(USA) FS: R51 (good SXGA+ Flexview) (poor body condition); $8 + shipping

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(USA) FS: R51 (good SXGA+ Flexview) (poor body condition); $8 + shipping

#1 Post by automobus » Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:08 pm

original configuration of R51 1830-BQU:
P M 1.6GHz, 256MB RAM, 40GB 4200rpm HDD, 15 SXGA+(1400x1050) TFT LCD, 32MB ATI Radeon 9000, 24x24x24x/8x CD-RW/DVD, Intel 802.11b/g wireless, Modem, 1Gb Ether, UltraNav, Sec Chip, IEEE 1394, 6 cell Li-Ion Batt, WinXP Pro
Current config: 512 Mio RAM (2×256), original HDD died and was replaced with another 40 Go @ 4200 RPM, Intel WNIC was replaced with Atheros a/b/g, no working battery. I quickly loaded "old" XP: it is up to you to install Service Packs and other updates if you want it to be at all stable (XP was pretty buggy before at least SP1).

I got it from a member on this forum for a friend, who used it through a couple years before giving it to eir child, then after a year they gave it to me. So I've been using it at home.

It is in poor condition. Basin/base/bottom body plastic is badly cracked around hinges, between Ultrabay to battery bay, under PC Card slot, and under IR window. Keyboard surround / palmrest looks intact when viewed from outside, but some plastic hooks/ridges/snaps are broken inside. Screen bezel is broken: bump which triggers lid close switch broke off. Keyboard is broken but fully workable: 'B' keycap comes off too easily (its plastic hook is broken but stays put if not disturbed), and right TrackPoint button has broken axle (it no longer clips into position; it would fall off if tilted, bumped, blown; but I put a piece of tape on it to hold it in place). Battery is kaput: indicator light is flashing orange, IBM Battery Monitor just shows error instead of detailed battery information. Power inlet receptacle VERY loosely grips plug, so until inlet or battery is replaced, power will cut-off at the slightest bump or tug or brush against cord. Serial number and MAC address sticker labels are faded and non-readable.

Will pack in a fabric laptop bag briefcase (tag says CARINO). Includes network cable and Targus mini mouse. Power supply is not included at $8 price.

Asking price: eight USD ($8) plus shipping cost. If you would like to get a genuine IBM 72 watt AC Adapter, then I will include it, at additional $7 price. Estimate shipping from 60712. Package weight is eleven pounds with battery and power brick, ten pounds without one battery/brick, nine pounds without any power supply.

First listed 2016-11-20. Last price change 2017-03-11.
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Re: (USA) FS: R51 (good SXGA+ Flexview) (poor body condition); $9 + shipping

#2 Post by bobcardone » Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:38 pm

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