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A modded and rare IBM G50

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A modded and rare IBM G50

#1 Post by wujstefan » Fri May 17, 2024 3:39 am

This is something I actually promised to upload some couple of years ago. Screams to @Screamer for helping source this particular unit. He called me like 6 years ago that there is such system to get from Asia, and shipped it to me. I'd never been able to source it all by myself.

It sported some T2300 -> upgraded to T2700 CPU.
2x 1Gb matched DDR-2 RAM
Installed 160Gb SSD from intel.
Since it came out with SXGA+ I took a shot and checked it vs. Flexview screens.
All in all a SXGA+ Flexview has been installed in this one (pulled from T60p), and since I had exactly one last Daylight kit from Xiphmont it has been used up for this particular machine with the help from a fellow thinkpadder.
And I have restored the plastics the best way I could.

All pics of this unit:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... drive_link

I'd just like to add that G-series batteries turn non-interchangeable, so as long as this one works, it works. When it goes away, there's no other :)
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Re: A modded and rare IBM G50

#2 Post by dr_st » Fri May 17, 2024 4:40 am

What a special unit! ♥

Too bad there is no discrete GPU option on these, but then again we'd probably have had to give up the floppy drive to support it, like on G4x.
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Re: A modded and rare IBM G50

#3 Post by solidpro » Fri May 17, 2024 7:27 am

Hi

Any chance you could post the part number of the flexview screen you used? Did you need to change the ribbon too?

Thanks
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Re: A modded and rare IBM G50

#4 Post by ZaZ » Fri May 17, 2024 10:18 pm

Very nice indeed. It kind of reminds me of my R60e that had the palm rest sans the touch pad.
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Re: A modded and rare IBM G50

#5 Post by wujstefan » Sat May 18, 2024 4:39 am

solidpro wrote:
Fri May 17, 2024 7:27 am
Hi

Any chance you could post the part number of the flexview screen you used? Did you need to change the ribbon too?

Thanks
You can see it on HWinfo picture :) It was a drop-in replacement if you have SXGA+ version of the screen in your G50. Never checked it vs. UXGa unfortunately, dumb me :(
ZaZ wrote:
Fri May 17, 2024 10:18 pm
Very nice indeed. It kind of reminds me of my R60e that had the palm rest sans the touch pad.
Yeah I also have a modded R61 with no palmrest (and R400 motherboard... and UXGA LED...) and R61p with no palmrest (and T61p 16:10 mobo... and FSB modded... and UXGA LED... and couple of other stuff I don't remember anymore xD). I really do not use the touchpad anywhere now. It's either trackpoint or a mouse.
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