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by MrMaguire
Sat Jul 16, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Worth it to upgrade Thinkpad OS's?
Replies: 8
Views: 1774

Re: Worth it to upgrade Thinkpad OS's?

I don't think Windows 10 is worth upgrading to at all, but that's just my opinion.
by MrMaguire
Thu Jul 14, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: ThinkPad R61e (7650 type) - 4GB RAM problem
Replies: 12
Views: 3548

Re: ThinkPad R61e (7650 type) - 4GB RAM problem

Does it have the latest BIOS?
by MrMaguire
Wed Jul 13, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Refurbishing is in order
Replies: 11
Views: 5155

Re: Refurbishing is in order

Goo Gone is a funny substance and I've noticed differences between various batches. I mostly use it on the lids, but these have be to re-cleaned - preferably with isopropyl alcohol - because GG does leave a sticky feeling more often than not. I try not to use it on the palmrests, though. If a palmr...
by MrMaguire
Mon Jul 11, 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: School district changes iPads for laptops, Teachers call them "toys"
Replies: 18
Views: 2730

Re: School district changes iPads for laptops, Teachers call them "toys"

I'm 22 and a few years after I left school I noticed that my handwriting had degraded dramatically. It was bad enough that I compared it to some handwriting I did at the age of 5, and it wasn't too far off. I've since started to write a lot more, and my handwriting has bounced back to be even better...
by MrMaguire
Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: ThinkPad T43 + blu-ray = Awesome!!
Replies: 8
Views: 3604

Re: ThinkPad T43 + blu-ray = Awesome!!

Which Blu-ray drive are you using?
by MrMaguire
Tue Jul 05, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: T22 / T23 Free to a good home
Replies: 5
Views: 1257

Re: T22 / T23 Free to a good home

I wouldn't mind the T22 if it hasn't already been spoken for.
by MrMaguire
Sun Jul 03, 2016 10:44 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Refurbishing is in order
Replies: 11
Views: 5155

Re: Refurbishing is in order

Good to hear!

Magic Eraser is also abrasive, so that's probably why it worked so well. I haven't used one of those in years. Maybe I should get one.
by MrMaguire
Sun Jul 03, 2016 10:30 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: T50 revisited: the final review of my own system; Updated 07/02/2016
Replies: 34
Views: 14262

Re: T50 revisited: the final review of my own system; Updated 07/02/2016

I'm not totally surprised by what has happened to the T50. I am however interested in knowing more about your love affairs. :P :twisted: Five years ago I bought a brand new Gigabyte GA-G31M-ES2L mATX motherboard. For its price point it was decent. I got it in February of 2011, and by late March it w...
by MrMaguire
Sun Jul 03, 2016 10:09 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Refurbishing is in order
Replies: 11
Views: 5155

Re: Refurbishing is in order

Let me guess, our very own RBS is the fellow forum member in question, right? :P For the palmrest I'd recommend Goo Gone if you can find it. It works well to remove sticky grime. It might work on the lid too. I'd had some success with making lids look good again by really scrubbing at them with Goo ...
by MrMaguire
Fri Jul 01, 2016 5:02 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: BIOS Bricked x60s L7400 - recovery options?
Replies: 5
Views: 3124

Re: BIOS Bricked x60s L7400 - recovery options?

Not sure about ThinkPads but I know with other brands of computers there is usually a recovery procedure involving the use of a floppy disk.

Have a look around on Google.
by MrMaguire
Thu Jun 30, 2016 2:19 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: W7/SP1 Windows Update stuck checking for updates
Replies: 56
Views: 31504

Re: W7/SP1 Windows Update stuck checking for updates

Trying to install this KB3161608 gives me "this update is not applicable on your computer". (T43p Win7) I have checked and the updates contained have not yet been installed. Do you have KB3020369 installed? It is required to install KB3161608. Apologies for not mentioning it earlier. I have only ju...
by MrMaguire
Wed Jun 29, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: W7/SP1 Windows Update stuck checking for updates
Replies: 56
Views: 31504

Re: W7/SP1 Windows Update stuck checking for updates

Microsoft has released a new hotfix for Windows Update. Yet another alteration to win32k.sys. This time it's KB3161608. I have installed this hotfix and found Windows Update scan times greatly reduced. Windows Update returns results in 3-7 minutes. These are existing installs. I have yet to try it o...
by MrMaguire
Tue Jun 28, 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: How do I get past the BIOS
Replies: 10
Views: 2113

Re: How do I get past the BIOS

My pre-emptive guess is the hard drive is bad.
by MrMaguire
Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Don't throw away your T4x, The new mobo is coming![Lots PIC]
Replies: 157
Views: 344343

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

ajkula66 wrote:You're 50% correct and 50% wrong. I did sell my T43pSF, but not my T50.
Oh, right. Makes sense though. If I had a T50 I'd definitely hang onto it. Do you use it much?
by MrMaguire
Wed Jun 22, 2016 2:19 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: How long a max-ed out T601 FrankenPad will last until obsolete
Replies: 27
Views: 4344

Re: How long a max-ed out T601 FrankenPad will last until obsolete

It also depends on what browser you use. I use Pale Moon, and I find it to be considerably less CPU intensive than Firefox and Chrome.

I already have a pair of UXGA S-IPS monitors on my desktop, so no FrankenPad for me. At least not at the moment.
by MrMaguire
Wed Jun 22, 2016 1:37 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Don't throw away your T4x, The new mobo is coming![Lots PIC]
Replies: 157
Views: 344343

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

I may be wrong, but I think George sold his T50 and T43p.

I really hope we see a 2nd revision to the T50 'board, or perhaps even a Sandy Bridge T51. I know I'm dreaming though...
by MrMaguire
Wed Jun 22, 2016 1:31 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: How long a max-ed out T601 FrankenPad will last until obsolete
Replies: 27
Views: 4344

Re: How long a max-ed out T601 FrankenPad will last until obsolete

Performance wise, I've had no problem at all using my T60 and other 945 based Core 2 Duo laptops. I am using Windows XP though. I suppose it depends heavily on what you use them for, plus your level of tolerance. My tolerance is pretty high, since I still use Pentium Ms. The T60 almost feels like a ...
by MrMaguire
Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Don't throw away your T4x, The new mobo is coming![Lots PIC]
Replies: 157
Views: 344343

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

Where does the T50 project stand now, has it been discontinued?
by MrMaguire
Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: How long a max-ed out T601 FrankenPad will last until obsolete
Replies: 27
Views: 4344

Re: How long a max-ed out T601 FrankenPad will last until obsolete

evening_hunger wrote:What's T70?
I'm guessing a new motherboard from the guys at 51nb.com, just like the T50 and X62.
by MrMaguire
Tue Jun 21, 2016 7:10 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Infrared !
Replies: 9
Views: 3516

Re: Infrared !

mpcook wrote:only a few handheld game machines had something similar to it but was very cumbersome.
Game Boy Color! If I remember correctly, there was a way to use the Game Boy as a TV remote.

Never used Infrared to transfer files between computers, I have with cell phones though. Thank god for Bluetooth!
by MrMaguire
Thu Jun 16, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T42p with 2.10 GHz Pentium: Is the FSB/volt-mod feasable?
Replies: 10
Views: 3249

Re: t42p with 2,10 pentium.. is the fsb/volt mod feasable ?

ajkula66 wrote:These are very high temps for a T43p. Take it from someone who has seen hundreds - at least - of them.
What would you consider to be normal temps for a T43p?
by MrMaguire
Fri Jun 10, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Dead T61p type 6457-B64
Replies: 5
Views: 1769

Re: Dead T61p type 6457-B64

A T7200 won't fit in the T61 CPU socket. I'm guessing you used a T7250 or similar.
by MrMaguire
Thu Jun 09, 2016 4:57 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Any love for Latitudes?
Replies: 61
Views: 9031

Re: Any love for Latitudes?

Most Dells cool themselves pretty well, even the consumer ones which are typically louder for some reason. Of course Dells aren't immune to a high-powered GPU sharing the heatsink with a CPU, or even the various subpar CPU architectures that have been around. I know they made a Pentium 4 ThinkPad, i...
by MrMaguire
Wed Jun 08, 2016 11:07 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Any love for Latitudes?
Replies: 61
Views: 9031

Re: Any love for Latitudes?

I always thought the Latitude E6400 and E6410 were really nice machines. As if Dell wanted to make their own ThinkPad.
by MrMaguire
Mon May 30, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: W10: "Clone" a T420 boot drive for a T460p
Replies: 8
Views: 8057

Re: W10: "Clone" a T420 boot drive for a T460p

I'm really sorry that you've had such a _nightmare_ with this. :( I use Sysprep quite frequently, and it usually works without issue. You know, sometimes I think that things only go wrong because we really want them to go right. :lol: That being said, the fact that you have an upgraded Windows insta...
by MrMaguire
Mon May 30, 2016 6:26 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T42p shuts down under load
Replies: 19
Views: 3703

Re: T42p shuts down under load

I've noticed that dedicated GPUs in old laptops run hotter under Windows Vista / 7 than they do with XP. Perhaps your burn-in test was successful because the GPU didn't reach its thermal threshold. I agree with a few other people here in thinking that there is something not quite right with the way ...
by MrMaguire
Sat May 28, 2016 2:23 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T42 ThinkPad's with gray Fn-keys!?! *PIC*
Replies: 16
Views: 4815

Re: T42 ThinkPad's with gray Fn-keys!?! *PIC*

The person putting those listings up on eBay must be crazy... They're using that photo of the 15" T42 for several other non-T4x listings, and one listing for a T42 has a photo of a random person, which looks like it came from a social media site. They're also using a photo of a ThinkPad (T500, I thi...
by MrMaguire
Sat May 28, 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Thinkpad T42 2374 - Continuously turns Wifi on and off. period is about 10-15 seconds
Replies: 1
Views: 1638

Re: Thinkpad T42 2374 - Continuously turns Wifi on and off. period is about 10-15 seconds

You may want to reseat the wireless card and its antennas.

You could also try updating the driver.
by MrMaguire
Sat May 28, 2016 11:28 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T41 - spilled water, no visible damage to mobo, but random standby - Help, please!
Replies: 15
Views: 4091

Re: T41 - spilled water, no visible damage to mobo, but random standby - Help, please!

Check the lid switch. The one that tells the laptop to standby. It may still have moisture in it, shorting the contacts.

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