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by BillMorrow
Fri May 19, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: 3rd Party Ultrabay compat with T430
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Re: 3rd Party Ultrabay compat with T430

hello and welcome to the forum..

i suggest you acquaint yourself with amazon and/or ebay..
where you should find an ultrabay HDD adapter you need..
here is a quick look at amazon..
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss ... rabay+t430

happy shopping.. :)
by BillMorrow
Wed May 17, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Forum Announcements
Topic: NEW LOOK TO THE OLD FORUM..
Replies: 64
Views: 1738

Re: NEW LOOK TO THE OLD FORUM..

Hello Bill, take care of Your fingers and aches :) ... ... and let the grouwling pass by ... I have been using Your forum for far more then a decade now, ever again. And I am happy that it still exists, serves all those adicted to thinkpads... I think most of us using these PC should realise that h...
by BillMorrow
Thu May 04, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Forum Announcements
Topic: NEW LOOK TO THE OLD FORUM..
Replies: 64
Views: 1738

Re: NEW LOOK TO THE OLD FORUM..

old farts rejoicing.. :) but i think i'll try the new style until i get used to it.. just in the FWIW file, wife's car suffered parking lot damage a few weeks ago, hartford insurance was great and fast, auto body shop did a fine job and LOANED us a courtesy car.. WHICH car was so complex it took ME ...
by BillMorrow
Wed May 03, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Forum Announcements
Topic: NEW LOOK TO THE OLD FORUM..
Replies: 64
Views: 1738

Re: NEW LOOK TO THE OLD FORUM..

reading up to here: i TRIED to retain the old subsilver "look" for as long as was possible.. and i also am not in favor of the current look BUT i WILL get used to it.. just like i must get used to a lot of new things (arthritis in my fingers, aches where there never WERE aches before, etc., etc. ad ...
by BillMorrow
Wed May 03, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Forum Announcements
Topic: NEW LOOK TO THE OLD FORUM..
Replies: 64
Views: 1738

NEW LOOK TO THE OLD FORUM..

Due to some issues recently rearing their nasty faces, joe made the following updates and changes.. 1. Moved entire forum behind SSL/https (yesterday). 2. Updated phpBB to version 3.2, which required a new design (subsilver no longer supported). 3. Entirely new responsive theme that looks like your ...
by BillMorrow
Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 755CX Mwave DSP Upgrade 2420801?
Replies: 5
Views: 537

Re: 755CX Mwave DSP Upgrade 2420801?

thinking about mwave, the 701C had a really nice song and dance presentation when it would boot up.. as a demonstration of the MWave capabilities, all in about 1995 more or less.. :) i have not had the time or inclination to see if i could get it running on one of my many 701C's that actually still ...
by BillMorrow
Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: ThinkPad Genuine Trackpoints
Replies: 4
Views: 383

Re: ThinkPad Genuine Trackpoints

i have a bunch of the original IBM labeled trackpoint cap kits.. has one (or two) of each of the cats tongue, dome and uhmm err, "cup".. :oops:
by BillMorrow
Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: 19+ slice battery mod
Replies: 7
Views: 804

Re: 19+ slice battery mod

welcome to the forum..

what type of cells are in there now..? 18650's or something else..?
maybe just raw cells without any controller on each cell..?
by BillMorrow
Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Old PC companies that are gone
Replies: 12
Views: 516

Re: Old PC companies that are gone

i am going to just inject a few names of hardware stored around my house: Alpha MicroSystems computer systems.. TeleVideo dumb terminals.. Soroc Technologies dumb terminals.. i don't have any of these.. and another terminal maker whose name escapes me at the moment but their model numbers were 750 a...
by BillMorrow
Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 755CX Mwave DSP Upgrade 2420801?
Replies: 5
Views: 537

Re: 755CX Mwave DSP Upgrade 2420801?

welcome to the forum.. :) i have several 755C models.. CD, CDV, CE.. nice solid thinkpads and sort of classic, especially when you type on THAT keyboard.. you then see how sloppy current era keyboards really are.. :) i also have 701C system boards with the MWave chip.. these ARE soldered on.. i DO N...
by BillMorrow
Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Negative feedbacks for traders and Tips for fair trading
Replies: 150
Views: 73453

Re: Negative feedbacks for traders and Tips for fair trading

i just learned of this issue and others preceding this one..

if he is banned it will be hard to communicate or force his compliance..

what is your verdict, please.. PM me..
by BillMorrow
Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Pending & Ongoing Outages
Topic: Site slowdown - 3/16/2017; UPDATE 3/19
Replies: 5
Views: 2444

Re: Site slowdown - 3/16/2017

"IT" will get better..
joe did a great job doing what was needed to stop the attack..
by BillMorrow
Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Getting wireless to work on T43 after formatting
Replies: 4
Views: 1632

Re: Getting wireless to work on T43 after formatting

note: suffering from some sort of DDOS attack since wednesday..
re your old registration, just PM me some details and i'll find it for you..
by BillMorrow
Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Pending & Ongoing Outages
Topic: Site slowdown - 3/16/2017; UPDATE 3/19
Replies: 5
Views: 2444

Re: Site slowdown - 3/16/2017

update from joe on the bot attack or whatever this is: It's some sort of Slowloris attack that won't trip any filters (mod_security, mod_qos, CSF firewall, etc. etc.). I've setup Nginx as a reverse proxy in front of Apache, still nothing. The connections keep coming. At this point the server load is...
by BillMorrow
Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Pending & Ongoing Outages
Topic: Site slowdown - 3/16/2017; UPDATE 3/19
Replies: 5
Views: 2444

Re: Site slowdown - 3/16/2017

it is a hack attack of some kind.. here is what joe hayes has done, so far.. this is froim his email to me wednesday.. I have CSF listening for distributed attacks but these IPs are only connecting once and not over and over, so it's hard to stop. Additionally, I've attached a graph of the countries...
by BillMorrow
Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:37 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: 1983 Aston Martin Lagonda for sale by Bill
Replies: 20
Views: 6130

Re: 1983 Aston Martin Lagonda for sale by Bill

my days of exotic automobiles have given way to reliability and cheap to fix.. :)
so a 70's chevy sounds about as good as that aston martin..
by BillMorrow
Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: 1983 Aston Martin Lagonda for sale by Bill
Replies: 20
Views: 6130

Re: 1983 Aston Martin Lagonda for sale by Bill

as one ages ones brain begins a memory dump.. beware the cascading bits and bytes.. :) citroen 2cv.. french farmers use those to go to the high street and then back to the farm to use them to plow the fields.. at least in 1955/1960 era.. never drove one but the dealer in SF, dick feder, had one or t...
by BillMorrow
Sat Mar 11, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: 1983 Aston Martin Lagonda for sale by Bill
Replies: 20
Views: 6130

Re: 1983 Aston Martin Lagonda for sale by Bill

heh.. you have unearthed something from the dimmest past.. :) you asked, so..... nope.. i finally had a 1985 (i think) lagonda with 12k miles on it.. swapped the archaic computer for some modern aftermarket instruments.. digital of course.. then got old and tired of messing with cars in general and ...
by BillMorrow
Sat Mar 04, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1/X1C
Topic: X1 Carbon (2nd Generation) PWM question
Replies: 1
Views: 325

Re: X1 Carbon (2nd Generation) PWM question

hello alec.. welcome to the active part of the forum.. i have both a gen 2 and a gen 3 X1 carbon.. i like the gen 3 for the real mouse buttons and Fn keys.. both are touch and max resolution.. i've not noticed any flicker on either one of these.. i did see this video on youtube relating to an intel ...
by BillMorrow
Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Looking to buy a cheap Thinkpad.
Replies: 6
Views: 621

Re: Looking to buy a cheap Thinkpad.

hello and welcome to the forum..

take a look in the marketplace.. :)
by BillMorrow
Sat Jan 21, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: CANNOT FORMAT 2tb usb 2.5" seagate sata hard drive ON T420S WITH WINDOWS 10
Replies: 3
Views: 815

Re: CANNOT FORMAT 2tb usb 2.5" seagate sata hard drive ON T420S WITH WINDOWS 10

hello kitty.. :) never tried formatting a 2 TB HDD.. especially a 2.5 inch drive.. BUT when i DO format drives and come up against some hidden little "gotcha!" (term from homebrew computer club c. 1976MOL and maybe still current) i now turn to Acronis and their utilities.. in fact i just got an emai...
by BillMorrow
Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1/X1C
Topic: My new X1 carbon with stripe on top of LCD
Replies: 6
Views: 3813

Re: My new X1 carbon with stripe on top of LCD

hello and welcome to the forum.. several points.. 1. your IP = hanoi so your location must reflect that.. :) 2. ANY hardware issue is a warranty issue so if you just purchased this X1 and it is new just out of the box if it were me a would ask that it be replaced.. i agree with the forum member abov...
by BillMorrow
Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Thinkpad T450 hardware attack / TPM protection
Replies: 4
Views: 599

Re: Thinkpad T450 hardware attack / TPM protection

hello thinkofit.. :) good user name you chose.. and welcome to the forum.. i must admit that yours is the first i have ever heard of a firmware attack on ANY computer.. BUT it seems i have been hibernating too much.. so googling found THIS articla in infoworld magazine: http://www.infoworld.com/arti...
by BillMorrow
Sat Jan 07, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: ThinkPad 765L
Replies: 10
Views: 552

Re: WTB: ThinkPad 765L

well, ok.. thats fair.. mwave was, well, not one of IBM's greatest achievements.. worked well in the 755/701 series but there sure is no support for it these days.. have no idea where any 765 series can be found.. did you try ebay..? or wait for the holidays to be over and see if someone here has on...
by BillMorrow
Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: ThinkPad 765L
Replies: 10
Views: 552

Re: WTB: ThinkPad 765L

hello kim and welcome to the forum..

uhmm, that is an unusual request..
the 765L was a bit of a strange thinkpad model..

may i ask why that particular model..?

i have a bunch of 760 series in varying conditions but no 765 series..
that one had a larger display if my memory is correct..
by BillMorrow
Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:05 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1/X1C
Topic: Need help with X1 Carbon Type 3448AVU
Replies: 8
Views: 773

Re: Need help with X1 Carbon Type 3448AVU

those X1 first gen can be really a good value for their current cost..
never have seen one but they DO have the better keyboard than the X1 gen 2.. :)
by BillMorrow
Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:30 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Thinkpad 310ED and external floppy
Replies: 6
Views: 1131

Re: Thinkpad 310ED and external floppy

i MIGHT have a few IBM external floppy drives with my vast supply of legacy thinkpads..

might also be limited to the 755 and 701 series thinkpad connectors..
by BillMorrow
Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1/X1C
Topic: Need help with X1 Carbon Type 3448AVU
Replies: 8
Views: 773

Re: Need help with X1 Carbon Type 3448AVU

i only have a type 2 and a type 3.. what type is yours..? i have had excellent luck shopping for SSD's on amazon.. looks like the SSDSCMMW240A3L would at least fit physically.. i added these SSD's.. Transcend 512 GB SATA III 6Gb/s MTS800 80 mm M.2 SSD Solid State Drive TS512GMTS800 Transcend 256 GB ...
by BillMorrow
Sat Dec 10, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: Pending & Ongoing Outages
Topic: **FORUM OUTAGE** Dec. 9 thru dec 10 forum outage, cause was......
Replies: 0
Views: 2061

**FORUM OUTAGE** Dec. 9 thru dec 10 forum outage, cause was......

sometime in the evening hours, eastern US time, the dedicated server hosting company, HOSTMONStER, to whom i pay over $200 monthly, failed, for the second time, to keep their server farm operational.. i telephoned them since their own web site, hostmonster.com, was also down.. their excuse, obviousl...

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