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by Medessec
Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: Assorted Thinkpad Parts (T5xx, T6x, T4x, T3x)
Replies: 2
Views: 801

Re: FS: Assorted Thinkpad Parts (T5xx, T6x, T4x, T3x)

Bump.

I'm back in Chico for a couple of days and have updated the post. I'll send them to someone for the price listed above, shipping is included now.
by Medessec
Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: Assorted Thinkpad Parts (T5xx, T6x, T4x, T3x)
Replies: 2
Views: 801

FS: Assorted Thinkpad Parts (T5xx, T6x, T4x, T3x)

So the situation is- I've graduated from school and am now moving back home. So these parts boxes need to go! I'd love for someone out there who can use them to get them. PLEASE consult the photos mostly to gain the best consideration of what you're getting... and also please note I don't really pla...
by Medessec
Sun Dec 04, 2016 12:49 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W701 owners! Dock ebay alert!
Replies: 2
Views: 2979

Re: W701 owners! Dock ebay alert!

Not sure if bumping a topic this old is appropriate, but I wanted to issue another alert to W701 owners.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/LENOVO-ThinkPad ... 2516.l5255
by Medessec
Sat Nov 19, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W700 FX 2700M multiple displays?
Replies: 6
Views: 2149

Re: W700 FX 2700M multiple displays?

There's no free lunch trying to run three monitors on something that old. My inquiry was asking if it can be done or not, and if it can't, then I'll consider it. Just trying to figure out the facts. No use in spending money on other hardware if it turns out I didn't need it. I tried my DP adapter o...
by Medessec
Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:23 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W700 FX 2700M multiple displays?
Replies: 6
Views: 2149

Re: W700 FX 2700M multiple displays?

I think when I tried to use three monitors on the W700ds (the two internal and one external), after 5 minutes of trying to 'glitch' Windows 7 to do it, it shut down immediately. Edit: Display port to DVI should work... I had a 27" screen I was testing for work and it did portray an image. I'm aware...
by Medessec
Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:20 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W700 FX 2700M multiple displays?
Replies: 6
Views: 2149

Re: W700 FX 2700M multiple displays?

I have but on it's own it's quite pricey... I was hoping there would be a solution that could just work off of the laptop on it's own.
by Medessec
Fri Nov 18, 2016 6:58 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W700 FX 2700M multiple displays?
Replies: 6
Views: 2149

W700 FX 2700M multiple displays?

I'm trying to figure out if it's possible for 3 monitors to function off of a W700 with a Quadro FX 2700M. I read on the Lenovo forums that a 3rd display is possible from Displayport, but I can't get Displayport to work at all... all I've got is a Displayport to DVI-I (the one with all pins for both...
by Medessec
Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:14 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60p Query
Replies: 9
Views: 2210

Re: T60p Query

Wow! I had no idea about these prices! Is it maybe a USA thing (I would be surprised if that's the case though, as usually everything is dirt cheap over there compared to Europe)? I bought my 15 inch T60 with Ati x1400, 2gb ram and a flexview 1400 x 1050 screen for £35, and it's pretty much unused,...
by Medessec
Tue Nov 15, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60p Query
Replies: 9
Views: 2210

Re: T60p Query

That is definitely a gorgeous unit- very nicely kept! It is quite hard to describe a firm price- and usually best with machines like these not to hold onto such a price. I'll send you a PM on sales I've seen in the past similar to units such as these, but as a very general reference for everyone on ...
by Medessec
Tue Nov 08, 2016 4:17 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Collecting thoughts & inputs about ThinkPad History video & info.
Replies: 9
Views: 1554

Re: Collecting thoughts & inputs about ThinkPad History video & info.

I would love to be a part of this if I can find the time... and I've honestly always thought about making some super-nerdy videos or other guides demonstrating the history of Thinkpads as well as other relevant mobile hardware developments (the transition from 4:3 to 16:9, the transition to SATA, th...
by Medessec
Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: A message from the Queen
Replies: 23
Views: 4204

Re: A MESSAGE FROM THE QUEEN

As an American, I'd probably be down with the Queen taking over our government. Not sure about the spelling palaver and interesting perspective that everywhere in the United States is like Detroit and L.A., but we definitely do need a political upheaval. Seriously though- I would love to see a ballo...
by Medessec
Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:33 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: [WTB]: Lenovo ThinkPad W701ds ONLY!
Replies: 23
Views: 3350

Re: [WTB]: Interested in Buying Lenovo ThinkPad W701ds as PREFERRED OPTION and/or ThinkPad W700ds

I might consider selling you mine, I'll send a PM with details.
by Medessec
Tue Oct 18, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Comparing W700 Cooling with Clevos
Replies: 1
Views: 1087

Comparing W700 Cooling with Clevos

I thought I'd share this with you guys since it's a tad bit interesting, and I showed it to my friend in Colorado who works on laptops, he found it to be a good laugh. As we all know, one of the reasons Thinkpads are so fantastic is because of the way they manage heat, as evidenced by this big photo...
by Medessec
Thu Oct 13, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Best ThinkPad Crippled by A Flaw....
Replies: 46
Views: 96424

Re: Best ThinkPad Crippled by A Flaw....

In fact a Pentium 4 5xxJ/6xx runs Windows 10 x86 just fine if coupled with a workable graphics. Pentium M 780 also runs fine but sometimes it heats up crazily when doing updates. A Pentium D should work with x64 just fine. An Optiplex 960 desktop from my school currently has Core2 duo E8400 @ 3ghz ...
by Medessec
Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:32 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: [WTB]: Lenovo ThinkPad W701ds ONLY!
Replies: 23
Views: 3350

Re: WTB: Lenovo ThinkPad W701ds and/or ThinkPad W700ds

Hi Medessec, Thanks for your reply. I will see how it goes wih that seller but the machine I am really after is one of the W701DS models. In case anyone is curious I have made a full list of all the type numbers with all the factory specifications of all units contanining the i7-920xm CPU. On a dif...
by Medessec
Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: SOLD: Lenovo ThinkPad W700ds *RARE* Dual Screen Laptop Workstation
Replies: 9
Views: 2747

Re: FS: Lenovo ThinkPad W700ds *RARE* Dual Screen Laptop Workstation

My reply was a tongue in cheek response to all the conditional offers that won't amount to a sale. What you have is a very rare laptop. It is hard to even begin to think of a suitable price for such a machine. Whether 700 GBP is too high or too low a price is beyond me. Buying British goods with th...
by Medessec
Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: [WTB]: Lenovo ThinkPad W701ds ONLY!
Replies: 23
Views: 3350

Re: WTB: Lenovo ThinkPad W701ds and/or ThinkPad W700ds

Looky here: http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=121832 ^^^ If that seller still has his unit for you to buy, that would be absolutely perfect for you. He's in the same country and... well, the same area by the looks of it, so a craigslist-style meetup is entirely possible to avoid shipp...
by Medessec
Sun Oct 09, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W700 with Nvidia 3700M
Replies: 3
Views: 1893

Re: W700 with Nvidia 3700M

That should be a Windows configurable setting. In Windows 7, go to the Battery/Power icon in the bottom right on the taskbar, and then go to "More power options". There, you can configure your power settings and preferences, including what brightness you want the screen to be at whether you're on ba...
by Medessec
Sat Oct 08, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Best ThinkPad Crippled by A Flaw....
Replies: 46
Views: 96424

Re: Best ThinkPad Crippled by A Flaw....

Also I don't think lenovo pick the worst screens on purpose, there are several requirements, same height, similar brightness, non-glare, similar DPI (remember we don't have windows 10 back then, and even now windows 10 is a pain in the a**), the structure of the secondary screen push mechanisms wou...
by Medessec
Thu Oct 06, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Best ThinkPad Crippled by A Flaw....
Replies: 46
Views: 96424

Re: Best ThinkPad Crippled by A Flaw....

The IPS screen on the ThinkPad Tablet (original Android version) is listed as 10.1" with a resolution of 800 x 1280..... interesting..... :wink: I happen to have one of those sitting in a drawer somewhere is there's someone out there looking to play..... It'd be interesting to see if it would even ...
by Medessec
Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Best ThinkPad Crippled by A Flaw....
Replies: 46
Views: 96424

Re: Best ThinkPad Crippled by A Flaw....

W701ds, quality of the famous secondary screen This is something that totally skipped my mind. I would absolutely LOVE to know if there's any possibility to modify a different panel in as the second screen... i'm pretty sure Lenovo just took whatever netbook screens were left at the bottom of the b...
by Medessec
Sun Oct 02, 2016 6:57 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Best ThinkPad Crippled by A Flaw....
Replies: 46
Views: 96424

Re: Best ThinkPad Crippled by A Flaw....

I actually do some 2D and 3D gaming and run a 3D modeling program with my T500. The 3650 is at least 128 bit, so it does offer a reasonable performance boost over the GMA 4500. I agree on the futureproofing since AMD driver support is nonexistent! AMD refusing to acknowledge the existence of the 30...
by Medessec
Sat Oct 01, 2016 6:45 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W700 in comparison, battle of the beasts *PICS*
Replies: 12
Views: 7305

Re: W700 in comparison, battle of the beasts *PICS*

I've got to take some W700 comparison photos again... nothing's more funny than seeing it alongside other 17" monsters. It's definitely got a style and flair of it's own, a "Thinkpad way" of making the 17" workstation statement. I've got a good selection of characterful 17" laptops around here to co...
by Medessec
Sat Oct 01, 2016 6:33 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: YOUR FIRST COMPUTER?
Replies: 48
Views: 8033

Re: YOUR FIRST COMPUTER?

The first computer I ever really got to myself was an eMachines eTower 330... Windows 98, Pentium I, 3.2GB HDD, clickety click click... lot of good childhood memories in that thing, a real shame I don't know what happened to it. About 50% of the time spent on that thing, was spent in Roller Coaster ...
by Medessec
Sat Oct 01, 2016 6:22 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Best ThinkPad Crippled by A Flaw....
Replies: 46
Views: 96424

Re: Best ThinkPad Crippled by A Flaw....

I'm trying to think of Thinkpads flawed in other ways than the screen, as it seems to be a common flaw that changes a Thinkpad's value as a tool. Are the *61 and **00 generations considered crippled with their funky hinges? (asymmetrical, wobbly, warping due to placement above heatsink, prone to fre...
by Medessec
Fri Sep 30, 2016 6:10 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Thinkpad W700ds Diagnostic, No video
Replies: 13
Views: 3541

Re: Thinkpad W700ds Diagnostic, No video

This may have very well been the problem! Maybe...or... After I put the Core 2 Duo in it, It could've been the CPU as well. I've given away what turned out to be a perfectly healthy T43p board that refused to boot until the new owner swapped the CPU... :roll: It very well could be. As I mentioned.....
by Medessec
Fri Sep 30, 2016 12:11 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Thinkpad W700ds Diagnostic, No video
Replies: 13
Views: 3541

Re: Thinkpad W700ds Diagnostic, No video

I know that I'm grasping at straws but...try another CMOS battery. Good luck. This may have very well been the problem! After I put the Core 2 Duo in it, and the old RAM back in one bay, it seemingly booted up randomly, POSTing and going through the boot sequence just fine. I noticed at this point ...
by Medessec
Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Thinkpad W700ds Diagnostic, No video
Replies: 13
Views: 3541

Re: Thinkpad W700ds Diagnostic, No video

Odd development... so I've swapped a single 2GB RAM stick between the bays, for some time... it 1-3-3-1'd both with both bays empty, and with one RAM stick in the frontmost bay. The same silent behavior happened with the single RAM stick in the other bay, and with both bays occupied. Now, however, w...
by Medessec
Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Thinkpad W700ds Diagnostic, No video
Replies: 13
Views: 3541

Re: Thinkpad W700ds Diagnostic, No video

Alright, just fetched it out, removed the RAM and tried booting. It did 1-3-3-1 just fine.
by Medessec
Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:31 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Thinkpad W700ds Diagnostic, No video
Replies: 13
Views: 3541

Re: Thinkpad W700ds Diagnostic, No video

Do any of the external monitor ports work? DVI out, I tried... but it didn't work. Haven't tried VGA or plugging it into a dock (I do have one). Does it beep 1-3-3-1 when you remove the RAM? I hadn't really thought to try that... booting it with all RAM bays empty. I should definitely do that. But ...

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