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by Nigellus
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: T420 or Comparable w/ Windows 7
Replies: 1
Views: 593

WTB: T420 or Comparable w/ Windows 7

My mom's computer went belly-up. She's been watching me on my T420 for years and thinks something like that will meet her needs. I agree. My parents live in a rural area; what internet they have is dial-up. They hate Windows 10 (and I don't blame them; I can barely use it, myself). So, what I'm look...
by Nigellus
Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Problem with T420 Hinges
Replies: 2
Views: 2055

Re: Problem with T420 Hinges

As for the screws, check in the HMM what you all dis- and re-assembled. I did look through the manual to see if I could identify the two larger screws, but I came up with nothing. I guess they're just the standard 4 mm screws described, but who knows where they came from. You'll have to do it again...
by Nigellus
Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Problem with T420 Hinges
Replies: 2
Views: 2055

Problem with T420 Hinges

So my hinges completely gave out after several months of being loose. They won't hold the lid at all anymore. So, me being me (a person who has assembled and disassembled his 600E several times), decided to disassemble my T420 and see if I can tighten the hinges. Well, if there is a way, I can't fin...
by Nigellus
Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Anyone Know about AccuType Keyboards on Different Lines?
Replies: 9
Views: 10849

Re: Anyone Know about AccuType Keyboards on Different Lines?

you experience with the flex maybe different than what you would experience on thinkpads .. and maybe it is not .. there isn't much consistency. :??: :banana: After all this time, I've finally managed to find a ThinkPad keyboard to test out at a Best Buy. I was pleasantly surprised. To test it out,...
by Nigellus
Thu May 25, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 271211

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

At this point I'm wondering if the title of this thread should be changed from 'Thinkpaddres Rejoice' to 'Lenovo will never make a modern T43'. That's what I think. It's been years since they told us to expect a retro ThinkPad. I think the plug was pulled and they care so little about it or their c...
by Nigellus
Mon May 09, 2016 7:33 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Latch Won't Work After Replacing Bezel
Replies: 4
Views: 1389

Re: Latch Won't Work After Replacing Bezel

I take it your talking about a T400/T500? I had the same issue with this on my T61. It turned out that the thin metal piece connecting the latches was not aligned properly. When the bezel was snapped and screwed into place, it would actually be making direct contact with the metal piece, preventing...
by Nigellus
Mon May 09, 2016 2:06 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60 won't sleep/won't work with docking station
Replies: 8
Views: 2373

Re: T60 won't sleep/won't work with docking station

You can install all the relevant stuff w/o getting that Lenovo Upgrade programm. Also; any bad contacts in the dock connector? Did you reboot? Outside dock, that is? My W520' dock had no working USB on it's dock some time ago. I took it off, rebooted, and put it back on; USB worked again. I guess t...
by Nigellus
Mon May 09, 2016 2:05 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Latch Won't Work After Replacing Bezel
Replies: 4
Views: 1389

Re: Latch Won't Work After Replacing Bezel

Update, I took it back apart and examined the mechanism on the underside of the bezel. I don't see anything obviously broken, and it works like it's supposed to so long as it isn't snapped into place. Once it's snapped in, however, all the action leaves the latch. Logic says it must not be fitting r...
by Nigellus
Sun May 08, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Latch Won't Work After Replacing Bezel
Replies: 4
Views: 1389

Latch Won't Work After Replacing Bezel

Took the bezel off as part of the process of installing a new LCD. Latch works great until I snap the bezel in place. Then it doesn't move. What am I doing wrong?
by Nigellus
Sun May 08, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60 won't sleep/won't work with docking station
Replies: 8
Views: 2373

Re: T60 won't sleep/won't work with docking station

I'm installing the correct one, but it won't work properly. Any tricks? I tried the advice on the on Lenovo Knowledge Base, but no luck.
by Nigellus
Tue May 03, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: ACQUIRED -- LCD for T420
Replies: 4
Views: 936

Re: WTB -- LCD for T420

If you run a business, get a desktop, ANY desktop, build it yourself if you like! They are forever more reliable than any laptop... I don't disagree. I've just found that being tied down to a desktop computer doesn't really work for me. Because I work outside of the office at least as much as I'm i...
by Nigellus
Tue May 03, 2016 5:02 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: ACQUIRED -- LCD for T420
Replies: 4
Views: 936

Re: WTB -- LCD for T420

Update. Crack is getting worse. A LOT worse. The flex in these newer ThinkPad covers really does a discredit to the legacy of the brand. My 600e had a horribly cracked LCD and it remained in the same condition until I replaced it because there was effectively no flex in the lid. Anyway, I was forced...
by Nigellus
Mon May 02, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60 won't sleep/won't work with docking station
Replies: 8
Views: 2373

Re: T60 won't sleep/won't work with docking station

brchan wrote:There are 2 versions available: Windows 7 or later, and XP to Vista
https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/tvsu-update
Thanks.
by Nigellus
Mon May 02, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: ACQUIRED -- LCD for T420
Replies: 4
Views: 936

Re: WTB -- LCD for T420

I think the crack is getting worse :-(
by Nigellus
Mon May 02, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60 won't sleep/won't work with docking station
Replies: 8
Views: 2373

Re: T60 won't sleep/won't work with docking station

Oh, I should have mentioned that this machine is not running Windows 7, which is apparently a problem for running Lenovo System Update :/
by Nigellus
Mon May 02, 2016 8:30 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60 won't sleep/won't work with docking station
Replies: 8
Views: 2373

T60 won't sleep/won't work with docking station

I've had some significant problems with my T60 since I had to re-install the operating system. It hasn't slept since then. I have my monitor timed to turn off after one minute, and my HD to turn off after three. Nothing. It also doesn't sleep when I close the lid. This is annoying, but I didn't real...
by Nigellus
Sat Apr 30, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: How to speed up the Retro Thinkpad Project
Replies: 36
Views: 40636

Re: How to speed up the Retro Thinkpad Project

I'd hope they wouldn't turn down free R&D. I wonder what it would take for a bunch of Thinkpadders to get together and produce a high-quality laptop for the market. Obviously, we wouldn't be able to call it a "ThinkPad," but if someone produces a computer at least as functional as the T-series Think...
by Nigellus
Sat Apr 30, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 271211

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

Has anyone heard anything about this project lately?
by Nigellus
Sat Apr 30, 2016 1:17 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: ACQUIRED -- LCD for T420
Replies: 4
Views: 936

ACQUIRED -- LCD for T420

Long story short, I wasn't as mindful as I should have been and dropped a socket wrench on my LCD. It was a glancing blow, but there are cracks under the surface on the right side of my LCD.

Need a new one.

Anyone selling?

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NEW ONE BOUGHT AND INSTALLED AS OF 5/8/2016
by Nigellus
Sat Oct 10, 2015 8:31 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 271211

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

It's been an awfully long time without an update... I'm starting to think maybe they've lost interest in producing a real ThinkPad. Which would be consistent with Lenovo's "can't do" attitude...
by Nigellus
Wed Sep 02, 2015 6:53 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 271211

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

I still haven't seen any 3:2 laptops in recent years. The "Classic Thinkpad" survey also seems to have completely ruled out 3:2. I suspect this might be a deliberate interpretation on their part. They didn't release the results, but I'd put some money on 4:3 and 3:2 together having at least as much...
by Nigellus
Tue Sep 01, 2015 2:18 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 271211

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

I spoke to David and Luis about the project, they said they haven't finished analysing and doing the necessary business case behind the option variations. Once they have anything more concrete to present, David will present the conclusive finding in a blog post. We're all very excited about this pr...
by Nigellus
Mon Aug 24, 2015 8:21 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Time for a New Business Laptop
Replies: 64
Views: 8103

Re: Time for a New Business Laptop

Are people just not typing as much anymore? Some of them can even type fast (>80 wpm) on virtual keyboards, using all ten fingers. I was sort of typing like that when I had an iPad Air last year, but didn't feel very comfortable. You know, when Star Trek went 100% touch-screen in TNG, I knew that w...
by Nigellus
Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:31 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Time for a New Business Laptop
Replies: 64
Views: 8103

Re: Time for a New Business Laptop

Well actually, IBM pioneered the chiclet keyboard back in 1983: http://www.brutman.com/PCjr/images/PCjr_Chiclet_keyboard_small.jpg But people of that generation hated the chiclet-style keys that it never went anywhere. :p Are people just not typing as much anymore? I can't imagine any other logical...
by Nigellus
Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:27 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Time for a new TrackPoint design
Replies: 23
Views: 4381

Re: Time for a new TrackPoint design

To quote Abigail Adams, "I desire you would remember the ladies"! The tip of my finger fits too far down in a Soft Rim to be comfortable as the rim catches under my fingernail. Soft Dome is my cap of choice. Fair point. This is why it's good to have variety since in many cases no one thing will be ...
by Nigellus
Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:18 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Time for a new TrackPoint design
Replies: 23
Views: 4381

Re: Time for a new TrackPoint design

I believe it starts with something like this: http://i.imgur.com/VTHDmgR.jpg We can all pretty much guess how it ends. No, you misunderstood. What I meant was how do Lenovo fabricate The Tongue of the Cat at their factory, not how you (& your buddies) extract a tongue out of a cat. LOL. You guys wi...
by Nigellus
Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:11 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Office 2003 "too many activations"
Replies: 6
Views: 1592

Re: Office 2003 "too many activations"

I've had assorted activation with Microsoft products over the years; product keys being rejected even thought I was using the exact key printed on the label, upgrades failing to activate, etc. Each time, a call to Microsoft got it sorted out - I have to give them credit for their customer service. ...
by Nigellus
Sun Aug 23, 2015 4:22 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Time for a New Business Laptop
Replies: 64
Views: 8103

Re: Time for a New Business Laptop

I've managed to pick up a T420, thanks to theterminator93 selling me a great machine. The Flex 2 did NOT work out as a business laptop. I cannot stress this enough. Typing on it was extremely uncomfortable, and the touch/clickpad was a torment worthy of Tartarus. Typing would make my fingers sore, a...
by Nigellus
Sat Aug 22, 2015 6:56 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Office 2003 "too many activations"
Replies: 6
Views: 1592

Re: Office 2003 "too many activations"

Okay, no drastic measures necessary. I finally got through to Microsoft. My main stumbling block is that this product is not supported for phone activation anymore. I gave the voice menu a hard time until it transferred me to a customer representative, to whom I explained what was going on. He was t...
by Nigellus
Sat Aug 22, 2015 6:21 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Office 2003 "too many activations"
Replies: 6
Views: 1592

Re: Office 2003 "too many activations"

I've been continuing my research. The reason I had to start this thread is because the internet is populated with aggressively rude and unhelpful people (fortunately not here). As always happens, whenever I find a title of a thread addressing my problem exactly, most of the commenters either express...

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