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by Thinkpad4by3
Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Thinkpad T60 Motherboard Swap OK?
Replies: 10
Views: 283

Re: Thinkpad T60 Motherboard Swap OK?

The 15 and 14 nonwide boards are identical. The only difference is the 15" units have an interposer card to make up the difference inside the case, but just slides in to the board.
by Thinkpad4by3
Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Thinkpad T60 Motherboard Swap OK?
Replies: 10
Views: 283

Re: Thinkpad T60 Motherboard Swap OK?

My new T61, X301 and HP Compaq NX32**?

They are out there, but I really HIGHLY doubt it was new.
by Thinkpad4by3
Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X61/X62 speaker mod possibilities
Replies: 9
Views: 203

Re: X61/X62 speaker mod possibilities

You could always go the Compaq route. Just add two LOUD!! speakers on the tip of the LCD assembly :D .

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by Thinkpad4by3
Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: New Thinkpad T25 - Anniversary
Replies: 48
Views: 1662

Re: New Thinkpad T25 - Anniversary

CNC machines that are sub 5K can create great results.

This guy made a quite professional looking 15" 4:3 laptops, though the specs might leave something to be desired :lol: .

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by Thinkpad4by3
Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Magnavox Metalis 286. It's older than Thinkpads.
Replies: 15
Views: 402

Re: Magnavox Metalis 286. It's older than Thinkpads.

Popped the RAM slot. No question of a doubt it is a standard IDE 2.5" drive. EDIT: Got the machine apart. I figured out that drive is a CP-2024 drive. Going to replace it with a 3.2GB drive because the 810MB one has stripped screws. Maybe a CF Card in the future. EDIT #2: The 810MB is installed. Pro...
by Thinkpad4by3
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Magnavox Metalis 286. It's older than Thinkpads.
Replies: 15
Views: 402

Re: Magnavox Metalis 286. It's older than Thinkpads.

Where did u learn so much about this machine, but the advice and information is so helpful. Thanks. I have a spare working 810mb drive from a Toshiba Satellite 200CDS. That should work, right? Perfect, try this 810MB HD, lucky you. :) Since I was deaf, and computers was my butter and toast life as ...
by Thinkpad4by3
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Magnavox Metalis 286. It's older than Thinkpads.
Replies: 15
Views: 402

Re: Magnavox Metalis 286. It's older than Thinkpads.

Where did u learn so much about this machine, but the advice and information is so helpful. Thanks. I have a spare working 810mb drive from a Toshiba Satellite 200CDS. That should work, right?
by Thinkpad4by3
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Magnavox Metalis 286. It's older than Thinkpads.
Replies: 15
Views: 402

Re: Magnavox Metalis 286. It's older than Thinkpads.

Afaik it uses a JVC 26pin drive that is some propreitary junk or something. Thats what someone said who had one 7 years ago. This machine is wierd. It uses those oddball drives(i think), it uses an alps keyboard with two distinct switches, it uses a rare tripletwist STN display. It uses D batteries ...
by Thinkpad4by3
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: Interview with David Hill
Replies: 13
Views: 504

Re: Interview with David Hill

That means I'm a centennial too. Just one stuck back in 1987.

My computers are from the 80's.
My typewriters are from the 80's (and before)
My music is from the 80's. (and on cassettes)
My games are from the 80's.
MY COMPUTERS ARE FROM THE 80'S!!
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by Thinkpad4by3
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: Finally pictures of non-US T25-Retro keyboards
Replies: 11
Views: 478

Re: Finally pictures of non-US T25-Retro keyboards

Well, from that picture, we could be able to have a T470s or T470p with a retro keyboard, just figure out where to get the palmrests.
by Thinkpad4by3
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Help with new X category machine.
Replies: 1
Views: 118

Re: Help with new X category machine.

X230 i7 is your best bet. They run cool, it is only 4 years old and still a high powered processor. 16gb RAM and you are set for a few years. A 1080p mod will boost your display to amazing and you can slap on a 19+ battery for excellent battery life. A keyboard mod will suit if you would like that. ...
by Thinkpad4by3
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: New Thinkpad T25 - Anniversary
Replies: 48
Views: 1662

Re: New Thinkpad T25 - Anniversary

Hi valued (not really) customer,

We dont care

-Lenovo

(Not actually affiliated with Lenovo, just assuming)

by Thinkpad4by3
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Magnavox Metalis 286. It's older than Thinkpads.
Replies: 15
Views: 402

Re: Magnavox Metalis 286. It's older than Thinkpads.

Its XTIDE. Will it still work? The 40MB drive is a Conner 4044XT drive.
by Thinkpad4by3
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Magnavox Metalis 286. It's older than Thinkpads.
Replies: 15
Views: 402

Re: Magnavox Metalis 286. It's older than Thinkpads.

One problem...it uses 3.5" disks. Its a laptop with a 3.5" disk.
by Thinkpad4by3
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Magnavox Metalis 286. It's older than Thinkpads.
Replies: 15
Views: 402

Re: Magnavox Metalis 286. It's older than Thinkpads.

I don't know, but Ill try a CF card. Im not sure how the BIOS will play because you cant enter the settings(cyls,heads,etc.) Only 4 presets for 20,30,40 and 60mb drives. Ill see what I can find.
by Thinkpad4by3
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Anyone with a spent X220 Slice Battery 19+?
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Re: Anyone with a spent X220 Slice Battery 19+?

Why not get an Ultrabase. It is a battery but with extra ports, a DVD drive, and your charging port.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/04W6846-x220-x2 ... SwxbtZpu9j
by Thinkpad4by3
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: If you've ≥5 computers, do you use them all or feel guilty?
Replies: 292
Views: 100683

Re: If you've ≥5 computers, do you use them all or feel guilty?

Yes many forum members can relate to that and I am personally turned off by much of what Apple represents. Apple in my eyes is fashion / hype and consumerism. Other than that they aren't as sturdy as Thinkpads and anything that doesn't have a trackpoint isn't a real laptop in my eyes. YMMV Yes, but...
by Thinkpad4by3
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: T25-Retro already on eBay
Replies: 3
Views: 217

Re: T25-Retro already on eBay

Like the NES Classic, but WORSE!!!
by Thinkpad4by3
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Thinkpad T61p upgrades
Replies: 19
Views: 607

Re: Thinkpad T61p upgrades

Did you mean bricked instead of locked? Locked usually means a lost PW, while bricked is what I recently did to a T500 while attempting a BIOS flash... AKA FUBAR'd :evil: That is not FUBAR'd. This is FUBAR'd. https://farm1.static.flickr.com/54/115528753_7295eb939a_m.jpg F***ed Up Beyond All Recogni...
by Thinkpad4by3
Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Tin foil in IPS screen replacement (LP125WH2-SLT1)
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: Tin foil in IPS screen replacement (LP125WH2-SLT1)

Honestly, if it seems legit, just test it outside of the machine. I would be cautious with an AliExpress screen, but it isn't AliBaba screen so you have slightly less worry. If it was Alibaba, I would call Homeland Security to take it away :lol: . Don't take it off. It is likely connected to ground ...
by Thinkpad4by3
Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: If you've ≥5 computers, do you use them all or feel guilty?
Replies: 292
Views: 100683

Re: If you've ≥5 computers, do you use them all or feel guilty?

It is one of the 7 deadly sins of Thinkpad users :lol: .

A Thinkpad a day keeps the Apple away, and therefore you might need to see the doctor more often :D .
by Thinkpad4by3
Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: A31 is still usable.
Replies: 19
Views: 459

Re: A31 is still usable.

Either you surf only very light websites (no scripts, no flash, no videos), or your definition of "quite well" is skewed by not having a modern, fast computer around. The difference is quite shocking, and after using a C2Q 3GHz or any Core i system, going back even to the T60 C2D 2GHz is a pain. I ...
by Thinkpad4by3
Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: OS-X Questions
Topic: Mavericks on a Macbook with El Capitan?
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: Mavericks on a Macbook with El Capitan?

May be this will help? I don't know per se but may as well give it a try if everything is backed up.
by Thinkpad4by3
Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T430 hard drive issue
Replies: 2
Views: 128

Re: T430 hard drive issue

A Samsung 850 EVO drive is cheap and will suit you well. Like this one.
by Thinkpad4by3
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60 OS
Replies: 12
Views: 398

Re: T60 OS

Windows 7 should so nicely. Windows XP is a bit outdated but perfectly useable.

A Linux distro like Ubuntu or Mint will also suit well. Depends on your preference. Try them all out and find one you like best.
by Thinkpad4by3
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Is a T43 good for programming?
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Re: Is a T43 good for programming?

Welcome to the forums, It depends on your programming. If you do some Java, C++, etc. that requires little hardware needs and just needs a screen and keyboard, then you should. If you are doing more intensive things like 3D programming, stay clear. The T43 will not have enough power to do that. If y...
by Thinkpad4by3
Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T430s usb 3.0 dual DP dock and DP to Dual DP adapter, can I drive 4 monitors?
Replies: 6
Views: 194

Re: T430s usb 3.0 dual DP dock and DP to Dual DP adapter, can I drive 4 monitors?

Yea, but the problem is that those displays are run off the CPU and if you don't have a sufficiently powerful CPU or are doing tasks that really CPU intensive, you will start having problems, especially over that many displays.
by Thinkpad4by3
Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Magnavox Metalis 286. It's older than Thinkpads.
Replies: 15
Views: 402

Re: Magnavox Metalis 286. It's older than Thinkpads.

Construction is nice. The hinges are beautiful and extremely tight, good TP hinges. Pretty solid machine. The plastics are quite flexible and strong like they should be unlike the 701C. The keyboard: the feel is AMAZING. Beats a TP NMB keyboard anyday. The problem is that the rubber membrane that de...
by Thinkpad4by3
Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Have you joined the 3:2 club yet?
Replies: 37
Views: 1360

Re: Have you joined the 3:2 club yet?

Sexy flat and thin bezels may be wooing everyone here tired of their Thinkpads but my preferred screen size is 15.4" WUXGA. I would argue that out of the "conventional" resolutions WUXGA is likely the most productive one by default for a person with average eyesight, be it on 15.4" or even 17.0" LC...

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