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by Thinkpad4by3
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: NEC introduced 4:3 Color Accurate Desktop Monitor
Replies: 3
Views: 417

Re: NEC introduced 4:3 Color Accurate Desktop Monitor

4:3 High PPI medical monitors have been around for a while. You can get them in 3MP(2048x1536) and 5MP(2650x2048). They will just cost you an arm and a leg.
by Thinkpad4by3
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: IBM ThinkPad 330c (5523-JJW) (Japan)
Replies: 3
Views: 1713

Re: IBM ThinkPad 330c (5523-JJW) (Japan)

BillMorrow wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:08 am
if a hard drive has a knocking sound then it is most likely done for..
If you give the drive a firm shaking motion in the axis of the heads you have a decent chance of getting to work again. I've done that on half a dozen vintage drives with no issues.
by Thinkpad4by3
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo at CES 2020 returns to, wait for it........................ 4:3 !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 357

Re: Lenovo at CES 2020 returns to, wait for it........................ 4:3 !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Make a case to keep it folded open, put it on some laptop hinges, add a T420 keyboard to the case and your done.
by Thinkpad4by3
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Danger of using the touchpad on a T530 without the textured sticker overlay?
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Re: Danger of using the touchpad on a T530 without the textured sticker overlay?

1) yeah you can remove the sticker....I don't know if this is a possibility but you might wanna see if you can get a tempered glass screen protector the size of the touchpad to better match a MacBook / equiv glass touchpad. 2) not sure what your talking about. Outside of the *40 series which was a c...
by Thinkpad4by3
Fri Dec 27, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Is it possible to read 5.25" floppy discs with a 770?
Replies: 8
Views: 1210

Re: Is it possible to read 5.25" floppy discs with a 770?

Look into a KryoFlux adapter. Then you can plug it right into the 770 USB port.
by Thinkpad4by3
Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: How does the T60 Lid Switch work?
Replies: 2
Views: 592

Re: How does the T60 Lid Switch work?

Magic....I mean magnets.
by Thinkpad4by3
Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: What SSD would be good with X201?
Replies: 5
Views: 647

Re: What SSD would be good with X201?

Same for against cloning...but personally I've used Acronis True Image with great success. What issues would cloning bring about? I found something interesting on Samsung website, which provides Data Migration Program for their SSDs. I will try it at first. I believe when you install to an HDD, it ...
by Thinkpad4by3
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: What SSD would be good with X201?
Replies: 5
Views: 647

Re: What SSD would be good with X201?

ajkula66 wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:34 pm
That Samsung SSD will work just fine.

I'm against cloning from HDD to SSD, but if you *absolutely must* clone the drive, Clonezilla is the way to go IMO/IME.
Same for against cloning...but personally I've used Acronis True Image with great success.
by Thinkpad4by3
Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Non-ThinkPad Lenovo Laptops
Topic: Help select Lenovo for 12 year old girl
Replies: 8
Views: 895

Re: Help select Lenovo for 12 year old girl

REALBLACKSTUFF thanks. Please consider that this kid is 12 y.o. there are no perceivable differences in user experience or user benefit in her case, that would depend on choice of processor in Thinkpad series anyway mother decided to go cheaper :) but thanks for the thinking time provided. I would ...
by Thinkpad4by3
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Thinkpad batteries can not be repaired?
Replies: 5
Views: 1496

Re: Thinkpad batteries can not be repaired?

I got the cracking case open thingy, there is no problem with that. Tell me what component to replace? I even have eprom programmer and can modify any kind of firmware it has on that board, just tell me how to do it. :bow: Let's be realistic, if I order this same type of battery from aliexpress, ch...
by Thinkpad4by3
Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T410 max RAM
Replies: 6
Views: 700

Re: T410 max RAM

T410 is 8gb limit
T420 is 16gb.
by Thinkpad4by3
Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: ThinkPad P1/P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: Travel charger for P1?
Replies: 6
Views: 1055

Re: Travel charger for P1?

It's supposed to arrive this month. It seems quite legit. I posted a question to them just after my donation/order concerning the specs and got a swift email reply, i.e. from SlimQ support. It's smaller, certainly lighter than the other GaN USB-C chargers out there, supports both USB-C and USB-A ca...
by Thinkpad4by3
Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T450s i5 5300u = 1080p default?
Replies: 1
Views: 524

Re: T450s i5 5300u = 1080p default?

No it wasn't a default. There are top seller machines config'd with a i5-5300u and HD+.
by Thinkpad4by3
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Non-ThinkPad Lenovo Laptops
Topic: Help select Lenovo for 12 year old girl
Replies: 8
Views: 895

Re: Help select Lenovo for 12 year old girl

My 12yo sister loves the X230....and if she's anything like her....you will want a Thinkpad on a durability basis over anything else.
by Thinkpad4by3
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Good TN vs Bad TN
Replies: 5
Views: 647

Good TN vs Bad TN

How come the TN panels on the T500, W700 and my 11" MBA seem to be completely fine with good colors and decent viewing angles, vs the piles of crap found in the X201, T420, etc. There's clearly something different but I don't know why TN is so hit and miss?? :?
by Thinkpad4by3
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo CES 2020
Replies: 28
Views: 2626

Re: Lenovo CES 2020

I don't even get why they don't make one model based off the modular model of laptops. Like if a company brought out a small phone...there is just nothin' else like it and for that segment it could be the only thing you can buy. I feel like it really wouldn't be such a loss if they made something......
by Thinkpad4by3
Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Recommendation for New "Light Gaming" Lenovo Laptop?
Replies: 4
Views: 1604

Re: Recommendation for New "Light Gaming" Lenovo Laptop?

As long as it says it specifically has a dedicated graphics card, you should be fine.

Maybe a T470p or something would be fine.
by Thinkpad4by3
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: T400s keyboard on X200s?
Replies: 9
Views: 994

Re: T400s keyboard on X200s?

If you want a T400s keyboard you could try an X220.
by Thinkpad4by3
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X201 backlit keyboards?
Replies: 6
Views: 940

Re: X201 backlit keyboards?

No it doesn't. That's first available on the x230.a
by Thinkpad4by3
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: LCD assembly 380ed vs 385ed
Replies: 8
Views: 1328

Re: LCD assembly 380ed vs 385ed

onespeedbiker wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:03 am
No, images on the display are very visible, you can also see the colors, but everything has a green tint and the tint is visible even with the booting text.
Can you take a picture?
by Thinkpad4by3
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: LCD assembly 380ed vs 385ed
Replies: 8
Views: 1328

Re: LCD assembly 380ed vs 385ed

I'd check the LCD assembly to check for a disconnected ribbon
The backlight is on but it only displays black?
by Thinkpad4by3
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X61 battery life
Replies: 5
Views: 1336

Re: X61 battery life

An OEM 4-cell slim battery(X61s) got me about 20-30 minutes with Linux so that sounds about right.
by Thinkpad4by3
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: LCD assembly 380ed vs 385ed
Replies: 8
Views: 1328

Re: LCD assembly 380ed vs 385ed

Thank you for responding! It good to know it has a real possibility of working. Would you think a TFT LCD is an upgrade or just lateral replacement? An upgrade you will not regret the moment you see how much better a TFT display is. :mrgreen: ...there is a reason I refuse to buy vintage machines wi...
by Thinkpad4by3
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: LCD assembly 380ed vs 385ed
Replies: 8
Views: 1328

Re: LCD assembly 380ed vs 385ed

As long as it's a full unit, I don't see any reason it won't be a direct swap since inverters ate also swapped and matched.
by Thinkpad4by3
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: ThinkPad P1/P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: Get to play with a P73
Replies: 11
Views: 1540

Re: Get to play with a P75

Tasurinchi wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:39 am
P75? :eek:

Not P72 or P73?
I mean he could always be talking about the IBM P75, a 486 transportable from the early 90s. :lol:
by Thinkpad4by3
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Free: Trackpad
Replies: 6
Views: 642

Re: Free: Trackpad

TheForgottenKing wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:13 am
Do X250 and T450 not use the same trackpad?
Nope the X250 is narrower. They also use different keyboards.
by Thinkpad4by3
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T410 core i5 m520 vs t430 Core i3-3120M 2.5GHz worth changing?
Replies: 10
Views: 1735

Re: T410 core i5 m520 vs t430 Core i3-3120M 2.5GHz worth changing?

Careful, some batteries from earlier T series won't work with later models (notwithstanding the fact that they physically will fit). Double check the T410 battery will work in the T430. It will fit, it will not work without an EC mod. If this is something that interests you...DO NOT UPDATE THE BIOS...
by Thinkpad4by3
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB - w701ds
Replies: 8
Views: 1005

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? Supply vs. Demand....its basic economics. What little supply is left will go to the highest bidder and apparently those high bidders have deep pock...
by Thinkpad4by3
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: x260 working or for parts
Replies: 3
Views: 535

Re: WTB: x260 working or for parts

Why so adamant on a i3?
by Thinkpad4by3
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Battery optimization X201?
Replies: 5
Views: 1390

Battery optimization X201?

I checked powertop on Ubuntu 18.04 on my X201 and its running a pretty consistent 15-20W which drains my worn out 9 cell in about 3-3.5hrs. Any way to extend that? (I'm trying out Linux....again, coming in knowing 1000x more linux, I can really see the appeal. Not switching yet...but as a secondary/...

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