7 with different skins, bill read, and agrees.

Can't view Device Manager unless logged in as administrator.

Microsoft is systematically taking away our control. For business reasons, of course.

Lenovo G580 Core I3 Clearance laptop purchased from Office Depot for $369 on Friday.

Lenovo is essentially IBM. G580 I3 is equipped with a 'Novo' button next to the power button
which causes boot to BIOS.

Entry into BIOS by depressing F2 has been disabled in an apparent attempt to prevent uses
up, not downgrading to XP.

Windows 7 home must be upgraded to professional to run XP. :)

Toshiba L505D Office Depot clearance item running 7 purchased for less than$350, then upgraded
to proessional to see if Embedded Controller Forth for the 8051 would run on it. It did.

7 hard disk replace and XP installed to make machine useful with previously purchased software such as Photosuite 7 andTextBridge p Pro. Free copy of Office 2000 installed too.

Lenovo G580 15.6-Inch Laptop.

Lenovo® G580 Laptop Computer.

Review Lenovo IdeaPad G580 Notebook.

Project goal is to solar charge G580 battery directly or charge a 12 V lead/acid then connect the G580 through an inverter.
Linear Technology manufactures a comprehensive line of high performance battery charger IC for any rechargeable battery chemistry, including Lithium-Ion, Lead Acid, and Nickel based.

Lithium Ion Charging Basics

These remarks apply equally to lithium ion and lithium polymer batteries. The chemistry is basically the same for the two types of batteries, so charging methods for lithium polymer batteries can be used for lithium-ion batteries. Charging lithuim iron phosphate 3.2 volt cells is identical, but the constant voltage phase is limited to 3.65 volts.

The lithium ion battery is easy to charge. Charging safely is a more difficult. The basic algorithm is to charge at constant current (0.2 C to 0.7 C [?] depending on manufacturer) until the battery reaches 4.2 Vpc (volts per cell), and hold the voltage at 4.2 volts until the charge current has dropped to 10% of the initial charge rate. The termination condition is the drop in charge current to 10%. The top charging voltage and the termination current varies slightly with the manufacturer.

However, a charge timer should be included for safety.

The charge cannot be terminated on a voltage. The capacity reached at 4.2 Volts per cell is only 40 to 70% of full capacity unless charged very slowly. For this reason you need to continue to charge until the current drops, and to terminate on the low current.

It is important to note that trickle charging is not acceptable for lithium batteries. The Li-ion chemistry cannot accept an overcharge without causing damage to the cell, possibly plating out lithium metal and becoming hazardous. [?]

Safety Every lithium ion battery pack should have (must have?) a safety board which monitors the charge and discharge of the pack, and prevents dangerous things from happening. The specifications of these safety boards are dictated by the cell manufacture, and may include the following:

•Reverse polarity protection
•Charge temperature--must not be charged when temperature is lower than 0° C or above 45° C.
•Charge current must not be too high, typically below 0.7 C. [?]
•Discharge current protection to prevent damage due to short circuits.
•Charge voltage--a permanent fuse opens if too much voltage is applied to the battery terminals
•Overcharge protection--stops charge when voltage per cell rises above 4.30 volts.
•Overdischarge protection--stops discharge when battery voltage falls below 2.3 volts per cell (varies with manufacturer).
•A fuse opens if the battery is ever exposed to temperatures above 100° C.

[Can we do this? And not have failures, of course.]

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