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by AlphaKilo470
Thu Dec 09, 2004 9:40 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: External Burner Housing won't Hold New Drive????
Replies: 1
Views: 1004

USB 1.0 and 1.1 simply can't handle anything that fast. And the enclosure probably can't either since it was from a 4x drive and those were in use a few years before we had USB 2.0, and Iomega probably never intended for anyone to use the enclosure for another product anyway.
by AlphaKilo470
Thu Dec 09, 2004 7:08 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Misc. item's FS
Replies: 2
Views: 1590

I see your location on the profileis Georgia. What part? I reside in Marietta and am interested in one of the 64mb pc66 ram sticks you have. Heck, if you live in the greater Atlanta area, I don't think you'd even need to ship, you could probably snail mail in a padded envelope. Also, the 755cs lapto...
by AlphaKilo470
Wed Dec 08, 2004 4:04 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Who's ThinkPad is the slowest...
Replies: 22
Views: 4305

I'd leave upgrading the processor to the professionals. You might be able to get a slightly faster proc in your computer, but not enough that it would be worth the risk, time or money.
by AlphaKilo470
Tue Dec 07, 2004 4:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Locked out of 380D BIOS-Please Help
Replies: 5
Views: 1590

Glad I helped you with the BIOS. Now, I've had those error codes that you mentioned on my laptop one time when I tired upgrading the RAM. If I'm not mistaken, I beleive that means your computer does not support the RAM you installed. How big is the RAM chip you are trying to install and is it PC66 c...
by AlphaKilo470
Mon Dec 06, 2004 11:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Who's ThinkPad is the slowest...
Replies: 22
Views: 4305

Who's ThinkPad is the slowest...

As the title should suggest, this is a thread for all of us who own early and late model ThinkPads to fight over which of us has the slowest notebook. And to kick off, I own a: ThinkPad 380ED (2635-6AU) 32mb RAM 3gb Hard Drive (WinME Installed) 20x CD-ROM 12.1" SVGA TFT A single really junky mono sp...
by AlphaKilo470
Mon Dec 06, 2004 8:17 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: NeXT vs. MAC OS
Replies: 9
Views: 3901

Re: Going religious on OS

The Mac OS now is very BSD but with a fantastic GUI. Actually MacOS X is even more a direct descendant of the fantastic NeXTstep/OpenStep, which was perhaps the most sophisticated OS ever. I like the original NeXTstep GUI and NeXT hardware much better than any current Mac, but that's of course just...
by AlphaKilo470
Mon Dec 06, 2004 8:03 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Your Background
Replies: 24
Views: 4922

My first computer was an IBM ValuePoint that I got back in 1995. It had 486DX (can't remember speed) in it, a hard drive that I can't remember the size of, just that it was small, Win95, 8 megs of RAM, a 2x CD drive and a 28.8 modem (this was 1995, 28.8 was as fast as it got.) Later, I replaced the ...
by AlphaKilo470
Mon Dec 06, 2004 7:43 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Locked out of 380D BIOS-Please Help
Replies: 5
Views: 1590

First, make sure you are holding the F1 key down while you turn the computer on and hold until you get the setup screen, don't wait untill after the machine is on, you'll hit the F1 key too late. Also, make sure the RAM you installed is PC66 compatible and EDO. It also has to be 64mb or less, anythi...
by AlphaKilo470
Sat Dec 04, 2004 11:55 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: i-series (2611-412) batterie issue
Replies: 2
Views: 1012

Could be a couple of things. I have a ThinkPad 380ED that lets me work on 0% for about 45 minutes and it jumps straight from 80% to 10% with nothing in between. This happens with both LiIon batteries that I have. My computer has the latest BIOS, installed before I got this machine, so I'm guessing w...
by AlphaKilo470
Sat Dec 04, 2004 11:48 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: changing lcd
Replies: 1
Views: 1053

I would not reccomend swapping them. There are tons of companies that make the LCD's themselves and just about none share the same standards. The Gateway LCD could be compatible with your ThinkPad, but I would not recomend taking the risk or the time. If you want a better LCD for your ThinkPad, do a...
by AlphaKilo470
Sat Dec 04, 2004 11:44 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: What modification i can take for faster comp?
Replies: 1
Views: 1026

Because of the formfactor and lack of industry standards in notebook computers, upgrading a notebook can be a pain in the butt every now and then. Your best bet is to add more RAM, have less applications loading at Windows startup, install a spyware scanner such as Ad Aware or SpySweeper and defrag ...
by AlphaKilo470
Sat Dec 04, 2004 12:06 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Just found this interesting.
Replies: 0
Views: 884

Just found this interesting.

I got bored and did some mouse surfing, and I found a pretty interesting article. It dates back to February 1998 and talks about IBM breaching the 1ghz barrier with a CMOS microprocessor.

http://web.archive.org/web/199802111728 ... 80204.html
by AlphaKilo470
Fri Dec 03, 2004 4:03 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Replace 770X 13.7" w/ 14.1" screen? Possible?
Replies: 1
Views: 1209

It should be possible, if the connector is the same, but before doing this, you'll need to replace the BIOS on your ThinkPad with one that supports the bigger screen.
by AlphaKilo470
Fri Dec 03, 2004 4:00 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Upgrading processor on 365X?
Replies: 18
Views: 3943

I beleive that they have drive overlay software that you can use to overcome those limitations, but I know nothing about that stuff. There is, however, something about overcoming the 6gb limitation somewhere near the bottom of the thinkpads.com site, here's the link. http://www.thinkpads.com/6gig-li...
by AlphaKilo470
Thu Dec 02, 2004 4:19 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: How many ThinkPads do you own?
Replies: 109
Views: 22580

I remember my first ThinkPad, it was a 350c my dad gave me back in 1998. Had a 9" DSTN screen, a 120mb drive, 8bm RAM and a NiMH battery that was shot, but nontheless, it worked and the computers overall condition was pretty good. It recieved a ton of use. Unfortunatly, I broke it permanatly when tr...
by AlphaKilo470
Thu Dec 02, 2004 3:14 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Replacing display in 1200 i series T-Pad
Replies: 2
Views: 2713

You can replace your display using one left over from an i1200 or i1300, but you have to take into thought many things. On, you will void your warranty, risk breaking your machine, spend a few bucks, and a few hours. On any replacement of the screen, I recomend replacing the panel as a whole instead...
by AlphaKilo470
Thu Dec 02, 2004 3:01 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Upgrading processor on 365X?
Replies: 18
Views: 3943

98lite is supposed to strip Windows 98 of the "integrated web shell". I believe the site is 98lite.net, but I'm not sure, do a Google search on the name 98lite.
by AlphaKilo470
Thu Dec 02, 2004 12:01 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Upgrading processor on 365X?
Replies: 18
Views: 3943

Another thing that might increase your computers speed is to defrag at least once a month. Also, having IE integrated into the shell in Win98, while convenient on faster computers, is an absolute dog on older computers, and for that, there are plenty of crazy anti-Microsoft (for some reason or anoth...
by AlphaKilo470
Wed Dec 01, 2004 11:53 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Upgrading processor on 365X?
Replies: 18
Views: 3943

Hopefully, that 64mb of RAM will provide a significant speed boost to Windows. 64's double what I have in my ThinkPad 380ED and it runs fine. As for the CPU upgrade, you do have a good point with the 150MMX, but it would be a good idea to do lots of research, make sure that it is hardware (connector...
by AlphaKilo470
Wed Dec 01, 2004 11:27 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: I'm in Taiwan right now, and it's literally sickening...
Replies: 12
Views: 3356

There are a couple of reasons why Asia has all that cool technology and we (the United States) don't. Economics is a small factor, but not the entire thing, otherwise, we'd see people taking daytrips to Canada to blow money like there's no tomorow on the latest technology. It's also a matter of gene...
by AlphaKilo470
Wed Dec 01, 2004 9:55 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: ThinkPad 760E/ED/EL Memory Adapter
Replies: 0
Views: 995

ThinkPad 760E/ED/EL Memory Adapter

I have a replacement memory adapter for the ThinkPad 760E/ED/EL. This board has two memory slots. This piece is required for upgrading the RAM in a ThinkPad 760. Will sell to anyone who makes a reasonable offer and will arrange shipping themselves. Item location is Marietta, GA, USA. NOTE: This boar...
by AlphaKilo470
Wed Dec 01, 2004 9:48 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: ThinkPad 760/765 Lithium Ion Battery
Replies: 0
Views: 978

ThinkPad 760/765 Lithium Ion Battery

I have a good Lithium Ion battery for all ThinkPad 760/765 series. It holds a charge anywhere from an hour and a half to two hours (give or take depending on usage) in a 760ED. I'm assuming it will be similar in other 760 models. I'll sale to whoever offers a resonable price and is willing to arrang...
by AlphaKilo470
Wed Dec 01, 2004 9:20 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 760E keyboard doesnt work
Replies: 5
Views: 1735

I have not seen this happen too much, but because of the keyboard design on the 760 and 765 where you have the keys lifted up and no real support under them, over time, and with heavy use, that keyboard is alot more delicate than that of most other laptops. If you do get your keyboard working again ...
by AlphaKilo470
Wed Dec 01, 2004 9:16 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Upgrading processor on 365X?
Replies: 18
Views: 3943

It might be possible to upgrade your ThinkPad 365x from a Pentium 120 to a 133, which would give you an extra few megahertz s well as a 6mhz faster bus, but I'm not completely sure and the risk of destroying the machine wouldn't be worth the effort or money. If you want to get as much out of your ma...
by AlphaKilo470
Wed Dec 01, 2004 9:06 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: I Series 2621
Replies: 4
Views: 2003

If you can't find the reset button or if your computer does not have one, remove all power sources, unplug the computer and remove the main battery, then remove the cmos battery for about a minute or 2. It will erase all your BIOS settings, which the reset switch also does. Then your ThinkPad, excul...
by AlphaKilo470
Wed Dec 01, 2004 9:00 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Thinkpad 701 'Butterfly'
Replies: 15
Views: 4157

The ThinkPad 701C has a 486DX4 75 and the 701CS has a 486DX2 50.
by AlphaKilo470
Wed Dec 01, 2004 8:57 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 390x battery issues
Replies: 1
Views: 998

Either the charger is bad, which it obviously is not if your computer turned on while plugged in, so I'd call up tech support and ask them about that battery.
by AlphaKilo470
Wed Dec 01, 2004 5:33 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: ThinkPad 380ED
Replies: 2
Views: 949

ThinkPad 380ED

I have a ThinkPad 380ED that I just acquired and there are a few issues I'd like to solve on it. Fisrt, the battery meter, when my ThinkPad is running on either of the two batteries I have, the battery meter says 80% no matter what until the battery drops to 10%. Nothing in between. I'd like to know...
by AlphaKilo470
Wed Dec 01, 2004 5:27 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Help with 760L Thinkpad
Replies: 3
Views: 1718

Another problem besides a bad connection between the HD and caddy or caddy and comp might be that the caddy is messed up. I used to have a 760ED and I tried to replace the HD, and I messed up the ribbon cable on the caddy just enough to make it not work and need replacing but not enough to be visibl...

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