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by Robbyrobot
Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:59 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Positive feedback for FAIR Traders
Replies: 2996
Views: 512350

Positive feedback for FAIR Traders

Just want to thank mgb for the trouble he took to send me a T4x longfan from the States to Germany. I appreciate his effort, and can highly recommend him as a seller.
by Robbyrobot
Fri Feb 11, 2011 8:39 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: [LF]Longfan for T42
Replies: 0
Views: 278

[LF]Longfan for T42

Need a longfan cooler for a T42, preferably several to keep the individual shipping down (Germany). Payment by US$ check from Cincinnati bank. Anyone interested? No problem with references - people here know me.
by Robbyrobot
Sun Sep 13, 2009 4:56 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: The first computer
Replies: 19
Views: 1286

Re: The first computer

Other (please elaborate) allows no elaboration.

Mine was an Atari ST.
by Robbyrobot
Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:59 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Warníng: Used HDDs Sold as "New"
Replies: 1
Views: 545

Warníng: Used HDDs Sold as "New"

There is presently a scandal in Germany because some dealers have been selling used HDDs as new. The HDDs involved were made by Seagate, Western Digital and perhaps others. Some of them are marked "refurbished", most have no special identification at all. A report on this has been published by the G...
by Robbyrobot
Tue Sep 08, 2009 5:14 am
Forum: ThinkPad T2x & T3x Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: T22 vs T30
Replies: 2
Views: 721

Re: T22 vs T30

Welcome to the forum!

Sorry, but I don't understand what you need. If you can write German or French better than English, you might try doing that. Or even write Hungarian - Google has a nice translating service. One way or another, we'll do what we can to help.
by Robbyrobot
Fri Sep 04, 2009 4:23 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: monitor recommendations
Replies: 24
Views: 2405

Re: monitor recommendations

anyhow, i need lots of screen real estate in order to have the pics opened to the largest possible size as well as a word processing page where i'm transcribing the data on the pics. As a matter of curiosity, why transcribe anything? Modern OCR programs handle stuff like this without too much diffi...
by Robbyrobot
Thu Sep 03, 2009 10:41 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: weight shipping box
Replies: 2
Views: 670

Re: weight shipping box

From where, to where, shipping what, what packaging? Impossible to answer as the question is asked.
by Robbyrobot
Thu Aug 20, 2009 2:46 am
Forum: ThinkPad T2x & T3x Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: T20 mystery shutdowns, cmos?
Replies: 7
Views: 1273

Re: T20 mystery shutdowns, cmos?

@Neil: A proper replacement battery won't cost you any more than the drug store one In that case, your drugstore must be a very expensive place indeed. I generally replace the CMOS batteries by pulling off the welded - not soldered - contacts and taping them (with plastic electrical tape, pulling it...
by Robbyrobot
Sat Aug 15, 2009 5:00 am
Forum: OS/2 Questions
Topic: How to install both OS/2 Warp 4 and Win XP Pro on T42p
Replies: 2
Views: 4634

Re: How to install both OS/2 Warp 4 and Win XP Pro on T42p

Let's take this in order... 1) I personally would make three partitions: one of perhaps 50GB for the WinXP and associated programs/data, one of perhaps 1GB for the OS/2 system partition, and the rest for OS/2 programs and data. Partition C: for WinXP, D: for OS/2 and E: for OS/2 data and programs. 2...
by Robbyrobot
Thu Aug 13, 2009 5:19 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Any other smokers left on this forum?
Replies: 13
Views: 1481

Re: Any other smokers left on this forum?

Hi George, I don't smoke, although I used to, and despite a lung condition vehemently object to the sitgmatization of smokers in present societies. My lung condition has nothing to do with my previous smoking - but a lot to do with stupidly renovating a Canadian Cotage without a dusk mask in the 197...
by Robbyrobot
Wed Aug 12, 2009 3:45 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: GUIDE: Reflow GPU fix - 56K WARNING!!!
Replies: 255
Views: 497273

Re: GUIDE: Reflow GPU fix - 56K WARNING!!!

But they definitely prevent a reflow! You might read in the threads that there is no remedy... Well, not quite. As Nick (poshgeordie) has determined, you can soften the epoxy with DMF enough to remove it. However, it's apparently harder to get DMF than I (chemist) expected. It's neither particularl...
by Robbyrobot
Wed Aug 12, 2009 3:09 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FOUND: LF: Recovery disks for T60 1951
Replies: 4
Views: 470

Re: LF: Recovery disks for T60 1951

@t20user - Thanks, I would have made the same offer, but am overseas and that makes shipping difficult.
by Robbyrobot
Tue Aug 11, 2009 10:23 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FOUND: LF: Recovery disks for T60 1951
Replies: 4
Views: 470

Re: LF: Recovery disks for T60 1951

The set I have (altogether 8 CDs, including R&R Bootable and Supplemental) is for both the 1951 and the 2007.

Type: 2007,2008,2009,1951,1952,1953,2623,1954,2613,1955,2637

There don't appear to be any differences.
by Robbyrobot
Sat Aug 08, 2009 9:32 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Where to find a nice T4x in Canada?
Replies: 12
Views: 1117

Re: Where to find a nice T4x in Canada?

Many thanks for the clarification, RealBlackStuff!
by Robbyrobot
Sat Aug 08, 2009 5:55 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Problem with Thinkpad 760XD
Replies: 12
Views: 1832

Re: Problem with Thinkpad 760XD

I'm currently bypassing all this bunk with a PCMCIA X24 CD drive that reads CD-Rs just fine, but I can't seem to use it at boot up, to install an OS. Any suggestions?
Try Smart Boot Manager. Boot it with a diskette and then see if the PMCMIA drive is recognized.
by Robbyrobot
Sat Aug 08, 2009 4:40 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Chances of it catching on fire
Replies: 9
Views: 710

Re: Chances of it catching on fire

I've disassembled my Thinkpad before in order to clean it out, and it worked fine after I reassembled it and so last night I took off the keyboard as well as the touchpad to clean it out some more, but I'm now worried about whether I've put it back together properly. What model? And the reference t...
by Robbyrobot
Sat Aug 08, 2009 4:26 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Where to find a nice T4x in Canada?
Replies: 12
Views: 1117

Re: Where to find a nice T4x in Canada?

Prices are about $60 apart for the base T43 models with the offical IBM site being more costly...
Two questions:
1. Do you really mean you can buy a T4x for $60 Canadian in Canada? If so, grab it fast - the price is unbeatable!
2. What does "apart for" mean above? "Apiece" or "except for"?
by Robbyrobot
Fri Aug 07, 2009 2:04 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Problem with Thinkpad 760XD
Replies: 12
Views: 1832

Re: Problem with Thinkpad 760XD

some of ther commerical CDs ?? I'd say there are two possibilities: dirty lens (try gently cleaning it with a Q-Tip soaked in isopropyl alcohol) or the lens is misaligned and there's no real way to go except to replace the drive. Some drives have been known to have problems with CDRW discs and - at...
by Robbyrobot
Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:28 am
Forum: ThinkPad T2x & T3x Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: T23 won't boot/power after shutting down (new mobo!) PIC
Replies: 15
Views: 3250

Re: T23 won't boot/power at all after shutting down (new mobo!)

Is there such a thing as a new T23 motherboard - unless someone bought one when the machines were still being made and hoarded it all this time :wink: At any rate, I'd go along with the consensus that the best thing would be to resolder the inductors. I've also made a scan of those on the top and bo...
by Robbyrobot
Mon Aug 03, 2009 3:06 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Please help, I don't know how to take the fan off
Replies: 7
Views: 816

Re: Please help, I don't know how to take the fan off

You definitely need to remove the palmrest before trying to take off the CPU cooler, but a T40p only uses standard Phillips screws. There are no Torx screws (the six-sided star) normally used in this. Have you looked at the head of the screw with a strong light and a magnifying glass? If someone has...
by Robbyrobot
Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:54 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Boot T40 Without Key Board
Replies: 3
Views: 694

Re: Boot T40 Without Key Board

The suggestion of using a dock (port replicator) is the best. These cost only around $15 for the T4x series, and are well worth the money for testing boards. You'll also need at least one RAM module, plus a PS/2 keyboard, plus an external monitor to test.
by Robbyrobot
Fri Jul 31, 2009 10:21 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Positive feedback for FAIR Traders
Replies: 2996
Views: 512350

Re: Positive feedback for FAIR Traders

And still another thanks to George (ajkula66) for the excellent T42p mainboards, the quick delivery and the excellent communication - always a pleasure dealing with him.
by Robbyrobot
Fri Jul 31, 2009 2:54 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Positive feedback for FAIR Traders
Replies: 2996
Views: 512350

Re: Positive feedback for FAIR Traders

Just want to express my thanks to ethink for the prompt and reliable delivery of two 512MB RAM modules for the T23. I was pleased to deal with him, and would be glad to do so again.
by Robbyrobot
Tue Jul 28, 2009 9:34 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Ebay advice: will a T61 w/o RAM and HD still boot?
Replies: 7
Views: 609

Re: Ebay advice: will a T61 w/o RAM and HD still boot?

I've had good and very bad experience with these "I don't know" parts - the worst was a display that was missing both the inverter and the flat-band cable, although the display was otherwise complete (hiding the deficiencies). You never can tell, and I would agree that if you buy such stuff, you sho...
by Robbyrobot
Tue Jul 28, 2009 3:28 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: which thinkpad i shd buy????
Replies: 12
Views: 696

Re: which thinkpad i shd buy????

That still doesn't answer the question as to what you want to do with it. Not knowing that, it's impossible to make any suggestions.
by Robbyrobot
Tue Jul 28, 2009 1:11 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: which thinkpad i shd buy????
Replies: 12
Views: 696

Re: which thinkpad i shd buy????

What do you want to do with it? Word processing, surfing in general: a T23 is perfectly adequate. Video processing and modern games: anything from a T40 on up is OK. A T60p is already pretty high-powered and for "normal" use overpowered. Lots of people use computers that offer much more than they re...
by Robbyrobot
Thu Jul 23, 2009 1:52 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 770x Dead CMOS = Battery Charge Problem
Replies: 6
Views: 1274

Re: 770x Dead CMOS = Battery Charge Problem

The CMOS replacement is a Energizer CR2025 that is generally available at WalMart. It is a lot easier to replace than the CMOS Battery on the T23. Let's just say that the holder on the T23 is a pain :roll: Basically, you can replace one of these CMOS batteries with a CR2025 or CR2032 fairly easily ...
by Robbyrobot
Mon Jul 20, 2009 12:56 am
Forum: ThinkPad T2x & T3x Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: BIOS time resets to 1985 when battery runs out?
Replies: 11
Views: 1104

Re: BIOS time resets to 1985 when battery runs out?

These eBay CMOS batteries are only good for 1 trip. Make sure you get a couple or next boot the time displacement circuits will be fried and you'll be stuck in 1985! Stranded with stonewashed jeans, keytars and shoulderpads! Don't confuse the poor guy, Doc. CMOS batteries from Ebay are no better an...
by Robbyrobot
Mon Jul 20, 2009 12:51 am
Forum: ThinkPad T2x & T3x Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: ibm thinkpad t22 help please :(
Replies: 24
Views: 3604

Re: ibm thinkpad t22 help please :(

I should probably have mentioned earlier that reinstalling takes more time too Assuming you know the password, which is apparently not the case here. Anyway, my "experience" in installing operating systems shouldn't be exaggerated, since all I do is use a normal bootable install CD/DVD, same as eve...

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