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by Weboh
Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 182177

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

What computer are you talking about?

And we can count you out now? Not after the Yoga book? :)
by Weboh
Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 182177

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

No, I think the message is that's the quality we can expect. :wink:
by Weboh
Sat Sep 03, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 182177

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

We all know why they want it to look like an "I". But they the chassis isn't even aluminium grey ! :lol: Oh well... at least they haven't labelled this thing a "Thinkpad". But they have called other versions of the Yoga TABLET one... It's like Chevy coming out with a new monster truck and calling i...
by Weboh
Sun Jul 31, 2016 10:30 pm
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 182177

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

Right. But I don't think there's a point to 4K on laptop screens. See my last post. SXGA+, WSXGA+, UXGA and WUXGA scaled to native resolution are good for productivity on large enough displays, which for me is 13.5" and up. I had to Google what all those abbreviations stood for. I've always just ca...
by Weboh
Sun Jul 31, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 182177

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

4k video and high resolution media is a large driver of high dpi and high resolution displays. Right. But I don't think there's a point to 4K on laptop screens. See my last post. Having greater pixels in general also attracts the average consumer more. Why? Because they think "more is better" (like...
by Weboh
Sun Jul 31, 2016 3:37 pm
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 182177

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

Also, 12.85 inch screen is way too small for my taste. I felt the same about my 12.5" X220 Tablet display. Until I used a 12.1" X60. Even at XGA* resolution, the aspect ratio has such a huge impact on usability and productivity on smaller screens (< 14"). I always wondered why people like high-dpi ...
by Weboh
Thu May 05, 2016 8:52 pm
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 182177

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

Lenovo made a post on their ThinkPad blog with the title "It's About Time"! And the cover image was a Retro ThinkPad!... I hope the right half of that image wasn't the retro thinkpad, since it still has a 6 row keyboard. It looks much more like a T460s. Well, showing the two laptops side-by-side li...
by Weboh
Thu May 05, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 182177

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

Has anyone heard anything about this project lately? Lenovo made a post on their ThinkPad blog with the title "It's About Time"! And the cover image was a Retro ThinkPad!... But it's a bait and switch. Was just saying how amazing they were for Time magazine pointing out how similar their current de...
by Weboh
Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:26 am
Forum: ThinkPad Edge
Topic: Disc drive stopped working
Replies: 1
Views: 5158

Disc drive stopped working

The other night, when I was trying to read a CD, the drive just made a couple clicking sounds instead of reading the disc. I figured out what the problem was: The drive wouldn't spin evenly, and would spin slowly part-way, until it stopped. Today, it worked again, but it could stop at any moment unt...
by Weboh
Sun Jan 24, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Is there a "hacker" or "computer repair" group near me?
Replies: 5
Views: 1329

Re: Is there a "hacker" or "computer repair" group near me?

So all Craigslist has is ads for places that do repair, and none of the 2600 meetings are near me (there are some a couple hours' drive from me, but they meet in public places like the food courts of malls anyway, and I have no idea how that would work). They both seemed like good ideas, but it look...
by Weboh
Sun Jan 17, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Is there a "hacker" or "computer repair" group near me?
Replies: 5
Views: 1329

Re: Is there a "hacker" or "computer repair" group near me?

Hey, thanks for the response! I was just thinking about this again. What's a 2600 first Friday meeting? Is that a Craigslist thing or an Atari fan group or what?
by Weboh
Fri Dec 11, 2015 11:16 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Fingerprint scanner & Trackpad Linux Driver?
Replies: 3
Views: 1885

Re: Fingerprint scanner & Trackpad Linux Driver?

I heard about ThinkFinger, but I haven't figured out how to compile it. I'm undecided between Mint MATE and Ubuntu MATE.

I usually prefer a trackpoint, but it's useless without a right-click, and I really like its middle-click.
by Weboh
Thu Dec 10, 2015 11:22 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Is there a "hacker" or "computer repair" group near me?
Replies: 5
Views: 1329

Is there a "hacker" or "computer repair" group near me?

I have an old Thinkpad that I want to fix, along with an old Apple Performa monitor. The latter sounds dangerous for me to fix alone, so I would need help. I'd like to learn how to fix things like this and would want someone to do it with. Is anyone a part of--or knows of--a group like this near (or...
by Weboh
Thu Dec 10, 2015 11:08 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Fingerprint scanner & Trackpad Linux Driver?
Replies: 3
Views: 1885

Fingerprint scanner & Trackpad Linux Driver?

I have a Thinkpad Edged E540 that I'm thinking about installing Linux on. But one thing that I would want is support for its fingerprint scanner. It doesn't work natively, and I haven't found a place to get the driver yet. Does anyone here have experience getting it to work? Also, the trackpad doesn...
by Weboh
Thu Dec 10, 2015 5:59 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Will one of these power adapters work with the 750?
Replies: 35
Views: 5035

Re: Will one of these power adapters work with the 750?

I have another old piece of technology that needs repairing, but that's a lot more complicated. How would I go about finding a "hacker group" or something near me that could help me fix these?
by Weboh
Thu Dec 10, 2015 4:34 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Will one of these power adapters work with the 750?
Replies: 35
Views: 5035

Re: Will one of these power adapters work with the 750?

I can't find a part in that manual that tells me how to take it apart. I would need diagrams and stuff, because I don't want to break it.
by Weboh
Thu Dec 10, 2015 4:19 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Will one of these power adapters work with the 750?
Replies: 35
Views: 5035

Re: Will one of these power adapters work with the 750?

Well the system board's the problem with the "new" one. But what's the problem with the old one? What does "basically it's the computer" mean? If it's the processor card o the DC/DC card, are those things that could be easily taken out of the "new" one?
by Weboh
Thu Dec 10, 2015 4:05 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Will one of these power adapters work with the 750?
Replies: 35
Views: 5035

Re: Will one of these power adapters work with the 750?

So the system board is bad with that computer? What exactly is wrong with the other one? Not the system board?
by Weboh
Thu Dec 10, 2015 3:51 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Will one of these power adapters work with the 750?
Replies: 35
Views: 5035

Re: Will one of these power adapters work with the 750?

The other one gets past the first part, beeps twice, and gives me a error that says 19990303 = Not OK and then an arrow pointing to an IBM manual.

Thanks for all the help troubleshooting by the way.
by Weboh
Thu Dec 10, 2015 3:41 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Will one of these power adapters work with the 750?
Replies: 35
Views: 5035

Re: Will one of these power adapters work with the 750?

Nooo... :( How hard would it be to take the guts out of another Thinkpad 750 and put them in this one? (The other one's screen is shot. Or, would that one work with a VGA screen without having to go through a setup on its screen?)
by Weboh
Thu Dec 10, 2015 3:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Will one of these power adapters work with the 750?
Replies: 35
Views: 5035

Re: Will one of these power adapters work with the 750?

Nothing happens when I do that. I tried it with and without the memory card, since I found an old online manual for similar computers that said to take it out before running the test. I'm not sure what's wrong though.
by Weboh
Thu Dec 10, 2015 3:16 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Will one of these power adapters work with the 750?
Replies: 35
Views: 5035

Re: Will one of these power adapters work with the 750?

It might have been 8000 at first, but it definitely is now.
by Weboh
Thu Dec 10, 2015 3:08 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Will one of these power adapters work with the 750?
Replies: 35
Views: 5035

Re: Will one of these power adapters work with the 750?

Now it says 8000 KB okay again.

I actually do have another one of these computers to replace any part that might be bad.
by Weboh
Thu Dec 10, 2015 2:57 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Will one of these power adapters work with the 750?
Replies: 35
Views: 5035

Re: Will one of these power adapters work with the 750?

Now it says 03904 KB OK.
I'm assuming that's because I took out the memory card.
by Weboh
Thu Dec 10, 2015 2:33 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Will one of these power adapters work with the 750?
Replies: 35
Views: 5035

Re: Will one of these power adapters work with the 750?

fultontech wrote: It sounds like it a monochrome unit.
The model number on the bottom of the case would tell for sure.
Type 9545-006? (C) 1993
by Weboh
Thu Dec 10, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Will one of these power adapters work with the 750?
Replies: 35
Views: 5035

Re: Will one of these power adapters work with the 750?

There was a memory card under the floppy drive, and I removed it and everything else. Got the same message.

It says 750.
by Weboh
Thu Dec 10, 2015 2:13 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Will one of these power adapters work with the 750?
Replies: 35
Views: 5035

Re: Will one of these power adapters work with the 750?

I let it sit for about 5 minutes before posting. Should I let it sit longer, or could that hurt it? I first tried it without the battery, and now I'm trying it with the battery and getting the same screen. (so maybe the battery can still carry a charge? There was a power switch on the actual battery...
by Weboh
Thu Dec 10, 2015 2:05 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Will one of these power adapters work with the 750?
Replies: 35
Views: 5035

Re: Will one of these power adapters work with the 750?

So the laptop powers on, but the only thing it gets to is a screen that says "0800 KB OK" and has a flashing DOS-style cursor beneath it, but I can't type anything. What causes this message? Does the OS need to be reinstalled or something? I should probably mention The hard drive hard drive light an...
by Weboh
Sat Dec 05, 2015 1:14 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Will one of these power adapters work with the 750?
Replies: 35
Views: 5035

Re: Will one of these power adapters work with the 750?

Way to be a Debbie Downer. :P I guess I can't take out the battery to ensure it doesn't leak and lighten the weight then. I guess I'll have to hope it can "carry" a charge through it even if it can't hold it after being unplugged. You said it <i>may</i> not work. Did some batteries have logic boards...
by Weboh
Sat Dec 05, 2015 12:04 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Will one of these power adapters work with the 750?
Replies: 35
Views: 5035

Re: Will one of these power adapters work with the 750?

Thanks for that eBay link! Not only is it cheaper, but it's official IBM. The battery's not leaking. It probably would be hard to find a 20 year old battery that still carried a charge, but I was never going to try. If I can get it to work at all I'll be happy (and it will probably be easier to get ...

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