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Any 555BJ or 330C in the forum?

#1 Post by jack_zhan » Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:33 am

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
IBM Thinkpads: SL400 2743-P9C, 701C 2630-7TU(awaiting resurrection), G50 0639-53J, 600E 2645-4AU(Wireless Internet!!!), 555BJ 2437J(awaiting repair), 760ED 9546-U9A
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Re: Any 555BJ or 330C in the forum?

#2 Post by Tasurinchi » Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:28 am

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

#3 Post by jack_zhan » Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:38 am

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.
IBM Thinkpads: SL400 2743-P9C, 701C 2630-7TU(awaiting resurrection), G50 0639-53J, 600E 2645-4AU(Wireless Internet!!!), 555BJ 2437J(awaiting repair), 760ED 9546-U9A
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Re: Any 555BJ or 330C in the forum?

#4 Post by jack_zhan » Sat Jun 22, 2013 12:22 am

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 :(
IBM Thinkpads: SL400 2743-P9C, 701C 2630-7TU(awaiting resurrection), G50 0639-53J, 600E 2645-4AU(Wireless Internet!!!), 555BJ 2437J(awaiting repair), 760ED 9546-U9A
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Re: Any 555BJ or 330C in the forum?

#5 Post by adj » Tue Jul 09, 2013 12:16 pm

Jack-Zhan,

Is the 555BJ still there?

Does it have an HDD installed?

If YES, then please send me a PM.

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

#6 Post by jack_zhan » Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:41 am

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.
IBM Thinkpads: SL400 2743-P9C, 701C 2630-7TU(awaiting resurrection), G50 0639-53J, 600E 2645-4AU(Wireless Internet!!!), 555BJ 2437J(awaiting repair), 760ED 9546-U9A
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#7 Post by Tasurinchi » Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:00 am

You sir is a lucky one! :thumbs-UP:

Pictures please! :wink:
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Re: Any 555BJ or 330C in the forum?

#8 Post by jack_zhan » Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:39 am

IBM Thinkpads: SL400 2743-P9C, 701C 2630-7TU(awaiting resurrection), G50 0639-53J, 600E 2645-4AU(Wireless Internet!!!), 555BJ 2437J(awaiting repair), 760ED 9546-U9A
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Re: Any 555BJ or 330C in the forum?

#9 Post by TheBluPlatypus » Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:46 pm

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

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

#10 Post by Bondi » 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?
Thinkpads: 330C, 360CE, 560, 755CD, 760EL, A21p, A31p, X60s, X230

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

#11 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:01 pm

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
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The efficiency of two screens equally sized with equal numbers if pixels are equal. The time spent by a 4:3 user complaining about 16:9 is proportional to the inefficiency working with a 16:9 display, therefore the amount of useful work extracted is equal.

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

#12 Post by Bondi » Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:48 am

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.
Thinkpads: 330C, 360CE, 560, 755CD, 760EL, A21p, A31p, X60s, X230

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

#13 Post by Bondi » 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
Thinkpads: 330C, 360CE, 560, 755CD, 760EL, A21p, A31p, X60s, X230

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

#14 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:54 pm

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!
Thinkpad4by3's Law of the Universe.

The efficiency of two screens equally sized with equal numbers if pixels are equal. The time spent by a 4:3 user complaining about 16:9 is proportional to the inefficiency working with a 16:9 display, therefore the amount of useful work extracted is equal.

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

#15 Post by Bondi » Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:14 am

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
Thinkpads: 330C, 360CE, 560, 755CD, 760EL, A21p, A31p, X60s, X230

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