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by ajkula66
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: No reaction for charger or power button R60 IBM Lenovo type 9461-DXG
Replies: 5
Views: 87

Re: No reaction for charger or power button R60 IBM Lenovo type 9461-DXG

Thanks for input but that was mi first choice, but sadly in HMM when "no power" issue only answer is to replace system board. I validate that charger is working. I will consider buying a R60 with for example broken screen, but i can see there are lot of different boards built in graphics, external,...
by ajkula66
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 CPU upgrade T7300 -> T9500
Replies: 19
Views: 606

Re: T61 CPU upgrade T7300 -> T9500

MikalE wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:26 pm
That's why they make the big bucks!
Well, I don't know...in 12 years that I've been living here in NEPA I haven't hit a big buck yet, just two regular deer... :twisted:
by ajkula66
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 CPU upgrade T7300 -> T9500
Replies: 19
Views: 606

Re: T61 CPU upgrade T7300 -> T9500

Welcome to the forum! I apologize and don't mean to hijack this thread. Very much a noob when it comes to the T61. I plan to upgrade from T7100 -> T9300. Already flashed Middleton and wanted to know about the error is suppresses - thermal sensors. Is this safe to do? Will a merom board still keep th...
by ajkula66
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: ThinkPad R400/R500 Series
Topic: New CPU in R500?
Replies: 1
Views: 51

Re: New CPU in R500?

nightninja96 wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:39 am
Hello, I was walk dieting what cpus are compatible with the thinkpad r500?
Any 1066 Mhz Penryn such as T9400/9600, P8500/8700 etc.
Also, will the t7700 work with it?
No.
by ajkula66
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Laptop collectors: if you're allowed to collect just one laptop, which one would it be?
Replies: 37
Views: 1060

Re: Laptop collectors: if you're allowed to collect just one laptop, which one would it be?

I have a hard time believing a T601 would even be okay for simple and basic home user tasks these days such as Netflix. Again, I can't do 720p YouTube without frame skip on a T601. I'm pretty sure 1080p YouTube is a requirement for any *device* to be called modern - as any $100 Chinese tablets and ...
by ajkula66
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 306
Views: 183863

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:34 am

I'll be under a big rock if anyone need me.
Given the direction that the world seems to be heading, you may very well find me under the neighbouring one... :D
by ajkula66
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Things you don't get into anymore
Replies: 43
Views: 2997

Re: Things you don't get into anymore

@MikalE : If you were any closer, I'd happily take that Tascam 38 off of your "unused items list"... :) Recording gear aside, I'm still in absolute amazement over that cockpit that you had recreated. Can't wrap my head around the fact that it was even possible to complete such a task. My hat's off ...
by ajkula66
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 306
Views: 183863

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

Ahem...that very island of Lesbos has its name in the root of the word "lesbian"...so I guess something has changed for reasons unknown.

Linguistics aside, the story just shows - once and again - that the Western civilization is hellbent on committing suicide.... :roll:
by ajkula66
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Things you don't get into anymore
Replies: 43
Views: 2997

Re: Things you don't get into anymore

Some people are really fond of the look of the older wood grained glowing tube equipment. I personally prefer cold steel with discreet transistors driving transformers. Most 'audio people' thought it was wrong for me to take the wood sides off my console. I much prefer the hard industrial look over...
by ajkula66
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Laptop collectors: if you're allowed to collect just one laptop, which one would it be?
Replies: 37
Views: 1060

Re: Laptop collectors: if you're allowed to collect just one laptop, which one would it be?

I'm not sure either TBH. Realistically, just about anything that will work on 2000/XP will work fine on Win10. No it will not. There's a boatload of proprietary software where the compatibility was broken either in W8.x or W10. I'm curious if the A31 even shipped with Win9x? I don't believe so. I e...
by ajkula66
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Regarding Chinese Chip Hack
Replies: 8
Views: 231

Re: Regarding Chinese Chip Hack

Given that certain governments shadow-banned the use of ThinkPads years ago, I don't believe that any systems that are still in daily use should be regarded as safe...to refresh everyone's memory... https://www.theverge.com/2013/7/30/4570780/lenovo-reportedly-banned-by-mi6-cia-over-chinese-hacking-f...
by ajkula66
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Monster in the house!
Replies: 41
Views: 872

Re: Monster in the house!

Battery is completely dead, so I've made dummy out of it to cover the hole, it will be connected to ac adapter all the time. I've never owned a W70* of any kind, so congrats to you first and foremost... :thumbs-UP: Some ThinkPads won't run at full speed unless a working battery is present. You may ...
by ajkula66
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R400/R500 Series
Topic: R500 and X9100 CPU
Replies: 8
Views: 535

Re: R500 and X9100 CPU

Have you tested that X9100 in another system ?

On a different note, I'd pass on anything faster/hotter than T9600 in these machines with the stock cooling.
by ajkula66
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Question: Same heatsink/fan in T61 units regardles of GPU?
Replies: 4
Views: 180

Re: Question: Same heatsink/fan in T61 units regardles of GPU?

portsample wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:15 pm
Oh really! I just swapped an nVidia heat sink unit onto a board w/an Intel GPU with no complications.
So you did exactly what I stated above...

I've never used acetone, though...can't say that the thought even occurred to me.
by ajkula66
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Question: Same heatsink/fan in T61 units regardles of GPU?
Replies: 4
Views: 180

Re: Question: Same heatsink/fan in T61 units regardles of GPU?

portsample wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:18 pm
Are there different models of fan/heat sink units depending on whether the laptop has an Intel or Nvidia GPU? Unit is 14.1" standard. TIA
Yes.

The one for nVidia units will work fine with an Intel board, but not the other way around.
by ajkula66
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Laptop collectors: if you're allowed to collect just one laptop, which one would it be?
Replies: 37
Views: 1060

Re: Laptop collectors: if you're allowed to collect just one laptop, which one would it be?

Screamer wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:57 pm
Seems to be mostly IBM or Lenovo here, I thought there were more in variety for collectibles? Either way, here is my list (one choice, not all of them):
I've got to give it to you, there are machines on that list that I've never heard of, let alone anything else... :thumbs-UP:
by ajkula66
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: 12 Thinkpads (or is it 13?) *HUGE PICS*
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: 12 Thinkpads (or is it 13?) *HUGE PICS*

No fuss no muss no bragging and BOOM here comes my friend dr_st with a very well thought out collection...well-played, sir.

I'd be envious if I were younger. Seriously.

Enjoy... :thumbs-UP:
by ajkula66
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: A decent laptop with 3:2 aspect ratio
Replies: 28
Views: 983

Re: A decent laptop with 3:2 aspect ratio

Isn't it a firmware issue only? For instance the EM7345 WWAN in ThinkPad 8 tablet reads the carrier from SIM card upon boot and loads corresponding carrier-specific (if any) firmware. This is US specific issue I believe because there were separate firmware files for three US carriers and generic on...
by ajkula66
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Beware Update KB4457139
Replies: 15
Views: 428

Re: Beware Update KB4457139

I've got about three things to say here: a) I've moved to Linux a couple of weeks ago and am likely staying there for good. b) I did boot quickly to W7 a couple of nights ago to run the program that doesn't run under *nix for about 5 minutes. Never went online, nor did I feel the urge to. c) For me ...
by ajkula66
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Laptop collectors: if you're allowed to collect just one laptop, which one would it be?
Replies: 37
Views: 1060

Re: Laptop collectors: if you're allowed to collect just one laptop, which one would it be?

A31p.

Not that this response coming from silly old me should surprise anyone... :)
by ajkula66
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Beware Update KB4457139
Replies: 15
Views: 428

Re: Beware Update KB4457139

Installing Windows 7 updates is problematic and installing anything other than "security only" updates for Windows 7 is lunacy. YMMV Personally, I view installing any updates past SP1 as playing with fire. W10 is nowhere near where M$ had expected it to be at this point in the game IMO, and they wi...
by ajkula66
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: What WWAN cards will work in a T60p?
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Re: What WWAN cards will work in a T60p?

Both are full size mini PCIe cards, and are in Slot 2. Slot 1 is occupied by a Broadcom BCM4360-based Wi-Fi card. Figured as much, but had to ask anyway. Nevertheless, the only card that I've ever seen actually work in this generation of ThinkPads was the old Sierra Wireless one that they shipped w...
by ajkula66
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: What WWAN cards will work in a T60p?
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Re: What WWAN cards will work in a T60p?

ko wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:40 pm
No, but the new board I put in probably has the capability, as there's a connector for the SIM slot on it.
Let's sat that's the case, for now.... What's the format of the actual WWAN card that you're trying to use, and in which slot do you have it installed ?
by ajkula66
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: What WWAN cards will work in a T60p?
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Re: What WWAN cards will work in a T60p?

Was your T60p WWAN-equipped from the factory ? Is there a "bump" on the right hand side of the lid ?
by ajkula66
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Micro$haft is $hafting W10 users again! Beware of Update 1809
Replies: 22
Views: 659

Re: Micro$haft is $hafting W10 users again! Beware of Update 1809

I guess that this goes back to the old saying that there are people who needed backups and those who will need them...losing 220GB of data in a single sitting would land me in the ER, no questions asked. Then again, I find it exceptionally difficult to feel sorry for anyone who got a migraine of any...
by ajkula66
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Will T410 video cable work in a T410s of same resolution?
Replies: 11
Views: 336

Re: Will T410 video cable work in a T410s of same resolution?

Hans Gruber wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:09 pm
Here is what I am seeing upon booting up my T410s.
That may very well be a defective screen, but it's cheaper to swap the cable and verify what the problem is.
by ajkula66
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: New Zealand border cops warn travelers that without handing over electronic passwords 'You shall not pass!'
Replies: 31
Views: 744

Re: New Zealand border cops warn travelers that without handing over electronic passwords 'You shall not pass!'

Almost every country is going this route. It's the time that we live in where, in a way, the terrorists won. Governments are finding out that they can do almost anything and pass any stupid policy they want so long as they invoke the name of national security. That's why I got an older smart phone ...
by ajkula66
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T43P Super Talent SSD Upgrade?
Replies: 2
Views: 201

Re: T43P Super Talent SSD Upgrade?

Welcome to the forum!

Please stay away from PATA SSDs, they are garbage, plain and simple. No one ever bothered to develop one that would actually offer a meaningful stability and performance improvement.

Unless you can find someone to SATA-mod your system, just stay with the current HDD.
by ajkula66
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R400/R500 Series
Topic: R400 shuts off randomly
Replies: 7
Views: 296

Re: R400 shuts off randomly

We'd need to know more about the actual circumstances...does it shut down under full load ? When you put it to sleep ? Leave unattended ?
by ajkula66
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB - from Lenovo.com - Thinkpad E585
Replies: 6
Views: 319

Re: WTB - from Lenovo.com - Thinkpad E585

OP does not live in the US. He is in the *country* of Georgia, which was once a part of the USSR. That could possibly explain some grammar/language imperfections in their post.

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