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by cadillacmike68
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 NOS Nvidia mobo installation problem/question
Replies: 16
Views: 250

Re: T61 NOS Nvidia mobo installation problem/question

Just me being un-knowledgable here but why do you have cut the frame when putting a T61 mobo in a T61 chassis with a T61 fan?
by cadillacmike68
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: mSATA in X220/X230
Replies: 19
Views: 4985

Re: mSATA in X220/X230

Very much agreed. We have a client that installed some "cheap" TLC SSDs into older 1st gen i/C2D desktops some 3-4 years ago in order to extend their lifespan, and they are failing left and right all of a sudden with little/no warning lately. Thank goodness for folder redirection! :) I personally k...
by cadillacmike68
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: The last REAL ThinkPad before Lenovo
Replies: 15
Views: 2585

Re: The last REAL ThinkPad before Lenovo

woqj:

Later ThinkPads past the T42 have lid latches. My T61s, T500s and T/W530s all have them. Maybe the X series do not any longer but at least up to T/W 430/530 did.

I like the ThinkLight too, I thought it was gone in the T/W530, but they just moved the on / off to the spacebar.
by cadillacmike68
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: ThinkPad T2x & T3x Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: (T20) Setup did not find any hard drives installed in your computer
Replies: 3
Views: 68

Re: (T20) Setup did not find any hard drives installed in your computer

Someone Used to make a 2nd HDD tray in the ultrabay 2000 format that holds SATA drives. They work fine in my T30s. I used with with 500GB HDDs, in the ultrabay. I never tried them in a T20/21/22/23 but those all have the same ultrabay as the T30, so I don't see a reason why it wouldn't. But as noted...
by cadillacmike68
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Memory interchange matrix for T series ThinkPads
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Re: Memory interchange matrix for T series ThinkPads

There isn't really much to worry about in upgrading a T4x series though. Stick PC-2700 or faster on T40-T42 or just about any DDR2 SODIMM sticks (not 4GB sticks though) on the T43 and you are good to go. If max is what you are going for, don't think 1GB PC-2100 sticks exist anyway. But do note that...
by cadillacmike68
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Legacy ThinkPad Equivalent to giant excel spreadsheet
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: Legacy ThinkPad Equivalent to giant excel spreadsheet

Thanks, that's a great page. I downloaded it and converted it to an excel, cleaned it up some and increased the text size so I could see it. This, combined with the old IBM PSREF will be a big help.
by cadillacmike68
Sun May 31, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Legacy ThinkPad Equivalent to giant excel spreadsheet
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Legacy ThinkPad Equivalent to giant excel spreadsheet

Hi, is there an equivalent to the giant 24MB excel sheet with all the lettered series TPs that has the old legacy numbered ones? I'm trying to look up what the 600 and 760/765/770 series came with as far as screen & CPU. I'm looking to buy one. I have the PSREF docs but they don't seem to have all t...
by cadillacmike68
Sun May 31, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 with 4 beeps on attempted boot
Replies: 6
Views: 195

Re: T61 with 4 beeps on attempted boot

Yeah, Tuus has the 14" 4:3 boards. I bought a couple and am considering a couple more. The 14" widescreen 16:10 boards with good nvidia GPUs are pretty much non existent. I bought a 14" WS (intel graphics) a few years ago, and it has the faster CPU of any of my t61s, and it's my only T61 with a came...
by cadillacmike68
Sun May 31, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Anyone have the Thinkpad icon set?
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Re: Anyone have the Thinkpad icon set?

Thanks, I knew that. I'm not That dense! I was referring to figuring out how to post a pic here on the forums. But then again most folks here have already seen the blue version of the black screen posted earlier with IBM instead of Lenovo and the time zones. Only thing is I have not seen that one wi...
by cadillacmike68
Sun May 31, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: Best way to upgrade Win 98 to Win 98SE
Replies: 4
Views: 287

Re: Best way to upgrade Win 98 to Win 98SE

zig, When did you get that w98SE upgrade CD? I don't see any "upgrade" CDs hanging out on ebay. I'm not sure if my win98SE CD is an upgrade or a straight install disc. I should be able to boot one of the several floppies that I have and try using the 98SE disc(s) that I have on hand. I just don't wa...
by cadillacmike68
Sat May 30, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: IBM or Lenovo Desktops/Workstations/ThinkStations only
Topic: IBM PS/2 Model 50 Z and more (From a former IBM employee)
Replies: 1
Views: 3681

Re: IBM PS/2 Model 50 Z and more (From a former IBM employee)

When I was at that giant NYC ins co, I got the latest and greatest at the time, PS/2 model 77 with the 486DX2-66. I don't think it had an optical drive though. Later when I worked for IBM (mid 90s-2002 we got sold to ATT then) I got into ThinkPads and that was the end of that. Started with a 380 & 7...
by cadillacmike68
Sat May 30, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Anyone have the Thinkpad icon set?
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Re: Anyone have the Thinkpad icon set?

I like the blue background IBM Americas world view background file.

Can't figure out how to insert the image file though. I'm just too dense.
by cadillacmike68
Sat May 30, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Memory interchange matrix for T series ThinkPads
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Memory interchange matrix for T series ThinkPads

Has anyone ever done a memory compatibility matrix for T-series Thinkpads (or the other models). I think I need one because I finally got a couple T40 series so now I have T20 series, T30, T40 series T60 series, T500, and T/W530. The memory ranges from 128mb DDR(1) to 8GB DDR3, at a vastly faster FS...
by cadillacmike68
Sat May 30, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Corona-COVID-19 virus statistics and HOW is it affecting you.. what are you doing..?
Replies: 112
Views: 13322

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

PS>

a quick count shows the 7 large western european countries; GB, DE, FR, ES, IT, BG, NL have over 156,000 deaths so far, 1.5x the amount the US has. I haven't totaled up the populations though, It may be more or less than 1.5x the US pop of 330 million.
by cadillacmike68
Sat May 30, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Corona-COVID-19 virus statistics and HOW is it affecting you.. what are you doing..?
Replies: 112
Views: 13322

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

I am referring to Jan (before the 23rd), Dec, likely before Dec, that china was allowing international travel out of wuhan to the rest of the world. And the Jan 23 ban was only from china to the US, imposed by the US, not voluntarily by china which continued to allow flights out to the rest of the w...
by cadillacmike68
Sat May 30, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Corona-COVID-19 virus statistics and HOW is it affecting you.. what are you doing..?
Replies: 112
Views: 13322

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

Here is the full sentence of what Sec Pompeo said: “We know that in December at least, maybe earlier, the Chinese Communist Party came to understand the threat that was presented. And then we watched their actions – I've talked about some of them – denying information to the world,” Pompeo said. I ...
by cadillacmike68
Fri May 29, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Hold your horses: W10 uses 2004 updates in 2020 and as usual screws you over...
Replies: 8
Views: 477

Re: Hold your horses: W10 uses 2004 updates in 2020 and as usual screws you over...

It says that ms issued a "compatibility block" on 9 of the 10 major issues. WTF is a "compatibility block", is it a sw switch in the winblows update that will stop the normally forced auto install of updates for some reason? Blocks on realtek, synaptics audio, intel integrated graphics... Isn't that...
by cadillacmike68
Fri May 29, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Covid-19 expands to animals: tiger and 3 lions affected in the New York/Bronx zoo
Replies: 4
Views: 1847

Re: Covid-19 expands to animals: tiger and 3 lions affected in the New York/Bronx zoo

Don't forget that it came from a wild bat, that was sold in the wuhan fish market (even though there no wild bats in that area), and that the US Army put the bat there.

Some my instincts as a Colonel do not allow me to believe any of the above.
by cadillacmike68
Fri May 29, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Corona-COVID-19 virus statistics and HOW is it affecting you.. what are you doing..?
Replies: 112
Views: 13322

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

A little O/T "The world is now suffering as a result of the malfeasance of the Chinese government..." Malfeasance, haha. I remember the first time I heard that word. It was when Potter was going off on George Bailey, my grandfather (really), after uncle Billy (yeah, I had an uncle Billy too) lost th...
by cadillacmike68
Fri May 29, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 532
Views: 300164

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

George mentioned up above about people being taught antisemitism. This I saw both on national tv and in person while on my trips to the sandbox I distinctly remember a radio / tv person, Glenn Beck (back when he was actually on cnn if you can believe it) over in Gaza I believe it was, interviewing y...
by cadillacmike68
Fri May 29, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Corona-COVID-19 virus statistics and HOW is it affecting you.. what are you doing..?
Replies: 112
Views: 13322

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

^^ Sec State Pompeo stated "December at least" meaning it was before that time. How much longer before, that's the 100,000 US lives question. Sec State Pompeo stated what is "December at least"? It seems to me that you are either misunderstanding or deliberately obfuscating things. Can you find me ...
by cadillacmike68
Fri May 29, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T410 Original Recovery DISCS
Replies: 24
Views: 772

Re: T410 Original Recovery DISCS

Hi Guys ^^ few months ago i saved my first thinkpad a T410 that was going for scrap and got it back running but i got it without a hard drive and want to restore it to factory specs 'yeah lmao i'm a purist' while everyone telling me to dl Windows ISO directly from M$ if anyone can help me source or...
by cadillacmike68
Fri May 29, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T410 esata and ultrabay not working
Replies: 7
Views: 202

Re: T410 esata and ultrabay not working

Well, is appears that you are changing only one item, the computer it is plugged into and that suggests the esata port on the T410 is bad. Are there any BIOS level or thinkvantage diags that you can run on it? One other thing to check: Have you tried swapping the OS drives on these two T410s and see...
by cadillacmike68
Fri May 29, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T530 and thinkpad-ec
Replies: 5
Views: 372

Re: T530 and thinkpad-ec

Will it charge with the machine turned off? or is it that stubborn. The BIOS should not be running when it is off.
by cadillacmike68
Thu May 28, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T410 won't start after spill
Replies: 7
Views: 835

Re: T410 won't start after spill

And ThinkPads are supposed to have extra drain holes to prevent catastrophes like this. I've been licks, but if I spill on this keyboard, it's only the keyboard (external old IBM), but I would miss it and would definitely have to go out and find another just like it.
by cadillacmike68
Thu May 28, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T410 esata and ultrabay not working
Replies: 7
Views: 202

Re: T410 esata and ultrabay not working

Are you connecting the esata to both machines in the exact same manner with the same enclosure / cables, etc?

How old was that SSD and how extensively was it used?
by cadillacmike68
Wed May 27, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Corona-COVID-19 virus statistics and HOW is it affecting you.. what are you doing..?
Replies: 112
Views: 13322

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

^^ Sec State Pompeo stated "December at least" meaning it was before that time. How much longer before, that's the 100,000 US lives question.
by cadillacmike68
Wed May 27, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 532
Views: 300164

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

Soooooo.. Soros is Jewish??? I didn't know that. Doesn't change my (low) opinion of him and his intentions and actions.
by cadillacmike68
Wed May 27, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Corona-COVID-19 virus statistics and HOW is it affecting you.. what are you doing..?
Replies: 112
Views: 13322

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

The chicoms didn't start isolating wuhan internally in late Jan, it was months earlier. Can't go into further details. They knew what they were doing. From the same site that George linked to. It clearly says "at least Dec", but it was even earlier than that: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/new...
by cadillacmike68
Tue May 26, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Corona-COVID-19 virus statistics and HOW is it affecting you.. what are you doing..?
Replies: 112
Views: 13322

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

And what to think about that absurd "Supreme Leader" who decides on his own to blame the WHO for the pandemic, and stops its financial support? Why doesn't he get hit by it, he is one of the most deserving creatures ever... First, that was unacceptably mean spirited. The WHO, no not the rock group,...

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