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by FryPpy
Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: My ThinkPads [WARNING: PICS]
Replies: 16
Views: 639

Re: My ThinkPads [WARNING: PICS]

+1 Very nice collection :thumbs-UP:
zod wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:36 am
TransNote, PIII 475/192MB/10GB HDD
Is it Win XP on it? Can you install all TransNote's drivers and programs in XP?
by FryPpy
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X201s, to buy or not?
Replies: 17
Views: 1163

Re: X201s, to buy or not?

I gave the honor to the old friend - X61 with T8300. I have dusted and repasted it with AS MX5 and it goes to 50C!!! (but now only 28C ambient). It have one big heatpipe in HSF. X60F Core Solo U1300 Can you write couple words about your toy. What was made (have you put it in X61 body), temps and abi...
by FryPpy
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Has anyone succeeded at swapping cpus on X6x boards?
Replies: 11
Views: 1063

Re: Has anyone succeeded at swapping cpus on X6x boards?

So, the answer is a definite 'no'. +1. I haven't do BGA CPU swap. But after did FSB mod on T61 (to accept 1066MHz FSB Penryns), i did such mod on T60... and it didn't worked (fan spins, but black screen). I have checked pinout for Socket M and socket P and didn't find any showstopper differences. S...
by FryPpy
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X201s, to buy or not?
Replies: 17
Views: 1163

Re: X201s, to buy or not?

The last thing to do - is to measure side by side temps on hight load - but this task for tomorrow. And the last experiment. Today it's a bit rainy and now ambient temp is 28C. I used 7-zip in benchmark mode to load CPU and get some benchmarking date. 7-zip: 4 threads, 32Mb vocabulary size. 1. "Max...
by FryPpy
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X201s, to buy or not?
Replies: 17
Views: 1163

Re: X201s, to buy or not?

Either Intel messed up big time with the 620LM/640LM, or there's a design flaw in the X201 heatsink. Not Intel.... but Lenovo ;) After writing last post (yesterday) i desided to change something on the desk... Shutdown X61, put X201 (620M) on dock, copied music and TPFC and start tasks like on X61....
by FryPpy
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X201s, to buy or not?
Replies: 17
Views: 1163

Re: X201s, to buy or not?

Also, I'm unable to work out what i5 processors were used on it, since the thinkwiki only lists the I7 versions There are i5 versions of X201s with 520 U M. This is ULV CPU and it should be cooler than i7 version (620LM 640LM). But and performance wise it is slowest CPU. I haven't such CPU so i can...
by FryPpy
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: a T430 with a classic keyboard and FHD IPS mod
Replies: 20
Views: 1895

Re: a T430 with a classic keyboard and FHD IPS mod

+1 good work.
I have this kit too, but don't have free time for it ;(
by FryPpy
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: 51nb / lcdfans waiting times
Replies: 7
Views: 905

Re: 51nb / lcdfans waiting times

I have X62 and X210 bought from Jacky and all was correct. Delay was with X210 and mainly because Chinese New Year. I expected that he managed to send out before the holidays, but alas - it did not happen. Any way they are not a factory. They are small group of ThinkPadders and it is very probably t...
by FryPpy
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: LF: 701c Display Cover Assembly (04H8326)
Replies: 3
Views: 320

Re: LF: 701c Display Cover Assembly (04H8326)

I might be able to hit you up in a bit, I will get back to you. You are looking for the part behind the screen? Don't hit me;) Yes i have looked for part behind LCD screen. To be honest i have found complete 701cs unit with visually good screen assembly sold as "for parts or repair". It'll come to ...
by FryPpy
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: My Tesla Model 3 story (very long)
Replies: 25
Views: 1426

Re: My Tesla Model 3 story (very long)

Great story. I just realized something... all of the cars I've bought for myself since 1974 until now have been manual transmissions. 1971 Capri 2000, 1980 Mazda RX-7 GS, 1984 Mazda 626 Touring, 2000 BMW 323i. End of an era. Yes this is end of an era. But i am so young to give my life to laptop;) An...
by FryPpy
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: LF: 701c Display Cover Assembly (04H8326)
Replies: 3
Views: 320

LF: 701c Display Cover Assembly (04H8326)

Summer is here and and "butterflies" are fluttering here and there . ;) It's time to fix it. Mine display housing have fractures where it connects to hinges so it need to be replaced. HMM (tpvol2) says that 701C and 701CS have the same display cover assembly. I need only this part, but i can buy com...
by FryPpy
Tue May 29, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: why is sk 8855 USB keyboard so special?
Replies: 8
Views: 1083

Re: why is sk 8855 USB keyboard so special?

anybody can advice where I could get the spare buttons? I am not a mad collector , not going to pay this much... Sometimes i can see ebay listings for single keys from different thinkpad keyboards. I know that this keyboard have identical key mechanics with T410, T420 keyboards. I have transplanted...
by FryPpy
Thu May 24, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: How to say if Middleton flash was successful
Replies: 8
Views: 1900

Re: How to say if Middleton flash was successful

I'm wondering if ... maybe some/one "out there" with (for sure) non-Middleton BIOS T61s could see if HWiNFO32 (or 64) reports the main HDD @ 3gb/s or @ 1.5gb/s :?: :??: I have no unmodified T61's. But if i need to check BIOS for modification (without hardware tests) i use SLIC toolkit utility. Unmo...
by FryPpy
Fri May 04, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Drivers for "Options by IBM"
Replies: 0
Views: 1207

Drivers for "Options by IBM"

Yes. We have good collection of drivers for our beloved ThinkPads. But where one can find drivers for ThinkPad options made by IBM? SK-8845 (T4x-like keyboard with USB) is the main problem. There are many topics there and on other forums. I have tested many drivers and combinations but can't make it...
by FryPpy
Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Replacing the depreciated ThinkWiki, Thinkba.se (by yttrium)
Replies: 6
Views: 700

Re: Replacing the depreciated ThinkWiki, Thinkba.se (by yttrium)

Bad news:( ThinkWiki was (and currently is) my #1 bookmarked web site in ThinkPads group.

I have written to ThinkWiki admin some years ago to get editors rights. Can't get some, but my hints from that e-mail have been posted on site.
by FryPpy
Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X210s
Replies: 73
Views: 8912

Re: X210s

Count me in. Last week i have goten my X210 (mobo + UXGA kit) and have assembled it. And some questions have arise. Initially i can't start start it with normal WXGA screen. I changed swith to LVDS position but screen haven't show anything. But eDP WUXGA working well and it is beauty. The mouse ran ...
by FryPpy
Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: What are the pitfalls of an X301?
Replies: 11
Views: 2912

Re: What are the pitfalls of an X301?

I tried making the same jump - from the x6xs to an x301. Other options I tried included: x62, x200, x200s, x201, x201s, x220, T420s. And how do you think about X62 as jump from X61? Some other ThingPads to stand in line: T430u - ultrabook but with the chiclet keyboard (i don't know can it be cured ...
by FryPpy
Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Win98 installation on the 600
Replies: 8
Views: 1713

Re: Win98 installation on the 600

But what i did find was that after about one hour with the blinking, i rebooted and by accident hit start from hdd and got to a command line with "A:/>". Some hints from oldschool: These times when normal boot from CD haven't worked we used method "install from HDD". If you can partition and format...
by FryPpy
Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Cheap/FREE! Old Thinkpads and Parts - You pay shipping.
Replies: 22
Views: 2018

Re: Cheap/FREE! Old Thinkpads and Parts - You pay shipping.

Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:39 am
I meant for the 760XD. Those will run fine on the 760XD.
I see.
OFFTOPIC:
I have used 600e, 600x, T2x (before BOD) and 560X for such retrogaming. And 560X is nice for me. With CF to IDE adapter it is absolutely quiet (no cpu fun at all;) but have only monospeaker and no CDROM :(
by FryPpy
Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: "Shipping Impossible: 'Wrong Side of the Pond'" [Non-US users?]
Replies: 15
Views: 1405

Re: "Shipping Impossible: 'Wrong Side of the Pond'" [Non-US users?]

One of the reasons people won't ship outside of the USA is the horrendous price that USPS charges. +1 to RBS. There are more companies (other than IPSParcel/GLS) that can reduce shipping costs by consolidating parcels and shipping them as a BIG parcel. Some companies even can help participating in ...
by FryPpy
Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Cheap/FREE! Old Thinkpads and Parts - You pay shipping.
Replies: 22
Views: 2018

Re: Cheap/FREE! Old Thinkpads and Parts - You pay shipping.

Thanks. I have a box of about ~200 486-era CD-ROM games I have been wanting to play for a few years now. Also, I killed my T42p about 7 years ago and I miss that thing. :( I want one back. All Thinkpads after T22 have AC97-like sound cards and almost all 486-era games is DOS games which 99% haven't...
by FryPpy
Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Please give advice on purchasing a used IBM Thinkpad T60p in 2018
Replies: 77
Views: 49420

Re: Please give advice on purchasing a used IBM Thinkpad T60p in 2018

Now I'm trying to look for a 15-inch T60 and/or T60p. I can at least be assured that they have a LED IPS screen right? So that's one less part to source? No chance for LED - these were all CCFL. You need to make a LED-conversion yourself, using i.e. Xiphmont LED strip and controller if you want to ...
by FryPpy
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: The best site for Thinkpad enthusiasts.
Replies: 21
Views: 1761

Re: The best site for Thinkpad enthusiasts.

Reddit belongs to Lenovo now. Speaking of Reddit https://www.reddit.com/r/thinkpad/comments/81ak4m/press_f_to_pay_respects_to_a_fallen_brother/ :D WTF. My heart have stopped for a second :( I know many T2x have fallen due to infamous BOD. But when they sawed this T22 it have cried - do you see tear...
by FryPpy
Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1/X1-Carbon
Topic: X1 Carbon 3rd gen damaged screen.
Replies: 4
Views: 949

Re: X1 Carbon 3rd gen damaged screen.

You can read this topic . It seems that LCD rear cover is differnt for FHD, WQHD and WQHD+touch models. Some thinkpadders have partial success installing used full screen assembly from X1c g2. But g2 have different led cable so bluetooth, webcam, microphone, and ambient light sensor will not work. I...
by FryPpy
Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X210s
Replies: 73
Views: 8912

Re: X210s

The X62 splash is so much better looking: https://i.warosu.org/data/g/img/0570/71/1476457692924.jpg Here's a couple mockups of X210 in the same format (edited): https://imgur.com/a/Exqbd Just to clarify. On X62 logo 2007 is not the date from 51nb's history (or may be i am wrong;) - this is the date...
by FryPpy
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: What exactly was the R series trying fit?
Replies: 19
Views: 6639

Re: What exactly was the R series trying fit?

I mean it looks like a Thinkpad and it has classic keyboard + touchpad, and true IBMs of the era aren't particularly known for reliability in the long run anyway. Are they known to be unreliable? I have 3 R40 (centrino models. 1 x 14" and 2x 15") and this is my observations: Plastic on R40 is simil...
by FryPpy
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: What exactly was the R series trying fit?
Replies: 19
Views: 6639

Re: What exactly was the R series trying fit?

Some my observations about R-series. And R40 and earlier R-models were built by Acer (YUK!) Moreover schematics for R40 was designed by LG. I have seen pictures of R32 with LG badge on palmrest (where "IBM Thinkpad" should be). I heard that IBM used LG to conquest Asian markets (cheaper laptops was ...
by FryPpy
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: How many ThinkPads is too many?!
Replies: 35
Views: 6236

Re: How many ThinkPads is too many?!

The main problem is storage space;) Another problem would be that you have to constantly spend time to maintain all of your computers, do a power on test and recharge the battery and stuff like tat. Also, the more computers you have, the more often that things break and you have to buy replacement ...
by FryPpy
Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: How many ThinkPads is too many?!
Replies: 35
Views: 6236

Re: How many ThinkPads is too many?!

When you start misplacing them, and can't find the machine you're looking for, you (may) have too many. +1. 50 plus IMHO. :-) But my disease is still progressing and black boxes still growing in number:( Right now i have about 10 lying on tables and involved in projects and i turns them on a weekly...
by FryPpy
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: PM 770 + pin mod on T40 ?
Replies: 15
Views: 4375

Re: PM 770 + pin mod on T40 ?

It looks like it's over. Bad news. It's too early to give up!!! Phoenix Crisis recovery - try this first. More bad news: before starting experimentation i have tested this on live (unbricked) T40 and R40 and nogo. LPT plug is working because when it is plugged in boot sequence is changed. After pow...

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