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by cadillacmike68
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Screen sizes
Replies: 16
Views: 531

Re: Screen sizes

T510 or earlier for a 16:10 screen.

But neither has built in USB3
by cadillacmike68
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: LF: Full Size A31p Docking Station
Replies: 31
Views: 1132

Re: LF: Full Size A31p Docking Station

I asked because James was going to send me a Port Rep II, which arrived today.

Unfortunately the boss lady saw the boxes, so I'm in it really deep now...... :(

I said they had web programming & network admin books. It didn't fly too well.
by cadillacmike68
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FOUND: UltraBay hard drives or caddies for 7xx series
Replies: 2
Views: 206

Re: WTB: UltraBay hard drives or caddies for 7xx series

I have a couple - with the caddies / adapters, but I have to remember where I put my 760 and it parts...
by cadillacmike68
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Added SSD to T520 - wow!
Replies: 26
Views: 1356

Re: Added SSD to T520 - wow!

Just a quick follow up: ordered and installed the Intel N6300 wifi card and will report that it is a seamless plug and play swap. The only slight hassle with the upgrade was plugging the tiny wired things into the corresponding slots on the card. But wifi is now 4x faster, according to speedtest.ne...
by cadillacmike68
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Corona-COVID-19 virus statistics and HOW is it affecting you.. what are you doing..?
Replies: 132
Views: 19224

Re: Corona-COVID-19 virus statistics and HOW is it affecting you.. what are you doing..?

9 brands of hand sanitizer may be toxic, FDA warns > what are you doing? Following this , this and this . I don't use hand sanitizer and never have. I don't mind germs. It gives my immune system something to do. After 5 tours in the sandbox, I'm pretty much immune to everything except idiocy and st...
by cadillacmike68
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: LF: Full Size A31p Docking Station
Replies: 31
Views: 1132

Re: LF: Full Size A31p Docking Station

Hi James, Which Mike was that?
JHEM wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:34 am
Mike,

I've just sent you another Port Replicator II ( http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/ThinkPad_ ... licator_II ) but I'm pretty certain I have what you're looking for, I'll check the storage unit today or tomorrow and let you know.

James
by cadillacmike68
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Where to download old versions of Power Manager?
Replies: 7
Views: 436

Re: Where to download old versions of Power Manager?

Thanks for this info. I need to stop deleting the old version whenever I DL a newer one.
by cadillacmike68
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: ThinkPad W500 (discrete GPU issue)
Replies: 13
Views: 911

Re: ThinkPad W500 (discrete GPU issue)

You're welcome. When I first found out about the link I went and downloaded just about every HMM for any machine I had or expected to get later. That and those PSREF catalogs.

And the massive TP excel spread sheet.
by cadillacmike68
Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Use eBay? Who are you??
Replies: 121
Views: 153468

Re: Use eBay? Who are you??

Reddit is a complete waste of time for any meaningful pursuit.
by cadillacmike68
Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:34 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Corona-COVID-19 virus statistics and HOW is it affecting you.. what are you doing..?
Replies: 132
Views: 19224

Re: Corona-COVID-19 virus statistics and HOW is it affecting you.. what are you doing..?

Now there is talk of banning alcohol on flights ?!?!? And Aruba has this ridiculous mandatory covid insurance at some $15 per day. wtf??? I this keeps up my streak of consecutive yearly trips there will be broken.
We cannot make a trip that length without our Baileys!!!
by cadillacmike68
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W510 - cannot be upgraded to latest Windows 10
Replies: 9
Views: 669

Re: W510 - cannot be upgraded to latest Windows 10

With this recent ms fiasco, I don't want to go past the 1909 version update.
by cadillacmike68
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: ThinkPad W500 (discrete GPU issue)
Replies: 13
Views: 911

Re: ThinkPad W500 (discrete GPU issue)

The FRUs should be in the HMM. You can get just about Every HMM from the top of any forum page.
by cadillacmike68
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Corona-COVID-19 virus statistics and HOW is it affecting you.. what are you doing..?
Replies: 132
Views: 19224

Re: Corona-COVID-19 virus statistics and HOW is it affecting you.. what are you doing..?

At least yours got to the states. It should take about a week or so to get to you.

My 3D chess set sat in Melbourne Australia for TWO MONTHS before they sent it on the the states.
by cadillacmike68
Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: 100mbps on ethernet port
Replies: 7
Views: 1474

Re: 100mbps on ethernet port

Do you have anything else connected? If yo have and 10/100 devices it will slow everyone down.

The cables, Cat5e or Cat6 or better are Required.
by cadillacmike68
Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W510 - cannot be upgraded to latest Windows 10
Replies: 9
Views: 669

Re: W510 - cannot be upgraded to latest Windows 10

It could also be related to the massive problems ms has had with their latest bloat, er, um update. Lots of so called "compatibility blocks" with the latest version update
by cadillacmike68
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Wanted urgently: People who know a half century-old computer language so states can process unemployment claims
Replies: 19
Views: 3013

Re: Wanted urgently: People who know a half century-old computer language so states can process unemployment claims

I have an old MF-COBOL install as well, but it's been over 15 years since I used it. Probably closer to 25 years.

No battlestar galactica fans I guess...
by cadillacmike68
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 experience on Windows 10
Replies: 38
Views: 2506

Re: T61 experience on Windows 10

Have you tried the VLC media player?
by cadillacmike68
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: LF: Full Size A31p Docking Station
Replies: 31
Views: 1132

Re: LF: Full Size A31p Docking Station

I don't know about the A series, I only have T series, a 600 and had a couple 760 systems. On T21 & later you can hot swap the drive in the ultrabay.

On this 600, it does what your A31 does, if you swap it without shutting it down. it gives you a beep show until you sleep, hibernate or shut it off.
by cadillacmike68
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 600X Recovery CD creates 2GB C drive, how to make full drive size?
Replies: 4
Views: 3152

Re: 600X Recovery CD creates 2GB C drive, how to make full drive size?

If you can find an old copy of partition magic it will do what what you want nicely. I used to use it all the time with my T20 series and T30s.
by cadillacmike68
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: LF: Full Size A31p Docking Station
Replies: 31
Views: 1132

Re: LF: Full Size A31p Docking Station

The dock I (or Dock) is not supposed to support hot swapping. I never un-dock the machine while it is powered on, but I do like to swap out the ultrabay, so I preferred the Dock II. It is (slightly) less bulky but both are sizeable docks - bigger than the Advanced dock for the later T/R/z 50-60 seri...
by cadillacmike68
Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Why THINKPADS & who's 2nd best ?
Replies: 30
Views: 5701

Re: Why THINKPADS & who's 2nd best ?

Jumping on the necro bandwagon here. Hey, I didn't do it. The keyboard, even the T/W/x30, is better than most others - although I still do not like laptop keyboards. The trackpoint The serviceability The wealth of information and community support for the older models Ultrabays! The cool black styli...
by cadillacmike68
Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Hold your horses: W10 uses 2004 updates in 2020 and as usual screws you over...
Replies: 28
Views: 2346

Re: Hold your horses: W10 uses 2004 updates in 2020 and as usual screws you over...

Sleep and hibernate are two different things.

There is also the "fast startup" or whatever they call in in 8.1 and 10. That writes a (smaller) Hibernate file Every time you shut it down. It can and probably should be disabled.
by cadillacmike68
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: [X260] How to utilize a preinstalled OS license?
Replies: 10
Views: 679

Re: [X260] How to utilize a preinstalled OS license?

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:00 am
You got it.
Someone somewhere will have something on the web...
Cool, I would just hope they're not as rare as my 1968 turn signal switch with a Tilt & Telescope column.
by cadillacmike68
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Wanted urgently: People who know a half century-old computer language so states can process unemployment claims
Replies: 19
Views: 3013

Re: Wanted urgently: People who know a half century-old computer language so states can process unemployment claims

Its like Y2K all over again.

You know many ATMs are still running a version of OS/2 so it can front end into the banks' big iron. And I'm not talking about mine & Bill's 472 CID Cadillac engines here.
by cadillacmike68
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo CES 2020
Replies: 48
Views: 10611

Re: Lenovo CES 2020

Well, WiFi - ALL WiFi, Does suck compared to a gigabit Ethernet setup. I get particularly annoyed when you can just loot at the machine and the green steps go to orange and half of them go grey. So I'll run the Cat6e wires all over the place if I have to.

And optical drives - where did they go???
by cadillacmike68
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: LF: Full Size A31p Docking Station
Replies: 31
Views: 1132

Re: LF: Full Size A31p Docking Station

You are looking for the DOCK or DOCK II. The Dock II is the better choice. I don't know if I want to get rid of mine yet.
by cadillacmike68
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Wanted urgently: People who know a half century-old computer language so states can process unemployment claims
Replies: 19
Views: 3013

Re: Wanted urgently: People who know a half century-old computer language so states can process unemployment claims

Ha! I (reluctantly) did COBOL for years - PL/I was superior in many ways but IBM-specific; ASM was fun but not really practical for application programming. However I now have a business in an entirely different field so the pay would have to be $$$ to drag me away. Probably have to work remotely a...
by cadillacmike68
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420 and 4337 Dock
Replies: 8
Views: 477

Re: T420 and 4337 Dock

Probably just a typo on the wattage.
by cadillacmike68
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: [X260] How to utilize a preinstalled OS license?
Replies: 10
Views: 679

Re: [X260] How to utilize a preinstalled OS license?

Download the parts/frubom list: https://usermanual.wiki/Lenovo/X260Frubom20160127.338661961/pdf Scroll down to see the language options for the X260 recovery media (W7 and W10). Also see if this helps: https://support.lenovo.com/ch/en/solutions/ht103653 OK, what do we do with this FRUbom .PDF once ...

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