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by kishy
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Some PC 110 pics...
Replies: 16
Views: 1381

Re: Some PC 110 pics...

Following up here somewhat... I have purchased the docking station from Japan, and the floppy drive from the Netherlands. Both work as expected which is great. In a perfect world I still want to acquire the keyboard adapter cable to use a PS/2 device without requiring the dock, but it will be very h...
by kishy
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Z60m/Z61m Motherboard Swap Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 1292

Re: Z60m/Z61m Motherboard Swap Questions

Based on the earlier post I linked to, and some other "allusions" to this being done that exist out there, and it being a kind of silly thing to lie about, I suspect it's indeed possible like user underclocker reported in 2009. So I'm less worried about that and more worried about the other issues b...
by kishy
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Z60m/Z61m Motherboard Swap Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 1292

Z60m/Z61m Motherboard Swap Questions

Hi, I have a ThinkPad Z60m and I'm absolutely in love with its build quality. This is an incredibly sturdy computer, and makes my W520 seem like a weakling, where I previously thought it was a pretty solid machine. However the Pentium M CPU is somewhat limiting. The P-M was an excellent CPU for its ...
by kishy
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Some PC 110 pics...
Replies: 16
Views: 1381

Re: Some PC 110 pics...

To follow up on that thought: it is 100% not a polarizer defect. The large 'ring of death', for lack of a better term, is inside of the LCD panel. I can confirm this because I peeled back one of the polarizers enough to verify. The opacity issue is inside the LCD itself. Additionally, the hairline c...
by kishy
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Some PC 110 pics...
Replies: 16
Views: 1381

Re: Some PC 110 pics...

If it is indeed only the polarizer film, then this (and many!) PC 110 can be repaired with a bit of surgery that doesn't even look that difficult.

Since I've got two bad screens it seems silly not to try it. The one with the nasty flicker has some other issue in addition, of course.
by kishy
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Some PC 110 pics...
Replies: 16
Views: 1381

Re: Some PC 110 pics...

To me it looks like a polarizer issue and I've seen similar screens do that but the image is still faintly visisble even if the color and contrast are screwball. You might want to also talk to xiphmont and see if new polarizers can be on your broken LCDs since they all seem to just have the "ring" ...
by kishy
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Some PC 110 pics...
Replies: 16
Views: 1381

Re: Some PC 110 pics...

I would have ballparked the capabilities of a 486SX-33 at "thousands of times less capable" than current stuff, lol. My observations about the PC 110 go somewhat in a different direction, though. For its time this is easily the smallest reasonably fully-featured notebook PC. Although today we can pu...
by kishy
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Some PC 110 pics...
Replies: 16
Views: 1381

Some PC 110 pics...

ThinkPad? No, not quite. Appreciated by ThinkPad enthusiasts, on the other hand...absolutely! I have recently purchased three "untested junk" PC 110s (PC110? there is a space between PC and 110, but it's a small space...) from Japan. Two of the three have been received; the third is coming soon, alo...
by kishy
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB IBM PC110
Replies: 31
Views: 4695

Re: WTB IBM PC110

By an incredible stroke of luck, one of my three new PC 110s is 100% functional, including the elusive screen. It was sold as untested junk so I had concerns, though the photos suggested the screen had not degraded as they typically do. I am accordingly joining the ranks of the many who need PC 110 ...
by kishy
Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Replace TP760 IDE HDD with SSD?
Replies: 2
Views: 1307

Re: Replace TP760 IDE HDD with SSD?

I've explored this, as I have a bunch of old machines, not just ThinkPads, which could benefit from getting rid of the spinning disk: improve battery life, potentially improve disk i/o, improve long term reliability... I have found through comparing the options on the market that the best bang for t...
by kishy
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T2x & T3x Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: T21 won't power on
Replies: 6
Views: 3502

Re: T21 won't power on

Approximately 1 in every 30 attempts to power it on now will successfully power on, POST, and then begin loading the OS, except it will lock up or BSOD during the process with a different error each time, and the HDD LED will get stuck blinking in a very specific pattern. Does pressing power button...
by kishy
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T2x & T3x Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: T21 won't power on
Replies: 6
Views: 3502

Re: T21 won't power on

Well, I can report (neither happily nor sadly, just "matter-of-factly") that the T21 is now doing more than it was. After sitting on the shelf in a fairly cold room for a few days, I pulled it out again to just see if it would do anything. The charging LED lit up when I connected the charger, and be...
by kishy
Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB IBM PC110
Replies: 31
Views: 4695

Re: WTB IBM PC110

If it aint a good screen, upgrade it to TFT. Then you can have the only TFT PC110 :mrgreen: Oh don't worry, that has definitely occurred to me. There is surely a way to make some sort of newer panel understand what the PC110 is outputting. Video signals are not complete witchcraft. As it happens I'...
by kishy
Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB IBM PC110
Replies: 31
Views: 4695

Re: WTB IBM PC110

My apologies for the lack of response earlier. I am still seeking one of these, but have inched my way closer to one. I currently own one that will soon be in transit from far away lands. Its working condition is not known but case plastics and (!!!!!!) LCD panel appear to be in good condition. Afte...
by kishy
Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: ThinkPad T2x & T3x Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: T21 won't power on
Replies: 6
Views: 3502

T21 won't power on

Hey folks. From Googling, and some previous knowledge of the T2x series, I understand that these machines seem to be prone to a sudden death condition where they either will not power on, or may suddenly die during use. In my case, my T21 was previously working 100% fine and did not suffer any sudde...
by kishy
Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Spent TWO YEARS putting this vintage thinkpad BEAST together. Hope you guys like it!
Replies: 18
Views: 6151

Re: Spent TWO YEARS putting this vintage thinkpad BEAST together. Hope you guys like it!

Cisco Aironet 350. As far as I know, it's one of the only PCMCIA wireless cards with DOS drivers. I'm positive that I've sent files over my wireless network between Windows XP and WFW3.11 using this card. It's been a few years but it's hard to forget something like that. The Aironet 350 is also one...
by kishy
Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Positive feedback for FAIR Traders
Replies: 3022
Views: 546708

Re: Positive feedback for FAIR Traders

I purchased a screen assembly for my 760E from RealBlackStuff as he offered it when I posted about having some issues with that machine. He packaged the item extremely well (they could have dropped it to me from a passing airplane) and shipped quickly, and was very fair on the cost. Very pleased wit...
by kishy
Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 760E XGA Display Distortion
Replies: 10
Views: 3300

Re: 760E XGA Display Distortion

Photos of the 760E surgery will follow once I've had a chance to dig into that project. Phase 1 was to hook up the screen assembly as received, and verify all is working as it should. I did find that the lid closed switch (to turn off the display, put machine to sleep, etc) is damaged/missing from ...
by kishy
Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 760E XGA Display Distortion
Replies: 10
Views: 3300

Re: 760E XGA Display Distortion

I have received RBS' screen assembly, excellently packaged and in better shape than I might have expected from the description. I also received another item that accidentally included the same inverter again: a Dolch PAC 64 network analyzer, which is basically just a Pentium lunchbox PC. As an inter...
by kishy
Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB IBM PC110
Replies: 31
Views: 4695

Re: WTB IBM PC110

I've responded to the above via PM - thank you for getting in touch about it. Somewhat as an aside: what exactly is the failure/effect/environmental cause of the LCD panels getting destroyed seemingly just due to age? I have never seen, with any computer except a PC110, the type of damage that these...
by kishy
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Positive feedback for FAIR Traders
Replies: 3022
Views: 546708

Re: Positive feedback for FAIR Traders

I made a small purchase from olex126, it wasn't an advertised item for sale but arose out of a PM discussion. Very fair and shipped quickly, no issues whatsoever.
by kishy
Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 760E XGA Display Distortion
Replies: 10
Views: 3300

Re: 760E XGA Display Distortion

RBS to the rescue! I have a complete, working 760 E/X lid with 12.1" XGA. It also includes hinges and the LCD-cable has P/N 46H6006 / FRU 82H8486. The rubber paint has some scratches and bald spots, but inside it looks great. Price: $25 incl. shipping to a US address Payment via PayPal, using optio...
by kishy
Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 760E XGA Display Distortion
Replies: 10
Views: 3300

Re: 760E XGA Display Distortion

No, the LCD unit is an FRU. All LCDs contain an irreplaceable controller with the transistors hooked up to the board using a 1024x768 ribbon cable(so like 2000 connections) Ehhhhh... Picked apart the HMM. It's still a mess, but now it's less of a mess. Of all the panels listed (yikes), there are on...
by kishy
Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 760E XGA Display Distortion
Replies: 10
Views: 3300

Re: 760E XGA Display Distortion

Looks like the flat flex that connects the LCD to its controller is failing. Think a replacement LCD is the only option. Is the ribbon cable not given its own FRU#? I find it hard to believe the panel and/or complete screen assembly is the only way to get one... The HMM is a mess, it covers half a ...
by kishy
Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 760E XGA Display Distortion
Replies: 10
Views: 3300

760E XGA Display Distortion

Hello folks, The second of my 760Es has the XGA (1024x768) screen, but has a display issue. The entire screen is "ghosted" and has somewhat of a grid overlaid on top of it. I found that through flexing (yeah I know, bad) or applying pressure to the screen assembly, sometimes, it would appear 100% no...
by kishy
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB IBM PC110
Replies: 31
Views: 4695

Re: WTB IBM PC110

To user 'kishy' - thanks for your well-wishes and I see another opportunity has arisen. This is very nice. For now, mine looks like this (https://i.redd.it/8h1hklpaccb01.jpg), but I hope I will find another screen donor at some point. I wouldn't be so quick to assume that deal is done. It is more a...
by kishy
Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB IBM PC110
Replies: 31
Views: 4695

Re: WTB IBM PC110

YGPM! Cleveland is close enough that I might even drive to get it in person, if this deal materializes. As it happens, a well-equipped and great condition Libretto 60CT is in transit to me currently, but since I just can't help myself, I'll still entertain a PC110. As they say... https://i.imgur.com...
by kishy
Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB IBM PC110
Replies: 31
Views: 4695

Re: WTB IBM PC110

On US eBay, broken units go for 40-100$ a piece. Broken PC110s, such as with the issue Icewobs has disclosed? Without meaning to bore everyone to death: given that Icewobs is including the "entire set of stuff", which I take to mean includes the PS/2 cable, floppy drive, dock, AC adapter, and more ...
by kishy
Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB IBM PC110
Replies: 31
Views: 4695

Re: WTB IBM PC110

At a glance, availability of the "K" part does not look substantially (or at all) better than for the "L" part, but I'm running into firewall issues (workplace) preventing me getting to one or two sites so I may be missing something. Certainly, repaired, it would be worth as much as someone out ther...
by kishy
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB IBM PC110
Replies: 31
Views: 4695

Re: WTB IBM PC110

Well, that was fast...I wasn't expecting replies to this for weeks to months lol. Timeline, I am not in any rush (but at the same time, I'm prepared to move quickly for the right item). I've been passively hoping to stumble upon one of these for the last few years, this is just the first time I've b...

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