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by MustardOrMayo
Wed May 23, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: CLOSED: Thinkpad Recovery ISO images: TP 600E to T430. Not all models available.
Replies: 72
Views: 13907

Re: FS: Thinkpad Recovery ISO images: TP 600E to T430. Not all models available.

Would you happen to be interested in taking in (from me) a recovery ISO for a R52, Windows XP Pro (US English), from a unit manufactured in October 2005 (so it has a few mentions of Lenovo)?
by MustardOrMayo
Wed May 23, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Has anyone here had any success repairing the ribbon cable on a keyboard for a TP 760 series?
Replies: 0
Views: 1516

Has anyone here had any success repairing the ribbon cable on a keyboard for a TP 760 series?

As you may be able to tell from my forum signature as of posting this, I have 2 760EDs, of which there's an Asian unit that spent most of its life in a humid storeroom, causing the LCD to warp from moisture damage, and besides that, the resume battery did leak, corroding the right half of the keyboa...
by MustardOrMayo
Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: IBM Thinkpad Battery Re-Celling Battery Rebuild Tutorial
Replies: 13
Views: 22724

Re: IBM Thinkpad Battery Re-Celling Battery Rebuild Tutorial

What about the control board in the battery, will it learn and adjust to the new capacity automatically after re-celling? I am pretty sure I read it somewhere that after someone re-celled an old battery, the new laptop battery worked, but it wasn't quite "right", probably it would have needed a re-...
by MustardOrMayo
Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: is there anyone who has installed a Linux into x41?
Replies: 13
Views: 3175

Re: is there anyone who has installed a Linux into x41?

While I don't own a X41 (I found this thread through the "related posts" thing at the bottom of the page) , what i do know is that I have a R51 running Debian 8 (but Debian 9 may work on it), albeit with non-functioning sleep/hibernate features. What I also do know is that while I never had any real...
by MustardOrMayo
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: What do you do with Linux?
Replies: 35
Views: 7522

Re: What do you do with Linux?

GNU/Linux (or "Linux as a desktop and server OS" if you want to call it that), in my opinion, provides what is essentially a level above Android-level customisability, on a desktop-class OS, and Android's level of customisability is already higher than Windows Phone and iOS. Most people usually use ...
by MustardOrMayo
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: What exactly was the R series trying fit?
Replies: 19
Views: 9228

Re: What exactly was the R series trying fit?

R-series was built of different plastics to make it cheaper. I recall R60 series was all ABS, like the Z-series, unlike the T-series that's built of metal alloys. Also in the R50-T40 gen, T-series had some magnesium frame pieces in its base while R-series used plastic parts instead, for example in ...
by MustardOrMayo
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: What operatings systems are y'all using on your vintage ThinkPads?
Replies: 24
Views: 11174

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

Well, I have a 760EL running Windows ME (because a friend dared me to bypass its processor check (minimum 150MHz, but mine has a 100MHz chip) and install it on there).
by MustardOrMayo
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Spent TWO YEARS putting this vintage thinkpad BEAST together. Hope you guys like it!
Replies: 18
Views: 6638

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

How do you find a 13GB Solid State Drive for this kind of machine? Where can I buy these things for the 760EL I have :D Well, it could be an early IDE interface SSD, like the rare Samsung "FlashSSD" 16GB I have (I only have 1, and no, I'm not selling it). However, at least the 760EL I have, which h...
by MustardOrMayo
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Thinkpad 760L
Replies: 12
Views: 4793

Re: Thinkpad 760L

Standby battery, it was leaking so I have removed it, was shocked to see how it had attacked the board, Yeah, and from what I know, when the corrosion gets too far, the system constantly thinks the second lid is open, and goes to sleep mode while starting an OS. Trust me, it has happened with my As...
by MustardOrMayo
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Poor Man's Retro Thinkpad
Replies: 16
Views: 4187

Re: Poor Man's Retro Thinkpad

It's a thing in every sane country. The US is the only one (or one of the only ones) that's crazy enough not to do it. This is what causes stupid crap like the penny still being in existence, and a few other effects that are not obvious until you spend a couple of weeks in that looney bin. :mrgreen...
by MustardOrMayo
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Poor Man's Retro Thinkpad
Replies: 16
Views: 4187

Re: Poor Man's Retro Thinkpad

It's currently available on the Singapore site. The Singaporeans get the best deal, because the price shown there includes tax, onsite warranty and the WWAN (which is not included in the US model). The US dollar crashed in the past couple of months; before that the Singaporean price when converted ...
by MustardOrMayo
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Poor Man's Retro Thinkpad
Replies: 16
Views: 4187

Re: Poor Man's Retro Thinkpad

I happened to have came across this post by accident, but this is amazing! I remember not being able to find the T25 on Lenovo's Singapore online store when it first came out (before someone on Instagram informed me that they ended up getting it in some time after it was available in the US), and ha...
by MustardOrMayo
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: IBMception!
Replies: 2
Views: 1301

Re: IBMception!

Wow, beautiful! Actually, this gives me an idea for a forum game*, where we basically do paradoxes (but not using screenshots), but then again, that probably sounds too generic of an idea. *I'm pretty sure forum games aren't a thing here, but they're at least a thing over on one other forum I'm on
by MustardOrMayo
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: SD Card to IDE Adapter in 380XD
Replies: 14
Views: 7796

Re: SD Card to IDE Adapter in 380XD

Well, even though your issue may be resolved, what I do know is that higher-capacity hard drives can cause the BIOS on a 760 series to lock up, but a 2GB SD card works fine (as it's close to the official 2.1GB option, but theoretically, 4GB cards should work, and I do have Windows ME installed on th...
by MustardOrMayo
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Post your desktop.
Replies: 753
Views: 315179

Re: Post your desktop.

Windows ME on a 2GB SD card ➜ SD to IDE adapter ➜ installed inside hard drive cartridge shell + cardboard 2 different hardware profiles, one for a 760EL (primary profile) and one for a 760ED (secondary profile). No sound for the latter as Mwave DSP drivers cause Windows ME to crash, but I plan to in...
by MustardOrMayo
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Your favorite free O/S
Replies: 15
Views: 3182

Re: Your favorite free O/S

I have multiple favourites, all of which are Linux distros (those being Debian, Devuan, and KDE Neon), but if I had to pick one, it'd be Devuan , although, If I had to recommend a Linux distro to someone who's new to the world of GNU/Linux , I'd recommend one of the many official "flavours" of Ubunt...

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