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by newyorkpaulie
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: Serial ATA HDD Ultrabay caddy
Replies: 0
Views: 371

WTB: Serial ATA HDD Ultrabay caddy

For my T-61. Had 2 but one died. Anyone know of a source. Available online but they don't have the correct connectors.
by newyorkpaulie
Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: need a slim ultrabay for T61
Replies: 6
Views: 1038

Re: need a slim ultrabay for T61

Thanks for your tip. I already have one of these. Problem is when using the USB connection it really slows things down.
by newyorkpaulie
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: need a slim ultrabay for T61
Replies: 6
Views: 1038

need a slim ultrabay for T61

I need to get an ultrabay that I can plug my sata sdd hard drive into for backing up. I only see very expensive ones online. Can I use the much lower priced ones that are listed for the T400s? Or does anyone know of any reasonably priced T61 ultrabays? Thanks!
by newyorkpaulie
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: Serial ATA HDD Ultrabay caddy
Replies: 0
Views: 392

WTB: Serial ATA HDD Ultrabay caddy

One of mine just gave up the ghost and I need a 2nd one ASAP. I have a T61 w/15" screen. The connector is the flat 2-part one, Not pins. If price is right I would buy 2.
by newyorkpaulie
Sun Oct 09, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Display problem
Replies: 3
Views: 1447

Display problem

Just today I started to have a "yellow" verical line from top to bottom on my display screen. It appears even before I choose my startup OS. Oddly I can't get a screenshot of it. Oh I can get the picture, but it doesn't show the line. Anyone know how to fix it? Is it the display screen itself? Softw...
by newyorkpaulie
Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: No longer WTB T61 Fan
Replies: 1
Views: 596

No longer WTB T61 Fan

Fan assembly for T61 (wide-15")
I just ebayed one...
by newyorkpaulie
Mon Mar 28, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Need some Ultrabay help...
Replies: 7
Views: 2616

Re: Need some Ultrabay help...

RealBlackStuff wrote:I'm not Ray, but Dom, your T61 supplier...
Dom! Please forgive the blunder... Yes, I know you are my T61 man. Your T601 is my fave, and the one that just underwent surgery.
by newyorkpaulie
Mon Mar 28, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Need some Ultrabay help...
Replies: 7
Views: 2616

Re: Need some Ultrabay help...

Use a small flat screwdriver and try to push the narrow shiny metal strips in, they are only a weak type of metal. Straightening them out should do the trick. If you take out the HD, you can also see the middle part of that shiny strip inside the HD bay. Success! With the HD out and a few more scre...
by newyorkpaulie
Mon Mar 28, 2016 8:28 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Need some Ultrabay help...
Replies: 7
Views: 2616

Re: Need some Ultrabay help...

Are you talking about the two metal "springs" on the left, inside the ultrabay? They are attached together. But to fix/remove those, you'd need to take the whole chassis (incl. mobo) out and turn it over. Then you can pull it out, bend it straight and reinsert it, or keep it out altogether. There's...
by newyorkpaulie
Mon Mar 28, 2016 7:47 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Need some Ultrabay help...
Replies: 7
Views: 2616

Need some Ultrabay help...

Just lately I had difficulty removing my ultrabay and I see that the little silver friction/pressure thingy on the left side is sticking out. This is on the PCs socket, not the ultrabay cartidge. I will try a gradual dismantle to see if i can "get at it" and fix it somehow but the manual I have does...
by newyorkpaulie
Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:33 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Which version of Linux to install?
Replies: 61
Views: 18164

Re: Which version of Linux to install?

brchan wrote:I would recommend Linux Mint Debian (LMDE). Easy to use, fast, full of features, and more stable than regular Linux Mint or Ubuntu releases.
I am running Linux Mint 17.3 "Rosa"... is this different than LMDE? If so how would I go about trying LMDE?
by newyorkpaulie
Wed Jun 17, 2015 5:50 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 memory
Replies: 14
Views: 2979

Re: T61 memory

ELCouz wrote:
RealBlackStuff wrote:Prices are coming down, you can now get brand-name 2x4GB PC2-5300 or PC2-6400 (preferred) for less than $100 if you are patient.
Buy it and I will buy it from you ;)

2x 4GB PC2-6400
Me too!
by newyorkpaulie
Tue Jun 16, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 memory
Replies: 14
Views: 2979

Re: T61 memory

RealBlackStuff wrote:Prices are coming down, you can now get brand-name 2x4GB PC2-5300 or PC2-6400 (preferred) for less than $100 if you are patient.
OK! Patience is a talent I have honed - so where do I keep a watch?
Thanks!
by newyorkpaulie
Tue Jun 16, 2015 5:22 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 memory
Replies: 14
Views: 2979

T61 memory

What's the highest this unit can use? (15inch).
by newyorkpaulie
Sun Jun 15, 2014 11:36 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: My printer stopped working for me.
Replies: 0
Views: 1567

My printer stopped working for me.

I have a printer that still works using Windows (8), but when running my preferred OS Linux Mint 14 does not perform well anymore. I tried installing the Epson software for Ubuntu, but got some errors. Anyone know a fix? Using LM14 on a T61 and the printer is a wireless Epson WF-2530.
by newyorkpaulie
Mon May 05, 2014 5:38 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Touchpad's been disabled...
Replies: 2
Views: 781

Re: Touchpad's been disabled...

Philby wrote:Fn+F8 is combination for enabling/disabling touchpad and trackpoint.
Thanks! Boy was that a fast response. Whew.
by newyorkpaulie
Mon May 05, 2014 5:30 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Touchpad's been disabled...
Replies: 2
Views: 781

Touchpad's been disabled...

I pressed some of my function keys looking for the one that puts the display to sleep and now my touchpad is disabled. It is still functioning 'cause I rebooted into Windows (from Linux) and here it is fine. Also, swapped out the HD for another one with a backup (same Linux OS) and it works fine. I ...
by newyorkpaulie
Wed Oct 16, 2013 1:10 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Audacity
Replies: 1
Views: 539

Audacity

Anyone using this with a T61? Can't get it to work with mine. Had no problems using it with my T30.
Running Ubuntu (Linux-Mint 14).
by newyorkpaulie
Wed Jun 05, 2013 3:59 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Unknown socket on the bottom of my Thinkpad T60-2007-B12
Replies: 9
Views: 1180

Re: Unknown socket on the bottom of my Thinkpad T60-2007-B12

I had a rough read of it I and so it's like having all the sockets on the back of a desktop and I was thinking that I might be able to up the performance of my laptop through it so I think I'll just ignore it for now because I can't really up the performance through it :? No it won't "up" your perf...
by newyorkpaulie
Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:38 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Unknown socket on the bottom of my Thinkpad T60-2007-B12
Replies: 9
Views: 1180

Re: Unknown socket on the bottom of my Thinkpad T60-2007-B12

OK, so what can a port replicator connect to and what can those "types f docks connect to" because I'm thinking of upgrading the laptop through the docking station, e.g. add an extra graphics card If you get an Advanced Dock you will have another ultrabay slot to use. I use mine to store backups, e...
by newyorkpaulie
Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:44 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: F Keys Explained
Replies: 3
Views: 543

F Keys Explained

I've been looking for a source that gives a good explanation of the F Keys functions for the T61 and haven't had any luck (at the Lenovo site, etc.). Can anyone point me to one please? Thanks!
[Added Later] - Should have mentioned... I'm a Linux user.
by newyorkpaulie
Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:02 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Sticking an SSD in a T60
Replies: 4
Views: 1055

Re: Sticking an SSD in a T60

I recently bought an SSD for my T61. Found a nicely priced one on eBay and luckily it was an Intel. Someone gave me the tip that Intel supplies free software to Intel users that makes transferring your "old" drive's contents to your "new" one. I use it to keep a complete drive backup on a 2nd SSD (f...
by newyorkpaulie
Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:44 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Ultrabay use with an advanced dock (T61).
Replies: 16
Views: 3448

[SOLVED] Re: Ultrabay use with an advanced dock (T61).

I always do hot-swapping on my ultrabay when my T61 is running ... Well I guess because I activate the AHCI mode ... tested on my T61, when I put 7200 rpm HDD or SSD inside the ultrabay (with 2504 dock ) ... works fine on winXP x86 and Win7 x64 I just select "eject" and then the pop-up message show...
by newyorkpaulie
Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:57 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Ultrabay use with an advanced dock (T61).
Replies: 16
Views: 3448

Re: Ultrabay use with an advanced dock (T61).

91011 wrote:If Windows doesn’t detect the Ultrabay HDD when it’s reinserted you can use the Rescan button in Device Manager to reinstall the drive – saves rebooting.
Do you know of a way to duplicate this with Linux? (not a Windows fan)
by newyorkpaulie
Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Ultrabay use with an advanced dock (T61).
Replies: 16
Views: 3448

Re: Ultrabay use with an advanced dock (T61).

Yes the Ultrabay adapter takes SATA drives, but the Ultrabay adapter hooks up to the computer via a PATA to SATA adapter. So natively it is a PATA connection. You can try it for youself. Take it out with the machine on. Your T61 will whine at you and will not recognize any device in there until you...
by newyorkpaulie
Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:15 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Ultrabay use with an advanced dock (T61).
Replies: 16
Views: 3448

Re: Ultrabay use with an advanced dock (T61).

Cigarguy wrote:A T61, being PATA at the Ultrabay interface, hot swapping is a no no. It's OK to do this on most SATA interface but I would not recommend it on PATA.
But my ultrabay devices take SATA drives. Does that mean it's OK to swap?
by newyorkpaulie
Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:51 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Ramdrive and T42 and Youtube & better than SSD performance
Replies: 18
Views: 4104

Re: Ramdrive and T42 and Youtube & better than SSD performance

Ah Ramdrive, haven't played with that since DOS 6.22. A Ramdrive to a SSD is like a SSD to a floppy. There's not comparison. I wish more software manufacture would make it easier to utilize such device. Modern OSs and software are suppose to handle all of this and on the most part they do. Assuming...
by newyorkpaulie
Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:38 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Ultrabay use with an advanced dock (T61).
Replies: 16
Views: 3448

Ultrabay use with an advanced dock (T61).

Can drives in the ultrabay drive slot in the advanced dock be safely removed/inserted while the machine is running? I was not able to do this with my T30 so I'm hesitant to try this without first checking here.
by newyorkpaulie
Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:29 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB - WinVistaBusiness 64bit Recovery Discs for T61
Replies: 3
Views: 397

Re: WTB - WinVistaBusiness 64bit Recovery Discs for T60

RealBlackStuff wrote:Paul, you got a T61 (6460-08U), not a T60!
Thanks!!! I think I did better "upstairs" when I was 61! Now, 14 years later it's not the same. Thanks again Dominic.
by newyorkpaulie
Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:28 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB - WinVistaBusiness 64bit Recovery Discs for T61
Replies: 3
Views: 397

WTB - WinVistaBusiness 64bit Recovery Discs for T61

Just bought a T61 that has a COA for this OS but I don't have the discs. Anyone able to help?
Thanks! BTW, it's a 15.4" model (if that makes any difference).

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