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by Orclas
Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: [eBay][EU) x60, x61 8 or 4 cell genuine battery
Replies: 2
Views: 901

Re: [eBay][EU) x60, x61 8 or 4 cell genuine battery

Nice find, great recommendation and I need one, but.... free shipping within Germany, but €25,80 shipping to Sweden?? :eek: That doesn't really make any sense, particularly with such a relatively small item. Heck, I once bought a car battery (albeit small) from Germany and paid about that amount for...
by Orclas
Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: T61 plastic spares (KB bezel, palm rest, LCD cover)
Replies: 0
Views: 643

WTB: T61 plastic spares (KB bezel, palm rest, LCD cover)

My trusted T61 (8895-2FG) is slowly falling apart and I'm in the market for the following spares (or an empty donor shell):

Keyboard bezel 42W3659
Palm rest with fingerprint reader 42W2957 or 42W3820
LCD cover kit 42W3651 or 42X3913
by Orclas
Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: keyboards for Thinkpads [reduced prices] - located in EU
Replies: 1
Views: 1204

Re: FS: keyboards for Thinkpads [reduced prices] - located in EU

Darn. Close but no cigar on the FIN/SWE NMB, am looking for a T6* NMB.

If you bump into one in good condition do tell!
by Orclas
Sun Sep 13, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB T61 NMB keyboard Swedish-Finnish layout
Replies: 2
Views: 878

Re: WTB T61 NMB keyboard Swedish-Finnish layout

My current NMB is in such case definitely made in China and that of my retired T40 in Thailand... Was reminded of the pure awesomeness of the T40 NMB - plus general touch and feel of the machine (LCD aside :roll: ) - when I recently needed a Linux environment and took the T40 from storage. Given the...
by Orclas
Sun Sep 13, 2015 5:09 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB T61 NMB keyboard Swedish-Finnish layout
Replies: 2
Views: 878

WTB T61 NMB keyboard Swedish-Finnish layout

My keyboard is showing signs of age and I thought I'd start looking, particularly since my preferences narrow things down a great deal: Swedish-Finnish layout NMB (not yet desperate enough to go for anything else) Excellent/good used condition (above all key response wise, minor visual flaws is fine...
by Orclas
Wed Apr 29, 2015 8:46 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Suitable glue for bottom rubber feet/strip
Replies: 5
Views: 1771

Re: Suitable glue for bottom rubber feet/strip

UHU Alleskleber This is such a helpful forum, thanks :) Is the "solvent free" part of the recommendation or optional? I'd like to know a good source of rubber feet as well. :) Ask and thou shalt be given :) I'm sure someone has a scrap cover which can donor a rubber feet or two for a symbolic price...
by Orclas
Wed Apr 29, 2015 8:38 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Need advice for my 6 T61s
Replies: 26
Views: 4402

Re: Need advice for my 6 T61s

Instead of updating each machine and literally wasting hour upon hour doing so, update only one machine to perfection, and then take an image which you can copy onto the other hard disks. Good and sound advice. If you go that route, read up on the do's and don'ts on this forum. At least for older T...
by Orclas
Tue Apr 28, 2015 3:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Suitable glue for bottom rubber feet/strip
Replies: 5
Views: 1771

Suitable glue for bottom rubber feet/strip

Howdy folks,

One of the rubber feet/strip under my T61 has come off. Seems the factory glue is some kind of non-hardening adhesive, as it's still sticky. Any recommendations on suitable type of glue to use, or is it a matter of "whatever" is at hand?
by Orclas
Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:58 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Don't throw away your T4x, The new mobo is coming![Lots PIC]
Replies: 157
Views: 344929

Re: Don't throw away your T4x, The new mobo is coming![Lots

McStudz wrote:If anyone has news of getting this mobo PLEASE post your impressions of it! I'd love to keep using my T41 for a few years more. :P
You'll find what info is available at this forum in this thread.
by Orclas
Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:22 pm
Forum: Forum Announcements
Topic: Forum-misery IS OVER ******* YEAHHH ***
Replies: 31
Views: 168007

Re: Forum-misery IS OVER ******* YEAHHH ***

It seems this awesome community is now served on a correspondingly good hardware.

Grrrrrrrreeeeaaaat job everyone involved!!!! :thumbs-UP:

Say, does this up the operation costs of the forum or is it far better service and performance for the same buck?
by Orclas
Sat Dec 28, 2013 7:05 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T41 sometimes crashes out of the blue
Replies: 27
Views: 4225

Re: T41 sometimes crashes out of the blue

If that's actually the culprit, then you've been quite lucky managing to run a dying drive for more than a year. Now lets hope you've found the problem and will have some smooth sailing with your T41 :)
by Orclas
Thu Dec 26, 2013 11:22 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Lost all saved remember me internet sites
Replies: 2
Views: 931

Re: Lost all saved remember me internet sites

My power went out and the computer lost all saved remember me sites info "User Name / Passwords" and now have to vist the sites and retype all the info back in and check the remember me again. Why does this do that? Strange behaviour, I can't see a reason why FF would loose all saved data just beca...
by Orclas
Wed Dec 25, 2013 7:17 pm
Forum: Pending & Ongoing Outages
Topic: Site status 12/16/13: Still some connection errors
Replies: 150
Views: 397683

Re: Site status 12/16/13: Still some connection errors

It's been up and down today again, I guess christmas day is not the best day when things don't work.

Anyhow, just sent a few $ in support of a move/upgrade.
by Orclas
Wed Dec 25, 2013 6:46 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Santa's bringing a SSD for my T61: Any installation advice?
Replies: 13
Views: 1473

Re: Santa's bringing a SSD for my T61: Any installation advice?

Well, it's not like Win7 is in any way slow. I just clocked my rig at 25 seconds to log-in screen (including bios POST etc), login to desktop is pretty much instant and this on a machine with a slower SSD. I do know that Microsoft has done some successful work on bringing down boot times in Win8, bu...
by Orclas
Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:37 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Santa's bringing a SSD for my T61: Any installation advice?
Replies: 13
Views: 1473

Re: Santa's bringing a SSD for my T61: Any installation advice?

Note that I used HDClone 4.1 free edition, remember to mount the SSD in the HDD bay and your old disk in an Ultrabay or USB-enclosure if you go for cloning the old HDD. This is true and my own experience. If at all an option I would however recommend a clean install. I may also add one more thing. ...
by Orclas
Mon Dec 23, 2013 6:36 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Santa's bringing a SSD for my T61: Any installation advice?
Replies: 13
Views: 1473

Re: Santa's bringing a SSD for my T61: Any installation advice?

I'm not the pro guy, but it should be pretty much straight forward with Win7/8 (partition alignment is taken care of by Windows etc). As for Windows flavour, my personal preference would definitely be Win7, but that's a a taste and personal preference question. If you choose Win7 and happen to have ...
by Orclas
Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:08 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Don't throw away your T4x, The new mobo is coming![Lots PIC]
Replies: 157
Views: 344929

Re: Don't throw away your T4x, The new mobo is coming![Lots PIC]

I just came to think about one thing. In this thread most people have mentioned T43s as receivers of the MB, but it fits any T4x, right? And in such case, are there any disadvantages with using an earlier model as base beyond Flexview starting with T42 (which is only applicable for 15" models)?
by Orclas
Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:54 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Strange T42 fan problem
Replies: 14
Views: 3093

Re: Strange T42 fan problem

Why don't you start by locating and checking the fuse, that's after all something you can do without special tools. How it's done you'll have to google or ask here since I have no clue myself. My electro engineering knowledge is close to zero, but I think a MacGyver multimeter can be made with a sui...
by Orclas
Thu Nov 07, 2013 5:22 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Don't throw away your T4x, The new mobo is coming![Lots PIC]
Replies: 157
Views: 344929

Re: Don't throw away your T4x, The new mobo is coming![Lots PIC]

Regarding heatsink fit I am myself confident that a guy who has the capacity to arrange for a new motherboard to be designed and produced has taken this into account, for example by slightly elevating the socket (or any other smart workaround). Regarding Chinese translation: The ultimate thing would...
by Orclas
Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:43 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Don't throw away your T4x, The new mobo is coming![Lots PIC]
Replies: 157
Views: 344929

Re: Don't throw away your T4x, The new mobo is coming![Lots PIC]

With a total of 50k+ members, there just has to be a Chinese speaking member somewhere on this forum, even if only - say - 10% of the members are anywhere near active. Question is how to find, I don't think multi-posting a job advert on the most visited subforums would be too popular with the admins...
by Orclas
Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Don't throw away your T4x, The new mobo is coming![Lots PIC]
Replies: 157
Views: 344929

Re: Don't throw away your T4x, The new mobo is coming![Lots PIC]

Hmmm, one thing just came to mind: I wonder how the T43 cooling system will behave with an i5 to cool...?
by Orclas
Sun Aug 25, 2013 5:15 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Using Repair and Recovery image from one T60 to another.
Replies: 2
Views: 962

Re: Using Repair and Recovery image from one T60 to another.

Don't know how it is for XP/Vista (I guess the machine comes with either of those) and I don't have any around right now to check, but at least on Win7 you can - and if need be - always change the license by going to Computer => Properties => Change product key. If it works I can't really come up wi...
by Orclas
Sun Aug 25, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: HDD vs SSD vs Cache Drive: Dumb It Down for Me Please!
Replies: 3
Views: 1383

Re: HDD vs SSD vs Cache Drive: Dumb It Down for Me Please!

I think you would be better of asking this question in the T4xx subforum, as it's not quite material for frequently asked questions.

Or perhaps some friendly moderator will stop by and move the thread?
by Orclas
Sat Aug 24, 2013 11:56 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Don't throw away your T4x, The new mobo is coming![Lots PIC]
Replies: 157
Views: 344929

Re: Don't throw away your T4x, The new mobo is coming![Lots PIC]

1st gen i5 is enough for me, with an emphasis on cool and silent. (I do observe, that my T42p with single core 1.8GHz Pentium M and SSD on PATA/SATA adapter offers the same speed in daily use, as a Win7 64 bit on an HP EliteBook with SSD.) Same goes for my general usage pattern and where the differ...
by Orclas
Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:42 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Don't throw away your T4x, The new mobo is coming![Lots PIC]
Replies: 157
Views: 344929

Re: Don't throw away your T4x, The new mobo is coming![Lots PIC]

Taste is different and I can understand if someone thinks T6x is a better build. If you on the other hand would have said that T400 is a better build, I would have plain concluded that you're fully bonkers :D Anyhow - does anyone have any perspective on heat dissipation if one compares an /undervolt...
by Orclas
Sat Aug 24, 2013 1:51 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Don't throw away your T4x, The new mobo is coming![Lots PIC]
Replies: 157
Views: 344929

Re: Don't throw away your T4x, The new mobo is coming![Lots PIC]

When I say the T4x is better than the T6x, I'm not referring to the hardware specs. I'm referring to the materials used, the assembly and the aesthetics. The plastic used on the T4x seems like they sourced a better grade of plastic that feels denser and does not flex as much - In general, feels mor...
by Orclas
Fri Aug 23, 2013 5:25 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Don't throw away your T4x, The new mobo is coming![Lots PIC]
Replies: 157
Views: 344929

Re: Don't throw away your T4x, The new mobo is coming![Lots PIC]

Me wants! As generally happy as I am with my T61 (particularly after a crash and burn by buying a T400), I got a reminder of what a solid feeling my old T40 gives when I took it out of hibernation the other week. Such a motherboard would solve the two main reasons I did not stay with my T40 (lack of...
by Orclas
Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:23 am
Forum: ThinkPad Utility Work Area
Topic: IBM_ECW : Power management tool for T4x/R5x
Replies: 213
Views: 128546

Re: IBM_ECW : Power management tool for T4x/R5x

Adda wrote:Mahahahaha, it WORKS, PowerPlay switching works on Windows Vista 32bit, so I guess it's time to leave XP behind.
Haha, those moments of g'dang-it-works are great! :thumbs-UP:

But, but... you aren't going to replace XP with Vista are you???
by Orclas
Wed Jul 31, 2013 4:04 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Utility Work Area
Topic: IBM_ECW : Power management tool for T4x/R5x
Replies: 213
Views: 128546

Re: IBM_ECW : Power management tool for T4x/R5x

Perhaps you could try the standard version of the program (either by starting Windows in test mode or signing the driver using DSEO) to see whether the issue disappears or if the problem is something else. Also, what CPU do you have ? Set Windows to load in test mode and voila, things started to be...
by Orclas
Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:42 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Utility Work Area
Topic: IBM_ECW : Power management tool for T4x/R5x
Replies: 213
Views: 128546

Re: IBM_ECW : Power management tool for T4x/R5x

In need of a bit of help... When I purchased a T61 last fall and set it up with Win7 x64 I lost the possibility to use Notebook Hardware Control, a program which was perfect for the undervolting and fan control needs on my T40. The seller (hello Raceboy!) recommended IBM_ECW and I have now finally g...

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