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by TheAuldMan76
Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: SOLD!!! T601 FrankenPad & Accessories (Aberdeen, UK)
Replies: 7
Views: 1249

Re: SOLD!!! T601 FrankenPad & Accessories (Aberdeen, UK)

SKA wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:46 am
Thanks for reply
Cheers
Ska
Not a problem and I hope you get something sorted out.
by TheAuldMan76
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: SOLD!!! T601 FrankenPad & Accessories (Aberdeen, UK)
Replies: 7
Views: 1249

Re: FS: T601 FrankenPad & Accessories (Aberdeen, UK)

SKA wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:22 am
Sir

I have sent you a PM - kindly reply by email if possible, thanks

Cheers
Ska
Thanks for your PM but unfortunately the FrankenPad is now sold - if I can free up anymore within the family I will let you know.
by TheAuldMan76
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: SOLD!!! T601 FrankenPad & Accessories (Aberdeen, UK)
Replies: 7
Views: 1249

SOLD!!! T601 FrankenPad & Accessories (Aberdeen, UK)

*** Shipping Restricted to UK Domestic Shipping Only (Apologies I Won't Ship Abroad) and it Will Be Shipped via Parcelforce Express48 *** Selling For (Open to Offers): £72.00p + £15.00p for UK Domestic Postage Payment Options: PayPal or Local Cash Note: It is Listed Over at Reddit's /ThinkPadsForSa...
by TheAuldMan76
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Make bootable USB with Middleton BIOS upgrade?
Replies: 17
Views: 11527

Re: Make bootable USB with Middleton BIOS upgrade?

I previously used this guide to get a bootable USB stick sorted out - http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads ... ost8257028 - and I did it on a system running with W7 Pro x64 OS.
by TheAuldMan76
Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: ThinkPad SL and L Series until L420/L520
Topic: Vote: which is better? L420 vs T430 keyboard.
Replies: 4
Views: 10075

Re: Vote: which is better? L420 vs T430 keyboard.

L420 has integrated numpad, index key, and more Fn combinations so it's a more functional keyboard. It even has browser keys as Fn combos for Fn+PgUp and Fn+PgDn, however this is entirely a gimmick because Alt+Arrows do the exact same thing!! +1 - Absolutely hate the chiclet style keyboards and I'm...
by TheAuldMan76
Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 spacebar repair
Replies: 6
Views: 2235

Re: T61 spacebar repair

@subspace - If you can't get the spacebar sorted out please let me know as I do have older model keyboards, which are compatible with your T61, that we can do a cheap deal on. :)
by TheAuldMan76
Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W500 Recovery media
Replies: 9
Views: 5614

Re: W500 Recovery media

Different ram slots is the case for T510 v. W510. W500 is the exact same laptop as T500 just with W500 name badge, 4000 model number, no 1280x800 option, and FireGL GPU that is the same as Radeon 3650. But yes drivers are the exact same. Cheers for that, as it was working last week when I was helpi...
by TheAuldMan76
Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:10 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W500 Recovery media
Replies: 9
Views: 5614

Re: W500 Recovery media

There are also no drivers anymore on the Lenovo website.... Lenovo moved the device drivers and software utilities over to their End of Life Product Resource Website for the older product lines - if you go there you'll be able to find what you need. :D EDIT: For the section listed as 'Device Driver...
by TheAuldMan76
Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Windows 7 & Lenovo Device Driver Versions
Replies: 0
Views: 6109

Windows 7 & Lenovo Device Driver Versions

Evening All, A tad embarrassing to ask :oops: but is there a specific Lenovo device driver version list out there for doing a clean install of Windows 7 (x64 Professional) onto T61 & T601 FrankenPads (all 8895-CTO, Intel X3100 GPU based motherboards)? I ask only as the ThinkVantage System Update uti...
by TheAuldMan76
Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Quick Question Reg. Additional Software Testing of a FrankenPad (for Upcoming Marketplace Listing)
Replies: 3
Views: 1589

Re: Quick Question Reg. Additional Software Testing of a FrankenPad (for Upcoming Marketplace Listing)

People will want to know the mobo P/N or FRU, to see if it is natively Penryn-capable. You should install Middleton's BIOS. And most important: what is the manufacturing date of the mobo, especially if it has nVidia graphics. If nVidia, you'll also need to test that mobo's GPU with Furmark for say ...
by TheAuldMan76
Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Quick Question Reg. Additional Software Testing of a FrankenPad (for Upcoming Marketplace Listing)
Replies: 3
Views: 1589

Quick Question Reg. Additional Software Testing of a FrankenPad (for Upcoming Marketplace Listing)

Evening All, I'm presently rebuilding a FrankenPad (T61 15" UXGA, T9500 CPU, 8GB RAM, Intel 6205 WiFi, 240GB SSD & 750GB HDD, via 2nd HDD Caddy) for listing for sale here on the Marketplace - the plan right now is to get W7 Pro installed onto it (along with patching the OS & running device driver up...
by TheAuldMan76
Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:13 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: And another reason to avoid Micro$haft's W10
Replies: 72
Views: 9257

Re: And another reason to avoid Micro$haft's W10

@Thinkpad4by3 - True but it's always the bar staff watching and waiting for me to come back for more beer!!! ;-)
by TheAuldMan76
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: And another reason to avoid Micro$haft's W10
Replies: 72
Views: 9257

Re: And another reason to avoid Micro$haft's W10

Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:25 pm
TheAuldMan76 wrote:
Really??? ;-)
I think there both AWFUL!!!!!!

Text size isn't exaggurated, its an understatement.
In that case I shall slowly retreat back to my pint glass at the bar!!! ;-)
by TheAuldMan76
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: And another reason to avoid Micro$haft's W10
Replies: 72
Views: 9257

Re: And another reason to avoid Micro$haft's W10

dr_st wrote:
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:10 pm
We think that Windows 8.1 is not bad. We think that Windows 10 is also not bad.
Really??? ;-)
by TheAuldMan76
Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: And another reason to avoid Micro$haft's W10
Replies: 72
Views: 9257

Re: And another reason to avoid Micro$haft's W10

How about using Windows 8.1, with third party utilities??? Just wanted to throw that out there, as it's supported by Microsoft until January 10th, 2023 so it has an additional three years worth of support from Microsoft and you should, in theory, be able to to prevent any information grabbing via th...
by TheAuldMan76
Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:55 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Lenovo Thinkpad x200s
Replies: 3
Views: 1884

Re: Lenovo Thinkpad x200s

Hiya I would like to do upgrade on processor in Lenovo Thinkpad x200s. It comes with Core2Duo L9400 and I would like to go for C2D Extreme slb48 3.06GHz. Will it work with that laptop or as far as I can go would be Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T9600? Thanks Assuming that you have a WXGA+ LCD in your X200s (I...
by TheAuldMan76
Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: What computer have you had for the longest? When did you get it?
Replies: 52
Views: 8661

Re: What computer have you had for the longest? When did you get it?

My X200s - I've had it for nearly five years now, got it back in late 2012, and it's been a very solid reliable little runner for me. It's had a two new batteries and a replacement keyboard over the years - on top of that it's been upgraded to a maximum 8GB of RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD and 3rd Par...
by TheAuldMan76
Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Price Check: FrankenPad, UXGA LCD (UK)
Replies: 2
Views: 1450

Re: Price Check: FrankenPad, UXGA LCD (UK)

I'd say 500-600$ 100 for the ram 100 for the storage 200 for the screen 100 for the mobo 50 for everything else. Maybe 100 for everything else if case is in good condition. Sent from my SM-G550T using Tapatalk Thanks for that - it was in pretty decent condition the last time I saw it (November last...
by TheAuldMan76
Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Price Check: FrankenPad, UXGA LCD (UK)
Replies: 2
Views: 1450

Price Check: FrankenPad, UXGA LCD (UK)

Evening All, I'll shortly be freeing up a FrankenPad and I just wanted to see if I could get a possible price check for how much it should be listed for - note that the details below are from notes I made a while back and I should be able to get the exact details next week. T61 Model Type #: 8895-CT...
by TheAuldMan76
Sun May 28, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R400/R500 Series
Topic: Hacked Off!!! My Beloved R500...
Replies: 11
Views: 8355

Re: Hacked Off!!! My Beloved R500...

Sorry to hear about your loss. But if you liked your R500 so much, maybe you should have gotten another R500/T500. They are cheap and cheerful nowadays. And with a beautiful Sharp WUXGA screen (1920x1200 and CCFL) you'd still be the envy of your colleagues, back on a classic keyboard and have the m...
by TheAuldMan76
Tue May 23, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R400/R500 Series
Topic: Hacked Off!!! My Beloved R500...
Replies: 11
Views: 8355

Re: Hacked Off!!! My Beloved R500...

If your signature is accurate. Your greatest loss was your 480GB SSD and 2TB HDD. If you considering a T500 with a 2.8ghz processor or a W500 with either the 2.8ghz or 3.06ghz processor you could have a nice backup to your L430. You do not necessarily need the 1920x1200 display. 1680x1050 is all yo...
by TheAuldMan76
Mon May 22, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R400/R500 Series
Topic: Hacked Off!!! My Beloved R500...
Replies: 11
Views: 8355

Re: Hacked Off!!! My Beloved R500...

This goes to show that Scottish thieves are much more discriminating than their American cousins... You could just pick up a W500. This is your chance to "upgrade." I've always noticed that my W500 has a dim screen, suitable only for indoor use. Was this the case with your R500? LOL They've probabl...
by TheAuldMan76
Mon May 22, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R400/R500 Series
Topic: Hacked Off!!! My Beloved R500...
Replies: 11
Views: 8355

Re: Hacked Off!!! My Beloved R500...

...has been stolen out of my brother's car!!! B*GGER!!! :-( Absolutely fuming, as it was locked away in the boot and wasn't visible at all - thankfully everything is fully encrypted on it (no way are they getting into that data at all) but it was an ideal little system for me, as the CCFL LCD was e...
by TheAuldMan76
Sun May 21, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R400/R500 Series
Topic: Hacked Off!!! My Beloved R500...
Replies: 11
Views: 8355

Hacked Off!!! My Beloved R500...

...has been stolen out of my brother's car!!! B*GGER!!! :-( Absolutely fuming, as it was locked away in the boot and wasn't visible at all - thankfully everything is fully encrypted on it (no way are they getting into that data at all) but it was an ideal little system for me, as the CCFL LCD was ea...

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