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by 28CarsLater
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB - w701ds
Replies: 8
Views: 680

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 W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: w500 upgrade path for broke student
Replies: 9
Views: 1037

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: 420

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 W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: How much is a W700 worth?
Replies: 8
Views: 1752

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: 113
Views: 112739

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/T530 and later Series
Topic: T450 add M.2 SSD and Dual Boot Win10/Linux?
Replies: 5
Views: 671

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: 113
Views: 112739

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 X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X301 Modded BIOS
Replies: 12
Views: 5872

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 X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x301 CPU upgrade (yes, we're talking soldering)
Replies: 12
Views: 1987

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 X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Wake on LAN (WOL) over wireless card
Replies: 2
Views: 1714

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...
by 28CarsLater
Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Best wifi card for whitelisted Thinkpad.
Replies: 2
Views: 1952

Best wifi card for whitelisted Thinkpad.

I have two X300s running the Middleton BIOS, I was curious to get an opinion on the best wifi cards (N and above) for a smaller machine such as these. I am running a N router with DD-WRT but may upgrade to 802.11ac when I move. Both X300s are running what they shipped with, which I believe is the ge...
by 28CarsLater
Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: i7 Seventh generation won't run Win7?
Replies: 21
Views: 8663

Re: i7 Seventh generation won't run Win7?

I saw mention online that new new Intel i7 SEVENTH generation processors, the ones that are "new" now, will not or cannot run Windows7. So users buying a 7th gen i7 are forced to buy into a new OS as well, like it or not. The team lead who handles Win images procurement in my company told me this e...
by 28CarsLater
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Well, I just bought a W701 on Ebay.
Replies: 10
Views: 5328

Re: Well, I just bought a W701 on Ebay.

Glad to meet the guy who outbid me... (Actually, I was way down the list) The W701 makes a great portable workstation. I have one with 3 drives, 32gb of ram, and use it as a development machine. Not only that, but if you put a cup of coffee on the left side near the fan exhaust, it stays warm to th...
by 28CarsLater
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Well, I just bought a W701 on Ebay.
Replies: 10
Views: 5328

Re: Well, I just bought a W701 on Ebay.

I've been using a ThinkPad W701 as a main machine for almost a year now, did run into some minor issues but it turned out just to be Firefox acting weird (sometimes the video driver would black out and reset, and turning off hardware acceleration fixed it)... I have a 480GB SSD, 2TB HDD and 24GB in...
by 28CarsLater
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Well, I just bought a W701 on Ebay.
Replies: 10
Views: 5328

Re: Well, I just bought a W701 on Ebay.

Guess you'll want this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/201986671352 Keep it for a rainy cold day! :lol: Thanks, I will need one of those. I just hope the memory cover on the bottom is generic W5/700 and not model specific. I think the cradle is specific to the 700 as well... D'oh. I just love the real key...
by 28CarsLater
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Well, I just bought a W701 on Ebay.
Replies: 10
Views: 5328

Re: Well, I just bought a W701 on Ebay.

One idea, put a W700ds LCD assmebly on it. Go to starbucks, say you have a 2 screen laptop, when they dont believe you, whip out the second display. Second idea, run AIDA64 with a battery as a portable space heater Third idea, watch movies on the couch Fourth idea, give it to me for free :D . Thank...
by 28CarsLater
Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Well, I just bought a W701 on Ebay.
Replies: 10
Views: 5328

Well, I just bought a W701 on Ebay.

Well, I just bought a W701 on Ebay for $202 with a charger but no battery. I have no specific need for it but the hardware specs and expandability drew me in (also the fact the chargers alone for it are $100-150 on Ebay). What shall I do with this beast? :D
by 28CarsLater
Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: LF: X301 6 cell battery 49+
Replies: 1
Views: 750

Re: LF: X301 6 cell battery 49+

I actually bought a six cell from Ebay when I got my X300 (w/Middleton's) two years ago and it would not charge or post with the aftermarket battery. I cannot recall if it was one of those 49+ ones or not, but I ended up throwing it out. This one will only charge and post with name brand batteries. ...
by 28CarsLater
Fri Jun 24, 2016 10:57 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: T60p Microsoft basic display adapter
Replies: 2
Views: 1327

Re: T60p Microsoft basic display adapter

Did you try a Vista/W7 compatible driver from Lenovo by chance?

The only other thing I can think of is to determine what the graphics card is in your model (Intel GMA, ATI etc) and check the mfg for a Win7/8/10 driver.
by 28CarsLater
Fri Jun 24, 2016 10:34 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Lenovo ThinkPad R61i - Palm Rest With TrackPad
Replies: 10
Views: 3566

Re: Lenovo ThinkPad R61i - Palm Rest With TrackPad

Tdl, Two things: 1. This is for an R500 15.4 inch but I am about 90% positive it is duplicate for an R61 15.4 (widescreen). If you don't have a widescreen, and don't have a 14.1 inch, then you may have the rarer 15 inch in which case an R60 palmrest (15 in 4:3 square screen) would fit. http://www.eb...
by 28CarsLater
Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Frankenpad lives! Question about T60 battery
Replies: 15
Views: 4512

Re: Frankenpad lives! Question about T60 battery

Hey, on the "real" Panasonic batteries for the 15'' T/R6x/500 series I noticed something on the one pictured in the link. My nine cell from Lenovo does not have the red circle "41++" and I notice these do. When I first saw it, I assumed it was because these were a Chinese knock off and the counterfe...
by 28CarsLater
Wed Jun 22, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Silencing my ThinkPad x61 - finally :)
Replies: 2
Views: 4210

Re: Silencing my ThinkPad x61 - finally :)

Nice post. I have an X60T I was going to convert to an X61 but other stuff has the priority at the moment.
by 28CarsLater
Wed Jun 22, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Flashing X61T Windows 10 64 to Middleton ROM
Replies: 2
Views: 2446

Re: Flashing X61T Windows 10 64 to Middleton ROM

Nice post. I still install Windows XP when I flash the Middleton Bios and then format for something else, but its nice to know one doesn't have too.
by 28CarsLater
Wed Jun 22, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: What is the "current" X301?
Replies: 12
Views: 4156

Re: What is the "current" X301?

Hi, I was just curious where you obtained a battery which last several hours. I purchased an X300 second hand and a new in box sealed Lenovo battery from Ebay and I'm lucky if I get 1.5 hours from start to finish. I do realize the X301 and X300 use different mobos and processors but fundamentally th...
by 28CarsLater
Wed Feb 03, 2016 11:28 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: W10 seems to run stable now...
Replies: 2
Views: 1403

Re: W10 seems to run stable now...

I have a slightly damaged T520 inbound to serve as a W10 test bed. They've been testing some of our older Dells at the office but I know in part the plan was to lease new computers for the W10 switch which is set to begin at the end of the fiscal year. Professionally I will probably have to deal wit...

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