Take a look at our
ThinkPads.com HOME PAGE
For those who might want to contribute to the blog, start here: Editors Alley Topic
Then contact Bill with a Private Message

Search found 690 matches

by iamdmc
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: New Source For LED Mod Kits?
Replies: 14
Views: 5766

Re: New Source For LED Mod Kits?

I would be very much interested in the results of your LED upgrade when it's done. Brightness increase compared to ccfl, power usage, color rendition differences (if any), and any possible PWM flickering. Nice meeting you my friend Actually my intention was to order a few kits from our friend Monty...
by iamdmc
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: X61 still relevant in 2020?
Replies: 39
Views: 6154

Re: X61 still relevant in 2020?

That's a load of great research. I doff my cap to you!

I'd also once considered to do this but haven't had the time or gumption to begin yet another project on my already too-long list (definitely my weakness) so I may have to content myself with watching from the sidelines
by iamdmc
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Forum Notices, Questions and Suggestions
Topic: Why do people keep going back to Thinkpad?
Replies: 56
Views: 15323

Re: Why do people keep going back to Thinkpad?

Most of the benefits of a Thinkpad apply to any brand of business laptops; the availability of IPS screens on select models was indeed very unique ~15 years ago, but now it is no longer so. Many models, including consumer ones offer IPS screens as an option, and the specific panels used on Thinkpad...
by iamdmc
Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: X61 still relevant in 2020?
Replies: 39
Views: 6154

Re: X61 still relevant in 2020?

ditto - if you ever run into one I'd like to know too He he, what would we even practice on?.. Yeah sure I wouldn't mind making a 4 core X230t or moving nVidia chip between T61 boards but there's 0 chance of getting it right the 1st time! I have 3 X61s boards but if we needed more they are just abo...
by iamdmc
Thu Jun 04, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: X61 still relevant in 2020?
Replies: 39
Views: 6154

Re: X61 still relevant in 2020?

Someone on the Thinkpad subreddit soldered a T9500 into his X61 Plain crazy but good kind of crazy innit? Of course we don't know what rework station he used.. It took 4 tries and 5 hours to finish it ..but probably not a professional one! No surprise then it took 4 tries! I wish there was such a c...
by iamdmc
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: X61 still relevant in 2020?
Replies: 39
Views: 6154

Re: X61 still relevant in 2020?

hi, I'm also working on my "brand new" X61. Which card are you using for usb 3 ? this one https://www.startech.com/fr/Cartes-Additionelles-et-Peripheriques/USB-3.0/Cartes-USB-3.0/Adaptateur-de-carte-USB-3-Mini-PCI-Express-2-ports-avec-kit-de-supports~MPEXUSB3S22B ? or something more like this https...
by iamdmc
Sun May 31, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: X61 still relevant in 2020?
Replies: 39
Views: 6154

Re: X61 still relevant in 2020?

axur-delmeria wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 5:30 am
iamdmc wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 3:15 am
Yes but I added with startech usb 3 mpcie card

How's the palmrest heat? :O
Not unbearable
by iamdmc
Sat May 30, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: X61 still relevant in 2020?
Replies: 39
Views: 6154

Re: X61 still relevant in 2020?

Yes but I added with startech usb 3 mpcie card
by iamdmc
Fri May 29, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: X61 still relevant in 2020?
Replies: 39
Views: 6154

Re: X61 still relevant in 2020?

iamdmc would you please provide the links to the vga to hdmi cable and usb to dvi cable? And yes X61 is relevant to me as my preferred daily driver with: Windows 10 Home 64-bit Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo T8300 @ 2.40GHz Penryn 45nm Technology Crucial 2Tb SSD 8.00GB Crucial Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 332MHz (...
by iamdmc
Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T61 CPU upgrade T7300 -> T9500
Replies: 24
Views: 9747

Re: T61 CPU upgrade T7300 -> T9500

A T9600 is not compatible though some have installed a 1066 FSB CPU with a pin mod. Not worth it in my books but some have done it. Nope, it's not compatible. Yes, it can become compatible with the pin-mod. RAM needs to be SPD-odified. No, I don't agree it's not worth it. Easy upgrade that lets you...
by iamdmc
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: PSA: Resources for classic ThinkPads & modern ThinkPads (2020 list)
Replies: 9
Views: 4250

Re: PSA: Resources for classic ThinkPads & modern ThinkPads (2020 list)

I have to wholly disagree with you about reddit. They are an obnoxious bunch of mostly ignorants, asking for info about things that have been posted numerous times, posting dog&cat pictures and giving mostly useless answers, in the most UNorganised way I have ever come across. that's your right the...
by iamdmc
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: PSA: Resources for classic ThinkPads & modern ThinkPads (2020 list)
Replies: 9
Views: 4250

PSA: Resources for classic ThinkPads & modern ThinkPads (2020 list)

Hi all As I've been expanding my classic ThinkPad fleet, I find myself increasingly hunting drivers, FRU lists, places to buy parts, machine type lookup, etc. So here's a shortcut that might be of some use! Mainly for classic models but links for modern ThinkPads too. All links live and correct as o...
by iamdmc
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: FRU P/N repository of thinkpad parts
Replies: 8
Views: 3461

Re: FRU P/N repository of thinkpad parts

thinkpads.org/fru used to work in 2019 but it's down now :(

https://libthinkpad.github.io/fru/ is still up though!

last resource: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/partslookup but not as 'readable' sometimes in my experience
by iamdmc
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: ThinkPad Machine Type - Model lookup table *PIC*
Replies: 21
Views: 23486

Re: ThinkPad Machine Type - Model lookup table *PIC*

FYI there's also a lenovo EOL website now for drivers

https://download.lenovo.com/eol/index.html

just discovered
by iamdmc
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: x61 stock screen replacement (non tablet version)
Replies: 2
Views: 3334

Re: x61 stock screen replacement (non tablet version)

I might have one for sale for you, with an led backlight modded in no less

I just swapped in the sxga+ panel so I have the xga screen extra now

Pm me with offer if interested
by iamdmc
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: Maybe it's starting (to die)...?
Replies: 11
Views: 3794

Re: Maybe it's starting (to die)...?

Oh cruds, now the Broadcom is flaking out too. For now I've disabled the card. To connect to the Internet, the Thinkpad is USB-tethered to an old Android phone (Sony Xperia Go) that's using it's WiFi. :lol: have you tried a wifi USB dongle? They're not great but they're always a good backup. I've g...
by iamdmc
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: SOLD: 701C
Replies: 4
Views: 1603

Re: FS 701C

hello pc wiz biz llc.. it looks like the battery has leaked.. no HDD.. a couple of PCMCIA cards are in the card slots.. the hinge is probably stiff and has broken the material of the bottom case.. i have sold off most all of my 701C collection through a friend.. i think i saw that you are asking $2...
by iamdmc
Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: Help! SXGA+ mod on X61 with lines on screen - broken? fixable?
Replies: 11
Views: 3499

Re: Help! SXGA+ mod on X61 with lines on screen - broken? fixable?

I've never done an X6x LED-conversion, but I worked on plenty T601 Frankenpads with LED-backlit screens. What I eventually figured out, was to remove the transformer from the original inverter once it is used with a LED-backlit screen. See here what I did and why: https://www.theboardroom.info/traf...
by iamdmc
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: Help! SXGA+ mod on X61 with lines on screen - broken? fixable?
Replies: 11
Views: 3499

Re: Help! SXGA+ mod on X61 with lines on screen - broken? fixable?

Glad that you figured this out. I'd like to get one of these screens, as well. I had Xiphmont make me a daylight_led-kit, but it's for the XGA tablet screen (1024 x 768.) I've never opened the package yet. I don't think it will work for SXGA+. I got around to installing this screen finally, about a...
by iamdmc
Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: How should I go about replacing a broken inverter?
Replies: 11
Views: 5109

Re: How should I go about replacing a broken inverter?

did it arrive and work? I have an X61s where I thought the inverter board blew out, but when I replaced it the backlight still wouldn't turn on. Turns out that it's a fuse on the motherboard that blew, and I might eventually dig the soldering iron out to replace it. For now the mobo's a spare part,...
by iamdmc
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Forum Notices, Questions and Suggestions
Topic: Why do people keep going back to Thinkpad?
Replies: 56
Views: 15323

Re: Why do people keep going back to Thinkpad?

https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-USB-Laptop-Keyboard-Controller/ This shows you it all. You will need some custom adapters for the 701C's specific ribbon cable but past that it should be very similar. About 2/3 into the video he goes into the matrix finder. Thank you Did you ever get ...
by iamdmc
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Bill Morrow collection
Replies: 21
Views: 6385

Re: Bill Morrow collection

HELLO and Seasons Greetings to all y'all.. :) i am 82.6 years along the trail.. having seen a LOT in those years i feel it is time to lighten up the inventory.. re. thinkpads, no one comes here to look at the antiques so better thewy go to those who will appreciate them.. thats all there is to that...
by iamdmc
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: New 701C owner, Questions, insight and opinions?
Replies: 4
Views: 5606

Re: New 701C owner, Questions, insight and opinions?

Makes me want a 701C!

Does anyone have a complete 701C, or the butterfly keyboard for sale? Please PM me!
by iamdmc
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: ThinkPad 701C or just 701C butterfly keyboard
Replies: 1
Views: 1786

WTB: ThinkPad 701C or just 701C butterfly keyboard

Please PM me with what you have!
Thanks
by iamdmc
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: Daylight LED kit for x61s
Replies: 12
Views: 3761

Re: WTB: Daylight LED kit for x61s

bump. Still looking for a daylight kit for my still-to-be-installed AFFS screen. It doesn't sound like there are any chinese kits of acceptable quality. I've looked into having boards made from Monty's schematics and assembling a few kits myself, but the LEDs can't be sourced in a quantity small en...
by iamdmc
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: How should I go about replacing a broken inverter?
Replies: 11
Views: 5109

Re: How should I go about replacing a broken inverter?

I found an inverter for sale on a website with free worldwide shipping. I've ordered it and it should be here in a month or so. Thanks again for the help! did it arrive and work? I have an X61s where I thought the inverter board blew out, but when I replaced it the backlight still wouldn't turn on....
by iamdmc
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: Help! SXGA+ mod on X61 with lines on screen - broken? fixable?
Replies: 11
Views: 3499

Re: Help! SXGA+ mod on X61 with lines on screen - broken? fixable?

Yep here you go:

I also bought one off a kind forum member with all-white cables which worked as well. I have a second X61s I want to get an SXGA+ screen for so I might keep that one for myself (or for spares in case they stop making these) https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32685632900.html
by iamdmc
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: Help! SXGA+ mod on X61 with lines on screen - broken? fixable?
Replies: 11
Views: 3499

Re: Help! SXGA+ mod on X61 with lines on screen - broken? fixable?

Ahhha I got it working! Turns out that the Middleton bios I flashed was the non sxga+ version. I booted into ubuntu from usb and for some reason ubuntu fixes the display mess even without flashing sxga+ bios but windows 10 doesn't. Installed win10 32bit, reflashed bios, now working perfectly! Thanks...

Go to advanced search