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by wujstefan
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Talk about backdoors...
Replies: 7
Views: 1671

Re: Talk about backdoors...

Anyone want an Enigma for cheap? You know who initially broke that - Polish mathematicians - Just before they were invaded no less. You've got an additional cigar for your history knowledge, but let me put a little detail on that. Our mathematicians broke 3-rotor enigma in 1932 (so still a couple o...
by wujstefan
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: SSD in an A31p?
Replies: 10
Views: 245

Re: SSD in an A31p?

Apples and oranges, really. But, if I half way understand the explanation, the A31p will report an 80 wire connector for IDE even if a SATA drive is installed and therefore speed will not change? I will then probably just upgrade the spinner drive to a 7200 RPM model. I have a PATA-to-mSATA adapter...
by wujstefan
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: ThinkPad T2x & T3x Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpad T23 Supplement files - issue
Replies: 2
Views: 354

Re: Thinkpad T23 Supplement files - issue

Well now, all my devices are allright using recovery disc sets.
If in need post me a PM, I can share supplemental CD ISO.
by wujstefan
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: 15" T60 type 2007-53G Frankenpad
Replies: 9
Views: 562

Re: 15" T60 type 2007-53G Frankenpad

IIRC FX570M are more powerful graphics than NVS140, that makes them really interesting option. Stronger, but not by much. NVS140m accepts overclocking (and those sold by Don - a _LOT_ of overclocking; I've succeeded in 50% OC with no voltage increase), making them almost as good as fx570m while con...
by wujstefan
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Corona-COVID-19 virus statistics and HOW is it affecting you.. what are you doing..?
Replies: 55
Views: 3655

Re: Corona-COVID-19 virus statistics and HOW is it affecting you.. what are you doing..?

Well in my post-soviet-block country we have a travel ban, but anyway nobody dares to stick his nose out of their homes :D

Back to my 3D printer now. Those anti-aerosol masks are not going to print themselves!
by wujstefan
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Cause of red/reddish W520 screen
Replies: 4
Views: 430

Re: Cause of red/reddish W520 screen

Well, I've seen that couple of times. Each time cable was the issue.

What is your screen? HD, HD+, FHD?
by wujstefan
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Amazing T420s purchased, advice needed re IPS display
Replies: 3
Views: 1385

Re: Amazing T420s purchased, advice needed re IPS display

I'm selling T420s for around US$100 now days due to conversion rate between USD and AUD so I US$260 sounds really expensive unless its like in brand new condition. Also unless you have the low resolution screen I shouldn't say the 1600x900 screen is that bad, I have been using one for number of yea...
by wujstefan
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Need help with choise
Replies: 1
Views: 329

Re: Need help with choise

P.S. I'm new to the Community, sorry if I did something wrong. First of all: welcome to the forum! As for the rest - we live pretty close to each other and I must say that for your needs the budget is _VERY_ tight, and it would be close to impossible to get any thinkpad with your expectations fully...
by wujstefan
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Help with a Thinkpad G40 Keyboard.
Replies: 3
Views: 325

Re: Help with a Thinkpad G40 Keyboard.

Hello Gabe,

Drop in some pictures. I personally love these systems so will happily put an eye on it.
by wujstefan
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: LF: G-series recovery sets
Replies: 0
Views: 353

LF: G-series recovery sets

Hello there,

I have finished building and modding my G-family (G40, G41 and G50 - thank you Screamer!), now for the recovery part - I have them for none of these systems, and would like to load all of them with it :)
by wujstefan
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Best possible display for Z60t 14,1"
Replies: 0
Views: 399

Best possible display for Z60t 14,1"

Hello,

I don't like its screen.
I love the unit itself.

And this pretty much comes to a point where the display is being swapped :) any suggestions which LCD may possibly work in it?

Thanks guys!
Michał
by wujstefan
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Can you Frankenpad a R60e?
Replies: 2
Views: 553

Re: Can you Frankenpad a R60e?

If looking just for the bottom frame PM me - I'd be happy to share one of my spares for shipping only.

You can frankenpad this unit with R61 board or R500 board (but this is super time consuming - and a nasty task added to that).
by wujstefan
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: Any of: T21, 760ED, 560E, 560X, 600E, 570, 600E, 600X
Replies: 4
Views: 534

Re: WTB: Any of: T21, 760ED, 560E, 560X, 600E, 570, 600E, 600X

Well I have all those thinkpads I think :D

Shipping out from Poland is not possible anymore for some time :(
by wujstefan
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Corona-COVID-19 virus statistics and HOW is it affecting you.. what are you doing..?
Replies: 55
Views: 3655

Re: Corona-COVID-19 virus statistics

Yeah, global-wise it's most up-to-date.
The situation is getting serious btw...
by wujstefan
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T520 B156HW01 v.4 "Compatible" screens and 95% NTSC
Replies: 5
Views: 906

Re: T520 B156HW01 v.4 "Compatible" screens and 95% NTSC

One Aliexpress Seller (I didn't keep the link) who was selling the W520 LVDS>eDP converter had written in the listing description that it requires modding, cutting plastic etc so I'm not too optimistic. Would love it too if it could be done. It does, the board/cable is unstable and fails frequently...
by wujstefan
Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: Rear Cover + Palmrest from IBM Logo Thinkpad T61
Replies: 1
Views: 452

Re: WTB: Rear Cover + Palmrest from IBM Logo Thinkpad T61

As the title says, I'm currently putting the finishing touches to my Windows 2000 Thinkpad T61 daily driver project so I'm just chasing up the last of the visual stuff (the fingerprint reader is not too important in my case). I'm not sure on the going rate as prices seem to be all over the place fo...
by wujstefan
Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: ThinkPad T2x & T3x Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: T30 and system restore issues
Replies: 2
Views: 1534

Re: T30 and system restore issues

Yup, that was the issue - thanks for suggestion RBS.
by wujstefan
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: A31p and CompactFlash card as OS drive
Replies: 0
Views: 1730

A31p and CompactFlash card as OS drive

Hello, This is one of these things I always wanted to do! Grabbed a 64Gb CF card, a CF-to-IDE adapter, engineered & printed out a 2,5" adapter. Recovery partition set, system installs just fine, the thing is - it is unable to boot. Any ideas? And the bluescreen looks this way: https://drive.google.c...
by wujstefan
Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:25 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: [EU][WTT][H]HV150UX1-100 UXGA [W]X230 FHD display
Replies: 4
Views: 968

Re: [EU][WTT][H]HV150UX1-100 UXGA [W]X230 FHD display

If you want to buy a panel, I'd gladly sell one (unused) :D I do not need any more hydis panels tho!
by wujstefan
Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Cheap ThinkPad suggestions
Replies: 3
Views: 730

Re: Cheap ThinkPad suggestions

Well I can't tell what's going on the American market, but getting a T430 around $100 is a no-problemo task in Europe. If you hunt well, T530 may also smile at you. This is, of course, if you're not looking for a like-new or top-end unit :D Elitebooks/Dells for some reason are more expensive here th...
by wujstefan
Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: X61 T9300/T9500 motherboard or X62/X63 motherboard (UK)
Replies: 8
Views: 1139

Re: WTB: X61 T9300/T9500 motherboard or X62/X63 motherboard (UK)

I guess no one really cared since getting 100MHz more out of a heckuva of work, hassle and money simply did not make it reasonable :)
by wujstefan
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: X61 T9300/T9500 motherboard or X62/X63 motherboard (UK)
Replies: 8
Views: 1139

Re: WTB: X61 T9300/T9500 motherboard or X62/X63 motherboard (UK)

60€ for Penryn board is a very good price to my taste! If you have a source - please share, I'd love to get a spare for myself! :D It's not only faster - it is running WAY cooler and consumes less power. Note that Penryn units used a little bit different heatsinks. T9300 proved impossible to pinmod ...
by wujstefan
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: X61 T9300/T9500 motherboard or X62/X63 motherboard (UK)
Replies: 8
Views: 1139

Re: WTB: X61 T9300/T9500 motherboard or X62/X63 motherboard (UK)

There was no T9500 X61 motherboard :)

EDIT: T9300 and T8300 were considered top-end; but all penryn units (T9300, T8300, T8100) are rare nowadays.
by wujstefan
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: New ThinkPad Mod: ExpressCard to NVMe SSD Adapter
Replies: 16
Views: 2956

Re: New ThinkPad Mod: ExpressCard to NVMe SSD Adapter

yttriumtyclief wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:23 pm
If you order today you'll get it before then. I just set Dec 2020 so that worst case scenario, I would have a time to fall back to. Underpromise overdeliver.
Well I like this strategy ;)
ordering via website?
by wujstefan
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: 2x X201 units with AFFS LED screens
Replies: 3
Views: 648

Re: FS: 2x X201 units with AFFS LED screens

600X wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:58 pm
What type of flaws does #1 have?
Backlight is a bit uneven, there are 2 or 3 dust specs under the layer - that's pretty much it. Impossible to catch on picture, but all I could is in the folder of shared pics.

The unflawed unit has been sold.
by wujstefan
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: 2x X201 units with AFFS LED screens
Replies: 3
Views: 648

FS: 2x X201 units with AFFS LED screens

I have two units for sale, modified with HV121WX5-111 panels (these panels come from HP tablets). These are LED AFFS panels with nice viewing angles and better contrast than stock thinkpad panels. I was trying to install thinkpad displays, but since LED strips from Monty are no longer available I ha...
by wujstefan
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: Thinkpad P5x/P7x
Replies: 0
Views: 1518

WTB: Thinkpad P5x/P7x

As in title; getting a P5x would be a priority. This is a project system so most happily with broken FHD panel.

Post your offers here and via PM.
by wujstefan
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: Frankenpad or any other powerful 4:3 Thinkpad
Replies: 5
Views: 1072

Re: WTB: Frankenpad or any other powerful 4:3 Thinkpad

T601 is simply the most popular.

I have a couple of others - R61i or a couple of R600 (R500 motherboard inside R60 4:3 chassis).
by wujstefan
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: T61 - any takers in UK?
Replies: 7
Views: 711

Re: FS: T61 - any takers in UK?

That's exactly what I meant :) Yes and... No ;) they are getting rare due to the fact that people transplant their mobos into frankenpads :) 14,1" 4:3 has a poor display, and - at least to my taste - worse build quality than 15" frankie. This is completely offtop however - good luck with the sale!

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