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by Thinkpad4by3
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Please give advice on purchasing a used IBM Thinkpad T60p in 2018
Replies: 79
Views: 45246

Re: Please give advice on purchasing a used IBM Thinkpad T60p in 2018

But my IBM 5151(actually a PGS Max-12) monitor is going to get burn-in!

I always let my machines go to sleep when left alone, I wojt put a screensaver on them because RBS is right. nVidia chips have enough problems, why work then for nothing?
by Thinkpad4by3
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: ThinkPad/Ideapad Tablets & Convertibles
Topic: Lenovo Miix 2 Tablet GPS
Replies: 2
Views: 41

Re: Lenovo Miix 2 Tablet GPS

Biggest question: what is your primary use for the tablet? If it is going in the car as a navigation device, grt the miix. If you plan on using it as a painting tool, get the Venue. Etc..
by Thinkpad4by3
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Time for a "what distro are you running" thread...
Replies: 4
Views: 81

Re: Time for a "what distro are you running" thread...

I'm running this ultra-light weight distro that happens to support many modern prgrams and plays very nicely with old computers. It is Windows 98

Haha. Just kidding. I run Ubuntu on my test machines but I will never use it on a daily driver.
by Thinkpad4by3
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: My X220 i7 has died
Replies: 1
Views: 65

My X220 i7 has died

My daily driver X220 i7-2640M has died :cry: . Troubleshooting so far: 30 second power button w/ no power. Removed slice and regular battery, slice appears to be dead. Used dock to press button, nothing. Machine has NO signs of life, no Thinklight flash, no green light, nothing. Dead. Anything I can...
by Thinkpad4by3
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: NEC Versa VXi laptop from the year 2000 / Reduced
Replies: 7
Views: 673

Re: FS: NEC Versa VXi laptop from the year 2000 / Reduced

Does the machine have a SoundBlaster or Adlib compatible card?
by Thinkpad4by3
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Bench Supply from a PC PSU
Replies: 9
Views: 199

Re: Bench Supply from a PC PSU

If a wire pops loose from the mod and shorts out on the AC side of the PSU, the power supply and my devive are both equally screwed.
by Thinkpad4by3
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Bench Supply from a PC PSU
Replies: 9
Views: 199

Re: Bench Supply from a PC PSU

Find the PSU feedback chip that monitors the outputs and make a new voltage resistor divider to raise the 12V to 15V. Perfectly within the rectifier output voltages. I did this to power a toshiba notebook years ago. Cheers, thinkpadcollection I could place a pull up resistor on my left mouse button...
by Thinkpad4by3
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420 Running Hot?
Replies: 85
Views: 3568

Re: T420 Running Hot?

Yes and no.

1: If you have a bog standard i5 or i7 dual core w/o graphics, 30$ will get you a new board shipped from eBay. Match the FRU!!!

2: Nope, its "plug and play"!
by Thinkpad4by3
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: 4:3 models
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Re: WTB: 4:3 models

For 500$, there are plenty of Frankenpads being sold around here with the highest specs possible on a 4:3 machije. Look around the market place, there are plenty for sale.
by Thinkpad4by3
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Thinkpad 500 Charger question.
Replies: 13
Views: 267

Re: Thinkpad 500 Charger question.

That makes sense. Early revision 500's used SLA batteries while late model units used NiCD batteries. All my SLA powered laptops run at around 9-10V(Sharp MZ-100,Macintosh Portable) while the rest of my machines that are NiCD run well north of 15V.

Its all in the HMM.
by Thinkpad4by3
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Thinkpad 500 Charger question.
Replies: 13
Views: 267

Re: Thinkpad 500 Charger question.

Umm...also, the 500 uses 10.8V, not 16. The 730TE was 15V. You probably would have fried it.
by Thinkpad4by3
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Thinkpad 500 Charger question.
Replies: 13
Views: 267

Re: Thinkpad 500 Charger question.

701C power connector is 5.5mm outer, 2.5mm inner. Wont fit.
by Thinkpad4by3
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: X9000 in the T61p
Replies: 5
Views: 154

Re: X9000 in the T61p

You should probably get those pictures off tags before the ubiquitous admin warning comes.
by Thinkpad4by3
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Bench Supply from a PC PSU
Replies: 9
Views: 199

Re: Bench Supply from a PC PSU

I was debating doing this for a while but haven't had a need to. I would need something with a fully variable voltage control. Interested to see your take on it.
by Thinkpad4by3
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220t fhd mod?
Replies: 12
Views: 210

Re: x220t fhd mod?

1440x900 will fit without an issue, it is much 0.4" smaller and should work just fine as long as the pins match. The 1400x1050 is RARE as all get out and would require a HUGE HUGE HUGE overhaul. Don't do that. :BAAAD!:
by Thinkpad4by3
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: X230 Tablet
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Re: WTB: X230 Tablet

I've got one. It is in fantastic condition, lid has 1 tiny blemish and nothing else. No stylus, 8GB RAM, i5, and an HDD I think. I got to find where it is though. Non-backlit keyboard. It has very little use and works no problem.

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by Thinkpad4by3
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Thinkpad 500 Charger question.
Replies: 13
Views: 267

Re: Thinkpad 500 Charger question.

The Thinkpad 730TE charger is compatible, just note that the 84G0505 is rated at 1.3A, and the 500 charger is rated for 1.7A. You should be able to get it to go for a little while but I wouldn't recommend using it for too long.
by Thinkpad4by3
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Please give advice on purchasing a used IBM Thinkpad T60p in 2018
Replies: 79
Views: 45246

Re: Please give advice on purchasing a used IBM Thinkpad T60p in 2018

It is quite complex on what it can do but it is simple enough to right click the desktop and click display properties :D .
by Thinkpad4by3
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Display problem X220i Tablet
Replies: 50
Views: 1190

Re: Display problem X220i Tablet

Well you just increased the value of the machine about 50$ but I dont know how much you spent on the i5 mainboard for if you lost or gained value.
by Thinkpad4by3
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: New here with a working A22m.
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Re: New here with a working A22m.

Welcome to the forum. Nice find on the A22m. Someone here could definitely get you with some A22m Recovery ISOs.
by Thinkpad4by3
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Is it a stupid idea to attach small copper heat sinks to T61 heat sink ?
Replies: 12
Views: 440

Re: Is it a stupid idea to attach small copper heat sinks to T61 heat sink ?

The T400 is the only relatve to the T61. The T500/W500 is a completely different machine.
by Thinkpad4by3
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Thinkpad slogans
Replies: 0
Views: 61

Thinkpad slogans

These are a few I made for fun. Most early TPs: 2-in-1: Laptop/Bludgeon weapon 755CDV: I have more features than your laptop, radio, TV and phone. 701C: I invented the butterfly keyboard first, APPLE! 310: Nobody complained about my 6 row keyboard. 770X/Z: Lets watch letterboxed DVDs on my tall 5:4 ...
by Thinkpad4by3
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Display problem X220i Tablet
Replies: 50
Views: 1190

Re: Display problem X220i Tablet

Well those X220T units with an i5 can run a near 200$. 70$ for an i3 X220T would still put you 80$ ahead. Another 70$ can get you a i7 board and make you 110$ ahead.
by Thinkpad4by3
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: How many people on this forum own a Galaxy S9/S9+?
Replies: 19
Views: 581

Re: How many people on this forum own a Galaxy S9/S9+?

My pockets arent that small, my fingers are. I cant reach the other end of a 5.8" display in one hand. I might consider a blackberry priv and jump ship because I can use the keyboard as a touchpad. The physical keyboard beats a touch keyboard anyway.
by Thinkpad4by3
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Please give advice on purchasing a used IBM Thinkpad T60p in 2018
Replies: 79
Views: 45246

Re: Please give advice on purchasing a used IBM Thinkpad T60p in 2018

You see the MTM on the to of the forum page, use that to look up the model number on the bottom. Otherwise, burn Ubuntu to a CD. Boot it and you will find it has a LgeCD version. Just use Ubuntus control panel to find the resolution.
by Thinkpad4by3
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Best classic traveling companion?
Replies: 2
Views: 207

Re: Best classic traveling companion?

The 240Z is BEYOND RARE. There are just a handful of units left in the wild. The 570E isn't too rare, but can be a little tricky to find. They both have XGA, not UXGA. All the batteries for these machines are long since dead so rebuilding is a must and then I don't know about battery life.
by Thinkpad4by3
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Display problem X220i Tablet
Replies: 50
Views: 1190

Re: Display problem X220i Tablet

The components looks fine but it looks like something was spilled in that systemboard. I don't know for sure, wait for RBS to give you a final verdict.
by Thinkpad4by3
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: How many people on this forum own a Galaxy S9/S9+?
Replies: 19
Views: 581

Re: How many people on this forum own a Galaxy S9/S9+?

I find a phablet a poor compromise of size of function. A phone with a 5" screen should be used for texts, phone calls, and on the go internet usage. If I need to type something or need more screen space, I probably need more power too and Ill grab an X220 to go. I don't see the point in a 7" screen...

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