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by Mike Pickwick
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Those who own the 15" T4xp laptops, how useful are they in 2017?
Replies: 32
Views: 10715

Re: Those who own the 15" T4xp laptops, how useful are they in 2017?

If you want it as a document processor where the screen & screen size come into play they are great, not so as a web browsing device where modern JS laden pages kill the single core processor. Well like I said, with OS/2 you can watch youtube and browse most things comfortably. And that's on a Bani...
by Mike Pickwick
Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T2x & T3x Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: T21 or T22, how to tell?
Replies: 15
Views: 9873

Re: T21 or T22, how to tell?

Well sure it is certainly better than today's laptops sound at least in my preferences. However, from what sound my T23 produces, it seems to sharpen the higher pitches that it kinda hurts my ears. I am pretty sure it is not because of a defective pair of speakers or anything because it is not the ...
by Mike Pickwick
Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T2x & T3x Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: T21 or T22, how to tell?
Replies: 15
Views: 9873

Re: T21 or T22, how to tell?

Kinda enjoying playing all the old dos games on my existing T22, think I'll freshen it up and sell it on That's why I keep my old T-20 series systems around. I have a maxed out T21, T22, and T23, and a dozen ore ore"spares" The 3 best ones have 80-120GB HDDs pretty much the max for these systems. I...
by Mike Pickwick
Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: [Free] 600/600E/600X/T20/T21 parts & working + accessories/ram (NJ)
Replies: 7
Views: 1863

Re: FS: [Free] 600/600E/600X/T20/T21 parts & working + accessories/ram (NJ)

Is this stuff still available? I picked up a really clean T21 at a yard sale, and would like to see if I can get it to work. Thanks
by Mike Pickwick
Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: SSD, Memory, and Win 7 64 bit upgrade guidance
Replies: 5
Views: 3458

Re: SSD, Memory, and Win 7 64 bit upgrade guidance

Hans Gruber wrote:Thinkvantage System Update Tool.
https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/ht080136

Thank you, Hans. I'm trying this now. I needed to install MS .net 4.0 framework. I'll let you you how it works out.
Mike
by Mike Pickwick
Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: SSD, Memory, and Win 7 64 bit upgrade guidance
Replies: 5
Views: 3458

Re: SSD, Memory, and Win 7 64 bit upgrade guidance

I apologize if this has been beaten to death, but I can't seem to find the right thread. I have a W520 A96 w/ 17 2720qm, 4 gigs mem 160 gig hitatchi hddw/ NVIDIA 1000 gpu w/ 2gb running win 7 pro 32. The system is running bios ver 1.27 I have installed 32gb 12800 1600 mem and a samsung 850 evo 240 ...
by Mike Pickwick
Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: SSD, Memory, and Win 7 64 bit upgrade guidance
Replies: 5
Views: 3458

SSD, Memory, and Win 7 64 bit upgrade guidance

I apologize if this has been beaten to death, but I can't seem to find the right thread. I have a W520 A96 w/ 17 2720qm, 4 gigs mem 160 gig hitatchi hddw/ NVIDIA 1000 gpu w/ 2gb running win 7 pro 32. The system is running bios ver 1.27 I have installed 32gb 12800 1600 mem and a samsung 850 evo 240 g...
by Mike Pickwick
Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:15 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60 display fails after boot to XP, but works on external monitor
Replies: 3
Views: 1385

Re: T60 display fails after boot to XP, but works on external monitor

My guess is it sounds like the display driver is getting confused after you log in/it loads the user registry hive and sets the display mode to external only. Then when you actually connect an external display and remove it, the driver "sees" that the display is disconnected then reverts to LCD onl...
by Mike Pickwick
Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W520 error on boot
Replies: 4
Views: 2554

Re: W520 error on boot

Thanks for the responses. I'm sorry that mine is so late. After installing factory image, I think I'm going to just do a clean install on a new drive. I'm looking at msata drives for the WWAN slot. It seems like putting one there would make a nice boot drive. And it gives me time to save up for a la...
by Mike Pickwick
Wed Dec 23, 2015 5:54 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W520 error on boot
Replies: 4
Views: 2554

Re: W520 error on boot

The PXE error is caused by the LAN adapter's boot ROM not finding a network to boot from. Is there an operating system in the HDD? Try a bootable USB flash drive, preferably one that can check the HDD and/or RAM. I had ordered a set of recovery disks from the tech support people in Atlanta. They ca...
by Mike Pickwick
Wed Dec 23, 2015 2:07 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W520 error on boot
Replies: 4
Views: 2554

W520 error on boot

Hello everybody, I just purchased a W520 4284-a96 from eBay. The machine was sold as parts because it was missing an AC adapter. huh? Anyway, I couldn't pass up the price, the box is in great condition, and the guy offers a 14 day return policy. So, when I boot up the machine I get the following err...
by Mike Pickwick
Wed Dec 23, 2015 12:54 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60 display fails after boot to XP, but works on external monitor
Replies: 3
Views: 1385

T60 display fails after boot to XP, but works on external monitor

I have a problem with my T60. I'm running Win XP. After boot, the Windows user selection screen comes up. This happens whether or not an external monitor is connected. With no external monitor the lcd goes black when username is selected. the machine is still running and there is HDD activity. With ...
by Mike Pickwick
Wed Feb 11, 2015 3:51 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60 w/ external display - no luck with Extended Screen
Replies: 4
Views: 4401

Re: T60 w/ external display - no luck with Extended Screen

Thanks dr_st. I appreciate the help.
by Mike Pickwick
Mon Feb 09, 2015 10:24 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60 w/ external display - no luck with Extended Screen
Replies: 4
Views: 4401

Re: T60 w/ external display - no luck with Extended Screen

I installed Presentation Manager, and I'm able to set the screens up just as I wanted them. One curious thing, though. I have set up the two screens as extended. I'm able to put the applications right where I want them, and they work fine, but I notice that fn =f7 doesn't cycle through anymore. I ha...
by Mike Pickwick
Mon Feb 09, 2015 10:13 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Potentially unusual T60 at great price
Replies: 20
Views: 2777

Re: Potentially unusual T60 at great price

Thanks everyone, for the posts. I ordered it today, and should have it in the next week or so. And thanks to MisterB for the heads up.
by Mike Pickwick
Sun Feb 08, 2015 10:17 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Potentially unusual T60 at great price
Replies: 20
Views: 2777

Re: Potentially unusual T60 at great price

Thanks, George for the info. I appreciate the help, as always. And thanks again for the recovery media, I can see this project moving in the right direction, finally.

Mike
by Mike Pickwick
Sun Feb 08, 2015 8:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Potentially unusual T60 at great price
Replies: 20
Views: 2777

Potentially unusual T60 at great price

Hey, I saw a machine on that other site whose name we do not speak. It shows a type model of 2007-5bu. When I looked it up on the incredible German site which gives specs per type model, they say that this a a 1400X1050 sxga machine using x1300 graphics. Is this possible? I sure would appreciate som...
by Mike Pickwick
Sun Feb 08, 2015 7:00 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60 w/ external display - no luck with Extended Screen
Replies: 4
Views: 4401

T60 w/ external display - no luck with Extended Screen

I'm working with a T60 w/ x1300 graphics running Windows XP. I connected a flat screen lcd display to the vga out on the laptop, but I'm not sure what I'm getting. The screen appears to extend onto the attached display, but nothing can be moved to this area. The mouse cursor will move over there, bu...
by Mike Pickwick
Sun Feb 08, 2015 6:15 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: T60 Recovery Software
Replies: 7
Views: 1031

Re: T60 Recovery Software

Sorry, but I've been out of pocket for a few days. I apologize for the late responses to all those who have been trying to help. To jronald: The reason I'm probably not going with a version of vista or even a newer OS is that the project I'm working on uses Audacity 2.06 Audio processing software wh...
by Mike Pickwick
Sun Feb 01, 2015 2:21 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: T60 Recovery Software
Replies: 7
Views: 1031

Re: T60 Recovery Software

Sorry, the recovery s/w I need for the T60 is XP Pro. Would like to get SP 3 if possible.
by Mike Pickwick
Sat Jan 31, 2015 6:09 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: T60 Recovery Software
Replies: 7
Views: 1031

T60 Recovery Software

Need to by Recovery Software for a T60. Type/Mod 2007-5CU. The part number I found on the Lenovo site is 43T8618. Any help or advice greatly appreciated.
by Mike Pickwick
Wed Jan 07, 2015 5:02 pm
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: Screen Rotation w/ XP Pro SP3
Replies: 8
Views: 15094

Re: Screen Rotation w/ XP Pro SP3

Thanks to all, especially "Mr Neil". With the ATI utility properly installed, all is well.
by Mike Pickwick
Tue Dec 16, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: Screen Rotation w/ XP Pro SP3
Replies: 8
Views: 15094

Re: Screen Rotation w/ XP Pro SP3

Nell, I don't have the ATI utility that you spoke of on my system. I recently had some problems with the hard drive and a local shop, while trying to install the restore disks I had purchased, found them to be defective and installed a "clean" copy of Win XP Pro. I'm downloading the utility now and ...
by Mike Pickwick
Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:04 pm
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: Screen Rotation w/ XP Pro SP3
Replies: 8
Views: 15094

Re: Screen Rotation w/ XP Pro SP3

OK Nell, sorry about the lack of info. I'm using a T60 2007-5Cu which has an ATI Mobility Radeon X1300 adapter. I'm using the Display Properties (right click on the screen method) to get to the "Settings" screen. When I select 2 monitors, I do get additional resolutions, but that's about it. I have ...
by Mike Pickwick
Tue Dec 16, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: Screen Rotation w/ XP Pro SP3
Replies: 8
Views: 15094

Re: Screen Rotation w/ XP Pro SP3

Thanks Nell, for the help. I will check it out again. I don't currently have an external monitor attached, but when it gets here and is hooked up, is it possible that I'll see additional choices?
by Mike Pickwick
Tue Dec 16, 2014 5:59 pm
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: Screen Rotation w/ XP Pro SP3
Replies: 8
Views: 15094

Screen Rotation w/ XP Pro SP3

I need to use an external monitor in a vertical orientation for a word procession project. I have looked, but don't see any way of rotating the screen using XP Pro. Am I just missing it, or do I need another OS? Any help is greatly appreciated. I'm new, so any errors in my post, please advise.

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