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by Cooler22
Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: New 701C owner, Questions, insight and opinions?
Replies: 4
Views: 4611

Re: New 701C owner, Questions, insight and opinions?

Hey there, I have spent over a year in perfecting my 701c... but recently I realized that there is no such thing as perfection :lol: For removable storage, I recommend using a CF Card to IDE or a IDE Disk On Module (IDE DOM) If you are willing to disassemble your ThinkPad, make sure you lubricate th...
by Cooler22
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 701c New Body/Plastics
Replies: 33
Views: 3579

Re: 701c New Body/Plastics

I modeled the lid and bezel using SketchUp. It came out relatively okay. However, I had to make some modifications, such as reinstalling the brass screw holders. I tried doing the lower housing but did not get too far. I spent over $2200 on my 701c and am exhausted in the restoration. I have made a ...
by Cooler22
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 701c lock up when booting to 16000MB RAM starting
Replies: 4
Views: 2921

Re: 701c lock up when booting to 16000MB RAM starting

I desoldered my CMOS battery, although I do get the time and date issue when booting. Would a new CMOS remedy it?
by Cooler22
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 701c lock up when booting to 16000MB RAM starting
Replies: 4
Views: 2921

701c lock up when booting to 16000MB RAM starting

Hey everyone, Just recently my 701c[s] does not want to boot properly. When I start the machine as normal, the bios counts up the RAM, although it always stops at 16000 KB. I have over that amount and whenever I switch RAM from an 8 MB, 16, 32, 64 it still locks at 16000. Notably, if I use either 8 ...
by Cooler22
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Clean Thinkpads with Magic Eraser and refresh faded plastic/rubber
Replies: 6
Views: 7180

Re: Clean Thinkpads with Magic Eraser and refresh faded plastic/rubber

Even if the ThinkPad rubber has been cleaned, the rubber has been deteriorated very badly due to aging; eventually, the paint on the t20 will result in the 700 series paints. Although, I am still trying to figure out a good paint mixture that properly replicates the normal ThinkPad paint.
by Cooler22
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Mixing different size of 72-pin EDO SO-DIMM ( Laptop memory RAM ) ?
Replies: 9
Views: 6914

Re: Mixing different size of 72-pin EDO SO-DIMM ( Laptop memory RAM ) ?

AFAIK on the 701c it can only accept FPM memory, one of the highly sought after 64MB Samsung FPM SODIMM only works on it unless the chipset is upgraded from an Opti MVA to an MVB revision. I have yet to confirm the rumor but in your case it's likely that EDO RAM will most likely combine at 64MB's if...
by Cooler22
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: 850 vs 701c?
Replies: 17
Views: 8027

Re: 850 vs 701c?

Yeah, I mean I am a bit disappointed but hey, having an 850 itself at a decent price and cheap shipping makes up for it. Figuring out the HDD caddy is going to be a real pain though... The hinges are already starting to give, any suggestion on how to deal with them? You think that's bad? Good luck ...
by Cooler22
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: 850 vs 701c?
Replies: 17
Views: 8027

Re: 850 vs 701c?

Yeah, I mean I am a bit disappointed but hey, having an 850 itself at a decent price and cheap shipping makes up for it. Figuring out the HDD caddy is going to be a real pain though...

The hinges are already starting to give, any suggestion on how to deal with them?
by Cooler22
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: 850 vs 701c?
Replies: 17
Views: 8027

Re: 850 vs 701c?

UPDATE: just picked it up today... doesn't have a hard drive unfortunately :(
by Cooler22
Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: So Who Actually Ordered?
Replies: 95
Views: 22070

Re: So Who Actually Ordered?

Why DID Lenovo go down the drain? A lot of people blame the IBM/Lenovo branding buy out but thinking about it, Lenovo kept the ThinkPad pride until recently, the real question is why. There are plenty of good and innovative models such as the T420 and the w700ds, and more! Even the highly praised t6...
by Cooler22
Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Wanted to Buy: 701c
Replies: 5
Views: 15771

Re: Wanted to Buy: 701c

Well if you DO get a 701c then make sure to get the port replicator, or the dock and adapter. Also you might need the floppy drive if you cannot transfer the drivers via HDD swap.
by Cooler22
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Everyone needs a classic IBM ThinkPad running MS-DOS + Windows 3.11
Replies: 22
Views: 9371

Re: Everyone needs a classic IBM ThinkPad running MS-DOS + Windows 3.11

Some bias from my part, but the 701c is a real adventure. IBM made it so different compared to the rest of the 7XX series (except for the T's). Its the only machine with real FM synthesis, it also did not have the typical bento box system making it different from the rest of the other systems. There...
by Cooler22
Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 301285

Re: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!

Inb4 they will bring back the 701c, hopefully properly instead of this "retro" Thinkpad.
by Cooler22
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: To T25 or Frankenpad?
Replies: 21
Views: 5619

To T25 or Frankenpad?

My times with a Macbook are coming to an end and I need to get a new work computer. I was considering the T25 but it's honestly just rebranded with a different keyboard and in limited stock. I am considering buying it as a future investment but honestly I don't know. The newer hardware is nice but 5...
by Cooler22
Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 701c Repainting?
Replies: 15
Views: 6191

Re: 701c Repainting?

by Cooler22
Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 701c Repainting?
Replies: 15
Views: 6191

Re: 701c Repainting?

https://preview.ibb.co/b2YoR5/WIPThink.png Doesn't look half bad... Still a lot of work to go... EDIT: The lid is finished, for those who need to print up a lid. Although I couldn't model the little clips for the bezel so screws are the only way to get them in. If anyone knows how to do this, pleas...
by Cooler22
Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 701c Repainting?
Replies: 15
Views: 6191

Re: 701c Repainting?

Hmm, stainless steel does not sound that bad... I was also thinking of taking the T,W,X approach and making a roll-cage for the 701c. Maybe even fabricate a Thinklight, the 755CV screen and paint the enter button blue [emoji38] . But metal chassis gets dented and scratched easily but the rubber pai...
by Cooler22
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 701c Repainting?
Replies: 15
Views: 6191

Re: 701c Repainting?

Hmm, stainless steel does not sound that bad... I was also thinking of taking the T,W,X approach and making a roll-cage for the 701c. Maybe even fabricate a Thinklight, the 755CV screen and paint the enter button blue :lol: . But metal chassis gets dented and scratched easily but the rubber paint wi...
by Cooler22
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 701c Repainting?
Replies: 15
Views: 6191

Re: 701c Repainting?

Well I am in contact with a place that is willing to do Magnesium Alloy 3D printing as a one-off. What do you guys think of a metal based 701C housing? :D I am also considering just plain ABS to keep it original. I would pick up a spare/parts machine but I'd like to keep parts/machines circulating f...
by Cooler22
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: What operatings systems are y'all using on your vintage ThinkPads?
Replies: 24
Views: 12252

Re: What operatings systems are y'all using on your vintage ThinkPads?

Windows 98SE with 98micro, it runs well on my 701c even when it was 75mhz and has Wifi with WPA2/AES running fine through PCMCIA slot.
by Cooler22
Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 701c Repainting?
Replies: 15
Views: 6191

Re: 701c Repainting?

Can confirm an airbrush will be needed to properly paint the Thinkpad. At the moment I have nearly found the perfect setup. BUT I need to buy an airbrush later this week, as I need to mix the paints with the blue glitter to fully match the original finish. Its also worth noting that the 701C has at ...
by Cooler22
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 701c: Upgrading from CT-65545 to 65548/65550?
Replies: 5
Views: 4858

Re: 701c: Upgrading from CT-65545 to 65548/65550?

Well I got the AMD 133 mhz motherboard with 64 megabytes and the motherboard is modified by badabumm. I vouch for him 100% and he is a great guy! Anyway so as soon as the CT-65550 arrives from China I will try swapping them out on the stock motherboard. I also found out that the MVB version of the O...
by Cooler22
Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Rebuilding battery packs
Replies: 13
Views: 7009

Re: Rebuilding battery packs

Definitely going to use quality batteries if/when rebuilding my 850 battery.
by Cooler22
Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 701c Repainting?
Replies: 15
Views: 6191

Re: 701c Repainting?

Just a little update upon further inspection the original 701c paint has little blue specs mixed with the paint so a proper paint job NEEDS an airbrush. I could skip out on it but it wouldn't be a true restoration of the paint.
by Cooler22
Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: 850 vs 701c?
Replies: 17
Views: 8027

Re: 850 vs 701c?

Could very well be an 820 since that is what the seller listed it as. But the type next to the serial is listed as an 850 with arc on one of the IBM info docs. I am also fairly sure 820s didn't come with a CD drive and attachable camera. EDIT: 820's come with CD drives. Also the thinkpad I picked up...
by Cooler22
Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: 850 vs 701c?
Replies: 17
Views: 8027

Re: 850 vs 701c?

Yup, I would second that. In all honesty, the performance on the 701 sucks. Yes, it has a 486DX4-75 (unless you're one of those unlucky people who has the DX2-50 model), but if you run benchmarks (say on CheckIt), the 701 benchs at the same speed or lower than a 755 with a 486DX2-50. Don't ask me w...
by Cooler22
Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: The oldest ThinkPad I've owned - 600E
Replies: 13
Views: 5806

Re: The oldest ThinkPad I've owned - 600E

Nice piece of hardware you got there. As long as its in good hands is all it matters. :)
by Cooler22
Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 701c Repainting?
Replies: 15
Views: 6191

Re: 701c Repainting?

Just from curiosity and because I have a few sticky 701s sitting around, how and with what are you repainting? Well first of all I am mostly following http://thinkwiki.de/Gummierung_erneuern as a basis if all else fails but I am going to be using this mixture as well, at https://forum.thinkpads.com...
by Cooler22
Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 701c Repainting?
Replies: 15
Views: 6191

701c Repainting?

Hey guys, repainting my 701c and was wondering if anyone knows how to take off the emblems on the cover and keyboard shelf? I also was wondering if anyone knows how to redraw or preserve the painted symbols for battery and HDD caddy. Thanks in advance guys really want to get it looking like it did b...
by Cooler22
Sat Aug 19, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: 850 vs 701c?
Replies: 17
Views: 8027

850 vs 701c?

Hey guys, just won a PPC on Yahoo Auctions for a decent price at $500 (https://buyee.jp/item/yahoo/auction/d244014724) problem is my budget turns out to be a bit tight. Should I sell the 850 or the 701c?

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