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by MikalE
Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Best 15.4 (or larger) *used* TP with numpad
Replies: 9
Views: 1786

Re: Best 15.4 (or larger) *used* TP with numpad

That's about the most worthless thing I've ever seen on a Thinkpad.

Does anyone really use that unless you're an accountant on the go?
by MikalE
Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Need advise for used thinkpad
Replies: 6
Views: 204

Re: Need advise for used thinkpad

Not from that seller. He's already lied about how old it is. Those pictures may not even be of the machine you're buying.

Four years old. Right. Try FourTEEN years old maybe.
by MikalE
Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Smartcards revisited
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: Smartcards revisited

I would think so too, but I think just the opposite has happened and fingerprint readers have taken over.

I've never seen another T or W series Thinkpad with a Smartcard reader.

They must be out there though, the feature was an option.
by MikalE
Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Smartcards revisited
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Smartcards revisited

A year or so ago I installed Lenovo Smartcard readers into one of my T510s and and my T520. This was just to fool with and try to add another layer of protection to a couple of my T series laptops. I was attempting to use an ACOS5-64 Smartcard which, without the proprietary software from the card ma...
by MikalE
Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Spyworld Revealed: almost every Intel CPU runs MINIX
Replies: 5
Views: 206

Re: Spyworld Revealed: almost every Intel CPU runs MINIX

That's scary. Even scarier that there is nothing you can do about it other than unplugging the internet.
by MikalE
Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W520- need help removing bezel and buying a fan
Replies: 2
Views: 189

Re: W520- need help removing bezel and buying a fan

It is illustrated quite well in the T520 hardware manual and I can't imagine it being any different for the W520. You need to invest in some case separation tools used for this type of work. They are also used to separate tablet and cell phone cases. Some of them look like large guitar picks of vari...
by MikalE
Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Was given an HP 6303
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Was given an HP 6303

My neighbor gave me an old HP 6303 Wally-World special yesterday. It looked like he just took it out of the box. Not a mark on it anywhere and clean as a whistle on the inside. Literally new looking. It had Windows Vista and was password protected. After getting around the account password and wiped...
by MikalE
Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W520: Smoke came out of my laptop!
Replies: 17
Views: 611

Re: W520: Smoke came out of my laptop!

I would replace all four of those to be certain, but it looks like the second from the left is the one that smoked.
by MikalE
Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Poor Man's Retro Thinkpad
Replies: 8
Views: 494

Re: Poor Man's Retro Thinkpad

The new German language keyboard I received from Germany has very 'clicky' keys. I did not note the part number unfortunately. It was from a seller in Germany on eBay.

Anything would have been better than the POS it shipped with.
by MikalE
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Looking for Win 7 Pro/Ultra/Enterprise COA
Replies: 7
Views: 2996

Re: Looking for Win 7 Pro/Ultra/Enterprise COA

I have a T510 with a legal COA for Win 7 Pro and had to replace a hard drive several months ago. I loaded up the OS to the new drive and Windows doesn't recognize the legitimate COA from the bottom of the machine. I need to do a telephone activation but haven't gotten around to it yet since i don't ...
by MikalE
Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Will T530 keyboard fit in T520?
Replies: 4
Views: 434

Re: Will T530 keyboard fit in T520?

English, and even German keyboards are dirt cheap for the T510/520. Even the T500. I don't know why you would want to go to the trouble of installing an inferior keyboard, and then not having all of it work to save a few bucks. ??? I like to tinker and upgrade as much as the next TP fan, but not dow...
by MikalE
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: Finally pictures of non-US T25-Retro keyboards
Replies: 20
Views: 1185

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

It is exactly like my T520 keyboard.
by MikalE
Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: w520 wont turn on with battery attached
Replies: 3
Views: 435

Re: w520 wont turn on with battery attached

Sounds like the charging circuit might be bad.

Have you tried installing the battery while it is running on the mains alone? If so, what happens?

Who is the seller on e-bay so I can investigate and avoid if neccessary?
by MikalE
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Can I Libreboot an x201?
Replies: 4
Views: 596

Re: Can I Libreboot an x201?

From what I've read there I don't interpret the X201 as being compatible either.
by MikalE
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: 500 series Sata-II fix?
Replies: 12
Views: 776

Re: 500 series Sata-II fix?

Are SATA III drives backward compatible?
by MikalE
Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Everyone needs a classic IBM ThinkPad running MS-DOS + Windows 3.11
Replies: 20
Views: 1158

Re: Everyone needs a classic IBM ThinkPad running MS-DOS + Windows 3.11

I haven't seen a config or autoexec file in over a decade.
by MikalE
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTS Lenovo ThinkPad W701 17.1" (320GB, Intel Core i7, 1.6GHz, 2GB)
Replies: 10
Views: 844

Re: WTS Lenovo ThinkPad W701 17.1" (320GB, Intel Core i7, 1.6GHz, 2GB)

Why so much more to the States? Even with the conversion rate it's almost 50 pounds more. ???
by MikalE
Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Win7 Pro 64 / Linux Mint
Replies: 7
Views: 1745

Re: Win7 Pro 64 / Linux Mint

Beats me. It seems to be a left-over from when I set up the dual drive, dual OS configuration. It must be residing in the MFT. Or, ???
by MikalE
Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: So Who Actually Ordered?
Replies: 92
Views: 4645

Re: So Who Actually Ordered?

Thanks.

I didn't realize it came with only the 14" screen. I'll hold out for the inevitable 15.6" version. I hope so anyway.
by MikalE
Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: So Who Actually Ordered?
Replies: 92
Views: 4645

Re: So Who Actually Ordered?

I was on the Lenovo site last night looking at the P71, but I could not find the TP25 anywhere on the site and a search of the site turned up nothing.

Does someone have a link to the page at Lenovo with this system?
by MikalE
Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Win7 Pro 64 / Linux Mint
Replies: 7
Views: 1745

Re: Win7 Pro 64 / Linux Mint

Just a short update, since removing the Linux drive and loading Win 10 Pro, I'm still asked upon startup if Windows 10 is the OS I wish to load, even though it is the only OS on the drive.
by MikalE
Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: New T410, Win7 install question
Replies: 13
Views: 779

Re: New T410, Win7 install question

The COAs on Lenovo machines are actually Volume Key Licenses, that only work with a Lenovo Recovery set. The Windows type should be matching though, e.g. a W7-Home COA needs W7-Home Recovery and W7-Pro COA needs W7-Pro Recovery. 32 or 64 bit, both will work. The COA also works if you want to instal...
by MikalE
Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: New T410, Win7 install question
Replies: 13
Views: 779

Re: New T410, Win7 install question

Probably because your data is more valuable to MS than the copy of the software they are 'giving' you.
by MikalE
Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: SELLING MY VINTAGE LAPTOP COLLECTION
Replies: 27
Views: 2674

Re: SELLING MY VINTAGE LAPTOP COLLECTION

That link doesn't work for your active listings.
by MikalE
Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: New T410, Win7 install question
Replies: 13
Views: 779

Re: New T410, Win7 install question

No. But I don't understand why your COA isn't working.

If the COA isn't any good for a reload what's the point of even including it with the machine?
by MikalE
Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: New T410, Win7 install question
Replies: 13
Views: 779

Re: New T410, Win7 install question

Download and install Lenovo Update and it will search for the correct drivers for the various devices on your system. The hardest to get is the Wi-Fi driver. I always have a copy of these Wi-Fi drivers for my systems stored on a separate backup hard drive just in case. I don't know if Win 7 loads a ...
by MikalE
Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: So Who Actually Ordered?
Replies: 92
Views: 4645

Re: So Who Actually Ordered?

A small cut square of electrical tape works wonders for covering cameras. You can hardly tell it's there.
by MikalE
Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:24 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Post your desktop.
Replies: 733
Views: 284592

Re: Post your desktop.

Willkommen zu Fora.
by MikalE
Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: ThinkFamily
Replies: 6
Views: 402

Re: ThinkFamily

Nice collection. I don't have any 14" Thinkpads. I want as much visible screen acreage as possible.

I'm still debating the purchase of a W701. I just don't know if it is cost effective as it relates to screen size vs. horsepower.
by MikalE
Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS - ThinkPad A21p & accessories; free to a good home
Replies: 5
Views: 413

Re: FS - ThinkPad A21p & accessories; free to a good home

PM not working (stuck in Outbox). Based on a 15 pound package about 16"x12"x7": FedEx Ground (4 business days) would be $34.29 UPS Ground (4 business days) would be $36.10 USPS Ground (8 days) would be $46.27 USPS Priority Mail (2 days) would be $50.80 Why 15 pounds? I've shipped to, and have recei...

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