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by dr_st
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T42 won't boot from hard disk
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Re: T42 won't boot from hard disk

Welcome to the forum. :)

So the drive now does not boot anywhere, including in the system where it previously worked?

Do you have a Windows XP installation CD? You can load up the recovery console and try to repair the boot sector / boot loader from there.
by dr_st
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: ThinkPad SL and L Series until L420/L520
Topic: The ultimate L520 Upgrades and Modifications thread
Replies: 6
Views: 166

Re: The ultimate L520 Upgrades and Modifications thread

Welcome to the forum! :banana: There seems to be little conclusive information available readily, and the L520 doesn't appear to be as widely used as say, a T520.So I will be putting a list of official and un-official modifications here. You are 100% right, which is why I'd like to thank you for doi...
by dr_st
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Surprise addition to collection: A21m *PICS*
Replies: 11
Views: 301

Re: Surprise addition to collection: A21m *PICS*

Yeah, as you can see - they just stuck a 12.1" LCD in a 14.1" chassis, which makes it look ridiculous.
by dr_st
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Surprise addition to collection: A21m *PICS*
Replies: 11
Views: 301

Re: Surprise addition to collection: A21m *PICS*

I'll see what I can do. What would be of most interest to you? (Can't capture every piece of audio from my rather vast DOS game collection) :P The speakers are rather loud, but some distortion is present at high volumes. I'll have to run some tests to figure out how much of it is inherent to the spe...
by dr_st
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Surprise addition to collection: A21m *PICS*
Replies: 11
Views: 301

Re: Surprise addition to collection: A21m *PICS*

Not sure how that will work as a machine with SB emulation, I'd normally shoot for either a desktop with a SB or a laptop that is much older, maybe around 96-97. Tell us how SB emulation works out. So, it does work. I used the instructions from here: https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,104459.0....
by dr_st
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: What to replace an X201s with?
Replies: 19
Views: 461

Re: What to replace an X201s with?

Well this is personal. I have numerous X200/X201 at hand and owned couple of X220 and X230; definietely like X200/X201 better. Oh, I agree that what one is fond of is a personal thing indeed. :) Objectively speaking, X201 and X220 are made of almost the same materials, are approximately the same sh...
by dr_st
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: What to replace an X201s with?
Replies: 19
Views: 461

Re: What to replace an X201s with?

Chiclet keyboards. No latch. 16:9 ratio. Ugly TN screens and poor res IPS screens. Doesnt have the premium feel. To me, the X201 feels as premium (or not premium) as X220/X230; the latch is not something I find important. The X240 and later in some ways can feel "more premium", plus they have HD an...
by dr_st
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Surprise addition to collection: A21m *PICS*
Replies: 11
Views: 301

Surprise addition to collection: A21m *PICS*

A few months ago a friend gave me an old Thinkpad that was used at some point by someone in his family, and was no longer needed. Turned out to be an A21m - a specimen I've never seen before. These are the original specs: ThinkPad A21m 2628-GXU : PIII 800 MHz (256KB) 64MB RAM 20.0 GB 14.1 TFT 1024x7...
by dr_st
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: My ThinkPads [WARNING: PICS]
Replies: 16
Views: 660

Re: My ThinkPads [WARNING: PICS]

Congrats, that's going to be a nice hybrid system. :thumbs-UP: I still have a warm spot for my T42, which was the first Thinkpad I bought:
http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/2373-F7G
by dr_st
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: What to replace an X201s with?
Replies: 19
Views: 461

Re: What to replace an X201s with?

I feel that on a PC, the upgrade isn't worth the money because you get to a point where unless you tape your LCD to your head , you won't see any noticable difference. That's why I did not subscribe to the "OMG Thinkpad 25 is so crap because its display is only FHD and not QHD" screams of horror, b...
by dr_st
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: What to replace an X201s with?
Replies: 19
Views: 461

Re: What to replace an X201s with?

Actually funny enough I put a 1920x1080 screen in my T450 and I have trouble seeing the small font at normal scaling. I have normal vision and I still sometimes hold the display against my face to see what some things say. My vision is probably a tad better than normal (*knock-on-wood*), so most of...
by dr_st
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: What to replace an X201s with?
Replies: 19
Views: 461

Re: What to replace an X201s with?

I imagine most people scale it. Windows has gotten better at handling scaling, but it's still not perfect. MacOS has always been much better in this regard, that's why Macbooks have been shipping with ultra-high-res screens for years, and no one is complaining. I don't know where Linux stands in thi...
by dr_st
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: What to replace an X201s with?
Replies: 19
Views: 461

Re: What to replace an X201s with?

What is roughly the same size as that and has 0. decent build quality, doesn't feel toylike or flimsy. I find that annoying. 1. a good screen, about 1400x900, with some outdoor viewability. 2. good keyboard feel. That's essential. 3. I need only modest computing power, the X201s with SSD was adequa...
by dr_st
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: WiFi Options for ThinkPad A31
Replies: 11
Views: 278

Re: WiFi Options for ThinkPad A31

My favourite PCMCIA cards back in the days were the Ralink ones, some of them even had "N" compatibility, albeit at 2.4 Ghz only. I'm certain that some of them must be still floating around, and for not too much money. The nice think about Ralink cards is that they allow WPA2 over Windows 9x. Since...
by dr_st
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Another slimy trick from Micro$haft: don't install anything but Edge browser...
Replies: 7
Views: 330

Re: Another slimy trick from Micro$haft: don't install anything but Edge browser...

Isn't it on the "S" mode only? I no longer believe any IT journalist because most of their Windows 10 articles are crap. Neither do I, but in this case even they clearly stated that it was just a test feature for the Insider channel; none of it ever made it to any mainstream release channel (and gi...
by dr_st
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Will trimmed 26R9246 Ultrabay adapter function in a T410s
Replies: 10
Views: 282

Re: Will trimmed 26R9246 Ultrabay adapter function in a T410s

Your talking to the two top Thinkpad Forums users, both know just about everything about every Thinkpads and their owner just off the back of their hand. What you did was basically like asking Einstein "are you 100% sure about special relativity" When you first post on a forum, people's credentials...
by dr_st
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Affordable 32" (and 40") 4K/UHD/2160p monitors are finally available!
Replies: 9
Views: 1200

Re: Affordable 32" (and 40") 4K/UHD/2160p monitors are finally available!

I have good news for you: it's 40", not 42"! Joking aside, 40" is really not that big. At one point didn't you have two Dell 2007FP's side by side? A single 40" monitor (or TV) occupies significantly *less* desk space than two 2007FP's, while providing more than twice the total number of pixels, us...
by dr_st
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Another slimy trick from Micro$haft: don't install anything but Edge browser...
Replies: 7
Views: 330

Re: Another slimy trick from Micro$haft: don't install anything but Edge browser...

As a long time firefox user i'm used to google spamming about chrome being better, more secure etc, any time i try to access google docs or similar properties. Precisely. Why does this sound so similar to Microsoft's shady tactics in the late 90's with IE. Some companies never learn. Oh, no, they d...
by dr_st
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Affordable 32" (and 40") 4K/UHD/2160p monitors are finally available!
Replies: 9
Views: 1200

Re: Affordable 32" (and 40") 4K/UHD/2160p monitors are finally available!

I hate the fact that 42" TVs are cheaper than 32" monitors with the same resolution. I don't want a freaking 42" TV on my desk, and 28" UHD is too small. 32" is perfect for me.
by dr_st
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: The Definitive T430 Modding Guide
Replies: 6
Views: 1292

Re: The Definitive T430 Modding Guide

Ultrabay is SATA3.
by dr_st
Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Looking for retro 80 scifi windows theme
Replies: 2
Views: 203

Re: Looking for retro 80 scifi windows theme

You enjoy things looking ugly? :o

If glaring white backgrounds is what you want to avoid, find a dark theme and call it a day (or a night). :lol:
by dr_st
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420 LCD/Screen Options?
Replies: 5
Views: 270

Re: T420 LCD/Screen Options?

I am, at the moment, looking to replace my T420 screen as it already has 1 pixel that is dead and to be honest, it is annoying the heck out of me. Given the one pixel, I am sure others will follow and I want to head it off before that becomes a problem. You are wrong in the sense that dead pixels u...
by dr_st
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: HELP to identify this Thinkpad Model
Replies: 6
Views: 311

Re: HELP to identify this Thinkpad Model

Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:27 pm
They are known for having a special power cable that is yellow specifically for the G machines
I think it's the same power cable and power brick used by the Thinkpad Mini-Dock (type 2878).
by dr_st
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Trackpoint mouse slows down
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Re: Trackpoint mouse slows down

Remove your trackpoint cap and inspect it from the bottom; is it worn/torn anywhere?
by dr_st
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: T430s SD Reader on Windows 10
Replies: 3
Views: 131

Re: T430s SD Reader on Windows 10

Correct.
by dr_st
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: My first T601 build
Replies: 16
Views: 718

Re: My first T601 build

Heh. Back then everyone was wishing for that.
by dr_st
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: My first T601 build
Replies: 16
Views: 718

Re: My first T601 build

Speaking of design, my favorite is T60 14.1" 4:3 model, don't like 15" that much. Yep, the 14" is much tighter. The 15" is a bit weaker in terms of tolerances, and often has more creaky, flexing parts, loose hinges, etc. Still, it's one of the best 15" Thinkpads, and the Flexview to me is a nice en...
by dr_st
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: My first T601 build
Replies: 16
Views: 718

Re: My first T601 build

Rather awesome build. :thumbs-UP: Flexview screens are great, the T60 is one of the best-designed and best-looking laptops in the IBM/early Lenovo era (although not all agree), and the T61 components with the Middleton BIOS really give it a nice boost in performance which was not there when the T61 ...
by dr_st
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T520 Processor upgrade - from i5-2450M to i7-2760QM
Replies: 25
Views: 844

Re: T520 Processor upgrade - from i5-2450M to i7-2760QM

MikalE wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:08 pm
I got a system error with this program because the .dll mfc120u.dll is missing from my computer.
Probably need to download the correct Visual C++ runtime redistributable.
by dr_st
Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: WWAN Card compatibility
Replies: 14
Views: 1035

Re: WWAN Card compatibility

WWAN and WLAN are separate functions. Not every WWAN card can do WLAN. There are combo cards that do both, but as most Thinkpads have BIOS whitelists, it may refuse to accept such a card.

Read more here: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X ... -p/3276959

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