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by Radioguy
Thu Sep 17, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: ibm thinkpad icons
Replies: 66
Views: 40370

Re: ibm thinkpad icons

Reposting some links, and fulfilling some previous promises: http://www.mediafire.com/download/3onzq8m3po9d46u/Radioguy%27s_Thinkpad_Icons_%28v.1%29.zip <- Repost of my first set. There was a second set, but it's on a external HDD I have to dig out to consolidate all these files. Not making you wait...
by Radioguy
Sun Jun 14, 2015 5:18 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X301 1600mhz RAM upgrade failure?
Replies: 13
Views: 8279

Re: X301 1600mhz RAM upgrade failure?

Happened to see this at the Lenovo forum a few hours after seeing your post: Re: x300 memory Options ‎05-15-201312:30 PM - edited ‎05-15-201312:30 PM I can confirm, my Lenovo X301 with 2x 4GB DDR3 Samsung 2Rx8 PC3 12800 working. But unfortunatelly, in Lenovo X301 DDR-II adjusted chipset is used to ...
by Radioguy
Tue May 26, 2015 10:15 pm
Forum: ** HOW TOs & FAQs **
Topic: Forum themes
Replies: 7
Views: 3531

Re: Forum themes

There are countless themes that could be added to this forum, but it's up to the Admin(s) to decide whether to do it or not.
by Radioguy
Mon May 25, 2015 11:38 pm
Forum: ** HOW TOs & FAQs **
Topic: Forum themes
Replies: 7
Views: 3531

Re: Forum themes

If interested in Firefox themes, try this light Persona as well:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... /thinkpad/

Combined, you might have the darkest readable experience possible. ;)
by Radioguy
Sun May 24, 2015 2:11 am
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: Best OS to install on an X20 (as of 2015)?
Replies: 10
Views: 4101

Best OS to install on an X20 (as of 2015)?

I'm gonna take a wild guess it's a form of Linux. ;) Which would run best on this old hardware, though? I assume the newest non-PAE bulid of whichever version, but not sure what's best. Not expecting much use from this beyond internet browsing, but I like to keep all TPs in my possession as capable ...
by Radioguy
Wed May 13, 2015 1:03 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X301 screen mods
Replies: 28
Views: 11126

Re: X301 screen mods

Considering that I'm already trying to price the common upgrades (2nd HDD adapter, battery, etc), you can say we're hot and heavy, but it's definitely a sidepiece compared to a T61. :P
by Radioguy
Tue May 12, 2015 7:16 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Battery Error with T61
Replies: 21
Views: 3262

Re: Battery Error with T61

9-cell FRU Sanyo 42T4530 Panasonic 42T4532 It would seem 43R2499 is the current Lenovo-offered Sanyo version above, but is there a more recent version of the Panasonic one for the 14" T61? EDIT: Looking around, it seems like it's 42T4645, but since that's not offered by Lenovo right now, is there a...
by Radioguy
Tue May 12, 2015 6:19 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X301 screen mods
Replies: 28
Views: 11126

Re: X301 screen mods

Ugh. What, if you remember, did you do differently later on with additional panels? (didn't flex it a certain way, etc?) Or, was it just luck that one made it through the same process?

If the latter, then that doesn't seem too worthwhile unless one has money to burn (and I don't). :)
by Radioguy
Tue May 12, 2015 6:16 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X30x 7mm 2nd HDD Caddy Issues
Replies: 16
Views: 3474

Re: X30x 7mm 2nd HDD Caddy Issues

I see the trays on eBay run around $20 or so, but not all have the Serial ATA/ThinkPad sticker, and I wonder if those might have different controllers from the ones that do.

Either way, I'd love to know which is "the best" (ie: hot swappable...if any).
by Radioguy
Tue May 12, 2015 1:46 am
Forum: OS-X Questions
Topic: Yosemite on T61 and T61P development
Replies: 22
Views: 29927

Re: Yosemite on T61 and T61P development

I'd follow your footsteps with another Quadro T61 I have (Wondering if the X3100 one is problematic) if the USB issue could be pinned down.
by Radioguy
Tue May 12, 2015 1:35 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: ThinkPad Leather Topload Case: Fake, Real?
Replies: 2
Views: 1616

ThinkPad Leather Topload Case: Fake, Real?

Hi, I've been through a few official branded IBM, TP, and even Lenovo branded backpacks and cases, but never actually got one of the more prestigious (and expensive) topload leather ones with the recessable flat square leather handles (not like the current retro-style Executive with the metal accent...
by Radioguy
Sat May 09, 2015 4:49 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X301 screen mods
Replies: 28
Views: 11126

Re: X301 screen mods

Thanks. It had been ages since I had an account there, that they seemed to have deleted it (years since I had logged in). The cable looks nightmarish, but not impossible if one took their time. It would be no rush job, for certain. It's the panel disassembly that you have me really worried about. Ho...
by Radioguy
Fri May 08, 2015 9:23 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X301 screen mods
Replies: 28
Views: 11126

Re: X301 screen mods

I'd love to see pictures of the cable mod as well as what was done to remove the frame (sanding off standoffs?).

Thanks.
by Radioguy
Thu May 07, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X301 screen mods
Replies: 28
Views: 11126

Re: X301 screen mods

I too, would love to know the disposition of this. Considering the age of the X301, have any solutions now presented themselves; perhaps ones prohibitively expensive before?
by Radioguy
Sun Apr 26, 2015 12:49 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X301 Diagnosis: Bad Mobo or just KB/Screen?
Replies: 11
Views: 1978

Re: X301 Diagnosis: Bad Mobo or just KB/Screen?

Thanks. Took a shot with the Micron. :)
by Radioguy
Sat Apr 25, 2015 12:51 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X301 Diagnosis: Bad Mobo or just KB/Screen?
Replies: 11
Views: 1978

Re: X301 Diagnosis: Bad Mobo or just KB/Screen?

Hadn't a clue those were Sandforce-based. Thanks for that. I had a Sandisk go bad with one once.

I'll look at that Micron. :)

EDIT: What's your opinion of the Toshiba's and Samsung's in the same refurb category/price range there?
by Radioguy
Fri Apr 24, 2015 10:00 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X301 Diagnosis: Bad Mobo or just KB/Screen?
Replies: 11
Views: 1978

Re: X301 Diagnosis: Bad Mobo or just KB/Screen?

Ah, what does "fairly inexpensive" mean? ;) Oh, the adapter would be cheap (took a look), but price-wise, what am I looking at for a mSATA SSD that would be worthwhile in capacity and durability? I'd feel good about 120-128GB, but see the Mushkin @ $60-65 for that capacity on Newegg. Not a helluva l...
by Radioguy
Wed Apr 22, 2015 3:50 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X301 Diagnosis: Bad Mobo or just KB/Screen?
Replies: 11
Views: 1978

Re: X301 Diagnosis: Bad Mobo or just KB/Screen?

Well, they did pull the drive first (I was using bootable USB media to test the machine). ;)

So, go back to a 1.8" HDD, or go the mSATA SSD with adapter route...decisions, decisions.

*looks at ever-thinning wallet* :o
by Radioguy
Tue Apr 21, 2015 6:06 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X301 Diagnosis: Bad Mobo or just KB/Screen?
Replies: 11
Views: 1978

Re: X301 Diagnosis: Bad Mobo or just KB/Screen?

Kinda what I had planned on whatever else I did, but I appreciate the advice. Turns out to have been that simple too (well, I had to reseat the cable on the LCD panel-end - a bit more work).

Anyhow, I'm now typing on it. :)

Feels good, as always, to restore a TP.
by Radioguy
Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:26 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X301 Diagnosis: Bad Mobo or just KB/Screen?
Replies: 11
Views: 1978

X301 Diagnosis: Bad Mobo or just KB/Screen?

Hi guys. Popping my head back in (real life taking me away from the board for the most part), and have a TP dilemma that I'm dealing with that I'd like some input on. Just given an old X301 (surprisingly, first time dealing with this model), and was told by the giver that they thought the mobo was b...
by Radioguy
Tue May 27, 2014 11:18 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: ibm thinkpad icons
Replies: 66
Views: 40370

Re: ibm thinkpad icons

Woo. Belated thanks for re-uploading those icons and my other stuff in there. My original icon pack links have gone off to upload heaven. In fact, you have my first pack in here, and I need to re-up my later pack again at some point too. Oh, just to show I never gave up, these are were what I was la...
by Radioguy
Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:32 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Looking for an XD card (have one propping up a table?)
Replies: 4
Views: 1062

Re: Looking for an XD card (have one propping up a table?)

Hmm, don't see the bump link, but it's way beyond three days, so... ;)
by Radioguy
Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:00 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: t61 services
Replies: 4
Views: 1015

Re: t61 services

Apparently, Falco is still alive.
by Radioguy
Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:52 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Thinkpad... earbuds?
Replies: 5
Views: 833

Re: Thinkpad... earbuds?

I've seen these...but not heard them. I wonder if you got any documentation with them listing specs? Frequency response would be a nice bit of info to share. Of course, I love the aesthetic of TP branding, and black and red color scheme (check out the firefox theme in the pictures subforum), so I ge...
by Radioguy
Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:02 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: SD Card slot gains Stealth powers?
Replies: 10
Views: 1442

Re: SD Card slot gains Stealth powers?

Try inserting the card verrry slowly and look to see/hear if it's recognized on the way in.

The reader mechanism can have a hiccup on occasion, or plain wear out, and this can allow the card to be retained in a position where the contacts are not being met.
by Radioguy
Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:13 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Vinyl Wrapping a T30: Revitalizing an Old ThinkPad
Replies: 17
Views: 9220

Re: Vinyl Wrapping a T30: Revitalizing an Old ThinkPad [PIC]

Colorware has been mentioned here before, and on Lenovo's blog, but I forgot to look at their TP paintjobs in some time. Lo and behold, they did a blue T61: http://www.colorware.com/galleries/images/121/large.jpg More pics: http://www.colorware.com/galleries/images/122/large.jpg http://www.colorwar...
by Radioguy
Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:10 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Coke on the Keyboard
Replies: 5
Views: 1250

Re: Coke on the Keyboard

If it were a Kahlua and Coke, I would have tipped it back into a glass. :D

Seriously, I actually had that happen with a spill-proof desktop keyboard, but it was too dusty to recover the drink...and no, I don't have a problem. ;)
by Radioguy
Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:19 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: [WIP] Vectored Thinkpad W500 (Updated 14. Feb. 2013) *Pics*
Replies: 18
Views: 6733

Re: Vectored Thinkpad W500 (Updated 1. Feb. 2013) *Pics*

Better and better. :)

Once the keyboard is done, and if you can isolate it from the background, that's perfect icon material.
by Radioguy
Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:52 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: CLiPtec USB 3.0 PCMCIA EXPRESS Card RZP460
Replies: 4
Views: 1079

Re: CLiPtec USB 3.0 PCMCIA EXPRESS Card RZP460

True. Anything that protrudes is at risk of being snapped off, or doing damage to the slot it's in if impacted.

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