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by James1138
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Thinkpad + Linux = I really want to learn !!
Replies: 12
Views: 3631

Re: Thinkpad + Linux = I really want to learn !!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knoppix KNOPPIX (/ˈknɒpɪks/ KNOP-iks)[2] is an operating system based on Debian designed to be run directly from a CD / DVD (Live CD) or a USB flash drive (Live USB), one of the first of its kind for any operating system[vague]. Knoppix was developed by, and named after...
by James1138
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Forum Notices, Questions and Suggestions
Topic: Thinkpads on International Space Station
Replies: 5
Views: 1473

Thinkpads on International Space Station

I just read a article about electronics having trouble working in space and the main photo shows a trusty Thinkpad T500 or T520 hanging in there. Tough little bugger!! Two thumbs up. :-D

https://www.space.com/42567-space-touri ... -data.html

James
Indiana/USA
by James1138
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Seek suggestions for blu-ray replacement drive for T500
Replies: 2
Views: 1432

Seek suggestions for blu-ray replacement drive for T500

In 2019 I am planning to replace the DVD player/burner that came pre-installed on my T500 Thinkpad so I can watch blu-ray movies. For me... it is far cheaper than buying a whole new Thinkpad and far easier than moving all my stuff to the new laptop. I started shopping online and see several possible...
by James1138
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Used t61 battery n14608 for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 702

Used t61 battery n14608 for sale

My T61 finally died and I now have a T500.
The n14608 battery does hold a charge but since I usually work off A/C power, I do not know how long it holds a charge.
I am asking $15.00 plus shipping.
by James1138
Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Question about the T500 vs T520
Replies: 13
Views: 3491

Re: Question about the T500 vs T520

So... the difference in the matter of T500 vs T520 performance does appear to be just the memory... which I was aware about - and the reported shorter battery life. Since I use Linux... I can employ advanced power-management apps to compensate for battery life issues - even buy a spare battery from ...
by James1138
Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Question about the T500 vs T520
Replies: 13
Views: 3491

Question about the T500 vs T520

I have a chance to pickup a working Thinkpad T500 from Goodwill for 60 dollars. My question - other than using different memory chips... what is the difference between a T500 and T520? Is there any major improvements to make passing on buying the T500 a good idea?

Thanks for any help,
James
Indiana
by James1138
Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Lightscribe internal DVD burner upgrade for Thinkpads?
Replies: 2
Views: 1674

Lightscribe internal DVD burner upgrade for Thinkpads?

Is it possible to swap the DVD burner for a internal Lightscribe DVD burner? I assume already that I will need Lightscribe software (already got) and maybe update BIOS.

James
Indiana
by James1138
Thu May 12, 2016 6:53 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Seek anyone still doing T43 SATA mod - BoardRoom no longer does them
Replies: 4
Views: 2484

Re: Seek anyone still doing T43 SATA mod - BoardRoom no longer does them

Thanks for the tip. My T43 already does 1400 x 1050. I would be taking a step backwards in terms of video display.

James
Indiana
by James1138
Thu May 12, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Seek anyone still doing T43 SATA mod - BoardRoom no longer does them
Replies: 4
Views: 2484

Seek anyone still doing T43 SATA mod - BoardRoom no longer does them

:banghead: Anyone know where to still get T43 SATA mods done?? Prefer to have SATA mod done in the Indiana state area so I can just drop it off, pay and then just happily pickup my T43. I checked out the Boardroom website that people spoke about but they no longer do any more. James Indiana T43 owne...
by James1138
Mon May 02, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Questions about Linux, Thinkpad T43 and hardware
Replies: 5
Views: 3274

Questions about Linux, Thinkpad T43 and hardware

I apologize up front if these questions have already been answered in the past and welcome any answers. I got real lucky in finding a working T43 with 1500x1040 res screen for 6 dollars at a garage sale! :D 1. What is the maximum capacity IDE/PATA hard drive that a T43 can use without partitioning? ...
by James1138
Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:09 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: **RETIREMENT SALE**
Replies: 9
Views: 2445

Re: **RETIREMENT SALE**

Humm... I maybe interested (if my red-head lady does not object)! I do not want to insist you with a low bid. What would you be asking including any shipping to Indiana?

James
Indiana

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