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by charlienyc
Fri Apr 04, 2008 6:21 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61p DVD drive (UJDA775) doesn't work properly
Replies: 25
Views: 16793

thx

Did you try the CD, DVD, Combo firmware update? http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-62296 i hoped any firmware updates would've been installed when i ran the ThinkPad utilities (software installer and updates), but i suppose not. anyway i will try it when i return ho...
by charlienyc
Fri Apr 04, 2008 6:18 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61p DVD drive (UJDA775) doesn't work properly
Replies: 25
Views: 16793

Re: similar problems

hi. my dvd multiburner, Matshita DVD-RAM UJ-860, on my brand new R61 fails to recognize ANY disc. i've tried DVD-RAM, DVDRW, DVD+R, DVD-R, CD-R and a few prerecorded, major-label-released audio CDs. we already concluded that this is a problem with the device's firmware. no software driver will reme...
by charlienyc
Tue Apr 01, 2008 8:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61p DVD drive (UJDA775) doesn't work properly
Replies: 25
Views: 16793

similar problems

hi. my dvd multiburner, Matshita DVD-RAM UJ-860, on my brand new R61 fails to recognize ANY disc. i've tried DVD-RAM, DVDRW, DVD+R, DVD-R, CD-R and a few prerecorded, major-label-released audio CDs. i press the button on the drive, the drive ejects, i place the disc in (just the same as i've been do...
by charlienyc
Mon Mar 31, 2008 2:01 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: new TP R61 - another one bites the dust!
Replies: 9
Views: 2017

FYI

for anyone who is going to purchase a new machine, read over the posts in the Windows OS forum. i mistakenly thought it would be cheap & easy to get a licensed version of XP on my machine after ordering it with Vista Home Premium. had i a) elected for XP for another $22 or b) elected Vista Business ...
by charlienyc
Mon Mar 31, 2008 1:53 pm
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: Order Vista and you get XP pro too!!!???
Replies: 8
Views: 1757

screwed too

the same thing happened to me - i use the forum constantly but didn't check on these OS matters. i knew Ultimate offered downgrade rights, but wasn't aware that Business does too. i ordered my new machine w/ Home Premium figuring it wouldn't be expensive or an ordeal to install XP Pro. well i couldn...
by charlienyc
Fri Mar 28, 2008 9:23 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: how much RAM?
Replies: 1
Views: 419

how much RAM?

hi. i'm expecting a new R61 any day now, and want to upgrade the RAM. i had it shipped with 1GB, but initially thought i'd upgrade it with to 2 using a pair of new 1GB chips. RAM is getting so cheap i'm now thinking about getting a pair of 2GB chips. i have some reluctance going to 4GB, as i underst...
by charlienyc
Fri Mar 28, 2008 9:07 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: 15" WXGA, BT - what it means
Replies: 6
Views: 1245

R61 outlet

i totally agree with the above statements. this is coming from someone who did 6 months of research to find the right R61 at the right price. the outlet was helpful, right up until Lenovo red-did the format. so much for improvements! :roll: guess that isn't helpful now though. what can help, though,...
by charlienyc
Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:47 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: new machine Vista -> XP, lil' TP story for ya
Replies: 3
Views: 925

thanks guys!

anyone selling a legal XP key?
by charlienyc
Wed Mar 26, 2008 10:25 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: new machine Vista -> XP, lil' TP story for ya
Replies: 3
Views: 925

new machine Vista -> XP, lil' TP story for ya

i'm expecting a new machine in the next few days and am planning on making a set of recovery disks very early on, then downgrading (really upgrading) to Win XP. i heard a rumor today i never heard before: XP licenses extend to two machines. so, say i have an A31 with an XP COA sticker ('cause i do) ...
by charlienyc
Wed Mar 26, 2008 9:53 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: new TP R61 - another one bites the dust!
Replies: 9
Views: 2017

um, ok

i hadn't checked the estimated ship date since monday, but it was just... SHIPPED! this is good, very good. think i'll have it by the weekend?
by charlienyc
Mon Mar 24, 2008 8:40 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: new TP R61 - another one bites the dust!
Replies: 9
Views: 2017

doh!

estimated ship date moved back 4 days :roll:
by charlienyc
Mon Mar 24, 2008 8:38 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: new TP R61 - another one bites the dust!
Replies: 9
Views: 2017

can't wait - thanks for the renewed enthusiasm :-)
by charlienyc
Thu Mar 20, 2008 10:32 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: new TP R61 - another one bites the dust!
Replies: 9
Views: 2017

upgrade

thanks! i can't wait. yeah i've gotten to the point now where i have to connect 2 pcmcia I/O cards just to do music editing. they're both double-height (beats me what type that is - just know i can't use both at the same ports) so i have to have my machine docked. this immediately makes the system m...
by charlienyc
Thu Mar 20, 2008 2:07 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: ibm thinkpad with blueray dvd rom
Replies: 2
Views: 888

R61 BluRay clarification?

i've been spec'ing out and pricing these machines for months (and just bought one), and noticed that option has become cheaper and cheaper. it's down to about $230 now, which is 1/3 of what the external ones were a couple months ago. what other formats does the R61 BluRay drive handle? does it burn ...
by charlienyc
Thu Mar 20, 2008 12:44 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: new TP R61 - another one bites the dust!
Replies: 9
Views: 2017

new TP R61 - another one bites the dust!

5 years of my ol' trusty A31, and i'm ready for something new. something with USB 2, Bluetooth, webcam, widescreen, SATA drive, DVD burner, more than 1GB max RAM and a bunch of other things that i've been missing. here's the new digs: 8932CTO ThinkPad R61 Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor T8100 (2.1GHz 8...
by charlienyc
Thu Mar 20, 2008 11:38 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: New R61 Config. Questions??
Replies: 9
Views: 2124

congrats!

i'm just about to pull the trigger on a R61 myself. those sales & discounts are (hopefully) adding up and i can't live with my old A31 much longer. every time i try to do something, i have to connect 6 peripherals :roll: that 9 cell battery's gonna be nice! let us know how it goes with your new mach...
by charlienyc
Sun Feb 03, 2008 7:10 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: for sale or trade: Mac G5 PowerPC tower in nyc
Replies: 1
Views: 355

sold!

sold locally on craigslist. still on the lookout for a 15.4" WSXGA+ R61, T61 or T61p machine.

mods feel free to delete thread.

cheers,
-c
by charlienyc
Sun Feb 03, 2008 2:14 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: for sale or trade: Mac G5 PowerPC tower in nyc
Replies: 1
Views: 355

for sale or trade: Mac G5 PowerPC tower in nyc

hi. i'm a ThinkPad guy :wink: and acquired a great G5 tower a few months ago. i work in music/audio and considered making the switch but it just didn't happen. now i need to purchase some music items or possibly upgrade to a current ThinkPad. the latter will happen in the next few months either way....
by charlienyc
Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:56 am
Forum: Forum Notices, Questions and Suggestions
Topic: RSS feed?
Replies: 4
Views: 2068

well that's not the answer i wanted! :roll:
thanks, though.
by charlienyc
Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:41 am
Forum: Forum Notices, Questions and Suggestions
Topic: RSS feed?
Replies: 4
Views: 2068

RSS feed?

hi. is there an RSS feed for this forum? i have not been successful in finding one yet.
cheers,
-c
by charlienyc
Fri Jan 04, 2008 12:18 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: R61 15.4" Win XP
Replies: 1
Views: 364

bump

back in the city now.

anyone?
by charlienyc
Mon Dec 31, 2007 11:19 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: R61 15.4" Win XP
Replies: 1
Views: 364

WTB: R61 15.4" Win XP

hi. i need a new machine for work and personal business, having been looking at R61 machines for months, and know exactly what i want. here's a list: Need: T7xxx Core 2 Duo processor 1GB Ram minimum 120GB 5400 rpm HD minimum 15.4" screen, preferably WSXGA+ built-in graphics card w/ 1394 firewire Win...
by charlienyc
Wed Dec 05, 2007 1:57 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Will this card fit in the Dock II PCI slot?
Replies: 11
Views: 1736

Re: Getting another problem

Very weird. Anyone use this card themselves? I've written to Adaptec. I might just go trade it for another one. hey Tim, i've asked the same question on another thread http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?t=52026 and got the same result. no info :x . i don't know if others use the PCI slot for ...
by charlienyc
Wed Dec 05, 2007 1:42 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: I can't restore a native resolution of my display, help...
Replies: 10
Views: 1388

I don't really know what my computer is suffering from. If the bad things repeat regularly, I'll restore the system as a last resort. this might be way off base, but i'll mention it anyway. i sympathize with your reluctance to go all the way back to zero! i've noticed with some things (wireless, fo...
by charlienyc
Thu Nov 15, 2007 11:34 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Cards for Dock?
Replies: 6
Views: 810

bump

anyone?
by charlienyc
Tue Nov 06, 2007 10:45 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Cards for Dock?
Replies: 6
Views: 810

meh wrote:DealExtreme seems to have a combo USB2/FireWire card:
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.5558

Not too overpriced, $16.71 US shipped to anywhere in the world.
thanks. do you know if it works in the dock?
cheers,
-c
by charlienyc
Mon Nov 05, 2007 2:37 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Cards for Dock?
Replies: 6
Views: 810

thx

thanks, i appreciate that! :)
by charlienyc
Mon Nov 05, 2007 2:13 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Cards for Dock?
Replies: 6
Views: 810

Cards for Dock?

i'm reposting this as i (foolishly?) included a poll the 1st time around. that seems to be a sure-fire way to get your questions ignored :banghead: click here to read the back story: http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?t=51886 i constantly use firewire for work purposes. is there a combo usb 2....
by charlienyc
Fri Nov 02, 2007 3:20 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: my personal, VERY loaded R50P, Flexview,ship anywhere
Replies: 17
Views: 2469

re:

ajkula66 wrote:Bump. Still available.
emailed you :)
by charlienyc
Thu Nov 01, 2007 9:45 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: dock PCI card firewire/usb 2.0 (poll incl.) + questions!
Replies: 0
Views: 433

dock PCI card firewire/usb 2.0 (poll incl.) + questions!

hi. first off, i've done a few searches on this topic both here and on thinkwiki with no success. doh! second, my goal: to add firewire and usb 2.0 functionality to my A31. i would love to do this using my 2631 dock instead of using pcmcia card(s). third, my story: i borrowed a combo pci card from w...

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