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by Saucey
Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: Highest performance GPU compatible in a W701?
Replies: 5
Views: 1272

Re: Highest performance GPU compatible in a W701?

Having the W700ds, the FX 3700M was decent for me at the time (2012 to 2016), but when I came across a T440, it's stock i5 and iGPU rendered video w/ Vegas Pro about 4 times faster on battery life than what mine can do. I would pass on upgrading the dGPU due to the price that specific FRU demands in...
by Saucey
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Newly acquired G41 - looking for parts
Replies: 3
Views: 1394

Re: Newly acquired G41 - looking for parts

iirc, I had two G41's one with nVidia, one without. The nVidia one had some sort of interface for the GPU, maybe PCMCIA? But on the non nVidia one, it doesn't have the interface, but it does have the solder points for it. Unless you can add that interface and solder it in, i'm not sure if it require...
by Saucey
Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: The last REAL ThinkPad before Lenovo
Replies: 18
Views: 4844

Re: The last REAL ThinkPad before Lenovo

I knew about the R31 but I did not know about the X41 was done by Winstron. Technically even the original ThinkPads were not 100% by IBM. You have the Zenith 300, but the 700, 700C and 700T/2521 were co-developed by Ricoh. Then we got Tadpole who licensed the TrackPoint on their laptops, and eventua...
by Saucey
Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Legacy ThinkPad Equivalent to giant excel spreadsheet
Replies: 7
Views: 1809

Re: Legacy ThinkPad Equivalent to giant excel spreadsheet

Glad it was use for you all.
I didn't know Excel can open up from HTMl files, I did a simple copy and paste, but sometimes it won't work on some of these sites so I would have to modify it w/ word and then excelt or google sheets.
by Saucey
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: When (if ever) does Lenovo bring out 16:10 laptops again?
Replies: 9
Views: 2418

Re: When (if ever) does Lenovo bring out 16:10 laptops again?

X1 Tablet is 3:2, but the removable keyboard/base might not be my cup of tea.
It also has a kickstand in the rear, so it might be a pain to open/close.
by Saucey
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Legacy ThinkPad Equivalent to giant excel spreadsheet
Replies: 7
Views: 1809

Re: Legacy ThinkPad Equivalent to giant excel spreadsheet

This spreadsheet doesn't have MTM's, but it does has some specs on old thinkpads.
It's not complete, but it is more than I have done.

I wish I knew of a program that can strip data and put it on a spreadsheet.
by Saucey
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: PSA: Resources for classic ThinkPads & modern ThinkPads (2020 list)
Replies: 9
Views: 4710

Re: PSA: Resources for classic ThinkPads & modern ThinkPads (2020 list)

ThinkWiki is basically dead, there's one or two people updating pages and all the site admins have basically abandoned the site. Consider the German ThinkPad Wiki , it has much more thinkpads listed and is quite a nice resource. I did not know about the FRU lookup and it would cut down on my homewor...
by Saucey
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Corona-COVID-19 virus statistics and HOW is it affecting you.. what are you doing..?
Replies: 152
Views: 37311

Re: Corona-COVID-19 virus statistics and HOW is it affecting you.. what are you doing..?

Reporting in from San Diego, we have people who are concerned staying at home and people who still want to get out to the beach to risk it all. With being a registered process server, I was deemed "essential" from my employer while had left off most of my coworkers out in the field, 7 people out the...
by Saucey
Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: How to make trackpont work under linux
Replies: 7
Views: 3696

Re: How to make trackpont work under linux

It has been awhile since I've used Linux, but I believe this is the script I've used in the past.
by Saucey
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo at CES 2020 returns to, wait for it........................ 4:3 !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 3557

Re: Lenovo at CES 2020 returns to, wait for it........................ 4:3 !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Looks good, but idk how not using a touchscreen windows keyboard would be like...

I don't think I've ever used my PixelBook as a keyboard when I am in tablet mode, I guess I could start there and consider the X1 Fold from there.
by Saucey
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Vintage Thinkpad parts virtual 3D repository
Replies: 19
Views: 10096

Re: Vintage Thinkpad parts virtual 3D repository

Sounds like someone is going to have to sacrifice their ThinkPad and spray paint it white for the scanning.
However the process would not be complete until they place an Apple sticker on the lid for true heresy.
by Saucey
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Installed video driver for a31p on XP no luck
Replies: 10
Views: 4045

Re: Installed video driver for a31p on XP no luck

For youtube, my A31p was not able to play anything, via XP or Linux. It choppy even with di.fm music streaming that I had to use a software music player. It still skipped some songs but it played 95% of them. I don't think my T43p can play youtube in 480p without issues. As far the DVD issues, perha...
by Saucey
Tue Dec 17, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: Is this worth it for an X1 Carbon Gen 1?
Replies: 3
Views: 3363

Re: Is this worth it for an X1 Carbon Gen 1?

Yes. The X1C went with soldered ram, but the 13" X1 (non carbon), had one RAM slot & soldered memory.

I feel ya on the ThinkPad Twist, worked good in Windows 7 and Linux, but not so much with Windows 10.
by Saucey
Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: Is this worth it for an X1 Carbon Gen 1?
Replies: 3
Views: 3363

Re: Is this worth it for an X1 Carbon Gen 1?

I'd say it is a good price. I have been tracking prices of ThinkPads on eBay and that price looks to be about the starting price for a used unit. They seem to be depreciating about $50 to $100 each year depending on spec/condition, I don't know if they'll drop below $100 other than units that need w...
by Saucey
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: What OS to install on A31p?
Replies: 6
Views: 3653

Re: What OS to install on A31p?

Windows XP seems to have no issues with the ultrabay numberpad if you happen to have it.
Linux Mint gave me some graphical issues on some boot ups, but it worked ok for online usage.
by Saucey
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: The book - All About ThinkPad 1991 - 1998 (oh and other vintage thinkpads rant)
Replies: 2
Views: 5789

Re: The book - All About ThinkPad 1991 - 1998 (oh and other vintage thinkpads rant)

Thanks RBS, Google translate has been super helpful. I have the app on my phone and it can use the camera to scan text, so I've used it on images.
by Saucey
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: Is this w700 worth buying?
Replies: 13
Views: 5360

Re: Is this w700 worth buying?

I think the W700 had an ultrabay battery option, but I have doubts on finding a healthy battery that would hold a 90% charge after 2 months. My W700ds had a 3rd party battery that would randomly die while in use in Windows 7. I would think the W700 had its own screen latch part, but you may be able ...
by Saucey
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: The book - All About ThinkPad 1991 - 1998 (oh and other vintage thinkpads rant)
Replies: 2
Views: 5789

The book - All About ThinkPad 1991 - 1998 (oh and other vintage thinkpads rant)

This post pertains to ThinkPad history. So I've been writing on my website and trying to dig to the bottom of the ThinkPad's history. Arrogantly I did my research without reading the ThinkPad book , so I've been going off magazine and website posts. But I have come across another book that is out of...
by Saucey
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: ibm thinkpad i series 1161 dvd rom
Replies: 1
Views: 3236

Re: ibm thinkpad i series 1161 dvd rom

It sounds to me that the motor that moves the laser across the DVD is broken or jammed. Finding a replacement drive shouldn't be more than $30.00 shipped, tear it open and diagnose! :twisted:
by Saucey
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Okay to post / debate politics here?
Replies: 5
Views: 8726

Re: Okay to post / debate politics here?

I feel that it would be a bad thing if we talk about politics here on the ThinkPad forums. First off this website isn't for politics, its for ThinkPad repairs, mods & news. Politics wise, the only topics I could see us speaking about related to IBM, Lenovo, ThinkPads or computers in general is if/wh...
by Saucey
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Where to source dead/nonfunctional 15" T60s?
Replies: 10
Views: 4401

Re: Where to source dead/nonfunctional 15" T60s?

On eBay it seems the better deals are ones where the seller doesn't know much about them. While I was working at an electronic recycler, it's just easier palletizing them to a bulk buyer, than to list them & deal with fees or returns. For the profit margins, time is better spent on listing pricier i...
by Saucey
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: How can I get this to look better and one black color
Replies: 5
Views: 5449

Re: How can I get this to look better and one black color

I would put on carbon fiber vinyl wrap on my T60p and T430s, it looks pretty nice and I like the feel of the texture. I would link my imgur but it seems that the site is down when viewing my photos. The wrap would fit nicely on the lid, no need for using a blow dryer unless you're in a very cold cli...
by Saucey
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Have I been scammed? T440p
Replies: 10
Views: 3702

Re: Have I been scammed? T440p

I've found that the PSREF has been wrong a few times. If the outfit is a recycler, most of the time they'll just get a bunch of random devices in a bin. Probably they might of just bundled the T440p with the 90W charger, and used the 135W T540p... :roll: For all we know, it could be a CTO model that...
by Saucey
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Holy Crap! I Got A Feather.....
Replies: 7
Views: 10588

Re: Holy Crap! I Got A Feather.....

Congrats on your feather! I had a sense of pride of me gaining this prestige for the first time when I got my first feather. Prior to ThinkPads, I was an avid gamer during the GameScore of Microsoft Xbox Live & Trophies of Sony Playstation. Of course my favorite game(s) at the time was Call of Duty ...
by Saucey
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: New affordable & compact Lenovo ThinkPad L13 & L13 Yoga laptops with Intel 10th gen CPUs announced
Replies: 17
Views: 7521

Re: New affordable & compact Lenovo ThinkPad L13 & L13 Yoga laptops with Intel 10th gen CPUs announced

Nice reply on the article. :) Very disappointing Lenovo is going this route with the L Series. I wonder when they are going to ditch matte displays for glossy entirely. I didn't care much for the L series, after associating it with an SL400c, one of the worst laptops I've worked on. Anyways, they se...
by Saucey
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Thinkpad + Linux = I really want to learn !!
Replies: 12
Views: 6775

Re: Thinkpad + Linux = I really want to learn !!

If you're using ubuntu, wifi should work out of the box on all of those ThinkPads. Specific distros I've come to have an issue with wifi and I just end up moving onto a different distro if I don't figure it out within an hour. T400 benefits from libreboot or coreboot if you decide to go that route i...
by Saucey
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Would you buy a 3D printed Laptop Case?
Replies: 3
Views: 1410

Re: Would you buy a 3D printed Laptop Case?

The problem with laptop cases is that it would have to be a specific fit for each laptop, next it would be the color selection, then of course, price. I have a leather case for my X61 Tablet, & it came with a strap, which was handy. Now its warped to hell thanks for me not using it, but I got it for...
by Saucey
Wed May 29, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: IBM ThinkPad Power Series 820, IBM RISC System/6000 N40 (not my listings)
Replies: 3
Views: 1962

Re: FS: IBM ThinkPad Power Series 820, IBM RISC System/6000 N40 (not my listings)

Ah its the Coca Cola can guy, like his listings with that in its photo. Somehow I missed this before the auction ended, it would of been fun to bid on the 820.
by Saucey
Fri May 17, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Confirming before purchase
Replies: 4
Views: 1540

Re: Confirming before purchase

Not sure what chip you have, but if you have the WQHD kit, then yes this would work. But as the lovely King has said, FHD =/= 1600 x 900. It is HD+ However this seller quoted Part number LP140QH1-SPB1 (or replacement model) Not so sure how I feel about getting a 'replacement model', I'd rather scour...
by Saucey
Tue May 14, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: ThinkPad announces T495, T495s, and X395 (Circa 2019)
Replies: 7
Views: 2752

Re: ThinkPad announces T495, T495s, and X395 (Circa 2019)

I just don't know how photo or video editors can take the new Apple Macbook Pro seriously after they removed the SD card slot and gimped everyone with 2 or 4 USB-C slots.

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