Take a look at our
ThinkPads.com HOME PAGE
For those who might want to contribute to the blog, start here: Editors Alley Topic
Then contact Bill with a Private Message

FOUND ! LTB: T43p, 15 UXGA screen

Use this Forum for the ThinkPad hardware you have for sale or want to buy.
Sorry, no commercial sellers allowed here without asking Bill
Post Reply
Message
Author
flyer28
Posts: 4
Joined: Thu May 09, 2019 3:33 pm
Location: Toronto, Canada

FOUND ! LTB: T43p, 15 UXGA screen

#1 Post by flyer28 » Thu May 09, 2019 4:56 pm

Good/very good/pristine condition only... Original hardware or minimal changes, original software (or recovery disks)
Toronto/GTA, Canada preferred, USA/Can (decent shipping costs please)
Last edited by flyer28 on Thu May 23, 2019 8:42 pm, edited 1 time in total.

kfzhu1229
ThinkPadder
ThinkPadder
Posts: 1256
Joined: Tue Sep 22, 2015 10:59 pm
Location: Toronto, Canada

Re: LTB: T43p, 15 UXGA screen

#2 Post by kfzhu1229 » Thu May 09, 2019 9:47 pm

flyer28 wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 4:56 pm
Good/very good/pristine condition only... Original hardware or minimal changes, original software (or recovery disks)
Toronto/GTA, Canada preferred, USA/Can (decent shipping costs please)
I live in Toronto and I do have lots of T4x/R5x devices and parts lying around, but unfortunately I don't have one that exactly matches your description. I have a 15" R51 modded with UXGA TFT display but otherwise original parts and is in excellent condition and a 14.1" T43p in good condition, but is refurbished from upgrading a T43 with defective motherboard (a mobo swap to T43p and upgrading to top specs, no mods). I do have the original software (windows XP with all the IBM OEM stuff) - but only in simplified Chinese.
I doubt you'd be interested in those, but I thought I can have a local offer if you can't find anything from other forum members.
I know for sure the thing you are demanding is pretty hard to get and commands a pretty premium - that's exactly what my daily driver is (just with Windows 10 instead, and I am holding onto that computer for darn sure), and it costed me about C$200-250 - just from building it with parts that other forum members wanted to get rid of!
_________________________________
T23 PIII 1.13ghz 1gb W7
T43 15" 1.86 XGA 2gb fp W7
T530i 15.6" i7 16gb fp W10
Flexview UXGA:
A30p PIII 1.2 1gb W7 (IDTech)
T43p 2.26 2gb fp W10

flyer28
Posts: 4
Joined: Thu May 09, 2019 3:33 pm
Location: Toronto, Canada

Re: LTB: T43p, 15 UXGA screen

#3 Post by flyer28 » Fri May 10, 2019 7:57 am

Thanks for feedback, I know it may not be an easy one. I'm willing to wait and see, if eventually nothing comes up, I may think about a different one.. I's sentimental value, not a daily driver, light use if any intended...

kfzhu1229
ThinkPadder
ThinkPadder
Posts: 1256
Joined: Tue Sep 22, 2015 10:59 pm
Location: Toronto, Canada

Re: LTB: T43p, 15 UXGA screen

#4 Post by kfzhu1229 » Sat May 11, 2019 1:26 pm

flyer28 wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 7:57 am
Thanks for feedback, I know it may not be an easy one. I'm willing to wait and see, if eventually nothing comes up, I may think about a different one.. I's sentimental value, not a daily driver, light use if any intended...
I think majority of the sellers are gonna charge you a premium for being the computer being the best of the best. Especially with the 15", even the non-p models are getting more and more expensive. And for the p models it is pretty much impossible to come by (like seldomly there are ppl selling such a machine rather than collecting it).
I think worst comes to worst you can consider buying a 15" T43 non-p with motherboard southbridge issues and/or cracked LCD and then upgrade it to a p configuration with UXGA IPS and a T43p motherboard.
Also, if you are fine with assembling one T43p that you wanted, you can consider getting one of the parts lots on this forum and then split/trade some parts with me since we can meet up physically
_________________________________
T23 PIII 1.13ghz 1gb W7
T43 15" 1.86 XGA 2gb fp W7
T530i 15.6" i7 16gb fp W10
Flexview UXGA:
A30p PIII 1.2 1gb W7 (IDTech)
T43p 2.26 2gb fp W10

olex126
Junior Member
Junior Member
Posts: 262
Joined: Tue May 29, 2007 3:46 pm
Location: St.Thomas, Ontario, CANADA

Re: LTB: T43p, 15 UXGA screen

#5 Post by olex126 » Sat May 11, 2019 4:08 pm

Hi.
I think I have a pair of 2668-VQ7 units in storage that are close to original and in excellent condition if you are interested. If I remember correctly, they both have excellent UXGA screens and Win XP OEM factory-restored, but they may have been subjected to a hard drive upgrade. Can't be sure until I get them out to check, but that will be a few days or possibly a week at the earliest. It's possible one of them was subjected to a SATA-mod, I can't remember if I used one of these for the mod or another model.

Let me know if they interest you.

Regards.

Dave
Previous Thinkpads: 701C A22m A30/A31p T23p x2 T30 T41 X31 various 750's 760's & 390's.

DD's & Test Benches: X41T, X60T & X61T's, various T42p-T43p's, x200 x201 x220T x230 T520 W530 T601F LED (X9000/8Gb/250SSD/W7 U)


"Life Is A Journey...Enjoy The Ride!"

ajkula66
SuperUserGeorge
SuperUserGeorge
Posts: 16650
Joined: Sun Feb 25, 2007 11:28 am
Location: Brodheadsville, Pennsylvania, USA

Re: LTB: T43p, 15 UXGA screen

#6 Post by ajkula66 » Sat May 11, 2019 9:49 pm

olex126 wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 4:08 pm
I think I have a pair of 2668-VQ7 units in storage that are close to original and in excellent condition if you are interested.
Every single 2668-VQ7 I've ever seen - and I've seen quite a few - was assembled in the U.S. which is pretty uncommon for ThinkPads of this era. My understanding is that these were meant for military deployment and internal Lenovo use. Great systems.
...Knowledge is a deadly friend when no one sets the rules...(King Crimson)

Cheers,

George (your grouchy retired FlexView farmer)

FlexView AARP club members:A31p, T43pSF, X60T

Abused daily: X200s


PMs requesting personal tech support will be ignored.

olex126
Junior Member
Junior Member
Posts: 262
Joined: Tue May 29, 2007 3:46 pm
Location: St.Thomas, Ontario, CANADA

Re: LTB: T43p, 15 UXGA screen

#7 Post by olex126 » Sun May 12, 2019 6:58 am

Hi George!

Thanks for the reply/clarification. Yes, my inventory-book comments note "Assembled in the U.S. of U.S. and Non-U.S. Components for Lenovo" on both of the 2668-VQ7 units. I did not understand the significance/history of the assembly location.

You are probably correct, as both these T43p's and several T42p's (2373-KYU) that I purchased at the same time were ex-Canadian Government units... I should check the T42p's mfg location as well, since I made no mention of it in my comments.

(We Canadians must have been flush with cash in those days, since these (5 total) laptops were all high-end configurations at the time...wouldn't do for a government office worker to survive with XGA, 512 Mb RAM and 20 Gb HD :BAAAD!: )

As always, thanks for adding to my ever-growing (sometimes useless) clutter of Thinkpad info!

Regards.

Dave
Previous Thinkpads: 701C A22m A30/A31p T23p x2 T30 T41 X31 various 750's 760's & 390's.

DD's & Test Benches: X41T, X60T & X61T's, various T42p-T43p's, x200 x201 x220T x230 T520 W530 T601F LED (X9000/8Gb/250SSD/W7 U)


"Life Is A Journey...Enjoy The Ride!"

flyer28
Posts: 4
Joined: Thu May 09, 2019 3:33 pm
Location: Toronto, Canada

Re: LTB: T43p, 15 UXGA screen

#8 Post by flyer28 » Sun May 12, 2019 8:58 am

Thanks Dave,
Yes, interested especially if they aren't modded and decently to new condition (minor wear and tear). Original HDD is not that important as long as it was replaced with a similar one and WinXP pro restored (original IBM restore partition nice to have but not a deal breaker). Please PM me what price range you have in mind. Not in a rush I can definitely wait couple days or longer...

Any of those units with wireless ? As far as I know those units were CTO and most of them without wireless...

Cheers,
Val

olex126
Junior Member
Junior Member
Posts: 262
Joined: Tue May 29, 2007 3:46 pm
Location: St.Thomas, Ontario, CANADA

Re: LTB: T43p, 15 UXGA screen

#9 Post by olex126 » Sun May 12, 2019 12:12 pm

Hi Val
VQ7 came with mini-PCI Wifi & Bluetooth IV. I've installed the excellent TP-Link TL-WN861 "N" adapter (300 Mbps), but if need be, I can replace it with the original....either "B" or "G", can't remember which it was, but I have tons of them here.

The only drawback to the TP-Link unit is the fact that it does not utilize the circuitry to fire up the WiFi LED on the screen. Excellent throughput for an early "N" WiFi card... I usually connect at about 270 Mbps with it in various machines.

According to my notes, Win XP was installed from the Factory Restore partition on the hard drive (Hitachi 60/7200.) Not sure but it may have been upgraded to SP3 if it was installed with SP2. I tend to use WSUS Offline Installer to do the XP updates, which automatically updates the Windows installer and then installs the updates.

More to follow as/if I find the unit(s)!

Dave
Previous Thinkpads: 701C A22m A30/A31p T23p x2 T30 T41 X31 various 750's 760's & 390's.

DD's & Test Benches: X41T, X60T & X61T's, various T42p-T43p's, x200 x201 x220T x230 T520 W530 T601F LED (X9000/8Gb/250SSD/W7 U)


"Life Is A Journey...Enjoy The Ride!"

kfzhu1229
ThinkPadder
ThinkPadder
Posts: 1256
Joined: Tue Sep 22, 2015 10:59 pm
Location: Toronto, Canada

Re: LTB: T43p, 15 UXGA screen

#10 Post by kfzhu1229 » Sun May 12, 2019 12:44 pm

olex126 wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 12:12 pm
but if need be, I can replace it with the original....either "B" or "G", can't remember which it was, but I have tons of them here.
It's the Intel 2200BG most likely. But some other T43/p came with 2915ABG instead. I do not recommend the Intel 2100 3B because I had absolutely no success in getting the drivers to work
_________________________________
T23 PIII 1.13ghz 1gb W7
T43 15" 1.86 XGA 2gb fp W7
T530i 15.6" i7 16gb fp W10
Flexview UXGA:
A30p PIII 1.2 1gb W7 (IDTech)
T43p 2.26 2gb fp W10

ajkula66
SuperUserGeorge
SuperUserGeorge
Posts: 16650
Joined: Sun Feb 25, 2007 11:28 am
Location: Brodheadsville, Pennsylvania, USA

Re: LTB: T43p, 15 UXGA screen

#11 Post by ajkula66 » Sun May 12, 2019 1:01 pm

kfzhu1229 wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 12:44 pm
olex126 wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 12:12 pm
but if need be, I can replace it with the original....either "B" or "G", can't remember which it was, but I have tons of them here.
It's the Intel 2200BG most likely. But some other T43/p came with 2915ABG instead. I do not recommend the Intel 2100 3B because I had absolutely no success in getting the drivers to work
These systems originally came with no wireless and no BT. Security concerns mandated such a configuration

Code: Select all

Based on 2668-CTO: P M 780(2.26GHz), 2GB RAM, 80GB 7200rpm HD, 15in 1600x1200 LCD, 128MB ATI FireGL V3200, CDRW/DVDRW, Wireless upgradeable, Modem, 
1Gb Ethernet, UltraNav, Secure chip, Fingerprint reader, 9c Li-Ion batt, WinXP Pro 
...Knowledge is a deadly friend when no one sets the rules...(King Crimson)

Cheers,

George (your grouchy retired FlexView farmer)

FlexView AARP club members:A31p, T43pSF, X60T

Abused daily: X200s


PMs requesting personal tech support will be ignored.

flyer28
Posts: 4
Joined: Thu May 09, 2019 3:33 pm
Location: Toronto, Canada

Re: LTB: T43p, 15 UXGA screen

#12 Post by flyer28 » Sun May 12, 2019 1:56 pm

Thanks Dave,

I'll take the TP-Link plus a spare 2915ABG (working) if you have extras... No issues here. Same for SP3, I intended to update anyway, so SP3 is perfectly fine.

@ George... Yes I think you're perfectly right, based on my research no Wireless (originally) for these units whatsoever ... Can't say I've seen a Govt requisition order for these machines though :) I think some major telcos may have placed orders for them too, not sure who can confirm or how important may be... Much appreciated your input

Regards,
Val

ajkula66
SuperUserGeorge
SuperUserGeorge
Posts: 16650
Joined: Sun Feb 25, 2007 11:28 am
Location: Brodheadsville, Pennsylvania, USA

Re: LTB: T43p, 15 UXGA screen

#13 Post by ajkula66 » Sun May 12, 2019 2:06 pm

flyer28 wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 1:56 pm

@ George... Yes I think you're perfectly right, based on my research no Wireless (originally) for these units whatsoever ... Can't say I've seen a Govt requisition order for these machines though :) I think some major telcos may have placed orders for them too, not sure who can confirm or how important may be... Much appreciated your input

Regards,
Val
I had a basement filled with these at one point in the game. A couple of them came back from military deployment in Iraq from what I've been told, the rest were mostly "Internal Lenovo systems use" according to the serial number lookup at the time.

Most telcos in the U.S. moved from ThinkPads to ToughBooks somewhere around T4x/T6x period. What Bell Canada did or didn't order I can't say since I don't know anyone who worked there at the time. It's not beyond the realm of possibility, though.
...Knowledge is a deadly friend when no one sets the rules...(King Crimson)

Cheers,

George (your grouchy retired FlexView farmer)

FlexView AARP club members:A31p, T43pSF, X60T

Abused daily: X200s


PMs requesting personal tech support will be ignored.

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “Marketplace - Forum Members only”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests