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by laboye
Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:05 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X60 Fuselist
Replies: 15
Views: 38191

Re: X60 Fuselist

Would an aftermarket battery or a/c adapter (i.e. sold from amazon) run this risk? I was looking for a spare battery and a/c adapter from the x60 which is on its way.... Not unless it's a bottom-of-the-barrel charger. The worst that usually happens with those is the power brick itself goes out. The...
by laboye
Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:57 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: New Lenovo Support Site
Replies: 38
Views: 13018

Re: New Lenovo Support Site

I actually have a request regarding the handling of Quick Path entries. I noticed that the site no longer accepts the original URL-based entry. It also looks like this is all now handled with Javascript. If possible could you integrate this functionality? Here is an example of how the original site ...
by laboye
Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:14 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60/T61 FlexView FrankenPad Questions
Replies: 35
Views: 19091

Re: T60/T61 FlexView FrankenPad Questions

Alright, it's time to revive my thread! :P My budget is back on track, but I'm still hunting down a T9300/T9500. Without a CPU, I was unable to test my rather pricey T61 motherboard, and because the seller's warranty is long gone, I'm hoping it works okay. I have, however, managed to get a TurboCach...
by laboye
Sat Dec 11, 2010 6:14 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: SOLD: ThinkPad T61 14" WXGA+—T8100 2.1GHz—2GB—250GB—BT—X3100
Replies: 3
Views: 1221

Re: FS: ThinkPad T61 14" WXGA+—T8100 2.1GHz—2GB—250GB—BT—X3100

No bites? This is seriously a great machine!

Bump and dropping price to $420 shipped. Also throwing in a DVD±RW Super Multi-Burner in place of the combo drive.
by laboye
Fri Dec 03, 2010 2:02 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: SOLD: ThinkPad T61 14" WXGA+—T8100 2.1GHz—2GB—250GB—BT—X3100
Replies: 3
Views: 1221

SOLD: ThinkPad T61 14" WXGA+—T8100 2.1GHz—2GB—250GB—BT—X3100

Hi all. Long time eBay seller, short time Thinkpads.com poster & first time Marketplace poster here. :D I have for sale a very nice ThinkPad T61 14" WS 7658-RUU . It has been completely refurbished by myself and along with it, has received numerous upgrades. Here is the original description with the...
by laboye
Tue Nov 30, 2010 3:24 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X60 Fuselist
Replies: 15
Views: 38191

Re: X60 Fuselist

Hi all. I can confirm that these fuses are identical to the ones in the X60s.

Thanks Twisted Mind, this was quite helpful!
by laboye
Wed Sep 08, 2010 9:43 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60/T61 FlexView FrankenPad Questions
Replies: 35
Views: 19091

Re: T60/T61 FlexView FrankenPad Questions

Sorry for not keeping you guys posted. I'm working with a few budget constraints this week, but I hope to be ordering a parts machine with a T9300 that I can use. Once I have that, I'll resume the project.

@Crashnburn: How much are these panels?
by laboye
Thu Aug 26, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60/T61 FlexView FrankenPad Questions
Replies: 35
Views: 19091

Re: T60/T61 FlexView FrankenPad Questions

Sounds like a great project! I have a T9300 pulled from a T61 for sale. PM me if you're interested. PM Sent. Thanks for the reply, Troels. Re: The nVidia issues. Can these issues be prevented with good thermal paste and proper maintenance or is it an internal design flaw? The article mentions therm...
by laboye
Wed Aug 25, 2010 2:52 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60/T61 FlexView FrankenPad Questions
Replies: 35
Views: 19091

T60/T61 FlexView FrankenPad Questions

Hi all. It has come time to retire my 15" T42p FlexView workhorse. While I never foresaw it, I seem to be pushing it too hard for it to keep up with me. Investigating my upgrade paths, I decided that the best option would be to build a T60/T61 FrankenPad. The reasons might be apparent to some, but f...
by laboye
Thu May 27, 2010 6:16 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: 15" T42/T43 (or T60) SXGA LCD upgrade for a cracked G40 XGA?
Replies: 21
Views: 4575

Re: 15" T42/T43 (or T60) SXGA LCD upgrade for a cracked G40 XGA?

The best I've found is this rather hidden page on ThinkWiki. It isn't 100% complete, but with a bit of CTRL+F, you can find matches. If I find good candidates, I suppose I will be contributing to this list instead.

-Eddie
by laboye
Wed May 05, 2010 3:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60 - No AC Power. Motherboard issue?
Replies: 5
Views: 1723

Re: T60 - No AC Power. Motherboard issue?

Alas, no. I ended up selling the motherboard for parts. Let me know if you run into anything though, as I've been working on more T60s.

-Eddie
by laboye
Sat Dec 12, 2009 5:06 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: QUESTION: PC2700 vs PC3200 RAM
Replies: 6
Views: 1665

Re: QUESTION: PC2700 vs PC3200 RAM

In this situation (PC2100 TP w/ PC2700/PC3200 RAM), I usually get problems only if I mix 2 different brand modules. AFAIK, the problem lies the adjustment of the CAS latency when the module is being slowed down. For example, A PC2100 module might operate with a CAS latency of 2ms while a PC2700 or P...
by laboye
Sat Dec 12, 2009 4:48 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Slower boot time using Advanced Dock w/ my T60p
Replies: 4
Views: 1156

Re: Slower boot time using Advanced Dock w/ my T60p

You could be right about the network connection idea -- this is a feature of Access Connections, but it applies to wireless connections. It may be trying to connect to the WiFi network in lieu of the Ethernet connection depending on your settings. Try this: -Open Access Connections from the tray ico...
by laboye
Sat Dec 12, 2009 3:38 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60 Boot up problems
Replies: 9
Views: 2745

Re: T60 Boot up problems

Hi kaliste and welcome to ThinkPads.com. It appears your ThinkPad will not finish POSTing (Power On Self-Test) and therefore can't proceed to the boot process or get into the CMOS utility. First, I would like you to try a "full power cycle"; this trick has solved a few non-starting machines of mine,...
by laboye
Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:26 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60 - No AC Power. Motherboard issue?
Replies: 5
Views: 1723

Re: T60 - No AC Power. Motherboard issue?

I noted that when I saw that the original fried T60 board had a nice beefy ATI card and extended fan plating. Fortunately, the new board (1951-44U) has the Intel 950 Integrated Graphics. I managed to get the fan from another broken T60 I have (1953-D8U) which also has the Intel graphics. The only di...
by laboye
Fri Dec 11, 2009 9:28 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60 - No AC Power. Motherboard issue?
Replies: 5
Views: 1723

T60 - No AC Power. Motherboard issue?

Hi all. One of my T60s had a complete motherboard failure and would not power up. I installed a working motherboard, which I tested a few times, and powered it up with AC power. All worked fine; I popped in a battery and let it charge. A few hours later, I unplugged it and powered it on. I decided t...
by laboye
Fri Dec 11, 2009 9:10 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Common T6x Problems?
Replies: 6
Views: 1709

Re: Common T6x Problems?

I am going to split off the machine problems to another thread... Thanks for the responses so far.
by laboye
Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:50 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Common T6x Problems?
Replies: 6
Views: 1709

Re: Common T6x Problems?

Excellent! What sort of video card issues? Anything reasonably repairable? Also, I have a pair of T60s that I've been working with--one of them that won't turn on the LCD at all and doesn't light up the system LEDs but otherwise works great with an external monitor. I was getting ready to sell it wh...
by laboye
Thu Dec 10, 2009 8:26 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Common T6x Problems?
Replies: 6
Views: 1709

Common T6x Problems?

Hi everyone! As my laptop repair gig is starting to grow (and as 2.5" IDE HDs are getting more expensive), I am making the transition from repairing and refurbishing mostly T4x to T6x machines. Most T4x problems seemed to involve the BGA on the GPU and fuses that caused power problems (and the sprin...
by laboye
Wed Aug 12, 2009 3:44 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: 15" T42/T43 (or T60) SXGA LCD upgrade for a cracked G40 XGA?
Replies: 21
Views: 4575

Re: 15" T42/T43 (or T60) SXGA LCD upgrade for a cracked G40 XGA?

That's true--the CCFL age factor. Are they physically and electrically compatible with T4x/T6x/R51/R52 machines, though?
by laboye
Wed Aug 12, 2009 2:15 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: 15" T42/T43 (or T60) SXGA LCD upgrade for a cracked G40 XGA?
Replies: 21
Views: 4575

Re: 15" T42/T43 (or T60) SXGA LCD upgrade for a cracked G40 XGA?

Thanks for the links, BlackStuff. What do you [or anyone] think about those A3x LCDs?
by laboye
Wed Aug 12, 2009 11:25 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: 15" T42/T43 (or T60) SXGA LCD upgrade for a cracked G40 XGA?
Replies: 21
Views: 4575

Re: 15" T42/T43 (or T60) SXGA LCD upgrade for a cracked G40 XGA?

Good to know. You will be building a G4x FrankenPad with an IPS LCD, right? :) I might just do that, actually. My plan was just to replace the SXGA+ LCD it had, but I tested it with the UXGA IPS display in my problematic T42p (needs a reballing =( ). An IPS LCD would be awesome for a desktop replac...
by laboye
Wed Aug 12, 2009 8:28 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: 15" T42/T43 (or T60) SXGA LCD upgrade for a cracked G40 XGA?
Replies: 21
Views: 4575

Re: 15" T42/T43 (or T60) SXGA LCD upgrade for a cracked G40 XGA?

I see. I've also got some interesting news for you. I bought a 14" XGA LCD off of eBay for an unbeatable $32 and decided to give it a try in a T60 project I had going. It worked! Speaking of work... gotta go! (...a few hours later) The T60 I speak of took the 14" XGA LCD like a champ. I'll have to s...
by laboye
Wed Aug 12, 2009 7:45 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: 15" T42/T43 (or T60) SXGA LCD upgrade for a cracked G40 XGA?
Replies: 21
Views: 4575

Re: 15" T42/T43 (or T60) SXGA LCD upgrade for a cracked G40 XGA?

As it turns out, this machine had an SXGA+ LCD to begin with. It's IBM P/N 92P6668 and FRU# 92P6667, the same listed for this machine in the HMM. It is a Samsung LTN150P4-L01. The LCD cable is a 30 contact connector 1.25" in length (on the most narrow part of it). I took the 15" UXGA IPS display fro...
by laboye
Tue Aug 11, 2009 12:16 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: 15" T42/T43 (or T60) SXGA LCD upgrade for a cracked G40 XGA?
Replies: 21
Views: 4575

Re: 15" T42/T43 (or T60) SXGA LCD upgrade for a cracked G40 XGA?

If I can make the time, I will dismantle the G40 and a 15" T42 with an XGA screen and compare the info I gather. I'll get back to you guys when I can. Thanks. another unappreciated, unloved, outsourced-to-ACER child... Really? I had no idea that they outsourced to Acer aside from the iSeries! What o...
by laboye
Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:20 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: 15" T42/T43 (or T60) SXGA LCD upgrade for a cracked G40 XGA?
Replies: 21
Views: 4575

15" T42/T43 (or T60) SXGA LCD upgrade for a cracked G40 XGA?

Hi everyone. I have here a ThinkPad G40 with a cracked 15" XGA LCD that I won on eBay. I'd like to know if I could safely order a T42/T43 15" SXGA LCD for use in this G40. Looking at the stock options, an SXGA LCD was offered for it. Would I need a new LCD cable or inverter? Also, would a T60 15" SX...
by laboye
Mon Aug 10, 2009 3:37 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T42 and T42p 15" powers on with lights & fan, but no video
Replies: 13
Views: 2195

Re: T42 and T42p 15" powers on with lights & fan, but no video

Hi everyone and thanks for your replies. Just to update you on what has been going on: -I reflowed the T42 again (I have my process down pat now) and it still won't work. The PC was cheap enough for me to buy a new motherboard and still have budget left over for upgrades before I sell it. -The T42p....
by laboye
Sat Jun 06, 2009 11:38 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T42 and T42p 15" powers on with lights & fan, but no video
Replies: 13
Views: 2195

Re: T42 and T42p 15" powers on with lights & fan, but no video

I wouldn't say "cause", but more of a "sign" of a particular process being implemented... That's more or less what I thought. I'll have to do some research. @Carlisle_united: My theory is your first reflow worked on the BGA balls themselves, but the epoxy dots prevented the GPU from dropping down o...

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