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by Thinkpad4by3
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: T4x Series ThinkPad
Replies: 9
Views: 260

Re: WTB: T4x Series ThinkPad

On my hands atm I have 15" T43p, 14.1" T43, and a 15" R51. I am happy to sell my R51 if you are interested. I'm only interested in machines with the T, X, and A prefixes. Right now I'm looking for machines whose names are prefixed with the letter T followed by the numeral 4, followed by either a 2 ...
by Thinkpad4by3
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X230T webcams and Windows 10.
Replies: 1
Views: 36

X230T webcams and Windows 10.

Pretty self-explanatory. Installed drivers, tried a half dozen things. Still won't show up in Device manager and the green light is on all the time.
by Thinkpad4by3
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Surprise addition to collection: A21m *PICS*
Replies: 11
Views: 269

Re: Surprise addition to collection: A21m *PICS*

Just some examples of it performing well and some of it performing poorly. If you can manage to play the secret of monkey island intro, I'd like to hear that. Past Secret of Monkey island, pick whatever you want. Just want to know if it is bad enough to rule it out as a machine for playing DOS games...
by Thinkpad4by3
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Surprise addition to collection: A21m *PICS*
Replies: 11
Views: 269

Re: Surprise addition to collection: A21m *PICS*

What you get is SBPro digital audio emulation + FM synthesis emulation. The SBPro portion sounds OK, but the FM is... rather bad. In some games it's almost OK, but in other it sounds completely all over the place - missing notes, terrible instrument relative volume balance, distortions of various k...
by Thinkpad4by3
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: A decent laptop with 3:2 aspect ratio
Replies: 8
Views: 223

Re: A decent laptop with 3:2 aspect ratio

Also darn T500 is the same size as the W700's screen. The W700 has the highest screen ratio of all the Thinkpads. Screen area: Infinity. Bezel size of machine: bigger infinity. Infinity / bigger infinity = infinity. Therefore, infinity > 82%. Lol. :lol: The W700 bezels are kind of ridiculous but te...
by Thinkpad4by3
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: Migration path: upgrades?
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: Migration path: upgrades?

Oh wait sorry wrong CPU. Its a 4.4GHz(turbo) 6 core. But just remember, they are still both mobile chips, they can only draw so much power. 35W is still 35W of power no matter which way you put it. I mean my phone is a 2.5GHz 8 core processor and should be on par with my 6 core 3.5GHz i7 in my deskt...
by Thinkpad4by3
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: Migration path: upgrades?
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: Migration path: upgrades?

Yes, it should be faster in theory, but in the real world it likely will be pretty on par. 3.7 vs 4.2Ghz, and 4 cores. Clock for clock, they should be pretty similar.
by Thinkpad4by3
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: X20x/X20xT - Hydis HV121WX4-120 Matte IPS + Inverter
Replies: 11
Views: 599

Re: FS: X20x/X20xT - Hydis HV121WX4-120 Matte IPS + Inverter

Some of the early LEDs could be mistaken for CCFL. I tink the only way to tell is open it up or take it to an airport to x-ray it and look for the big box on the screen where the CCFL transformer is.
by Thinkpad4by3
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: X20x/X20xT - Hydis HV121WX4-120 Matte IPS + Inverter
Replies: 11
Views: 599

Re: FS: X20x/X20xT - Hydis HV121WX4-120 Matte IPS + Inverter

The Mercury warning doesn't necessarily mean it is a CCFL. It could be LED because AFAIK, they were all printed with that.
by Thinkpad4by3
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Great games for the T60P ?
Replies: 19
Views: 612

Re: Great games for the T60P ?

Rollercoaster Tycoon is much better played on an older machine with a 4:3 display. Probably very nice on a T60p.
by Thinkpad4by3
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Rebuild 701C battery - no percentage
Replies: 9
Views: 203

Re: Rebuild 701C battery - no percentage

I should make my own 701C battery that uses slots for the energizer cells so that they can externally charged.
by Thinkpad4by3
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Microsoft Extends Its Paid Windows 7 Support Till 2023
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Re: Microsoft Extends Its Paid Windows 7 Support Till 2023

"Paid", no. Screw that. I couldn't give a crap about Meltdown or Spectre or for that matter of a fact, most of them. What are they going do? Get my precious files? Haha...they are all fooled by my little 149$ device. https://3thlkd3wpu0u1x0qbt19cxc8-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12...
by Thinkpad4by3
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Which third party battery can i use for T440s
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: Which third party battery can i use for T440s

X240 and T440 also haeve interchangeable internal batteries FWIW.
by Thinkpad4by3
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB thinkpad 800 series
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: WTB thinkpad 800 series

The 800 series is so rare, they should only be treated as collectors items. If you are trying to actually use it as a learning tool...look for a different machine/get a VM. These machines are extremely rare, and they command very high prices. If you still think you can fit this, someone might be wil...
by Thinkpad4by3
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Lenovo T430 Black Screen / Blank Screen but monitor works
Replies: 8
Views: 204

Re: Lenovo T430 Black Screen / Blank Screen but monitor works

Inverters haven't been in LCDs since the X200. The T430 has an LED display and its driver is working fine.
by Thinkpad4by3
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Rebuild 701C battery - no percentage
Replies: 9
Views: 203

Re: Rebuild 701C battery - no percentage

Id recommend tossing the original board and getting one from a place like oshpark. How expensive could a simple 3-4 component board be to create and get?
by Thinkpad4by3
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Rebuild 701C battery - no percentage
Replies: 9
Views: 203

Re: Rebuild 701C battery - no percentage

Probably something to do with the tiny chip on the 701C's battery.

http://www.conradshome.com/thinkpad/701 ... sion_2.png
by Thinkpad4by3
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Surprise addition to collection: A21m *PICS*
Replies: 11
Views: 269

Re: Surprise addition to collection: A21m *PICS*

Not sure how that will work as a machine with SB emulation, I'd normally shoot for either a desktop with a SB or a laptop that is much older, maybe around 96-97. Tell us how SB emulation works out. Nice machine overall. Reminds me of a big version of the 570(E) with the Ultrabase on it. I dig the ri...
by Thinkpad4by3
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Lenovo T430 Black Screen / Blank Screen but monitor works
Replies: 8
Views: 204

Re: Lenovo T430 Black Screen / Blank Screen but monitor works

Thats not a cable issue, that is LCD damage...the LCD needs to go in the garbage.

Now while you have the machine open, I would recommend putting in an FHD or WQHD kit.
by Thinkpad4by3
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Lenovo T430 Black Screen / Blank Screen but monitor works
Replies: 8
Views: 204

Re: Lenovo T430 Black Screen / Blank Screen but monitor works

So when you turn the the T430, it is lit up but there is no picture?

Is this only in the OS?

Does the Thinkpads splash screen appear on boot?
by Thinkpad4by3
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420 USB & IEEE1394 port. Drop in replacement?
Replies: 9
Views: 283

Re: T420 USB & IEEE1394 port. Drop in replacement?

The blanking plug, since my last post, has been opened up and now allows access to the port. So much easier than scouring for one on ebay, buying it, waiting for it to arrive et-al. If I can lay my hands on another blanking plug, I could make a little better job, seeing as I opened up one side of i...
by Thinkpad4by3
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: What to replace an X201s with?
Replies: 19
Views: 407

Re: What to replace an X201s with?

Yeah, Macs do benefit much more from a high res display. I connect my T450 to a 24" 1920x1200 monitor for most of the heavy lifting for text heavy work. I feel that on a PC, the upgrade isn't worth the money because you get to a point where unless you tape your LCD to your head , you won't see any n...
by Thinkpad4by3
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: What to replace an X201s with?
Replies: 19
Views: 407

Re: What to replace an X201s with?

I imagine most people scale it. Windows has gotten better at handling scaling, but it's still not perfect. MacOS has always been much better in this regard, that's why Macbooks have been shipping with ultra-high-res screens for years, and no one is complaining. I don't know where Linux stands in th...
by Thinkpad4by3
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Sharp LQ150U1LW22N for Frankenpad opinions
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Re: Sharp LQ150U1LW22N for Frankenpad opinions

Hey, Sharp makes some good screens. I actually compared my 755C's TFT TN display to the one on my X230's IPS display. Neck in neck and even the viewing angles test was pretty close too...and the X230 is only 20 years newer. If Sharp can make a TN display in 1994 that good, I don't see why in 2003 th...
by Thinkpad4by3
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420 USB & IEEE1394 port. Drop in replacement?
Replies: 9
Views: 283

Re: T420 USB & IEEE1394 port. Drop in replacement?

3D printers would probably come in handy for this job.
by Thinkpad4by3
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: WiFi Options for ThinkPad A31
Replies: 11
Views: 248

Re: WiFi Options for ThinkPad A31

I cleared out my storage unit this past weekend and finally -after months of searching high and low-found a half-dozen NOS A30/31 series batteries still in their sealed boxes. Send a PM and we can probably work something out. Still have a couple of PCMCIA WiFi Cards here as well, will have to look ...
by Thinkpad4by3
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: WiFi Options for ThinkPad A31
Replies: 11
Views: 248

Re: WiFi Options for ThinkPad A31

What I do now for my older machines is set up a T420 or something like that and use a cross over cable and Windows ethernet pass-through and use the T420 as a "Wireless card". Got me to google on my Pentium 1 desktop with a 3Com etherlink and IE4. Surfing the internet without HTTPS and most URL supp...
by Thinkpad4by3
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420 USB & IEEE1394 port. Drop in replacement?
Replies: 9
Views: 283

Re: T420 USB & IEEE1394 port. Drop in replacement?

Firewire was the brain-child of Apple(so why would a TP venture into their camp?), and was mostly dead by 2009. In 2011, nobody needed Firewire with the advent of eSATA(which was kind of dead back then), USB, and SD cards for camcorders.
by Thinkpad4by3
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: WiFi Options for ThinkPad A31
Replies: 11
Views: 248

Re: WiFi Options for ThinkPad A31

1) I've had a few issues with the A31 and overheating batteries/smelling like they will blow up. 2) My personal favorite PCMCIA wireless card if the Cisco Aironet 340. For WinXP, it is plug and play. Works a treat, or atleast the last time I did maybe 5-8 years ago, 3) That might explain why my A31 ...
by Thinkpad4by3
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 explodes again
Replies: 7
Views: 264

Re: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 explodes again

ajkula66 wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:41 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CduA0TULnow

Sorry I just had to... :lol:
Are you sure Britney Spears isn't the head of their battery division :lol: ?

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