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by thinkpadgeek91
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Thinkpad AMD-Ryzen
Topic: New ThinkPad series : A series (A285 and A485)
Replies: 23
Views: 8567

Re: New ThinkPad series : A series (A285 and A485)

I'm pretty excited to get my hands on a A485. I have a Ryzen 7 1700X desktop at home and man is Ryzen doing great things! :banana:
by thinkpadgeek91
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Refurbished T510 with Windows 10 - Intel HD Graphics Problem
Replies: 3
Views: 2756

Re: Refurbished T510 with Windows 10 - Intel HD Graphics Problem

Thank you! I wish I would have found this forum before spending 4-5 hours researching, and trying different stuff. Before he bought it we looked at the specs, and it only said Intel HD Graphics....and on one list that is all that Overwatch said, I did find later where it had 4400 listed, and 520 an...
by thinkpadgeek91
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Refurbished T510 with Windows 10 - Intel HD Graphics Problem
Replies: 3
Views: 2756

Re: Refurbished T510 with Windows 10 - Intel HD Graphics Problem

Intel HD 520 graphics is 6th gen Skylake. That i5 520M is Intel HD graphics and is a first gen i5. Overwatch requires Intel 4400 which is 4th gen graphics. Sadly it is to old to play Overwatch. Overwatch requirements: Operating system: Windows Vista/7/ 8/10 64-bit (latest Service Pack) Processor: In...
by thinkpadgeek91
Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 no backlight
Replies: 3
Views: 3457

Re: X220 no backlight

I replaced the motherboard and all is good now. Glad to have it back up and running.
by thinkpadgeek91
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 no backlight
Replies: 3
Views: 3457

Re: X220 no backlight

Yes, works great with an external display.
by thinkpadgeek91
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 no backlight
Replies: 3
Views: 3457

X220 no backlight

Hey guys,
I sold this machine to a friend of my wife a few months ago. She went to use it and the screen was black. I replaced the screen assembly and all the cables and no luck. It's probably the backlight capacitor correct?

Thanks for any info.
by thinkpadgeek91
Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: What do you do with Linux?
Replies: 35
Views: 7290

Re: What do you do with Linux?

I run ubuntu and use it 90% of the time for home use. I still haven't switched over entirely to linux but I will say this, my X61 has ubuntu on it as the sole OS, and my primary laptop has more resources dedicated to a ubuntu VM than to Windows 10. I use Windows 7 more on my T500 than I run Windows ...
by thinkpadgeek91
Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: T450
Replies: 2
Views: 1196

Re: T450

Nice machine. I have been looking at maybe buying a newer Thinkpad T series.
by thinkpadgeek91
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X61 Won't boot into any OS
Replies: 10
Views: 4522

Re: X61 Won't boot into any OS

For Windows, boot with "Automatic Restart on System Failure" disabled. So when the BSOD hits, the system will freeze and allow you to take a picture, which can help in narrowing down the cause of the issue. It was a driver error. I googled it and it never came up with anything reasonable. The machi...
by thinkpadgeek91
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X61 Won't boot into any OS
Replies: 10
Views: 4522

Re: X61 Won't boot into any OS

Well, Tried 32bit ubuntu this evening and installed and booted normally. Something happened and it won't run 64bit OS' anymore.
by thinkpadgeek91
Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: THINK Family
Replies: 4
Views: 1402

Re: THINK Family

TPFanatic wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:57 pm
Hell yeah man, awesome group. Nice to see you rocking a T500!
It's a great machine. I even brought it with me to work today instead of the E570. It actually fits my laptop bag a lot better than the wide E570.
by thinkpadgeek91
Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X61 Won't boot into any OS
Replies: 10
Views: 4522

Re: X61 Won't boot into any OS

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:02 pm
I would really like to see you put T500 (DDR3) RAM into your X61 (DDR2)...
Haha nice catch. I meant known good RAM from my broken T61 into my X61. All these models you know. :roll:
by thinkpadgeek91
Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X61 Won't boot into any OS
Replies: 10
Views: 4522

Re: X61 Won't boot into any OS

Another option: in BIOS check/change SATA settings (AHCI or Compatibility). I tried that before work. I also reinstalled ubuntu and also put the Windows 7 drive back in it without it connected to the dock and still getting a kernel panic and BSOD. Here's what I have tried: Swapping drives and opera...
by thinkpadgeek91
Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X61 Won't boot into any OS
Replies: 10
Views: 4522

Re: X61 Won't boot into any OS

I did a RAM check. I think I might know what it is. It never did the driver_error BSOD till I booted it in the dock. Going to check it out tonight after work. I read that is a common thing.
by thinkpadgeek91
Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X61 Won't boot into any OS
Replies: 10
Views: 4522

X61 Won't boot into any OS

I recently bought a X61 and it has Windows 7 and Middleton BIOS. I started getting constant BSOD so I pulled the drive and installed a known working drive and booted up a ubuntu live USB and installed ubuntu. The install go fine but after the first restart I get a flashing hyphen then eventually a k...
by thinkpadgeek91
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: THINK Family
Replies: 4
Views: 1402

THINK Family

So my Lenovo/IBM THINK products kind of went from a broken T43 and A31 to an E570, X61S, R52, T500, and an awesome Thinkstation S30 with 12 core XEON and 32GB RAM I snagged on the local craigslist for $300! This all happened within a month of wanting a usable Thinkpad again. Well I have a nice famil...
by thinkpadgeek91
Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Have you joined the 3:2 club yet?
Replies: 72
Views: 15979

Re: Have you joined the 3:2 club yet?

I have a 12.9" iPad Pro that is 3:2. I like that screen a lot.
by thinkpadgeek91
Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Positive feedback for FAIR Traders
Replies: 3026
Views: 557732

Re: Positive feedback for FAIR Traders

I had an excellent experience with Edward Mendelson. He sold me a beautiful X61s and it works flawlessly and is in amazing shape. I really wanted this machine but had not been paid yet and Edward was gracious enough to hold onto it for me till I had the funds. Thanks again Edward.
by thinkpadgeek91
Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Poor Man's Retro Thinkpad
Replies: 16
Views: 4082

Re: Poor Man's Retro Thinkpad

I would buy one!
by thinkpadgeek91
Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: IBM Workpad
Replies: 2
Views: 1374

Re: IBM Workpad

Though it is not a 'true' IBM product, those were still pretyy neat. For 10$, what a deal. You got to get some pics of the T43p. Nice find! Turns out the seller listed wrong. Had no idea what he had. He googled the processor and it came up with T43p and that is what he posted a link too. Still not ...
by thinkpadgeek91
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: IBM Workpad
Replies: 2
Views: 1374

IBM Workpad

I came across this ad on Craigslist for $10 for a IBM WorkPad and Palm M105. I was interested in the IBM due to my Thinkpad collecting and I called the guy and met him at his house after I got off work. I found everything the way it is in the picture and it even has the original box. The Workpad and...
by thinkpadgeek91
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Edge
Topic: ThinkPad E570p
Replies: 6
Views: 8465

Re: ThinkPad E570p

Why is this guy not on the US market? I would buy it. Not for gaming for GPU intensive work loads.
by thinkpadgeek91
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: If you've ≥5 computers, do you use them all or feel guilty?
Replies: 292
Views: 113381

Re: If you've ≥5 computers, do you use them all or feel guilty?

I understand you are rebuilding your Thinkpad collection but how does a thinkpadgeek use Macbooks? LOL Good question. My computer journey started with Macs. I had a Mac before every owning a Thinkpad. But now a days Apple is just irritating me to death so I am selling my MacBook and buying a couple...
by thinkpadgeek91
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: If you've ≥5 computers, do you use them all or feel guilty?
Replies: 292
Views: 113381

Re: If you've ≥5 computers, do you use them all or feel guilty?

I actually enjoy the MacBook Air and it fits my on the go needs perfectly. It's also my MacOS support machine for my business. For $600 I saved a lot of money verses a MacBook Retina or Retina MacBook Pro with very very limited I/O. Well didn't mention that the new MacBook Pros are even worse buys....
by thinkpadgeek91
Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: If you've ≥5 computers, do you use them all or feel guilty?
Replies: 292
Views: 113381

Re: If you've ≥5 computers, do you use them all or feel guilty?

I have a 2015 MacBook Air I bought new this year and it's my last new Mac. I personally think a MacBook Air 2015 is a terrible buy. Maybe it is just me, but for that premium price, you are basically getting a netbook. The screen doesn't even compare to even the first IPS screens from A30p, the keyb...
by thinkpadgeek91
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: A31 is still usable.
Replies: 23
Views: 7597

Re: A31 is still usable.

Very impressive what a lightweight linux distro will do to older hardware! Yes, to some extent. Try browsing the modern websites (not this forum, which has always been lightweight), and you will quickly become less impressed. ;) This. There's simply no way of making a P4M CPU work well with today's...
by thinkpadgeek91
Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: If you've ≥5 computers, do you use them all or feel guilty?
Replies: 292
Views: 113381

Re: If you've ≥5 computers, do you use them all or feel guilty?

I just happened to notice that ppl in university all love Apple products - especially girls, which I don't appreciate how they quantify things as well. I have heard many ppl thinking that their 2012 or earlier MacBooks are too old, and they need the 2016 model with touchbar. Well, yeah sure you get...
by thinkpadgeek91
Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: A31 is still usable.
Replies: 23
Views: 7597

A31 is still usable.

I spent a few hours today getting my A31 working again. I have a Pentium 4M @ 1.9Ghz, 768MB RAM, and a 60GB 7200RPM hard drive in it. I installed Lubuntu and I am really surprised at how well this beast is working even though the specs are very very low. I'm posting this on it now. Very impressive w...
by thinkpadgeek91
Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: If you've ≥5 computers, do you use them all or feel guilty?
Replies: 292
Views: 113381

Re: If you've ≥5 computers, do you use them all or feel guilty?

Ryzen 5 1600X custom built desktop. (Home Computer) 2015 MacBook Air (Travel computer) Dell Inspiron 11 2-in-1 (Cheap Windows support computer) 2012 MacBook Pro (Wife's) iPad Pro 12.9" (Used for teaching, lightweight study, and meetings) iPad Mini 2 (On it's last legs, bedside e-reader,web browser) ...
by thinkpadgeek91
Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: What computer have you had for the longest? When did you get it?
Replies: 52
Views: 8327

Re: What computer have you had for the longest? When did you get it?

PowerMac G4 Quicksilver 867Mhz. I worked on an engineers ranch for it in 2008. I didn't have a computer to call my own till that machine. It's what started all this computer geek stuff. I have advanced a lot in 9 years. I still have it and it's hooked up and ready to be used at my desk. It doesn't g...

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