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by TuuS
Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: looking for new mother board for my T61
Replies: 7
Views: 854

Re: looking for new mother board for my T61

I'd be glad to help you, shoot me a PM and we can discuss options.
by TuuS
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: t61 , r61 and a Core Duo t8300 ..which is reported as T7250 on a t61 ..and not working on a r61 w/middleton bios..
Replies: 7
Views: 2798

Re: t61 , r61 and a Core Duo t8300 ..which is reported as T7250 on a t61 ..and not working on a r61 w/middleton bios..

it's possible the cpu is a chinese knockoff. Try installing a known good cpu.

the fake chips from china look perfect, even fooled the us military who bought $millions of them and didn't notice until they started failing.
by TuuS
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: Frankenpad-Spares T9500 CPU / X9000 / T61 14,1" 44C3933Board (Frankenpad ?)
Replies: 4
Views: 624

Re: FS: Frankenpad-Spares T9500 CPU / X9000 44C3933Board

that board is for a 14" widescreen T61 and won't fit a frankenpad.

On the 26th week of 2008 when this chip was made some of the factories were producing the new chips but they didn't carry a revision number so no way to be sure.

Good luck with your sale
by TuuS
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: T61 *rare* NOS m/b 44c3924 (42w7873, 42w7649, 43y9045) FrankenPad *ext. warranty*
Replies: 40
Views: 13386

Re: T61 *rare* NOS m/b 44c3924 (42w7873, 42w7649, 43y9045) FrankenPad *ext. warranty*

Yes, middleyon bios displays a 2011 date. Although one newer bios was released in 2012 by lenovo, middleton did not modify it because it only effected dial-up modem, which most of us haven't used since the 1990s.
by TuuS
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: T60/p to T61 Frankenpad kit (Free NOS nVidia upgrade)
Replies: 90
Views: 24279

Re: T60/p to T61 Frankenpad kit (Free NOS nVidia upgrade)

Returned from 30 day adventure living in an RV and touring the western states.

and manual bump
by TuuS
Mon Dec 25, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB T61 with 4:3 screen
Replies: 6
Views: 639

Re: WTB T61 with 4:3 screen

I have several, anything special you're looking for?
by TuuS
Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Anyone need any vintage TP batteries rebuilt?
Replies: 5
Views: 720

Re: Anyone need any vintage TP batteries rebuilt?

If interested I can offer you a box full of t60, t61, t500, r60, r61, r500 and maybe a few t400/t61 and maybe a few other batteries that need to be refurbished for $1 each and $20 shipping. You could fix and sell them, and I'm sure there are many good cells in the mix
by TuuS
Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: T60p or T601 ThinkPad!
Replies: 1
Views: 305

Re: WTB: T60p or T601 ThinkPad!

I think the simple solution is to convert yours to a T601. I sell all the needed parts to do the conversion and can offer email support in planning and getting the job done, even have a friend who would build it for you if that is what you prefer. Alternately I can help you upgrade your cooling syst...
by TuuS
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: 14.1" T61 in T60 chassis Frankenpad
Replies: 6
Views: 1916

Re: 14.1" T61 in T60 chassis Frankenpad

Keep in mind that all factory 4:3 t61 boards are subject to nVidia failure. If you like I can offer ways to prolong the life of these defective boards, but more important, can offer new NOS boards built long after this problem was fixed. If interested, send me a PM or check the marketplace. Unfortun...
by TuuS
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T500 Supervisor Locked BIOS, any fix or Get a new MOBO?
Replies: 13
Views: 1965

Re: T500 Supervisor Locked BIOS, any fix or Get a new MOBO?

If interested, I have an IBM refurbished W500 board, same as the T500 but with better graphics. It will cost more than these questionable ebay salvaged boards, but is the best board available for this series and I believe only one is left.
by TuuS
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Mobo 44C3924 CPU compatibility
Replies: 5
Views: 1360

Re: Mobo 44C3924 CPU compatibility

Hello Colonel Mike, These boards are an updated version of the 42w7873 penryn board and are also fully penryn compatible. Also the merom boards like the 42w7649 will boot with a penryn board if you hit escape key when the thermal sensing error displays UNLESS you have a very old bios from early 2007...
by TuuS
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB a FrankenPad (X61 or T61) T420 w/ FullHD, etc. Open to offers!
Replies: 4
Views: 1012

Re: WTB a FrankenPad (X61 or T61) T420 w/ FullHD, etc. Open to offers!

Would this interest you? 15.4 " FHD+ 1920x1200 T61p/T61 Frankenpad Started with a lightly used (9+ of 10) corporate T61p with all the high end options, WUXGA, wifi N, 7200rpm 100gb hdd, express card, 4gb ram, etc. Motherboard swapped with the cooler running, more efficient and reliable Intel graphic...
by TuuS
Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: T61 *rare* NOS m/b 44c3924 (42w7873, 42w7649, 43y9045) FrankenPad *ext. warranty*
Replies: 40
Views: 13386

Re: T61 *rare* NOS m/b 44c3924 (42w7873, 42w7649, 43y9045) FrankenPad *ext. warranty*

I will be away on vacation soon, but I plan to leave a few of these boards with a friend who can ship them for me if any member wants one.
by TuuS
Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: T60/p to T61 Frankenpad kit (Free NOS nVidia upgrade)
Replies: 90
Views: 24279

Re: T60/p to T61 Frankenpad kit (Free NOS nVidia upgrade)

I will be on vacation soon so won't be able to put together any of these kits from sept 20 to october 20 (approx). I will have the motherboards available while I am away and there is still time to get one of these kits shipped before I leave if it's ordered soon.
by TuuS
Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Microsoft Windows Seven, XP and Vista $10 to $39 delivered
Replies: 24
Views: 4965

Re: Microsoft Windows Seven, XP and Vista $10 to $39 delivered

You are mistaken, microsoft doesn't sell discs, they sell licenses, the discs are freely distributed and when you own a license, you have the right to use it. I again point out that this has already been hashed out and you can read the full discussion in this topic, which is why I revived it instead...
by TuuS
Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Microsoft Windows Seven, XP and Vista $10 to $39 delivered
Replies: 24
Views: 4965

Re: Microsoft Windows Seven, XP and Vista $10 to $39 delivered

What should legality matter. What is microsoft care over one sold copy of vista or 7 regardless. Don't have better things to do, like stopping piracy, making deals with the NSA? Sent from my SM-G550T using Tapatalk We've had this discussion before, these are legally purchased software, the EU has s...
by TuuS
Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Microsoft Windows Seven, XP and Vista $10 to $39 delivered
Replies: 24
Views: 4965

Re: Microsoft Windows Seven, XP and Vista $10 to $39 delivered

Updated June 2017 (added Windows Seven pro) and updated shipping options
by TuuS
Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: How to build an advanced FrankenPad
Replies: 15
Views: 2427

Re: How to build an advanced FrankenPad

When it comes to choice of motherboards I believe the best option with perfomance, reliability and price is the new NOS IBM motherboards with nVidia nvs140m graphics. These are brand new in sealed IBM boxes and have an updated version of the GPU chip that isn't likely to fail like all the production...
by TuuS
Sun May 28, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: T60/p to T61 Frankenpad kit (Free NOS nVidia upgrade)
Replies: 90
Views: 24279

Re: T60/p to T61 Frankenpad kit (Free NOS nVidia upgrade)

Some info that could be of concern to Frankenpad builders: It's come to my attention that one of the modified bios that is mostly used for 1066mhz or quad-core mods which can also be used to undervolt the graphics system and on at least two cases this action has caused motherboard failure. A low vol...
by TuuS
Sun May 28, 2017 5:03 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: T61 *rare* NOS m/b 44c3924 (42w7873, 42w7649, 43y9045) FrankenPad *ext. warranty*
Replies: 40
Views: 13386

Re: T61 *rare* NOS m/b 44c3924 (42w7873, 42w7649, 43y9045) FrankenPad *ext. warranty*

Dear TuuS, also a get back well soon from my side! Just for information, I have received one of the 44C3926 T61p boards for 14in 4:3 w/ nVidia FX570m in Jan. 2015 and it is still running nicely every day for 8+ hours, also doing CAD works. Besides I have done the quad core mod on this board and it'...
by TuuS
Mon May 22, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: T61p 14" 4:3
Replies: 10
Views: 981

Re: WTB: T61p 14" 4:3

I have a couple 14" T61p models, all heavily stress tested. One appears to be lightly used or even unissued, a very unique corporate issue that has no factory installed wifi, but is wifi ready so only needs the card which I could supply or install free, or from a small fee if you want the one with N...
by TuuS
Fri May 05, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60p TPFanControl for dummies?
Replies: 11
Views: 4296

Re: T60p TPFanControl for dummies?

short and sweet... Click "manual" when doing heavy usage and your fan will run at selected speed "default is 7(highest)", the click automatic when computer is idle. TuuS: Thank you for this simple tip on working with TPFC. I have followed your advice to set TPFC to Manual mode and 7 when doing heav...
by TuuS
Fri May 05, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: ThinkPad R60 15.0" FrankenPad - (Pic links)
Replies: 24
Views: 21509

Re: ThinkPad R60 15.0" FrankenPad - (Pic links)

Have you ever tried fitting a T61 nVidia board into an R60/61 15"? I don't have an R6x to experiment with, but they look similar to your photo and with the recent price drop on the new NOS boards it would make a very cost effective Frankenpad since the 15" R60 units have sold dirt cheap at auction....
by TuuS
Fri May 05, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Purchasing X9000 any Cautions?
Replies: 14
Views: 3182

Re: Purchasing X9000 any Cautions?

When I build a T61 or t61p I have never seen one go that high no matter how much I stress it, so I suspect something is wrong. One common problem is people taking apart and replacing parts without cleaning and replacing the thermal paste, but other problems could be the cause. Generally a healthy T...
by TuuS
Fri May 05, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Can a T60 with ATI graphics us a 65 watt charger?
Replies: 10
Views: 2947

Re: Can a T60 with ATI graphics us a 65 watt charger?

Sorry for late reply. What I was getting at was that if the 65w adapter didn't supply enough power to run the laptop on heavy load it would use battery power creating a state when the battery is discharging while on AC. The same is true during an AC brownout, as the battery is there as a safety meas...
by TuuS
Fri May 05, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Fitting of T500 heatsink with full cover bracket into T61/R61
Replies: 10
Views: 4198

Re: Fitting of T500 heatsink with full cover bracket into T61/R61

Thanks for replying RBS, and if you don't do the small modification on the heatsink retainer, not only will the keyboard be slightly lifted and potentially impact the keys on the screen, but also can apply too much pressure on the heatsink causing your motherboard to flex, and over time this can dam...
by TuuS
Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Seller of refurbished or new batteries for a T61?
Replies: 3
Views: 638

Re: Seller of refurbished or new batteries for a T61?

If buying batteries on ebay, be very careful of fake (knock-offs). I've seen many fakes claiming to be genuine, and if they will fake the manufacturer logo, they will also fake the certifications. One I purchased showed a picture of a genuine lenovo battery, listed manufacturer as Lenovo, but sent m...
by TuuS
Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Seller of refurbished or new batteries for a T61?
Replies: 3
Views: 638

Re: Seller of refurbished or new batteries for a T61?

I think I have a few good used batteries ranging from $25 to $50 if you are interested. If you are buying aftermarket or "rebuilt" batteries there is considerable risk, so a good used battery is often the best option and even the cheaper ones will read as good "green". If interested send me a PM and...
by TuuS
Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB - Windows 7 32bit recovery set for T400 / T410 / T420
Replies: 3
Views: 691

Re: WTB - Windows 7 32bit recovery set for T400 / T410 / T420

I have the set, both 32 and 64bit if you'd like a more reliable source than an anonymous download

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