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by brainpicker
Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:16 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Positive feedback for FAIR Traders
Replies: 3029
Views: 561172

Re: Positive feedback for FAIR Traders

I bought a wonderful R51 for my 82-year-old Mother-in-Law last week from HarryC . I'd been mostly away from this forum for years now, but I knew when I wanted a Thinkpad that I'd rather buy from a member in good standing here than from an auction-type website. Not only was it better than expected bu...
by brainpicker
Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:14 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Anybody use Bios Security options?
Replies: 18
Views: 2989

I now use all available passwords and security so that my "sensitive data" is somewhat protected. Wow, what a great day & age to be a teenager this 21st century is. Heck (...oops, I almost used that word again! :wink: :wink: ) in the 70's I could only hope Mom wouldn't find that, uh, "sensitive data...
by brainpicker
Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: HP 95LX: Need way to send file over IR to it but how?
Replies: 7
Views: 1158

IR transfer between a 95LX and a Windows machine isn't possible without special software (like Kermit), and you have no way to get it to the 95LX without the cable (or an SRAM card). Try transfering the files from a Pocket PC machine with IR as that is compatible and might be possible if the Pocket ...
by brainpicker
Wed Mar 19, 2008 6:12 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: 60-100GB Hitachi PATA hard drive 7200 rpm
Replies: 27
Views: 2310

I also checked some of my old "sources" and found 2 available for $95 plus shipping each if anyone is interested (6 month warranty from the seller). I check some other guys to see what's out there.
by brainpicker
Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:46 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: 60-100GB Hitachi PATA hard drive 7200 rpm
Replies: 27
Views: 2310

I have an Hitachi 7K60 60GB PATA I'd be willing to sell. It probably hasn't been used much as I had it marked as a "spare", it checks out fine, and still has the recovery partition on it (likely from a T42 or an X31 but I don't remember so don't hold me to it!). I have no idea what it's worth so an ...
by brainpicker
Tue Mar 18, 2008 9:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Upgrading the audio in a T60p
Replies: 3
Views: 1001

Re: Upgrading the audio in a T60p

I have read many a good review on the Echo Indigo IO sound card and thought I would ask the question of those in the thinkpad community. Has anyone used this card and used it successfully in a T60p? I use an Indigo DJ in my full size dock setup with a T60. The sound through quality speakers (I love...
by brainpicker
Tue Mar 18, 2008 9:06 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Found: ThinkPad Serial ATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter 40Y8725
Replies: 3
Views: 570

This place [ http://tinyurl.com/2f2hml ] has them for about $36 delivered (which is the best I've seen), but I don't know how reliable the seller is at keeping shipment dates :wink: . I bought, but delivery isn't scheduled until after April 8th! I hope they mean 2008. Price might even be less if one...
by brainpicker
Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:53 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: Yak's Stuff (Last UPDATED SAT. 12/22/07 @ 4:30PM EST)
Replies: 16
Views: 3999

A "one month since last update" bump.

I should be updating the post again shortly (which for me can be any time in the next week!) as I found a lot of new items that might be of use to someone. In the meantime if you don't see it just e-mail me!

- Yak
by brainpicker
Sat Dec 29, 2007 1:11 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: Yak's Stuff (Last UPDATED SAT. 12/22/07 @ 4:30PM EST)
Replies: 16
Views: 3999

I will try to update with new items as time permits. The time of the last update will always be in the title so you won't have to look through the list for new additions if there are none. I likely have 100 or more yet to add as they are found. There is some really good stuff coming... I just need m...
by brainpicker
Sat Dec 22, 2007 3:13 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: LF: X41 Tablet hard drive caddys
Replies: 2
Views: 454

No screws that I have found as of yet, but I have one. Look in the post linked in my sig below.

- Yak
by brainpicker
Wed Dec 12, 2007 11:07 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Are there other uses for mini pci express cards?
Replies: 2
Views: 902

I'm wondering how a sound card would be usable buried in such a slot, far away from the speakers/ports. The rest have antenna issues, which admittedly isn't as big of a deal. Yeah for most laptops that would be an issue. I suppose I wasn't thinking since the laptop in question has the slot is posit...
by brainpicker
Tue Dec 11, 2007 4:27 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Are there other uses for mini pci express cards?
Replies: 2
Views: 902

Are there other uses for mini pci express cards?

All the mini pci express cards I see on the market are for 802.11x, wwan, and though rare... bluetooth. Gator mentioned there are flash storage models in the works which will only be available to OEM's during 2008, but what about other uses? This would be the perfect place to add a high quality soun...
by brainpicker
Tue Dec 11, 2007 12:35 am
Forum: Forum Notices, Questions and Suggestions
Topic: Why is this word suddenly a problem when I use it?
Replies: 12
Views: 3241

I moderated your post because putting profanity in the subject line which is displayed in bold letters at the top of the thread every time someone views it is NSFW. " Not suitable/safe for work (NSFW)... is Internet slang or shorthand. Typically, the NSFW tag is used on interactive discussion areas...
by brainpicker
Mon Dec 10, 2007 11:48 pm
Forum: Forum Notices, Questions and Suggestions
Topic: Why is this word suddenly a problem when I use it?
Replies: 12
Views: 3241

Why is this word suddenly a problem when I use it?

Per Forum Rules: " 3. Restrict the use of excessive foul language. Although we don't really care if people cuss (we have been known to cuss ourselves now and again), excessive foul language is likely to get moderated, if only because excessive foul language usually indicates that someone is utterly ...
by brainpicker
Mon Dec 10, 2007 6:46 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: Yak's Stuff (Last UPDATED SAT. 12/22/07 @ 4:30PM EST)
Replies: 16
Views: 3999

dorronto wrote::D I can't wait for more goodies!!!!!!!!!!! :D

Ron
Ron, I know you wanted monitors, and I have several, but they are so expensive to pack & ship without the original boxes that other than local sales it's not worth it for you (or me). I didn't mean to ignore you.

- Yak
by brainpicker
Mon Dec 10, 2007 6:00 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: Yak's Stuff (Last UPDATED SAT. 12/22/07 @ 4:30PM EST)
Replies: 16
Views: 3999

FS: Yak's Stuff (Last UPDATED SAT. 12/22/07 @ 4:30PM EST)

Here's my new boring (recently censored) post. Don't ask as I'm probably not allowed to comment anyway. On most of this stuff I had absolutely no idea how to price it. I tried to see what they had sold for on ebay and elsewhere then priced it about a third or more less than that. Some items I just h...
by brainpicker
Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:56 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: NEED: A Quality 802.11g Router (sell or suggest one please)
Replies: 9
Views: 1451

Thanks for the responses. The WRT54G's are cheap and I can pick one up at the local big box to set up today so I'll go that route. I'll conside this thread closed now, but if any of you WRT54G users have experience with the 3rd party firmwares that would allow for me to increase the output power I'd...
by brainpicker
Sun Dec 09, 2007 7:27 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: 80GB Hitachi drive, working or non-working
Replies: 1
Views: 442

I have that same drive in my "room from hell"... in it's sata version (Model: HTS541080G9SA00). You need pata. Darn!

-Yak
by brainpicker
Sun Dec 09, 2007 6:59 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: NEED: A Quality 802.11g Router (sell or suggest one please)
Replies: 9
Views: 1451

NEED: A Quality 802.11g Router (sell or suggest one please)

My router died... again. I only have a new Linksys WAP54G wireless access point and a new Netgear Travel Router in my "room from hell" (though I have some wired routers too). I'll use one for a while if needed, but if anyone has something they can't use I'd be glad to buy or trade something for it. ...
by brainpicker
Sun Dec 09, 2007 3:33 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: R60 9457-97U Warranty Thru 7/16/09 Make Offer
Replies: 9
Views: 1541

Owner has now allowed me to take offers to her for consideration. ANY offer. She wants it sold this week.

- Yak
by brainpicker
Thu Dec 06, 2007 11:38 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: R60 9457-97U Warranty Thru 7/16/09 Make Offer
Replies: 9
Views: 1541

599 US$ is quit expensive for R60 which is 1 year + used. You mentioned its used for few weeks but year the person bought the laptop is already 1 year and plus which reduces the price of laptop. I already sent e-mail to you. Please check. I am very interested to purchase this 1 . I was thinking abo...
by brainpicker
Tue Dec 04, 2007 6:42 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: R60 9457-97U Warranty Thru 7/16/09 Make Offer
Replies: 9
Views: 1541

FS: R60 9457-97U Warranty Thru 7/16/09 Make Offer

A young lady I work with purchased this for her neice in the summer of 2006. It was used a few weeks over the summer, then daddy bought her a "better" laptop before school started a month or so later and in the closet the R60 went. It is now being sold to get what they can for it. They asked me to h...
by brainpicker
Thu Nov 15, 2007 5:19 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Sandisk announces 16 GB SSD PCIe cards!
Replies: 6
Views: 1106

I have a Fujitsu Q2010 with an empty mini PCIe slot intended for a WWAN card (of which I have no need at $50+++ a month). Just today I was wondering if there was anything else of use I could stick in there. Now I find there IS, but if it's anything like the bigger/better 1.8" drives I need that are ...
by brainpicker
Sun Nov 11, 2007 10:47 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: SOLD: Kensington slim 120W universal power supply
Replies: 4
Views: 616

Re: FS: Kensington slim 120W universal power supply

Same as here: http://us.kensington.com/html/6368.html Comes with N2 (Thinkpad), J3 (iPod), M15, M5, N27, J6 tips. Carry bag, auto/air power, ac power, extension cord, power brick. $30 shipped to continental US. Referenced model has different tips ("Tips included: N1, N2, N3, N4, N5, N9, N15, N19"),...
by brainpicker
Mon Oct 15, 2007 10:48 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: NCAA football fans????
Replies: 12
Views: 1468

I've had season tickets to the USF (better known as "South Florida") Bulls since their inception in 1997. Rather than brag like the fans at the "big boy" schools with lots of tradition do I'm just enjoying the moment and hoping this school can have a competitive team each year. I didn't get a degree...
by brainpicker
Thu Sep 20, 2007 1:00 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Fastest Notebook HD is coming!!! Hitachi 7K200
Replies: 132
Views: 27821

...BTW - it's approaching $1 per GB here: http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=10005818 Yes, but I wouldn't buy from them. ZZF has nice pricing, but the true mark of a business is how they treat you when there is a problem. Just try to reach a human at ANY hour there. I never...
by brainpicker
Mon Aug 27, 2007 2:29 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: SOLD: a non-widescreen T60 ...(14" 4:3 SXGA+)
Replies: 3
Views: 494

SOLD
by brainpicker
Mon Aug 27, 2007 2:21 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: SOLD: a non-widescreen T60p (14" 4:3 SXGA+)
Replies: 3
Views: 543

brainpicker, Good teaser. You posted a FS with no price. Then while your internet access is down, you were contacted (via email?) supposedly with a deal pending now while you "priced it for a super quick sale"? Really, that's a great machine and I would be really interested at the right price. I HA...
by brainpicker
Mon Aug 27, 2007 10:52 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: SOLD: a non-widescreen T60p (14" 4:3 SXGA+)
Replies: 3
Views: 543

I fully intended to update my original post with full details a buyer could base an offer on, but first my internet went down for almost 2 days, and then a potential buyer contacted me during that outage so I want to give him some time to respond to my e-mail. I believe it will be sold soon as I pri...
by brainpicker
Mon Aug 27, 2007 10:45 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: SOLD: a non-widescreen T60 ...(14" 4:3 SXGA+)
Replies: 3
Views: 494

Sold... pending receipt of payment. I apologise to everyone who tried to contact me since noon Saturday but my internet was down. She (the owner) decided not to let this run further even with those circumstances as none of the e-mails I received late had a firm offer within :? . The buyer got a supe...

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