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by PowerPC
Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: [deleted]
Replies: 0
Views: 605

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by PowerPC
Tue May 24, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: 15-inch T60's or Frankies in a slave array
Replies: 4
Views: 1893

Re: 15-inch T60's or Frankies in a slave array

With VGA converters, USB adapters, ThinkPad USB keyboards, a Dremel, and a lot of patience, you might make some real terminals. I'm considering this for the middle term, when a T61 planar with NVS 140M no longer has acceptable performance.
by PowerPC
Thu Apr 21, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T42 ThinkPad's with gray Fn-keys!?! *PIC*
Replies: 16
Views: 5183

Re: T42 ThinkPad's with gray Fn-keys!?! *PIC*

I didn't have that issue at all: http://thinkpads.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=118744#p765387 The chicony keycaps were plug and play for the ones I used (also keep in mind the T60 and T61 chicony keyboards will use different FRUs). I would like to know, for reference, the FRUs that you used in yo...
by PowerPC
Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T42 ThinkPad's with gray Fn-keys!?! *PIC*
Replies: 16
Views: 5183

Re: T42 ThinkPad's with gray Fn-keys!?! *PIC*

They can also be Chicony and ALPS (at least I've confirmed swapping Chicony keycaps works okay, presumably the same for ALPS). An aggravating amount of bending of the little "hooks" that hold the keys in place is necessary to make the Chicony *4* keys fit into a *6* keyboard. I know, I'm typing thi...
by PowerPC
Tue Apr 12, 2016 7:26 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Frankenpad lives! Question about T60 battery
Replies: 15
Views: 4638

Re: Frankenpad lives! Question about T60 battery

Nowadays the unwashed brainless designers at Lenovo make a different battery for almost every model laptop. On a less cynical view, there is an industry-wide tendency to make the batteries smaller. Lithium batteries were always risky, and the only way to minimize potential damage is to use less mat...
by PowerPC
Sun Apr 03, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Removing Lenovo logos off clearplates/badges *pictures*
Replies: 12
Views: 4640

Re: Removing Lenovo logos off clearplates/badges *pictures*

RealBlackStuff wrote:Terrific idea!
All I would like to know now is how to add a Bluetooth symbol on it and how to change T60 into T61 or T601... :twisted:
Possibly with a DIY transfer made with a laser printer, or a custom order for Letraset.
by PowerPC
Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T42 ThinkPad's with gray Fn-keys!?! *PIC*
Replies: 16
Views: 5183

Re: T42 ThinkPad's with gray Fn-keys!?! *PIC*

A T6x keyboard can have T4x Fn and Back/Forward keys (also Caps Lock, I think) installed, provided that both keyboards are NMB, and you transfer the key cap and the "scissors".

To get colored mouse buttons, a mod is required.
by PowerPC
Wed Mar 16, 2016 7:43 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Why UXGA screens with LED-backlight are becoming unaffordable
Replies: 10
Views: 4294

Re: Why UXGA screens with LED-backlight are becoming unaffordable

So, now that those screens are unaffordable and the IAQ* 2K panels are nowhere to be seen, what are the available options, if any?
by PowerPC
Wed Sep 09, 2015 5:37 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: IBM THINKPAD 360PE-2620 on eBay
Replies: 8
Views: 3160

Re: IBM THINKPAD 360PE-2620 on eBay

Notice the "Make Offer" button, that's not the price.
by PowerPC
Mon May 25, 2015 5:30 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Can a 15.4" ThinkPad T60 play 1080p videos? And other questions when buying used.
Replies: 5
Views: 2184

Re: Can a 15.4" ThinkPad T60 play 1080p videos? And other questions when buying used.

MisterB wrote:A T60p with FireGL or a T60 with Radeon 1300 or 1400 should handle it with no problem. I can almost do 1080p on this T42p with a Radeon FireGL gpu and it can definitely do 720p.
Try Media Player Classic Home Cinema with 1080p video on your T42p, and please report the result.
https://mpc-hc.org/
by PowerPC
Wed May 20, 2015 6:04 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 / W500 Heatsink retrofit to R61 - Successful X9000 Swap
Replies: 11
Views: 2810

Re: T61 / W500 Heatsink retrofit to R61

Does the heatsink need to be from an R61i? Or could any R61 heatsink be used?
by PowerPC
Mon May 11, 2015 5:00 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Thinkpad T60p -- sleeve recommendations?
Replies: 9
Views: 2923

Re: Thinkpad T60p -- sleeve recommendations?

Also i have oldscool leather briefcase (10K0209) from T4x era but it is so oldscool to get it to the office so it is get to my collection (but it is still in good shape;) https://web.archive.org/web/20150511095637/http://cdn.targus.com/web/ca/product_images/OIKL01_cases_b.jpg Here is a larger photo...
by PowerPC
Wed Apr 22, 2015 5:36 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Thinkpad T60 and T61 to form frankenpad
Replies: 16
Views: 3243

Re: Thinkpad T60 and T61 to form frankenpad

26R9391 and 26R9392 are the part numbers for the 14.1" model that I have. The right hinge actually has a small hole at the bottom where the black pieces are stuck into. If it is lose, you might actually be able to screw in a tiny screw to prevent any wobble. It does not seem like it would comprimis...
by PowerPC
Wed Apr 22, 2015 3:46 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Thinkpad T60 and T61 to form frankenpad
Replies: 16
Views: 3243

Re: Thinkpad T60 and T61 to form frankenpad

T61 hinges do feel cheaper than the ones on T60s. Very early hinges on some T60 machines (distinct black barrel + steel design as opposed to magnesium block), which had a similar design to T4* hinges, tend to have very minimal wobble. In my experience, usually only the right hinge will have tiny pl...
by PowerPC
Thu Feb 05, 2015 1:02 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: ThinkPad T60p monitor or similar as secondary VGA monitor
Replies: 8
Views: 1807

Re: ThinkPad T60p monitor or similar as secondary VGA monito

You should be warned that what you want, space and resolution as priority, will demand time, money and it may kill you. Yes, kill you as in death. If you insist on doing this, get a ThinkPad 1600x1200, 15" LCD panel. There is also an old 2048x1536, 15" panel which is rare, low on bright and perhaps ...
by PowerPC
Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:02 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: A31p - a decade later (LONG)
Replies: 183
Views: 51451

Re: A31p - a decade later (LONG)

Even on a T60 you will run into minor problems. My T60 with a T5500 CPU (1.66GHz, CPU Mark 929, 64bit) struggles with 1080p video on YouTube because of the single threaded browser decoder; there are several gimmicks to play those on an external viewer, or to select a lower default quality, but it's ...
by PowerPC
Thu Jan 08, 2015 4:13 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: All SOLD: Laptop Hard Drives ThinkPad Pulls 250GB to 500GB
Replies: 5
Views: 2970

Re: FS: Laptop Hard Drives ThinkPad Pulls 250GB to 500GB - P

rambo47 wrote:I'll take the 500GB drive. If you could PM me your PayPal that would be great. For some reason my outgoing PM's end up in my outbox. I don't know if you're getting them.
Messages remain in the outbox until they are read by the recipient.
by PowerPC
Thu Jan 08, 2015 3:59 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FOUND: A30p/A31p UXGA IPS LCD, FRU 05K9967
Replies: 9
Views: 3305

Re: WTB: A30p/A31p UXGA IPS LCD, FRU 05K9967

To be perfectly honest, I prefer the original DBU/IDTech UXGA FlexView LCD to any other LCD I've ever seen, including Hydis. Probably, but those are already scarce and the idea here is to unify parts across my A31p and my T60. One panel type for all, then some hoarding. I will look for information ...
by PowerPC
Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:20 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FOUND: A30p/A31p UXGA IPS LCD, FRU 05K9967
Replies: 9
Views: 3305

Re: WTB: A30p/A31p UXGA IPS LCD, FRU 05K9967

Out of curiosity, is it possible to use *6*, say a T60 panel, on an A31p, provided it is one with a 1600x1200 resolution?
It would be nice if so, because then those BoeHydis modded panels would be an option.
by PowerPC
Fri Jan 02, 2015 5:04 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60 upgrade CPU Question
Replies: 37
Views: 6352

Re: T60 upgrade CPU Question

micrex22 wrote:the earlier heatsinks with the longer GPU heatpipe are better.
FRU for those?
by PowerPC
Wed Dec 10, 2014 3:16 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Replacement ccfl backlight tubes?
Replies: 13
Views: 3280

Re: Replacement ccfl backlight tubes?

So, it is the polarizer. It's good to know.

I see that polarizer films can be bought as sheets, not only scavenged from panels. Those tend to be expensive, but at least there is an alternative.
by PowerPC
Wed Dec 10, 2014 2:53 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Replacement ccfl backlight tubes?
Replies: 13
Views: 3280

Re: Replacement ccfl backlight tubes?

The airtight storage is a great idea. It can't do any harm, but it must be done properly. Many plastics leak chlorine, and even those that don't actually leak air over time. While reading the IPS xbitlabs article mentioned in that thread, I found this: "When voltage is applied to a cell, the crystal...
by PowerPC
Wed Dec 10, 2014 2:42 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Replacement ccfl backlight tubes?
Replies: 13
Views: 3280

Re: Replacement ccfl backlight tubes?

I'm still reading the thread that RBS linked.

I know that something ages, but I would like to know what part is.

I'm thinking on stocking panels for future use, and I need to know if they degrade in storage, or only while being used. Those will be retrofitted with LED backlights.
by PowerPC
Wed Dec 10, 2014 12:57 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Replacement ccfl backlight tubes?
Replies: 13
Views: 3280

Re: Replacement ccfl backlight tubes?

Is the yellowing relly caused by the plastic aging?
I would like someone to confirm this.
by PowerPC
Tue Dec 02, 2014 10:23 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Which Model To Buy -> Square Screen + Serial + Parallel
Replies: 22
Views: 6527

Re: Which Model To Buy -> Square Screen + Serial + Parallel

You want a 14" T61 or a T61p (DDR2 and SATA, SATA2 with a modded BIOS), with this accessory ($48): http://www.ebay.com/itm/331368218012 T61 and T61p units with nVidia graphics have a problem that causes failure of the graphic chip over time, except for rare new or serviced units. You can buy one wit...
by PowerPC
Sun Nov 30, 2014 9:28 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: ThinkPower: world's fastest 10000mAh mobile battery pack PIC
Replies: 28
Views: 7224

Re: ThinkPower: world's fastest 10000mAh mobile battery pack

Yes, the problem was caused by malware on that computer, I spent a couple of hours fixing it.
by PowerPC
Sun Nov 30, 2014 3:06 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: ThinkPower: world's fastest 10000mAh mobile battery pack PIC
Replies: 28
Views: 7224

Re: ThinkPower: world's fastest 10000mAh mobile battery pack

As far as I know, Kickstarter backers of $40 or more are the first ones to get their battery packs. You can buy the pack directly from Harry's web site: http://www.zettaly.com/ Are you sure this is the correct site? Maybe I'm too used to ad blocking, but I had to open this on another computer and y...
by PowerPC
Thu Nov 27, 2014 8:43 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60P 15" WWAN antenna part numbers
Replies: 32
Views: 8902

Re: T60P 15" WWAN antenna part numbers

Thank you for the information on the EM770.
One step closer to perfection.
by PowerPC
Wed Nov 26, 2014 7:42 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60P 15" WWAN antenna part numbers
Replies: 32
Views: 8902

Re: T60P 15" WWAN antenna part numbers

Peak2Peak wrote:EM770 WWAN (Voice!)
I will need some instructions on that.

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