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by TuuS
Tue May 22, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Positive feedback for FAIR Traders
Replies: 2978
Views: 502161

Re: Positive feedback for FAIR Traders

Thank you cb474, I t was a challenge finding you a screen in this condition, and ultimately parted out an unissued 14" t61p to get your screen. It's a pleasure to see someone who really cares about quality as I had offered several cheaper options on used screens, but true thinkpad lovers want the be...
by TuuS
Fri May 18, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 Wiki has a new home
Replies: 1
Views: 267

Re: T61 Wiki has a new home

Please note that this is the page formerly at:

T61.wikispaces.com

Which has become the definitive source for T61 models. Due to the closing of Wikispaces website, they could no longer provide us with hosting, so thinkpads.com was the obvious choice for a new home.

TuuS
by TuuS
Sun May 13, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: ThinkPad T410 WIN 7 PRO 64 BIT Recovery Disks Needed.
Replies: 1
Views: 144

Re: ThinkPad T410 WIN 7 PRO 64 BIT Recovery Disks Needed.

I have the discs and would gladly make you an iso set, send me a PM and whatever compensation you feel is fair is ok with me.
by TuuS
Fri May 11, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: T70 pushing 100 degrees under full load
Replies: 10
Views: 660

Re: T70 pushing 100 degrees under full load

I don't own a T70 board, but if you want a T61p fan I have a couple new NOS fans for $30. I prefer these to the T500 as they have a bigger heatsink and are designed to cool the more powerful nVidia graphics. Again a disclaimer because I don't own one, but in general I don't like that the I-series ha...
by TuuS
Thu May 10, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Ultimate T70 and ultimate T601: face to face
Replies: 16
Views: 1333

Re: Ultimate T70 and ultimate T601: face to face

Forget the frankies, I want to hear more about little guy :)
by TuuS
Tue May 01, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: X9000 in the T61p
Replies: 26
Views: 1464

Re: X9000 in the T61p

Storm Chaser, it would appear you got either an extremely well made knockoff (unlikely), or a used one pulled from a laptop that was damaged or could not be sold for other reasons (likely), but sounds like you have tested it sufficiently and it performs as expected. I'm not convinced every chinese s...
by TuuS
Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: X9000 in the T61p
Replies: 26
Views: 1464

Re: X9000 in the T61p

Has anyone any info how to spot counterfeit Core 2 Duo Penryns ? ( Chinese are very good counterfeiters ) I bought a new T9300 this week from China seller 10usd$. ( Half a year ago I bought a new chinese AMD 64 754 socket 3200+ Venice processor which played ok.) I don't know what to trust processor...
by TuuS
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: X9000 in the T61p
Replies: 26
Views: 1464

Re: X9000 in the T61p

I think if you read carefully you'll find it the fake chips coming from China goes back a lot further than you think. The United States military was duped into buying millions of dollars of the ships that went into fighter planes and Communications equipment. They were purchased from legit defense c...
by TuuS
Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: T61 T9300 w/ NVS 140M (NOS post defect) - Latest W10 Fall Update breaks video card
Replies: 2
Views: 496

Re: T61 T9300 w/ NVS 140M (NOS post defect) - Latest W10 Fall Update breaks video card

Since nVidia has never abandoned their driver development on legacy chips like others do, I suspect this will be fixed. I would check nvidia's forum to see if it's been solved yet.

I prefer to wait a year before any major windows updates to avoid things like this.
by TuuS
Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: NVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M motherboard troubles
Replies: 31
Views: 1200

Re: NVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M motherboard troubles

I'd get some Arctic Silver 5, it works well on these systems

NOS is a standard term for a new part that is no longer available to order, so unless you are fortunate to find one NOS "New old-stock", you have to settle for a refurbished part.
by TuuS
Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: X9000 in the T61p
Replies: 26
Views: 1464

Re: X9000 in the T61p

Be careful buying an x9000, most are fake knock-offs from china, and if you do find an original it may have burned out transisters from overclocking. When I source them I buy original workstations from corps and remove the cpu since it's the only safe way to get one. I too have never had a problem a...
by TuuS
Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: How long does flashing Middleton's BIOS supposed to take?
Replies: 9
Views: 725

Re: How long does flashing Middleton's BIOS supposed to take?

if using CD, double check the burn as a bad disc burn can destroy the motherboard. I keep a hdd with 32bit windows handy to test and flash bios and have done over 500
by TuuS
Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: NVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M motherboard troubles
Replies: 31
Views: 1200

Re: NVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M motherboard troubles

left fan is good, right fan will destroy an nVidia motherboard. Also must clean chips and use a good quality thermal paste or it will fail. That board has the older generation of gpu chip and likely has microfractures within the chip. If you want a brand new NOS board with the new gpu chip they are ...
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: 1305

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: 3197

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: 764

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: 13609

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: 24563

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: 706

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: 778

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: 331

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: 1994

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: 2100

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: 1402

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: 1058

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: 13609

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: 24563

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: 5036

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: 5036

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...

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