Hi Johan and thanks for the quick answer!
First of all, I don't like Lenovo. I think T43 was the last standing cowboy (Thinkpad with Quality), and after Lenovo bought IBM, the quality of the laptops has been going down like a cow's tail
My history with thinkpads is from 2004 or 2005 when I got my T42 workhorse, it was love almost at first sight
Got it with good specs (1400x, 80gb, radeon 9600, etc) but after a while I changed company and had to leave "my" machine. After that I was thinking that someday..
A few months ago I started looking after T42 and specially the p-model. For a time I was looking for a used model with the right spec (1400x, firegl) and I found one with a "good" price - I ordered it and it was grade A at the first look - no worn parts or shiny keyboard, but then it hit - I checked the parts from the system and s**t there was a wrong graphic card!! Radeon 7500 if I remember right - I don't know if the seller tried to bully me or what (because the price was ~100e lower than others) I just needed to send it back even though it was otherwise fine
Then time went past and I didn't find the right one and after reading about GPU problems with T42 and about fan noise in T43 I made the decision that fan noise is less annoying than a broken GPU. I ordered this 2668-G4G and the price was a bit high but I needed to get it - so what man can do
..and there was dissapointment too. The seller said that it was like a- grade (didn't have a chance to see or test it) but when I got the machine it was more like b or c grade. Keyboard shines like nothing else and corners of screen are worn, scratches on the top side of the screen and so on. And that fan noise... IT IS HUGE! Gosh, I didn't understood that it is so noisy! And it is also a bit heavier than T42 in my memories. Even my current work laptop (Fujitsu-Siemens) that has a faster cpu etc is a LOT quieter at the full fanspeed than this T43p
And about the warranty. The warranty will expire next month so I need to get that machine fixed. Dunno what I can get covered by the warranty but I'm gonna tell them everything - 'cos it is not in the shape that I want my Thinkpad to be! Base warranty was the 3y mail-in or carry-in repair, so I'm thinking that if I wait one month and buy that 1y onsite extented warranty - after that I don't need to send it (and wait for 2-> weeks to get it fixed) and I can speek to the guy who will fix my t43p at my home. So my choise for extented warranty is the 10N3144 - 1y onsite and best offer atm for it is 115 euros. With that price of 150$ for 41C9180 I must say that it is CHEAP! (compare rate euros to dollar, 150$ ~ 100e)
-that's why I was looking for that 41c9180 and asking about global warranty status..!
So people in Europe (if you found this thread through search): the only option for extented warranty (for T42/43(p)) is those 10N3143 or 10N3144 (courier / onsite for 1 year) and that's a pity.