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by theterminator93
Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: MSFN Site Going Offline 12 August 2017
Replies: 15
Views: 325

Re: MSFN Site Going Offline 12 August 2017

It must be so. I've only ever had experience with ABP, so I can't really offer much on the others out there...
by theterminator93
Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: MSFN Site Going Offline 12 August 2017
Replies: 15
Views: 325

Re: MSFN Site Going Offline 12 August 2017

If they'd use less obtrusive/annoying ads they wouldn't be blocked (at least by default) under most circumstances... Unfortunately, that's not true. Adblockers by default block all ads. Adblock plus doesn't block everything by default; it's one of the things it tells you as you're setting it up as ...
by theterminator93
Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: MSFN Site Going Offline 12 August 2017
Replies: 15
Views: 325

Re: MSFN Site Going Offline 12 August 2017

Same...

As for their admin's comment, "Adblockers hurting us"... the point behind ad blockers is to nix the most annoying ads. If they'd use less obtrusive/annoying ads they wouldn't be blocked (at least by default) under most circumstances...
by theterminator93
Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Interest Gauging: T61 14" Wide and X230T
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: Interest Gauging: T61 14" Wide and X230T

The photos show a Vista Business COA, Vista Basic OS palmrest sticker, and an 07/08 build date... :)
by theterminator93
Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:46 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Interest Gauging: T61 14" Wide and X230T
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: Interest Gauging: T61 14" Wide and X230T

I don't even know what it is worth. Its has junk specs, but it was never used so, what do you Thinkpadders think? Possibly 200$? The 14" T61 isn't very desirable, IME. I have sold a bunch of them (and still have a basement full of them), but they are type 7665-CTO with the NVS 140m. When I sell the...
by theterminator93
Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Locating a G series laptop
Replies: 3
Views: 292

Re: Locating a G series laptop

If you're willing to have it imported, they are fairly plentiful on this side of the pond... A quick search on eBay indicates about $50 for an untested G40. G41 is upwards of $75-$100.
by theterminator93
Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: If your fuel tank straps have rusted away...
Replies: 2
Views: 203

Re: If your fuel tank straps have rusted away...

Same thing happened to my father in law's car, though only one of the two straps on his let go, and that was after he filled up at the local gas station and started pulling away. Northern "rust belt" will eat away at any vehicle with a vengeance... salt on the roads in winter to melt the snow and ic...
by theterminator93
Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: windows 7 ultimate retail version and server 2003 disk
Replies: 6
Views: 297

Re: WTB: windows 7 ultimate retail version and server 2003 disk

OK - I had a chance to check out what disks were still laying around. There is a 2003 Standard, it says volume license key required. I can PM you a photo if you want to see if it's what you need.
by theterminator93
Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: windows 7 ultimate retail version and server 2003 disk
Replies: 6
Views: 297

Re: WTB: windows 7 ultimate retail version and server 2003 disk

Preference for either x86 or x64? I'll have a chance to check for one for you Thursday as I'm on a retreat tomorrow...
by theterminator93
Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: windows 7 ultimate retail version and server 2003 disk
Replies: 6
Views: 297

Re: WTB: windows 7 ultimate retail version and server 2003 disk

What edition of Server 2003? I can probably get you one; we're doing disposal at a lot of my clients this summer and I know I've run across a few 2k3 discs...
by theterminator93
Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Is it possible to put a graphics card in the integrated model of the T520
Replies: 1
Views: 449

Re: Is it possible to put a graphics card in the integrated model of the T520

No. Short of replacing the system board, you'd need the docking station with a PCI-E x16 slot for this.
by theterminator93
Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: What is a SLAQD CPU and is it the fastest C2D?
Replies: 1
Views: 126

Re: What is a SLAQD CPU and is it the fastest C2D?

That's the sSPEC code, a unique ID assigned to each variation of CPU. It's a Core 2 Mobile E8435 - 3.06 GHz, 1066 FSB, 6M L2 Cache. Based on info I found here: http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/e8435-t9900-and-is-this-a-good-price.485240/ They are iMac desktop CPUs, so it was pulled from an iM...
by theterminator93
Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: What computer have you had for the longest? When did you get it?
Replies: 26
Views: 971

Re: What computer have you had for the longest? When did you get it?

Hmm. I'd have to say it's an old Compaq LTE Lite 4/25e which I was given back in early 2004, as I recall, by a neighbor whom I attribute to starting my fascination with computers. It still works, although its hinges are in pretty bad shape. Coming in a close second is the ThinkPad A22m I bought at t...
by theterminator93
Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1318
Views: 156723

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

Puppy wrote:
Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:40 am
It is there :( David Hill leaves Lenovo http://blog.lenovo.com/en/blog/rewiring/
The blog post said he's stepping down from his position as vice president of design and continuing to work as a design consultant, so he's not really leaving Lenovo... but I do think I understand your point.
by theterminator93
Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Removing supervisor password
Replies: 9
Views: 840

Re: Removing supervisor password

You will need to replace the system board for that one...
by theterminator93
Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: What's the best thinkpad I can get with a serial port
Replies: 11
Views: 1043

Re: What's the best thinkpad I can get with a

Correct, the T60/61 supports the parallel/serial port Ultrabay adapter (if you can find one). I have one that I use with my T601F and it works well, however if I eject/remove it to use a different ultrabay device (e.g. DVD drive, HDD or 2nd battery), if I re-insert it, it won't be recognized until I...
by theterminator93
Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1318
Views: 156723

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

When LAN gets omitted on "thin" PCs it will be excused by telling us to carry around a USB-Ethernet adapter. Just another way to shave .04" off the thickness of a machine at the cost of needing to buy and carry around another accessory...
by theterminator93
Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: T70 with Quad Core i7 mobo for T6x is coming!!
Replies: 99
Views: 10064

Re: T70 with Quad Core i7 mobo for T6x is coming!!

Just took a more in-depth look at this. I had a feigning interest (barred only by $$$$, as usual), but lost interest completely upon seeing a) Kaby Lake CPU (no Windows 7 support), and the Ultrabay doesn't have 2nd battery or serial/parallel I/O connector, both of which I use very regularly in my T6...
by theterminator93
Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: HP New Born Baby. Now celebrating it's 11th birthday.
Replies: 8
Views: 443

Re: HP New Born Baby. Now celebrating it's 11th birthday.

I remember servicing these after they had taken quite a beating in urban educational environments. They took the torture pretty well, all things considered, and we only retired the lot of them after they'd been abused for about 6 years.
by theterminator93
Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Recovery disks for my T42 (2373)
Replies: 2
Views: 686

Re: Recovery disks for my T42 (2373)

I have a set. I can host .ISO files if you would like.
by theterminator93
Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1318
Views: 156723

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

You don't proofread regardless? :wink:
by theterminator93
Tue May 30, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: ThinkPads on the job
Replies: 11
Views: 1035

Re: ThinkPads on the job

Here's one I snapped the other day while working on an image for an HP Stream (yuck!!) for one of my clients. Only 240 of them coming in over summer... The trusty T601F FrankenPad still my weapon of choice in the field. http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h30/theterminator93/Computer_Pics/20170523_133...
by theterminator93
Mon May 22, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Ultrabay battery prevents main battery from charging?
Replies: 8
Views: 363

Re: Ultrabay battery prevents main battery from charging?

In my experiences thus far on any of the models I have (20 series or older), the ultrabay battery will charge first. Once it's finished, the main battery will start charging. Are the charge thresholds set to fully charge both batteries in power manager? What's the charge of the primary battery at?
by theterminator93
Sun May 21, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Windows cannot find configservice.exe (System Update)
Replies: 6
Views: 2044

Re: Windows cannot find configservice.exe (System Update)

I'm not sure about Solution Center. Honestly I uninstall all the bloatware on these machines; the only preloaded stuff I keep is limited pretty much to Power Manager and the fingerprint software (if the machine has the scanner). Getting the BIOS version is easy. Just open up a command prompt and typ...
by theterminator93
Sun May 21, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Windows cannot find configservice.exe (System Update)
Replies: 6
Views: 2044

Re: Windows cannot find configservice.exe (System Update)

The same way I'd get drivers and applications otherwise; just by hopping on the website and browsing through the available software to download.
by theterminator93
Sun May 21, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Windows cannot find configservice.exe (System Update)
Replies: 6
Views: 2044

Re: Windows cannot find configservice.exe (System Update)

Personally I'd just uninstall Lenovo System Update. It's been found to have gobs of security flaws and such fairly recently.
by theterminator93
Fri May 19, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Compare installing one W10 with seven(7) Linux distros
Replies: 22
Views: 904

Re: Compare installing one W10 with seven(7) Linux distros

Ahh, memory management. I was going to refrain from commenting but do want to post some observations. I have no problem leaving my Windows machines on for months at a time; my W520 has been up (in active mode - not in standby or hibernation) for 64 days since its last reboot, and is using about 1/3 ...
by theterminator93
Mon May 15, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Are T430 batteries compatible with T420 and T410 models?
Replies: 6
Views: 417

Re: Are T430 batteries compatible with T420 and T410 models?

It's not actually a BIOS mod, but a revised EC chip firmrware. :)
by theterminator93
Mon May 15, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Are T430 batteries compatible with T420 and T410 models?
Replies: 6
Views: 417

Re: Are T430 batteries compatible with T420 and T410 models?

A T430 battery will work in a 20 or 10 series, but not the other way around. The 30 series looks for a special security chip in the battery which the 10 and 20 series batteries don't have.

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