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by painiac
Fri Oct 24, 2014 10:31 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: How do I find panasonic batteries for x201?
Replies: 10
Views: 4263

Re: How do I find panasonic batteries for x201?

That all makes sense. Thank you for the info, guys
by painiac
Mon Oct 20, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: How do I find panasonic batteries for x201?
Replies: 10
Views: 4263

Re: How do I find panasonic batteries for x201?

I'd found and read that thread prior to posting. I didn't notice any posts in it, nor in any of the other battery threads in this sub-forum (I believe I read them all), about how to determine the cell manufacturer without seeing the label: what am I missing?
by painiac
Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:17 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: How do I find panasonic batteries for x201?
Replies: 10
Views: 4263

Re: How do I find panasonic batteries for x201?

Does the part number distinguish the battery manufacturer at all? Or is it one part number regardless of manufacturer?
by painiac
Mon Oct 20, 2014 12:05 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: How do I find panasonic batteries for x201?
Replies: 10
Views: 4263

How do I find panasonic batteries for x201?

I'm now the proud owner of an x201. I'm wanting to get a secondary 6 cell battery, and I've read on this forum how Panasonics are the best performing. Now I'm at a loss as to how to reliably get one at a reasonable price.
by painiac
Thu Oct 16, 2014 7:46 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Positive feedback for FAIR Traders
Replies: 3019
Views: 543284

Re: Positive feedback for FAIR Traders

Purchased dc_slim's x201.

Very fast shipping, well-packaged, and good communication.
by painiac
Wed Oct 01, 2014 7:42 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Troubles with X200 UltraBase
Replies: 1
Views: 2946

Re: Troubles with X200 UltraBase

That's good to know. It probably would have been quicker and easier to just pick the lock, though...
by painiac
Wed Oct 01, 2014 7:32 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FOUND: x201
Replies: 13
Views: 3284

Re: WTB: x201 (desired specs revised!)

I appreciate the offer, but the shipping cost is just not feasible.
by painiac
Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:21 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T520 upgrades?
Replies: 9
Views: 3621

Re: T520 upgrades?

Thanks for the input, guys. I ended up buying that nice T520 mentioned above.
by painiac
Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:06 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: T520 custom keycaps for FN and CTRL?
Replies: 5
Views: 5996

Re: T520 custom keycaps for FN and CTRL?

That's actually a stroke of genius...
I'll have to try swapping the existing keys to be sure it'll work.Thanks for the suggestion!
by painiac
Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:27 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FOUND: x201
Replies: 13
Views: 3284

Re: WTB: x201 (desired specs revised!)

I have changed my preferences. Please see edited first post for what I'm looking for.
by painiac
Sun Sep 21, 2014 12:33 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: T520 custom keycaps for FN and CTRL?
Replies: 5
Views: 5996

Re: T520 custom keycaps for FN and CTRL?

Well, I wasn't planning on keeping them blank or trying to repaint them myself... I am obsessive lunatic, but not quite THAT obsessive!
by painiac
Sun Sep 21, 2014 11:35 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: T520 custom keycaps for FN and CTRL?
Replies: 5
Views: 5996

T520 custom keycaps for FN and CTRL?

I'm sure this has been addressed many times in the past, but I'm late to the party because I just got my first ThinkPad, a T520. I love everything about it it, except that the positioning of the FN key messes me up. I promptly switched the FN and CTRL key mapping in the BIOS settings. Now, my proble...
by painiac
Sat Sep 20, 2014 8:06 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x201 CPU upgrade?
Replies: 10
Views: 5522

Re: x201 CPU upgrade?

That is very informative. Thank you, cfds
by painiac
Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:36 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Positive feedback for FAIR Traders
Replies: 3019
Views: 543284

Re: Positive feedback for FAIR Traders

Very pleasant purchase of BobA's T520

Laptop is in very good condition, and arrived in a well-padded box. Superb communication throughout. Would definitely do business with again.
by painiac
Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:03 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x201 CPU upgrade?
Replies: 10
Views: 5522

Re: x201 CPU upgrade?

That's exactly the type of helpful advice I was looking for. Thank you
by painiac
Tue Sep 16, 2014 4:20 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x201 CPU upgrade?
Replies: 10
Views: 5522

Re: x201 CPU upgrade?

Can't answer your question unless we know your usage requirements. You then proceeded to answer my question very well :wink: It's actually for my wife. Her usage will be fairly light (office, web browsing, youtube, etc), although she has a distressing habit of leaving more and more firefox tabs ope...
by painiac
Tue Sep 16, 2014 6:08 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x201 CPU upgrade?
Replies: 10
Views: 5522

Re: x201 CPU upgrade?

So, a related question: how significant is the performance difference between the available processors for the x201?
by painiac
Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:28 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x201 CPU upgrade?
Replies: 10
Views: 5522

Re: x201 CPU upgrade?

Thanks, guys.
I don't have one yet. I am shopping around for one, and was trying for one of the faster CPUs.
by painiac
Mon Sep 15, 2014 5:24 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FOUND: x201
Replies: 13
Views: 3284

Re: WTB: x201

jedisurfer1 wrote: EDIT: mom says she likes it better than her current netbook so I'll let her keep using it until she decides to get something new.
I was waiting two days for you to reply before I scrolled up to PM you and accidentally noticed that you had replied by editing your previous post... :?
by painiac
Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:09 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x201 CPU upgrade?
Replies: 10
Views: 5522

x201 CPU upgrade?

Is it possible to swap out the CPU on an x201 for a faster one, or is the CPU soldered to the motherboard?
by painiac
Sun Sep 14, 2014 9:35 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x201 batteries on eBay?
Replies: 2
Views: 1543

Re: x201 batteries on eBay?

I'll keep an eye on that selleer. Right now I don't see any 6 cell batteries listed by them

Are any aftermarket batteries worth the money?
by painiac
Sat Sep 13, 2014 10:35 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FOUND: x201
Replies: 13
Views: 3284

Re: WTB: x201

Unfortunately it's difficult for me to get an accurate quote without packaging the thing up and taking it to the post office. However, an estimate would be £60 ($100) for priority shipping or £35 ($60) for value shipping. I would equate the value shipping to US priority and priority to US express m...
by painiac
Sat Sep 13, 2014 2:33 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FOUND: x201
Replies: 13
Views: 3284

Re: WTB: x201

That's a pretty decent price, but I'm in the US. What's international shipping cost?
by painiac
Sat Sep 13, 2014 5:03 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FOUND: x201
Replies: 13
Views: 3284

Re: WTB: x201

How much were you hoping to get for it?
by painiac
Fri Sep 12, 2014 11:34 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FOUND: x201
Replies: 13
Views: 3284

FOUND: x201

Edit: Desired model found and purchased. After advice and deliberation, I have changed the specifications of what I'm looking for. I'm in the market for an x201 (not the tablet version). CPU speed doesn't matter anymore. Preferences (but not deal-breakers!) would be a 6-cell battery, SSD, at least 4...
by painiac
Fri Sep 12, 2014 11:11 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x201 batteries on eBay?
Replies: 2
Views: 1543

x201 batteries on eBay?

Are there any reliable sources on eBay for good 6 cell batteries? (genuine preferred, of course, but I might settle for a pair of lower capacity aftermarkets)
by painiac
Sun Sep 07, 2014 9:59 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T520 upgrades?
Replies: 9
Views: 3621

Re: T520 upgrades?

It's a very high-end T520, and the seller has an excellent reputation on this forum. I've dealt with him on numerous occasions. That's a bit above my price range at the moment, though I definitely appreciate you pointing it out. I'll have to browse around the marketplace though. ETA: although the m...
by painiac
Sun Sep 07, 2014 9:39 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T520 upgrades?
Replies: 9
Views: 3621

Re: T520 upgrades?

) make sure that you're getting a genuine AUO panel with proper revision (V4) and NOT a "compatible" replacement...these LCDs have been discontinued and locating a real one is not such an easy task. That's really good to know. Thank you for cluing me in to that. So I suppose now I should worry a li...
by painiac
Sun Sep 07, 2014 9:08 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T520 upgrades?
Replies: 9
Views: 3621

T520 upgrades?

I'm looking to buy a T520. This will be my first Thinkpad. I would prefer an i7 processor, and a 1080 screen. I am capable of swapping out either if I can only find a model with only one of these: which will be cheapest/easiest to obtain? Can a proper 1080 panel be dropped into a T520 with onboard g...

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