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by ajkula66
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Favorite liquer/s ...
Replies: 4
Views: 93

Re: Favorite liquer/s ...

Puppy wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:04 pm
Last three years ... water :D
Have you been ill for the past three years... :D (On a serious note, I hope not).
by ajkula66
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Screen Issues on T601
Replies: 4
Views: 66

Re: Screen Issues on T601

nightninja96 wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:30 pm
Is there anyway to confirm it is the GPU?
If you have a dock and can utilize the DVI output, yes.

You could also connect the LCD assembly to a *known working* T6x motherboard and take it from there.

Good luck.
by ajkula66
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Screen Issues on T601
Replies: 4
Views: 66

Re: Screen Issues on T601

The motherboard does have an 07 Nvidia Nvs 140m. I don't think the GPU is the problem because I plugged my T601 into a different monitor and didn't experience any problems with it. Does anyone know what the problem is? It most likely is a failing GPU. There are two separate output channels from the...
by ajkula66
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Wireless Card Upgrades for W520
Replies: 4
Views: 104

Re: Wireless Card Upgrades for W520

IcarusFlies7 wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:21 am

...speaking of which, if anyone knows of a good graphics card for this thing that I can get on the cheap, would love any recommendations.
Graphic cards on most ThinkPads - including W520 - are soldered to the motherboard and not swappable.
by ajkula66
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: LF: replacement screen for W700
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: LF: replacement screen for W700

wujstefan wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:46 am

Is there any way to transplant a screen from DELL or HP workstations?
If you're talking about DC2, the answer is "no", at least without *extremely serious* finagling.

Wishing you the best of luck in your noble quest.
by ajkula66
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Need suggestion for broken lcd frame
Replies: 1
Views: 98

Re: Need suggestion for broken lcd frame

I'm sure someone around here has a T61 lid without LCD in decent shape and ready to go for not much money. Try posting a WTB (want to buy) ad in the Marketplace and take it from there.

Good luck.
by ajkula66
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Thinkpad 390E and X61 Tablet
Replies: 2
Views: 107

Re: Thinkpad 390E and X61 Tablet

As per the forum rules, you must post an asking price for every item listed for sale in the Marketplace.
by ajkula66
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Re: Panasonic's new SV-series
Replies: 2
Views: 192

Re: Panasonic's new SV-series

Does anyone have experience with Panasonic's let's note laptops (like build quality, keyboard, trackpad, ease of part replacement, is the ram module(s) soldered?, etc) I doubt that you'll find someone around here who is familiar with the current generation of Let's Note offerings...some of us have ...
by ajkula66
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: middleton question
Replies: 16
Views: 595

Re: middleton question

jharrison29 wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:26 am
Didn't know that 32bit systems could do that.
Every T61/p is a 64-bit system, since all of them sport 64-bit capable CPUs.
by ajkula66
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Windoze7: Life after End of Life ???
Replies: 25
Views: 1368

Re: Windoze7: Life after End of Life ???

MikalE wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:29 am
Always thinking about the bottom line instead of the customers who spend money with them. :roll:
Please say "hi" to the unintended consequences of the "shareholder revolution"... :mrgreen:
by ajkula66
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: fixing T400 (screen band, upgrade to 1440x900)
Replies: 6
Views: 389

Re: fixing T400 (screen band, upgrade to 1440x900)

Am I safe to assume it's a motherboard problem and not a screen or screen cable problem and just order Intel-only motherboard or do I need further testing? It would help if you could post a link to the pictures of the defect. My initial guess would be that the screen is defective. What is the best ...
by ajkula66
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T2x & T3x Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: Trying to find a clear value for ThinkPad T23 (Large images)
Replies: 18
Views: 776

Re: Trying to find a clear value for ThinkPad T23 (Large images)

Scrolls wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:12 pm
Would you say the damage is enough to lower the price?
Yes.

You can put it on fleabay and see what you get, set the reserve price at where you'd like to see it sold and good luck.
by ajkula66
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 282
Views: 180669

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

what about the dumbing down of the masses? the massive consumption of mindless television? the bad food and bad health lifestyles? globalisation (having your middle class destroyed in favor of cheap slaves on the other side of the globe) etc. Dumbing down of the masses has been going on forever, al...
by ajkula66
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Forum Notices, Questions and Suggestions
Topic: Why do people keep going back to Thinkpad?
Replies: 15
Views: 668

Re: Why do people keep going back to Thinkpad?

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:50 am

Never seen a Panasonic.
As high of a build quality as one is likely to find anywhere, but an absolute horror to work on in most cases.

I agree that the general ease of working on a ThinkPad beats any other laptop that I've personally come across.
by ajkula66
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Forum Notices, Questions and Suggestions
Topic: Why do people keep going back to Thinkpad?
Replies: 15
Views: 668

Re: Why do people keep going back to Thinkpad?

Keyboard with 7 rows, Trackpoint, Linux support.
by ajkula66
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 282
Views: 180669

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

it's sad we still have to deal with totalitarian thinking in the 21st century but there is no need to feed the totalitarian trolls on a thinkpad forum. You, sir, have an awful lot of nerve accusing a long-term forum member of being a troll of *any* kind. I would strongly suggest that you weigh your...
by ajkula66
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Thinking about buying a T42
Replies: 20
Views: 1054

Re: Thinking about buying a T42

shawross wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:10 pm

In great condition, the T4x series are very visually appealing even to this day and the keyboard never seems to date.
Truer words have not been spoken. T4x series is the pinnacle of IBM laptop design, IMO.
by ajkula66
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 282
Views: 180669

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

Can we at least talk about the cause in public without being labelled badly? Apparently not. I've said it before and I'll say it again: political correctness is the cancer that will end the Western civilization. Balkanization, or Balkanisation, is a geopolitical term used to describe the process of...
by ajkula66
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 282
Views: 180669

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

@coolcat37:

I am not amused with use of the term "balkanization" when its meaning implies savagery. Reading up on history of the Balkans before Ottoman Empire is something I'd recommend. Strongly.
by ajkula66
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T41 WPA2 issues?
Replies: 19
Views: 1062

Re: T41 WPA2 issues?

I've never had success connecting my T40 or T41 to WPA2 with the integrated 2100 card. I don't think the 2100 cards are compatible at all with WPA2. I've been using Netgear USB N600 on these machines instead. I've read conflicting reviews regarding 2100B and WPA2. Can't remember the last time I act...
by ajkula66
Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Middleton's T61 T9500 stuck at 1197mhz
Replies: 6
Views: 734

Re: Middleton's T61 T9500 stuck at 1197mhz

j-dogg wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:22 pm
Very strange.
The charging fuse on the motherboard is most likely blown. It can be replaced, but the procedure requires proper testing with a multimeter and good soldering skills.
by ajkula66
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Gmail messages 'read by human third parties'
Replies: 14
Views: 658

Re: Gmail messages 'read by human third parties'

Puppy wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:17 pm
No Google products/services in my home :-)
Same here BUT I don't have that choice in my workplace.
by ajkula66
Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Gmail messages 'read by human third parties'
Replies: 14
Views: 658

Re: Gmail messages 'read by human third parties'

TPFanatic wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:28 am
Typical Android.
Typical "anything-Google-related", really...which is why I *never* use my work phone for anything non-work-related...
by ajkula66
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: What OS do you use/recommend for T61
Replies: 16
Views: 1250

Re: What OS do you use/recommend for T61

I run W7 64 Ultimate on the T61p in my sig, and it runs like a charm - given its (vint)age - but 8GB of RAM and an SSD definitely help. If I were to move to something *nix-based right now, I'd likely go with some Debian-based distro, but there are so many other viable choices as well... My $0.02 onl...
by ajkula66
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Powerbank for X300?
Replies: 7
Views: 917

Re: Powerbank for X300?

I would NOT play with adapters that have a higher Ampere ratings, regardless of voltage. But that's me.

The part which I don't quite understand is the one about the airline regulations. I've travelled to and from Europe with both 72W and 90W adapters, never an issue... :?:
by ajkula66
Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Windoze7: Life after End of Life ???
Replies: 25
Views: 1368

Re: Windoze7: Life after End of Life ???

Annecy wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:17 pm
ajkula66 wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:54 pm
"I see no reason why any of this should change in 2020..."
What about when (3rdParty) Win7 FireWall products
are no longer maintained ... as "state of the art" :?: :banghead:
I don't use them now...never have...
by ajkula66
Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Windoze7: Life after End of Life ???
Replies: 25
Views: 1368

Re: Windoze7: Life after End of Life ???

As it stands now, W7 is the last MS OS that I'll ever use on my personal systems.

And my W7 installs have been locked down for a while now, blocking any updates. Nothing bad has happened.

I see no reason why any of this should change in 2020...

Obviously, YMMV.
by ajkula66
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: Kaervak's tech box clearout ***ITEMS SOLD***
Replies: 3
Views: 315

Re: FS: Kaervak's tech box clearout

That widescreen keyboard FRU 42T3937 is NOT from a T60. It was made for T400/R400/T500/R500/W500 series, and actually made by NMB. The T6x KB fits in the above, and the opposite is probably true as well (never tried it myself). Indeed. That keyboard can be used on any system T/R/Z/W system from 60,...
by ajkula66
Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Best Verizon LTE msata or usb adapter.
Replies: 1
Views: 640

Re: Best Verizon LTE msata or usb adapter.

You don't need a modded BIOS unless you're replacing an internal WWAN card with a non-approved one.

Which system are we discussing here to begin with ?

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