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by ajkula66
Sat May 26, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Are T60 and Z60m batteries compatible?
Replies: 6
Views: 165

Re: Are T60 and Z60m batteries compatible?

TPFanatic wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 8:38 pm
The 9 cells are the same batts. The 6 cells are different and don't fit in each other.
This has been my experience as well.
by ajkula66
Fri May 25, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60/32bitOS/W7: What to do ???
Replies: 4
Views: 149

Re: T60/32bitOS/W7: What to do ???

SSD is "worth it" in *any* system that will play nice with it - as in from T4x series on - and T60 is no exception. IMO, that is. T7200/7400 is an inexpensive upgrade nowadays and well worth a few bucks in my book. I'd stay within the 32-bit realm software-wise even after the CPU upgrade, though. My...
by ajkula66
Wed May 23, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Options for TTAV BIOS on T41?
Replies: 11
Views: 320

Re: Options for TTAV BIOS on T41?

I've learned a *lot* in this thread, thank you micrex22... :thumbs-UP:

Not to mention the fact that there's actually a T42 on its way to me as I'm writing this...time to tinker with it seems to be coming soon.
by ajkula66
Sat May 19, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Adding WiFi to a T43
Replies: 7
Views: 2172

Re: Adding WiFi to a T43

I just noticed that ... my ( otherwise perfectly/beautifully functioning ) newly installed TP-Link miniPCI WiFi card does NOT illuminate the T43 display bezel WiFi-LED :eek: Does this mean that I (would) have to "ground" the card ... as per above by Xenomorph :?: :SH!: Only if your run Windows. The...
by ajkula66
Sat May 19, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Options for TTAV BIOS on T41?
Replies: 11
Views: 320

Re: Options for TTAV BIOS on T41?

OK colour me confused...

AFAIK TTAV BIOS (es) are for T43 only

Secondly, T41 and T42 share the same BIOS...

No-1802 hack works wonders on pre-T43 ThinkPads IME...
by ajkula66
Fri May 18, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Those who own the 15" T4xp laptops, how useful are they in 2017?
Replies: 33
Views: 4419

Re: Those who own the 15" T4xp laptops, how useful are they in 2017?

I've just returned from a trip overseas where my old T43p kept me company and was actually pleasantly surprised with the experience of using it as the only PC for the duration of the trip... Yes, one must choose their browsers carefully - Pale Moon worked well for the most part, supplemented with Fi...
by ajkula66
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: LF: T43 "MODs": SATA/MB & UXGA/Display ...
Replies: 19
Views: 797

Re: LF: T43 "MODs": SATA/MB & UXGA/Display ...

if I switched from a 5400rpm to P/ATA SSD HDD in my T43 ... Any thoughts/comments :eek: :?: [/color][/size] 1) Conventional 2.5" IDE SSDs are mostly garbage, overpriced and easily a decade behind their SATA cousins, total waste of money IMO. 2) If you can't find anyone to perform the SATA-mod for y...
by ajkula66
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Retro Thinkpad T61p Build! Warning PICS!
Replies: 32
Views: 1551

Re: Retro Thinkpad T61p Build! Warning PICS!

Being older design language I would consider T61p to be fairly retro. Which is above and beyond ironic given the backlash that Lenovo had gotten at the time for moving away from the 4:3 ratio... To me personally, any combination of terms "ThinkPad" and "retro" implies a 4:3 system. This post brough...
by ajkula66
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Retro Thinkpad T61p Build! Warning PICS!
Replies: 32
Views: 1551

Re: Retro Thinkpad T61p Build! Warning PICS!

To save bandwidth for dial up users and cell phones? I'm sorry I'm not trying to be smart! This is just crazy, especially in the year 2018. In all seriousness: Do you not have wifi? I pay only $40 / month and I have unlimited 4G LTE data. You should seriously consider upgrading to a far superior da...
by ajkula66
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T43p & FireGL V3200: Good idea to repsste the paste between the heat spreader and the die?
Replies: 4
Views: 499

Re: T43p & FireGL V3200: Good idea to repsste the paste between the heat spreader and the die?

My T43p has a gpu that idles at around 50-55C no matter how I repaste on the gpu heat spreader. in comparison with the same heatsink, LCD and same CPU, my T43 with its X300 idles in the 30s to 40s. So is it a good idea to repaste the thermal paste between the heat spreader and the actual die? If so...
by ajkula66
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: GONE: T7600G Multiplier-Unlocked Overclocker CPU
Replies: 4
Views: 278

Re: FS: T7600G Multiplier-Unlocked Overclocker CPU

It will NOT work in T61/p.

Good luck with the sale of this rare beast
by ajkula66
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: SSD in an X60s - which model will work ?
Replies: 15
Views: 741

Re: SSD in an X60s - which model will work ?

@visitor: I'm not familiar with either of the drives that you're considering, but would advise going with at least 240GB nowadays, smaller drives are always slower...and the price difference is usually not huge... And yes, I've ran SATA III drives in SATA I systems on quite a few occasions. Do you h...
by ajkula66
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: SSD in an X60s - which model will work ?
Replies: 15
Views: 741

Re: SSD in an X60s - which model will work ?

Any 2.5" SATA SSD will work. The space required and your budget are the only limitations.
by ajkula66
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Please give advice on purchasing a used IBM Thinkpad T60p in 2018
Replies: 89
Views: 46658

Re: Please give advice on purchasing a used IBM Thinkpad T60p in 2018

IME, Clonezilla will display just about any resolution imaginable out of the box, no finagling with settings required
by ajkula66
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Blast from 2002... The IBM ThinkPad T30 (Lots of Pics)
Replies: 15
Views: 823

Re: Blast from 2002... The IBM ThinkPad T30 (Lots of Pics)

That's a real beauty you've got over there. Truly impressive condition.

It could use a RAM upgrade from what I've seen in the BIOS screen, though... :D
by ajkula66
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Compatibility of 802.11 wlan mini-pci cards for the T4x ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2261

Re: Compatibility of 802.11 wlan mini-pci cards for the T4x ?

that TP-Link TL861N is combo WiFiBlueToothCard A really nice WiFiBlueTooth[/color] ComboCard is also on my mind :wink: There are no internal BT/wi-fi combo cards for T4x generation. I agree with Dave that TP Link is as good as it gets on these machines. Intel 2200BG was a decent - not a great - car...
by ajkula66
Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X230 with ssd micron c400 - low speed after reboot
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Re: X230 with ssd micron c400 - low speed after reboot

Now each ssd have 2 partitions, 14gb for lenovo recovery and other for windows. Only windows installed, nothing else. If not put laptop to reboot - ssd works well. Ugh. You should nuke the recovery portion to begin with, IMO and IME. Most SSDs also need unallocated - as in "not partitioned" - space...
by ajkula66
Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: What can be put into the WLAN card space of a T61?
Replies: 17
Views: 4268

Re: What can be put into the WLAN card space of a T61?

Would the Broadcom HD decoder (somewhat) equalize the discrete vs integrated "graphics differential" ???[/i]" Would the following (@Amazon) be compatible with my IntelGraphics T61: BCM970015 Broadcom Video/Audio Hardware Decoder Accelerator Crystal HD PCI Express mini card Hardware Decoder for Appl...
by ajkula66
Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T42 available...
Replies: 3
Views: 543

Re: T42 available...

brucehe wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:00 pm
Hello all,

I have a T42 that has come back to me. It is in good condition, 1.5 GB RAM, 1024X768 Radeon 7500. 160GB hard drive. Battery has about 1 hour run time.

Any interest or should it be recycled ?

Bruce

You should really come up with a price and post it in the Marketplace...IMO, that is.
by ajkula66
Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Compatibility of 802.11 wlan mini-pci cards for the T4x ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2261

Re: Compatibility of 802.11 wlan mini-pci cards for the T4x ?

If I were to use an ExpressCard/54 or EC/34 for WiFi instead of the internal PCI card slot, A bad idea to begin with, since internal antennae will provide better connectivity than anything you could possibly put in the PCMCIA slot, WLAN-wise. could I use something like the Broadcom HD decoder inter...
by ajkula66
Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Questions on T60 and T61 ram/cpu upgrade
Replies: 11
Views: 961

Re: Questions on T60 and T61 ram/cpu upgrade

vermin123 wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:05 pm


One more HW question: are cooling fans same on T60 and T61 (as I saw same item sold for both) ?
No they're not. T61/p heatsink for nVidia models is likely as good as it gets IMO.
by ajkula66
Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Questions on T60 and T61 ram/cpu upgrade
Replies: 11
Views: 961

Re: Questions on T60 and T61 ram/cpu upgrade

vermin123 wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:12 pm
The most important question for me now: can I use 4gb modules in T60?
No. The system won't even boot with one of these installed.
by ajkula66
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T42 Memory
Replies: 10
Views: 806

Re: T42 Memory

thinkpadcollection wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:23 pm
I never go for those oddballs and generics.
Amen. ThinkPads deserve better than that...
by ajkula66
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: A21 Turns on then off inmediatly
Replies: 9
Views: 749

Re: A21 Turns on then off inmediatly

kfzhu1229 wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:43 pm

Does the T30 and A31 series have the same problem?
No.

The problem described in the OP is one of the variations of BOD (Blink Of Death) which has been known to affect *all* A2x systems along with T20/21/22 but not T23 or any of the later models.
by ajkula66
Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: X200s or X201s with WXGA+ (1440x900) LCD
Replies: 7
Views: 474

Re: WTB: X200s or X201s with WXGA+ (1440x900) LCD

jaspen-meyer wrote:
Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:23 pm
I've got an x201s in good shape. And it includes a fancy spandex/cushioned carrying case which has a red felt interior and a thinkpad logo.

Will dig up pictures if you're interested.
Interested I am.

We can take this to PM or email, your choice, I'm listening closely.
by ajkula66
Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: X60 tablet with SXGA+ LCD
Replies: 5
Views: 622

Re: WTB: X60 tablet with SXGA+ LCD

Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:48 pm
If something pops up and is working, I'll send a link your way.
Thanks in advance... :thumbs-UP:
by ajkula66
Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Positive feedback for FAIR Traders
Replies: 2978
Views: 502197

Re: Positive feedback for FAIR Traders

:bow: :bow: :bow: to wujstefan who has proven to be one of the most patient people that I've ever come across throughout our last deal that literally took months to complete...all of it due to issues on my end... :oops:

Thank you, sir.
by ajkula66
Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: X200s or X201s with WXGA+ (1440x900) LCD
Replies: 7
Views: 474

Re: WTB: X200s or X201s with WXGA+ (1440x900) LCD

OK I appreciate the feebay links, but was hoping to buy the laptop from someone on this forum to begin with. I prefer spending my money here if at all possible.

@RBS: we'll discuss... :)
by ajkula66
Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: "Shipping Impossible: 'Wrong Side of the Pond'" [Non-US users?]
Replies: 15
Views: 888

Re: "Shipping Impossible: 'Wrong Side of the Pond'" [Non-US users?]

No. Throw the term "CITES" into your favourite search engine and read on. It's an unmitigated disaster. So they are basically the PETA of international transactions? :thumbs-UP: :thumbs-UP: :thumbs-UP: for coming up with that description. Unfortunately, unlike PETA, CITES regulations empower custom...
by ajkula66
Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: "Shipping Impossible: 'Wrong Side of the Pond'" [Non-US users?]
Replies: 15
Views: 888

Re: "Shipping Impossible: 'Wrong Side of the Pond'" [Non-US users?]

Also, count your blessings while you're buying/selling laptops. Try shipping a guitar or bass with a rosewood fingerboard internationally and see how that one works for you. DHL think it is guitar smashing day? No. Throw the term "CITES" into your favourite search engine and read on. It's an unmiti...

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