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by whizkid
Fri Sep 30, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T400, Windows 10, dock - dual external monitors possible?
Replies: 2
Views: 1090

T400, Windows 10, dock - dual external monitors possible?

I have a T400 with a dock. Which dock it is precisely, I'll have to look up, but it has VGA and DVI connectors, but alas no sound jack. Video is switchable ATI Radeon HD3400. I'd like to use it with two external monitors, and have no need to use the internal display. I've seen a youtube video using ...
by whizkid
Tue Jun 14, 2016 11:13 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: [SOLVED] Need T430 Recovery Discs
Replies: 4
Views: 1148

Re: Need T430 Recovery Discs

In case someone comes across this, I did without. I did a clean install using the Windows 8 ISO available from Microsoft (here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download). The T430, and I'm sure many other machines, have a product key in the BIOS (mine has a key for Windows 8 Pro). The Windo...
by whizkid
Fri Jun 10, 2016 11:03 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: [SOLVED] Need T430 Recovery Discs
Replies: 4
Views: 1148

Re: Need T430 Recovery Discs

I just might try my T400 recovery media and see what happens, seeing the comments on that thread.
by whizkid
Fri Jun 10, 2016 6:09 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: [SOLVED] Need T430 Recovery Discs
Replies: 4
Views: 1148

Re: Need T430 Recovery Discs

RealBlackStuff wrote:Our Marketforum has them (W8 Pro) : http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=119351
Excellent! Thanks so much.
by whizkid
Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:49 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: [SOLVED] Need T430 Recovery Discs
Replies: 4
Views: 1148

[SOLVED] Need T430 Recovery Discs

Hello! I recently purchased a ThinkPad from a local company that does corporate hardware recovery. The short of it is this ThinkPad T430 came with no hard disk nor restore media. I'd be ever so grateful if I could get discs or ISO files from someone because this machine is licensed for Windows 8 Pro...
by whizkid
Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:07 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1/X1-Carbon
Topic: x1 carbon SATA (not SSD) drive format?
Replies: 22
Views: 10988

Re: x1 carbon SATA (not SSD) drive format?

It's been a few months... And I bought a 500GB SSD for my X1C1 that of course won't fit because I didn't even consider that there might be other form factors. Shame on me. Anyway, has anyone had luck upsizing their X1C1 SSD? Which form factor and/or adapter did you use? My 256GB is making life diffi...
by whizkid
Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:10 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Is it possible 16GB of ram
Replies: 7
Views: 8694

Re: Is it possible 16GB of ram

A use on the Y Combinator forums claims to have 16GB in his T400. Anyone here tried it lately?

link: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=10039306 (search for T400 on the page)
by whizkid
Tue May 13, 2014 9:51 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: T41p Whizkid Cleanout System 8 for parts, $25+shipping
Replies: 0
Views: 494

FS: T41p Whizkid Cleanout System 8 for parts, $25+shipping

ThinkPad T41p 2373-GEU CPU: Pentium M 1.7GHz RAM: 1GB (2x512MB) NO HDD, but bracket and cover are included 14.1" 1400x1050 (SXGA+) screen in very good condition (most vertical pixels I've ever had in a ThinkPad!) 128MB FireGL2 video chip, which I suspect is the culprit Windows XP Pro license intact ...
by whizkid
Sun May 11, 2014 11:36 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T41p Won't boot, no video
Replies: 1
Views: 1109

Re: T41p Won't boot, no video

After just a little thought, I'm going to just part it out. If interested, keep your eyes peeled in the marketplace for Whizkid Cleanout System 8. :)
by whizkid
Sun May 11, 2014 11:18 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T41p Won't boot, no video
Replies: 1
Views: 1109

T41p Won't boot, no video

I have a T41p that was used in the house a couple of years. My wife and I think we had the system board re-flowed once. I recently got it out of storage to try to find it a better home, and now there's no display and the machine will not boot. If I take out all the RAM I get the usual beeps (1-3-1 I...
by whizkid
Sat May 10, 2014 9:39 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: 600X Whizkid Cleanout System 7
Replies: 0
Views: 473

FS: 600X Whizkid Cleanout System 7

ThinkPad 600X 2645-5HU CPU: PIII 800MHz!! Yes, upgraded to 800, but not the max of 850. RAM: 576MB - fully loaded Disk: 40GB - decent upgrade Screen: 13.3" 1024x768 TFT with some pressure marks but no bad pixels Optical drive: SR-8174 CD/DVD drive - will read CD-R and perhaps DVD-R but I only have D...
by whizkid
Sat May 10, 2014 9:33 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: 600X Whizkid Cleanout System 6
Replies: 0
Views: 511

FS: 600X Whizkid Cleanout System 6

ThinkPad 600X 2645-5HU CPU: PIII 650MHz RAM: 448MB Disk: 12GB Screen: 13.3" 1024x768 TFT Optical drive: XM-1902B 24x CD-ROM - Not a DVD drive alas CMOS battery seems fine, as time and date are kept No battery Power supply included Current software is Fedora 20 Linux (latest version!) Works perfectly...
by whizkid
Sat May 03, 2014 10:46 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: 570E Whizkid Cleanout System 5
Replies: 0
Views: 403

FS: 570E Whizkid Cleanout System 5

ThinkPad 570E 2644-6AU CPU: PIII 500MHz RAM: 320MB (maxed out, IIRC) HD: 6GB Display 13.3" 1024x768 Boots! Runs! Currently has Fedora 13. License sticker for Win98 and Win95 is intact. Display sometimes whites out, but adjusting lid position clears it up. Power supply included. Price $25 OBO local t...
by whizkid
Sat May 03, 2014 10:03 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: X21 Whizkid Cleanout System 4
Replies: 0
Views: 400

FS: X21 Whizkid Cleanout System 4

This system has evidence of feline chemical warfare. I took it apart today and cleaned it, but I could not get everything out. The system turns on and displays the IBM ThinkPad logo, and if you press F12 it says Preparing Boot Device List; or F1 shows Entering BIOS Setup, but it never does. Price: F...
by whizkid
Sat May 03, 2014 1:11 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: 390X Whizkid Cleanout System 3
Replies: 0
Views: 378

FS: 390X Whizkid Cleanout System 3

Machine TYPE 2626-L0U CPU: Pentium III 450MHz Installed memory: 512MB Screen: 14.1" 1024x768 and looks great. HDD: 20GB currently has Windows XP. I'll remove user files and leave this OS if you like, or wipe the drive if you prefer. License sticker is for Windows 98 This is a 3-spindle machine: flop...
by whizkid
Sat May 03, 2014 12:44 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: 560E Whizkid Cleanout System 2
Replies: 0
Views: 437

FS: 560E Whizkid Cleanout System 2

Yes ANOTHER ThinkPad 560E 2640-40U! This one boots and runs! CPU: Pentium 166MMX RAM 80MB Fully loaded! HDD: 4GB screamer :) (oh and it's loud too) currently has Xubuntu installed Screen: 12.1" 800x600 TFT looks great Missing floppy port cover; back port cover; latch to keep lid closed. Includes PCM...
by whizkid
Sat May 03, 2014 12:17 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: 560E Whizkid Cleanout System 1
Replies: 0
Views: 391

FS: 560E Whizkid Cleanout System 1

I'm clearing out my old ThinkPads to gain space, and hopefully to give others the chance to play with some old machines. Free ThinkPad for local pickup in 55106 or nearby; others pay only shipping. Combine shipments to lower total cost! ThinkPad 560E 2640-40U for parts/repair. CPU: Pentium 166MMX RA...
by whizkid
Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:17 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Linux on X1 CT, Anyone?
Replies: 5
Views: 1994

Re: Linux on X1 CT, Anyone?

Other than booting, Fedora 20 continues to run really well on this X1 Carbon Touch. I "upgraded" Windows to 8.1 which messed with the bootloader again. I'm going to consider it another dufus test if the machine goes missing. The other thing that happens is that once the machine has been running a wh...
by whizkid
Thu Oct 31, 2013 1:39 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1/X1-Carbon
Topic: Screen Protector... right?
Replies: 0
Views: 1226

Screen Protector... right?

I got my spiffy new X1 several days ago, but haven't attempted to get the screen protector off until just now, then realized it might not actually have one. Please tell me yours came with a screen protector so I can get mine off!
by whizkid
Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:14 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Linux on X1 CT, Anyone?
Replies: 5
Views: 1994

Re: Linux on X1 CT, Anyone?

I shrunk the Windows partition booting from a LiveCD and that went really well. (FWIW, do not bother to do it from inside Windows: It won't give you as much space and it takes an extremely long time. Hours!) Once that was done, I booted the Fedora LiveDVD and used that to install. It went very smoot...
by whizkid
Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:41 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Linux on X1 CT, Anyone?
Replies: 5
Views: 1994

Linux on X1 CT, Anyone?

I'm looking for tips on installing Linux on my new X1 Carbon Touch. I'm a Fedora user, FWIW, but any tips are appreciated.

Thanks
by whizkid
Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1/X1-Carbon
Topic: Any way to create recovery media?
Replies: 0
Views: 1368

Any way to create recovery media?

I just got my ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch this week. It has Windows 8. Rescue and Recovery does not support Windows 8. I'd like to make restore media because I want to put Linux on the machine (likely dual booting), and call me crazy, but I'd like a way to put things back if I want to. I've never actua...
by whizkid
Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Three T400 covers?
Replies: 2
Views: 774

Re: Three T400 covers?

Thanks, Rich.

As it happens, I have a high-nit LED screen, so now I'm leery again. I don't feel bad about cutting a new slot, but I'd like to avoid having extra ones. I'll probably just buy one and see what happens.
by whizkid
Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:52 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Three T400 covers?
Replies: 2
Views: 774

Three T400 covers?

My T400 fell off a chair. A screw mount on the screen cover (the laptop's lid) broke, and the cover separates from the screen when I close it. I got out my handy dandy HMM and found three different screen covers. Only two apply to me, as I have an LED backlight. I know I can find the exact match fro...
by whizkid
Thu Aug 25, 2011 12:10 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: A30 Restore Disc
Replies: 1
Views: 282

Re: WTB: A30 Restore Disc

Bump. Still looking.
by whizkid
Tue Aug 16, 2011 6:17 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Sold
Replies: 4
Views: 486

Re: FS: A30

Sold.
by whizkid
Tue Aug 16, 2011 6:12 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: A30 Restore Disc
Replies: 1
Views: 282

WTB: A30 Restore Disc

I recently sold an A30 to a friend for his tweenage boy. The boy doesn't want to have to learn Linux, so I'd like a restore CD for the system, or something close enough to work. The system has an XP Pro license attached.

I'd be happy to pay for your costs.

Thanks,
Chris
by whizkid
Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:22 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Sold
Replies: 4
Views: 486

Re: FS: A30

Sale pending.
by whizkid
Sun Jul 24, 2011 5:16 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Sold
Replies: 4
Views: 486

Sold

One ThinkPad A30. 2652-MU4, latest BIOS. 1.13GHz PIII Mobile; 768MB RAM; 40GB; Licensed for XP Pro; 15.0" 1024x768 display is perfect; ATI Mobility Radeon video chip; DVD/CD-RW drive, TV Out Fedora 15 is installed. I will happily wipe the drive or install any Linux flavor you like. If you send media...

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