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by Septfox
Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: Would you recommend a W530 in this day and age?
Replies: 12
Views: 3376

Re: Would you recommend a W530 in this day and age?

jaspen-meyer wrote:
Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:16 am
The W530 weighs ~6 lbs. That's heavy for a traveling notebook.
Perhaps. The T42 weighs just shy of 5 pounds, but I never felt particularly burdened by it; a good bag helps a lot.
by Septfox
Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: Would you recommend a W530 in this day and age?
Replies: 12
Views: 3376

Re: Would you recommend a W530 in this day and age?

Why rebuild the battery, getting ones now that are still in tip top condition if not NOS is quite easy right now. Battery rebuild for increased capacity and to make sure I have good cells in it. It looks like the w530's 9-cell has something like 2800-2900mah cells in it; 18650s can get a bit better...
by Septfox
Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: Would you recommend a W530 in this day and age?
Replies: 12
Views: 3376

Would you recommend a W530 in this day and age?

I'm in need of a multipurpose laptop that I can work on (light coding/scripting, some DB entry), do some 3D modeling on, watch things on, and occasionally do light gaming on whilst traveling. Preferably one that also won't fall to pieces if I look at it wrong...I intend to buy used, rebuild the batt...
by Septfox
Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:42 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T40 - Won't power on, Green Battery light
Replies: 6
Views: 2867

Re: T40 - Won't power on, Green Battery light

I'm not entirely sure if t40s and t42s share the same keyboard/button combo (Access/volume/power buttons along the top), but if this kind of thing were happening to my t42, I would be checking the keyboard's connector and ribbon cable for damage/defects. Perhaps a little corrosion has formed on the ...
by Septfox
Sun Apr 10, 2011 4:33 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Video RAM bad, or something else?
Replies: 4
Views: 870

Re: Video RAM bad, or something else?

Thanks for the replies, guys. Your machine has fallen victim to the GPU becoming unsoldered from the motherboard. Sorry. I'd already considered that. All my physical testing (applying pressure to the GPU and various points on the planar board during running and startup, making sure there was adequat...
by Septfox
Sun Apr 10, 2011 1:03 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Video RAM bad, or something else?
Replies: 4
Views: 870

Video RAM bad, or something else?

Sorry, wall of text in here. Just feel that detailed information might be helpful. First off, this machine is running a R9600. So, I was gaming the other day (a new game, infact), and suddenly...garbled screen/ripped polygons everywhere. In the past, this was a very rare occurrence that happened hap...
by Septfox
Fri Dec 24, 2010 5:14 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: So, I have a couple of problems...
Replies: 0
Views: 1170

So, I have a couple of problems...

'afternoon, everyone. I've had this T42 of mine for several years now, and I love it. She's solid, performs well despite her age, and is pretty slim/light despite the time period of manufacture. I do have a few things I would like to ask, though... First off, my specs: 2378-FVU Dothan @1.7ghz, not o...

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