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by Neil
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: Wanted help on wifi ..
Replies: 3
Views: 50

Re: Wanted help on wifi ..

Ignorant wrote:
Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:15 am
IS it useless to change the existing 5100 card?.
Yes, it seems so to me. What are you hoping to gain with a new wifi card?
by Neil
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Bumps on Keyboard and Bezel After Reassembly
Replies: 3
Views: 498

Re: Bumps on Keyboard and Bezel After Reassembly

Maybe the bezel tabs didn't slide into their slots, but are sitting on top of the frame instead. As for the keyboard, could be a misplaced wire won't allow the keyboard to seat properly.
by Neil
Tue Dec 29, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Name you have chosen here
Replies: 16
Views: 1392

Re: Name you have chosen here

Just to state the obvious...it's my name.
by Neil
Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: ThinkPad T20-T23 & T30 Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: T23 Windows XP Recovery CDs
Replies: 3
Views: 532

Re: T23 Windows XP Recovery CDs

The answer was right here all the time: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=128170
by Neil
Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: Getting either T400 or T60. Which to take?
Replies: 17
Views: 1671

Re: Getting either T400 or T60. Which to take?

T400 is much more powerful machine, unless the T60p has some special feature that makes it a better choice. But, T60p is limited to 3GB RAM which may or may not make any difference, but if you want to run Win 10 64-bit, it may struggle a bit on a T60. Anyway, of the two, I would probably choose the ...
by Neil
Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Any working 15" A30's left?
Replies: 11
Views: 1376

Re: Any working 15" A30's left?

My A30p is not dead, but it's not healthy either. It has an UXGA display, but because of a faulty graphics chip, it will not display at full resolution nor work at all with a graphics driver installed. Only works with Windows default graphics or VESA on Linux.
by Neil
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: How to estimate a Sony Vaio for sell?
Replies: 8
Views: 3819

Re: How to estimate a Sony Vaio for sell?

Wise decision...
by Neil
Sun Sep 27, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: How to estimate a Sony Vaio for sell?
Replies: 8
Views: 3819

Re: How to estimate a Sony Vaio for sell?

Probably best to sell as-is for whatever you can get for it. Investing in upgrades will not likely give a better net return. Only upgrade if you are going to use it and get some value out of the cost of upgrades.
by Neil
Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Requesting Help Finding Modern Linux Distros for T60
Replies: 19
Views: 2034

Re: Requesting Help Finding Modern Linux Distros for T60

Couple of things.... Almost all modern Linux Distro are too large to fit on a CD anyway. And, the T60 most certainly will boot from a USB stick. I have a T60 in use right now running Debian 10 that was installed from USB and has never given me any trouble. I'm of the opinion that your problems are n...
by Neil
Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: IBM Thinkpad 600e DVD Boot?
Replies: 6
Views: 1814

Re: IBM Thinkpad 600e DVD Boot?

That plus DVD-RW disks are the hardest to read for an older/worn drive. Might get better results with a DVD-R disk.
by Neil
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: IBM Thinkpad 600e DVD Boot?
Replies: 6
Views: 1814

Re: IBM Thinkpad 600e DVD Boot?

It's been a really long time since I installed anything on a 600e, but a couple of options come to mind: 1- Boot from a PLOP CD (or floppy even) which will hand off to USB for installation. Even if USB boot is not supported. 2- Just pull the drive out of the 600e and connect to another computer that...
by Neil
Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Install problem
Replies: 3
Views: 653

Re: Install problem

Probably a faulty DVD. Is this a factory pressed Win 7 DVD, or one burned from a download image? If the later, is it re-writable or not. Sometimes it's especially hard to get a re-writable disk to be read properly. On an unrelated note, 500mb is much to small a HDD to install Windows 7 onto. You mus...
by Neil
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T530 webcam comes and goes
Replies: 7
Views: 2038

Re: T530 webcam comes and goes

Pretty sure I don't have any Lenovo apps installed. I don't use this system much, but set it up with a clean install of Windows 10. I'll have to give the Communications Utility a try and see if it makes any difference for me.
by Neil
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T530 webcam comes and goes
Replies: 7
Views: 2038

Re: T530 webcam comes and goes

I use the webcam in my T430 for the occasional Zoom meeting, and have twice had the camera fail to start. Strange thing about it was on one occasion, booted and started Zoom meeting right off, but camera failed to start. So I went through that entire (short) meeting without the camera. On another oc...
by Neil
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Considerations for using CF-IDE adapters
Replies: 5
Views: 2571

Re: Considerations for using CF-IDE adapters

Well, I can't really comment much on the speed, as it's the only drive I've ever had in the X40. So there is nothing for me to compare to other than other ThinkPads of similar vintage that are running spinning IDE HDDs. And to me performance is about the same. The X40 with CF card probably lags a li...
by Neil
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Considerations for using CF-IDE adapters
Replies: 5
Views: 2571

Re: Considerations for using CF-IDE adapters

I've used such an adapter in my X40 for many years. Works great. Only gotcha is it's very difficult to install in the drive bay. One basically has to remove case plastic to gain access to the IDE connector. That's about my only option with the X40, but with other devices with a full size HDD slot, I...
by Neil
Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: DIY BGA rework station
Replies: 9
Views: 6174

Re: DIY BGA rework station

I'll keep an eye on your progress as well, just out of curiosity. A few years ago I attempted to re-flow a couple of ThinkPads with a heat gun, and while I was able to melt the solder, I melted other stuff too, and failed to correct the issue that lead to the attempt. I'm no longer interested in doi...
by Neil
Fri May 29, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: The official 600 Upgrade and general information Topic
Replies: 150
Views: 181470

Re: The official 600 Upgrade and general information Topic

I don't know. It's been too long since I ran W98SE on my 600X and/or 600E that I don't remember whether I had audio troubles or not. Plus, I don't have any experience with the older 600 model, and I believe it used a different Cirrus Logic audio controller than the machines I owned, but I'm not sure...
by Neil
Fri May 29, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: The official 600 Upgrade and general information Topic
Replies: 150
Views: 181470

Re: The official 600 Upgrade and general information Topic

If it is indeed just a matter of not having the correct drivers, have you clicked on the Drivers Link at the top of this page? That should take you too this page: https://thinkpads.com/support/Thinkpad-Drivers/download.lenovo.com/lenovo/content/ddfm/600.html which contains all the drivers for a Thin...
by Neil
Fri May 15, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: Intel T6570 SLGLL 2.10GHZ Core2Duo CPU
Replies: 0
Views: 732

FS: Intel T6570 SLGLL 2.10GHZ Core2Duo CPU

Anyone have a use for such a CPU? $5.00 including postage within USA. Was original equipment in SL400 SL410 SL500 SL510 ThinkPads. Specifications: Code Name Penryn Vertical Segment Mobile Processor Number T6570 Launch Date Q2'09 Lithography 45 nm Performance # of Cores 2 # of Threads 2 Processor Bas...
by Neil
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Just ordered a T430 - few noob questions?
Replies: 4
Views: 2180

Re: Just ordered a T430 - few noob questions?

Looks to me like the broken plastic is around the CPU fan exhaust vent. Probably have to replace the entire base. Not worth the trouble IMHO. The 8GB RAM is most likely 2x4GB, because 8GB sticks are rather expensive. I have 2x4GB RAM in my T430 also, and looked into upgrading to 16GB a little while ...
by Neil
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: [X250]HELP--how do I uninstall "thinkfan" (Linux)
Replies: 1
Views: 2944

Re: [X250]HELP--how do I uninstall "thinkfan" (Linux)

Code: Select all

sudo apt-get purge thinkfan
Should un-install, if that's what you wish to happen.
by Neil
Sat Mar 07, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: W98 512mb memory limit
Replies: 1
Views: 3540

Re: W98 512mb memory limit

Here is a better explanation than i could ever come up with on my own: https://forums.techguy.org/threads/reso ... 98.200625/
by Neil
Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: Replacing a system board
Replies: 2
Views: 3124

Re: Replacing a system board

You don't really have to have the maintenance diskette to replace a system board. Most replacement boards you can find now are not new anyway, and will probably have a serial number and system type numbers already in place. It won't match your system, but will work non-the-less. Brand new boards wou...
by Neil
Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: X260: i5 vs i7, is there much of a difference?
Replies: 1
Views: 3008

Re: X260: i5 vs i7, is there much of a difference?

No not much difference. If the price is close to the same, I would probably choose the i7, but if it's much more I doubt most folks would notice any difference at all under normal circumstances. If it was 2 vs 4 cores at similar clock speeds... now that would be another matter.
by Neil
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: SOLVED: Long and winded migration from x200 to x201
Replies: 7
Views: 4460

Re: Long and winded migration from x200 to x201

To address this, I want to remove the CMOS battery - can you please just give me a hint if this is a waste of time? Unlike some other computer brands, removing the CMOS battery will not clear an unknown ThinkPad BIOS password. It will likely only make matters worse. The rules of this forum (rightfu...
by Neil
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Forum Notices, Questions and Suggestions
Topic: How do I subscribe to my own posts automatically?
Replies: 3
Views: 3435

Re: How do I subscribe to my own posts automatically?

You should already be subscribed to your own posts, nothing more to do. If the board shows you to be subscribed, then I suspect you are. What more are you expecting to happen?
by Neil
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: Managed to destroy my X201 keyboard, what is the next logical step?
Replies: 10
Views: 4620

Re: Managed to destroy my X201 keyboard, what is the next logical step?

On occasion I've used running water to clean a ThinkPad keyboard, and as long as I've given it enough time to dry out completely, it has not caused any problems. Maybe a little more time and your keyboard will work again. But, if not, have you tried to find a Danish replacement? It's not very easy t...
by Neil
Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: T420 $40+ship
Replies: 1
Views: 941

Re: FS: T420 $40+ship

What is the batteries condition?
by Neil
Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: Highest processing speed on a w500?
Replies: 18
Views: 6707

Re: Highest processing speed on a w500?

smf wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:16 pm
So I can use this?
Sure. Or have one shipped from China for about half the price.

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