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by Thinkpad4by3
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Thinkpad 750/755C/360 Battery pinout
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: Thinkpad 750/755C/360 Battery pinout

12V from the battery or 12V from the outside? I wonder if it isnt sending the "smart data" so it is complaining.
by Thinkpad4by3
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1/X1-Carbon
Topic: No CMOS battery !
Replies: 4
Views: 68

Re: No CMOS battery !

If it wont run off the battery, thr main battery might supply the CMOS power. I havent seen that since 1989 but is possible from the non-removable nature of the battery.
by Thinkpad4by3
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Best External Keyboard
Replies: 13
Views: 290

Re: Best External Keyboard

taichi wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:05 am
The Model M looks great, but it's only available used, at $150!

So I'm looking for the best contemporary Lenovo USB keyboards.

Thanks.
Pckeyboards.com AKA Unicomp has brand new model M's with or without a trackpoint or trackball for 100$
by Thinkpad4by3
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: LF: UXGA mod for t60 14.1
Replies: 9
Views: 223

Re: LF: UXGA mod for t60 14.1

Also, the X1 panel is XGA. You want the U1 panel which is UXGA.
by Thinkpad4by3
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Retro Thinkpad T61p Build! Warning PICS!
Replies: 29
Views: 634

Re: Retro Thinkpad T61p Build! Warning PICS!

Ok, I see where your are coming from. I am a retro computer collector and for me, anything that isnt 25 years old isnt retro.
by Thinkpad4by3
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Questions about an old 760ed Thinkpad
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Re: Questions about an old 760ed Thinkpad

Ok, you need to know a bit about thos machine. It is from 1996 and it will never run anything remotely modern. Even Windows XP wont run. So you are stuck with 95 or 98. Maybe Puppy Linux will work, maybe not. Not sure. You coudl get a CD-ROM drive from this forum or if you have a floppy disk or two ...
by Thinkpad4by3
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Retro Thinkpad T61p Build! Warning PICS!
Replies: 29
Views: 634

Re: Retro Thinkpad T61p Build! Warning PICS!

Um, it isnt considered retro by todays standards though. It is a late Core 2 Duo. I'd say a good 5% of the market uses Core 2 Duos. 1/4 of the users on this forum daily a Core 2 Duo, including me. It isnt old if it cant be deemed too old for modern software. Anything post-2000 isnt retro/post SSE2
by Thinkpad4by3
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Retro Thinkpad T61p Build! Warning PICS!
Replies: 29
Views: 634

Re: Retro Thinkpad T61p Build! Warning PICS!

Thinkpads have always looked like black boxes. It isn't retro at all, just that's how they look. Retro is a throwback to times that have changed, but Thinkpads haven't changed. You wouldn't call a clock with hands retro, neither is a Thinkpad.
by Thinkpad4by3
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Retro Thinkpad T61p Build! Warning PICS!
Replies: 29
Views: 634

Re: Retro Thinkpad T61p Build! Warning PICS!

Most of the time my phone runs on edge, which is about 127kbps per second. Your page would have normally taken about a few minutes to load on my phone.
by Thinkpad4by3
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Retro Thinkpad T61p Build! Warning PICS!
Replies: 29
Views: 634

Re: Retro Thinkpad T61p Build! Warning PICS!

The rules for the board are no me than 50K on normal boars per pic and a max size of 800x00 for PDA and dial up users. The rule is from 2004 but it is still the rules. The mods will take down your photos if you dont act now.
by Thinkpad4by3
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Retro Thinkpad T61p Build! Warning PICS!
Replies: 29
Views: 634

Re: Retro Thinkpad T61p Build! Warning PICS!

He probably uploaded them from his phone and didn't realize it was a 12MP photo. I've done it in the past too.
by Thinkpad4by3
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Retro Thinkpad T61p Build! Warning PICS!
Replies: 29
Views: 634

Re: Retro Thinkpad T61p Build!

1: Nice build.

2: Get those pictures off img tags before the mods get you!!
by Thinkpad4by3
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: LF: T43 "MODs": SATA/MB & UXGA/Display ...
Replies: 10
Views: 241

Re: LF: T43 "MODs": SATA/MB & UXGA/Display ...

IPS AND LED are talking about two different things First, a bit of tech stuff. A LCD is made up of two parts, the panel and the backlight. It works by shining this light through the glass which has the pixels. TN and IPS are types of the glass. IPS is known for its superior angles. LED and CCFL are ...
by Thinkpad4by3
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: LF: T43 "MODs": SATA/MB & UXGA/Display ...
Replies: 10
Views: 241

Re: LF: T43 "MODs": SATA/MB & UXGA/Display ...

No, just the inverter I think. The LED mod was made for the T60 series machines. I could probably get an inverter PCB manufactured in the US for a few dollars a board.
by Thinkpad4by3
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: LF: T43 "MODs": SATA/MB & UXGA/Display ...
Replies: 10
Views: 241

Re: LF: T43 "MODs": SATA/MB & UXGA/Display ...

Objection, Your Honor! That UXGA-link is for a LED-mod, which ONLY applies to 15" T60 and/or R60/R61. T43/p can NOT work with such a screen. When there is a will there is a way. Break out the SOLDERING IRON AND EAGLECAD!!! :twisted: I don't have the first clue on how to build a LED board, go ask ni...
by Thinkpad4by3
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: 386 laptop
Replies: 0
Views: 57

WTB: 386 laptop

I'm on a hunt for my 'dream machine' a 386 laptop with some specs and my efforts elsewhere have been fruitless so I figure maybe I try here. 386-486 16-40Mhz. Maybe a 286 I could consider. Brand doesn't matter. IBM, Zenith, anything. Preferably a B+W STN display. If it is color I'll still look at it...
by Thinkpad4by3
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: LF: UXGA mod for t60 14.1
Replies: 9
Views: 223

Re: LF: UXGA mod for t60 14.1

That LCD is so rare that you might be looking for a few years before you find one.
by Thinkpad4by3
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Searching for old Thinkpads is a royal pain now.
Replies: 15
Views: 479

Re: Searching for old Thinkpads is a royal pain now.

Yes it is but the capion is first world problems.
by Thinkpad4by3
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Thinkpad 750/755C/360 Battery pinout
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: Thinkpad 750/755C/360 Battery pinout

Ok, found what I needed there. Wow, the HMM has everything. Thanks RBS. It also answered my second question of will it run on 12V.
by Thinkpad4by3
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Thinkpad 750/755C/360 Battery pinout
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Thinkpad 750/755C/360 Battery pinout

Can someone give me the pinout of the 750/755C/360 battery pinout for positive and negative along with a picture of how the pins are layed out in the machine? Two simple pictures is all I need.
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: 85
Views: 45495

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: 63

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: 18
Views: 324

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: 129

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: 703

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: 233

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: 233

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...

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