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by ajkula66
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Thinking about buying a T42
Replies: 10
Views: 294

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: 260
Views: 178181

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: 260
Views: 178181

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: 12
Views: 583

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: 352

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: 450

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: 450

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: 732

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: 604

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: 6
Views: 477

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: 6
Views: 477

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: 275

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: 377

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 ?
by ajkula66
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Positive feedback for FAIR Traders
Replies: 2990
Views: 506619

Re: Positive feedback for FAIR Traders

Kudos for the umpteenth time to Kaervak who set me up with a sweet, well-kept 14" SXGA+ T42... :thumbs-UP:

Thank you, sir.
by ajkula66
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Please help, SSD in ultrabay wont work, also my T43p doesnt boot USB drive
Replies: 18
Views: 707

Re: Please help, SSD in ultrabay wont work, also my T43p doesnt boot USB drive

Copying an OS install from HDD to SSD is a bad idea IME and more trouble than it's worth.

YMMV.
by ajkula66
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: blue shade on a QXGA screen
Replies: 8
Views: 474

Re: blue shade on a QXGA screen

I've seen that "blueish" hue on Hydis panels more than once, but not on an ID Tech. No wisdom to offer, you may just have to learn to live with it.

On a different note, is it my aging eyes or is that screen glossy ?
by ajkula66
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Please help, SSD in ultrabay wont work, also my T43p doesnt boot USB drive
Replies: 18
Views: 707

Re: Please help, SSD in ultrabay wont work, also my T43p doesnt boot USB drive

TinkerMan wrote:
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:11 am
BUT right now I cant even access the SSD in the ultra bay, it is seen by device manager, but I cant access it. it doesnt appear in My computer next to the hdd.
Does it show up in BIOS ?
by ajkula66
Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Please help, SSD in ultrabay wont work, also my T43p doesnt boot USB drive
Replies: 18
Views: 707

Re: Please help, SSD in ultrabay wont work, also my T43p doesnt boot USB drive

If your USB still does not work properly, you may need to reball the Southbridge. This. My experience with T4x series has been that once the USB ports start going out - usually a sign of an ailing Southbridge - one really can't predict how the system in question will behave. My approach would be to...
by ajkula66
Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60P Startup Anomaly
Replies: 34
Views: 1710

Re: T60P Startup Anomaly

The expense of the parts would not be the only expense for me, as I am not a technician and would need to take all of this to my technical repair guys. This makes the W700 a bit more attractive. To play the devil's advocate here, W700 is an old system by any criteria. You'll need help with repairin...
by ajkula66
Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 110
Views: 27606

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

Godspeed to Danny Kirwan (05/13/1950 - 06/08/2018)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssHffZNfPuA
by ajkula66
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60 14.1" problems
Replies: 2
Views: 462

Re: T60 14.1" problems

Check the BIOS version, the older ones do not support C2D CPUs
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: 691

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: 25
Views: 1524

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: 862

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: 2626

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: 862

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: 5245

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: 988

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: 2198

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: 2198

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...

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