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by Fixed_Rider
Sun Mar 02, 2014 7:44 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: [FS] Genuine Lenovo ultrabay slim hdd adapter 26r9246
Replies: 53
Views: 13135

Re: [FS] Genuine Lenovo ultrabay slim hdd adapter FRU 26r9246

Got mine today! Looks beautiful and works like a charm.

Thanks TuuS.

YOU ROCK! :banana:
by Fixed_Rider
Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:38 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: (2) X61's for sale with extras!
Replies: 3
Views: 546

Re: FS: (2) X61's for sale with extras!

Yup, right back at ya!
by Fixed_Rider
Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:23 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: (2) X61's for sale with extras!
Replies: 3
Views: 546

FS: (2) X61's for sale with extras!

Fellow ThinkPadders, I am selling off some of my X Series ThinkPads and gear. All items priced below are without shipping costs. 1) X61s in awesome shape 7668-CTO a very legible XP Pro COA It has some shine on the lid corners and a bit on the space bar but that is it. It comes with the slim 4Cell ba...
by Fixed_Rider
Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:57 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T43 apply the sata mod or stay with ultrabay SSD pata>CF
Replies: 2
Views: 1069

Re: T43 apply the sata mod or stay with ultrabay SSD pata>CF

SATA Mod all the way. Best money I ever spent on my daughters T43p. It literally brought new life that that machine.
by Fixed_Rider
Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: is your phone better than your thinkpad?
Replies: 30
Views: 2768

Re: is your phone better than your thinkpad?

Galaxy Note 2, purchased for just this reason. It feels at least as fast as my x61s (ssd & 4gb ram) with Win8 & Ubuntu 12.04 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nh2NSLgaII I dream of one day soon, when my phone is my evrerything. Wake up check the weather listen to music while getting ready for work, do...
by Fixed_Rider
Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:09 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Portable External Monitor Opinions
Replies: 0
Views: 500

Portable External Monitor Opinions

Fellow ThinkPadders, I occasionally need and extra monitor when traveling for work. I was wondering if any of you had any experience with my two choices below. One is from Lenovo the other is GeCHic but it has it's own battery. Thoughts???? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682414...
by Fixed_Rider
Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:44 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Getting a T43, a few questions
Replies: 7
Views: 1020

Re: Getting a T43, a few questions

I can vouch for the SATA Mod!!! It is AWESOME. My daughters T43p with the mod from RBS is a totally new machine now. Fast fast fast!
by Fixed_Rider
Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:54 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 and the Advanced Dock
Replies: 41
Views: 2892

Re: T61 and the Advanced Dock

DaKKS, I ran into the same issue with the Gigabyte Radeon card I posted a few posts ago. Fortunately I was able to unscrew the metal bracket that the card gets screwed to by the outputs and I removed the plastic bit opposite of that metal bracket and the card slid right in. Works great! Also, it cam...
by Fixed_Rider
Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:30 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 and the Advanced Dock
Replies: 41
Views: 2892

Re: T61 and the Advanced Dock

Nice, I'll look for in a bit. I appreciate the tip.
by Fixed_Rider
Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 and the Advanced Dock
Replies: 41
Views: 2892

Re: T61 and the Advanced Dock

Never mind, I elected to return the card and find one that has a small fan and not the huge heat sink.

Thanks
by Fixed_Rider
Sat Mar 16, 2013 3:09 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 and the Advanced Dock
Replies: 41
Views: 2892

Re: T61 and the Advanced Dock

DaKKS,

Shall I use a Dremel tool or a hack saw?

Thanks
by Fixed_Rider
Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:48 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 and the Advanced Dock
Replies: 41
Views: 2892

Re: T61 and the Advanced Dock

DaKKS,

Sorry to hear that! :cry:
I will take extra precaution against ESD when I try this on my card tomorrow, and I'll post back the results. :|
by Fixed_Rider
Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:06 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 and the Advanced Dock
Replies: 41
Views: 2892

Re: T61 and the Advanced Dock

The first hit using the Interwebs via The Google!

http://forum.notebookreview.com/lenovo/ ... 450-a.html
by Fixed_Rider
Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:44 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 and the Advanced Dock
Replies: 41
Views: 2892

Re: T61 and the Advanced Dock

taichi, Yes I was going to use that exact card but after looking around on line I saw the Radeon 5450 works also. So my rational ws get the best card for the money. The issue is it appears EVERYONE has made their own version of said card and each of them use a different heatsink or fan combo. I boug...
by Fixed_Rider
Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:41 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 and the Advanced Dock
Replies: 41
Views: 2892

Re: T61 and the Advanced Dock

OK, I'm am in a holding pattern!

Thank you for the warning.


P.S. did you remove the heatsink before you did the cutting? My thought was if it is attached to the card the vibrations from the cutting may damage something.
by Fixed_Rider
Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:30 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 and the Advanced Dock
Replies: 41
Views: 2892

Re: T61 and the Advanced Dock

DaKKS, That was my thought also. Was going to pick up a dremel tool and either cut off the heat sink at the bend or I may try to grind off the fins from the bottom where it contacts the heatshield on the dock cover. I need to do the mod tomorrow before my sons b-day on Sunday. I'll report back and l...
by Fixed_Rider
Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:04 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 and the Advanced Dock
Replies: 41
Views: 2892

Re: T61 and the Advanced Dock

Hi All, The dock and card arrived today! the Radeon 5450 has a heat sink that wrap from what I'll call the top of the card to the bottom. the bottom part of the heat sink actually is prohibiting the re-instillation of the access cover for the PCI slot. I am going to investigate if I can swap out the...
by Fixed_Rider
Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:11 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 and the Advanced Dock
Replies: 41
Views: 2892

Re: T61 and the Advanced Dock

TuuS, This sucks. I'd rather give you my money but I ordered the dock from eBay for $70 before I saw your post. :cry: Also, I did order this card after reading that a few people had good success with it in the advanced dock. I'll get back to you on how it performs. It should be here this week for my...
by Fixed_Rider
Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Minecraft on a T43p ???
Replies: 7
Views: 1514

Re: Minecraft on a T43p ???

CH, yes I do have the latest driver.....but it is for Win7 and I am running Win8/Ubuntu 12.04.

I'll give it a try on the Ubuntu side apparently the drivers are better for the x3100 per a post I saw on the interwebs. :P

I'll keep you folks posted.

Thanks for all of the feedback
by Fixed_Rider
Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:08 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Minecraft on a T43p ???
Replies: 7
Views: 1514

Re: Minecraft on a T43p ???

1600x1200. It stutters a bit, but it's not too bad.
The x61s won't even play. I keep getting an error about how it cant find opengl mode for the video card.
by Fixed_Rider
Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:19 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Minecraft on a T43p ???
Replies: 7
Views: 1514

Re: Minecraft on a T43p ???

Never mind. It runs real nice on the T43p. It doesn't however run at all on my x61s. Apparently the older older machine has better graphics than the dual core x61s.
Thanks
by Fixed_Rider
Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:39 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Minecraft on a T43p ???
Replies: 7
Views: 1514

Minecraft on a T43p ???

Hello, Do any of you folks know if Minecraft will successfully run on a T43p? I currently have Win8 installed on my daughters machine but I understand that Win7 with the correct drivers may be the way to go. I just want to confirm this before I rip out Win8 and load Win7. Thanks for any and all help.
by Fixed_Rider
Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:18 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Brag about the "good deals" that you've bought!
Replies: 328
Views: 83342

Re: Brag about the "good deals" that you've bought!

Friend of mine wanted a school laptop, so I told him I'd try to get him the best possible bargain on a 14" T60: http://www.ebay.com/itm/251232478172?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649 All he needs is something that will work all the time, has Wi-Fi and will run Windows. So he'll be ...
by Fixed_Rider
Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Upgrade Display on T420
Replies: 4
Views: 1908

Re: Upgrade Display on T420

Sorry, yes. I assumed it was the same resolution as my old T400. Yes he would like to upgrade to the 1600x900 display.

Thanks
by Fixed_Rider
Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:16 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Upgrade Display on T420
Replies: 4
Views: 1908

Upgrade Display on T420

Hello, I recently was issued a W520 for work and my best friend whom just acquired a T420 is extremely interested in getting a higher resolution display after getting a look at the 1920x1080 display on my work W520. Is it possible to just switch the lid so to speak for a 1440x900 on the T420???? Edi...
by Fixed_Rider
Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:37 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: T43 vs T61
Replies: 15
Views: 2439

Re: T43 vs T61

I have a SATA moded T43p for my daughter with an SSD and it is a very capable machine, but I would give the nod to the T61 as it is a dual core cpu and no 2gb ram limitation will make relevant for a few more years. Edit: this assumes running a form of Windows as the OS, with Linux you may stretch it...
by Fixed_Rider
Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:34 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Thinkpad you've never had?
Replies: 46
Views: 3642

Re: Thinkpad you've never had?

Puppy wrote:X60/X61 with SXGA+ AFFS display mod
+1...... and maybe shoehorn an different mobo with a bit more horsepower.
by Fixed_Rider
Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:27 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Windows 8 Battery problem?
Replies: 11
Views: 2185

Re: Windows 8 Battery problem?

For what it's worth.......

I am running Win8 and Ubuntu 12.04 on my x61s. With the slim battery that is 75% worn I am getting about an hour to an hour and 15m out it with Win8 and about 30m more with Ubuntu. Considering the state of the battery I do not think it is much of an issue.

Good luck
by Fixed_Rider
Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:58 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 and the Advanced Dock
Replies: 41
Views: 2892

Re: T61 and the Advanced Dock

It's been a while since I tried it but as I recall if we are using the laptop open and have the monitor acting as a 2nd display (extended desktop) the game window only displays black. When we move it back over to the laptop display all is well. I also, found this lengthy gem of a thread. I'll start ...

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