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by BeeJayEmm
Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:58 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: R52 Ultrabay Lever question
Replies: 2
Views: 1232

Re: R52 Ultrabay Lever question

Thanks for the quick reply, info and offer. Sending a PM.
by BeeJayEmm
Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:58 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: R52 Ultrabay Lever question
Replies: 2
Views: 1232

R52 Ultrabay Lever question

Hi all, I have an R52, type 1849-4WU. The Ultrabay Enhanced pull lever (not the release switch) is loose because one of its little metal guides snapped off. This is causing some problems with hibernating and the computer thinking I want to eject the Ultrabay adapter holding my SATA hard drive :eek: ...
by BeeJayEmm
Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:27 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: SOLD : Thinkpad X61T
Replies: 3
Views: 937

Re: FS: Thinkpad X61T

Any warranty left? Thanks!
by BeeJayEmm
Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:18 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Looking to buy a IBM Transnote
Replies: 6
Views: 1196

Re: Looking to buy a IBM Transnote

Another option, which is free, is JBidwatcher, a Java-based application. I have used it successfully many times, although I have not yet tried the latest version (2.1.5).
by BeeJayEmm
Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:19 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Can you tell me anything about this A31?
Replies: 21
Views: 4000

Re: Can you tell me anything about this A31?

I noticed this interesting sentence in the listing: "LAPTOP CAN BE BUYED FOR SPARES AND PARTS LIKE SCREEN, BATTERY, INCHS AND MOTHERBOARD."

Did you buy it for the INCHS? I don't have that on any of my ThinkPads. :wink:
by BeeJayEmm
Fri Jul 15, 2011 8:23 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: miniPCI Atheros - inverted LED signal?
Replies: 1
Views: 936

Re: miniPCI Atheros - inverted LED signal?

Hi lukee,
I do not have a T43 but I have its close cousin, the R52, with Intel 2915 wireless. My wireless LED is lit continuously when the laptop is on and blinks during data transfer. I would assume the T43 is the same but someone else can confirm that.
by BeeJayEmm
Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:51 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Second HDD in instead of optical drive -will it work & which
Replies: 8
Views: 1639

Re: Second HDD in instead of optical drive -will it work & which

Original ones lets you take the rubber bumper off and slide it in with the screws intact, ebay ones does not, you have to remove all the screws off the hdd, kinda time consuming.. Although my SATA Ultrabay adapter is marked "ThinkPad", I believe it is not OEM but rather a "knockoff". However, I did...
by BeeJayEmm
Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:12 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Virus scanner on a cd? Pc recorvery tools?
Replies: 4
Views: 1963

Re: Virus scanner on a cd? Pc recorvery tools?

Avira offers a "rescue system" anti-virus file that is bootable, using either an ISO or SFX file. in the downloads section of their website here. It is updated several times a day. I have used it successfully in the past, burning the iso to a cd-rw.
by BeeJayEmm
Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:13 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: cloning problem
Replies: 26
Views: 2954

Re: cloning problem

taichi, For the sake of clarity, are you trying to clone the drive, i.e. make an exact bootable copy on another drive, or make a backup? Do you want to swap the drives when you are finished or is the external drive only used to store a backup of the internal drive? You keep saying clone but then you...
by BeeJayEmm
Sun May 08, 2011 1:14 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Hard Drive Cloning
Replies: 4
Views: 2044

Re: Hard Drive Cloning

You should have no problem if you, as you say, install the new drive before cloning. I did it with an R60 successfully. After cloning, disconnect your old drive before booting the new one. Good luck!
by BeeJayEmm
Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:13 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: need T43 Recovery cd-please !
Replies: 25
Views: 12913

Re: need T43 Recovery cd-please !

Welcome to the Forum!
For best results, please post a WTB (want to buy) or LF (looking for) ad in the forum Marketplace listing your full machine type and model, as you have done here. I'm sure someone will oblige.
by BeeJayEmm
Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:53 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: New Thinpad X201 Tablet: Boot to external USB drive?
Replies: 2
Views: 1296

Re: New Thinpad X201 Tablet: Boot to external USB drive?

Welcome to the Forum! I use an external USB DVD drive occasionally to boot True Image from CD with R60 and R52 and have never had a problem. Have you tried the setup with another computer successfully? I can only think of a couple of reasons for failure. Does the drive have a power source/cable in a...
by BeeJayEmm
Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:08 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: Beautiful ThinkPad T43p with SATA compatibility
Replies: 4
Views: 1224

Re: FS: Beautiful ThinkPad T43p with SATA compatibility

Bibin wrote:...the windows license currently installed belongs to me.
Does this unit have a COA? For what OS and version, please?
by BeeJayEmm
Fri Mar 18, 2011 7:26 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Replacement battery for my T60. Which? Original or generic?
Replies: 14
Views: 2949

Re: Replacement battery for my T60. Which? Original or generic?

I just bought a 6 cell from the outlet a week ago and paid $56.24. :( Two day shipping was free. :D It's a Sony. :( It had zero cycles and its full charge capacity is equal to its design capacity. :D
by BeeJayEmm
Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:55 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Shorter Power Cord available?
Replies: 12
Views: 2833

Re: Shorter Power Cord available?

Would shortening (not shorting :eek: ) your current (sorry) power cord with a cable tie serve your needs?
by BeeJayEmm
Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:32 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Positive feedback for FAIR Traders
Replies: 3036
Views: 565335

Re: Positive feedback for FAIR Traders

Many thanks to Harryc for a supremely satisfying shopping experience. The R52 he sent looks brand new and works perfectly. Shipping was lightning fast and packing was the most secure I've ever seen. Harry, you da man!
by BeeJayEmm
Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:45 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: What card slots do I have?
Replies: 4
Views: 1293

Re: What card slots do I have?

Jonathon, It's not a dumb question. sisyphus got it right but, to expand, the slot with the dot on the button is the PCMCIA. I believe it is a 32 bit CardBus slot. The one with the "X" is the Express Card slot. They are not interchangeable. Lovely area you live in. I have been fortunate to be able t...
by BeeJayEmm
Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:20 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: External enclosure for Samsung ata laptop drive
Replies: 8
Views: 3833

Re: External enclosure for Samsung ata laptop drive

The part number on that IDE enclosure refers to the enclosure with 40GB hard drive installed. According to another older thread here, IBM never officially sold the empty enclosure by itself (the curious may feel free to search :D ). It probably works fine, however.
by BeeJayEmm
Mon Nov 29, 2010 3:25 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Seagate Momentus XT, 500GB??
Replies: 13
Views: 2827

Re: Seagate Momentus XT, 500GB??

A few points: For cloning an existing drive, in addition to the USB enclosure and ultrabay options, you may also use a USB cable which attaches directly to the drive. It comes with its own power supply. Seagate DiskWizard is a limited version of Acronis True Image. It does run in Linux when booted f...
by BeeJayEmm
Sat Nov 20, 2010 10:15 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: R51 questions
Replies: 29
Views: 3325

Re: R51 questions

Just so I understand, George, have you applied any Microsoft updates since SP2 or not? I understand your reluctance because I have had problems with some updates,too. Since the first one I always image my drive before applying. Again, I am just curious and have no agenda.
by BeeJayEmm
Fri Nov 19, 2010 8:18 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: R51 questions
Replies: 29
Views: 3325

Re: R51 questions

ajkula66 wrote:I don't have SP3 on any of my machines...
Hi George, Would you mind telling us why that is? I'm just curious.
by BeeJayEmm
Wed Nov 17, 2010 2:43 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Upgrading Thinkpad T6x's to Windows 7
Replies: 14
Views: 2332

Re: Upgrading Thinkpad T6x's to Windows 7

To clarify the situation, would you please tell us what you mean when you say rescue and recovery disks? It is best, when contemplating an OS change, to burn recovery disks first so you may return the ThinkPad to like-new condition whenever you desire. Since you've already installed Win 7 (clean ins...
by BeeJayEmm
Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:49 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Used T60 has no OS but does have XP CoA
Replies: 45
Views: 4328

Re: Used T60 has no OS but does have XP CoA

I am pretty sure you will be able to use your other T60's recovery disks to restore the new (to you) one, provided they both have a COA for the same operating system. In this scenario, you will not need to use the license key on the COA; Lenovo already included a group license in the pre-load and it...
by BeeJayEmm
Sat Oct 30, 2010 7:50 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60 with dead battery, freezes in Windows XP
Replies: 6
Views: 1978

Re: T60 with dead battery, freezes in Windows XP

I haven't heard that a dead battery can cause the symptoms you describe. My R60, a close cousin to your T60, had a similar issue that was caused by bad clusters on the hard drive. The fact you can run a boot CD environment without problems would tend to support the possibility your hard drive is bad...
by BeeJayEmm
Mon Oct 18, 2010 1:43 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Rotate Screen
Replies: 9
Views: 1942

Re: Rotate Screen

pianowizard wrote:Hey I already recommended that earlier!
Yes, duly noted. You're not just a voice crying in the wilderness. :) I move that Pianowizard get a bonus feather. Do I hear a second?

edit: Sigh! Beaten again.
by BeeJayEmm
Mon Oct 18, 2010 1:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: New Battery 0 Cycles - How Do I Charge?
Replies: 16
Views: 3403

Re: New Battery 0 Cycles - How Do I Charge?

F.Y.I.: If you use the Ultrabay battery, the ThinkPad will discharge it before discharging your main battery. See this thread.
I believe Power Manager will control the Ultrabay batt.
by BeeJayEmm
Sat Oct 16, 2010 10:46 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: New Battery 0 Cycles - How Do I Charge?
Replies: 16
Views: 3403

Re: New Battery 0 Cycles - How Do I Charge?

Relax. I think maybe a deep breath is needed. :) You're not going to "mess up" your battery, no matter what you do. I use my ThinkPad 99% of the time on mains power, so I set my battery to start charging at 40% and stop at 50%. I have read that optimal storage condition is around 40% charge. When I ...
by BeeJayEmm
Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:48 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Battery recall by lenovo..
Replies: 72
Views: 48187

Re: Battery recall by lenovo..

<snipped> Inquiring minds would like to know why?! I believe you're comparing apples to oranges, although I usually avoid cliches like the plague :wink: . IIRC, UPS batteries are lead-acid, like an automobile's; completely different technology and characteristics. I just replaced the battery on my ...
by BeeJayEmm
Sat Sep 25, 2010 10:49 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Z61t Raised from the dead...
Replies: 2
Views: 1173

Re: Z61t Raised from the dead...

Hi Dan, I'm glad to hear your Z61t resurrected itself. I strongly urge you, if you haven't already, to disassemble the ThinkPad to look for corrosion or other damage (the mother- and keyboards may be affected, as well as other internal parts). A little canine stomach acid, over time, could re-kill t...

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