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by sethstorm
Mon May 26, 2014 8:39 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: My T50 review with MANY LARGE pictures
Replies: 56
Views: 41267

Re: My T50 review with MANY LARGE pictures

If you look at pictures of the bare motherboard (w/o heatsink) on 51nb.com, you'll see that there is no more Southbridge chip. It's an empty spot, so feeding antenna cables under there makes sense, as these cables would be too short otherwise! I noticed that from earlier posts - just didn't know ho...
by sethstorm
Mon May 26, 2014 11:43 am
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: My T50 review with MANY LARGE pictures
Replies: 56
Views: 41267

Re: My T50 review with MANY LARGE pictures

PS: they'd put me out of business for SATA-mods... Not so fast - time and travel costs would still put you in favor. Finally, what about Cardbus/Expresscard - are these available/functioning? I see the cage in the picture, but does it work? If it's anything close to the previous versions, no. They ...
by sethstorm
Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:31 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo 2014 keyboard layout - WARNING !
Replies: 60
Views: 13987

Re: Lenovo 2014 keyboard layout - WARNING !

I knew the 701c, the 701c was a friend of mine. Lenovo, you are no 701c.... Don't blame the touch train for this. I have a Surface Pro, and a Surface Pro 2, and the Type Cover 2 (while not as good as a T60) is an adequate typing device (this from someone banging this post out on a Das Keyboard). Wi...
by sethstorm
Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:43 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: Interest in 51nb.com's T50 motherboard
Replies: 40
Views: 16935

Re: Interest in 51nb.com's T50 motherboard

I'm in for one, despite the tradeoffs; that would definitely trounce a T42p or T43p (if these support Flexview). I've done enough T42/T43 board/chassis swaps (amongst other machines) to be confident in doing one of these. If this is as good as it says it is, this sounds like a more permanent (and sa...
by sethstorm
Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:15 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: T43 Frankenpad? What to go for?
Replies: 11
Views: 3168

Re: T43 Frankenpad? What to go for?

It will work, but unless you pin-mod it and overclock it, you're looking at a three-legged dog. PM760 can be had for a song nowadays, really...sell that PM 755 and get a PM780, better yet... Ok - I was asking that with both cost and lifespan in mind - which I'm not sure the latter can be done with ...
by sethstorm
Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: T42 issue : screen suddenly black but display OK if reboot.
Replies: 8
Views: 2687

Re: T42 issue : screen suddenly black but display OK if reboot.

Hi, I'm facing a strange issue with my T42 (Type 2373-6ZG). After a few minutes the screen becomes suddently black and key-in "Fn+F7" or any other key does not make the backlight come back. (It was previously working.) I have no other choice than pressing the "Power on/off" button a few seconds to ...
by sethstorm
Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:11 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: T43 Frankenpad? What to go for?
Replies: 11
Views: 3168

Re: T43 Frankenpad? What to go for?

I repeat: Every board there will fit ! And: Every ATI board can drive UXGA screens. But T43/R52 use different CPU and RAM from the T40/T41/T42/R50/R51. So if you want to reuse the CPU and RAM you need to select (any) T43/R52 board with ATI. If that 15" machine includes the interposer board, yes. Yo...
by sethstorm
Thu May 31, 2012 12:00 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: After a one year run, how's the W520 holding up? Would you..
Replies: 35
Views: 11127

Re: After a one year run, how's the W520 holding up? Would you..

Why would you rule out the HP 8560w or Dell M4600 as peers? Labels/case designs aside, they seem rather similar, with the same chipsets/processors/graphics available? Service plans, feature sets, and expense. $3000 is about my target price, and HP/Dell cannot deliver at that price. The closest equi...
by sethstorm
Tue May 15, 2012 4:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: After a one year run, how's the W520 holding up? Would you..
Replies: 35
Views: 11127

Re: After a one year run, how's the W520 holding up? Would you..

Generally good, but only for there not being a peer to the W520. If I had to do it all over again, I'd avoid the dock. I'd recommend the W520 for as long as they'll sell them new despite the issues - the W530 is no Thinkpad. Bad side: Suffers from the lingchi that the Lenovo folks have afflicted on ...
by sethstorm
Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:05 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Reason to hate change (n + 1): ThinkPad keyboards changing
Replies: 17
Views: 6456

Re: Reason to hate change (n + 1): ThinkPad keyboards changing

JaneL wrote:
Count on it!
So the W530 would be put with the Ideapads? Good.
by sethstorm
Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:16 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Reason to hate change (n + 1): ThinkPad keyboards changing
Replies: 17
Views: 6456

Re: Reason to hate change (n + 1): ThinkPad keyboards changing

Death by a 1000 cuts: The Lenovo product strategy.

First it was Flexview, then it was the 4:3 screens, now it's the keyboard.
by sethstorm
Fri Apr 29, 2011 2:26 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: W5X0/W7X0 Shipping Thread
Replies: 162
Views: 130545

Re: W5X0/W7X0 Shipping Thread

Was split between a W701ds and W520, ended up going with the W520: Projected Ship Date: 05/19/11 0A68542 SBB ICI7-2820QM IHD GR200 45M3090 VBB GENUWIN7PROFES.64 0A68625 SBB GW7P64 E 0A68535 SBB 15.6FHD (1900 X 1080) LED 0A68894 SBB NVQ2000M GR 45M4571 VBB 4GBPC3-10600DDR3 1333SODMM 45M4839 SBB KEYBO...
by sethstorm
Thu Apr 28, 2011 5:03 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: W700 Discontinued?
Replies: 18
Views: 5508

Re: W700 Discontinued?

They thing I like most about the W700/W701 series is the expandability. Compared to the W520, more hard drives, more display ports and more expresscard port possibilities. Better cooling doesn't hurt, too, although the W520 looks pretty good in that respect. Still waiting to see if Lenovo will chan...
by sethstorm
Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:31 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: W700 Discontinued?
Replies: 18
Views: 5508

Re: W700 Discontinued?

based on the CPU benchmarks itself, even the fastest W701 cannot match with new sandy bridge processors. My point was that since it has been discontinued, was looking for where the W520 would meet the well-stocked W701ds. I know that I'm not going to see dual screens onboard, a numpad, or an onboar...
by sethstorm
Wed Apr 27, 2011 2:24 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: W700 Discontinued?
Replies: 18
Views: 5508

Re: W700 Discontinued?

Wouldn't mind if there was a practical comparison between the w701/w701ds and the (presumed follow-on) W520. Some of us don't mind huge if it means that cooling is done right. The W520 seems to be more of the same cut down of good features. That said, how far would one have to equip a W520 to match ...
by sethstorm
Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:43 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X20/X30/X40 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: Battery supplier for X series
Replies: 26
Views: 8148

Re: Battery supplier for X series

Poking around a bit (I was interested in the higher capacity), I see 5200 and 7200 mAh batteries from a company called Denaq. Denaq's website only lists the 6 cell at 4800 mAh, but some eBay auctions say 5200. The 7200 mAh is a 9 cell battery and sticks out the front! I had no idea that any compani...
by sethstorm
Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:13 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Positive feedback for FAIR Traders
Replies: 3048
Views: 649313

Re: Positive feedback for FAIR Traders

Just received an X31 today from aw in very good condition.

Good communication all around, and prompt shipping (for a large distance over ground in about 4-5 days).
by sethstorm
Sat Feb 14, 2009 2:59 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: X31 / type 2673 / 60G 7200rpm / 2gig ram / 1.4Ghz / CDRW
Replies: 5
Views: 1635

Re: FS: X31 / type 2673 / 60G 7200rpm / 2gig ram / 1.4Ghz / CDRW

aw wrote:Ok one last try. Price lowered to $340 and shipping is included to USA address. This laptop is in awesome shape. Next stop is ebay. Thanks for looking.
I hope it's still available, as I'm interested and would have no issue given the specs.
by sethstorm
Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:22 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: Switchable Graphics Stuck
Replies: 7
Views: 3594

Re:

And this just keeps getting better: Another Update: Tech support was very helpful and understanding. They agree that it is likely a bad GPU (I hope the new T and W series aren't another T4x nightmare). They'll be sending an EZserv box on Monday. I'll report back once the machine is repaired. It sou...
by sethstorm
Sun Dec 21, 2008 2:32 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: W700 with two displays?
Replies: 26
Views: 10402

Great. Display mediocrity - multiplied.

At least the A31p had Flexview and dual media bays. While it was big, it was quite expandable.

So this is what we get for them not acquiring a manufacturer of AFFS/S-IPS panels.
by sethstorm
Tue Sep 02, 2008 2:33 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: What Thinkpads have you owned?
Replies: 51
Views: 9810

For me, it's been: 3 730T's: One that has a converted suitcase docking station, and another has a proper docking station. The only downside is their batteries and unusual memory/disk requirements. 600E: the "Tonga" one, IIRC - making CPU upgrades difficult. However, it's held up quite well. 390: Has...
by sethstorm
Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:56 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: W500/W700 Tech Specs and tabook
Replies: 22
Views: 48103

Well they moved the audio and mic jacks to the front.... I can't see a clear image of either the front or the right side panel. I see that there is no audio or mike port on the left side. How do you know they moved the audio and mike port to the front? I far prefer a side placement. Otherwise, the ...
by sethstorm
Sat Apr 26, 2008 2:30 am
Forum: OS-X Questions
Topic: H/W - O/S Driver Matrix
Replies: 2
Views: 5844

Machine: T60P 2007-BA1 (93U based) 2.0GHz Core 2 Duo ATI FireGL V5200 256M 2GB memory 100GB disk OSX: 10.5.1 Kalyway Unmodified kernel(no sleep support) Graphics: ATI FireGL V5200 256M Installed NATIT, but removed extension due to graphics trouble. Added PCI ID to ATIRadeonX1000.kext/Contents/Plist....
by sethstorm
Fri Mar 28, 2008 10:22 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T60p Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 889

2007-BA1 is another UXGA IPS model. While it is indeed "based on 2007-93U", it's another one to look out for that has it.

As for noise, I've not noticed much if any.
by sethstorm
Wed Feb 13, 2008 3:26 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: IBM T61p UXGA FlexView
Replies: 37
Views: 22535

I can only say that it's quite welcome to see. Add that there is less clutter compared to the T40 series (was fine up to the front where the cleanliness stopped there) and you have a platform ready for this kind of modification.

The only issue will be getting those parts.
by sethstorm
Fri Feb 08, 2008 3:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Questions regarding the Atheros card for T60
Replies: 14
Views: 1561

Re: Questions regarding the Atheros card for T60

3. Should I get an Atheros card that includes type N WIFI? 5. My T currently says Intel pro wireless 3945 in the device manager. I am presuming that it has an Intel card. Correct? Thanks Regarding #3, I'd hold out unless you already have equipment that makes use of it and would work with that card....
by sethstorm
Fri Feb 08, 2008 2:25 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: A31p (2653-H4U) w/ AC adapter - SOLD
Replies: 10
Views: 1422

This Thinkpad has been sold to another forum member.
by sethstorm
Tue Feb 05, 2008 9:53 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: A31p (2653-H4U) w/ AC adapter - SOLD
Replies: 10
Views: 1422

PM has been sent with a reply to your message.
by sethstorm
Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:44 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: A31p (2653-H4U) w/ AC adapter - SOLD
Replies: 10
Views: 1422

A31p (2653-H4U) w/ AC adapter - SOLD

I'm putting my A31p up for sale as specified: * 1600x1200 Flexview screen in lightly used condition (replaced at the end of warranty) * Newly replaced keyboard (keys have no visible shine) * 1.7 GHz Pentium 4-M CPU * 1.5GB memory * 100GB HD * ATI FireGL Mobility 7800 64MB video * IBM CDRW/DVD * Batt...
by sethstorm
Sat Feb 02, 2008 11:27 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: What will the next T series Thinkpad bring and WHEN...
Replies: 11
Views: 2786

Finally, what do you guys WANT to see in a new Thinkpad series, besides higher speeds, and other obvious, yet still enticing new toys? 8) The option to refit with IPS post-purchase, and a regular sized media bay. IPS cannot be said enough, and if they won't put it in, allow for it to be put in if w...

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