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by Radioguy
Thu Oct 20, 2016 2:32 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 760XD trouble & awful Mwave sound (HOW-TO:replace Mwave)
Replies: 14
Views: 4583

Re: 760XD trouble & awful Mwave sound (HOW-TO:replace Mwave)

Been ages since I broke out any of my 760's, but I remember 2000 being sluggish even maxed out on RAM on the XD.
by Radioguy
Mon Oct 17, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Installing classic keyboard into X230 with EC firmware mod
Replies: 301
Views: 51696

Re: Installing classic keyboard into X230 with EC firmware mod

Is there a similar conceivable mod for the T460?
by Radioguy
Fri Oct 14, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: FREE ThinkPad T41
Replies: 3
Views: 651

Re: FS: FREE ThinkPad T41

Screen issue confirmed to be the LCD?
by Radioguy
Fri Sep 09, 2016 8:04 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: T460 (Topseller) [W7 preload via W10 downgrade rights]: Best way to have 10 as OS?
Replies: 6
Views: 1277

Re: T460 (Topseller) [W7 preload via W10 downgrade rights]: Best way to have 10 as OS?

If your ThinkPad is under warranty, phone Lenovo support and ask for the appropriate recovery media (the type of windows you need and whether it needs to be x86 or x64), they'll ship it to you for free. It's probably best to do this sooner rather than later if you're needing that media for the futu...
by Radioguy
Thu Sep 08, 2016 7:20 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: T460 (Topseller) [W7 preload via W10 downgrade rights]: Best way to have 10 as OS?
Replies: 6
Views: 1277

Re: T460 (Topseller) [W7 preload via W10 downgrade rights]: Best way to have 10 as OS?

I knew this would happen. :) Don't think I drank the 10 kool-aid. I already booted with Acronis and made a backup. Still, I'd like the same situation as a model shipped with 10 (all correct drivers and 10-specific apps) before I go clean install or back to 7. So, by not addressing whether the recove...
by Radioguy
Tue Sep 06, 2016 2:02 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: T460 (Topseller) [W7 preload via W10 downgrade rights]: Best way to have 10 as OS?
Replies: 6
Views: 1277

T460 (Topseller) [W7 preload via W10 downgrade rights]: Best way to have 10 as OS?

In a nutshell, with a OOTB unconfigured W7 preload, and with a desire to have 10 as the primary (or sole) OS, which is the best option? Firstly, with a 10 Pro sticker on the bottom, is the recovery partition on this machine for W10 or 7? Assuming the worst, 7, these are the options I'm assuming woul...
by Radioguy
Tue May 17, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: HUGE RARE VINTAGE LAPTOP COLLECTION, MOSTLY THINKPADS
Replies: 45
Views: 7244

Re: HUGE RARE VINTAGE LAPTOP COLLECTION, MOSTLY THINKPADS

i'm wondering if there is a KSY or ASY TTY in that collection..? to talk to the IMSAI or Altair buss micro-computers..? :) or how one would display them.. In a motion picture with hormonal teens and potential world destruction? :) As others, I wish the OP well with the surgery. I always joke that I...
by Radioguy
Mon May 16, 2016 6:12 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Best Wifi Card For T410?
Replies: 22
Views: 2874

Re: Best Wifi Card For T410?

TonyJZX wrote:If I use an Intel 5300/6300 what do I gain with the AR9380?

They both top out at 450 at 5ghz.
Speaking generally, not as if those cards are equally matched on stated specs, then the sensitivity of the Atheros card is greater. I also find more settings available with Atheros cards than Intel ones.
by Radioguy
Sun May 15, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: problem with key 'caps'
Replies: 12
Views: 1738

Re: problem with key 'caps'

I personally prefer Alps over NMB. The trackpoint buttons are especially firmer and not as 'soft' as chicony or nmb ones. Personally, I think the balance of choice would be more toward comfort of keyboard use than trackpoint buttons. Although, unless I already had an NMB in hand to swap in, I would...
by Radioguy
Sun May 15, 2016 8:59 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Best Wifi Card For T410?
Replies: 22
Views: 2874

Re: Best Wifi Card For T410?

When dealing with comparable specs for each, the general rule still holds.

Atheros > Intel.

Well, Qualcomm Atheros now...
by Radioguy
Sun May 15, 2016 8:56 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Creating a USB keyboard from any TP laptop keyboard?
Replies: 7
Views: 4354

Re: Creating a USB keyboard from any TP laptop keyboard?

Either open it up to see which P/N is on the KB-bottom. Or remove one keycap, then compare what you see under it by checking the various keys that are available on eBay. for a T60-style check pictures here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/400074625208 Compare the scissor/nub combinations with what you have...
by Radioguy
Thu May 12, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: problem with key 'caps'
Replies: 12
Views: 1738

Re: problem with key 'caps'

But there are three different versions with three different part numbers. ;)

In terms of quality, they are as follows: Chicony < Alps < NMB.

I have replaced Chicony's with NMB's, and immediately felt it worth the effort even had both been new.
by Radioguy
Thu May 12, 2016 1:48 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Switching Between Speakers & Earphones
Replies: 5
Views: 1349

Re: Switching Between Speakers & Earphones

I really happen to think this is an issue with the hardware design and/or the driver.

I'd love to hear from someone who has an X301 who has found a way to deal with this.
by Radioguy
Wed May 11, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Switching Between Speakers & Earphones
Replies: 5
Views: 1349

Re: Switching Between Speakers & Earphones

This is a whole new experience for me as well. I only noticed this happening when I switched to Windows 10 on my X301. If I have a media file playing in VLC and I insert headphones, the switch turns off the speakers, but doesn't drive the headphones. That's because the headphones are not registered ...
by Radioguy
Wed May 11, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: problem with key 'caps'
Replies: 12
Views: 1738

Re: problem with key 'caps'

There is a a seller on eBay who does sell those (easily found) and even including the hinges below them. However, it sounds as if swapping out the entire keyboard would be a better idea. It can sometimes be just as cheap if you hunt smartly on eBay too. I'd recommend finding the NMB version of the k...
by Radioguy
Wed May 11, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Legacy Thinkpads and DOS retrogaming
Replies: 24
Views: 6000

Re: Legacy Thinkpads and DOS retrogaming

IIRC, the 760 series had a compatible gameport adapter dongle available.
by Radioguy
Wed May 11, 2016 6:22 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Libreboot - anyone try it?
Replies: 15
Views: 3422

Re: Libreboot - anyone try it?

jaspen-meyer wrote:Yes. The source code is available; you can do with it whatever you want.
I'm not so adventurous (I've patched ODD firmware, at best), but would consider flashing my machines were such options made available by another dev.

Here I was thinking nothing could top Middleton on a T61, too.
by Radioguy
Wed May 11, 2016 6:20 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Are new Lenovo ThinkPads the real retro ThinkPads?
Replies: 23
Views: 2545

Re: Are new Lenovo ThinkPads the real retro ThinkPads?

Keep in mind that most think of DVD capacities when thinking of ODD options, and using those drives to read (watch movies) more than write. That's not me. I'm thinking of BD writing, and that can mean 128GB to a single disc (XL). However low the price of externals HDDs come down, they are more fragi...
by Radioguy
Wed May 11, 2016 3:14 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Replacing T60 speakers with a better one
Replies: 14
Views: 1671

Re: Replacing T60 speakers with a better one

brchan wrote:The only good speakers were from the A30/A31 and X300/X301.
Is that a consensus? I feel I've heard better than from my X301.
by Radioguy
Wed May 11, 2016 3:12 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Libreboot - anyone try it?
Replies: 15
Views: 3422

Re: Libreboot - anyone try it?

Does it allow more fine tuning of settings which are crippled or unavailable in stock BIOSes? (Clock settings, etc)
by Radioguy
Wed May 11, 2016 3:02 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Are new Lenovo ThinkPads the real retro ThinkPads?
Replies: 23
Views: 2545

Re: Are new Lenovo ThinkPads the real retro ThinkPads?

And I do hope most chose "other" when answering where the Lenovo logo should go...heaven knows what anyone would have added if there were a text box for that one. I voted for the Rainbow logo that David designed.:D That was on a different page. I was talking about the Lenovo logo. As for your subje...
by Radioguy
Wed May 11, 2016 1:07 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Looks like a new W7xx (edit: 17" P70, and P50 replacing W541) is coming out? (small pics)
Replies: 215
Views: 24060

Re: Looks like a new W7xx (edit: 17" P70, and P50 replacing W541) is coming out? (small pics)

It's stunning that one must of speak of screen replacement mods for models currently shipping.
by Radioguy
Wed May 11, 2016 1:02 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Are new Lenovo ThinkPads the real retro ThinkPads?
Replies: 23
Views: 2545

Re: Are new Lenovo ThinkPads the real retro ThinkPads?

I have always preferred an Ultrabay, and not just for the ODD option. If we are going retro here, then the Ultrabay ought to return to it's full glory of supporting a wide range of things from PCMCIA Cards (Ok, Expresscard now), TV Tuners and Numeric Keypads...not to mention newer Card Readers or Di...
by Radioguy
Tue May 10, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530 and later Series
Topic: What do you use the P50/70 ExpressCard slot for?
Replies: 6
Views: 2985

Re: What do you use the P50/70 ExpressCard slot for?

For any option that remains flush with the chassis, I err towards keeping it in the slot that not. That tells me to have another 3.0 or eSATA card (or combined) inserted rather than leave empty. Other than this, the stashcard was a great idea, but I think production stopped with PCMCIA versions (sti...
by Radioguy
Sun May 01, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: 50 sets of recovery disks - T20-T61 / R31-R61 /W2k-Vista
Replies: 48
Views: 10031

Re: FS: 50 sets of recovery disks - T20-T61 / R31-R61 /W2k-Vista

Hmm, I noticed that some say 32 bit, but none say 64. I wouldn't automatically assume that all are 64 bit by default (there are too many XP sets to assume that), but are we meant to?

For instance, is the final set (T61, Vista Ultimate) 32 or 64 bit?
by Radioguy
Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:45 am
Forum: Forum Announcements
Topic: Log in from Bookmark
Replies: 7
Views: 23623

Re: Log in from Bookmark

Thanks for the quick reply. We have different needs and methods. I have one bookmark, thinkpads.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=68. When I go there I want to see new threads which are made obvious by the icons to the left of the topics. I can´t see them unless I log in, so I click on the login button on ...
by Radioguy
Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:42 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Legacy Thinkpads and DOS retrogaming
Replies: 24
Views: 6000

Re: Legacy Thinkpads and DOS retrogaming

If some games do not work there is DOS Box which is a download that plays all the legacy games. It can be hit and miss, but when I get a hankering for some nostalgic LHX Attack Chopper play, on it goes to whatever machine I'm near. :) I feel the need to mention that several, although not all, DOS g...
by Radioguy
Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:33 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Installing classic keyboard into X230 with EC firmware mod
Replies: 301
Views: 51696

Re: Installing classic keyboard into X230 with EC firmware mod

Someone needs to breakout the trophy and start etching hamish on it under Middleton. :thumbs-UP:

Maybe there's room on the bottom somewhere for me...someday. ;)
by Radioguy
Fri Apr 22, 2016 10:57 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: **RETIREMENT SALE**
Replies: 9
Views: 1524

Re: **RETIREMENT SALE**

BillMorrow wrote:
James1138 wrote:Humm... I maybe interested (if my red-head lady does not object)!
you have a red head wife too.. :eek:
What secret land do you go to find them? I've been seeking it out for some time. Image

Perhaps it's a death wish? ;)
by Radioguy
Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:42 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: **RETIREMENT SALE**
Replies: 9
Views: 1524

Re: **RETIREMENT SALE**

Part of me just wants to put in an offer as a way of thanking Bill for this forum and resource while also making out with some hardware too. :) Unfortunately, I just don't have the space at the moment, and I already have TP's in storage. That's not even addressing my non-liquidity... Someone had bet...

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