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by TPFanatic
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Thinkpad R61e 7649-AL6
Replies: 8
Views: 114

Re: Thinkpad R61e 7649-AL6

That's where Dell puts their inverter, in the ThinkPad you will reuse the ThinkPad's inverter.
by TPFanatic
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Thinkpad R61e 7649-AL6
Replies: 8
Views: 114

Re: Thinkpad R61e 7649-AL6

The white one is a second aux antenna for some models of Wireless card with three antennas, like Intel 4965AGN (Santa Rosa), 5300 (Montevina), and 6300 (Calpella). There are also Atheros 3 antenna offerings. With a whitelist removed BIOS the R61 can use any wireless card easily even Wireless AC. But...
by TPFanatic
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Thinkpad R61e 7649-AL6
Replies: 8
Views: 114

Re: Thinkpad R61e 7649-AL6

To upgrade the display you will need to get a WSXGA+ cable. See this page: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/migr-69708 There are a number of different WSXGA+ cables for the 15.4" R61 and R500 as R is the budget series and some money is saved for IBM / Lenovo by deleting features from commo...
by TPFanatic
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W700 - Need GPU Help
Replies: 7
Views: 185

Re: W700 - Need GPU Help

Accordion to Lenovo support website for W700 WXGA+ lid parts https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/migr-70555 WUXGA lid parts https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/migr-70556 Both versions of W700 use the same LCD cable 44C5388. You need only to source the 17.0" WUXGA. However W701 uses a ...
by TPFanatic
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Switchable graphics- how to startup with integrated?
Replies: 3
Views: 90

Re: Switchable graphics- how to startup with integrated?

It is supposed to retain the graphics settings from your last reboot. If I shutdown my T500 in Integrated, it starts up in Integrated and the other way around.
by TPFanatic
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Finally got rid of Internet Explorer
Replies: 10
Views: 244

Re: Finally got rid of Internet Explorer

I installed Slimjet on my Z60m running XP and it flies. It handles the modern web while being lean enough to operate on Pentium M. Thanks RBS
by TPFanatic
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W500 Display Issues?
Replies: 5
Views: 119

Re: W500 Display Issues?

Without working on them in person I can't make an educated guess as to what is wrong with them. You may be able to harvest some nice 1920x1200 LCDs out of them. But it's easier to just buy the LCDs by themselves. LP154WU1 TLC2 was used in HP laptops and is very high quality, I run it in my T500, 100...
by TPFanatic
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W500 Display Issues?
Replies: 5
Views: 119

Re: W500 Display Issues?

The keyboard looks pretty worn out on the picture one. They're missing batteries and RAM, I'd look for other listings if you want a *500.
by TPFanatic
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W500 Display Issues?
Replies: 5
Views: 119

Re: W500 Display Issues?

To what extent are they powering on? Do they POST? Do they have RAM? Do they work with external monitors? It is possible the CCFL backlight has burnt out. Shine a flashlight on the LCD, do you see any faint pixel illumination? It is possible they succumb to ATI Death caused by degraded thermal paste...
by TPFanatic
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R400/R500 Series
Topic: New CPU in R500?
Replies: 9
Views: 196

Re: New CPU in R500?

I had an R500 with the T6570 2.1 ghz 800 mhz FSB. The RAM apparently ran at 400 mhz as a result instead of 533. It was a very decent processor and cool running. Felt no different than my T500 in browsing.
by TPFanatic
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Microsoft with real Windows Classic for 10
Replies: 8
Views: 374

Re: Microsoft with real Windows Classic for 10

The Classic Control Panel does not show Windows Store apps (including Candy Crush) IIRC. There is really no reason for it to be there.
by TPFanatic
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Microsoft with real Windows Classic for 10
Replies: 8
Views: 374

Re: Microsoft with real Windows Classic for 10

In my experiences with 10 I often noticed elements of the Metro UI not appearing. There is also some redundancy of applications between Metro and "classic"? For example there being both a Metro Settings App and a Windows 7 style Control Panel which both do the same things...
by TPFanatic
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Last of their kind: The 4:3 T61 and the 16:10 T500
Replies: 5
Views: 866

Re: Last of their kind: The 4:3 T61 and the 16:10 T500

Where did you find the ThinkPad 25 anniversary wallpaper for 16:10 and 4:3 (I want it for my R400 but can't find it anywhere), Also those are some nice ThinkPads you've got there. I cropped it myself from http://wannerweb.ddns.net/Public/Photos/ThinkPads/ThinkPad25.jpg :) You can do it in MS Paint ...
by TPFanatic
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Retro Thinkpad T61p Build! Warning PICS!
Replies: 77
Views: 4397

Re: Retro Thinkpad T61p Build! Warning PICS!

There's no Middleton's for the R400, but other mod bioses ex. bios-mods.com/forum may have Dual IDA enabled.
by TPFanatic
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Laptop collectors: if you're allowed to collect just one laptop, which one would it be?
Replies: 41
Views: 1191

Re: Laptop collectors: if you're allowed to collect just one laptop, which one would it be?

My T500 can do Youtube 720 60 and 1080 30, but 1080 60 is a slideshow. :roll: Luckily I have the Youtube Plus addon to do 30 fps instead of 60, the Greasemonkey old youtube script, or I just watch the 720 version. 8) I am using the T430 more and more now, though. :( That said if I were to collect on...
by TPFanatic
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R400/R500 Series
Topic: Computrace Problems?
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Re: Computrace Problems?

Enabled Not Activated is the default setting. Computrace is a service that some businesses pay for that allows to remotely disable stolen laptops. If you buy a used laptop with Computrace ACTIVATED you can call Absolute software to work out getting it disabled. Generally you do not want to buy a mac...
by TPFanatic
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: T61 T7500 SXGA+ NVS 140m (usb overcurrent)
Replies: 0
Views: 120

FS: T61 T7500 SXGA+ NVS 140m (usb overcurrent)

I acquired this T61 to have no need of it. :? So now I want to sell it to someone who will appreciate it more (and make some money). Body and plastics are in nice condition, trackpoint cap is worn from use, there is some hinge play. Sometimes on power up or restart it will give a USB overcurrent err...
by TPFanatic
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: palmrest sticker
Replies: 3
Views: 2888

Re: 15th anniversary palmrest sticker

That's pretty cool.
by TPFanatic
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Retro Thinkpad T61p Build! Warning PICS!
Replies: 77
Views: 4397

Re: Retro Thinkpad T61p Build! Warning PICS!

P9600 does not have an unlocked multiplier. The whole point of Intel Core Extreme series X9100, X9000, QX9300, X7900, X7800, and T7600G is having an unlocked multiplier so you can overclock which you cannot do on a normal CPU. However your P9600 does have Intel IDA (precursor to Turbo Boost) so you ...
by TPFanatic
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T410s plastics cracking
Replies: 6
Views: 214

Re: T410s plastics cracking

Yeah my T430 as well as the T420 and T410 I used to own all feel very solid, I believe because the palmrests are held down by many plastic retention clips which helps keep things tightly in place, altho it can be a PITA to remove. T410s palmrest however is held in primarily by screws and I think the...
by TPFanatic
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T410s plastics cracking
Replies: 6
Views: 214

Re: T410s plastics cracking

I find the plastics especially brittle on T410s and other CS09 Thinkpads. Especially the palmrest on T520.
by TPFanatic
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Monster in the house!
Replies: 41
Views: 903

Re: Monster in the house!

I'm pretty sure that statement is a joke.
by TPFanatic
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Question: Same heatsink/fan in T61 units regardles of GPU?
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Re: Question: Same heatsink/fan in T61 units regardles of GPU?


ajkula66 wrote: I've never used acetone, though...can't say that the thought even occurred to me.
Just keep it far away from plastics and the LCD.

I like toothpaste to polish the heatsink surface.
by TPFanatic
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Retro Thinkpad T61p Build! Warning PICS!
Replies: 77
Views: 4397

Re: Retro Thinkpad T61p Build! Warning PICS!

T520 and T530 are good machines to throw a quad core into with a modified DGPU heatsink. The W520 and W530 are also good, with beefier heatsinks and workstation graphics, and can take up to 32GB of RAM. They can also sustain turbo unlike the 14" T420 and T430. All of them natively support FHD screen...
by TPFanatic
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Micro$haft is $hafting W10 users again! Beware of Update 1809
Replies: 22
Views: 679

Re: Micro$haft is $hafting W10 users again! Beware of Update 1809

The only risk I want to worry about deleting my data is physical failure of the drive, not my OS deleting my stuff. I actually put a lot of crap in My Documents so in the long run I'm glad I stuck with 7.
by TPFanatic
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: T43p and Z60m
Replies: 6
Views: 213

Re: T43p and Z60m

I bought this laptop to shove a T500 motherboard inside, and for a time it was a fully working Z60m-T500 Frankenpad, the world's fastest Z-series with a T9400 2.53 Ghz, a Radeon 3650, and 4GB of DDR3 running Windows 10. It's since been restored. Is that really possible? It lived and breathed, but u...
by TPFanatic
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Beware Update KB4457139
Replies: 15
Views: 481

Re: Beware Update KB4457139

Puppy wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:24 am
Agree. And how many of them use any Google product that is 10000000000 times worse regarding security and privacy issues because no security and privacy is the primary Google business.
Android 4 and Gmail are my necessary evils. :(
by TPFanatic
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Z61m Ti Cover only
Replies: 1
Views: 174

Re: Z61m Ti Cover only

By any chance do you still have the antennas for the lid? The aux antenna on my Z60m tore and I could use another one.
edit; nevermind
by TPFanatic
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: W510
Replies: 1
Views: 85

W510

https://i.imgur.com/sxUiu8wl.jpg Time and again some good deals pop up on eBay, this W510 being one of the really good ones. The specs: i7 720qm Nvidia Quadro FX 880m 1600x900 LP156WD1-TLB2 4 x 2GB DDR3 Intel 6300 WD Blue 250GB Windows 7 x64 SANYO 9 Cell 135W AC It's really good because I paid unde...
by TPFanatic
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Beware Update KB4457139
Replies: 15
Views: 481

Re: Beware Update KB4457139

I set my updates to check but not download a long time ago. If it aint broke don't fix it. :??: Don't browse shady stuff.

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