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by Unknown_K
Thu May 03, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Blast from 2002... The IBM ThinkPad T30 (Lots of Pics)
Replies: 16
Views: 3667

Re: Blast from 2002... The IBM ThinkPad T30 (Lots of Pics)

T30's are nice, I have a few. The good thing is they can share a battery with the T23 (one of my favorites), bad thing is having the memory slots flake out was common and the first one I snagged ages ago had a bad video chip. 1GB DDR1 SODIMM are like $5 a pop on ebay so maxing out the RAM is cheap. ...
by Unknown_K
Tue May 01, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Searching for old Thinkpads is a royal pain now.
Replies: 15
Views: 2479

Re: Searching for old Thinkpads is a royal pain now.

The bigger problem is the supply of old laptops on ebay seems to have dried up compared to 5 years ago. From your signature it looks like you are missing a few. I can help you with some that are getting rare: - X41T (tablet) - X301 - R400 Thanks, will let you know. I bounce around between collectin...
by Unknown_K
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Searching for old Thinkpads is a royal pain now.
Replies: 15
Views: 2479

Re: Searching for old Thinkpads is a royal pain now.

The bigger problem is the supply of old laptops on ebay seems to have dried up compared to 5 years ago.
by Unknown_K
Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: The oldest ThinkPad I've owned - 600E
Replies: 13
Views: 4990

Re: The oldest ThinkPad I've owned - 600E

I have a few 600's, they are nice machines. Think I have a few removable drive bays for the optical slot (maybe a floppy drive as well) and a small stack of ZIP drives for them. The sticky coating can be a pain to clean and I have seen a few palm rests that are messed up. Also those port cover flaps...
by Unknown_K
Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: ThinkPad T2x & T3x Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: ThinkPad T23 Arrival
Replies: 60
Views: 12302

Re: ThinkPad T23 Arrival

They are nice machines (especially with 1GB RAM and high res screen running XP). Not sure if you can still buy new batteries for them , I had some T30 ones I used but they are getting old now.
by Unknown_K
Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T400 P8400 to T9600 worth it?
Replies: 9
Views: 3379

Re: T400 P8400 to T9600 worth it?

Well I had a P8600 (2.4ghz) not a P8400 (2.2ghz). Anyway stuck the T9400 in and Windows 7 Experience Processor went from 5.8 to 6.1.

Fan needed cleaned anyway and it wasn't much work or expense.
by Unknown_K
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: How many of you no longer own laptops?
Replies: 50
Views: 5482

Re: How many of you no longer own laptops?

I have had laptops for many years but they were never my main machines (always a desktop). Laptops might go outside when I am lounging around under the trees on a nice sunny day for some light browsing. I use my smartphone for looking things up or email when away from the house. I just like using a ...
by Unknown_K
Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T400 P8400 to T9600 worth it?
Replies: 9
Views: 3379

Re: T400 P8400 to T9600 worth it?

The T9400 was all of $4.65 shipped. I figured when I get some more RAM for that machine I will clean out the heatsink fan and try the new CPU out.
by Unknown_K
Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T400 P8400 to T9600 worth it?
Replies: 9
Views: 3379

T400 P8400 to T9600 worth it?

I have a T400 with a P8400 CPU and was wondering if an upgrade to a T9400 would be worth it (figured 6MB cache compared to 3MB would be worth it alone). Also how bad does the 35W CPU affect battery life compared to the 25W one?
by Unknown_K
Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:24 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: What computer have you had for the longest? When did you get it?
Replies: 52
Views: 7814

Re: What computer have you had for the longest? When did you get it?

The oldest computer I purchased new and still have would be a Timex Sinclair 2068 from 1982/83 (around Christmas). I still have my original 6 switch Atari 2600 game console from the late 1970's (pretty sure it was the original US made model but I would have to look). Both work. Not sure why I kept t...
by Unknown_K
Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo says goodbye to the PC
Replies: 23
Views: 3035

Re: Lenovo says goodbye to the PC

Publically traded companies have to keep having growth or stocks suffer. The PC market is saturated so long term they need to find somewhere else to get that growth. This process is what kills quite a few once profitable companies. DELL had issues because of this and then they went private. Private ...
by Unknown_K
Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T43p on eBay for 20$
Replies: 15
Views: 3525

Re: T43p on eBay for 20$

I have a T43p in the collection, the 1600x1200 screen is nice. Don't think anybody wanted this for a main machine, there are better deals for $36 around.
by Unknown_K
Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Question about T61 ans T400 LCDs
Replies: 2
Views: 1215

Re: Question about T61 ans T400 LCDs

I guess I had a brain fart and assumed all T61's were widescreen.
by Unknown_K
Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Question about T61 ans T400 LCDs
Replies: 2
Views: 1215

Question about T61 ans T400 LCDs

Will a 14.1" T61 1400x1050 LCD work as is in a T400 14.1" 1440x900 CCFL unit?
by Unknown_K
Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Old PC companies that are gone
Replies: 12
Views: 2085

Re: Old PC companies that are gone

I can name a million PC companies that were big and went.

AST, Northgate, Everex, Packard Bell, Commodore, Atari, to name a few.

Plus some cool companies that made parts like 3dfx, Rasterops, Radius, Tseng, Aureal, Ensoniq, Mediavision, IIt, SyQuest, etc
by Unknown_K
Wed Jan 25, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Just got a T400 with bad backlight
Replies: 9
Views: 2338

Re: Just got a T400 with bad backlight

Nevermind the BL went out again after the inverter cooled off. I assume the tube was drawing more power then normal and needs replaced.
by Unknown_K
Wed Jan 25, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Just got a T400 with bad backlight
Replies: 9
Views: 2338

Re: Just got a T400 with bad backlight

Well the inverter came in before the bulb so I installed it. Seems to work ok (backlight has yet to shutoff after 45 minutes) but the inverter seems to get pretty warm (not making noise like the other one did).
by Unknown_K
Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Anyone still collecting ThinkPads?
Replies: 100
Views: 26679

Re: Anyone still collecting ThinkPads?

I pick up Thinkpads when they are at the bottom of the value curve to add to the collection and to have something to work on. T400 is the latest, T61 14" widescreen a few weeks before that. The older Pentium 2 and before are getting harder to find in working condition. Somebody above mentioned Amiga...
by Unknown_K
Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Just got a T400 with bad backlight
Replies: 9
Views: 2338

Re: Just got a T400 with bad backlight

I have $20 into this machine, add another $15 for the inverter and bulb. I purchased the tube mostly because if you collect old Thinkpads you eventually will need to get good at CCFL replacements. If/when I can't get it working a new screen will be the next move.
by Unknown_K
Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:37 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Just got a T400 with bad backlight
Replies: 9
Views: 2338

Re: Just got a T400 with bad backlight

I ordered a new inverter and a new bulb, if I can't get the screen fixed I will order a new one.
by Unknown_K
Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: looking to go with an older thinkpad
Replies: 35
Views: 4099

Re: looking to go with an older thinkpad

1600x1200 is pretty interesting to me.
by Unknown_K
Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Just got a T400 with bad backlight
Replies: 9
Views: 2338

Re: Just got a T400 with bad backlight

Depending who made the screen, replacing bulbs can be a real pain in the rear.

Yes, I meant 2767W1T S/N L3-AHC3E 08/10 type 2767-CTO
by Unknown_K
Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: looking to go with an older thinkpad
Replies: 35
Views: 4099

Re: looking to go with an older thinkpad

T23, A30P, A21P or A22P.

I like the resolution and both cdrom + floppy drive of the A2x and A30 series and for something smaller the A23 machine.
by Unknown_K
Fri Jan 20, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Just got a T400 with bad backlight
Replies: 9
Views: 2338

Just got a T400 with bad backlight

I just got a T400 2676W1T unit with a backlight that goes out a few seconds after I turn it on. Unit works fine on external VGA. The inverter looks ok (nothing burned) but makes noise on startup and then goes quiet when the backlight goes out. I didn't notice any pink discoloration on the screen whe...
by Unknown_K
Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: ThinkPad 765L
Replies: 10
Views: 1321

Re: WTB: ThinkPad 765L

I have the 765L and 765D, one is ESS sound and one is MWAVE (probably the only difference between the two).


Nice machines so I can see why you would want one, mine are not for sale.
by Unknown_K
Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: ThinkPad 765L
Replies: 10
Views: 1321

Re: WTB: ThinkPad 765L

Are they rare?
by Unknown_K
Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Bad fan
Replies: 7
Views: 3091

Re: Bad fan

Are the T61 14" and 15" fans the same? I have a dead T61P 15" with a good fan and a T61 14" WS fan that makes a slight noise.
by Unknown_K
Sat Oct 01, 2016 2:42 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Rest in peace A22m
Replies: 3
Views: 2233

Re: Rest in peace A22m

Looked dusty but not smashed. A20's are interesting machines, I have a few.
by Unknown_K
Tue Aug 09, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Do you know of desktop monitors that permit 2560x1440 (QHD) via VGA?
Replies: 6
Views: 2368

Re: Do you know of desktop monitors that permit 2560x1440 (QHD) via VGA?

Won't the video quality get bad using VGA at that resolution?

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