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by carbon_unit
Thu Dec 24, 2009 7:36 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: merry christmas
Replies: 12
Views: 1600

Re: merry christmas

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all! :banana:
by carbon_unit
Mon Aug 24, 2009 7:38 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61p lost disk space
Replies: 25
Views: 3865

Re: T61p lost disk space

Something like WinDirStat can show which files are hogging up the space.
by carbon_unit
Mon Aug 24, 2009 7:34 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: "Time Capsule" 390e What would you do to make it a netbook
Replies: 5
Views: 1708

Re: "Time Capsule" 390e What would you do to make it a netbook

Yep, you will get the best results using it if you pump up the memory, get a faster hard drive and run some windows 2000 on it. It still won't run like a modern netbook but it's the best you can do with that old of a Thinkpad. You need some decent horsepower to run Adobe Flash these days and it is e...
by carbon_unit
Tue Aug 11, 2009 5:40 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61p lost disk space
Replies: 25
Views: 3865

Re: T61p lost disk space

The Rescue and Recovery backups are hidden files. In windows go to Start, All Programs, Rescue and Recovery and look for the backup section. You can delete the backups from there. Then change the backup schedule to suit you.
by carbon_unit
Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61p lost disk space
Replies: 25
Views: 3865

Re: T61p lost disk space

Rescue and Recovery backups?
by carbon_unit
Fri Aug 07, 2009 12:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Hinge Issues
Replies: 47
Views: 9232

Re: Hinge Issues

I had a technician do an on-site repair of the hinges on a T60 yesterday. I was out on a call all day so I have no idea which FRU# hinges he used. I will have to hope for the best. At least they are tight right now.
by carbon_unit
Mon Jul 27, 2009 6:55 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo quality, the facts are against it?
Replies: 14
Views: 2666

Re: Lenovo quality, the facts are against it?

Is that really true anymore? If you know how to work the coupons or the outlet, you can get a ThinkPad pretty cheap these. Probably less than you'll find at Best Buy or the like, though I think since they resigned the outlet, prices there have gone up it seems. Yes, it is still true. Some people st...
by carbon_unit
Mon Jul 13, 2009 6:06 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Hinge Issues
Replies: 47
Views: 9232

Re: Hinge Issues

My T60 had the same problem for the last year or so. It never got any worse than about 1/2 inch play.
I sent it in last month to get the hinges replaced and it came back perfect. Now let's see how long it lasts.
I have seen a couple other T60's with the same problem.
by carbon_unit
Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:41 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: how to revive a destroyed li-ion battery due to overdischarg
Replies: 20
Views: 21810

Re: how to revive a destroyed li-ion battery due to overdischarg

The battery is bad. Replace it. Batteries come with a 1 year warranty. Is it possible your is still under warranty?
by carbon_unit
Fri Jun 26, 2009 5:40 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: wowow T400's price raised
Replies: 32
Views: 4349

Re: wowow T400's price raised

There is no free lunch. You get what you pay for.
Computers may have issues that cannot be compared in specifications.
by carbon_unit
Thu Jun 25, 2009 9:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: need some wisdom
Replies: 27
Views: 2999

Re: need some wisdom

@carbon_unit: I don't have any desktop SATA drives, only laptop ones so I don't have the physical drives to look at. However, when I was looking for a SATA enclosure, I'm pretty sure I read that SATA connectors are universal, but that the 2.5" and 3.5" drives have different power connectors. For ra...
by carbon_unit
Thu Jun 25, 2009 5:57 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: MSoffice not working after OS reload
Replies: 7
Views: 1299

Re: MSoffice not working after OS reload

There is no HP Thinkpad. What exactly do you have? Please provide a model number.
by carbon_unit
Thu Jun 25, 2009 5:55 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: need some wisdom
Replies: 27
Views: 2999

Re: need some wisdom

Late model Dells use a standard power supply connector but not always a standard power supply case shape. If it is a standard box shaped Dell case you can use any replacement power supply in it. If it is a clamshell design case you may have to notch the case a little or it may not be a completely pr...
by carbon_unit
Mon Jun 22, 2009 9:02 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: My mom threw away the part dad was supposed to return...
Replies: 9
Views: 1697

Re: My mom threw away the part dad was supposed to return...

How did you convince them to send you an LCD assembly??
by carbon_unit
Tue Jun 02, 2009 6:45 pm
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: My Computer/HD drives - Asks me "what program to use to open
Replies: 6
Views: 1915

Re: My Computer/HD drives - Asks me "what program to use to open

I agree. If it is not remembering your choice it is probably a virus/spyware causing the problem.
by carbon_unit
Sun May 31, 2009 6:07 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: R&R failed - This is not the correct disc
Replies: 6
Views: 1523

Re: R&R failed - This is not the correct disc

Are you sure it is not asking for the supplemental disc first? If it is click the button to tell it you do not have the supplemental disc and it will then ask for restore disc 1. Then your other DVD will work.
That one has gotten me more than once.
by carbon_unit
Sun May 31, 2009 6:03 pm
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: My Computer/HD drives - Asks me "what program to use to open
Replies: 6
Views: 1915

Re: My Computer/HD drives - Asks me "what program to use to open

The file assocaition is broken. Pick Explorer.exe to open it. You may have to browse to C:\Windows\Explorer.exe
If Explorer.exe is not there you have bigger problems.
by carbon_unit
Sun May 31, 2009 5:59 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Red tint on initial bootup
Replies: 4
Views: 1186

Re: Red tint on initial bootup

If you get another T4x for parts it would be easiest to just swap the whole lid assembly. Then you keep the cables with the correct LCD.
by carbon_unit
Fri May 22, 2009 4:27 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: t61 Recovery Partition Gone
Replies: 1
Views: 632

Re: t61 Recovery Partition Gone

The recovery discs should have wiped the hard drive, installed the recovery partition and restored windows from the newly installed restore partition.
Look to see if you can create another set of recovery discs. If you can, you have a recovery partition.
by carbon_unit
Fri May 22, 2009 11:41 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Will Rescue & Recovery destroy my Ubuntu Partition?
Replies: 5
Views: 1921

Re: Will Rescue & Recovery destroy my Ubuntu Partition?

Now it may not be that way on newer Thinkpads with a newer version of Rescue and Recovery but it was on the T6x series and earlier.
You are quite welcome Leonard.
by carbon_unit
Fri May 22, 2009 5:41 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Will Rescue & Recovery destroy my Ubuntu Partition?
Replies: 5
Views: 1921

Re: Will Rescue & Recovery destroy my Ubuntu Partition?

Actually it depends on how you run Rescue and Recovery. If you run it from the restore discs it will wipe the entire disc, reinstall the restore partition and reinstall windows. You Linux will be gone. If you run it from the hidden restore partition, not the discs, it will only wipe the Windows part...
by carbon_unit
Tue May 19, 2009 8:34 pm
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: What's up with my Vista?
Replies: 2
Views: 1076

Re: What's up with my Vista?

I have seen instances where the factory installation of Windows somehow got corrupted (during shipping?) and the Thinkpad worked much better after doing a full recovery using the on-board restore partition. YMMV
by carbon_unit
Mon May 18, 2009 6:13 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Link to Reformatting a t61/z61
Replies: 3
Views: 711

Re: Link to Reformatting a t61/z61

If you still have the restore partition you can do a custom restore where you un-select the software you do not want.
If you want to use a regular Windows install you will need to find an OEM cd and slipstream the SATA drivers to it.
by carbon_unit
Sun May 10, 2009 6:34 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: I just ordered a T500. How do I downgrade to XP?
Replies: 11
Views: 1854

Re: I just ordered a T500. How do I downgrade to XP?

Yes, Vista Business or Ultimate does give you downgrade rights according to Microsoft. Whether you exercise these rights at purchase time depends on how you order. If you do order the downgrade you get XP preinstalled and Vista recovery discs. If you do not order the downgrade you get Vista preinsta...
by carbon_unit
Sun May 03, 2009 6:53 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: I need another 1999-2001 OS
Replies: 6
Views: 1399

Re: I need another 1999-2001 OS

Try some BeOS. You can get the free personal edition here.
by carbon_unit
Tue Apr 28, 2009 5:22 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: CD Drive gone missing on T500
Replies: 1
Views: 648

Re: CD Drive gone missing on T500

It look like you found your solution across the street.
by carbon_unit
Sat Apr 11, 2009 8:02 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: SO MANY SHOOTING
Replies: 66
Views: 7299

Re: SO MANY SHOOTING

Those who are going to commit a violent act will do so no matter if they have a gun or not. If they don't have a gun they will use a knife, a baseball bat, a rock or their bare hands. Criminals will have guns whether they are legal or not. Outlawing guns will have no effect on criminal gun possessio...
by carbon_unit
Sat Apr 11, 2009 7:47 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Golf: Masters Frustration
Replies: 11
Views: 1963

Re: Golf: Masters Frustration

It must be blacked out because of your location. It is being broadcast on CBS here in the midwest.

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