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by 28CarsLater
Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Corona-COVID-19 virus statistics and HOW is it affecting you.. what are you doing..?
Replies: 158
Views: 36154

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

Agree with dr_st. The best discussion of the alternative approaches to CV19 I know of is this series of articles https://medium.com/@tomaspueyo/coronavirus-the-hammer-and-the-dance-be9337092b5 Meanwhile, in New Zealand, we appear to be on track to eliminate the virus within a few weeks (yesterday 3...
by 28CarsLater
Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: LF/WTB:T400;X200;X220;T420
Replies: 17
Views: 4241

Re: LF/WTB:T400;X200;X220;T420

budged is low(exchange courses are unstable, so ~80euro), but if there will be anything acceptable I will consider buying it I have seen some half decent stuff go for around this price depending on if you require a hard drive, it to have Window 10 etc. How much is shipping to Russia? Did you includ...
by 28CarsLater
Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: LF/WTB:T400;X200;X220;T420
Replies: 17
Views: 4241

Re: LF/WTB:T400;X200;X220;T420

<quote>budged is low(exchange courses are unstable, so ~80euro), but if there will be anything acceptable I will consider buying it</quote> I have seen some half decent stuff go for around this price depending on if you require a hard drive, it to have Window 10 etc. How much is shipping to Russia? ...
by 28CarsLater
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: PSA: Resources for classic ThinkPads & modern ThinkPads (2020 list)
Replies: 9
Views: 4654

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

"John McDonnell deserves a mention, I think. Some invaluable stuff there."

I very much agree, John was even kind enough to provide me the R500 whitelist BIOS after all the links I found were dead.
by 28CarsLater
Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Corona-COVID-19 virus statistics and HOW is it affecting you.. what are you doing..?
Replies: 158
Views: 36154

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

But many families and businesses didn't. You're looking forward of 10-15 years of poverty everywhere around you, at best? I'm not. I agree and no I am not, I have been fearful for the nation for a number of years now prior to this. About two years ago I read an excellent comment which summed up the...
by 28CarsLater
Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: LF/WTB:T400;X200;X220;T420
Replies: 17
Views: 4241

Re: LF/WTB:T400;X200;X220;T420

T420 and further generation thinkpad laptops are much more expensive then the old ones.That's why I am mostly looking for the early lenovo/late IBM models.. I was working on the T400 and R61 last night, until then I had never worked on the 14 in models. Both were very difficult to open, and the R61...
by 28CarsLater
Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: WHY do all high speed W500 trip on over temp
Replies: 9
Views: 4811

Re: WHY do all high speed W500 trip on over temp

W500 also has a hot ATI OnFireGL V5700, if a driver isn't installed it will actively produce heat.
I'm curious I wonder if this would also be the case in a GNU/Linux distro? Iwould think ATI didn't put out a non-Windows driver so something more generic would be used by the O/S and cause this issue.
by 28CarsLater
Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Corona-COVID-19 virus statistics and HOW is it affecting you.. what are you doing..?
Replies: 158
Views: 36154

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

They can open up whatever they want at this point the damage has been done. And once we're out of the tunnel we'll be facing a very bleak economic reality. Which in itself will pose a far bigger health risk than the Wuhan virus ever did. IMO, that is. I agree, but the nation survived a depression b...
by 28CarsLater
Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: Highest processing speed on a w500?
Replies: 18
Views: 5275

Re: Highest processing speed on a w500?

The X9100 in my W500 rubs well, overclocked to just under 4GHz using ThrottleStop.
YoniG - Are you using the stock W500 cooling?
by 28CarsLater
Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: LF/WTB:T400;X200;X220;T420
Replies: 17
Views: 4241

Re: LF/WTB:T400;X200;X220;T420

Spacecraftsailor were you aware the T400 takes a hard to find battery vs the T500? I have a parts laptop T400 I just posted for sale (needs some parts to function) but I bought it specifically for the battery. The R61 and T400 14in models take this battery, but no other models do. If I were you, giv...
by 28CarsLater
Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: X60T with flaky mobo for sale.
Replies: 2
Views: 1076

FS: X60T with flaky mobo for sale.

Hi, I have an X60T (without base) with an aftermarket I think 9 cell battery that I probably purchased in 2011/12 and I just don't see myself ever using again. I can confirm the LCD is good but the machine only POSTs some of the time so assume the mobo is flaky at best. Just trying to turn it on now...
by 28CarsLater
Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: T400 parts machine
Replies: 0
Views: 871

FS: T400 parts machine

Hi, I bought an R61i sans battery and as it turns out I can't flash Middleton's without it detecting a charged battery. This model and the T400 are the only two which share this battery type, but after a NOS still-in-the-plastic battery I purchased threw a battery error and would not charge, I found...
by 28CarsLater
Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Corona-COVID-19 virus statistics and HOW is it affecting you.. what are you doing..?
Replies: 158
Views: 36154

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

I work for a major PA health network, I heard from my boss the brass are "talking about" opening back up. CA Gov Newsom announced plans last night to develop a "framework" to re-open and our fearless Gov Wolf was said to be in talks with other east coast gov's to do the same. If the hospital network...
by 28CarsLater
Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: ThinkPad R400/R500 Series
Topic: You may find this amusing...
Replies: 1
Views: 1970

You may find this amusing...

While bro and I took my mother on vacation in 2014, she was complaining to me how he was stingy on sharing his Dell laptop with her (he lived there at the time). So when we got back I ordered her an R500, myself having bought one earlier in the year, for maybe $60 + shipping or somesuch. It came wit...
by 28CarsLater
Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: R61i 8932-A17 CPU upgrade failure
Replies: 14
Views: 3328

Re: R61i 8932-A17 CPU upgrade failure

I'm sorry it was the T9300. I have a T9400 I already installed to an R500 and in my head I mixed the two up. Later this evening I will probably be opening that up and installing it, I just have to take apart a broken T400 first.
by 28CarsLater
Mon Apr 13, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: R61i 8932-A17 CPU upgrade failure
Replies: 14
Views: 3328

Re: R61i 8932-A17 CPU upgrade failure

I an hour ago flashed an R61i 14in with MIddleton's 1.08 with no issue in Win7 32bit, I did not attempt to update the 2008 period BIOS already on the machine. I have not attempted to open it up yet, but tomorrow will be the T9400 with some paste, two DDR2 sticks, and a wireless N card from a T400.
by 28CarsLater
Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: Putting a W500 MOBO inside a W510?
Replies: 4
Views: 2382

Re: Putting a W500 MOBO inside a W510?

I'm curious, why is it the heatsink/fan of the W520/30 cannot fit on the T520/30 motherboard? I was under the impression they were nearly identical save the GPU. Thanks.
by 28CarsLater
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB - w701ds
Replies: 8
Views: 1809

Re: WTB - w701ds

Granted the DS is very cool and extremely rare, but what is motivating such crazy prices? Are there simply some collectors with deep pockets out there?
by 28CarsLater
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: w500 upgrade path for broke student
Replies: 9
Views: 5262

Re: w500 upgrade path for broke student

I echo all of the great comments said here and if it were me, I would definitely not be spending money on a processor and any money I did spend would be on quality parts I could take forward into a newer machine which could accept DDR3 1066 and an SSD. What I would If I was you is for as little as I...
by 28CarsLater
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: GONE: W700 + W701 chargers and parts
Replies: 4
Views: 1676

Re: FS: W700 + W701 chargers and parts

Hello, I'm sorry to hear about your situation and I hope you'll be able to get at least one of them working. I would be interested in the plastic and screws for the memory cover and hard drive cover and possibly more depending on what you have. Thanks.
by 28CarsLater
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: How much is a W700 worth?
Replies: 8
Views: 5838

Re: How much is a W700 worth?

I recently bought a pristine W700 (2752 RZ2 - WUXGA) from the British Columbia government's auction site. Price came to $127, including adapter, dead battery, no operating system, shipped to New York state. They have a lot of IT equipment on sale, including Thinkpads. Much of it is in lots, but the...
by 28CarsLater
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: What to do if Computrace is activated in your TP BIOS
Replies: 135
Views: 154135

Re: What to do if Computrace is activated in your TP BIOS

Thanks for the reply, and I'm glad to see there is a way around it but it takes a special breed to find the fix. I'm sentimental about the thing because that was the X300 I took to Las Vegas, Canada, and Europe plus I do have a lot of data on it. I was able to boot a Linux live cd so what I probably...
by 28CarsLater
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T450 add M.2 SSD and Dual Boot Win10/Linux?
Replies: 5
Views: 3825

Re: T450 add M.2 SSD and Dual Boot Win10/Linux?

I used to have a T450S as a work computer but I never attempted to install anything on it. I do have a number of Thinkpads prior to that model and several of them are set up as dual boot Lubuntu/Win7. I'm happy to report that with that distro all of my hardware including wireless worked out of the b...
by 28CarsLater
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: What to do if Computrace is activated in your TP BIOS
Replies: 135
Views: 154135

Re: What to do if Computrace is activated in your TP BIOS

RealBlackStuff, I am curious, when you killed Computrace do you mean you went into the BIOS and set it to permanently disabled or was it activated and you found a solution? I ask because I have three X300s and one -after I owned and used it for four years after purchase in 2014- decided to activate ...
by 28CarsLater
Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: X301 Modded BIOS
Replies: 14
Views: 7692

Re: X301 Modded BIOS

Thank you for posting the still active link, I was able to snag it.
by 28CarsLater
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: x301 CPU upgrade (yes, we're talking soldering)
Replies: 13
Views: 5216

Re: x301 CPU upgrade (yes, we're talking soldering)

Hi, I just came across your post and subsequent link on X301 modifications and I am impressed. I have two X300s and several X301s in POST but varying repair states, perhaps someday I will select one of the X301s and rebuild it as you have (new fan, paste, keyboard). I wish I got your battery life th...
by 28CarsLater
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: Wake on LAN (WOL) over wireless card
Replies: 2
Views: 2533

Wake on LAN (WOL) over wireless card

Hi, is Wake on LAN (WOL) even possible over a wireless card? Another thought I had, does such a device exist which interfaces with the NIC but functions over wireless as that should work. I have an X300 with a busted screen I want to repurpose, but in general I am curious about this. Thanks in advan...

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