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by Bibin
Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Watch for my stolen ThinkPad T25
Replies: 9
Views: 1068

Re: Watch for my stolen ThinkPad T25

Sorry for not responding. Thank you for your sympathetic replies. I called the police and filed a report immediately after noticing that the apartment had been compromised, and have filed a claim with my renter's insurance company. Hopefully, since I have the box, serial, and receipt from the TP256 ...
by Bibin
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Watch for my stolen ThinkPad T25
Replies: 9
Views: 1068

Watch for my stolen ThinkPad T25

Not sure where to post this, but my apartment was broken in to and a number of things were taken, including my ThinkPad T25, from the bay area in California, USA. If you see any for sale used, and without the box and all that, and would like to check if it might be mine, I can provide the serial num...
by Bibin
Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: My ThinkPad T25 review
Replies: 44
Views: 4646

Re: My ThinkPad T25 review

Not to preach, but to actually educate. Google topics like 4:3 vs 16:9 vs 16:10 and you find almost nothing. People need to start teaching their coworkers, friends etc., "hey look at your stupid useless widescreen - they're only useful for gaming". Whip out your T60 (or 3:2 surface for that matter)...
by Bibin
Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: My ThinkPad T25 review
Replies: 44
Views: 4646

Re: My ThinkPad T25 review

Of course the thread turned into a [censored] "Well it could be X, I prefer X and they should have made it X" discussion. Do people get off on complaining that a product that isn't identical to a ten year old one was released? Imagine if they re-released the X6* or T6* lines with modern processors. ...
by Bibin
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Interview with David Hill
Replies: 28
Views: 2405

Re: Interview with David Hill

hengster wrote:
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:57 pm
once again the millennials screwed us over.
This narrative is tired and unproductive.
by Bibin
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: My ThinkPad T25 review
Replies: 44
Views: 4646

My ThinkPad T25 review

I wrote up a review of the T25 based on my experiences so far. Later on I will be making a comparison video between it, my X62, and the old X300. Introduction The ThinkPad 25th Anniversary Edition, or T25, was released just a week or so ago, and it arrived on 10/13. It is the result of the "Retro Th...
by Bibin
Mon Dec 19, 2016 7:25 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 1033
Views: 190069

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Interest submitted for two kits!
by Bibin
Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X61 4-cell battery
Replies: 0
Views: 1425

X61 4-cell battery

I've got an OEM X61 4-cell battery that won't charge, the LED just flashes. I've never been happy with the 3rd party knockoff ones in that size, and I can't find any genuine 4-cell batteries. Do people typically refurbish these themselves? My genuine 8-cell battery has been good, but I'd prefer the ...
by Bibin
Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X62 problems, quirks, and fixes
Replies: 165
Views: 24033

Re: X62 problems, quirks, and fixes

That's great that the fix for the audio is available. The horrible audio interference and the inability to properly drive headphones must still be fixed.
by Bibin
Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:55 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X62 problems, quirks, and fixes
Replies: 165
Views: 24033

Re: X62 problems, quirks, and fixes

I made a writeup for bringing the X62 to 60Hz: http://mikejmoffitt.com/articles/0048-x62-sxga60.html Just want to mention that you can change edid without reflashing it using Option "CustomEDID" "eDP1:/etc/X11/edid.bin" to ' Section "Device" ' in your xorg.conf file While that's true, it doesn't he...
by Bibin
Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X62 problems, quirks, and fixes
Replies: 165
Views: 24033

Re: X62 problems, quirks, and fixes

I've only had the mDP "just work" or "just not work" so far.
by Bibin
Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X62 problems, quirks, and fixes
Replies: 165
Views: 24033

Re: X62 problems, quirks, and fixes

I'm not sure if that helps, but in my case I ripped out the amplifier and constructed my own solution in hardware for the speakers. The amplifier the X62 comes with has serious interference issues, with both the fan and GSM signals.
by Bibin
Sun Nov 27, 2016 2:11 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X62 problems, quirks, and fixes
Replies: 165
Views: 24033

Re: X62 problems, quirks, and fixes

The Intel graphics driver in Linux offers the TearFree option, which can be enabled in an X configuration file.
by Bibin
Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:27 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X62 problems, quirks, and fixes
Replies: 165
Views: 24033

Re: X62 problems, quirks, and fixes

I made a writeup for bringing the X62 to 60Hz: http://mikejmoffitt.com/articles/0048-x62-sxga60.html
by Bibin
Thu Nov 24, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X62 problems, quirks, and fixes
Replies: 165
Views: 24033

Re: X62 problems, quirks, and fixes

I got my MiniDP working with a VGA adapter. Neither a MiniDP to HDMI nor MiniDP to DVI adapter would work, though. On the bright side, the VGA one was fully cooperative, and hotplugged without issues.
by Bibin
Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X61T Crashes when Youtube-ing in Chrome - Hardware or Software?
Replies: 18
Views: 9486

Re: X61T Crashes when Youtube-ing in Chrome - Hardware or Software?

Aren't we a good ways past kernel 4.7? Why not go to 4.8.x?
by Bibin
Wed Nov 23, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X62 problems, quirks, and fixes
Replies: 165
Views: 24033

Re: X62 problems, quirks, and fixes

The mDP plug on mine does not work with multiple adapters. I haven't yet seen it work. I don't have a mini HDMI cable to test with at the moment.
by Bibin
Wed Nov 23, 2016 1:14 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X62 problems, quirks, and fixes
Replies: 165
Views: 24033

Re: X62 problems, quirks, and fixes

USB - Still having issues in Windows 7. I'm starting to get the feeling it might be a BIOS setting. Bluetooth is on USB as well, on some boots no USB devices incl BT are detected. I'll study this a little more and report back. It's fairly annoying. R That's strange, USB has been fine for me in Wind...
by Bibin
Tue Nov 22, 2016 11:40 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X62 problems, quirks, and fixes
Replies: 165
Views: 24033

Re: X62 problems, quirks, and fixes

I've updated my post with a note about more [censored] interference noises in the speakers. I think I'm going to go in there and disconnect them until a real solution is found.
by Bibin
Tue Nov 22, 2016 2:30 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: 51nb's X62: latest update
Replies: 282
Views: 69402

Re: 51nb's X62: latest update

I started a thread to organize known issues and fixes: http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.ph ... 2&p=790750

One covered is the "won't charge" issue. It looks like it won't report the rate, but is in fact charging for me.
by Bibin
Tue Nov 22, 2016 2:26 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X62 problems, quirks, and fixes
Replies: 165
Views: 24033

X62 problems, quirks, and fixes

It looks like those of us who ordered X62 units have begun to receive them. There's much to celebrate, and 51nb's team has done an excellent job. However, any homebrew computer is going to come with some caveats. Let's talk about what we're looking at and what fixes can be done. Sound Card Stuff The...
by Bibin
Tue Nov 22, 2016 2:06 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X6x mod questions
Replies: 2
Views: 1701

Re: X6x mod questions

I have a few T8100 X61 motherboards kicking around, if you are interested...
by Bibin
Fri Nov 18, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Upgrade T43 to SSD
Replies: 14
Views: 3070

Re: Upgrade T43 to SSD

or get a m2sata ssd and the common ide adapters. That approach hasn't worked well for most of the people who tried it on T43/p. It's a tough spot to be in... PATA SSDs are unreliable and overpriced, generally speaking. SATA-mods are far more difficult to perform on an Intel-based planar which is wh...
by Bibin
Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: 51nb's X62: latest update
Replies: 282
Views: 69402

Re: 51nb's X62: latest update

It's already in Ohio, which is stunning. If DHL does Saturday deliveries, maybe I'll even get it tomorrow. I've got a few X61 systems lying around, so by the end of this I'll have three - One X62 by 51nb, one X62 I asembled myself, and one X61 with a modified AFFS screen. All should be pretty close ...
by Bibin
Thu Nov 17, 2016 3:44 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: 51nb's X62: latest update
Replies: 282
Views: 69402

Re: 51nb's X62: latest update

I just got my DHL tracking number. How long did the shipment take for those who've received it?
by Bibin
Sun Nov 13, 2016 10:12 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: 51nb's X62: latest update
Replies: 282
Views: 69402

Re: 51nb's X62: latest update

Does that file include time.h? I believe that is where it should be declared.
by Bibin
Sun Nov 13, 2016 1:43 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: 51nb's X62: latest update
Replies: 282
Views: 69402

Re: 51nb's X62: latest update

Has any progress been made with Linux and the speaker?
by Bibin
Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: 51nb's X62: latest update
Replies: 282
Views: 69402

Re: 51nb's X62: latest update

The fan issues might be a good call for development of a small sub-board to do fan control based on system temperature.
by Bibin
Tue Nov 08, 2016 1:30 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: 51nb's X62: latest update
Replies: 282
Views: 69402

Re: 51nb's X62: latest update

From a thread on 51nb, it looks like HV121P01-100 stock is running short, and de-bonding HV121P01-101 screens might be considered. I'm basing this on this thread: https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=zh-CN&u=http://forum.51nb.com/thread-1680513-1-1.html&prev=search Notably, the OP is the ...
by Bibin
Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:56 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: 51nb's X62: latest update
Replies: 282
Views: 69402

Re: 51nb's X62: latest update

I just received notice of shipping as well. Fingers crossed!

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