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Concrete - 1 Thinkpad - 0 (Image warning)

#1 Post by DaKKS » Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:10 pm

Turns out you cant drop them from any height... One very dirty workshop rig that took a dive from a lorry cabin.

Still works fine. It seems however the keyboard is messed up. Seems like it ripped the stud right off and its loose. And i've got a dozen dead keys and stuck key warning on boot.

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Re: Concrete - 1 Thinkpad - 0 (Image warning)

#2 Post by w0qj » Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:05 pm

OUCH, those exterior damaged ThinkPad pictures remind me of a partially damaged Terminator...
both takes a licking and keeps on ticking!

It's a testament to the durability of our solidly-built ThinkPads in general...
and why we stick with ThinkPads ;)
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Re: Concrete - 1 Thinkpad - 0 (Image warning)

#3 Post by axur-delmeria » Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:35 pm

w0qj wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:05 pm
OUCH, those exterior damaged ThinkPad pictures remind me of a partially damaged Terminator...
both takes a licking and keeps on ticking!

It's a testament to the durability of our solidly-built ThinkPads in general...
and why we stick with ThinkPads ;)
Looks like cosmetic damage. The magnesium frame looks intact, just the outer plastics broke.

Speaking of Terminators, someone on Redditt put a sticker of a Terminator's head on his Thinkpad, with one eye right on the red LED on the lid. :lol:

Another did the same but with the Linux mascot penguin. :lol:
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Re: Concrete - 1 Thinkpad - 0 (Image warning)

#4 Post by DaKKS » Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:45 am

Frame definitely took damage but looks whole. Might be able to coax it back into shape with a hammer.

Its definitely getting repaired though. Managed to get a heap of parts for it.
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