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by Thinkpad4by3
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: IdeaPad Series Laptops
Topic: lenova G50
Replies: 12
Views: 222

Re: lenova G50

T61 is a much better machine. That G50 is made out of marshmellows and sand, held together with bondo and elmers glue.
by Thinkpad4by3
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Looking for a devil's advocate: why SHOULDN'T I move to Linux completely ?
Replies: 29
Views: 514

Re: Looking for a devil's advocate: why SHOULDN'T I move to Linux completely ?

pianowizard wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:04 am
What problems did you have with Windows 8.1?
I'd take 10 over 8.1. I'd rather be watched being somewhat productive than watch myself trying to be productive without a start menu.
by Thinkpad4by3
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Looking for a devil's advocate: why SHOULDN'T I move to Linux completely ?
Replies: 29
Views: 514

Re: Looking for a devil's advocate: why SHOULDN'T I move to Linux completely ?

I used Ubuntu for a week or so. Didn't like it. Doesn't mean other distros are better but if you are looking for a devil's advocate answer for SPECIFICALLY UBUNTU,you've come to the right place. LMDE is Debian-based. Nothing to do with Ubuntu which I dislike for the most part myself. Whoops :oops: ...
by Thinkpad4by3
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Looking for a devil's advocate: why SHOULDN'T I move to Linux completely ?
Replies: 29
Views: 514

Re: Looking for a devil's advocate: why SHOULDN'T I move to Linux completely ?

I used Ubuntu for a week or so. Didn't like it. Doesn't mean other distros are better but if you are looking for a devil's advocate answer for SPECIFICALLY UBUNTU,you've come to the right place. 1st: It ain't great on reliablilty, and shows it's Linux roots very well. The boot screen regularly looke...
by Thinkpad4by3
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Non identified Thinkpad
Replies: 8
Views: 325

Re: Non identified Thinkpad

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:02 am
Was your wife model T 36-24-36? (In Europe also known as T 90-60-90)
That would fit right between T2x and T4x.
:mrgreen:
Guessing from that model having a late P3 and two P4M's, I'd guess she would run pretty darn hot! :lol:
by Thinkpad4by3
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: ThinkPad Forums Get Together!
Replies: 29
Views: 907

Re: ThinkPad Forums Get Together!

Yes, maybe a skype call might be better or something like that. Faces and voices but no A31's with bad southbridges being used as skipping stones and frisbees. The problem is the fact of how big this forum is all over the world.
by Thinkpad4by3
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: ThinkPad Forums Get Together!
Replies: 29
Views: 907

Re: ThinkPad Forums Get Together!

I think an IRC chat thing would probably be a bit better than an in person meetup.
by Thinkpad4by3
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Re: T420s to fanless server project - cooling sorted, I think
Replies: 27
Views: 1221

Re: T420s to fanless server project - cooling concerns

I have this heatsink from an old Dell Core 2 Duo era server with one of those 145W Xeon chips. https://cdn3.volusion.com/jraru.wkahj/v/vspfiles/photos/490334-2.jpg I think it could dissipate 35W of power easily. Also, if this is a server, why not go with a big fan running very slowly? A huge heatsin...
by Thinkpad4by3
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: web camera
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: web camera

Are you sure, I thought mine had one. I'll check when I get home.

As I thought, they do have Webcams


https://i.imgur.com/2JzxoZb.jpg
by Thinkpad4by3
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 701C CMOS Battery - Rechargeable?
Replies: 2
Views: 287

Re: 701C CMOS Battery - Rechargeable?

1) They are trickle charged, so yes.
2) Install a diode.
by Thinkpad4by3
Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Where to buy Lenovo laptop in New York?
Replies: 3
Views: 1042

Re: Where to buy Lenovo laptop in New York?

Don't know where you are in relation to NYC but B&H Photo & Video has a great selection in store if you are looking for new.
by Thinkpad4by3
Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Request Thinkpad X220 bios splash image
Replies: 3
Views: 196

Re: Request Thinkpad X220 bios splash image

I gave it a try. Finding generic "code" that is dense like that is quite difficult. As a gif it is ~21K

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by Thinkpad4by3
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Diaper Don
Replies: 6
Views: 333

Re: Diaper Don

That is some RealFunnyStuff :lol:
by Thinkpad4by3
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: What Is This?
Replies: 11
Views: 793

Re: What Is This?

Pictures?
by Thinkpad4by3
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Thinkpad 701CS screen problem
Replies: 2
Views: 400

Re: Thinkpad 701CS screen problem

You can use the Fn+Home and Fn+End to adjust the contrast(might be PgUp and PgDn, its the icon that is a circle, half white and half black.) The blueish green pattern on the screen is part of the old DSTN technology. They get burn-in and there is nothing you can do about it. All of those screen have...
by Thinkpad4by3
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Thinkpad Joke
Replies: 0
Views: 194

Thinkpad Joke

I don't know how many of you know the Haunted Mansion from Disney but I hope a few of you get a kick of this pic I made.

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by Thinkpad4by3
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Yoga
Topic: Help convince me...TPY 370 vs Yoga 720
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: Help convince me...TPY 370 vs Yoga 720

Ok fine. Want me to REALLY convince you.? Yea you do. LOOK AT THOSE BEZELS ON THE Y260. Take one good look at them. Look at how big and scary they are! Look at all the screen area you are losing! Scared and convinced on the Y370? Well you should be :twisted: ! In all seriousness, a 13.3" screen is a...
by Thinkpad4by3
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W500/Win7: How to disable mic when lid closed
Replies: 7
Views: 592

Re: W500/Win7: How to disable mic when lid closed

Not sure software wise but you could prpbably splice a reed switch in and PNP transistor to the mic lines and highjacking the magnet for the lid sensor to mute the mic.
by Thinkpad4by3
Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Which was your favorite TP numbering scheme?
Replies: 4
Views: 261

Re: Which was your favorite TP numbering scheme?

Probably exactly what toshiba did in 1997/8, go to 4 digits.
by Thinkpad4by3
Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Which was your favorite TP numbering scheme?
Replies: 4
Views: 261

Which was your favorite TP numbering scheme?

Which is your personal favorite, the early ibm 3 digit (Model/Revision/Processor/Screen/Extras), the late IBM 2 digit(Model/Number/Revision), or the Lenovo 3 digit(Model/Screen/Year/0) I personally like the early IBM one because it shows the most information but I dislike IBM's uncordinated use of i...
by Thinkpad4by3
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: The official 755 Upgrade and general information Topic
Replies: 64
Views: 9260

Re: The official 755 Upgrade and general information Topic

1) What pieces are broken
2) a) How are you planning to use an ISO
B) note: most drives pre-1998 are picky about burned discs.
3) 755C's are very common. You'll find one.
by Thinkpad4by3
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X-class ThinkPad that doesn't run hot?
Replies: 8
Views: 397

Re: X-class ThinkPad that doesn't run hot?

I don't know what your definition of recent is, so I'm going with "newer than your X201s" 1. X220i with Core i3 would probably run a bit cooler than a regular X220 with Core i5/i7. 2. X220 with ULV CPU like the i5 2537M, esp with regular heatsink installed 3: X230 with ULV CPU like the i7 3667U, es...
by Thinkpad4by3
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1/X1-Carbon
Topic: X1 2013 pricing and what to look for?
Replies: 11
Views: 456

Re: X1 2013 pricing and what to look for?

The 2013's are the first gen of the X series? The first gen of the X1 Carbon series, there is also the "plain" X1, which is even more rare... It uses a standard 2.5" drive and has only one slot of RAM available, (max 1x 8GB). And it has a rather awful 1366x768 screen... No. The 2012 X1C is the firs...
by Thinkpad4by3
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: How does "AspectRatio" affect ... being a "laptop" ???
Replies: 4
Views: 521

Re: How does "AspectRatio" affect ... being a "laptop" ???

Aspect Ratio on a laptop doesn't kill me. Its when it is on a desktop. AutoCAD, Programming IDE, Video Editing, etc. is ALL better on my 2x 16:10 monitors with 1200p over 1080p. Ask why not 4:3? Well its simple: 21" 1600x1200 monitors have no less vertical room, but less screen area all put together...
by Thinkpad4by3
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: The official 755 Upgrade and general information Topic
Replies: 64
Views: 9260

Re: The official 755 Upgrade and general information Topic

Wow! you are a lifesaver! It worked! I actually felt and heard it come loose! wow, thanks a lot! No problem. That's what we are here for :D ! I also keep getting this message saying I have a "Antiexe virus"? I think its messing up windows when it boots because everything is super big and doesn't fi...
by Thinkpad4by3
Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: The official 755 Upgrade and general information Topic
Replies: 64
Views: 9260

Re: The official 755 Upgrade and general information Topic

Actually, it is likely not wiped. These drives commonly have "sticktion" where the heads stick to the platter. Take out the drive, put it in your hand, and firmly rotate it where the axis you are shaking it is the axis of the platters(basically put the label face side up in your palm and move it lik...
by Thinkpad4by3
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: blue shade on a QXGA screen
Replies: 8
Views: 699

Re: blue shade on a QXGA screen

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:37 am
Is that set to normal or bright
Off Topic: I've never seen a difference. What does it do?
by Thinkpad4by3
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: IBM or Lenovo Desktops/Workstations/ThinkStations only
Topic: Lenovo Preferred Pro Keyboard vI vs II vs something else?
Replies: 9
Views: 2568

Re: Lenovo Preferred Pro Keyboard vI vs II vs something else?

If you want a office mech. Keyboard that wont annoy your coworkers look at Matias QuietClick switches. Much quieter than brown.
by Thinkpad4by3
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W700 Reliability
Replies: 54
Views: 2421

Re: W700 Reliability

The power jack did nothing. The connector was well stressed over its life. It refused to see the power plug no matter how it was wiggled.

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