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The oldest ThinkPad I've owned - 600E

#1 Post by oeuvre » Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:55 pm

I've had tons of T2x/T4x/T6x, various *00 - *30s and thanks to hwattys I've got a 600E.

Pictures http://imgur.com/a/jyapS

I cleaned the nub with a spare toothbrush and it came out pretty nice. Removed the Windows sticker since it was faded anyways but it left some sticky residue so I removed that with magic eraser. Thoroughly cleaned the machine since the rubber coating was sticky... it still is in some areas. Anyways I had a 60GB HD lying around, put 98SE on it. I got lucked out with 366MHz + 288MB RAM + XGA. He even threw in a WiFi card and it works fine in the original drive he sent with it (15GB).

I might get a selectabase + selectadock for it and put in a PCI video card to make it an even better retro rig. Thank you again hwattys for the fast shipping.
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Re: The oldest ThinkPad I've owned - 600E

#2 Post by Cooler22 » Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:29 pm

Nice piece of hardware you got there. As long as its in good hands is all it matters. :)

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#3 Post by oeuvre » Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:39 pm

Thanks! It's even cleaner now. While I was at it, cleaned a T60 too

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#4 Post by hwattys » Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:53 am

Glad it has a good home.

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#5 Post by oeuvre » Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:28 pm

and it's online! http://imgur.com/a/R8GHp
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#6 Post by axur-delmeria » Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:33 am

Beautiful.
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Re: The oldest ThinkPad I've owned - 600E

#7 Post by oeuvre » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:25 am

http://i.imgur.com/1sdHKaE.jpg

Selectabase 600 is here. Waiting for the Selectadock! It's gonna be killer.
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Re: The oldest ThinkPad I've owned - 600E

#8 Post by oeuvre » Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:30 pm

OHHHHHHH YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT! The selectadock II came, NIB! Pictures galore here https://imgur.com/a/eG2cJ
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Re: The oldest ThinkPad I've owned - 600E

#9 Post by Unknown_K » Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:35 pm

I have a few 600's, they are nice machines. Think I have a few removable drive bays for the optical slot (maybe a floppy drive as well) and a small stack of ZIP drives for them.

The sticky coating can be a pain to clean and I have seen a few palm rests that are messed up. Also those port cover flaps seem to be glued on?
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Re: The oldest ThinkPad I've owned - 600E

#10 Post by sdfox7 » Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:18 pm

Nice computer! The 600 series are becoming desirable among collectors and the prices keep going up.

I was watching this one but someone beat me to it: http://www.ebay.com/itm/192252035920
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Re: The oldest ThinkPad I've owned - 600E

#11 Post by oeuvre » Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:32 pm

Thanks! Bummer you missed out on that 600X, looked to be a clean unit. I love your resources on your site by the way and I've had it bookmarked for years. Thank you
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Re: The oldest ThinkPad I've owned - 600E

#12 Post by w0qj » Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:07 pm

We owned a ThinkPad 560 from long ago ;)
but it got retired after we could not (easily) replace the HDD...
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Re: The oldest ThinkPad I've owned - 600E

#13 Post by ilakast » Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:59 am

oeuvre wrote:
Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:30 pm
OHHHHHHH YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT! The selectadock II came, NIB! Pictures galore here https://imgur.com/a/eG2cJ
This is amazing - if it was from ebay, who was the seller? (In case they have more retro stuff)
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Re: The oldest ThinkPad I've owned - 600E

#14 Post by oeuvre » Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:52 am

He has plenty available. He took my offer of $30 + shipping

http://www.ebay.com/itm/231015661365
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