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by dwilsonfl
Tue May 14, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Asus Keyboard Nightmare
Replies: 2
Views: 1511

Asus Keyboard Nightmare

So someone gave me an Asus laptop to fix and it had a horrible kyb. Took it off, got ready to install a new replacement and grrrrrrr. The darn cable to the MB is so short I can't get it seated. I can get all the others, but the main cable is just too short. Any ideas appreciated. It's a decent unit ...
by dwilsonfl
Tue May 14, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: What a wild ride this has been.
Replies: 21
Views: 5447

Re: What a wild ride this has been.

You've helped so many of us stretch our budgets a little farther. I'm in line to say thank you. Now if you want to stay busy, I can send you some Computrace affected laptops to fix. :)

Thanks again,

David
by dwilsonfl
Sun May 12, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: What to do if Computrace is activated in your TP BIOS
Replies: 110
Views: 108850

Re: What to do if Computrace is activated in your TP BIOS

LOL I pulled some TPs off the shelf and was getting ready to list them and ran right into this again. So I get the BIOS part of this can only be solved with a call to Absolute. But the HD side which the infected laptop infected at least another... what do I need to do there? DOD wipe? Hammer? Thanks...
by dwilsonfl
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: Oops! Liquid spill
Replies: 6
Views: 816

Re: Oops! Liquid spill

I searched the forums and scoured the internet and found another post with a similar plot line. The OP mentioned that maybe the fuses on the MB were affected and that might be why he could change screens and not make it work. He said he could see faint images at a certain angle. I don't see any imag...
by dwilsonfl
Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: X1 Carbon (1st Gen) - i5, 4GB, 256SSD - $225
Replies: 1
Views: 1199

Re: FS: X1 Carbon (1st Gen) - i5, 4GB, 256SSD - $225

Rob, I might be interested if I can't get my X1 back up and running within the next couple of days. I can't do much without a functional laptop and though I only had the X1 for a couple of weeks before my liquid skill, I liked it a lot. Are you firm on the price?

David
by dwilsonfl
Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: Oops! Liquid spill
Replies: 6
Views: 816

Oops! Liquid spill

I actually fell asleep grading papers with a coffee cup in my hand Saturday. The Thinkpad worked well I thought, channeling the coffee through onto my pants and yes that coffee was hot. So I cut it off, pulled the battery and dried it out, I thought. It worked great the rest of the day. I got up thi...
by dwilsonfl
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T410s dead with power button illuminated
Replies: 3
Views: 1268

Re: T410s dead with power button illuminated

No beeps. Nothing. I bought another host machine off eBay today - cheaper than a motherboard. Hate it when a good machine just dies.
by dwilsonfl
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T410s dead with power button illuminated
Replies: 3
Views: 1268

T410s dead with power button illuminated

A couple of weeks ago, out of nowhere, the battery in my T410s died. It was fine the day before. Other than that, it's been working well since. Last night I tried to boot it and nothing happened. The power button is still illuminated though. I've pulled the battery and tried and nothing. Reset the R...
by dwilsonfl
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Any trick to working with KYB cable that's short?
Replies: 1
Views: 1181

Any trick to working with KYB cable that's short?

I was given an Acer laptop (acer model e5-571) that needed cleaning up before I could use it at school so I took the kyb off to blow the crap out and now I can't work with the kyb cable and other cables to get it back in. The main cable is the shortest I have ever seen. It's hard to get my hand in t...
by dwilsonfl
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: X1 Carbon 2nd Gen (needs mobo)
Replies: 2
Views: 1210

Re: FS: X1 Carbon 2nd Gen (needs mobo)

Did you ever sell this? Not sure I'd go your asking price, but I am interested.

Thanks,

David
by dwilsonfl
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1xxe Series
Topic: X131e hinges fragile
Replies: 1
Views: 1836

X131e hinges fragile

I teach 3rd grade and have been buying used 131e units. They looked so rugged I thought they'd replace my ancient Samsungs. But when they are dropped, the screen hinge screws just pull out of their receptacles because the plastic cracks. Not a hard drop either. Any ideas? I'm about to JB Weld the su...
by dwilsonfl
Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: T420 Nvidia w/ Dock
Replies: 5
Views: 1274

Re: FS: T420 Nvidia w/ Dock

price?
by dwilsonfl
Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: T410s screen
Replies: 0
Views: 482

WTB: T410s screen

Longshot, but I'm sitting here typing on an Acer, so desperate times are here. If you have one you can part with LMK.

David Wilson
by dwilsonfl
Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: SL series
Replies: 11
Views: 2009

Re: SL series

well he sold them, but told me he'd let me know when he gets some more. In a perfect world, I'd have 22 T60's running Linux. But right now I have a motley crew of Chromebooks (more fragile than Thinkpads, but super simple to roll out and maintain), Thinkpads (some of which were given to me by forum ...
by dwilsonfl
Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: SL series
Replies: 11
Views: 2009

Re: SL series

He is offering 27 for $300
by dwilsonfl
Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: SL series
Replies: 11
Views: 2009

SL series

Got a chance to pick up several SL series Thinkpads for use with my third grade class. Looking at specs and reviews, they appear to be less reliable and less rugged than the R50 and T60 I'm accustomed to. But it's a really good deal and I'm going to run Linux on them anyway. Any thoughts from you wh...
by dwilsonfl
Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTT: T410s for similar with bigger screen
Replies: 0
Views: 460

WTT: T410s for similar with bigger screen

I love the lightness of my T410s, and it's snappy enough for the mostly web-surfing I do. But these old eyes have trouble with seeing text well. So before I start looking, checking to see if anyone wants to downsize.

Or if you have something around the same range PM me.

Thanks,

David
by dwilsonfl
Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: T410s accessories
Replies: 1
Views: 559

WTB: T410s accessories

Setting up my t410s as my daily driver and to make it work well I need a couple of accessories. If anyone has a docking station or a media bay 2nd hard drive adapter, I'm interested in purchasing those.

Thank you,

David
by dwilsonfl
Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: Recover disks (Win 7 Pro 64) for T410s
Replies: 4
Views: 1089

Re: WTB: Recover disks (Win 7 Pro 64) for T410s

well, what would be the next step?

David
by dwilsonfl
Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: Recover disks (Win 7 Pro 64) for T410s
Replies: 4
Views: 1089

WTB: Recover disks (Win 7 Pro 64) for T410s

Just picked up a T410s and know I'll love it once I get it sorted out. Apparently I need the Lenovo disks to install the OS. If you have a set you'd like to sell, let me know.

Thanks,

David
by dwilsonfl
Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: SOLD: Thinkpad T60/T61 Batteries - $40 OBO
Replies: 4
Views: 1480

Re: FS-Updated: Thinkpad T60/T61 Batteries - $40 OBO

They're Green, and I'm interested, but I'd need to know how many cycles and how close they are to new in terms of what charge they will hold.

David
by dwilsonfl
Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: Looking at buying a 1st Gen - but has no HD - COA problems?
Replies: 5
Views: 2927

Looking at buying a 1st Gen - but has no HD - COA problems?

I have a few ancient Thinkpads that kind of work for what I need, but they are old (T60, X60) and I need to upgrade and simplify. But my budget is $300 so I was looking at the 1st Gen X1 Carbon. I found one that looks good but it has no HD and I'd assume like most newer laptops, has no COA sticker. ...
by dwilsonfl
Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: Smaller form Thinkpads like X60 etc series
Replies: 1
Views: 805

WTB: Smaller form Thinkpads like X60 etc series

Well, the Samsung Chromebooks I have collected over the last 4 years are showing their age and I've lost 4 in the last week. They are just not all that rugged and my third grade students are not always gentle (and I can't legally kill them). So I was bringing old TPs out of storage and picked up my ...
by dwilsonfl
Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: GONE: ThinkPad X300 (TYPE 6478-1VU) +shipping
Replies: 3
Views: 1317

Re: FREE: ThinkPad X300 (TYPE 6478-1VU) +shipping

My T60 just gave up the ghost. love to have this.

David
by dwilsonfl
Sat Dec 03, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: What to do if Computrace is activated in your TP BIOS
Replies: 110
Views: 108850

Re: What to do if Computrace is activated in your TP BIOS

It makes me want to toss them all. Super aggravating. I teach 3rd grade and we rely on our laptops every day. I don't have time to play footsie with Absolute software over computers which at their newest were made in 2005.

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