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by Qing Dao
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: X62 500GB SSD, 8GB RAM, SXGA+
Replies: 6
Views: 3888

Re: FS: X62 500GB SSD, 8GB RAM, SXGA+

I bought the nicest looking X61 chassis I could find. I think that the lid was re-sprayed somehow by the seller I bought it from. I just get the feeling. I've treated it very gently. I have tried to "Hackintosh" other things, including a desktop I built for the express purpose. I'm good with hardwar...
by Qing Dao
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: 4x 15" 4:3 T61 Frankenpads plus accessories
Replies: 4
Views: 3274

FS: 4x 15" 4:3 T61 Frankenpads plus accessories

Hi. I bought one of these on here and I built three by myself. With the ones I made myself I wanted to go all-out and do the best job I possibly could, considering them useful works of art. These machines are beautiful and still work well. I used the Thinkpad I bought here the most, even though it h...
by Qing Dao
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: X62 500GB SSD, 8GB RAM, SXGA+
Replies: 6
Views: 3888

FS: X62 500GB SSD, 8GB RAM, SXGA+

First of all, I know I will regret selling this. I bought the X62 board new in October 2016. I put it into an X61 donor and added an SXGA+ screen, a 500GB MSATA SSD, and 8GB RAM. It has worked fine since day 1. The problems with this computer are as follows: 1. The bezel around the screen on the top...
by Qing Dao
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Power consumption 5100 vs 6200 Wifi
Replies: 3
Views: 3839

Re: Power consumption 5100 vs 6200 Wifi

I upgraded my machines to 5300 wireless cards when they were released. Those proved a big improvement. Then when the 6300 was released a year later, I jumped on those. However, there was no difference I could detect in reception or battery life. I even ran some power drain tests and could not tell. ...
by Qing Dao
Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X62 problems, quirks, and fixes
Replies: 177
Views: 74576

Re: X62 problems, quirks, and fixes

I finally got my X62 up and running. I have had the motherboard for three months. I took it to work to put it together, but got annoyed by the relatively low quality things seemed and shoved it away somewhere. I brought it home about a week ago and got it up with Linux Mint. The computer runs fine. ...
by Qing Dao
Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:27 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: 51nb's X62: latest update
Replies: 282
Views: 115502

Re: 51nb's X62: latest update

My second batch X62 board arrived on Saturday morning. I still haven't had a chance to play with it though.
by Qing Dao
Sun Aug 14, 2016 2:29 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: 51nb's X62: latest update
Replies: 282
Views: 115502

Re: 51nb's X62: latest update

I ordered one of the X62 motherboards today. Can't wait to do the swap!
by Qing Dao
Sat Aug 01, 2015 7:13 am
Forum: Windows 10/11/etc.
Topic: Windows 10 and why I don't care for it much.
Replies: 113
Views: 27856

Re: Windows 10 and why I don't care for it much.

I have not tried out Windows 10, and probably don't have much interest in doing so. Win 7 is working fine on my one-year-old Dell XPS 8700, as well as on numerous Thinkpads. I also have Linux Mint 16 or 17 on almost all of my later Thinkpads starting with the T40s and into the T60s. As I gain more ...
by Qing Dao
Thu Jul 30, 2015 2:45 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: 60Hz SXGA+ success on X61
Replies: 13
Views: 6162

Re: 60Hz SXGA+ success on X61

Wow, this is awesome! Thank you so much, now I want to upgrade my X61!
by Qing Dao
Thu Jul 30, 2015 2:41 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: LF: T500 9-cell battery
Replies: 20
Views: 3709

Re: LF: T500 9-cell battery

If you want a 12 cell battery for your T500, the only way to do it is go generic. I have had generic battery circuits fail on me, but they never caused fire or any other sort of damage, the battery simply stopped working in some way. I only buy generic batteries. I can have one rarely fail and still...
by Qing Dao
Sun Jul 26, 2015 5:37 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: q9000 and t400 and libreboot
Replies: 10
Views: 6226

Re: q9000 and t400 and libreboot

If you scour the T61 quad-core thread you will find that it has been tried in a T400 and T500. However, the way to get it to work in the T61 is currently not possible in the T400 or T500, and may not ever be.
by Qing Dao
Sun Jul 26, 2015 5:34 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: 51nb's X62: latest update
Replies: 282
Views: 115502

Re: 51nb's X62: latest update

I wouldn't mind spending the weekend in Hong Kong to pick one of these up!
by Qing Dao
Sun Jul 26, 2015 5:27 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: Thoughts on the T500?
Replies: 47
Views: 6340

Re: Thoughts on the T500?

You should use both. Install the switchable graphics from Lenovo, and then use the AMD graphics drivers update tool to install the latest graphics drivers for the system. Then you get the best of both worlds. The computer does get hot, but even with overclocking the HD3650, undervolting my T9900 and...
by Qing Dao
Sat Jul 25, 2015 12:08 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25 Anniversary/Retro
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 402338

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

Is this for real, or is this simply more fanboy fantasy balogna?
by Qing Dao
Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:31 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Good source for genuine replacement chargers?
Replies: 7
Views: 3417

Re: Good source for genuine replacement chargers?

You can mix and match chargers without any problem.

The best deals on real chargers are used ones on Ebay. The lifespan of chargers is "indefinite" so you shouldn't worry about them being used.
by Qing Dao
Sun May 31, 2015 1:44 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: T400 & ATI
Replies: 8
Views: 4131

Re: T400 & ATI

To install the latest graphics drivers, first install the Lenovo power manager, then the switchable graphics driver from Lenovo. Then download the driver update tool from AMD and let that run and install the newest graphics driver for the discreet graphics. That is how you get switchable graphics wi...
by Qing Dao
Sun May 24, 2015 7:43 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: X60/X61 SXGA+ adapter or cable mod (60$)
Replies: 9
Views: 3257

Re: WTB: X60/X61 SXGA+ adapter or cable mod (60$)

These adapters are for sale here on Taobao for about $6 shipped.
by Qing Dao
Fri May 08, 2015 11:15 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: 7mm HDD
Replies: 5
Views: 1849

Re: WTB: 7mm HDD

Why only a Lenovo part? You are gimping yourself.
by Qing Dao
Wed May 06, 2015 11:03 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Processor upgrade question
Replies: 9
Views: 2751

Re: Processor upgrade question

It would be a wasted effort. A slight bump in clock speed and going from 3MB to 6MB cache are not things that would be noticeable. Without any other modifications, the only upgrade that might be enough to be noticeable would be an X9000.
by Qing Dao
Sat May 02, 2015 12:46 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Back to PC laptops/Thinkpads
Replies: 8
Views: 3103

Re: Back to PC laptops/Thinkpads

An X61, let alone an X61s, is something you get because really, really want one of them. They would only be any kind of upgrade if your Macbook is the original one released in early 2006. Go with the cheapest 12-13" laptop you can find that uses DDR3.
by Qing Dao
Fri May 01, 2015 3:01 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: Interest in X61 T9900/P8800/T9600 motherboard? (North America Only)
Replies: 33
Views: 16679

Re: Interest in X61 T9900/P8800/T9600 motherboard? (North America Only)

Good luck with that XD. the $40 T9900 probably have fallen pads when the seller were removing the CPU and they used a board to cover that defect. such as this one here: http://forum.51nb.com/forum.php?mod=attachment&aid=MTgxNzM4NXw2OGQ2ZTdjYnwxNDMwNDQ5Nzc2fDExOTEwOTh8MTQ3MTYwNw%3D%3D¬humb=yes or...
by Qing Dao
Fri May 01, 2015 2:43 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: Anyone measure the milligaus ElectroMagnetic Radiation right at keyboard and under laptop?
Replies: 1
Views: 2528

Re: Anyone measure the milligaus ElectroMagnetic Radiation right at keyboard and under laptop?

Oh please. This is a complete joke and there is nothing to fear. If a 2µT magnetic field has "severe health effects," there would be no life on this planet. There is no compelling evidence for negative health effects from magnetic fields that people are commonly exposed to. The WHO says that exposur...
by Qing Dao
Sun Apr 26, 2015 7:37 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: New heatsink/fan for X60
Replies: 6
Views: 10094

Re: New heatsink/fan for X60

I have seen the same exact FRU number on two heatsinks/fans that looked different from each other. I'm guessing it is because Lenovo sourced them from different places. One I think said Toshiba on the fan sticker.
by Qing Dao
Sun Apr 26, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: X61 - Proposed hacks under $500: Dual HDD/SSD both bootable
Replies: 117
Views: 48753

Re: X61 - Proposed hacks under $500: Dual HDD/SSD kind of works.

Thank you. Tangent Alert: I am saving up pennies for this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/181284450351 And I wonder if I can weld inert abs plastics with the hot air tip... Mine is almost like that one, but just digital hot air and soldering without the power supply. This is almost identical to the one I ...
by Qing Dao
Sun Apr 26, 2015 7:07 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: X61 with touchpad ... done ** PICS **
Replies: 27
Views: 16867

Re: X61 with touchpad ... done ** PICS **

If you want a cheap touchpad, just buy one for a T60/T61. Those seem sized very well for the X61. I can find them for $5 plus shipping here, brand new. amazing work, just too labor intensive for me. Do they sell a wireless touchpad I could dremel a spot for and connect wirelessly? Separate touchpads...
by Qing Dao
Sun Apr 26, 2015 6:53 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: Interest in X61 T9900/P8800/T9600 motherboard? (North America Only)
Replies: 33
Views: 16679

Re: Interest in X61 T9900/P8800/T9600 motherboard? (North America Only)

That all sounds really expensive. I've bought normal voltage X61 motherboards on Taobao for $30, and a T9900 for $40, although now it seems the going price is about $60 for the T9900. How much would somebody charge to do the BGA rework, another $30? If it doesn't work the first time, it might be not...
by Qing Dao
Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:11 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T500 LED Inverter board w/LED backlight in T61 w/WUXGA *pic*
Replies: 4
Views: 3759

Re: T500 LED Inverter board w/LED backlight in T61 w/WUXGA *pic*

This topic may be of interest if you are considering soldering wires directly. You could probably just use the existing ccfl inverter. http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?p=721894 No, that isn't possible. The screen in the thread you linked to has the LED driver as part of the panel itself. In...
by Qing Dao
Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:32 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Install a 1066MHz FSB CPU on T61 (including Core 2 Quad)
Replies: 296
Views: 263072

Re: Install a 1066MHz FSB CPU on T61 (including Core 2 Quad)

I think there is a mis-understanding. You can get all the 800mhz socket P cpus to work in a T61 with JUST a bios update. Yes, but they were asking about running a 1066Mhz socket P processor at 800Mhz. That does require some modification as well. Granted, there is no point since you can just use an ...
by Qing Dao
Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:16 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: What suitable and cheap thinkpad ? (2,5ghz,2gb ram,256mb quattro)
Replies: 6
Views: 2593

Re: What suitable and cheap thinkpad ? (2,5ghz,2gb ram,256mb quattro)

Suitable and cheapest thinkpad models ? Software's\Program's recommendations: (MasterCAM X6) - 2.5GHz Pentium 4 - 2GB memory - Nvidia Quattro 256 MB - resolution min.1280x1024 - Windows 7 compatible. T61 is good and cheap about 70-120€ but it has only 128 MB quattro . :( (How much difference does 1...
by Qing Dao
Tue Mar 24, 2015 5:10 am
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: Best SSD for SATA-modded T43p using Linux?
Replies: 11
Views: 4968

Re: Best SSD for SATA-modded T43p using Linux?

XP will run well on an SSD. The problem is that it doesn't support the TRIM feature. In order to keep performance high, you would need to have a formatted partition that is significantly smaller than the total size of the drive. That coupled with the fact that you are limited to SATA-150 speeds mean...

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