ThinkPad (and Toughbook) thread

Joshua Davis
Joshua Davis

Dell Precision edition. As usual, the old one hit 400 posts again.

tfw your M6500 died and all you're left with is this M4300 and two Pentium era Precisions

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slimbook.es/en/store/slimbook-eclipse-15/eclipse-intel-i7hq-comprar
thinkwiki.org/wiki/ThinkPad_Dock_II
youtube.com/watch?v=DGHcX0YTPKw
thinkwiki.org/wiki/SelectaDock_III
forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/X220-WWAN-Locked-to-Vodafone-How-to-unlock/td-p/879123
minifree.org/product/libreboot-t400/
doc.coreboot.org/_sources/lessons/lesson1.md.txt
coreboot.org/Motherboard_Porting_Guide
reddit.com/r/coreboot/comments/956ymu/howto_flash_coreboot_on_x230t430t530w530_using/
flashrom.org/Supported_hardware#Supported_mobile_devices_.28laptops.2C_tablets_etc..29
youtube.com/watch?v=PUhkHTPD3f8
youtu.be/aRUxfxp9dJ8
dragonbox.de/en/45-pyra
zagforums.com/thread/8780944/miscellaneous
abqlaserengraving.com/
thinkwiki.de/760#Modell.C3.BCbersicht
ifixit.com/Guide/Lenovo ThinkPad T500 Screen Replacement/41040
laptopmag.com/reviews/laptops/lenovo-thinkpad-r500
sendspace.com/file/vlsg42
solidrop.net/product/1300mbps-mini-pci-e-wlan-card-for-azurewave-aw-cb160h-802-11ac-abgn-wifi-bluetooth-4-broadcom-bcm94360hmb-3x-ipex-4-antennas.html
wiki.installgentoo.com/wiki/Toughbooks
broadcom.com/support/download-search/?pf=Wireless LAN Infrastructure
launchpad.net/~albertomilone/ archive/ubuntu/broadcom
griduk.com/products?category=1. Laptops
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lenovo#Controversy_and_Security_Issues
toughbooktalk.com/public_downloads/
ebay.com/itm/173100174453
bobjohnson.com/blog/are-toughbooks-waterproof/

Xavier Robinson
Xavier Robinson

With that being said, the T9300 runs outlandishly cool in this thing, pic in the OP was taken after I booted it up and let it sit for a few minutes.

Funny, the M6500 was a real hothead because of it's balls-to-the-wall overclocked 920XM, and even at stock clocks it ran quite hot.

Caleb Morales
Caleb Morales

E585 came in the mail. Wow, what a machine for the money! I bet the Ryzen 2500U performs pretty damn well too.

Aaron Richardson
Aaron Richardson

Also bought myself a CF-19 GPS module at last, all i'm missing on my '19 is a fingerprint reader but since I won't use it i'm not actively searching for one.

Zachary Gutierrez
Zachary Gutierrez

Windows
What are you doing here?

John Powell
John Powell

old machine dies
This has never happened to me. How common is it? How can it be prevented?

Noah Hughes
Noah Hughes

You don't. Shit just randomly dies or lives on forever.

That said, Precisions with Nvidia GPUs tend to die faster than ones equipped with AMD FirePro cards. Something related to the housefire tier TDPs of Nvidia cards I guess. The FX360M in that M4300 I have in the OP also runs ridiculously hot even after copper shim modding and repasting it with GC Extreme.

And in other news, the 2200BG in my CF-M34 decided it wasn't running in a IBM system and started giving me Code 10 errors. Yay for whitelists I guess.

Juan Myers
Juan Myers

Old Acer, HP, and Dell likes to do that.
Some will likely unsolder itself when impure balls start corroding like most of amd+nvidia HP.
Acer + nvidia might last long but is prone to random bios failure / black screen of death.
Dell usually clogged heat sink and overheat.
Something long-lasting but old would be Toshiba.

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Colton Baker
Colton Baker

I'm not gonna lie, I installed wangblows 7 on my T60 x1300 for older pc games and ableton live, had to enable PAE.
It plays most games from 97-07, i.e. dx9 xbox era pc titles.
I very occasionally try getting things to work in wine which usually fails being a waste of time.
I like to keep my linux laptop 100% free and quarantee everything non-free to a commited device.

Aaron Price
Aaron Price

How often do you clean your laptops and what procedures do you go through? My keyboard is getting greasy so now I'm thinking of how dusty the internals of my thinkpad are.

Joshua Anderson
Joshua Anderson

Whenever I get a laptop I usally do:
take it apart
repaste with GC Extreme
wipe it with IPA
SSD upgrade
RAM upgrade
Install whatever OS I want on it

Matthew Parker
Matthew Parker

never done anything to my x220. been using it for many years now sometimes even outside

Jackson Young
Jackson Young

And now my very first ThinkPad is officially on the way. Excited to get one and see what all the hype is about! I decided to grab a T400.

Julian Bailey
Julian Bailey

honest question: what's the downside to running Windows if you never connect to the internet and just use it to run old games?

Oliver Sanchez
Oliver Sanchez

They're pretty nice.

Nathan Wright
Nathan Wright

Yep, what he said. Isopropyl will clean more shit than you could see was on it in the first place.

Toothbrush to clean the fan (or buy a replacement online, just don't get shit ones from AliExpress). Compressed air can to blow out the heatsink(s). Replacement keyboard if the old one was too far gone.

WiFi card can often also be replaced with a much better (and more power efficient!) one if whitelist is removed.

Ryan Roberts
Ryan Roberts

What are the go-to thinkpads nowadays?
All I can find are guides from 2014~2017. Is it still the same?
What I want to do is go to college, be able to browse the web normally and not emulate Excel through Wine.

Charles White
Charles White

Tenko with a Tenkopad!

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Lincoln Howard
Lincoln Howard

What would be a nice distro/de for a x230 nowadays?
If I'm going to use nothing but an SSD, is it ok to run on 4GB without a swap partition or should I get another 4gb stick instead?
The one I want to buy has an i5-3320M and probably hd graphics 3000.

Nathaniel Anderson
Nathaniel Anderson

If the whitelist is removed, what would be the best wifi card that is the most power effiecient to install that is also completely FOSS if I use linux?

Blake Cox
Blake Cox

using anything other than a battered T60

Ryan Foster
Ryan Foster

I love you please keep doing what you do

Chase Gonzalez
Chase Gonzalez

The T400 finally arrived and gotta say, it is actually quite nice :) Now to install Gentoo onto it! Should be a fun evening!

Dominic Gonzalez
Dominic Gonzalez

she watches

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Brody Barnes
Brody Barnes

What are those metal prongs supposed to do?
In my x200 I just bought they aren't there, but a dark grey fabric that caught a lot of crud over time.

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Blake Young
Blake Young

UltraBase mounting points.

Owen King
Owen King

Did I do pretty good?

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Nathaniel Wright
Nathaniel Wright

Assuming it's in good condition and you didn't pay much more than $20 for shipping, yes, that's a good deal.

Gabriel Gomez
Gabriel Gomez

My local computer dude says the E6440 is total shit compared to the E6430, not sure how much of that is true though.

Can confirm however that the M6700 is total shit compared to the M6500.

William Jackson
William Jackson

AFAIK there are no completely FOSS wireless cards (firmware? not sure) but Atheros cards are generally the recommended "free" ones to go for.

Bentley Diaz
Bentley Diaz

I have both and that's wrong. Especially since the e6440 has a 1080p IPS option. The e6430 does feel a bit more sturdy and has that modular bay thing, though.

Grayson Smith
Grayson Smith

Atheros cards that use the ath9k driver are completely free

Parker Walker
Parker Walker

What is the lowest-idle-power Thinkpad for under $75? X131?

Jose Turner
Jose Turner

Don't use isopropyl on screens. Most glossy screens and some matte screens have a violet anti-glare/moisutre coat which comes off with alcohol. Not that it's still there but don't do that on new stuff.
Use flashlight on the bottom of the fan to see if there's chunks of dust on the exit vent. I don't recommend opening them up since it kills the keyboard.

Cameron Cooper
Cameron Cooper

Older games work fine in wine nowadays. You need to install them in wine though, not just run the executable from a windows partition. Also there is playonlinux but that never ever works like it should.

Aiden Williams
Aiden Williams

What machine would be best suited to play games from the Xbox 360 era and earlier without costing a bomb?

Using a cheap airbrush to blow dust around is fun as hell. Really makes the fans whiz

Benjamin Thomas
Benjamin Thomas

What's a good daily driver ThickPad and is the Ultra base a meme?

Nathaniel Rivera
Nathaniel Rivera

Should've bought the Dell Longitude

Brayden Garcia
Brayden Garcia

T500 with a QuadCore modded in and a second battery instead of the DVD player.

Ultra base
Mostly a meme. There are no good desktop replacement laptops. When you are at your desk you should have a proper Desktop PC. Thus I don't see the value of an ultra base.

Elijah Russell
Elijah Russell

alright thanks. wont go for the ultra base thing then

Julian Ward
Julian Ward

Bump and attention seeking

Christopher Wright
Christopher Wright

I've heard that can do damage - fan generates voltages higher than spec (because the compressed air spins it faster than it normally goes) which can affect sensitive components.

Never seen it happen, sounds reasonable but *shrug*.

Gavin Peterson
Gavin Peterson

I just bought my first thinkpad. It's an X200t. I got it for quite cheap as well.

Owen Diaz
Owen Diaz

Got an A485 and it's fucking great. Thought I was the only person with a Ryzen thinkpad.

Gabriel White
Gabriel White

Not mine though, I bought it for a family member who needed a good laptop.

Unrelated, but holy shit Ryzen is black magic, pic related is my 2600 with a AIO cooler in a rather cool room. Even with fucked up P-States it runs ice cold.

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Dominic Hill
Dominic Hill

One of the last 16:10 ThinkPads. Flash libreboot on it if you're a freetard or enjoy it as-is.

Wyatt Thomas
Wyatt Thomas

Eh. Mine runs pretty hot usually, but I can't control that low power mode thing that from linux, so I don't know if that'd help. Also, it's a laptop so cooling is finnicky.

Luke Howard
Luke Howard

an xbox 360 can be had for the price of an actually shitty old chinkpad on ebay

Ryan Green
Ryan Green

I found this little beauty browsing the KDE Products section:
slimbook.es/en/store/slimbook-eclipse-15/eclipse-intel-i7hq-comprar

Unfortunately, it went the Amazon route and forces you to make an account to buy anything...

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Zachary Collins
Zachary Collins

I just ordered a T420. Its the latest model that came with the legendary 7-row keyboard layout, just before the chicklet keyboard came out. The T430 with the chicklet keyboard can apparently accept a T420 keyboard, and it can use a slightly later CPU. The T420/430 have socketed CPU so you can upgrade it.

The X220 and X230 are like the T420 and T430 respectively, except they are thinner (having slightly less IO but it's still good) and the stuff about the keyboards applies to them too. The CPU is soldered in the X series though.

The later thinkpads got thinner and lighter and the keyboard layout is not gonna give you the "real" thinkpad experience, but even their modern chicklet key switches have enough travel to receiving praise from people who come from non-thinkpad lines, especially former macbook peasants.

Adrian Hughes
Adrian Hughes

Forgot to mention that if you are using wine to run excel instead of just installing open office or libre office to do that then you are just a fucking brainlet.

Ethan Walker
Ethan Walker

Ask a friend to buy it.

Jayden Smith
Jayden Smith

There's a Precision M70 on eBay Kleinanziegen for €25, needs a new keyboard though. Do it?

Wyatt Morgan
Wyatt Morgan

Also went ahead and bought a new caddy for my 19 so I can fuck around with Loonix.

Nathaniel Diaz
Nathaniel Diaz

Seller doesn't want to ship internationally, oh well.

William Wood
William Wood

Oh hey, look what I just bought. a C840, and not just any C840, it's one with the UltraSharp UXGA screen!

Which basically means it's a Precision M50 without the Quadro. Let's hope the chassis or backlight isn't fucked up on this one.

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Cooper Bennett
Cooper Bennett

I'm sorry Zig Forums, I had to do it. Now, what to replace Windows 10 with?

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Noah Edwards
Noah Edwards

Win Me would be a good choice

Isaac Morales
Isaac Morales

Ubuntu. Easy setup. It's nice.
Have it running in my toughbook.

Liam Nguyen
Liam Nguyen

Anybody here set up a dock for their toughbook? I'm thinking of getting one of these things and setting up an antenna.

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Michael Price
Michael Price

I need input if anyone would like to share theirs and I apologize in advance if this is not the right place to ask. So my main laptop is a T500. It's maxed with the CPU and RAM and it still performs amazingly for my needs, but I want something a little more powerful. I figure I could use my T500 for another 4 years, but I would rather upgrade now.

Ideally I want something with a 16:10 screen ratio that still has the non-chicklet keyboard. I was looking through Thinkpads and I believe the latest model would be the T410. The screen would be a downgrade in resolution but I can take that, and 8GB of RAM is still plenty for me. Is there a model I am overlooking that has what I want, be it stock or through a mod? I believe the T430 can be fitted to use the classic keyboard, but it has a 16:9 screen. Any recommendations?

Blake Hill
Blake Hill

M6400 Covet Edition for 170€, go for it?

Samuel Reed
Samuel Reed

Windows ME fucked me over so many times that I lost count.
I'll give it a try, last time I used Ubuntu was version 8.04 or something.

Camden Adams
Camden Adams

Give it a try. For me, it's one of those OS' that are so easy to use, that, coming from windows my entire life, it's actually TOO easy. Some problems like my touchscreen for example were solved by simply configuring my BIOS options, nothing else but calibrating the thing after via a download. And I was going through hell trying to find an answer on the ubuntu guide pages, for nothing. My wacom tablet it picked up without drivers, my mobile broadband it picked up after simply switching over to a different wwan card. I mean it basically chews shit up and spits it out for you without the bloat and bs windows makes you go through. Some things ARE a bit difficult to config, specifically terminal based commands, but I'm still learning. Overall, I'm highly impressed with it as an alternative to windows. Latest version is 18.10.

Daniel Robinson
Daniel Robinson

I've found that Ubuntu won't work on my machine. Elementary won't work either.

Some guy recommended Pop!_OS. I'm out of time for now and have to suffer Windows 10 for a little longer before I have a day to fiddle with this again.

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Mason Watson
Mason Watson

One of my complaints with Ubuntu is the brightness and sound sliders, they just don't work for me. Most likely way to configure that, but I dunno yet. So I downloaded a program to do the brightness tweaking, the sound is simply shit as of now. Some things really are a bit harder to config, but ya know, overall, I'm happy with it. Never used Elementary, or Pop!_OS.

Nathan Rogers
Nathan Rogers

adding: you can however hear sound via earphones right away, which is good.

Jeremiah Turner
Jeremiah Turner

X230 coming in the mail.
Still haven't decided a DE or distro.
Any recommendations?
How much of a chore is it to avoid systemd in the current year?
I gave my main desktop up for systemd when I got my ryzen, couldn't find a reliable distro out there that had a recent kernel without systemd.

Owen Scott
Owen Scott

DE
DE is more of a case of what not to use, namely GNOME 3 because it's homo. I prefer Xfce but whatever floats your boat I suppose.
distro
I like Debian and Devuan. Always easy to get up and running, just remember to enable non-free repos if you have Intel WiFi and get your firmware.
systemd
Devuan is pretty legit, there is some fuckery here and there because of the systemd divorce if you want to use unstable or testing but it is pretty good on stable. There are a few Arch derivatives that also use OpenRC like Parabola, and it's pretty simple to migrate a Debian or Arch install to another init. Try out Devuan.

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Benjamin Foster
Benjamin Foster

The only OS's I will use are Slackware Linux or OpenBSD. Either of those would work find on your X230.

Oliver Myers
Oliver Myers

yes i want that

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Adam Gray
Adam Gray

700 series ThinkPads are a e s t h e t i c as fuck, especially with the Dock II under it.

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Dominic Martin
Dominic Martin

it looks like the laptop is on a desktop computer. they used to look like that years ago and people would put them under their crt monitor

Logan Wright
Logan Wright

You know what's also aesthetic as fuck? Ex-NATO Dell Latitudes.

Yep, I got my C840 in the mail, it apparently came from a NATO facility and was not allowed to process classified information, judging from a red sticker on the FDD which says "NATO UNCLASSIFIED"

Landon Murphy
Landon Murphy

Yeah except nato is fucking gay.

Carson Thomas
Carson Thomas

Holy shit, so Quadro softmods are also a thing for mobile GeForce cards! I installed the GeForce4 from the C840 into the battered M50 chassis, installed Rivatuner and flipped the PCI ID switch to Quadro, and boom, it now identifies as a Quadro4 500 Go GL.

Only 32MB VRAM but still, back in 2002 a C840 would be far, far cheaper than a M50.

Grayson White
Grayson White

dock II
That's not a dock, that's a whole fucking PC it looks like.
Apparently not though.
thinkwiki.org/wiki/ThinkPad_Dock_II

Aiden Sanders
Aiden Sanders

He is mistaken, that is the Selectadock (I, II, or III)

youtube.com/watch?v=DGHcX0YTPKw
thinkwiki.org/wiki/SelectaDock_III

mfw I just got a nearly pristine 770Z for $50
Really feels good when you buy shit that used to be worth thousands of dollars for what is practically pocket change. I know it isn't functionally worth anything anymore, but it gives me this weird fuzzy feeling.

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Ian Morris
Ian Morris

know it isn't functionally worth anything anymore
Only to retards who think PC = Windows and run bloatware. I'm looking at the specs on ThinkWiki and it doesn't look terribly bad at all. I was using a Pentium 4 until 2016. It ran just fine except for a few things

Jacob Anderson
Jacob Anderson

You'd think it'd be like that but you can't just pop Debian or something on it. Tons of programs simply won't work on a Pentium II because of lack of instruction sets from this century. It's basically a glorified 7-pound typewriter now. But I will take it to class and use it unironically when I get a hard drive, just to be an autisté.

Elijah Thomas
Elijah Thomas

Anyone got an e585 with Linux running stable? I've put Mint 19.1 with kernel 5.0 on it, I still have to use it for a longer time to test it.

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Andrew Foster
Andrew Foster

I've got an a485 (ryzen 5 2500u w/ vega) and it randomly freezes about once a day during use. There's also some graphical glitches when waking the computer up from suspend (happens on windows as well), probably related to the graphics drivers, and of course the fingerprint reader doesn't work.
Oh, also the latest TLP can't set the battery thresholds properly so you need the development git version.
And when using ALSA without pulseaudio, I can't have two different applications play things at once. I haven't tried pulseaudio yet.
Haven't tested the camera yet but mic works, also don't use WWAN, as I've inserted an SSD in that M.2 slot.

I know it's not the same laptop but it's probably similar enough in terms of hardware. Just don't bother running a kernel version older than 4.18. While some things work, Xorg definitely won't. This means a lot of livecds won't work.

Evan Robinson
Evan Robinson

What anime is that?

Owen Ross
Owen Ross

SauceNao says Hinato Note.

Wyatt Sullivan
Wyatt Sullivan

Is GPU failure on the T4x series a forgone conclusion? I really like my T42p, but I'm considering just getting rid of it before it inevitably croaks

Dylan Carter
Dylan Carter

mx linux

Carter Rivera
Carter Rivera

Thank you, I'll be sure to add that to my list of distros to test on my OS installation weekend.

Nicholas Mitchell
Nicholas Mitchell

intel-aviv
Enjoy your mitigations lmao

Caleb Harris
Caleb Harris

Beware of buying thinkpads over ebay or some amazon.
They can have modified firmware or even be bugged with TRAC and other invisible and independent DMA chip backdoors. Even if the seller is trustable, the time gap between these devices being shipped is all they'll ever need to implant these botwares.
So I heard your order got canceled again or was out of the time frame, well now you know.

Leo Foster
Leo Foster

Unless you're a enemy of the state or are involved in the CP trade, you don't have to be this paranoid. the CIAniggers aren't going after some autist's ThinkPad.

Isaiah Perez
Isaiah Perez

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Ayden Reyes
Ayden Reyes

We're all a bunch of Gene Hackmans and CIAwillsmiths up in here. Literally everybody surfing image boards is an enemy of the state in the sense that we aren't obviously and completely under the sole influence of those who control mass media. Most of us aren't up to anything subversive, but we're not 100% nullified zogbots, either.

The cycle appears to be: people learn that laws and social cohesion are helpful -> these people succeed -> a bunch of subversive, sociopathic assholes (jews, minorities in general, traitors) take control.

We are in the third stage. Freedom is terrorism. Pointing out hypocrisy and illogical policy is evil. Truth is dead and crowdspeak is God. Follow the unreasonable demands of the idiotic, ever browning masses to our mutual doom and third world status or you're a bigot.

Fuck clownworld.

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Blake Hughes
Blake Hughes

modern thinkpads have built in botnet tho. its an addon thats somewhere in the bios that breaks it if a remote server says that it should do so

Jace Baker
Jace Baker

mrw I overclocked the display of my Precision M50-C840 hybrid to 170 Hz

Still has ghosting like a motherrfucker but quite impressive nonetheless.

Ethan Stewart
Ethan Stewart

Always double-check

15 sec boot time

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Andrew Myers
Andrew Myers

What are you doing there, user?
And by any chance, do you know how I can unlock a wwan card to make it run from any tower, anywhere?...

Oliver Stewart
Oliver Stewart

ordered a t530
screen was incredibly dim
sent it in to get it repaired
the motherboard was fucked
returned it
cost me $35 to have it looked at
didn't even get my thinkpad

Now what do I do?

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Julian Carter
Julian Carter

eBay?...

Ryder Lewis
Ryder Lewis

What are you doing there, user?
My first attempt to libreboot my x200. Took out the wrong chip.

And by any chance, do you know how I can unlock a wwan card to make it run from any tower, anywhere?...
Nope. x200 doesn't seem to be locked, don't know what wwan module you have. forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/X220-WWAN-Locked-to-Vodafone-How-to-unlock/td-p/879123

Ryder Kelly
Ryder Kelly

Weird, I bought an X200 to install Libreboot as well. Which picture is the wrong chip? Also, did you get the wiring schematic on the Libreboot website? I didn't really understand it.

Andrew Scott
Andrew Scott

Both of those pictures had the wrong chip. Wiring instructions depend on what you are using to flash it. Just use your favorite search engine to find the correct one.

Nathaniel Morris
Nathaniel Morris

Cool, getting my CF-19 caddy today.

tfw the 860 Evo 500GB is back to €90 now instead of 70 a few months earlier

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Charles Walker
Charles Walker

Welp, all my research so far says I can't run it on a toughbook, so far anyway..

Grayson Wilson
Grayson Wilson

Caddy came in the mail so I installed Zorin OS

And for some reason I got a ThinkPad Intel 2200BG WLAN card working in one of my Precisions, that same card was giving me code 10 errors on my CF-M34. What the fuck Intel?

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Julian Miller
Julian Miller

Shit, niggers.
Tomorrow afternoon my x230 is getting delivered.
What distro should I go for?
Really thinking about debian but the transgender suicide thing made me a little worried about their poz

Jose Rodriguez
Jose Rodriguez

Install Windows. Microsoft employees seem well adjusted.

Jaxson Lewis
Jaxson Lewis

I like Slackware. Or OpenBSD.

Hunter Stewart
Hunter Stewart

rip that IME

Robert Carter
Robert Carter

The worst part about that tranny suicide thing is that the tranny was named Lucy Wayland. Wayland as in the Wayland display server protocol? What concerns me is that a computer protocol, the replacement for the X-Server that will one day be in every Linux distro, is named after a tranny. A project that he likely had no part in and was only on the Debian team because of virtue signalling. Yet, they are so pozzed, they named an important computer protocol after someone who did nothing to help create it solely because he was transgender.

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Wyatt Reyes
Wyatt Reyes

It's just a coincidence they have the same name, read the rebbit thread from the OP

Alexander Nelson
Alexander Nelson

Nothing except depriving yourself of the chance to learn to use better software.

Jonathan Hall
Jonathan Hall

Faggot is here, and then there's this corner.
How do I proceed?
Already told him about it, how it makes the screen unstable and sent him pics asking how we could "sort it out".
Seller sold like 8 of them(seems to buy from a source in packs) aaaand says everything but the battery is insured, with no more than everyday use signs, so he shouldn't be a huge enough ass to tell me to fuck off.
So far I've been running disk scan to see if I should indeed buy a new one and the battery seems really great.

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Logan Collins
Logan Collins

that usually happens if it gets dropped. i have dropped mine twice and its starting to come off but its not that bad yet

Hudson Flores
Hudson Flores

try installing coreboot on my toughbook
wtf am i doing

So I load the payload, run it, see the coreboot interface, realize...that's pretty much as far as I can go with my brainlet tech skills. I literally don't even know what to do next..other than..restart?

Parker Hill
Parker Hill

Coreboot should be reading the MBR of the disks or using a EFI like setup. Check the settings to see which is happening and switch according to whatever is on your disk.

Noah Rogers
Noah Rogers

Install gentoo
Not joking

Mason Watson
Mason Watson

What model is recommended if I just want long battery life, low noise/heat and will only use it for light browsing and programming probably on a minimal distro like Void?

Ethan Butler
Ethan Butler

idk about recommended but my x220 could last over 10 hours with that kind of setup

Benjamin Brown
Benjamin Brown

is there some kinda photograph troubleshooting tutorial out there?

Chase Roberts
Chase Roberts

If you want to be really silly, T series /w 9 cell rear + ultrabay battery.

Cooper Ortiz
Cooper Ortiz

Something like that is definitely something that should be exchanged. I've had smaller problems with ThinkPads from people who sell multiples of them at once, and they will exchange it no problem.

Christopher Miller
Christopher Miller

this is me now

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Noah Mitchell
Noah Mitchell

minifree.org/product/libreboot-t400/
I just grabbed one of these. Pretty excited

Josiah Moore
Josiah Moore

You got jewed

Brody Nelson
Brody Nelson

I'd go for the x220-240
They're not as ancient but still cheap.

Nicholas Powell
Nicholas Powell

Holy shit, Coreboot on a CF-31(?)? Make a tutorial please!

Daniel Allen
Daniel Allen

Also, I went to a HAM radio market and got myself a CF-VDW07 with password, and 7 Dell C-series batteries.

And boatloads of Lenovo WLAN cards, for 0,50€ each.

Jason Cruz
Jason Cruz

Actually, no, sadly.

It's just a coreboot emulation. So I went on the Zig Forums IRC and asked around, they pointed me in a completely different direction to properly install it.

And I have yet to do that. It's a bit more advanced than this simulation only method.

This is the link for the simulation_

doc.coreboot.org/_sources/lessons/lesson1.md.txt

This is the advanced method (proper method?) I have yet to test_

coreboot.org/Motherboard_Porting_Guide

Jacob Peterson
Jacob Peterson

Adding: I don't even know if it'll work for me, I'm sort of reluctant to try it. I wonder if it will brick my system somehow(?)

Noah Jenkins
Noah Jenkins

6MB image
what are you doing here?

Robert James
Robert James

hidden embedded cp

Juan Brown
Juan Brown

I don't even know what to buy anymore.
The libreboot project only goes up to x200, and after it, they're all fucking botnet.
I seriously wonder if an x200 would be enough for programming.

Cameron Ross
Cameron Ross

Thought this thread fell off the board! Playing a bit with my M50 as we speak, really wish I could find the illusive Pentium 4-M 2.6 for it.

Evan Adams
Evan Adams

There hasn't been really any performance upgrades since the core 2 duo era. And even that was a moderate performance boost at most.

inb4 muh bloated performance hogging video games. Yea, all that lighting and detailed z-buffers and whatever else, takes up space, but the games aren't any better than they were when our game systems had 2k of ram.

Ryder Wilson
Ryder Wilson

thinking of buying an x200 librebooted
wish I could libreboot my toughbook but it seems...not possible

What I really want is to strip this entire unit open and replace all it's components with a laptop equivalent of a Talos II but... gotta be more realistic.

Lucas Martin
Lucas Martin

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH
ive been trying to flash coreboot on a W530 I just got all day and haven't been able to get flashrom to recognize the bios chip at all
WHAT THE FUCK AM I DOING WRONG does someone have a schematic for doing this on W/T530 + raspberry pi 3?

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Ian Smith
Ian Smith

Got 2 toughbooks cf-30MK3, bios passworded and cmos battery pull does nothing. Searched high and low for a trick but nothing seems to work. Would really like that vt-x enabled. Any tips?

Adam Peterson
Adam Peterson

Try "toughkit" as the BIOS pw. It works in my cf-31. All the other stuff I don't know much about.

reddit.com/r/coreboot/comments/956ymu/howto_flash_coreboot_on_x230t430t530w530_using/

I dunno if this will help, but read into it.

Easton Gomez
Easton Gomez

How is Gentoo gonna get rid of the intel chips backdoors? Is that even a thing?

Anthony Ross
Anthony Ross

toughkit is only for the Optional Kit Configuration menu. You're SOL with a BIOS password.

Also, I got my US Enligsh P50 keyboard in the mail, god what a difference compared to the UK keyboard I had!

Ryan Ortiz
Ryan Ortiz

What kind of carrying case do you use for your laptop? Backpack? Man purse? Tactical attache with molle webbing? Post pics of your thiccpad transportation device.

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Joshua Wood
Joshua Wood

Did you hotglue her yet?

Lincoln Hughes
Lincoln Hughes

Well damn... Maybe you can just buy a new motherboard for it and install it? Or is there some BIOS software that you can install via DOS?

Austin Peterson
Austin Peterson

oh, and look through here.

flashrom.org/Supported_hardware#Supported_mobile_devices_.28laptops.2C_tablets_etc..29

Colton Perez
Colton Perez

youtube.com/watch?v=PUhkHTPD3f8

found this

Nathan Morgan
Nathan Morgan

Anybody try me_cleaner on a toughbook?

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Jeremiah Phillips
Jeremiah Phillips

youtu.be/aRUxfxp9dJ8

Daniel Torres
Daniel Torres

OK anons here's my blog. I have a problem, I have like 50 Thinkpads now. I want to keep the decent condition pre-PII models, some X220s and X40s for use, and dump most (all?) of the rest except my Thinkpad 25. I have about fifteen T60s and T61s, a couple tablets, etc. Is it worth librebooting them and doing a preload of an OS? No idiot would trust a preload and all the original batteries are shot but I feel people would pay a lot less for a driveless and batteryless machine even if a smart user would immediately install an SSD and buy a new chinkshit battery.

So if you anons were buying would you care? If you're an user interested at all in Libreboot would you even trust a Librebooted Thinkpad which somebody else had flashed? Soon I'll dump maybe 40 Thinkpads on eBay.

Another question, with a classic Thinkpad with a working drive I will of course include it because some are quite hard to find, and the original batteries are usually pretty shot, but my reconditioning regimen (if you care to ask about it, do, it'll be another post or maybe thread) can restore most batteries to at least a quarter of their original capacities even if they're "shot," but it takes a lot of time and shit and I'd want to charge probably $50 extra for the service. If you were looking for a real nice Thinkpad 300, 500, or 700 series would you pay at least $150 to get one with an original era-proper OS preload dual booting with NetBSD and a reconditioned battery?

Seems like a bunch of retarded questions, my other option is just hoarding them all for another decade at which time they will of course have massively appreciated. I have plenty of room in my basement lair here.

Connor Davis
Connor Davis

Fucking eBay cockblocking me from buying a keyboard for my Toughpad.

hmu if you got a 770X/Z or 765D.

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Dylan Perez
Dylan Perez

want

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Josiah James
Josiah James

Fuck your 31, this thing is even more awesome!

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Gavin Williams
Gavin Williams

Ridiculously rare though, I saw a completely stripped (no battery, HDD etc) one go away for more than $200 last year.

Brayden Hughes
Brayden Hughes

Looks like a Dragonbox Pyra

dragonbox.de/en/45-pyra

I still prefer the 31

Joshua Kelly
Joshua Kelly

Poor man's cf-u1.

Parker Fisher
Parker Fisher

U1's Atom is a joke compared to the Core Solo in that thing.

Or what about picrel?

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Jace Morris
Jace Morris

DUAL hot swap batteries
battery temp control to keep them from wearing out
2 in-order cores for max proof against specre
much more sturdy, once solid chunk of magnesium capable of killing a full grown man with one blow to the temple and easily hosed off without shutting down or rebooting
got openbsd on mine

Dominic Sanchez
Dominic Sanchez

A Thinkpad with any kind of mod is a hard pass for me. I don't know what kind of retard would buy a librebooted Thinkpad. If you want that then the right way to get it is to buy a stock Thinkpad and do it yourself.

Libreboot is a meme.

I can't believe that you would waste your time ruining those Thinkpads and then try to sell them on ebay.

Jaxson Anderson
Jaxson Anderson

ruining
removing government backdoors
ruining

brah.

Blake Roberts
Blake Roberts

Jazz music plays

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Evan Mitchell
Evan Mitchell

I use a really nondescript canvas tote. The kind you get for free.

I also have a ThinkPad branded neoprene sleeve from before the 16:9 days that fits my T60 perfectly. But it is not really that protective because there is no padding underneath the zipper.

Where can I buy quality 4:3 sleeves in this shit era we are living in?

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Jackson Myers
Jackson Myers

Ebay. A lot of stuff like this gets used once and then gets put away for 15 years.

Nicholas Campbell
Nicholas Campbell

zagforums.com/thread/8780944/miscellaneous

Anthony Foster
Anthony Foster

I carry my x230 in my backpack.
Absolutely in love with its size. It doesn't feel small at the same time that it is very portable.

Jack Thompson
Jack Thompson

redpilled

Carter Flores
Carter Flores

Is it worth selling an X200? it's starting to fall behind spec-wise quite a bit so figure the amount of potential buyers has dropped significantly since I got it. A lot seem to be going for $150-$200 on Ebay, can I actually expect to get that much?

Nathan Hall
Nathan Hall

HOLY FUCK YES! Finally found a properly priced QX9300. In Europe too so I don't get reamed with """"ïmport fees"""""

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Camden Sanchez
Camden Sanchez

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Jordan Powell
Jordan Powell

Just bought a fully refurbed x200 for $75... Ebay prices are retarded.

Jayden Morales
Jayden Morales

Weyland you say?

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Kayden Davis
Kayden Davis

but americans can get stolen things almost for free from it. the cheapest things there are always usa only

Julian Harris
Julian Harris

Finally a custom Toughbook that doesn't make me want to gouge my eyes out.

Also bought a Latitude D810 at a thrift store, thinking of modding it into a Precision M70 if I can find the parts cheap.

Isaiah Barnes
Isaiah Barnes

I found this one dude who makes custom toughbook badge engravings. I thought it was pretty neat.

abqlaserengraving.com/

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Eli Reyes
Eli Reyes

I have a FLAG dogbone on my CF-19 from the same guy, pic is from when it was still on my CF-31 last year. I think I paid like 20 bucks for it.

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Samuel Flores
Samuel Flores

Wow my Toughpad's rear camera is trash. Anyway, better pic of >>1049563's dogbone.

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Alexander Rogers
Alexander Rogers

a...user... I...

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Ethan Jones
Ethan Jones

I wouldn't know what to engrave anyway, I just thought it was a sweet idea. The zombie outbreak one especially.

I thought, "memebook", nah.
"star trek"? nah...

I'm actually interested in hydro painting the silver parts on mine. Maybe someday.

Ryan Wood
Ryan Wood

So I've always been a desktop guy but lately I need a good laptop for work reasons. Seems like there's a million different thinkpad models and I can't figure out how I'm supposed to compare them and pick one. Budget is about $2000, expecting to run Manjaro or Devuan 2/3 of the time and dual boot into windows the other 1/3. 80% of use will be development and writing, might play the occasional 2D game very rarely. I asked in the sticky and user suggested X1 Carbon. I looked around and it seems like a pretty good suggestion, I might get the 6th gen. Unfortunately he didn't give the logic of his suggestion.
<How does the X1 Extreme compare?
<Is X1 Carbon a good choice? Should I consider others?
<Generally is it unrealistic to want ryzen or win7 compatibility? (I'd be buying within a few weeks, so can't wait and see)
<Where is a good place to buy thinkpads like these? Lenovo's sites seems like they have $300-400 coupons

Carson Wilson
Carson Wilson

Cool, got my QX9300 in the mail.

tfw no Precision M6400 to use it in

Christian Lee
Christian Lee

What is it supposed to do?..

Jaxson Powell
Jaxson Powell

The absolute fastest Core 2 CPU for laptops, and even then it only works in workstations (or gaymer laptops) like the Precision M6400, HP 8730w or ThinkPad W700.

Angel Thomas
Angel Thomas

magnesium parts* rather

Sebastian Martin
Sebastian Martin

Based Germans, I just bought a M6500 for 70€ and it's got the RGBLED screen too!

BIOS passworded though, but that shouldn't be a big issue. Also found out the battery of the D810 I bought actually works by accident.

Sebastian Gonzalez
Sebastian Gonzalez

Zig Forums ate my fucking message, god damn it.

Anyway, dickhead seller refunded my money because he "sold it to someone else"

Fucking kill me. Anyway, i'm thinking of getting a very old ThinkPad (770X?) to run Windows 98 on. Good idea or should I stick with a T22 or T23 instead?

Jackson Sullivan
Jackson Sullivan

based seller. collectors are cancer.

Isaac Brooks
Isaac Brooks

T22 or T23 are a dime a dozen compared to 770-and-friends. And, parts for 770 are almost non-existent. I say go for the T2x.

M6500
collecting
???

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Leo Edwards
Leo Edwards

T2x's eat palmrests like no tomorrow because of a flawed design, and the T22 has the Blink of Death issue.

t. had to replace palmrests on all three of his T2x machines.

Nolan Thompson
Nolan Thompson

gotta do it..

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Oliver Nelson
Oliver Nelson

I've managed to get my hands on an IBM thinkpad 9546. What use is this for running old software? I'm looking at using it to play DOS and Windows 95 games but no idea how useful it would be.

What should I do to it before I start using it? I'm thinking a clean windows 95 install but I don't know old hardware and what will need cleaning or replacing.

Chase Murphy
Chase Murphy

9546
760. You'll need a external FDD to install it. I ditched mine because I didn't have a external FDD to reinstall it.

Jeremiah Edwards
Jeremiah Edwards

yellow CF-31
jesus fucking christ

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Logan Anderson
Logan Anderson

I did some more research and it does appear to be a 760CD but doesn't fit any single models specs. 122mhz processor, 2.1gig hard drive and 56mb of ram. Currently has windows 98 installed on it and it's not running badly considering it is windows 98. Also has a built in CD drive which is nice.

Any suggestions on what I could reasonably run on this? I was not into PC gaming of that era and I'm not sure if there's a good resource for finding the specs of older games.

Dominic Bell
Dominic Bell

Quake, DOS games, Microsoft Office 97

Also: thinkwiki.de/760#Modell.C3.BCbersicht

Leo Lee
Leo Lee

Oh yea, office 97 is why you dig up old hardware, fuck open office. Some REAL text editing there.

Would Quake run? Whats the best source for DOS games you could burn to a CD and install? I'm wondering if someone made an archive iso for all the major stuff like Dark forces and Warcrafts.

Noah Flores
Noah Flores

Holy bible

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Sebastian Roberts
Sebastian Roberts

CD drive isn't reading burned discs or it's deaded so I have no way to get software on it now. Which is a shame as it would of been cool to have a little dos machine.

I still want to find a suitable laptop for running windows 95/98 games on though.

Julian Allen
Julian Allen

Transferring files to and from old machines is becoming a problem these days. But you still have options.

There are hardware emulated floppy drives. It is a drive that looks like a floppy drive to the computer, but instead of accepting a floppy disk it accepts a USB thumb drive.

There are, I think, converters that allow you to put an SSD into an old PATA machine. The device is shaped like a PATA hard drive, but it accepts a small SSD (the kind that would go into a wifi slot on your motherboard).

There are probably optical drives that connect to serial or parallel ports.

Leo Wright
Leo Wright

Cool Stallman, gimmie dis.

Jack Nguyen
Jack Nguyen

If you don't defend your Gentoo install with .45 ACP then you don't know shit about technology.

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Owen Taylor
Owen Taylor

pointing a gun at yourself
lulz darwin award to be

Chase Wood
Chase Wood

What's the general consensus on System76 laptops in these threads? I've heard the designers personally exclaim the keyboards are good, but I dunno whom to trust on that anymore.

Leo Phillips
Leo Phillips

Can you imagine a more pathetic picture? It's like looking at a 90's anime forum. Show us all your manga VHSes pleb

Lincoln Lee
Lincoln Lee

the people here are really young. only kids care about some ugly stickers and that shit

Wyatt Cook
Wyatt Cook

what is so great about office 97?

Levi Rivera
Levi Rivera

I have a Thinkpad T42, which was one of the last Thinkpad models that officially supports Windows 98. Works great and is more modern.

Brandon Moore
Brandon Moore

I'm curious about why you specifically bring up Office 97. I use Office 95 on my old hardware because it's free abadonware and not as bloaty. Does the job when it comes to typing up documents or doing spreadsheets.

Ayden Hall
Ayden Hall

I apologise for not checking your autism card. It was purely a joke since word processing is basically the same shit.

Benjamin Lee
Benjamin Lee

What should I do with the D810 in ? Needs a palmrest but works fine otherwise. It's got the best GPU but the worst display. Should I get a new palmrest and keep it or sell it and look out for a M70 instead?

Liam Myers
Liam Myers

I am a thinkpad person and I want info and opinions on toughbooks. I think I want a CF-19 Mk 6.

How do Linux and the BSDs run on it? What is the touchscreen support like? Do they still make official batteries for them? Are they botnet and does it matter?

People who have cf-19's, tell us about them. What do you like? What sucks?

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Asher Allen
Asher Allen

Loonix runs pretty well on my 19 Mk7, TS support isn't that bad either.

3rd gen Intel so they're backdoored to hell and back. OEM batteries still available on eBay. Shit resolution and keyboard layout.

Ryder Miller
Ryder Miller

Just ordered a T420 keyboard for my T430s. Now, I tried rearranging the chiclet keyboard to colemak, but the caps surrounding the nipple wont let me; is it the same case for the classic keyboard? Is there any other method than using stickers? Or is it too much of a hassle since I'll eventually learn proper touch-typing?

Brody Collins
Brody Collins

It is the same for the classic keyboard. You are fucked. I would use stickers. You can get them for real cheap.

Thomas Morris
Thomas Morris

Are there any recommended vendors/packs?

Gabriel Nelson
Gabriel Nelson

cf-31 and Ubuntu runs great. (but I wanna change it for an i3 interface)
touchscreen wasn't plug n play though, had to download a calibration tool and edit the options in the BIOS, but it worked. Then, after calibrating, it gave me a sucky touchscreen outcome, it works, but it needs fine tuning in the terminal (it has a scaling error that only allows for limited use)

The drawing tablet plugs n plays, the printer just werks (plug n play), dvd just werks (but the DVD/CD burning capabilities a shit, maybe it's my unit i dunno).

All in all the performance is pretty awesome tbh, but_

Are they botnet and does it matter?

Intel i5. I'm thinking I can use me_cleaner and coreboot on it thought, I think my chip is compatible. Nobody has an instructional on it so it's a journey. And probably a worthwhile one, whoever can do it is a champ, because the military, police, fire departments even, all use toughbooks. So yes, it matters.

Upside: if you do manage to coreboot it, you have a unit in which a battery is easy to extract, the HDD is easy to extract, wifi and wwan card can be activated and turned off manually with a switch on the side of the unit, it has tons of female connection slots. And you have the option of installing a dvd player/burner, or card reader.

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Jacob Nguyen
Jacob Nguyen

oh and, it has a brightness level issue, so I had to dl an app for it. forgot to mention that.

David James
David James

dl an app
lolwut
acpi_backlight=native acpi_osi=

Jeremiah Bailey
Jeremiah Bailey

doesn't work

Ryan Richardson
Ryan Richardson

You got jewed
jewed as in overpriced or jewed as in CIAnigger fuckery done to the hardware?

Jonathan Rogers
Jonathan Rogers

Both.

Adrian Miller
Adrian Miller

Better yet, I might aswell get a CF-27 or 28 to run Win98 on.

Carter Hall
Carter Hall

those minimal custom meme distros wont do anything by default. the normal adjusting keys wont do anything if you dont install a program and put keybinds to commands that do the things. in normie distros all that is installed and configured by default so it just works.

Colton Jackson
Colton Jackson

but he's running ubuntu user

Owen Hill
Owen Hill

doesn't work. dunno the dependencies either so, meh. now my issue is being able to save setting in i3, another headache.

Lucas Green
Lucas Green

Only thing that werks is Brightness Control (Xrandr), but with limited results in my experience. Meaning I have to adjust periodically throughout the day/night.

Daniel Bennett
Daniel Bennett

you have to install the xbacklight and xbindkeys and configure xbindkeys so it runs the xbacklight command with the parameters that you want when you press those keys.

Isaiah Jenkins
Isaiah Jenkins

Amd64 though. Don't think it'll work on my unit. Tried.

Michael Sanders
Michael Sanders

Tomorrow afternoon my x230 is getting delivered.
Kind of in the same situation, only that it's a 420. I thought about saving compile time and keeping it simple with arch but I'll probably just use gentoo like on my desktop. Getting hibernate/resume to work with encryption will not be fun on either one.
What about the trackpoint, do I have to configure it in a specific way to have the normal sensitivity?
It has 16gb of ram, a nice big ssd and it seems it even comes with the docking station. It has the worse screen but that's not necessarily a bad thing because it makes it harder for other people to peek on what I'm doing on my laptop.

Austin Adams
Austin Adams

CF-27

I like the 27, never used it though. On eBay you find em all screwed up for sale, for parts, missing parts, etc. Some are decent but seem overpriced? Even the "for parts only" ones look expensive. Still want one though... or an x200... probably an x220.

Ryder Hill
Ryder Hill

stickers still attached
barrel pointed at camera/self
baka.

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Mason Campbell
Mason Campbell

Found an R500 in the trash the other day with a bad screen. Can I actually do anything with this or should I chuck it back in the dumpster?

Jacob Murphy
Jacob Murphy

You mean T500 no?

ifixit.com/Guide/Lenovo ThinkPad T500 Screen Replacement/41040

Parker Martin
Parker Martin

No I mean an R500.

laptopmag.com/reviews/laptops/lenovo-thinkpad-r500

Austin Adams
Austin Adams

Maybe you can find the screen and replace it. Might be economically worth it. As opposed to someone paying that crazy price for a new one. If the screen is too expensive, maybe not.

Gotta test the rest of the unit too, might have other issues, if you go through with fixing it, that might only be one of the issues with it.

Aiden Flores
Aiden Flores

What would you do with 120 thinkpads?

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Michael Russell
Michael Russell

Build a gentoo distcc cluster for instant upgrades.

Evan Bell
Evan Bell

Keep a single x220, sell everything else on eBay.

Alternatively, give them to poor kids who can't afford them.

Ayden Hill
Ayden Hill

coreboot and sell

Caleb Jackson
Caleb Jackson

Depends on what you do in Excel. But for most people what you say is true.

Cameron Fisher
Cameron Fisher

What can Excel possibly do that LibreOffice Calc or Gnumeric can't at this point?

Aiden Cooper
Aiden Cooper

should i install gentoo on this
i got 3 of these in perfect condition
it belongs to bell atlantic
it has IF FOUND CALL etc
it was issued in 2001
and somehow in 2018 it ended up in my hands
i stole it from their dumpster
so yeah, 3 T22s made in mexico by IBM

also can i upgrade the pentium III

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Noah Parker
Noah Parker

this thinkpad was before wifi so i need a usb donger

Lincoln Williams
Lincoln Williams

cpu is mobile pentium iii 800mhz
graphics is S3 Savage IX8+ video controller with 8MB
i can play ragnarok online on this bad boy

Evan Bennett
Evan Bennett

the ram is pc-100
this is before DDR

Gavin Fisher
Gavin Fisher

What does a Lenovo ThinkPad T460S have that a Dell Latitude 7480 does not have?

Anyone here own a T460S or a 7480?

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Jackson Stewart
Jackson Stewart

IBM

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Luis Smith
Luis Smith

Hey ya kiddo, I used a IBM ThinkPad in the white house while contacting Russia on how we gonna take down Bin Laden.

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Henry Bell
Henry Bell

this 2001 laptop has a 1GHz pentium III
and then 6 years later they came out with the asus eee 900 which is the same thing with a die shrink
so i know what this cpu is capable of
zsnes, nesticle, quake, mame 0.53, duke nukem 3d, half-life, metal gear solid, wipeout, mechwarrior 2, descent, flight simulator, star wars dark forces, tie fighter vs x wing

Thomas Ross
Thomas Ross

What do you fags think about ThinkPad X61 Tablet?
What kind of mods can I do in it?
Is there any FrankenPad someone has made out of a X61 Tablet?

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James Williams
James Williams

HAPAS ARE SUPERIOR TO WHITES

Brandon Sanders
Brandon Sanders

HAPAS ARE SUPERIOR TO WHITES

Levi Thomas
Levi Thomas

HAPAS ARE SUPERIOR TO WHITES

Dominic Cruz
Dominic Cruz

HAPAS ARE SUPERIOR TO WHITES

Connor Cooper
Connor Cooper

I'll take couple W520, not sure how the power managment will go. I don't want them to be running 24/7.
Going to sell two thinkpads to buy hardware for libre/corebooting. Need to look more into giving some of them away.
Corebooting and selling or giving away is the plan.

Hudson Brown
Hudson Brown

HAPAS ARE SUPERIOR TO WHITES

Jace Rodriguez
Jace Rodriguez

HAPAS ARE SUPERIOR TO WHITES

Oliver Carter
Oliver Carter

I would never buy a corebooted thinkpad. If I want coreboot I can do it myself.

Anthony Martin
Anthony Martin

Yeah, it might be that people only buy librebooted stuff.
Thinking of selling couple of x220 (4gb ram and 128gb ssd) for 50-80€
Is that a fair price for a used thinkpad?

Joshua Adams
Joshua Adams

€50 with a HDD, 80 with a SSD.

Anthony Cruz
Anthony Cruz

Ended up getting a palmrest and a mSATA adapter, waiting on them to come in the mail.

Oliver Cox
Oliver Cox

mess around trying to adjust grub2 settings
brick my toughbook's BIOS somehow

Kek, ruined my shit. And most people who repair them charge an arm and a leg. Think maybe I can flash the BIOS chip and save it?

Jackson Barnes
Jackson Barnes

Way too cheap imo, compare it to eBay prices (in dollars). I mean if you wanna get rid of them immediately, sure the price is great.

Austin Turner
Austin Turner

Never mind... It somehow fixed itself

Connor Ramirez
Connor Ramirez

ffs I wouldn't buy that either. If I am going to have a modded machine I am going to mod it myself. Using a machine that another man modded is fucking disgusting to me. Every time I lay my hands on it I will be reminded that another man was inside of it. Disgusting!

Isaac Torres
Isaac Torres

What machine would be best suited to play games from the Xbox 360 era and earlier without costing a bomb?
Xbox 360

Ryan Lee
Ryan Lee

Looks like some Soros-funded controlled opposition to me.

Adrian Reed
Adrian Reed

Schizophrenia is one hell of a drug.

Austin Brown
Austin Brown

Yeah, fuck off boomer. Nobody cares.

Noah Allen
Noah Allen

Yeah, fuck off boomer. Nobody cares.

Caleb Nguyen
Caleb Nguyen

Yeah, right, and the moon is made of cheese.

Robert Adams
Robert Adams

Yeah, fuck off boomer. Nobody cares.

Ayden Fisher
Ayden Fisher

Europeons need to burn in a tar-pit. Disgusting

Jose Barnes
Jose Barnes

tfw no qt black gf

Lincoln Russell
Lincoln Russell

Holy shit, the Masonic influence here is glowing.

John Carter
John Carter

DAILY REMINDER THAT BRENTON TARRANT WAS A MASONIC JEWISH/ZIONIST PSYOPS

Andrew Stewart
Andrew Stewart

not realising that NTRfags will get a kick out of this
hooknose_rubbing_his_hands.png
Some of the thinkpads have literally travelled the around the world twice. I also don't have the space to store them for a long time.

Leo Moore
Leo Moore

bricked motherboard firmware by messing around with bootloader
How would that even be possible? If it indeed is, that's what you get for buying "modern hardware", I guess.

Angel Gonzalez
Angel Gonzalez

Then again, the first thing you should do when buying anything is to manually flash a known good trusted firmware version, because why would you trust whatever it came with (no matter if it looks stock or not)?

John Morgan
John Morgan

I dunno whom to trust on that anymore
Nobody (not even yourself or Stallman)

Eli Powell
Eli Powell

Is it safe to run a Thinkpad with external I/O with the lid fully closed, or will it overheat?

Joseph Allen
Joseph Allen

What is the general consensus on the x201? What are recommended upgrades/mods? Where to get a trusted BIOS with removed WLAN card whitelist (and possibly SLIC 2.1 table)? What replacement WLAN card in place of the stock Intel one is recommended?

Justin Watson
Justin Watson

Found this on /r/thinkpad: sendspace.com/file/vlsg42

Jackson Jenkins
Jackson Jenkins

v1.32
Nice find, but it's too old - need v1.34 which fixes a bug with the embedded video.

Asher Rodriguez
Asher Rodriguez

Some dude on eBay Kleinanziegen selling 2x4GB DDR2 (yes you read that right) SODIMMs, should I get them?

Isaac Kelly
Isaac Kelly

2x4GB DDR2
Sounds like those high-density memory sticks which aren't compatible with Intel chipsets.

Owen Brooks
Owen Brooks

isnt that just ebay with different language? looks like they use domains to select language instead of a menu

Christopher Campbell
Christopher Campbell

eBay.de != eBay Kleinanziegen, it's basically the German version of Craigslist.

Jose Davis
Jose Davis

Plenty of people used 4GB DDR2 modules in T61's so they should work.

Noah Sullivan
Noah Sullivan

So how come regular (non-laptop) 4GB DDR2 low-density modules are nigh-unobtainable (especially at this point)?

Gavin Edwards
Gavin Edwards

This. Kleinanzeigen = local (literally "little/small") adverts

Landon Williams
Landon Williams

The same reason you're going to have trouble finding used 16GB DDR3 DIMMs.

Isaiah Anderson
Isaiah Anderson

same reason
Which is?

Andrew Thomas
Andrew Thomas

Nobody bought them.

Matthew Ramirez
Matthew Ramirez

Plus the fact only Broadwell (and Skylake?!) support them.

Jace Campbell
Jace Campbell

8GB of DDR2 and 32GB of DDR3 ought to be enough for anybody

John Stewart
John Stewart

Most SDR-SDRAM systems topped out at 512MB. It was hard to get to 768MB-1GB.
Most DDR-SDRAM systems topped out at 2GB. It was hard to get to 3-4GB.
Most DDR2 systems topped out at 8GB. It was hard to get to 12-16GB.
Most DDR3 systems top out at 32GB. It's hard to get to 48-64GB.
Most DDR4 systems will top out at 128GB. It will be hard to get to 192-256GB

Jace Foster
Jace Foster

Most SDR-SDRAM systems topped out at 512MB. It was hard to get to 768MB-1GB.
Not really.

t. 2x512MB in a T23

Jace Baker
Jace Baker

I have 32GB in my P50 and loving every gigabyte of it, wish my desktop also had that much RAM but no way i''m paying 300€ or more for 32GB B-die RAM.

Owen Sanders
Owen Sanders

Do they even make 256MB ram for ddr3 or ddr4? It would be very useful for low power applications where that extra 7.5GB goes to waste, wasting power that is.

Ayden Gomez
Ayden Gomez

Become Santa Clause.

Zachary Jones
Zachary Jones

What is better? An ThinkPad A485 or a ThinkPad T460S?
One is more modern and another has slimmer bezels. Is the A485 better cooled than a T460S? Does the T460S have a tactile keyboard the A485 does not have?

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Adam Adams
Adam Adams

"Most" doesn't mean "all". You had no problem upgrading a T23 to 1GB in $CURRENT_YEAR, but 18 years ago you might have been prevented by prohibitive cost for example. Other factors might be scarcity of the largest modules theoretically supported by a given chipset (which mentioned), or compatibility issues where a chipset won't work correctly with the largest available modules (for instance an x220 uses DDR3, but won't even get to 32GB as it accepts nothing larger than 8GB modules) etc.

Aiden Davis
Aiden Davis

Most DDR-SDRAM systems topped out at 2GB. It was hard to get to 3-4GB.
Yep. Most DDR1 chipsets had some kind of hardware limitation where the whole address space of the chipset was 32-bit, meaning that even if you installed 4GB of physical memory, less than that was available even when installing a 64-bit OS (an example is the T60 which was artificially limited to 3GB usable RAM even though it would accept 2x2GB).

Owen White
Owen White

T23
That's a late SDR system, so you're lucky it even accepts 512MB modules. Most late 90s systems would not accept even 256MB modules, thus a desktop system would be often limited to ony 512MB total even with 4 slots (and then again some motherboards were limited even further by having only 3 or 2 RAM slots).

Oliver Martin
Oliver Martin

mfw when Intel fucked up so badly with the Pentium 4

I ran CINEBENCH 2003 on my M40 and M50 because I was bored:
M40 with PIII-M 1.2: 140cb CPU
M50 with Pentium 4-M running at 1.2: 102cb
M50 at 2 GHz: 179cb

Ryder Taylor
Ryder Taylor

Just ordered a Pentium M 745 for my D810, let the pinmodding begin!

inb4 a 745 running at 2.4 GHz will run housefire tier hot

Gabriel Bell
Gabriel Bell

some of the vba investment banking stuff

Blake Long
Blake Long

32GB in my P50 and loving every gigabyte of it, wish my desktop also had that much RAM
What are you using all that RAM for? Lot of VMs? Games are aimed at an audience which has 8-16GB, so they don't use that much.

Parker Reyes
Parker Reyes

Just booting my old T420s, I missed this old girl.

The 1600x900 is nice compared to my fucking 1366x768 T450. Good thing I have an IPS FHD panel for it coming in the mail, should arrive next week.

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Jackson Harris
Jackson Harris

Got this for my CF-31, total fail, didn't work. Sadly, because supposedly it's very fast. Anybody know any non intel wifi cards compatible with toughbooks? (preferably a fast one)

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David Cox
David Cox

1366x768 ought to be enough for anybody

Parker Brown
Parker Brown

Why doesn't it work? Is the form factor wrong? Says PCI-E mini card, but IIRC you need a USB mini card.

Jace Harris
Jace Harris

usb mini card
Which means I'll need an adapter for it too. And to think that this thing needs to run externally, how unaesthetic of them. Are you sure?

I know some of em have weird configurations, and are even faster too.

solidrop.net/product/1300mbps-mini-pci-e-wlan-card-for-azurewave-aw-cb160h-802-11ac-abgn-wifi-bluetooth-4-broadcom-bcm94360hmb-3x-ipex-4-antennas.html

_for exp.

Brandon Murphy
Brandon Murphy

adding: of course that would be faster, if it's connected to 3 antennas... durr

Some of these even need special drivers to work, which seems like another pain.

Justin Clark
Justin Clark

ChinkPad T460S or A485?

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Hudson Gomez
Hudson Gomez

usb mini card
I am not certain. There was a thread on another forum that I read up where CF-31 can permanently disable wifi, wwan, etc through the BIOS.

Here is where I found it. wiki.installgentoo.com/wiki/Toughbooks
Additionally, don't purchase Toughbooks that don't have a internal WLAN and/or WWAN card in it. They are Federal models 90% of the time which have the WLAN/WWAN slot BIOS restricted and you can't run a WLAN/WWAN card in one, they will not work.

What exactly is wrong with intel wifi?

Jayden Morales
Jayden Morales

Windows being a horribly bloated OS. That and RAM is really cheap right now.

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Chase Baker
Chase Baker

What exactly is wrong with intel wifi?
At least one of the contributing factors is botnet (AMT uses the stock network adapters).

William Mitchell
William Mitchell

My issue isn't being able to disable wifi or wwan, I can use both just fine, even take the thing apart. In fact recently I figured out how to configure wwan via terminal on CF-31. I'm more concerned with the EEPROM issue they mention, but there's gotta be a way. My idea is basically configuring this damn thing to work with a broadcom half mini PCIe without having to add extra hardware, if it's possible. I can worry about me_cleaner and coreboot later. Unless I have to do that first to somehow unbotnet this thing.

Connor Gonzalez
Connor Gonzalez

never mind, think I found something

broadcom.com/support/download-search/?pf=Wireless LAN Infrastructure

launchpad.net/~albertomilone/ archive/ubuntu/broadcom

Austin Hill
Austin Hill

should finally buy that hdd tray thing for my x220 so i can use normal sata ssds in it

Aaron Sanchez
Aaron Sanchez

normal sata ssds
what does it use by default? why is lenovo cucking everything?

Thomas Gomez
Thomas Gomez

He probably has a X220 without a HDD caddy.

Nathaniel Rogers
Nathaniel Rogers

In fact recently I figured out how to configure wwan via terminal on CF-31
Can you explain this? Are you talking about over a serial port?
I hope it works. Let us know if it does.

Brayden Reed
Brayden Reed

ye it came with one of those tiny chips that go in the mpcie ports and i want to put other things there

Jaxon Robinson
Jaxon Robinson

Adjusting mobile broadband connection.

OS: Ubuntu 18.10 x86_64

sudo nmcli connection edit type gsm con-name verizon

(of course you won't type verizon if yours is for exp. at&t or sprint, you will type the appropriate mobile broadband provider)

You will be prompted to type your password. Do so.

You will then be prompted with options. The options will explain to you how to edit the parameters.

Type "print", and it will display your connection.

nmcli> will be blinking at the bottom of the entire mobile broadband connection setup. You can edit the connections there using the options mentioned right after you typed in your password.

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Jaxson Ramirez
Jaxson Ramirez

i have one of those weird usb dongles that just work if its recognized. the configs are stored on the device and it can connect automatically when it gets power. its nice that no systemd or complex configs are needed for it. if it ever needs configuring then you just connect to the serial port and type things there.

Tyler Bennett
Tyler Bennett

My issue was a bit more complicated. Yours sounds like an easy fix, which is good, but I still prefer my connection to remain internal, only thing I'd use in a USB is probably another OS. What I did to fix my connection was simply change the phone number, your issue may only need that, or changing the APN for example if it ever happens on a device. That adjustment alone, then saving it, was enough to fix the connection.

Lucas Lewis
Lucas Lewis

One thing I do is remove the sim card though, until I need to use it. I don't like the wwan card receiving signal from the local tower if it's inactive, don't want needless exposure, it's like having a phone in your face all day, bad for you. I'd take it a step further and disconnect the card itself, but I dunno if I'm being too cautious.

Adrian Ramirez
Adrian Ramirez

Pretty sure most cellular devices are talking to towers whether there's a sim card or not. You might want to disable the module at boot or disconnect the antenna instead.

Parker Price
Parker Price

If it's communicating with the tower, it isn't showing up on the modem manager GUI, usually even when it's not connected and the sim is inside, you get a small amount of signal. Once you pull it out though, all signal is lost. No way for the wwan to determine a connection. You can even physically notice a difference when the device is on and when it isn't. It feels like you're literally absorbing radiation.

However, I'm thinking you might be right, like a silent mode signal on standby. I'll try the BIOS options and see if I notice a difference.

Grayson Price
Grayson Price

It feels like you're literally absorbing radiation.
Oh you're one of those people. I thought you didn't want to be tracked. Carry on.

Cameron Johnson
Cameron Johnson

Cell phones have been linked to cancer, user. Just saying. Not "one of those people". Just stating the obvious, even the manual in your cellphone makes you aware of the dangers. They even develop pads and covers for phones to try and isolate the negative side effects. EMF/ELF/heat shielding pads.

pic related. I dunno how to articulate it to you from a health professionals perspective, but reading a cell phones health and safety section usually explains it well. Tracking is also important, yeah. But I'm not concerned since it's not what I use for gps.

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Sebastian Smith
Sebastian Smith

they are "designed" not to exceed the exposure limit, but the tower is what I'm concerned with. not the device. they warn you online to keep them out of your pocket, not near your head or heart. i mean who knows user, it could all be bullshit and we'll live to be a hundred, but I'd rather not take a chance if it's true ya know?

Nolan Lee
Nolan Lee

and tbh...I don't trust the FCC. so screw that.

Josiah Ortiz
Josiah Ortiz

then there's this

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Josiah Clark
Josiah Clark

gonna give an example of use so people have a better idea.

nmcli> help

(displays list of commands)

nmcli>goto gsm.number

nmcli gsm.number>

nmcli gsm.number> 7860000000

(you manually typed the number)

nmcli gsm.number> '7860000000'

(the number is confirmed)

nmcli gsm.number> back

nmcli> save

(option to save will appear, type yes)

it will prompt you that it was successful.

Gabriel Price
Gabriel Price

avoid systemd in the current year
I use Artix on my X230. Works fine for the most part, though the built-in mic records only static with ALSA.

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Michael Powell
Michael Powell

I know it's not a toughbook..but..

This thing deserves a thread of it's own.

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Ian Garcia
Ian Garcia

Shittac
*breaks your flimsy case*

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Juan Lopez
Juan Lopez

...I....I'm actually using a CF-31 rn, user..
i..it's tough.

But look at that server... look...at how many ports... and the dual hot swappable batteries.. on the V110.. I still love my CF-31, but it's.. a thing..m..maybe it'll pass, it's just a phase right?

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Joshua Hughes
Joshua Hughes

It is quite flimsy in comparison. Anything with one of those rotatable screens kinda screams "weak point". But it is aesthetic. Panasonic holds the rugged trophy, I've seen these true military grade laptops though and those are like mini tanks. But most serve a specific battlefield purpose, gps, what appear to be elevation maps, etc.

Ryan Carter
Ryan Carter

peep dat mini tuff

1059326

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Brayden Lewis
Brayden Lewis

griduk.com/products?category=1. Laptops

Leo Edwards
Leo Edwards

y'know come to think about it, the hot swap batteries a shit. If you can charge a battery, why not just charge the laptop itself instead. I guess they just expect people to buy multiple batteries and continue inserting till they run out? Doesn't make any sense. Even if you just had a solar panel set up to charge them, you might as well rig up a deep cycle battery and draw juice from the converter; in some emergency scenario.

Ryder Walker
Ryder Walker

Did they change their logo?
I don't like it.

Jayden King
Jayden King

GPD MicroPC, eat your fucking heart out!

Christopher Gray
Christopher Gray

i just bought a used t420, what's the best way to clean the keyboard without having to take it out?

Jacob Russell
Jacob Russell

a compressor with a dust gun?...

too much investment just to get it clean, you can get a cheap screwdriver set at dollar stores, got one at dollar tree recently, cheap junk, but it works.

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Logan Clark
Logan Clark

Found a top-end M6400 on my local adverts site, seller doesn't seem to respond to my inquries though, fucking kill me.

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Charles Ward
Charles Ward

Yes you can.

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Joshua Stewart
Joshua Stewart

It's possible. Gotta be real careful though, spray like 12 inches away, double coat, wait an hour or so, then use matte clear coat. I used a nail to hand the panels against the wood.

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Caleb Adams
Caleb Adams

hang* sorry. You know, I had been meaning to try this for a while, the original color is very distracting for me at night. And this is much cheaper than buying one of those all black $1,000 something units on eBay.

Andrew Cox
Andrew Cox

What the fuck have you done with the palmrest?

Brandon Evans
Brandon Evans

I had to remove it manually to sand it. If you don't sand it, the paint just kinda falls right off. I didn't have to sand any of the other parts, just the palmrest. Had to get some 3M spray adhesive (90) to get it to stick, kinda messy, dunno if I can recommend it for the job, but it works if you clean it well.

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Colton Howard
Colton Howard

adding: you have to remove the old adhesive to apply the new one. Or you can just buy a new palmrest on eBay and get ripped off, and end up having to sand the new one too. This project was more expensive than I thought it would be, so it may not be for everyone.

Nathan Torres
Nathan Torres

I'm retarded, >>1059690's 2nd pic has no palmrest sticker on it, but has its sticker on again.

Hudson Rodriguez
Hudson Rodriguez

gnome
pedoshit

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Jaxon Anderson
Jaxon Anderson

I wasn't finished yet last night. It was actually a pain in the ass. I had to dip the palmrest in gasoline to dilute some shitty paint I used instead of duplicolor, it diluted and spread on the surface evenly, so I was psyched, even dried nicely too. Then I bent it after drying and it began to crack. So I had to really scrub the thing hard with sandpaper, a really rough texture too. Only duplicolor seems to work well, it's expensive though. Took like 4 cans of matte black, the entire project.

pedoshit
I'm Christian, user. That's a painting of Ophelia by John Everett Millais. It ain't no damn pedoshit.

Adam Price
Adam Price

I don’t understand why people are still buying Lenovo Thinkpads today…
Lenovo is literally the biggest botnet spyware distributor for PC Hardware way back since when the Chinese Government loaned them the money to start up their little company.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lenovo#Controversy_and_Security_Issues
And the laptops themselves overheat and die faster than an HP running on AMD Hardware (that’s at least my experience).
Before you call me a pajeet nigger, give me one good well-explained reason to love Lenovo, and I’ll kindly shut up and get out…

Evan Evans
Evan Evans

overheat and die faster than an HP running on AMD Hardware
Wait, what? I just bought an HP running AMD. It runs very cool and quiet. Is there something I'm missing?

Jason Jenkins
Jason Jenkins

its not an old kikess hag so therefor its pedo

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Evan Wright
Evan Wright

You either have both the Ryzen and the Vega in it, or it’s going to degrade fast over-time.

I have yet to find an AMD laptop so far that works properly, you must be lucky...

Caleb Powell
Caleb Powell

Yeah, It's a Ryzen 5 + Vega 8. I had some issues getting the graphics card driver to work that took way longer than it should have, but so far so good.

Jose James
Jose James

Help, I just bought a Precision M90. Apparently in near new condition too!

Only downside is that it's got the WXGA+ display and not the better UltraSharp WUXGA one, but that's easily fixed by getting another screen.

Wyatt Jackson
Wyatt Jackson

aquired a t320
unsure of what to do before installing distro
pls no bully

Elijah Sanders
Elijah Sanders

Coreboot, Ivy Bridge i7 QM, Install Gentoo

Jaxon Diaz
Jaxon Diaz

The only thing everyone needs to do with a used Thinkpad is check and disable Computrace.

Mason Martinez
Mason Martinez

Is it worth putting a discrete GPU in an X230s? The only one mentioned on Thinkwiki gets a 664 on Passmark where the integrated graphics gets 456, thus it's not that impressive a jump. I assume anything else won't be permitted by the hardware whitelist, and even if it can be circumvented they're probably all just NVIDIA cards which don't play brilliantly with Linux as far as I'm aware (laptop fag who plays toaster games for the most part so never really had to deal with GPUs on Linux before).

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Kayden Bell
Kayden Bell

Toughbook related downloads

toughbooktalk.com/public_downloads/

Matthew Gray
Matthew Gray

M90 came in the mail and it's in awesome condition. Also ordered a WUXGA screen from Germany, should be getting it tomorrow.

Kevin Watson
Kevin Watson

Cool, i'm really getting my new display in the mail today.

Repasted and upgraded the CPU to a T7600 I had laying around, and also flashed a modded vBIOS to the FX2500M so I can run FX3500M clocks. Fuck you, Shitvidia!

Ryan Cook
Ryan Cook

ivy bridge integrated graphics are actually quite serviceable for older games

Bentley Collins
Bentley Collins

Most DDR3 systems top out at 32GB. It's hard to get to 48-64GB.
Some X79s support 128GB, if you can find 16GB UDIMMS

Jonathan Collins
Jonathan Collins

My 8.1 install idles at 700MB used out of 16GB

Brandon Davis
Brandon Davis

Posting this from my WUXGA upgraded M90. What a awesome machine this is with the upgraded display!

Pic was taken with Waterfox open.

Jeremiah Torres
Jeremiah Torres

M6300 on eBay Kleinanziegen with a X9000 CPU :thinking:

Seller wants €130 for it though and it doesn't have the FX3600M GPU either.

Angel Scott
Angel Scott

isnt that just normal ebay with german translation

Noah Jenkins
Noah Jenkins

No, it's the german ebay with a craigslist vibe.

Jordan Williams
Jordan Williams

Can confirm. There's some retard currently trying to sell a M6500 for €530 lmao

Liam Gomez
Liam Gomez

There is still ebay.de though, that's the German version of eBay.

Ian Ortiz
Ian Ortiz

I'm this fucking close to throwing my P50 out of the window. God what a shitbox this thing is.

close lid
BSoD
undervolt by only 75mV
BSoD
run MemTest86
ERROR

Jose Carter
Jose Carter

Put together a great condition t430 with ultrabay 2x 1tb SSDs and a t420 Keyboard still looking at upgrading the screen as the 1366x768 tn panel blows bags of dicks and maybe getting a 9 cell battery may get a docking station for the fuck of it but overall a very enjoyable laptop.

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Nolan Lee
Nolan Lee

mfw it ended up being the RAM after all

One of my modules was a OEM Samsung ECC module and they won't play nice with GSkill non-ECC modules. So I guess that explains the gorillion amounts of BSoDs and crashes i've been getting!

Jordan Robinson
Jordan Robinson

What have you done to alleviate ME botnet?

Landon Young
Landon Young

gorilla spray adhesive is much cleaner on contact from what I saw, 3M 90 leaves little lumps on the surface, just a note, to anyone attempting something like this.

Joseph White
Joseph White

Someone help me out, I had a Windows-logoless version of this wallpapers ages ago but lost it.

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Angel Rogers
Angel Rogers

Nothing yet still my first rodeo messing around with ME stuff

Gabriel Russell
Gabriel Russell

krita edit

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Nathan Cook
Nathan Cook

you'll probably have to crop it on the left a bit if you wanna use em

Josiah Miller
Josiah Miller

more like this maybe

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Luis Anderson
Luis Anderson

i got you my man

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William Reyes
William Reyes

Nothing says TOUGH like a vanity wallpaper with text right out of a high school photoshop class in the 90s.

Ian Lewis
Ian Lewis

Thanks.

Nicholas Hernandez
Nicholas Hernandez

You alright there¿
You seem bothered~

Owen Cook
Owen Cook

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Noah Johnson
Noah Johnson

get call from family member
user I need a new laptop what do you recommend?
get yourself a used ThinkPad I say
he ended up buying a L570 for just under €300

Not bad I suppose for the amount he paid!

Adam Ramirez
Adam Ramirez

With that being said I don't know anything about the specs. inb4 it's got a i3-7xxx something

Jack Martin
Jack Martin

How much did you pay assuming from eBay just open a return case saying it was damaged in transit and get a return

Kevin Garcia
Kevin Garcia

Can I run dual NVMe SSDs in my P50? I'm thinking of upgrading my desktop to a 970 Evo Plus (or maybe even a Pro?!) and I want to reuse the 970 Evo I have now in my P50.

Christopher Moore
Christopher Moore

Oh dear, I just bought a M4500. Top-end model with the FX 1800M GPU and Full HD display too!

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Thomas Ross
Thomas Ross

Can I use this to unfuck a SOIC-8 chip? ebay.com/itm/173100174453

Says SOP-8 but apparently they're interchangeable.

Easton Peterson
Easton Peterson

M4500 came in the mail, needed a thorough clean and repaste, but it seems to work fine so far.

Landon Rogers
Landon Rogers

tfw wanna clean the fan on cf-31
You have to disarm the entire laptop to get at the damn thing. Like it requires a major in reverse engineering and industrial robotics. Surely there is a simpler way.

Ryder Sanchez
Ryder Sanchez

Just pour water in it, the fan is 100% wateproof.

Or just blow it out with compressed air.

Xavier Nguyen
Xavier Nguyen

compressed air
Thought about that, yeah, but I don't have a compressor. And no, they're not waterproof, sadly, just highly water resistant.

bobjohnson.com/blog/are-toughbooks-waterproof/

Cameron Diaz
Cameron Diaz

Reading comprehension, nigger:
the fan is 100% waterproof

Ryder Stewart
Ryder Stewart

Where did you read that?

Carson Stewart
Carson Stewart

Nowhere, I tried it myself for shits 'n giggles when I had a CF-31 a few years ago. The water that came out was rather black too, which means the heatsink was dirty.

Ryan Morgan
Ryan Morgan

Not a good idea.

Zachary Richardson
Zachary Richardson

isopropyl alcohol should be ok

Jordan Hernandez
Jordan Hernandez

Fun thing I just noticed: the M4500 has better cooling than the M6500, and it also has UEFI instead of BIOS.

Why Dell would put UEFI and a better heatsink assembly on a lower-end Precision is beyond me.

Ian Powell
Ian Powell

And then I nearly fucked up the entire laptop by repasting it with Liquid Metal. Good thing I lacqured the 920XM thats in it beforehand so cleanup wasn't too hard.

Still works so I guess i'll keep using GC-Extreme for now.

Brandon Gray
Brandon Gray

Got the keyboard today and replaced the old. Highly recommended to use decent tools; the wire cutter I used added at least 30min to the change. Certainly worth it however. Just placed an order for a 1080p IPS, too. Hopefully it wont be stuck in customs for long.

Logan Martinez
Logan Martinez

can the speakers on thinkpads work at the same time as headphones or something is in the port? i just feel paranoid about it and want to physically remove the speakers

Owen Williams
Owen Williams

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Asher Smith
Asher Smith

I wouldn't brag about buying bargain bin Koss electrostats.

Landon Murphy
Landon Murphy

They don't look bad. I had a dream about earphones recently, but meh.. still a bigger fan of earbuds, I don't think people truly appreciate how much the technology has advanced on those tiny things.

Henry Ramirez
Henry Ramirez

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