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by DrThinkpad
Tue May 09, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: ThinkPad SL and L Series until L420/L520
Topic: Thinkpad L520 deadlock
Replies: 2
Views: 7040

Thinkpad L520 deadlock

Hi everyone, My girlfriend's L520 keep getting a deadlock once every few hours. The laptop hangs, nothings responds, the image stays on and the cursor can't move, so I have to hard reboot it. I think the HDD is out of the equation, as it has been replaced by a Kingston SSD. My next guess would be a ...
by DrThinkpad
Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: LF : iPad Mini 2/3
Replies: 0
Views: 482

LF : iPad Mini 2/3

Trying my luck here :wink:

Title says it all. May also consider a few Android tablets, will include the list of the models a bit later.

I have impeccable feedback on eBay (will provide username by PM) and have been a long time member here ;)

PM me with offers !
by DrThinkpad
Wed Nov 25, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Is a 4702MQ CPU worth anything ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2007

Re: Is a 4702MQ CPU worth anything ?

Thanks for the answers !
by DrThinkpad
Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Is a 4702MQ CPU worth anything ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2007

Is a 4702MQ CPU worth anything ?

Title says it all... And if so, what would be a reasonable asking price ?
by DrThinkpad
Tue Aug 04, 2015 1:58 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: YOUR FIRST COMPUTER?
Replies: 48
Views: 8344

Re: YOUR FIRST COMPUTER?

First computer used : Pentium MMX with 64 mb. It was already obsolete back then, I was probably 4 years old (1998) First computer owned : a Compaq PC, with a Pentium III Tualatin 1.2ghz with 384mb of ram. A GeForce 2 MX from Inno3D was added to it later. Bllazing fast for its time, but was quite unr...
by DrThinkpad
Mon Jun 22, 2015 7:19 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: SOLD: Lenovo ThinkPad X230 in good shape - $280 OBO i5-3320m/4gb ddr3/500gb hdd
Replies: 10
Views: 1825

Re: *FS* Lenovo ThinkPad X230 in good shape - $290 OBO i5-3320m/4gb ddr3/500gb hdd

Can you provide more details on the condition of the laptop ? Is there any wear on the corners or blemishes of any sort ?

Thank you for the pictures
by DrThinkpad
Wed Jun 10, 2015 7:57 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: SOLD Near-Perfect Thinkpad X201 with i5-M540 and AFFS screen mod
Replies: 10
Views: 3588

Re: Near-Perfect Thinkpad X201 with i5-M540 and AFFS screen mod

How thick is this next to a x220 ? That depends on your goal. If you can get it for less than the X220 and you don't need much oomph, it might be worth considering. The Sandy Bridge CPUs in the X220 are one of Intel's better efforts of late. The CFFL LCDs in the AFFS mod tend to offer better color,...
by DrThinkpad
Wed May 06, 2015 9:03 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Back to PC laptops/Thinkpads
Replies: 8
Views: 1733

Re: Back to PC laptops/Thinkpads

Thank you for your kind advice George, I'm going to try to get a X220 from a fellow forum member. Very keen as always !
by DrThinkpad
Sun May 03, 2015 4:30 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Back to PC laptops/Thinkpads
Replies: 8
Views: 1733

Re: Back to PC laptops/Thinkpads

I'd go with a T430 or higher generation machine. Not to pry, but if you could afford a MacBook, why can't you afford a decent Thinkpad. That being said, investing in an X61 is a waste of money unless it's just for fun. As a primary machine you are limited to old CPU's, weak graphics, old batteries,...
by DrThinkpad
Fri May 01, 2015 11:22 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Back to PC laptops/Thinkpads
Replies: 8
Views: 1733

Back to PC laptops/Thinkpads

Long story short, after a few years of playing with iOS/OS X, I'm slowly making the switch to Android/Windows using the Outlook/SkyDrive platform, seeing that my MacBook is getting slower and has no cheap replacement. I'll probably look at Thinkpads for a replacement, a used one. What I need, in ord...
by DrThinkpad
Fri Nov 14, 2014 1:46 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Is 32-bit Ending soon?
Replies: 5
Views: 1753

Re: Is 32-bit Ending soon?

32 bit, from a sales point of view, has already been dead for a while.

As for usage, it won't be anytime soon. I still have loads of 16 bit programs I use at work.
by DrThinkpad
Wed Nov 05, 2014 3:46 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Smartphones : who has one ? Favorite OS ? Brand ?
Replies: 54
Views: 11116

Re: Smartphones : who has one ? Favorite OS ? Brand ?

Very interesting replies. Nokia sure is over represented on the forum, while iPhones don't seem very popular around here !

Personally, if I had to pick an Android phone, it would be a Nexus 5, a Moto G v2 or a Moto X v2. All very good phones with vanilla Android, quite peppy with the stock ROM.
by DrThinkpad
Sun Nov 02, 2014 6:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Smartphones : who has one ? Favorite OS ? Brand ?
Replies: 54
Views: 11116

Re: Smartphones : who has one ? Favorite OS ? Brand ?

Most people I know who use their smartphones a lot have very little apps, as it usually involves a lot of browsing/email.

Then again, YMMV :wink:
by DrThinkpad
Sun Nov 02, 2014 3:00 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Smartphones : who has one ? Favorite OS ? Brand ?
Replies: 54
Views: 11116

Smartphones : who has one ? Favorite OS ? Brand ?

Title says it all.

As for myself, I own an iPhone, which I customized using a 3M carbon fiber skin and a black bumper. I like iOS and the stability it provides : I have no need for widgets, games or fancy stuff. I just need a good battery life.
by DrThinkpad
Sun Jun 15, 2014 12:25 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Bunch of my laptops w510 $325, t420, t61, IT equipment.Socal
Replies: 5
Views: 1862

Re: Bunch of my laptops w510 $325, t420, t61, IT equipment.S

Do you have pictures of the X61s, if it's sill available ?
by DrThinkpad
Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:38 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: SOLD! Lovely X24 - PIII/256MB/40GB/XGA $19+delivery
Replies: 4
Views: 846

Re: Lovely X24 - PIII/256MB/40GB/XGA $19+delivery

If it doesn't sell, I soooo want it ! Always wanted an X24 !
by DrThinkpad
Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:58 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: on hold: R500F from my signature, excellent configuration
Replies: 3
Views: 578

Re: Feeler/FS: R500F from my signature, excellent configurat

Amazing price, amazing piece. A very good base to build a solid workhorse from.
by DrThinkpad
Tue Mar 04, 2014 4:14 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Apple iPad Retina Mini 16GB $320 shipped
Replies: 2
Views: 401

Re: Apple iPad Retina Mini 16GB $330 shipped

Is this the WiFi only, or 3G version ?
by DrThinkpad
Mon Feb 03, 2014 6:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: MacBook Frankies? Flipping MBPs from eBay to local sales?
Replies: 4
Views: 1063

Re: MacBook Frankies? Flipping MBPs from eBay to local sales

I don't recommend flipping on used PC hardware, whatever the brand.
by DrThinkpad
Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:21 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: old-inexpensive powerbook G4 12''
Replies: 8
Views: 1048

Re: WTB: old-inexpensive powerbook G4 12''

The Linux route to keep PPCs alive isn't very enticing either to be honest, sadly.
by DrThinkpad
Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Brag about the "good deals" that you've bought!
Replies: 328
Views: 88230

Re: Brag about the "good deals" that you've bought!

Got myself a T500 for 200$ (back to Thinkpads !) with a P8600, 4gb of ram with a 160gb Intel SSD. Came with two brand new batteries (one 6 cell, one 9 cell). Has integrated graphics though :( But at this price, not gonna complain !
by DrThinkpad
Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:37 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: IBM ThinkPad 800 *PICS*
Replies: 50
Views: 11616

Re: IBM ThinkPad 800

I was specifically referring to the 13.7" 1280x1024 version of the 770Z. Your 770 is either 13.3" XGA or 14.1" XGA, i.e. boring! Even if you had the 14.1" XGA version of the 770Z, I would still say your collection isn't complete. The 13.7" 770X/Z is the only laptop ever to have a 5:4 aspect ratio. ...
by DrThinkpad
Sun Nov 13, 2011 5:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Can anybody recommend another good Laptop brand?
Replies: 11
Views: 2265

Re: Can anybody recommend another good Laptop brand?

I have an HP Elitebook with an IPS screen. Such a beauty, yet such a beast ! Picked this one up on a local ad site for 225$, best deal of my life ;)
by DrThinkpad
Tue Dec 14, 2010 8:10 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: *SOLD* FS: Z61p (T7200/2GB RAM/7200RPM/WUXGA/DVDRW)
Replies: 10
Views: 1473

Re: FS: Z61p (T7200/2GB RAM/7200RPM/WUXGA/DVDRW)

If you pass by Montreal, I might be VERY tempted to buy this one hehe :)
by DrThinkpad
Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:14 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: ATi Radeon 7500
Replies: 21
Views: 2489

Re: ATi Radeon 7500

The chip itself is pretty good. Mind you it's conception is over a decade old, and it still offers decent performance. Youtube runs pretty well, DVD playback is good too, even some old games or flash games... not that bad !

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