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by j-dawg
Mon Sep 08, 2014 12:47 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: middle button scroll bug
Replies: 0
Views: 4429

middle button scroll bug

i lost my middle-button scroll (X201, touchpad and trackpoint) for a few minutes and was worried. below is my current ultranav tab in the mouse control panel page. note that this works for me - i have trackpoint control and the middle button does the thinkpad scroll. the trackpad does nothing. http:...
by j-dawg
Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:23 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: worth upgrading?
Replies: 7
Views: 2511

Re: worth upgrading?

bump with a question: it looks like an x220 with the i5 can be had on ebay for about tree fiddy from one particular seller, which puts it back in contention, especially as i have been going nuts trying to run cad software on VMWare. will i hate the non-IPS screen? i've heard bad things about them, a...
by j-dawg
Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:44 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: worth upgrading?
Replies: 7
Views: 2511

Re: worth upgrading?

oh well. much as i think it's very cute, i guess i'll have to consider the X13x out of my reach for now. i will consider the X200s but to me it seems like buying a five-year-old model to replace my six-year-old computer doesn't make a lot of sense. i might be able to wangle an x201 for < $300 but i ...
by j-dawg
Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:10 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: worth upgrading?
Replies: 7
Views: 2511

Re: worth upgrading?

yes - i find myself using the tablet features of this computer infrequently enough to make it not worth the extra weight and LV processor. i may also end up running engineering software on this thing (or i may not, i dunno) so a not-crappy processor might be nice. all that said, i do really like the...
by j-dawg
Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:42 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: worth upgrading?
Replies: 7
Views: 2511

worth upgrading?

hi all, i'm still rocking the X61 tablet i bought way back in early 2008. it has been an admirable performer. the fan is rattling and it's driving me nuts so i'm going to replace it today. but having paid like $25 for a new fan, it kind of begs the question if it's worth it anymore. it's quite solid...
by j-dawg
Fri May 25, 2012 11:20 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Thinkpadders: What Smartphone do you prefer?
Replies: 59
Views: 12172

Re: Thinkpadders: What Smartphone do you prefer?

Nokia e72. Symbian s60 FP2 (i think) Has everything I need and NOTHING I dont need. Symbian is hugely underrated these days. 3-4 days of battery life with moderate use (15-20 min of talk time/day) is pretty good. This is what I use as well (an E73, nearly identical), and I can consistently get thre...
by j-dawg
Sat May 19, 2012 11:40 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: University (computer eng.: ThinkPad x301 vs HP Folio 13
Replies: 7
Views: 2759

Re: University (computer eng.: ThinkPad x301 vs HP Folio 13

i can't speak to the HP or the panasonic that another poster mentioned, but thinkpads consistently have excellent linux support. ubuntu will work better out of the box than does windows, with no extra configuration. for what you are doing, i don't think you will need a lot of power, so i wouldn't wo...
by j-dawg
Sat May 19, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Where might I acquire a Thinkpad blank keys keyboard?
Replies: 19
Views: 6824

Re: Where might I acquire a Thinkpad blank keys keyboard?

Black electrical tape over the keys, maybe?

I realize it's not quite the same.
by j-dawg
Sat May 19, 2012 11:32 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: My life is changing...for the better.
Replies: 15
Views: 3195

Re: My life is changing...for the better.

stay strong..the people who matter will come back, in one way or another. you have to do what you have to do.
by j-dawg
Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:18 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: radeon video card for X41
Replies: 7
Views: 2478

Re: radeon video card for X41

You cannot change the graphics card in an X41, it is integrated in the motherboard. That laptop is not suited for playing games. IBM made Business laptops. If you want to game on a laptop, get yourself an Alienware laptop. I wouldn't necessarily jump to that conclusion for all Thinkpads, though I p...
by j-dawg
Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Price of new / used hard drives.....
Replies: 3
Views: 1636

Re: Price of new / used hard drives.....

Most stores in my area are restricting HDD sales to a strict one per customer due to the flooding.
by j-dawg
Mon Dec 26, 2011 2:57 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: ***T61*** Did I buy a good one?
Replies: 15
Views: 2573

Re: ***T61*** Did I buy a good one?

I don't think a seller with that much positive feedback would risk faking a build date, especially after the question has been explicitly asked. I bought a T61p with FX570m, and nothing about the date was listed in the auction - but it's an 08/08 unit. Most of these sellers are just wholesalers who ...
by j-dawg
Fri Dec 23, 2011 1:53 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Inexpensive accomodation in NYC; Jan. 15-Feb. 15?
Replies: 4
Views: 1848

Re: Inexpensive accomodation in NYC; Jan. 15-Feb. 15?

As far as hotels, I have had good luck directing people towards Hotel 17. Located on 17th Street and 2nd Avenue, a nice quiet street but right in the thick of it. It's a very quiet hotel that usually attracts young tourists from Europe. Bathrooms are shared but clean and I've never seen anyone in th...
by j-dawg
Wed Sep 21, 2011 2:20 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61p - few questions
Replies: 5
Views: 1285

Re: T61p - few questions

I couldn't wait until tomorrow - I tore the heatsink out and saw that, based on the grease on the bottom of the heatsink, the GPU was not making full contact - about a third of the square machined into the heatsink, representing the borders of the GPU die, was untouched by grease. Looking at the hea...
by j-dawg
Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:06 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61p - few questions
Replies: 5
Views: 1285

Re: T61p - few questions

Well, I've discovered (via Speedfan) that the GPU is running quite hot - it idles at ~67C and will quickly ramp up to 80-90C upon opening a video game, increasing further as the game is played until it shuts down due to overheat at around 100. This sucks and I have tried to solve the problem by repl...
by j-dawg
Tue Sep 20, 2011 12:07 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61p - few questions
Replies: 5
Views: 1285

Re: T61p - few questions

http://forum.lenovo.com/t5/T61-and-prior-T-series-ThinkPad/T61P-Graphic-problems-random-shut-down-BSOD-Crash/td-p/663/page/77 Of course, that is a very lengthy thread which eventually devolved into complaining about everything wrong with the T61p, the black sheep of the Thinkpad line..but there are ...
by j-dawg
Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:20 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61p - few questions
Replies: 5
Views: 1285

T61p - few questions

Just bought a T61p; got some ?s about the machine. 1. Was the "two DIMMs" issue ever worked out? I want to know if I can use both DIMM slots or if I should buy a single 4GB DIMM, but I don't know if Lenovo ever fixed the problems with random crashes and shutdowns with both RAM slots filled. (it came...
by j-dawg
Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:24 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Positive feedback for FAIR Traders
Replies: 3042
Views: 607987

Re: Positive feedback for FAIR Traders

Got da goods from user Makrin today. Dude shipped quick (tres quick - paid on Sunday night, he shipped Monday morn) and packed well. Thanks!
by j-dawg
Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Best old IBM/Cherry Keyboard for desktop computer?
Replies: 10
Views: 4266

Re: Best old IBM/Cherry Keyboard for desktop computer?

I know you don't like slimline or small keyboards, so this may not be helpful, but I do rather enjoy my Cherry G84...
http://www.access-is.com/cherry-g84-4420-keyboard.php

I've got this model, but it's branded as something else. don't remember what though.
by j-dawg
Wed Sep 14, 2011 6:51 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Google Chrome Auto Restore Upon Reboot...?
Replies: 2
Views: 1788

Re: Google Chrome Auto Restore Upon Reboot...?

I believe you can set Chrome to restore your tabs even if you quit it properly. But yes, if your system crashes, Chrome will restore your tabs.
by j-dawg
Tue Sep 13, 2011 5:43 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: The best Thinkpad for non-design student
Replies: 12
Views: 3379

Re: The best Thinkpad for non-design student

what is "perfect" for one user will not be so for the next if i were planning to take it to class, i'd go for an x-series with a low-voltage processor and extended battery. light, long battery life, powerful enough. it may be a moot point now, and you'll probably be happy with what you've bought as ...
by j-dawg
Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:30 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: switch from XP to Linux - Thinkpad R32
Replies: 10
Views: 4581

Re: switch from XP to Linux - Thinkpad R32

Ubuntu has very good support for ancient tpads; my X24 works almost perfectly out of the box with 9.10. That said, it has its bugaboos, and for me it is wi-fi. I have never been able to connect to wi-fi properly with any of three WLAN PCMCIA cards I have, and it isn't worth the money/effort to try a...
by j-dawg
Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:27 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: ThinkPad W520 song
Replies: 6
Views: 2263

Re: ThinkPad W520 song

thePCxp wrote: [Intro]
May I have your attention please?
will the real t-series please stand up?

we're gonna have a problem here
by j-dawg
Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:44 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Brag about the "good deals" that you've bought!
Replies: 328
Views: 93795

Re: Brag about the "good deals" that you've bought!

I snagged a 16GB Touchpad by buying it the night before (at Walmart, the only place open at 11pm) and the next day returning it and buying it again. I also just bought a T61p for $310 on eBay, 15.4" with FX570m. We'll see how long it takes for the gfx to crap out but it comes with a nine-month warra...
by j-dawg
Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:08 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: t61p Nvidia crash -> BAKED mainboard, works again
Replies: 4
Views: 4177

Re: t61p Nvidia crash -> BAKED mainboard, works again

Minor thread zombificaiton. I just bought a T61p on eBay with an FX570M. Listed as working and with a 9-month warranty from the seller, but we all know how those warranties work, so I'm not holding my breath. Is your 'p still rolling with a baked board? If/when my Quadro fails (most likely after 10 ...
by j-dawg
Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:05 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: [SOLD] Refurbished X200 - $300 [SOLD]
Replies: 5
Views: 1513

Re: FS: Refurbished X200 - $300 *Price Drop*

Actually, I don't care too much about the pictures..more importantly, can I upgrade the warranty, or is it a Lenovo refurb, ie no warranty extension?
by j-dawg
Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:39 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: [SOLD] Refurbished X200 - $300 [SOLD]
Replies: 5
Views: 1513

Re: FS: Refurbished X200 - $300 *Price Drop*

Hi,
Any pictures?

Thanks
by j-dawg
Sat Aug 13, 2011 2:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Carrying case
Replies: 11
Views: 1740

Re: Carrying case

Best answer to any question about carrying things: black Jansport...
by j-dawg
Mon Aug 08, 2011 11:25 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: T-Series Overkill
Replies: 17
Views: 9064

Re: T-Series Overkill

Yes, E21. They were/are quite common and the "s" models (amongst others) came with Recaros from the factory. I found this one on Craigslist. :) Thanks for all the kind comments on the library; my father-in-law built it himself, by hand. V nice. Never driven an E21 but I have always been curious abo...
by j-dawg
Sun Jul 31, 2011 2:45 am
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: Advice on X41 Tablet motherboard replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 1989

Re: Advice on X41 Tablet motherboard replacement

Whoops, that's right. And I didn't realize the OP was in the UK.

Carry on...

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