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Trying to find my model of T23

#1 Post by ijoju » Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:48 pm

I have a working T23 and I can't find the specific model I have. I bought it off a friend and I don't have documentation. I've checked the MTM list but not everything fits.

Specs are:
Pentium 3 M 1.13Ghz
1GB RAM
30GB HDD
CD-RW/DVD ROM
XP Home


I'm confused because I have a combo CD-RW/DVD drive and XP Home but all of the ones listed show XP Pro. The RAM was upgraded to 1GB so I don't know what the original amount it came with was. It has a built in modem and my friend threw in a wireless card.
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Re: Trying to find my model of T23

#2 Post by ajkula66 » Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:23 pm

There's a sticker on the bottom side of the laptop, containing serial number, production date and a 7-character code. What's that code ?
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Re: Trying to find my model of T23

#3 Post by ijoju » Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:40 pm

I have a sticker with the IBM logo on it. It just says Type 2647. There's a barcode sticker too but the writng's rubbed off.
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Re: Trying to find my model of T23

#4 Post by ajkula66 » Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:48 pm

Well, go into BIOS...there's a line that will start with 2647...read the next three characters and report back.
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Re: Trying to find my model of T23

#5 Post by ijoju » Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:49 pm

It actually didn't start with 2647! It was 26484PU
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Re: Trying to find my model of T23

#6 Post by ajkula66 » Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:59 pm

Well, these are the specs from the machine that "donated" that motherboard...the shell obviously came from another one, given the 2647 code on it
PIII-M 1.13GHz (512KB), 256MB RAM, 30.0GB HDD, 14.1 XGA(1024x768) TFT LCD, 8X-3.3X DVD-ROM, Modem(MPCI), Ethernet(CDC), TV out, Li-Ion battery, Win2000
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Cheers,

George (your grouchy retired FlexView farmer)

FlexView AARP club members:A31p, T43pSF, X60T

Abused daily: T520, X200s


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Re: Trying to find my model of T23

#7 Post by ijoju » Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:05 pm

So I've got a hodgepodge of parts put together here. Would that hurt the sale value?
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Re: Trying to find my model of T23

#8 Post by ajkula66 » Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:10 pm

ijoju wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:05 pm
So I've got a hodgepodge of parts put together here. Would that hurt the sale value?
T23 has barely any $$$ value, so I guess it won't.
...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: T520, X200s


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Re: Trying to find my model of T23

#9 Post by ijoju » Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:16 pm

Thought I'd ask. There are purists that want all authentic parts.
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Re: Trying to find my model of T23

#10 Post by ajkula66 » Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:21 pm

ijoju wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:16 pm
Thought I'd ask. There are purists that want all authentic parts.
I wouldn't be concerned about that issue on a T23.

Just enjoy that oldie....
...Knowledge is a deadly friend when no one sets the rules...(King Crimson)

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George (your grouchy retired FlexView farmer)

FlexView AARP club members:A31p, T43pSF, X60T

Abused daily: T520, X200s


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