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by Thinkpad4by3
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: What platic type is 701C made of, how can I bond two pieces of it?
Replies: 8
Views: 212

Re: What platic type is 701C made of, how can I bond two pieces of it?

TheForgottenKing wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:42 pm
It's made of paper plates and flex seal
And everytime I see one...I think "that's alotta damage" because even a well preserved one looks like a train-wreck.
by Thinkpad4by3
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: HV150UX2-100 order for Europe - vol. 2!
Replies: 2
Views: 394

Re: HV150UX2-100 order for Europe - vol. 2!

Hello, I have two HV150UX2-100 screens for sale and one modified cable and inverter. I am from the EU, if you are interested, send me a PM. This is not the place to put this. This should have its own thread....and if you are trying to sell it forum rules specify that you must declare a price. This ...
by Thinkpad4by3
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: Weird Screen flicker W530 and ultradoc
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: Weird Screen flicker W530 and ultradoc

Try and set the machine to either "Integrated Only" or "Dedicated Graphics Only" and see how the problem works then.

If the machine goes haywire on every app w/ dedicated graphics and goes away the integrated only....then the K2000M is dying.

Does this only happen on the dock?
by Thinkpad4by3
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T520 odd reboot issue
Replies: 6
Views: 527

Re: T520 odd reboot issue

pino2000 wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:01 am

Would you be able to check your profiles in the boot choices if all drives are there? I can't think any potential outcomes close to on profiles settings.
Well as I've said...the drive just disappears off the face of the Earth... including in the BIOS...but only for that one boot.
by Thinkpad4by3
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Have you joined the 3:2 club yet?
Replies: 71
Views: 9855

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

ajkula66 wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:56 pm
Puppy wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:48 pm
Yes, but almost all of them are these days (Microsoft Surface, Huawei MateBook) :(
I understand. However, that fact alone makes them a complete non-starter for silly old me.
I've found a solution...I fog up my glasses! The only problem is the rest of the image also becomes matte.
by Thinkpad4by3
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 750c repair
Replies: 22
Views: 815

Re: 750c repair

What is the thing you are pushing with tweezers?
by Thinkpad4by3
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Have you joined the 3:2 club yet?
Replies: 71
Views: 9855

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

Who the hell measures minimum brightness?!?

I want to know maximum brightness.
by Thinkpad4by3
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T2x & T3x Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: ThinkPad T23 Arrival
Replies: 55
Views: 9555

Re: ThinkPad T23 Arrival

dr_st wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:47 pm
It's not "less than 0.01%". It's either "less than 1%" or "less than 0.01", but not both. :)
[/nitpicking]
Let me rephrase... "Shady seller </sarcasm>"
by Thinkpad4by3
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W700 dual core vs quad; fx2700m vs fx3700m, other thoughts
Replies: 17
Views: 736

Re: W700 dual core vs quad; fx2700m vs fx3700m, other thoughts

Thanks a lot. I believe that the unbranded heatsink assembly's fans may be actually Panasonic-branded fans, since the 45N6060 part seems to have a distinctive naming scheme used on most Panasonic-branded fans. Take the G41's fan for example, since it also had this naming scheme. The G41's fan was c...
by Thinkpad4by3
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Adding audio to TP 360CE
Replies: 6
Views: 218

Re: Adding audio to TP 360CE

Reminds me of the interchangeable parts of the T4x and R5x series, especially the system board. It is very much the same thing. The 3 series was the "R" series as the 7 series was the "T" series...came with lower end processors, less intelligent batteries and smaller displays that were usually DSTN...
by Thinkpad4by3
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Adding audio to TP 360CE
Replies: 6
Views: 218

Re: Adding audio to TP 360CE

axur-delmeria wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:27 am
Nice! You're lucky that the two are physically and electrically compatible.
Well they're basically identical machines(and use the same FRU Mobo...so it being electrically compatible really isn't a surprise.
by Thinkpad4by3
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Dead W700. Ideas?
Replies: 8
Views: 265

Re: Dead W700. Ideas?

That's "stupid"(given for the effort you are reducing computing power)..for Pete's sakes you have an entire W700 shell. Throw a real motherboard from an Alienware or something Lets see what a W700 can REALLY do(call 51nb and see if they'll spot you on this adventure :wink: ) Not a half bad idea. I ...
by Thinkpad4by3
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: ThinkPad T2x & T3x Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: ThinkPad T23 Arrival
Replies: 55
Views: 9555

Re: ThinkPad T23 Arrival

That battery looks reasonable but otherwise could be rather dicey, based on seller's many negative feedbacks! Recent Feedback ratings (last 12 months) 1 month 6 months12 months Positive 2411 15795 34300 Neutral 8 67 132 Negative 28 149 322 Maybe keep us informed about battery progress/decline? I ju...
by Thinkpad4by3
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Dead W700. Ideas?
Replies: 8
Views: 265

Re: Dead W700. Ideas?

I think I am going to try to shoehorn a T500/T61/similar board into this thing. That's "stupid"(given for the effort you are reducing computing power)..for Pete's sakes you have an entire W700 shell. Throw a real motherboard from an Alienware or something Lets see what a W700 can REALLY do(call 51n...
by Thinkpad4by3
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: ThinkPad 770: Error reading Drive Z, possible drive lettering off?
Replies: 19
Views: 666

Re: ThinkPad 770: Error reading Drive Z, possible drive lettering off?

First thing you should do is get a good night sleep. Second...determine what you want to do. I recommend you get a CF card for an HDD for a total cost of 10$ and you will save a load of headache. Then you can set a VM(virtual machine) to a virtual hard disk(VHD) the size of the CF card(<8gb) and ins...
by Thinkpad4by3
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: ThinkPad 770: Error reading Drive Z, possible drive lettering off?
Replies: 19
Views: 666

Re: ThinkPad 770: Error reading Drive Z, possible drive lettering off?

Got it. Tried to format again with a different disc in the CD-Drive, and I thought I got success, but I got "Extended Error 19." Don't know what this means. Umm...you can't do that. When a CD is in MS-DOS as a readable device, it is NOT a writable device. It may as well be a ROM for all intents and...
by Thinkpad4by3
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: ThinkPad 770: Error reading Drive Z, possible drive lettering off?
Replies: 19
Views: 666

Re: ThinkPad 770: Error reading Drive Z, possible drive lettering off?

I told you the fact that MS-DOS sees the boot drive as A: no matter what the actual media is. I've burned MS-DOS boot disk to a HDD and it still boots under A:, as the floppy version of DOS is not the same as the installed copy...just on how it recognizes the boot drive. Then B: is the floppy since ...
by Thinkpad4by3
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: ThinkPad 770: Error reading Drive Z, possible drive lettering off?
Replies: 19
Views: 666

Re: ThinkPad 770: Error reading Drive Z, possible drive lettering off?

Then you have to format the floppy disk with the "format A:" command Should I just make my external floppy drive A:, and do format B? I keep getting a "write protect error" when doing format A: for some reason. I'm sorry for all the questions, I've never ever had to do this before. That means the l...
by Thinkpad4by3
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T410s dead with power button illuminated
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: T410s dead with power button illuminated

dwilsonfl wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:37 pm
Hate it when a good machine just dies.
Agreed!!
by Thinkpad4by3
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: ThinkPad 770: Error reading Drive Z, possible drive lettering off?
Replies: 19
Views: 666

Re: ThinkPad 770: Error reading Drive Z, possible drive lettering off?

Then you have to format the floppy disk with the "format A:" command
by Thinkpad4by3
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: What platic type is 701C made of, how can I bond two pieces of it?
Replies: 8
Views: 212

Re: What platic type is 701C made of, how can I bond two pieces of it?

It's made out of wet cardboard and you can use super glue.
by Thinkpad4by3
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Trackpoint device creation tip.
Replies: 0
Views: 61

Trackpoint device creation tip.

I was just looking around and I found that the Nintendo New 3DS's C-Stick has a very simple 4 pin layout that could be easily be modified to work with an Arduino. This would prevent the destroying of TP keyboards for their trackpoints and it will be easier to wire and customize. Also the modules go ...
by Thinkpad4by3
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Lenovo X230 Keyboard Light
Replies: 10
Views: 2013

Re: Lenovo X230 Keyboard Light

Only one will be on at the same time but both are accessible.
by Thinkpad4by3
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Dell to release a new XPS 15 model with a 4K OLED panel in March
Replies: 6
Views: 330

Re: Dell to release a new XPS 15 model with a 4K OLED panel in March

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:52 am
Apart from that, who needs the crappy Dell keyboard?
I actually tried the keyboard in store and they really have gotten their game together. It's not a TP keyboard but definitely not a 2007 Acer Netbook.
by Thinkpad4by3
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: IBM or Lenovo Desktops/Workstations/ThinkStations only
Topic: Lenovo all in one conversion
Replies: 6
Views: 225

Re: Lenovo all in one conversion

Just get a VESA compatible MiniITX case and be done with this. There is no point in modding an M72 when a much easier solution exists. Also look into MicroITX and NanoITX boards. What are you trying to do that requires a custom board? The current case that is in I think is a vesa. It's an eMachine ...
by Thinkpad4by3
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: ThinkPad SL and L Series until L420/L520
Topic: SL500 Restoration Blog
Replies: 5
Views: 270

Re: SL500 Restoration Blog

They don't, unfortunately. The SL500's APIC table contains only 2 entries for 2 cores, which means the 2 extra cores will not be recognized or initialized. Installing a Core 2 Quad into such a machine with a heatsink that looks like this , is not a good idea either. I tried it...I got this: https:/...
by Thinkpad4by3
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: IBM or Lenovo Desktops/Workstations/ThinkStations only
Topic: Lenovo all in one conversion
Replies: 6
Views: 225

Re: Lenovo all in one conversion

Just get a VESA compatible MiniITX case and be done with this. There is no point in modding an M72 when a much easier solution exists. Also look into MicroITX and NanoITX boards. What are you trying to do that requires a custom board?
by Thinkpad4by3
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: POLL: What's your favorite resolution for desktop monitors?
Replies: 35
Views: 1507

Re: POLL: What's your favorite resolution for desktop monitors?

Are we still talking desktop monitors like the title says or TV displays? That's why I didnt mention 4k60 or HDR or anything that is actually interesting... I would love to see a 24-27" LCD w/ 4k 60 HDR but these really arent moving on PCs. Both were branded Dell UltraSharp and AFAIK Dell UltraShar...

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