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by mpcook
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Stuck at X220, T420s,W520 need advice on upgrade
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: Stuck at X220, T420s,W520 need advice on upgrade

need a capable i7 A capable Core i7? Do you mean a quad-core Core i7, or a hexa-core Core i7? . . . You can't have a laptop that is very fast and very light at the same time, so you would have to make some compromises. Are any newer models of the X1 or T470s or higher upgradable, or will I have to ...
by mpcook
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: x230 Aftermarket Batteries
Replies: 11
Views: 301

Re: x230 Aftermarket Batteries

I have bought Lenovo batteries on Amazon for about $75 - $80. I bought two aftermarket batteries, that I returned. The Lenovo batteries are still going strong.
by mpcook
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Stuck at X220, T420s,W520 need advice on upgrade
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Stuck at X220, T420s,W520 need advice on upgrade

I have some X220's, a T420, a T420s (daily driver now), a couple of W520's and now find I need a faster more capable laptop for my work. I see some comments about not upgradable and poor QC on newer ThinkPads. I am looking for fast, light and powerful so need a capable i7, 16GB ram, the usual ports,...
by mpcook
Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 414
Views: 198183

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

Well, in spite of Trump, Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia, and Russia are also doing a better job of sowing chaos than the US. Right sure. The US is trying to bring democracy to the Middle East, right? I haven't heard of anyone who thinks "The US is trying to bring democracy to the Middle East...". Back t...
by mpcook
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 414
Views: 198183

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Russia and others are doing a much better job of chaos creation in the MIddle East; which in turn, is helping to drive refugees into the EU and eslewhere. A better job too then the United States? Well, in spite of Trump, Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia, and Russia are also doin...
by mpcook
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 414
Views: 198183

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

At one point he started to talk why he actually came here, in his opinion we (western world) are fully responsible for everything bad that have happened to him and his region, The western world has been manipulated by Israel who are trying to create chaos in the middle east. So should we be surpris...
by mpcook
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: ONE reason for the 2nd Amendment
Replies: 41
Views: 3440

Re: ONE reason for the 2nd Amendment

MikalE wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:47 am
No one here has mentioned doing that to a sitting Government.
That's good news. I thought I saw reference to a civil war. But if we're talking about repelling the Russians, or some other enemy of the state, I am all for it.
by mpcook
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: ONE reason for the 2nd Amendment
Replies: 41
Views: 3440

Re: ONE reason for the 2nd Amendment

Millions of firearm owner have massive stores of ammunition as well as arms. Many at least as good, and many times much better than any small arms the military uses. I am one of those. The American firearms owner need not be supplied by a third party or outside force as in proxy wars to the indigen...
by mpcook
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Anybody wonder how Trump can afford to build the wall?
Replies: 6
Views: 681

Re: Anybody wonder how Trump can afford to build the wall?

He must have eaten Mexican food that day.
by mpcook
Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W520 Blue Screen
Replies: 16
Views: 7105

Re: W520 Blue Screen

One more relevant item. I am using Windows 7. I always run with all power saving turned off since I am almost never running on battery.
by mpcook
Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W520 Blue Screen
Replies: 16
Views: 7105

Re: W520 Blue Screen

Sorry, it took me a while. I usually run the laptop with DISCRETE because the eye tracking analysis software I use requires high video capability. Some times, I will use INTEGRATED, if I don't have that need, and maybe on battery. Here are the drivers I have installed, only one shows up, depending o...
by mpcook
Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W520 Blue Screen
Replies: 16
Views: 7105

Re: W520 Blue Screen

It will take me a while to check the driver version and whether I have both Intel and nvidia installed. I suspect you need both. I haven't booted it in a while so it will go through some updates.
by mpcook
Sun Oct 28, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W520 Blue Screen
Replies: 16
Views: 7105

Re: W520 Blue Screen

Some of the W520 batteries were recalled. You might find the battery check program at lenovo.com, although the recall is over, it's worth checking. If you cannot find the recall battery check program, you can pm me and I may be able to find it and send it to you. Another thing to check, is your batt...
by mpcook
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: People that request personal tech support
Replies: 23
Views: 1352

Re: People that request personal tech support

GrifterGuru wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:15 pm
mpcook wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:02 pm
[snip]How should I fix this? [/snip]
By not doing it in the first place perhaps? :lol:
Well, I shoulda hada burger for lunch instead.
by mpcook
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: People that request personal tech support
Replies: 23
Views: 1352

Re: People that request personal tech support

As I was reading and scrolling through these posts, I started laughing and accidentally got a smear of yogurt and a few tiny pieces of granola in the scroll wheel of my mouse. How should I fix this? It is a Microsoft Mouse Model# 3500. The yogurt was organic, as was the granola...
by mpcook
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 414
Views: 198183

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

According to this , the pronunciation of β was changed from sounding like an English 'B' in Ancient Greek to sounding like English 'V' in Modern Greek. Thus we established that there is at least one historical process which is unrelated to the Western civilization's gallop towards suicide. Good to ...
by mpcook
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 414
Views: 198183

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

Ahem...that very island of Lesbos has its name in the root of the word "lesbian"...so I guess something has changed for reasons unknown. Linguistics aside, the story just shows - once and again - that the Western civilization is hellbent on committing suicide.... :roll: It appears that many of the ...
by mpcook
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Laptop collectors: if you're allowed to collect just one laptop, which one would it be?
Replies: 50
Views: 4759

Re: Laptop collectors: if you're allowed to collect just one laptop, which one would it be?

Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:39 am
mpcook wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:27 am
As a collectible, the ONE I would want (and I still would love to have) is a ThinkPad 500 which was my first ThinkPad. It was also, I believe, the first ThinkPad "notebook" meaning it was small.
There's one on eBay right now
Arggghhh! Don't tempt me!
by mpcook
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Laptop collectors: if you're allowed to collect just one laptop, which one would it be?
Replies: 50
Views: 4759

Re: Laptop collectors: if you're allowed to collect just one laptop, which one would it be?

As a collectible, the ONE I would want (and I still would love to have) is a ThinkPad 500 which was my first ThinkPad. It was also, I believe, the first ThinkPad "notebook" meaning it was small.
by mpcook
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 414
Views: 198183

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

Also notice the island's name: Lesvos with a v . Not too long ago, and for centuries, if not millennia, it was called: Lesbos with a b . But I guess that was "too insulting to women..." Apparently beta ("b" in English) is pronunced with the English sound of "v" so however you spell it in non-Greek ...
by mpcook
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Original List Prices of IBM (and some Lenovo) era ThinkPads
Replies: 35
Views: 5852

Re: Original List Prices of IBM (and some Lenovo) era ThinkPads

Wow! Using the listed price since I don't have the original configurations, I must have spent over $18,000 on new ThinkPads back in the old days. All were paid list price by my employer, who couldn't understand my fascination with these ThinkPads, but, since I had my own budget, I had the freedom to...
by mpcook
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: [Sold] T420s w/ FHD mod
Replies: 8
Views: 1385

Re: t420s w/ FHD mod

pm sent
by mpcook
Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Diaper Don
Replies: 4
Views: 900

Re: Diaper Don

That made my day, thanks!
by mpcook
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: LF: W530 or similar, powerfull system.
Replies: 7
Views: 912

Re: LF: W530 or similar, powerfull system.

I have a W520 I am thinking of putting up for sale, let me know if interested and I will send details. Can sell with / without 24GB ram, two internal Crucial SSDs (512GB 2.5" and 250GB mSata) and dock, etc. I have an nVidia 1000M and a 2000M.
by mpcook
Thu May 17, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: LF: W520 Win 7 Pro 64 Disk Set
Replies: 1
Views: 477

LF: W520 Win 7 Pro 64 Disk Set

I am looking for an OEM disk set for the W520 Win 7 Pro 64 bit. Will pay for copies/shipping if you can copy your original set.
Thanks,
Mike
by mpcook
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: SOLD!: Workhorse T420s 4GB RAM NO OS/HDD/SSD/
Replies: 6
Views: 924

Re: FS: Workhorse T420s 4GB RAM NO OS/HDD/SSD/

Can you provide the machine type and model (format: ABCD-XYZ).
Thanks
by mpcook
Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: How many people on this forum own a Galaxy S9/S9+?
Replies: 19
Views: 2527

Re: How many people on this forum own a Galaxy S9/S9+?

I have an S9, AT&T version. Once I was able to install some of my Blackberry software on it (Hub and Calendar), I am quite happy with it, fast, great screen, HD voice and wifi calling. Ignore most of the Samsung apps, disable Bixby.
by mpcook
Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: Netgear Router R6300-100PAS v2
Replies: 0
Views: 448

FS: Netgear Router R6300-100PAS v2

For sale - Netgear Router R6300-100PAS v2. Barely used, still in original box with the cellophane on the router. I used it for about a month and then upgraded to Norton Core. Includes only charger, I no longer have the quickstart doc. Everything should be available online. AC1750 Dual Band Gigabit. ...
by mpcook
Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: SOLD: X220 i5
Replies: 0
Views: 420

SOLD: X220 i5

4291-MW8 i5-2520 2.50GHz 4GB RAM LP125WH2-TLB1 (TFT) INTEL1000 Wifi Includes drive cover/screw Let me know if you need drive, battery, upgraded wifi and/or AC Adapter (see below) Screen is clean. Plastics are all unbroken. Used ThinkPad with some minor scuffs. Also, please let me know if you need a ...

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