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by thomase13
Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 182042

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

I don't think you understand how good Retina monitors are. You'd think the gloss would be a problem, but my sister uses her MacBook Pro in direct sunlight and the backlight is so bright that it's perfectly readable! Really incredible! (especially compared to my weak ThinkPad screen that's only viewa...
by thomase13
Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: What operatings systems are y'all using on your vintage ThinkPads?
Replies: 23
Views: 4515

Re: What operatings systems are y'all using on your vintage ThinkPads?

Long ago, when I was young and stupid, my "techie" friend thought I should upgrade my i Series 1500 (my first and most beloved ThinkPad) from Windows 98 to Windows 2000. At the time I didn't understand formatting disks or the difference between MS-DOS and Windows NT, so I probably lost a lot of file...
by thomase13
Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 182042

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

Have you noticed transition from dynamic-width web design to fixed-with one ? I definitely have! Many Web sites like Facebook, Sourceforge, and others now require a vertical scrollbar on my XGA ThinkPad (1024x768). XGA has been standard for so long, but now with these wider Web sites, I find XGA+ t...
by thomase13
Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: Application "tpvolbar"?
Replies: 8
Views: 3757

Re: Application "tpvolbar"?

Hello all, I have been having this issue intermittently on my T60p running Windows XP for ages now but just figured out the solution! When the ThinkPad Volume Bar (TPVOLBAR process) freezes, just End Task in the Applications tab of Windows Task Manager. I did a full search of my disk for TPVOLBAR an...
by thomase13
Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: ThinkWiki Contribution
Replies: 1
Views: 406

ThinkWiki Contribution

Hello, I am wondering if any of you have experience contributing to ThinkWiki. I finally made a MediaWiki to try and edit a page, but ThinkWiki won't recognize the account. And yes, I have activated it by e-mail, but I still can't break in! Tried it in multiple browsers and disabled uBlock & Ghoster...
by thomase13
Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: HUGE RARE VINTAGE LAPTOP COLLECTION, MOSTLY THINKPADS
Replies: 53
Views: 9392

Re: HUGE RARE VINTAGE LAPTOP COLLECTION, MOSTLY THINKPADS

Hi Khipata,

Thank you for the response & clarification.
I didn't realize that all of these were strictly museum pieces.
Thanks for the recommendation!
by thomase13
Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: Reflective/Transflective ThinkPad
Replies: 0
Views: 980

WTB: Reflective/Transflective ThinkPad

Hello, Hopefully this is a better place to post! I am looking for a secondary ThinkPad which can be used in various ambient lights — mainly something that won't keep me up at night, though the ability to use it on a sunny day (like in direct sunlight) would be nice as well. Now, according to Wikiped...
by thomase13
Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: HUGE RARE VINTAGE LAPTOP COLLECTION, MOSTLY THINKPADS
Replies: 53
Views: 9392

Re: HUGE RARE VINTAGE LAPTOP COLLECTION, MOSTLY THINKPADS

Hi Khipata,

I sent you a PM as well.

Please let me know about any suitable machine you have left.

Thanks,
Thomas
by thomase13
Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: HUGE RARE VINTAGE LAPTOP COLLECTION, MOSTLY THINKPADS
Replies: 53
Views: 9392

Re: HUGE RARE VINTAGE LAPTOP COLLECTION, MOSTLY THINKPADS

Hi Khipata,

I'm still hoping to buy one of your monochrome or otherwise reflective/transflective/front-lit/usable-in-low-light portable machines!

Thanks,
Thomas
by thomase13
Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: HUGE RARE VINTAGE LAPTOP COLLECTION, MOSTLY THINKPADS
Replies: 53
Views: 9392

Re: HUGE RARE VINTAGE LAPTOP COLLECTION, MOSTLY THINKPADS

Hello Khipata,

I hope this message finds you well!

I have sent you a DM.

I am wondering about your machines; especially their display properties, as described in this post.

Best wishes,
Thomas
by thomase13
Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Reflective/Transflective ThinkPads!
Replies: 3
Views: 1490

Re: Reflective/Transflective ThinkPads!

I thought this would be the right place to post...

Can anyone here tell me about their experience with their front-lit ThinkPads? Monochrome or colour? in past or present??
by thomase13
Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Reflective/Transflective ThinkPads!
Replies: 3
Views: 1490

Re: Reflective/Transflective ThinkPads!

Interesting! Mine is a 15" T60p with plain old TFT screen to clarify (DEFINITELY not FlexView, as I learned after ordering it!) :P Also, I have seen the X60 advertised as "MultiView" which I read somewhere it was transflective, but it's still backlit, so it might be good outside, but I can't imagine...
by thomase13
Sun Feb 05, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Reflective/Transflective ThinkPads!
Replies: 3
Views: 1490

Reflective/Transflective ThinkPads!

Hello fellow ThinkPadders! :) I have a wonderful T60p that I love dearly and use daily (despite its broken rollcage) but the monitor is pretty sensitive to the ambient light. It is usually fine indoors but the screen isn't very bright so it's not really usable. It isn't very even either, especially ...
by thomase13
Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60 T61 fan lubrication - illustrated guide by msb0b inside
Replies: 88
Views: 42658

Re: T60 T61 fan lubrication - illustrated guide by msb0b inside

Hi, So, for those of us still using our T60s: Did any one particular lubricant result in a permanent repair? To me, "permanent" means 2-3 years of 12 hour/day use. Besides the fluids and greases discussed upthread, I've also seen graphite recommended elsewhere. With new fans available for $10 and co...
by thomase13
Sun Dec 18, 2016 6:02 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Pair a Bluetooth speaker with a T60p
Replies: 1
Views: 841

Pair a Bluetooth speaker with a T60p

Hi,

I am trying to pair a Bluetooth speaker with my T60p.
The Lenovo Bluetooth driver with Enhanced Data Rate is installed.
Can someone tell me how to disable the Windows XP Bluetooth stack?
by thomase13
Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Where can I get win 98SE for reinstallation?
Replies: 4
Views: 3094

Re: Where can I get win 98SE for reinstallation?

I happen to have a full copy of Windows 98 SE with genuine product key still in the original shrinkwrap with an AOL trial disc and setup guide, but I think I'll be keeping it around just in case I need it — you never know when you might need something like that!

I'd check eBay if I were you!
by thomase13
Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: Forum Notices, Questions and Suggestions
Topic: THINKPAD TAXONOMY
Replies: 7
Views: 10954

Re: THINKPAD TAXONOMY

Easy Wind wrote:^ That site looks promising, too bad it is not in my native language and am unable to decipher quite a bit of it.
translate.google.com works pretty well to get a basic understanding of it!
by thomase13
Tue Jan 12, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Upgrading an I-Series 1410/1450?
Replies: 11
Views: 4063

Re: Upgrading an I-Series 1410/1450?

I'll just add that I upgraded my i Series 1400/1500 ThinkPad to Windows 2000, and I think it's quite a bit slower, though your life will be much easier getting modern compatible software like an up-to-date Web browser!
So yeah, it depends on what you want to do with it for sure.

Good luck! :)
by thomase13
Sun Jan 03, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Where do you guys source batteries from?
Replies: 14
Views: 2643

Re: Where do you guys source batteries from?

So I have searched using the word "genuine" appended to my search as well as the "(ibm,lenovo,thinkpad) (original,oem,genuine,factory,panasonic) (t60,t60p,t61,t61p) battery (92p1139)" string (I'm only interested in the 6-cell battery since I dock it daily) and found nothing that looks very genuine. ...
by thomase13
Sun Jan 03, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: ** HOW TOs & FAQs **
Topic: Can you build a "new" Thinkpad?
Replies: 12
Views: 3640

Re: Can you build a "new" Thinkpad?

Sure, but I have a soft spot for the I-Series, my first laptop. I know it didn't seem cheap when I bought it, especially after the sticker shock for a first year teacher set in! Bob I have to join in on the i Series love!!! My first ThinkPad, and first laptop, also bought for a school originally. I...
by thomase13
Sat Jan 02, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Where do you guys source batteries from?
Replies: 14
Views: 2643

Re: Where do you guys source batteries from?

How do you tell the manufacturer before you buy? I searched for the model numbers RBS posted and found this on eBay http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Laptop-Battery-for-IBM-Lenovo-42T4566-42T4572-42T4621-42T5246-42T4619-42T4620-/160988911229?hash=item257bafd67d:g:bB4AAOSwDk5UHnJM It looks like a knockoff to me...
by thomase13
Thu Dec 31, 2015 2:04 pm
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: Backup and Restore Question
Replies: 1
Views: 5565

Backup and Restore Question

I was looking to reinstall Windows XP on my T60p since it has slowed down and developed a number of problems over the years with corrupted system files, (e.g., Open/Save dialog issues, Firefox's menu bar is corrupted, Windows Media Player won’t roll back below version 10 anymore, etc.) But then I th...
by thomase13
Thu Dec 31, 2015 1:50 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T2x & T3x Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: [T30] New (but late) owner of this great laptop *PIC*
Replies: 21
Views: 13941

Re: [T30] New (but late) owner of this great laptop *PIC*

You're welcome!

Yeah I guess if you have an android phone it would be great to have continuity between computer and phone browsing. I've tried to do the same — it'd be great to have the favorites on both, but I use a BlackBerry so I couldn't get that if I wanted to! XD
by thomase13
Tue Dec 29, 2015 9:11 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T2x & T3x Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: [T30] New (but late) owner of this great laptop *PIC*
Replies: 21
Views: 13941

Re: [T30] New (but late) owner of this great laptop *PIC*

I just have to say, Windows XP in Classic mode with ineXPerience and K-Meleon for a Web browser does wonders for these older machines!
K-Meleon 76 Beta 3 is the latest (mostly) stable version.

Good luck with your new ThinkPad! :)
by thomase13
Tue Dec 29, 2015 9:01 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60p TPFanControl for dummies?
Replies: 11
Views: 4063

Re: T60p TPFanControl for dummies?

I found the same thing; it seems really complicated and not very user-friendly which is why I juts got rid of it at first. I use it in "Smart Mode 1" now which usually seems to keep it cooler than the regular BIOS settings, although it does sometimes overheat and freeze the computer which I have to ...
by thomase13
Tue Dec 29, 2015 8:32 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Where do you guys source batteries from?
Replies: 14
Views: 2643

Re: Where do you guys source batteries from?

The official Lenovo ones are so ridiculously expensive, so I bought the cheapest ones I could find on eBay. They worked fine, except they're actually slightly larger than the real ones so my T60p won't dock properly if it's in, or even at all! Also, the official Lenovo-branded ones I have are Sony a...
by thomase13
Tue Dec 29, 2015 8:24 pm
Forum: Forum Notices, Questions and Suggestions
Topic: THINKPAD TAXONOMY
Replies: 7
Views: 10954

Re: THINKPAD TAXONOMY

I definitely agree.

ThinkWiki is great, but it would be much better if there were more pictures/resources there.
I haven't really time to contribute at the moment, but it's a great idea.

Check this out! http://aichi.to/~thinkpad/
by thomase13
Fri Sep 25, 2015 4:31 am
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: WANTED: Good Backup Solution
Replies: 9
Views: 9043

Re: WANTED: Good Backup Solution

There probably isn't a lot of difference between backups which is why I want incremental capability.
Why do you run things in a virtual machine? Wouldn't that be slower? I only do that when I seriously screwing around and don't want to mess up my actual installation!
by thomase13
Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:23 am
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: WANTED: Good Backup Solution
Replies: 9
Views: 9043

Re: WANTED: Good Backup Solution

Thanks all; I'll be sure to check these out!
by thomase13
Tue Aug 11, 2015 6:32 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: ATTENTION FireFox/Pale Moon/CyberFox/WaterFox/IceDragon
Replies: 18
Views: 13830

Re: ATTENTION FireFox/Pale Moon/CyberFox/WaterFox/IceDragon

I will have to check this out - very cool. Temetka makes a valid point about newer systems - but of course we don't all run in unlimited RAM scenarios. I used to use Firefox as my main browser, but now use K-Meleon , which is a Gecko-based browser actually older than Firefox, and is incredibly memor...

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