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by turbinee
Sun Jan 22, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Visual restoration of the IBM Thinkpad 710T
Replies: 13
Views: 2826

Re: Visual restoration of the IBM Thinkpad 710T

Yes, really exited about it. Here is a description from a Japanese website:http://www.komotch2.com/tps/n27.htm Already got it apart and started working on the bottom shell. It is badly cracked, was not properly developed and is really fragile. Some sneak preview images of the laptop. Will upload bet...
by turbinee
Fri Jan 20, 2017 3:47 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Visual restoration of the IBM Thinkpad 710T
Replies: 13
Views: 2826

Re: Visual restoration of the IBM Thinkpad 710T

So, bad news first: my order from pchub got canceled after a week of "shipping" they did not have the floppy in stock after all. Just got my hopes high for a brand new floppy to no avail. I've been reading on the floppy for the 710t, seems it is 21 pin, but cannot find the fru on eBay. Thank you "fu...
by turbinee
Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Visual restoration of the IBM Thinkpad 710T
Replies: 13
Views: 2826

Re: Visual restoration of the IBM Thinkpad 710T

return is a tough one :D

I ordered the floppy, it is specifically for the 710t from PChub.com.
You know the younger generation has probably never seen DOS or Basic ( the only two languages I've ever worked on) so explaining again and again is probably normal and expected.
by turbinee
Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Visual restoration of the IBM Thinkpad 710T
Replies: 13
Views: 2826

Re: Visual restoration of the IBM Thinkpad 710T

How would you get to the prompt, is there a key combination or it detects the floppy and goes into selection for boot from floppy or start the os? I will probably find when I get the floppy... I used to have a 360 and had it converted to 360P with the help of a new LCD assembly. All the connectors a...
by turbinee
Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Visual restoration of the IBM Thinkpad 710T
Replies: 13
Views: 2826

Re: Visual restoration of the IBM Thinkpad 710T

thanks for the kind words, am happy too with how it turned out. Yes I had a feeling I will have to reinstall the OS, but was really hoping to save this install. I don't have a floppy ,but have seen them online for $20, will get one. How will I go about reinstalling that OS though? I did not see a wa...
by turbinee
Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Visual restoration of the IBM Thinkpad 710T
Replies: 13
Views: 2826

Re: Visual restoration of the IBM Thinkpad 710T

I see, however it is appropriate. I was thinking it will be of better help to people in the Legacy section, and would also get some help with the login screen, as probably some of the users have the 710T and know what to do. Will it be ok to replace the images by upload to the forum and move back to...
by turbinee
Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Visual restoration of the IBM Thinkpad 710T
Replies: 13
Views: 2826

Visual restoration of the IBM Thinkpad 710T

Hi Thinkpad fans, how is it going? I am new to the forum, but have been visiting it for a very long time, best out there really. I recently bought a Thinkpad 710T with the idea to restore it and have one very special peace of computing history, so wanted to share with you my restoration process and ...

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