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by 28CarsLater
Mon Feb 01, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R400/R500 Series
Topic: Lenovo r500 overheating
Replies: 11
Views: 13250

Re: Lenovo r500 overheating

My R500 came with the T9600 from Lenovo, but it sits on a dock 99.9% of the time and I wouldn't even know if it was overheating. I agree with the calls to check and reapply thermal paste. I might also consider changing out the fan, although I would try the paste first and see if temps come down.
by 28CarsLater
Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X61T mobo into X60T chassis.
Replies: 2
Views: 2290

X61T mobo into X60T chassis.

So here's the deal. Back before I lost my mind at the end of 2013 I acquired a working X60 Tablet (without the base) with a known defect of the touchscreen not working for a nominal cost. I then forgot about this Thinkpad and while cleaning out the closet I found it again. I don't have a specific us...
by 28CarsLater
Fri Jan 29, 2016 2:08 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X201 touchpad upgrade
Replies: 2
Views: 1693

Re: X201 touchpad upgrade

Thanks the both of you, this is the exact question I had and thought to search the forum first before asking it.
by 28CarsLater
Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:28 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: R61 upgrades? Advice needed.
Replies: 9
Views: 6618

Re: R61 upgrades? Advice needed.

I would switch to an SSD hard drive and I echo RealBlackStuff's recommendation on the Middleton BIOS which unlocks SATA II speeds on your motherboard (effectively double). I just refurbished an X61 for a friend, the Middleton BIOS and Kingston SSD make a world of difference even with Win7 x64. I wan...
by 28CarsLater
Tue Jan 19, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: T60/61 fan in R60?
Replies: 4
Views: 4202

Re: T60/61 fan in R60?

Ok I will clean what I have then as opposed to trying to replace it.

Thanks.
by 28CarsLater
Sun Jan 17, 2016 2:39 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: T60/61 fan in R60?
Replies: 4
Views: 4202

Re: T60/61 fan in R60?

The R60 in question is Type 9462-7AU. I do not believe it has ATI graphics.
by 28CarsLater
Fri Jan 15, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: Non-ThinkPad Lenovo Laptops
Topic: Back lit keyboard hack ideas?
Replies: 2
Views: 17437

Re: Back lit keyboard hack ideas?

I've never attempted such a thing but am intrigued. On the cable which connects from the keyboard into the mobo, there are may be two power input wires: one for the num lock etc, and one for the back light. If you cut the ribbon, figured out the wiring configuration, and rewired the backlit strand i...
by 28CarsLater
Fri Jan 15, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: T60/61 fan in R60?
Replies: 4
Views: 4202

T60/61 fan in R60?

My R60 gets awful hot after about 45 min of use. I was going to open her up, replace the fan/apply thermal paste, and see if I can find a whitelist BIOS for an N-card swap. I recall reading a comment on a frankenpad explaining the T6x fan was necessary because it cooled better. I was curious to know...
by 28CarsLater
Mon Nov 11, 2013 5:54 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Don't throw away your T4x, The new mobo is coming![Lots PIC]
Replies: 157
Views: 345757

Re: Don't throw away your T4x, The new mobo is coming![Lots PIC]

I was able to obtain a Chinese translation and posted in the 51NB forum here, the username is cognizant688: http://forum.51nb.com/viewthread.php?tid=1411522&pid=24548865&page=1&extra=page%3D2#pid24548865 Greetings, there is interest in the United States for purchasing T50 motherboards now being prod...
by 28CarsLater
Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: I am a traitor and I love it
Replies: 39
Views: 7619

Re: I am a traitor and I love it

@pianowizard The free Latitude I believe is a driver issue, but I'm using the drivers Dell provided via their website... so either they aren't providing me the best driver or the driver they did provide wasn't thoroughly tested. In any event I've done probably about a hundred 2000 or XP builds over ...
by 28CarsLater
Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:41 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Working with 60 series motherboard.
Replies: 0
Views: 862

Working with 60 series motherboard.

I removed the speakers from an R61 and what I would like to do is either build a wiring harness for both or splice the speaker wires in my R60 in order to install these two small speakers under the palmrest. Has anyone had any experience with doing this or working with/obtaining the small plastic co...
by 28CarsLater
Mon Nov 11, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: I am a traitor and I love it
Replies: 39
Views: 7619

Re: I am a traitor and I love it

I'm waiting for my new Precision but aside from my M90 and M6500 I have had nothing but trouble with Dell laptops. My current work rig is an Latitude E6520 and its either the Dell image or Windows 7 but this is the most annoying and problematic POS I've ever had to use on a regular basis. Thankfully...
by 28CarsLater
Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:02 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Don't throw away your T4x, The new mobo is coming![Lots PIC]
Replies: 157
Views: 345757

Re: Don't throw away your T4x, The new mobo is coming![Lots PIC]

@Medessec, PowerPC

Thanks for the responses, When/if these things are offered I'll ebay a T4x.

@lanesharon

I am in no way fluent, but I have a co-worker who is from China and helped me translate for three projects I had to do this year. I could see if she'd be willing and post in the NB51 forum.
by 28CarsLater
Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:59 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Closed. Thanks!
Replies: 7
Views: 819

Re: WTB: Budget Thinkpad $250 And Under

I agree on the 400, a T400/T500 can be had for reasonable money and with whatever is left you can max out the memory.
by 28CarsLater
Mon Nov 04, 2013 5:18 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Don't throw away your T4x, The new mobo is coming![Lots PIC]
Replies: 157
Views: 345757

Re: Don't throw away your T4x, The new mobo is coming![Lots PIC]

Sounds awesome and I don't even have a T4x. Do you suppose it would fit the 60 series?
by 28CarsLater
Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:49 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Death of the ThinkPad, an Analysis
Replies: 15
Views: 3617

Re: Death of the ThinkPad, an Analysis

I just ordered a Precision 4800 (and my company is a Dell shop regardless) but Precision is the only Dell I would personally spend dime one on. The Latitude they saddled me with is most unimpressive, esp given its the top tier Lat in 2011, at work I pined for my R60 (at home) or my old Precision M90...
by 28CarsLater
Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Numerology "Here is wisdom ... "
Replies: 4
Views: 1083

Re: Numerology "Here is wisdom ... "

Well, that's just fantastic.
by 28CarsLater
Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:19 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Upgrade Quest: My ThinkPad x60s (Model: 1702-3JU)
Replies: 12
Views: 3555

Re: Upgrade Quest: My ThinkPad x60s (Model: 1702-3JU)

@axur-delmeria

Zender Bios on x60? The only modded BIOS i was aware of was the Middleton BIOS for the *61.
by 28CarsLater
Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:01 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: loading drivers
Replies: 10
Views: 2162

Re: loading drivers

My mistake, the second to last 'pad I built was a T400 on Win7 I may have confused them.
by 28CarsLater
Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:58 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: T61 falling apart - what now ?
Replies: 16
Views: 3509

Re: T61 falling apart - what now ?

@precip9 Great information, I'll be on the lookout for these subpar examples. I've worked with Precisions professionally they are probably the best outside of their equivalent high end Thinkpads, trouble is they tend to go for twice as much used as Thinkpads. I've never serviced one so I can't say i...
by 28CarsLater
Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:29 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Need replacement wifi for Thinkpad X60
Replies: 5
Views: 1995

Re: Need replacement wifi for Thinkpad X60

I would check the IBM hardware maint manual or spec sheet for the X61's wireless card (which should be N vs abg). I was able to swap in a R61's wireless card into my 60 and upgrade to N and simply used the 61's factory wireless driver (intel I believe).
by 28CarsLater
Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:18 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: loading drivers
Replies: 10
Views: 2162

Re: loading drivers

I had the wireless driver and subsequent .NET issues doing the R60s, the Lenovo update tool requires .NET 3.0 or 3.5, not 2.0 SP2. Install the 3.x frameworks and it should work wonderfully.
by 28CarsLater
Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:04 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: ThinkPad T40 - Good buy for internet usage in 2013?
Replies: 18
Views: 2923

Re: ThinkPad T40 - Good buy for internet usage in 2013?

I think the consensus is clear but I'll add my two cents. The first Thinkpad I acquired was a Northwood P4 in 2009 for $50 off Craigslist. Came with XP and other software, I upped it to 1GB DDR and even at the time it struggled with memory issues surrounding Firefox and other apps. I next picked up ...
by 28CarsLater
Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:17 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: So I just bought two locked R60s on Ebay...
Replies: 3
Views: 1414

Re: So I just bought two locked R60s on Ebay...

Thanks Neil. I have a shelf full of thinkpads and related parts always up for a nice hack.
by 28CarsLater
Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:48 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: So I just bought two locked R60s on Ebay...
Replies: 3
Views: 1414

So I just bought two locked R60s on Ebay...

Both are 'locked" by the security chip but the seller confessed he acquired them to unlock them and never got around to it, no details given other than the model and they are promised to be intact and POSTing. For $30 with shipping at worst I figured they would make parts computers for the four I "s...

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