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Any 555BJ or 330C in the forum?

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:33 am
by jack_zhan
Just saw two vintage thinkpads for sale in the local market. A 555BJ(the one with bubble jet printer) and a 330C(the non-black one). Both in working condition and at the same price, CN¥680, i.e. about $110. Saving money now...not enough spare money now :(

Both rare machines....I have tried searching for either of them in the forum but got nothing.

Which do you want to see most? I am waiting for the advice from you all about which one to buy first :P

Re: Any 555BJ or 330C in the forum?

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:28 am
by Tasurinchi
jack_zhan wrote:Which do you want to see most?
Both of course! But I see thinkwiki.org has no pictures of the 330C so I'm voting for it :wink:

Re: Any 555BJ or 330C in the forum?

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:38 am
by jack_zhan
Tasurinchi wrote:Both of course!
I wished I could get both too! However I have only less than CN¥400 on my credit card now, and I am only a student working part-time, so I still need some time to gather enough money to buy the first one. :( It seems few local people have interest in those things, so let's wish I could buy both before one of them is sold. :)

P.S. I noticed the 330C page is totally blank...here is some specifications I found about the one being sold:

5523-JJW
IBM 486SLC2 50Mhz processor
4MB RAM standard, one slot, 12MB max
340MB IDE hard disk
1 Type I/II PCMCIA slot
Built-in non-removable 3.5" floppy drive
9.5 in TFT mono LCD

I'll look for a picture for the page on Japanese websites.

Re: Any 555BJ or 330C in the forum?

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 12:22 am
by jack_zhan
Bad news friends :(

I am sorry to say that, but my 701C had its entire LCD assembly broken off during recent use, so I must work on repairing it now. The previous owner/maintenance crew used glue to repair a crack near the left hinge, and excessive glue went into the hinge, therefore jamming the hinge and leaving it constantly damaging the bezel and the top cover :evil: . Now finally the entire upper part is broken off :cry: .

So in order to repair the 701C, with cracked top cover and bezel, a bad hinge, and a top system board with two battery contacts lost, I need to use my money to buy a "for parts" 701CS I recently found on the Internet. When I finish repairing and get enough money again maybe both the 330C and the 555BJ are no longer there :(

Re: Any 555BJ or 330C in the forum?

Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 12:16 pm
by adj
Jack-Zhan,

Is the 555BJ still there?

Does it have an HDD installed?

If YES, then please send me a PM.

Best wishes,

Re: Any 555BJ or 330C in the forum?

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:41 am
by jack_zhan
The PM has stayed in the outbox for too long for me. So I post it here.
Hello adj,

GOOD NEWS!!! I have bought the 555BJ!!

And YES, it has a hdd installed. A IBM-H2344-A4D 344MB hard disk.

The machine have some problems. I have sent a request to Lenovo Japan for service documents.
EDIT: The hdd interface looks like an SCSI.

Re: Any 555BJ or 330C in the forum?

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:00 am
by Tasurinchi
You sir is a lucky one! :thumbs-UP:

Pictures please! :wink:

Re: Any 555BJ or 330C in the forum?

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:39 am
by jack_zhan

Re: Any 555BJ or 330C in the forum?

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:46 pm
by TheBluPlatypus
Sorry if this topic is closed, But I used to have the Beige or White 330c Thinkpad.
Sadly at it's worst condition

*Also have a post for it on Reddit:
https://www.reddit.com/r/thinkpad/comme ... jjw_japan/

And a post here (same on the Reddit):
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=127448&p=826616&hilit=330c#p826616

*Pictures Included

Re: Any 555BJ or 330C in the forum?

Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:41 pm
by Bondi
Sorry for the necropost, and probably offtopic, but I found a Thinkpad 330C for sale for less than $20. Do you think I should get it?

Re: Any 555BJ or 330C in the forum?

Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:01 pm
by Thinkpad4by3
Bondi wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:41 pm
Sorry for the necropost, and probably offtopic, but I found a Thinkpad 330C for sale for less than $20. Do you think I should get it?
Doesn't matter what condition yes yes yes yes yes

Re: Any 555BJ or 330C in the forum?

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:48 am
by Bondi
Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:01 pm
Doesn't matter what condition yes yes yes yes yes
Well, I paid for it. :) Now I have to wait for it patiently as it's 8500 kilometer away from ne :)
As I'm not really interested in keeping it for long, I'll probably have it out for sale after I revive it (or I don't).
I'm wondering if there is a potential demand for it.

Re: Any 555BJ or 330C in the forum?

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:09 am
by Bondi
Got my 330C!! Really nice machine. It's 5523-JVB model (almost top) http://www.inversenet.co.jp/pclist/prod ... 2DJVB.html The only difference is that the top model has 8Mb onboard memory and mine has 4.
Overall it's in a very good condition, just needs a good cleaning. Nothing is cracked or broken, all lids are in their places. Looks like nobody has tinkered with it - has both the HDD and additional 8Mb card in place. It also has a bult in power adapter, but it's for 110V. Will try to power it up as soon as I get a voltage converter.
Will make some photos later on.

German thinkwiki on 330 series https://thinkwiki.de/330

Re: Any 555BJ or 330C in the forum?

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:54 pm
by Thinkpad4by3
Bondi wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:09 am
Got my 330C!! Really nice machine. It's 5523-JVB model (almost top) http://www.inversenet.co.jp/pclist/prod ... 2DJVB.html The only difference is that the top model has 8Mb onboard memory and mine has 4.
Overall it's in a very good condition, just needs a good cleaning. Nothing is cracked or broken, all lids are in their places. Looks like nobody has tinkered with it - has both the HDD and additional 8Mb card in place. It also has a bult in power adapter, but it's for 110V. Will try to power it up as soon as I get a voltage converter.
Will make some photos later on.

German thinkwiki on 330 series https://thinkwiki.de/330
Post some pics...we'd love to see it!

Re: Any 555BJ or 330C in the forum?

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:14 am
by Bondi
Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:54 pm
Post some pics...we'd love to see it!
Pics are here :) https://www.forum.thinkpads.com/viewtop ... 1&t=127772