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File: f64dab78e881905⋯.jpg (919.94 KB, 2576x1936, 161:121, 20181128_001.jpg)

 No.1002207

Again more ThinkPads than Toughbooks edition. Old one hit 400 posts once again.

>tfw the GPS module you bought for your CF-19 ended up being one from a CF-18 so it doesn't work

 No.1002211

Who even uses meltdown, spectre, and portsmash computers?


 No.1002213

File: eeaa49424a865a3⋯.jpg (2.34 MB, 2448x3264, 3:4, eeaa49424a865a3ddbdef39f30….jpg)

I bought a 1680x1050 T61 from ebay for $30+$10 shipping and a Core2 Extreme X9100. I plan to bios mod it for 1066 FSB. I'll report back.


 No.1002223

File: 857eed12fb4a44e⋯.png (340.79 KB, 1218x907, 1218:907, 1543376591.png)

good job guys


 No.1002272

File: 3149b114ac063ff⋯.jpg (1.81 MB, 2448x3264, 3:4, 3149b114ac063ffdfe15bb56fb….jpg)

The best $60 i ever spent


 No.1002273

what the fuck is so special about a laptop?


 No.1002282

>>1002273

nothing

although for some reason people collect thinkpads


 No.1002283

>>1002211

Wgat else do you suggest? PowerPC-based iBooks?


 No.1002311

>>1002272

X220 for $60. Where did you get that? What specs?


 No.1002343

>>1002282

I used to think thinkpads were just a meme but ever since I got one I see they're really the only ones worth having. The no-nonsense ones are nicely made.

I've had or used or worked on Lenovo, HP, Sony, Toshiba, Dell, Apple, Asus, and Acer. The only non-thinkpads I've liked was a Lenovo Gsomething and the eeepc.


 No.1002387

I bought a keyboard for my T410. I received it today, it was low tier chinese shit, and it didn't even fit properly.


 No.1002595

lol, scammed on eBay with a GPS module. I knew there's no way someone would sell a GPS module for just 7,65€ including free shipping from Austria, all his auctions are removed and the seller was banned from eBay.

Let's hope Paypal will refund my shekels.


 No.1002608

laptops are for good goyim. enjoy frying your balls and finger joints with wifi and emfs


 No.1002609


 No.1002617

>>1002213

>facebook

for what purpose?


 No.1002669

I have an x60 that works fine, except the wireless hardware switch doesn't seem to do anything. I can connect to the internet just fine, but it'd be /comfy/ to be able to flip the switch and unplug on the fly. Any help?


 No.1002680

>>1002609

"Lenovo"?

What is it and are they to the same quality as IBM's old machines?

(I don't trust it!)


 No.1002684

>>1002669

and I've loaded the kernel module rfkill, it just doesn't seem to be mapped to my hardware switch :/ it could be broken internally for all i know..


 No.1002686

Shameless crosspost from the sticky:

I have an x201 and the internet just doesn't work. I've tried ethernet cable, USB wifi adapter (no drivers lol), and swapping out the network card itself (Model 60Y3231, so it can't be due to a bois blacklist, because you can see it's a legit prat here:https://support.lenovo.com/ca/en/partslookup). What the actual fuck is going on?

Bluetooth works perfectly and can be switched on and off, but nothing from Wifi. Bios has Wifi enabled. It has Windows 7 but I'm about to test a Kubuntu live CD on it too. Any ideas?


 No.1002729

File: fae9651640fbb5f⋯.jpeg (326.22 KB, 1024x682, 512:341, dock.jpeg)

For some reason the T60/61 dock's DVI-D-1 output isn't available in OpenBSD 6.4 but every other port is (USB, ethernet etc)


 No.1002780

what's everyone's experience with using a thinkpad for school?


 No.1002821

File: b9dd10627259780⋯.jpg (674.77 KB, 1920x1080, 16:9, IMG_20180424_182920.jpg)

>>1002780

my T410 was great for programming and documentation, my x220t made everyone jealous for the tablet


 No.1002871

>>1002387

Stock of genuine parts for older Thinkpads is mostly depleted and what's left on the market are shitty knockoffs.


 No.1002872

>>1002608

>wifi

What if you have some neighbour's wifi signal in your apartment that's even stronger than your own wifi, 24/7, and have no means of turning it off or doing anything really about it?


 No.1002874

>>1002872

tinfoil ;^)


 No.1002875

>>1002211

Not only that. Do note that all Thinkpads from T61/X61 all the way to T430/X230 are hopelessly vulnerable to the potentially catastrophic SA-00086 ME/AMT bug.

"Disabling" ME by any unofficial method is useless:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_Management_Engine#SA-00086

>None of the known unofficial methods to disable the ME prevent exploitation of the vulnerability. A firmware update by the vendor is required.

Systems older than T440/X240 were left for dead by Lenovo and won't ever receive a ME firmware update which would patch the vulnerability:

https://support.lenovo.com/pl/en/product_security/ps500146

How does it feel to peruse a system which inherently and hopelessy CANNOT BE TRUSTED, PERIOD?


 No.1002877

>>1002871

I can tolerate some bad aspects of it since like you've said, these parts aren't too available anymore, but the one I've received is very shitty.


 No.1003308

File: 8bf3c1caf23e1c0⋯.png (231.4 KB, 498x678, 83:113, 1543427711421.png)


 No.1003319

>>1002872

you're fucked but at least you will drastically lower exposure if you dont keep a receiver/transceiver right next to your ballsack all day. this is just yet another reason to avoid cities and especially apartments

>>1002874

tinfoil does help but you cant get a full enclosure and you'd probably make a lot of noise walking around with your balls wrapped up in foil


 No.1003347

>>1003319

Isn't there any sort of legislation on how strong a stranger's wifi signal can be within the walls of your home? How to pinpoint the approximate location of the source of the offending signal?


 No.1003377

>tfw x230

I don't mind the chiclet keyboard. It's all membrane shit anyways.


 No.1003393

>>1003347

probably but i doubt they are meaningful

you can probably pinpoint the location of the source with a directional meter, should be able to get one for a couple of hundred bucks. i don't see how that would help you though.

anyways your cellphone is a worse exposure than your neighbours wifi, i'd recommend carrying it in a bag instead of right next to your body, configure it to use 3g in place of 4g, and put it in airplane mode when you're not expecting any calls (and then maybe checking it every hour or so if you're in a position where people need you)


 No.1003397

>>1003393

What RSSI levels of a stranger wifi signal in your home would you consider tolerable?


 No.1003427

>>1002875

T61-T400 Thinkpads ship with Merom and Penryn Core 2 Duos. ME is located outside the CPU on these microarchitectures and can be completely removed (unofficial HAP/AltMeDisable bit flipping not necessary). Remote exploitation is not possible. Any exploit would require physical access to these machines to re-flash vulnerable firmware, but then exploitation by way of physical access for any device is impossible to mitigate, management engine or not.


 No.1003496

I'm looking into a hard drive caddy for the T420s. Are they any different from the other hard drive caddy's available? The listings on ebay don't seem to list the compatibility very well.

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/2nd-SATA-Hard-Drive-Caddy-Bay-for-LENOVO-Thinkpad-T420-T430-T520-12-7mm-New/182777747572?hash=item2a8e671874:g:~1EAAOSwAVxZwh7B:rk:7:pf:0

More specifically I guess I'm wondering if this one is compatible with the T420s since it seems to be the cheapest available.


 No.1003515

>>1003308

>cuckchan filename

Jesus christ


 No.1003520

>>1003427

A few models to or fro, fhat's the difference in the long run? Eventually all non-botnet hardware will become unusable, be it due to inevitable failure or due to other reasons.


 No.1003718

File: e04e21f59339e8e⋯.jpg (2.89 MB, 3120x4160, 3:4, 20181201_183009.jpg)

File: a04a3f28735d0b4⋯.jpg (2.82 MB, 4160x3120, 4:3, 20181201_183356.jpg)


 No.1003720

File: 62cbe1485ff3ed2⋯.jpg (492.5 KB, 2688x1512, 16:9, IMG_20181201_172455.jpg)

X220t, T410, T61, W530.

Gonna mod the W530 to use the old keyboard. I put CloverOS on it and enabled the nvidia drivers, but KDE is a bitch and fails to use them until I eselect another profile.


 No.1003743

>>1003720

Sauce on leftmost pic?


 No.1003748


 No.1003803

File: dc37b8ae6e0a74a⋯.png (270.2 KB, 706x412, 353:206, 47c91de83f634c83fdb6fe2f10….png)

Theoretically speaking, how well can you build up an old thinkpad? Enough for serious gaming, 3D rendering, and editing?


 No.1003814

>>1003803

Thinkpads aren't exactly great for that, they're mostly business laptops not gaming/editing rigs.


 No.1003916

File: e0294bef2eb9885⋯.jpg (337.64 KB, 800x600, 4:3, 2q0nc06.jpg)

>>1003803

You can buy a W530 for $200 and put an old keyboard in it, an i7-3940XM (3GHz, 3.9GHz turbo), 32GB ram, and use some eGPU with it for a true patrician mobile workstation that will cost 25% as much as anyone else's shit dual core laptop.


 No.1003966

>>1003397

I don'ẗ konw. Ideally I would want to live in the middle of nowhere, at least a 500 meters away from the closest neighbour, and from the main road, now that 5G is starting to roll out. But that's not realistic for me atm. I'm currently being fried by more networks than I care to count, and I live very close to a 4G tower.


 No.1004009

>>1003916

Adding on to this, if you don't want to buy an external gpu; make sure you get the version with a k2000m. It's the most expensive part to upgrade afterhand. don't fuck up like i did


 No.1004053

>>1003916

>$200

The cheapest listing I can find on ebay is $300, most are closer to $500. Where are you getting W530s for $200?


 No.1004055

>>1004053

The last 2 just sold: https://www.ebay.com/itm/LENOVO-THINKPAD-W530-15-6-Laptop-Intel-Core-i7-2-60GHz-8GB-RAM-500GB-No-OS-/113386582421?nordt=true&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.m43663.l10137

The cheapest one now is $280, but if you lurk ebay for a while and bid on auctions, you can get a lower price.


 No.1004099

I'm looking for a very minimalist laptop that's really light. My choices so far boil down to the x60 or the x200. The x60 I've read can be librebooted without needing to crack it open which would be a big plus, but as far as I can tell it's a bit difficult to get one with a core 2 duo inside of it. I'm also having a hard time deciding between whether or not to get the tablet version of either of them. I want the machine to be very light but the idea of maybe learning how to do some basic drawing on a small portable machine is quite enticing.


 No.1004195

File: 213f70930a30e66⋯.jpg (3.04 MB, 4160x3120, 4:3, 20181203_023455.jpg)

The massive 1680x1050 laptop i got for $30


 No.1004198

i am the world champion at thinkpads


 No.1004203

File: c06b75d03311cff⋯.jpg (3.13 MB, 4160x3120, 4:3, 20181203_030701.jpg)


 No.1004374

>>1004198

I doubt it. I have at least 30, myself.


 No.1004600

>>1004374

I have too much laptops myself.

>three ThinkPads, T22 x2, both with BoD issues, and a T23 with WLAN antenna mod

>Panasonic Toughpad G1 Mk4

>the CF-19 Mk7 in the OP

>Dell Precision M40 (needs a new upper lid some day), M50 (screen and chassis fucked), M6500 (needs new mobo)

>some Compaq Armada shitbox I bought at a thrift store for 3€, even has a working battery, needs a keyboard+RAM upgrade however

>ThinkPad P50 as daily driver, waiting for RAM and SSDs to drop in price so I can max it out with 64GB of DDR4 and 1.5TB of SSDs.


 No.1004613

File: 5a6ea612388f71a⋯.jpg (21.09 KB, 259x286, 259:286, 853844.jpg)

>>1004600

>waiting for RAM and SSDs to drop in price


 No.1004620

>>1004613

I know that feel Anon, when RAM drops in price i'm getting 32GB of 3466 B-Die and a 970 Pro.


 No.1004625

File: 0d7faa8028e4876⋯.png (319.96 KB, 720x711, 80:79, WpBwyPU.png)

Copying some HDD images from my Toughbooks and Toughpads to my external HDD. Damn those enterprise HDDs run hot, especially without active cooling.


 No.1004632

>>1004625

That's 7 degrees C higher than my CPU after 6h of mprime...


 No.1004814

File: e0571937b14a73b⋯.png (101.3 KB, 597x918, 199:306, ClipboardImage.png)

There is an error with the Toughbook CF31 microphone when docking under linux. To resolve:

1. Ran this software


sudo apt-get install alsa-tools-gui
hdajackretask

2. overrode pin 19 to DOCK IN

3. unmuted mic via mixer

Mic tested, works fine at 50% volume.


 No.1004858

>>1004814

CF-31 has a mic? wtf?


 No.1004859

>>1004858

Oh wait, dock mic-in port.


 No.1004885

File: 98fd95d263c61ed⋯.jpg (2.92 MB, 3120x3752, 390:469, 20181204_194357.jpg)

Yeap, they don't make laptops like these anymore.


 No.1004891

>>1004885

they make plenty of flimsy plastic craptops with bad screens

only difference is it's not 4:3 anymore.


 No.1004906

File: 109a688e6587dd8⋯.jpg (3.09 MB, 3120x4160, 3:4, 20181126_000643.jpg)

File: f9d23c1e92f8e9c⋯.jpg (3.29 MB, 4160x3120, 4:3, 20181126_014050.jpg)


 No.1004914

Is there actually a toughbook equivalent to the libre-ness of the older thinkpads, or does one have to trade off insecurity for durability and ergonomics if they get a toughbook?


 No.1004931

>>1004914

Bumping for interest


 No.1004939

>>1004891

>they make plenty of flimsy plastic craptops with bad screens

Can't be librebooted though.


 No.1004953

>>1004939

A librebooted Intel machine is still more botnet than an AMD machine


 No.1004963

>>1004953

Whats a good non-botnet AMD laptop then? I'd like something similar to the x60 in size and weight.


 No.1005058

>>1004953

is PSP not a botnet? Seems like there's a lot less concrete info on AMD's psp than Intel's ME(confirmed running Minix with network stack and JVM etc)


 No.1005065

>>1004963

All of these low-tier AMD machines were released before 2013 (PSP)

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=thinkpad+amd&_sacat=0&_sop=15

>>1005058

Intel chips have integrated 3G modems and new hardware vulnerabilities are discovered every month. PSP is a small fry in comparison


 No.1005071

>>1005065

>Intel chips have integrated 3G modems

Which work without a SIM card? Who is the carrier who facilitates the supposed connectivity? Also

>3G

>not 5G which is around the corner in the West and already being deployed in Korea


 No.1005072

>>1004914

>does one have to trade off insecurity

Yes, because Spectre will stick its stick up yo ass no matter what if you're on any x86-compatible system that is newer that the Pentium MMX 233 MHz.


 No.1005073

>>1005071

You don't need a sim card to communicate with phone towers. 911 calls work, remember? Every Core 2 Duo CPU and later has the on-die 3G chip.

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/09/23/intel_stuns_world_with_wakeon3g/

https://news.softpedia.com/news/Secret-3G-Radio-in-Every-Intel-vPro-CPU-Could-Steal-Your-Ideas-at-Any-Time-385194.shtml

I think a pre-PSP AMD machine is more secure than a Librebooted Intel machine.


 No.1005074

>>1005073

>Every Core 2 Duo CPU and later has the on-die 3G chip.

Wat? Core 2 is 3G botnet? So what shoud one use , a Pentium 4 housefire? Scratch that, it has HT so it's cucked by PortSmash. Pentium III it is then, with Meltdown patches slowed to Pentium II tier speeds? Or, as >>1005072 said, grab a Pentium MMX 233 while you're at it to be rid of all botnet including Spectre?


 No.1005075

>>1005074

I'm comfy with my FX-8350


 No.1005076

>>1005065

So you can essentially just buy a thinkpad with a pre-2013 AMD chip in it and not need to even libreboot it to avoid the botnet? Most of these seem to have shitty looking keyboards though.


 No.1005077

>>1005076

The BIOS is technically still proprietary unless there's a Coreboot for them. But I think Intel hardware vulns are more of a risk than proprietary firmware (unless Linux has 100% fixed everything)


 No.1005079

>>1005073

So all mobile network carriers all over the world have a secret contract with Intel and assorted cianogs to carry and route covert 3G traffic to and from Intel CPUs all over the world?


 No.1005080

>>1005079

>So all mobile network carriers all over the world have a secret contract with law enforcement

Yes.


 No.1005081

File: ce6acf0932ed390⋯.jpg (25.69 KB, 390x310, 39:31, 32.jpg)

It'd be funny if someone does a Linux 4.20+ benchmark featuring Intel vs a machine from >>1005065 and discovers Intel is now slower then AMD


 No.1005082

>>1005080

>Intel is law enforcement

>secretly and covertly accessing citizen computer systems by even actual law enforcement warrant would be legal and perfectly fine in the light of things like a democratic state constitution etc. and nobody would throw a fuss about it


 No.1005083

>>1005081

Linux 4.20 is pozz, you'd got to be stoned to use it


 No.1005084

>>1005082

>warrant

*without a warrant


 No.1005085

File: 9234050cc697543⋯.jpg (55.55 KB, 770x533, 770:533, laughing.jpg)


 No.1005087

>>1005077

Doesn't look like anyone of them have touch screens though.


 No.1005088

>>1005073

> Core vPro processors contain a second physical processor embedded within the main processor which has it’s own operating system embedded on the chip itself.

Sounds more like FUD regarding ME/AMT tbh rather than something concerning the CPUs themselves.


 No.1005096

File: 7f0bc545ed5f35e⋯.gif (1.46 MB, 260x224, 65:56, Reggie.gif)

>>1002680

They're pretty good quality. I've had mine for a few years now, some of the plastic has chipped/cracked, and the screen also died (granted, I bought it used and I have no idea how long it was used before me, plus a replacement screen was really cheap, even with the warranty). HDD is starting to show its age, but there's a built-in mSATA port, so I'll just get an SSD around Christmas and slap it in, should boost it's lifespan a bit more.

Biggest problem though are the screws are really soft and are prone to having their heads stripped. It's a fucking nightmare trying to get one of those out.

Other than that, everything is easy to upgrade/replace, I got mine for $120 (which included the docking station, a must-have), nothing wrong with buying it used.


 No.1005098

File: 8c1f098dcc7ffaa⋯.jpg (54.35 KB, 393x720, 131:240, Narrow Streets of Cobblest….jpg)

>>1003803

Thinkpads really aren't meant for that, like >>1003814 says. Light business work mostly.

With that being said, some older-ish games run decent on it (HL2 runs fine, but that's about the only 3D game that I've had run well. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. refused to start at all, and Worms Revolution runs like trash). I've used Sony Vegas a bit on it, and it's OK, I didn't edit anything major on it though.


 No.1005099

>>1004906

ARE

YA

WINNIN'

SON?


 No.1005101

Talk me out of getting this T60 QXGA: https://link.marktplaats.nl/m1351451412


 No.1005102

>>1005098

I actually play GTA V on my P50 whenever i'm bored in bed.


 No.1005164

>>1005101

Buy a T60 and do it yourself


 No.1005166

>>1005098

>>1005102

This. I have no problem using my X220 for Dolphin, PCSX2, MAME, or Stalker in Wine for that matter. The Sandy Bridge iGPU is pretty capable even if it can't pull 60fps.


 No.1005291

How do I flash a new bios to my t60 using loonix?


 No.1005294

File: c9c909c676bc57c⋯.jpg (790.25 KB, 2688x1512, 16:9, IMG_20181205_204119.jpg)

>>1003916

Just replaced the keyboard. BIOS was already flashed, now I have a powerful workstation thinkpad that is light and uses the better keyboard.


 No.1005308

File: e5b52e2b352f493⋯.jpg (658.72 KB, 2688x1512, 16:9, IMG_20181205_204703.jpg)


 No.1005442

i'm going to boot linux without intel migitations for more performance, which is fine cuz there's nothing hackable on this machine anyway

linux    /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda1 pti=0 ibrs=0 retp=0 ibpb=0 ro


 No.1005504

>>1005082

It's OK, Intel cited a Yahoo news article that they themselves wrote to justify the blanket warrant.

You DO realize that warrants are only for court and that parallel construction is a thing, don't you?


 No.1005752

File: 0a5334c8419aa34⋯.jpg (2.62 MB, 4160x3120, 4:3, 20181206_212421.jpg)

File: 6448aef5f71e938⋯.jpg (2.82 MB, 3120x4160, 3:4, 20181206_213315.jpg)

>>1003718

the broken-ish w701ds i ordered from ebay for $600

i replaced the keyboard with the keyboard of my dead R60. now i need to tear it down to see what's wrong with the second screen. xrandr doesn't even detect it. if i can find a wacom palmrest, i'll buy that too. everything else seems solid aside from that, nice laptop.

- CPU could be upgraded to Core i7-940XM

- supports 32GB ram

- two hard drives

- two thinklights

- eGPU compatible


 No.1005753

i'm going to lurk aliexpress too


 No.1005755

also the bios is like the T60 bios, but it's Core i7


 No.1005766

imagine spending $600 on a thinkpad


 No.1005770

>>1005766

Tell that to the people who bought A475s


 No.1005771

>>1005766

>tfw just want a core 2 duo libre booted tablet notebook

>either spend $400 ordering the machine and parts to do it myself and potentially brick the device or spend $400 paying a tranny to do it for me

I suppose the alternative could be getting an x60 tablet and swapping out the CPU for a core 2 duo but I'm afraid I'll fuck that up too.


 No.1005786

File: 84ad612860b489d⋯.jpg (1.79 MB, 2448x3264, 3:4, the thinkpile.jpg)


 No.1005792

>>1002875

> Not only that. Do note that all Thinkpads from T61/X61 all the way to T430/X230 are hopelessly vulnerable to the potentially catastrophic SA-00086 ME/AMT bug.

>

>"Disabling" ME by any unofficial method is useless:

>

>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_Management_Engine#SA-00086

Did you even fucking read your own link??

> firmware updates are not fully effective either, as an attacker with access to the ME firmware region can simply flash an old, vulnerable version and then exploit the bug.

> an attacker with access to the ME firmware region

Disabling ME *IS* effective, but they can simply reflash firmware.

It takes about 15 minutes to flash this machine, and it needs to be taken apart to do so. If someone has physical access to your machine and time enough to do that, they can do literally anything including installing fake USB drives, and replacing the motherboard.

Also, flashing would destroy the existing BIOS. If my computer boots up without Libreboot, I would notice. Libreboot erased all but a small section of the ME firmware.

It does not exist, therefore it cannot be exploited. Patches are temporary. The only secure code is that which does not exist. Also how can you be sure that the patch *actually* fixes the vulnerability

Do you even know what a threat model is? Statistically my X200 laptop is more effective than any other laptop on the market (excluding ARM and weird processors) against state threats that do not have access to the machine.


 No.1005803

What's the word on the X230 screen replacements?

I heard word of a one-man shop in China doing 4k IPS screen mods?

Context: I talked my parent into buying an X230 because they like Linux and needed a new, cheap laptop. Downside is, they're doing extremely sensitive experimental colour work, so they need a good monitor on the machine that they're using.


 No.1005869

>>1005803

Not 4k, 13.3 WQHD.


 No.1005946

File: e0a0d42424d677d⋯.jpg (3.16 MB, 3120x4160, 3:4, 20181206_213315.jpg)

fixed pic, accidentally uploaded that with entropy coding


 No.1005959

File: e463fb5b7942eb5⋯.webm (2.67 MB, 640x360, 16:9, Remove Botnet.webm)

>>1005946

>windows 7


 No.1005966

>>1005959

I must bring my Thinkpad to Stallman so He can do the honors


 No.1005977

File: 9fc01ece232ed5e⋯.jpg (3.51 MB, 3120x4160, 3:4, 20181207_133304.jpg)

File: 3b08a206c0d29a5⋯.jpg (3.17 MB, 4160x3120, 4:3, 20181207_133625_.jpg)


 No.1005979

>>1002669

open it up, wire a switch inline with the power cable to the wireless card, and have the switch come out the side. would actually be pretty easy


 No.1005991

>>1003377

>tfw t430

I don't mind the keyboard anyway either. It's not chiclet though, chiclet is different. these keys have the same or more travel than my t40. But I miss the click-clack feel of the t40, so I might replace my keyboard with the t420 one.

>>1005075

based


 No.1006004

in awe the size of this lad absolute unit


 No.1006152

File: f48fa1301822f9e⋯.jpg (2.79 MB, 4160x3120, 4:3, 20181207_221405.jpg)


 No.1006258

>>1002207

Opted for i3 on my T40 instead of xfce and it actually runs quick now. unfortunately my screen has a lot of vertical lines (RGB). I had fixed this before by putting foam inside the lid to push on the ribbon cable for the LCD, but I'm afraid it's dying again.

Can I use a heatgun to try to reflow the connections or something? I'd rather not have to get a new LCD panel, and if I can save another 4:3 panel from the landfill I'll have done something good in this world.


 No.1006308

>>1006258

Or just get a new screen, not too expensive.


 No.1006371

>>1005792

>Do you even know what a threat model is? Statistically my X200 laptop is more effective than any other laptop on the market (excluding ARM and weird processors) against state threats that do not have access to the machine.

Sounds interesting, please elaborate.


 No.1006392

File: 320a3183b1fdd26⋯.jpg (2.59 MB, 4160x3120, 4:3, 20181208_133146.jpg)


 No.1006458

Does the integrated Wacom digitizer work on the X200 tablet after flashing libreboot on it?


 No.1006473

File: d96a2807aeb48af⋯.jpg (738.9 KB, 2576x1936, 161:121, 20181209_001.jpg)

This hairy creature jumped on my P50 again.


 No.1006498

Hey guys. I bought a L440 for $70 but it came without ram or hard drive. I slapped 8gb (2x4gb) and 240gb ssd into it for a total of $150. Did I screw myself? Additionally, should I sell or keep it? Looking forward to suggestions.


 No.1006499

>>1006473

This type of hairy creature loves objects which emit warmth.


 No.1006519

>>1006499

I don't think a ThinkPad emits heat while in hibernate mode.


 No.1006520

>>1006498

Not too bad I guess.


 No.1006652

File: b37647c9edfedea⋯.jpg (292.14 KB, 1200x1600, 3:4, s-l1600.jpg)

Fucking kill me, I won a auction for a M34.

CF-M34CGFZKM: Pentium M 1.0 GHz, 11B WLAN, 40GB HDD, 256MB RAM, no WWAN, Windows XP Pro.

Paid way too much but you don't see a M34 every day, let alone a Mk7!


 No.1006653

Oh, and my M6500 fixed itself, it no longer has amnesia and retains it's BIOS settings.


 No.1006654

>>1006653

Premature celebration, it's lost it's settings again. FUCK!


 No.1006665

>>1006519

>it detects the minute amounts of heat emitted by the IME still running even in hibernate mode


 No.1006812

>>1006458

Most likely if it's just a usb device internally.


 No.1006977

File: 33216944a0bc0fd⋯.jpg (712.16 KB, 1600x2408, 200:301, DSC00137.JPG)

File: 71a23f91392c19f⋯.jpg (252.59 KB, 1920x1200, 8:5, DSC00141.JPG)

my ThinkPad Burger!

>Tablet8 ( Win8 pro )

>X60 tabletPC ( XP )

>600X ( 2000 pro)

>T60 ( Gentoo, XP 64 )

>T61p ( LinuxMint, Win7 pro )

>W520 ( cloned the T61p, with OS/Programs on a SSD.)


 No.1007003

>>1002872

If you have no Wifi, then neither should your neighbors.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYeQvMEtyBs


 No.1007004

>>1006258

I've had a pretty decent amount of success just using contact cleaner on the contacts, and then using gorilla glue brand duct tape on the connector ribbon. https://www.amazon.com/Gorilla-Tape-Mini-Travel-Black/dp/B01M2AAGTZ/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1544446126&sr=8-8&keywords=gorilla+tape


 No.1007016

>>1007003

holy shit based

i was thinking of using one of these to fake a wifi hotpot named xfinitywifi or something but this completely BTFO's that idea


 No.1007069

I have just bought a thinkpad through ebay, with my personal credit card info.

Have I fucked up?

What are the chance the hardware is fucked? I wanted to buy one from craiglist in cash, but I don't find any where I live...


 No.1007078

>>1007003

Is there a less radical thing that can be done with a stranger wifi signal that was cranked up to 11 by some careless asshole?


 No.1007079

File: 950836bed4fdff1⋯.jpg (1.19 MB, 4000x3000, 4:3, 100_1480.JPG)

>>1007078

You can look into the hashcat and aircrack-ng suite of tools.


 No.1007160

File: 078343911587b2b⋯.jpg (1.18 MB, 2560x1300, 128:65, DSC08132e.jpg)

>>1007079

oh that hinge... I had the same issue at some point with my T61p, but I fixed it anyways, I've been impressed how easy it was to find spare parts for it. Same for keyboards and everything. That's what makes the real value of a machine.


 No.1007214

File: 6cedc9feacdfa5d⋯.jpg (279.44 KB, 1280x1280, 1:1, thinkstation s30.jpg)

Hey guys I want to use an old Thinkstation as a solid workhorse/gaming PC. Needs to handle 3D modelling/CAD/video editing/audio production/heavy simulator gameplay.What models should I look into, and what specs? I would think at least 3+ ghz and a dedicated graphics card. Also what kind of price range should I expect? I don't mind buying refurbished


 No.1007225

>>1007160

Is the hinge on the thinkpad tablet models any less sturdy than the standard ones? Do I need to take extra care when manipulating it?


 No.1007322

>>1007214

You're probably better-off buying an old case, gutting it, and building a sleeper.


 No.1007384

>>1007225

My x60t is just a bit more tough as my previous Toshiba Tecra M7, not too wobbly, good mechanics. But let's stay in the real, that's not pure steel, it's cheap magnesium alloy. But those I found as a replacement for the T61p (almost like your w500 but dualcore) seems a bit more solid. well, it's still a ten years old machine. it has traveled a while with me across the world.


 No.1007883

File: 7dac446621d8dba⋯.png (359.76 KB, 680x844, 170:211, you know I had to lou it t….png)

>>1002680

I know this is autistic but I would like to clarify for people - Lenovo completed their takeover right after Pentium M. Their first laptop they designed themselves was the X41 Tablet. Lenovo retained the rights for the IBM logo until around the T61/X61 - which is why you can sometimes find them with IBM stickers and without. If you want a "true" IBM ThinkPad you will be using an antiquated single core and graphics that basically make it a glorified typewriter that has no battery life, or a "classic gaming" machine. (And going back playing games with loading times that were several minutes long on Pentium III's just for retro cred is a bunch of shit.)

Lenovo got rid of the keyboard (which can usually be modded back in) with Ivy Bridge, and got rid of the sturdy style and chassis with Haswell. Don't fret about getting an X220 or something, they are just as sturdy as ThinkPads ever were.


 No.1007885

>>1005752

Brave man. I hope you get it working. But don't try too hard, because I have tried to buy broken laptops and ended up spending way more than what they were worth trying to fix them.


 No.1008417

Is it possible to upgrade the CPU on the x60? I've read it's soldered to the board in the x60s. I want to get a x60T but most of them only have core duo's.


 No.1008466

>>1008417

X-series ThinkPads always had soldered CPUs.


 No.1008468

>>1008466

That sucks. Guess I'll just have to wait until I find a core 2 duo x60T or a reasonably priced librebooted x200T.


 No.1008469

>>1007883

It's a shame that X220 is starting to get dated, no matter how much you can upgrade it. What's the best, most recent Thinkpad for when it inevitably kicks the bucket?


 No.1008473

>>1008469

>It's a shame that X220 is starting to get dated

How so? Even my pentium 4 inspiron 5100 feels like a fine functional computer with 1g of ram. The only problem with it is the weight. It's an adequate shit-posting machine and I can even play third strike on it.


 No.1010432

M34 came in the mail early, USB port is effed but it seems to work fine otherwise. Even has a rebuilt battery from BatteryRefill!


 No.1010434

>>1010432

This thing is miniscule though, at least 20% smaller than my CF-19. Need to fuck around with hdparm and BAR-Edit to get that sweet UDMA5 working.


 No.1010600

>>1005966

Richard Stallman admitted he doesn't know how to install an operating system. He has his lackeys do that for him. Stallman isn't a programmer anymore, and he hasn't been one for decades. He's a spokesman for GNU, the FSF, and communism.

>>>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umQL37AC_YM

>>>https://invidio.us/watch?v=umQL37AC_YM


 No.1010610

>>1010600

I meant have him take the sticker off


 No.1010755

Went to some second hand shop and I came back with a SATA DVD burner, a Linksys 11N WLAN card, and a ThinkPad charger attached to a ThinkPad R51 in quite nice condition, all for the low price of 10 eurobucks.

Done some stuff to the M34 too, replaced the CMOS battery (Dell batteries fit almost perfectly, wire is slightly too short for a perfect fit) and I installed my dead X32p's 2200BG WLAN card in it, which for some reason works fine even though it has a IBM FRU on it.


 No.1010757

is this what you guys do? just circlejerk and take pictures that nobody "upboats"?

jesus christ you guys are pathetic


 No.1010787

Lost my x200 at the PHX airport. Dumb indian wouldn't give it back to me because I didn't know the serial number, even though I was probably the only one calling about an x200. Didn't do full disk encryption. I'm hoping the airport people are too dumb to use dwm and don't snoop through my files.

I miss that thing. I got it for $60 bucks too. She was my baby.

F


 No.1010788

>>1010757

👍

>>1010787

>Dumb indian wouldn't give it back to me because I didn't know the serial number

Good to know, though wouldn't being able to login be a good indicator of ownership? Or could you not even get to that point?


 No.1010790

>>1010788

he claimed the battery died so they couldn't log in


 No.1010793

>>1010790

On further thought, frontline ballsack gropers won't do shit for you (because they don't feel like it but also often times because they aren't allowed to). This is one of the few situations where going "I'd like to speak to your manager" is the proper line of behavior. Now, don't ask for any ol' manager; you specifically ask for the Transportation Security Officer™. That's the getting-shit-done guy. If that situation was recent, you could try giving him a call and they'll figure something out, maybe ship it out to you.


 No.1010798

>>1010793

>Transportation Security Officer™

I found that name while doing some searching online because I couldn't remember the job title but on further thought, maybe just escalate through management because a TSO just seems to be a ballsack groper. There's another role I'm thinking of but I can't think of the name right now.


 No.1010805

>>1010793

i did try the "give me a manager" trick but i didn't know about the TSO thing. i'll give it a try if i ever lose something again


 No.1011102

>>1010787

>actually letting a pajeet steal your computer

How low T can you possibly be? Jesus christ man


 No.1011108

>>1006652

So, how's the computer?


 No.1011130

>>1011108

Ridiculously small and surprisingly fast for a 1 GHz ULV Pentium, the SSD really makes a massive difference in day to day use, the R51 in >>1010755 feels much slower even though it has a faster CPU and a Radeon 7500 dGPU.


 No.1011131

>>1010755

Fixed the R51's touchpad, it ended up being a loose cable. Not that it matters because TrackPoint > touchpad.


 No.1011317

>>1011130

What can you do with it?


 No.1011472

Can these things survive a 10ft drop?


 No.1011488


 No.1011586

>>1011317

Shitpost on 8chan. if this thing had a WWAN module, I can shitpost everywhere


 No.1011756

Hey, how hard would it be with 100k to go to China, start making a laptop inspired by the Thinkpad and take some orders from people who really want a strong laptop?


 No.1012822

I received a T430s for Christmas, which while inferior to the T430 is still a lot beefier than my X200. Are there any recommended mods for this besides swapping out the chiclet keyboard? I'll keep an eye out for an i7 board as well since this has an i5 (and the chip is soldered in unlike the T430 ;_;) but overall I can't think of too many worthwhile changes.


 No.1012824

>>1012822

M14x panel swap or nitrocaster's FHD mod.


 No.1012965

God fucking damnit, I got screwed again. I bought a keyboard for my t410 on Amazon and the damn thing came broke. I tried to turn on the laptop after pushing the damn power key and it doesn't work. The connecting strip came folded almost like a fucking origami. FUCK.


 No.1013039

R51 sold, and I just bought a (extremely dirty!) Precision M6400.

Even has a working original battery!


 No.1013103

>>1010788

I mean, he is true, a lot of you guys ITT are posting pictures of your thinkpads and waiting for the replies which most likely don't come to your posts.


 No.1013118

>>1013103

Well duh, I guess that's the point of these threads: shitpost and circlejerk about ThinkPads, Toughbooks and Latitudes/Precisions.

Installed Vista on the M6400 and good god it's a clusterfuck driver wise, I can't use Dell Command Update to install all drivers in one go like I did on my M6500 with Win7.

Nuke it and install Win7 instead?


 No.1013174

Are any of these good for some little gaming? Pick me some good Thinkpad or Thinkstation. Thanks!


 No.1013186

>>1013118

lmao loser


 No.1013189

>>1013174

I have a P50, runs GTA V and BeamNG fine.


 No.1013512

Found an X230T (i5, 8GB, no storage) that's being sold for $180. Seems to be in good condition, only the drive cover's missing. Should I go for it, /tech/?


 No.1013679

Does dell still offer ME-inoperable toughbooks?

Have any of you seen enel pre-debotnetted cf-19 irl?


 No.1013723

File: 78f754e578d838a⋯.png (10.61 KB, 888x84, 74:7, 0JVJUhG.png)

>>1013679

Yes and no. Picrel is when I looked up the configurator for the Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme, it translates to "ME disabled' basically.


 No.1013724

>>1013679

Or just nuke the ME like Karl did on his 19 Mk6: https://archive.is/VKHTL


 No.1013725

Went to my local computer dude and helped him test a Precision M6500 he took apart years ago, ended up working fine, only had a BIOS password that was easily removed.


 No.1013822

>>1005308

>>1005294

Mind sharing the wallpaper on the thinkpad?


 No.1013825

File: dfd33c886a18c2e⋯.png (10.69 KB, 300x250, 6:5, e47a14d74a9751642c6f92172f….png)

Does anyone know (or know where I can find) anything about motherboard revisions? I'm looking at upgrading to an i7 board for a T430s, I can get two for the exact same price, one is revision 04X3675, the other 04X3679. I've not been able to find any information on differences between these and the Lenovo parts lookup utility doesn't recognize the numbers above. My uneducated guess would be that I should go for the 04X3679 as it's likely newer and maybe had some issues resolved or something. Though at the same time it could have been made worse or the numbers correspond to different features, etc.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


 No.1013929

>be me

>win bid: toughbook cf-31 on eBay

>few days go by

>all seems good

>3 days later the purchase page disappears and the seller no longer has other items for sale

>starting to feel like I got scammed

They tell you to wait 7 days before reporting it. That feel.


 No.1014430

>>1013929

Fuck him, just make a Paypal claim. I did that with my CF-19 GPS module and I got the money back after a while.


 No.1015182

>>1010434

UDMA5? How about UDMA6. I never knew you could do "hdparm -X udma6 /dev/sda"


 No.1015225

https://libreboot.org/docs/hardware/#list-of-supported-hardware

Is this the be-all end-all for Libreboot compatibility? I'm thinking about an X220.


 No.1015281

>>1015225

Libreboot a shit, use Coreboot on a T530 instead.


 No.1015313

>>1015281

B-but...blobs...


 No.1015327

How does the X1 Carbon stack up to the X230?


 No.1015796

tfw we use these panasonic machines at work almost daily.

im an aircraft engineer.


 No.1015851

Wew, my CF-M34 has a battery issue, there's parasitic battery drain while off and I have no idea where it's coming from.


 No.1016473

File: 282a004384d15d8⋯.jpg (24.21 KB, 711x399, 237:133, Panasonic-Toughbook-CF-30-….jpg)

File: fef370b7b2d167b⋯.jpg (34.15 KB, 500x388, 125:97, 20781583981_a8ee4a3730.jpg….jpg)

>>1014430

It's possible someone hacked that sellers ebay apparently. Wrote back to me saying he or she couldn't access their account for days, got a refund. Good news is, ordered a new one. These things seem to be pretty good. Only wish they weren't so expensive when you get em custom built in black on ebay. So I got one in basic grey. These look nice too. They also have a green one buy it's a diesel diagnostic tool.


 No.1016474

File: 3a3da81994552d1⋯.png (506.79 KB, 1440x1952, 45:61, Screenshot_2019-01-05-00-1….png)


 No.1016588

>>1016474

Painted Toughbooks are a scam, don't fall for it. There's a reason Panasonic uses special breathable paint because Magnesium needs it. Nevermind the fact:

>paying more than 500$ for a CF-31


 No.1016589

>>1015851

That said, I can run Deus Ex on high settings at 800x600 with 40 FPS, not what I expected with the hilariously shitty onboard GPU of this thing!


 No.1016590


 No.1016646

>>1016590

>500$ for a CF-19 Mk4

lololololol


 No.1016654

Has anybody tried the X230 Full HD mod? Is it worth it?


 No.1016704

Does anyone use the PC Card slot? What are the options for it?

Also I never realized how easy it was to change the screen on Thinkpads. I did a screen swap for one with a cracked screen and another that was just too damaged physically to fix and they basically just peel right off at the edges.

>>1003803

>>1005098

The original Farcry and Mafia actually run surprisingly smooth on integrated graphics.


 No.1016705

>>1015182

Isn't UDMA6 (i.e. ATA-133) only working with some Maxtor PATA HDDs? That's why other brand PATA/SATA HDDs work only in UDMA5 mode even if they theoretically support UDMA6?


 No.1016853

>>1016705

mSATA > IDE always has overhead. Off to run HD Tune on my M34.


 No.1016858

>>1016853

lol I lightened my Windows install so much it removed Paint. Anyways, transfer rate is horribly shitty with this SSD, average of 28MB/s according to HD Tune.


 No.1017418

Fuck yes, found someone selling very cheap RAM for my CF-19. Soon i'll have 16GB of 1866 RAM. which I can't run at 1866 because Panasonic


 No.1017652

>>1017418

Should be getting my RAM tomorrow. Also got my mSATA > IDE adapter in the mail for my M40.


 No.1017927

>>1017652

RAM came in the mail, working fine.


 No.1018680

>>1016588

Didn't buy one of course. I can smell overpriced garbage a mile away. But I did get me one of the plain ones. This thing runs sweet.


 No.1018681

>>1018680

adding, i wanna upgrade to an SSD but don't know what's best for a cf-31.

recommendations anyone?


 No.1018701

>>1018681

860 Evo 500GB


 No.1019007

>>1018701

got a cheap sandisk 120gb instead. not gonna be saving a lot of junk anyway. the 860 evo does look nicer though.


 No.1019130

>>1019007

Doesn't really matter much in the end, most Toughbooks are limited to SATA2/300MBps.


 No.1019132

>>1019130

>>1019130

Can't be upgraded to SATA3 somehow? Is that even possible? or would the entire system need an update? Doesn't seem significant to a certain extent, when looking at the data.

https://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/8142/~/difference-between-sata-i%2C-sata-ii-and-sata-iii


 No.1019133

>>1019132

i mean on the wrong port anyway.

huge difference otherwise.


 No.1019280

bump


 No.1019504

Gonna be stationed in japan for a while, how's nip's used toughbooks market in general?


 No.1019516

>>1019504

I think they prefer Fujitsu lifebook


 No.1019526

File: b6f6a8af458ad9d⋯.png (355.02 KB, 760x901, 760:901, amaneconfuse.png)

>x220 broke

>try every fix shop available

>same reason everytime

>"cant fix cause component replacement is hard to find"

living in third world is frustrating.


 No.1019530

>>1019132

Doesn't really matter.

Look up SSD benchmarks, even the recently released top tear don't break 1gbit with random queue depth 1 reads / writes, which is what you do on a day to day basis and is the most pronounced number that makes things "snappy". Barely any nvme SSD, with PCIe lanes up the ass breaks 100mb/s. Unless you edit videos...

The low latency is what matters, which SSDs serve on SATA2 just as well as on SATA3.


 No.1019531

>>1019530

*Unless you edit videos... it's not worth the hassle.


 No.1019532

>>1019526

Good luck, I've spend the last 5 months trying to fix my T410 and it's only recently that I've been able to get all that I needed.


 No.1019587

>>1019504

Japs love ThinkPads, you'll find a lot of Let's Notes if you insist on Panasonic.


 No.1019608

>>1019530

Just gonna focus on adding more ram and a wwan card i guess. As a backup really. Already have mobile so why bother I think(?) But once you get into the upgrade mindset, you want the shit to run peak performance.

These damn things should be EMP proof, then we'd be set. Some kid on youtube made an EMP shield for laptops, but realistically, you'd need a bunker to dodge a hit from a bomb. Would be sweet if someone designed the ultimate toughbook with high level shielding in mind.


 No.1019667

I like the thinkpad lines, especially the classic ones. However, the machines themselves run hot, to the point where I dont think these things will last long no matter how much I fix them up. My coolest thinkpad was a t410, but I'm wondering if there's any P4 and lower thinkpads that are nice and cool. I don't care about fan speeds, im an autist who stays mostly at home alone


 No.1019719

File: 30dd51bac476f03⋯.jpg (3.04 MB, 4160x3120, 4:3, 20190115_025143.jpg)


 No.1019721

>>1019608

>upgrade mindset

Fully understand that. After 4-core upgrade, spray painting and a 1920x1200 display I too have gotten thinking, that this can't be the end game for my T500...

>EMP proof

Unlikely that this will work, my guess that youtube video built a faraday cage.

An EMP is not shielded by a thin Faraday cage. Although there are many things considered an EMP, if it travels the air, no faraday cage (that is actually practical) is going to stop it.


 No.1019841

File: 32089086aa5e887⋯.jpg (482.61 KB, 2688x1512, 16:9, IMG_20190105_222027.jpg)

>>1019667

My T500 and W530 are cooler and quieter than my T410. I probably should replace the fan. Otherwise it just depends on the fan and thermal paste.


 No.1019844

>>1019841

ah, okay, so just generally, portable technology gets better some shitty p4/3/2/mmx thinkpad will always run hotter. I thought that the less of a power need would help with the heat in some refined releases, but I guess not. Thanks


 No.1019906

>>1019721

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7_IxEHdSIM

Commentary on the vid suggests a large enough bomb blast would go right through this.

>yeah yeah I know, youtube not webm


 No.1020053

>>1002871

I want to get a thinkpad but this part worries me. What I really want is something that I can fix for a long time to come, but if the parts aren't being made anymore then what's the point? Might as well just make a small desktop


 No.1020104

File: 0ca3311c5ecd6fd⋯.png (135.61 KB, 639x230, 639:230, memebooks.png)

John Deere doe...


 No.1020508

File: 330af2d50318c52⋯.jpg (606.83 KB, 2576x1936, 161:121, 20190117_001.jpg)

Just bought a Precision M4300, paid 30€ for it including a D-series dock and 90W charger. Even has a 32GB SSD and WUXGA display!


 No.1020520

>>1020508

Absolute trash. Are you a nig or something?


 No.1020523

>>1020508

Nice. That screen alone is worth it. People like >>1020520 will try to deride you because it's not `libre` or some Stallman nonsense. Remember, Stallman is a known thief and liar. He stole from Symbolics and he lied about MIT.


 No.1020592

File: f3b042e68b78836⋯.jpg (2.99 MB, 4160x3120, 4:3, 20190117_191402.jpg)

$80 worth of thinkpads


 No.1020618

>>1020592

Why do people trust the chinks but don't trust American companies?


 No.1020627

>>1020618

That's my question as well. All this paranoid talk about the government watching but they still continue to use their botnet machines. You can have your privacy if you stop using your botnets.


 No.1020707

>>1005083

>>1005081

Whats wrong with 4.20?


 No.1020708

Whats a good thinkpad for somebody starting college?


 No.1020717

>>1020707

Smeltdown patches.


 No.1020766

Unfucked my P50 and M4300 today, P50 needed a new SSD because I fucked up the original one in it (got a new one under warranty though, thanks Samsung!) and the M4300 needed a very thorough clean and repaste.

G86M 0734 GPU so it might die sooner or later sadly enough.


 No.1020793

>>1020766

Very obscure protip if you work with one of these machines: the Bluetooth module is a excellent thermal paste scraper, it doesn't scratch the copper. Found out myself after nearly fucking up the heatsink with a screwdriver and towel.


 No.1020799

>>1020793

>screwdriver

What were you thinking?


 No.1020800

>>1020799

Paste was very hard and mostly pushed out to the edges, ended up softening it with IPA and then using the BT card to clean it all up.


 No.1020845

>>1020708

t61, or if you want something recent, the P50


 No.1020874

>>1020800

If you do clean up paste often, you might invest in a putty knife. It won't bite into soft metals like copper / aluminum, but it still gets a fairly clean surface.


 No.1020881

>>1020845

Why not a X230?


 No.1020882

For people that claim to be so critical about everything regarding tech y'all better don't buy into the thermal grease meme. Just use industrial thermal grease, the silicon based one. (The white one) But buy it as industrial not specifically for computers. You can get it in big tubes that'll last you for decades for a pittance and I once worked for a company where we'd buy that stuff by the barrel. Computer thermal grease is a total ripoff business. That basic silicone stuff is more than good enough in pretty much all cases.

Then you only take a small drop (as small as about half a pea) in the middle of the IC you want to cool and then press on the heatsink. That will spread the grease even. The silicon based one also won't dry out that quickly as all the other cool xxxtreme 3d grame thermal shit they sell these days. if you have to spread it with some tool onto the IC you're already doing it wrong, and the meme diamond infused bullshit crap grease is also impossible to spread. That it has a higher viscosity and is difficult to spread I theorize is on purpose so it a) needs to be replaced more often because it dries out quicker b) will give wildly different results in cooling therefore making people believe the kind of grease actually matters. (It doesn't)


 No.1020906

>>1020881

>>1020708

Probably don't want to buy the older small thinkpads unless you want to be fucked for battery life and performance. Get a T430 or W520/30


 No.1020961

>>1020906

I have a T420 already and the battery life is decent. How much worse is the x230? What would you reccomend for a cheap small laptop?


 No.1020964

Get a T520 for real programming work


 No.1021110

File: b102dc64ef6f4f9⋯.jpg (1021.32 KB, 2576x1936, 161:121, 20190119_002.jpg)

One freshly repasted and reinstalled with the shittiest Windows version ever M4300. Still need to upgrade to a T9300 or T9500 but fuck paying 20$ or more for a 12 year old CPU.


 No.1021295

File: ebc858a50baa0ac⋯.jpg (1.05 MB, 2048x1152, 16:9, IMG_20181024_205056.jpg)

>>1020708

T410 got me through college. Only needed it for programming and note taking. Once I put in a i7 640M, then it became an excellent machine.


 No.1021298

>>1002821

I love your wallpaper, could you please share it?


 No.1021304

>>1021295

what game you are running?


 No.1021334

Has anyone had experience with recently released thinkpads? Specifically the 25th annversary edition. Are they just apple clones, not worth it?


 No.1021336

>>1021334

>Has anyone had experience with recently released thinkpads?

They are quality laptops with some models even having Canonical certification, just because they are made by Lenovo now doesn't mean they are crap (some of the cheaper ones are though, anything T series and up are good). The only thing wrong with them is the CPU and GPU can be a generation old with some models. In terms of being Apple clones not really since Lenovo is actually pretty good when it comes to replacement parts and warranties, if I remember correctly even liquid damage is covered under the warranty.


 No.1021340

>>1002595

>>1002207

>GPS module

for what purpose?


 No.1021341

>>1021340

Navigating and I love integrated options.


 No.1021346

>>1007322

> and building a sleeper.

quick rundown pls.


 No.1021348

>>1021341

could that be used to track you or is there a way to "secure" it?, also what other integrated options?


 No.1021350

>>1021348

Different anon, but from what I understand about GPS is that consumers have a receive-only radio, like normal radios in cars. They receive the time and position signals from satellites and then calculate the likely GPS position from them.

Don't ask me how the military gets it accurate to within an inch (maybe better) and consumers are accurate to within several feet (probably worse).


 No.1021351

>>1011756

possibly mildly successful, expect lots of spyware though or lack there of

also think how many normal faggots would use none

so while you could possibly build a top fucking pad don't expect a customer base much bigger than some autists from /tech/ and /g/

also be wary of those who glow, they will want to "make a deal" with you (by installing the aforementioned spyware)


 No.1021352

>>1021350

well that's quite comforting, any guess what models of thinkpad have them/are compatible with them?


 No.1021353

>>1013118

>not Win 98

>not Win 95

>not Win 2000

>not Win xp

>not Mac OS X

>wanting botnet this badly


 No.1021356

>>1019526

why not buy a dead x220, one of the cheaper ones that says "for parts"?


 No.1021358

>>1021352

Not entirely sure for internal cards. If you have an WWAN, some of them have GPS that you can read from. Looks like x250's have the option available.


 No.1021360

>>1019721

there was another thread, about solar flares iirc, they said that solar flares/emp work in a similar way to light, that is, if no "light" can get in then it should be adequate

realistically your best bet would be a grounded steel box with foam inserts to keep your stuff off the metal, and the seal should be one of continuous metal connection, so rubber gaskets would need to be recessed


 No.1021363

>>1021358

https://2kswiki.wordpress.com/2015/06/07/enabling-gps-on-thinkpads-with-the-sierra-wireless-em7345-ex-x250/

this seems to be information filled.

also could you give me a tl;dr of WWAN, like what it does and how it functions?


 No.1021364

>>1020053

just buy several of the same kind, that way if one shits the bed the others can scavenge off of it.

it's also the reason the spare parts market is dried up. that is, there are no parts, only bodies, and anons collect the bodies.


 No.1021365

>>1020627

>You can have your privacy if you stop using your botnets.

>you won't get food poisoning if you stop eating :^)

apples and oranges faggot.

we should be able to have our free speech unimpeded from the get go. we don't trust either of them because they are both out to fuck us, so if we want to continue to enjoy the things we do, then we have to take measures to litigate censoring tyrannical fucksticks who want to fuck with us.


 No.1021369

>>1021363

WWAN is a receiver for a mobile phone line to a mobile internet provider (Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, etc). So you don't have to go around wifi hopping. You can just get signal from a local tower, like a smartphone does, only your laptop is basically the smartphone. So you call Verizon, or whatever provider you want, and you add a number to your WWAN with a program on your laptop (usually you just provide you IMEI and they can give you service), said program is basically a phone line in your laptop. You PAY for the service, like you would your mobile phone. It's a good alternative if you're on the road for example, or you simply want a backup for your wifi and phone in case something knocks it out, like a disaster of some kind.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSzsag4efJA


 No.1021371

>>1021369

I assume there are ways to bypass paying?


 No.1021373

>>1021371

Don't ask me, mine is coming to me in the mail for the first time. kek

I'm upgrading my toughbook. I wouldn't try that anyway. However, surprisingly, I have seen some SIM cards getting scratched out on youtube, and people being able to get free unlimited service. What I haven't quite figured out yet is how to set up the SIM card, so I'm in the process myself tbh. But there again, I wouldn't recommend trying to hack free service, don't be cheap anon, might get you into some shit needlessly.


 No.1021374

>>1021363

like >>1021369 says, it's a cellular modem.

You can get stand alone GPS modules though including USB variants.


 No.1021380

>>1021373

okay so I found out, thanks to that video, that the SIM card slot is in the HDMI port of the toughbook. sweet.


 No.1021384

>>1021371

>I assume there are ways to bypass paying?

Are you fucking 12? It's just as easy as bypassing paying for your phone bill. Just have your parents pay for it, kid.


 No.1021386

>>1021384

no i'm just envisioning some l33t0 h4ck3r hacking the mega corps and using all of their shit for free

thats all..


 No.1021725

This is why forums can go fuck themselves: https://archive.is/Br5bs

>m-muh no politics!!11

>mod pls remove whatever bullshit that goes against my (((narrative))) from OPs post


 No.1021726

>>1021725

That aside, I bought myself a E-Dock for the big Precisions I have. Love how I never have to connect any cables anymore to the laptop itself.


 No.1021896

>>1021304

100% OJ


 No.1021949

Saw this thread, so everyone buys these think pad latops cause they are cheap? or customizable? which one should I get? I am looking for customization so I can upgrade it and durability. Which one should I get? Is there a specific year I should get? I do like the x220t cause it has tablet form but can I add a modern CPU? etc? Pretty new at this.


 No.1021950

>>1021949

>cheap

yes, even relative to similarly priced laptops, you get the bang for your buck

>customizable

yep, easy to clean too; good example is that I was able to upgrade my t42 to 2GB of ram

>durability and customization

like I said before, they're customizable, but I am unsure how much of it is true for the X-series. An anon more knowledgeable can comment for me on that. As for durability, the older ones like the t6n and t4n line is really good on that. I've never dropped mine own, and I think there's some sort of case for the ibm thinkpads


 No.1022031

>>1021356

Most of the old thinkpad are from chinkpore, bit expensive sending it to here, and also I do search and found only one store selling broken thinkpads but all of it is a new model.

Anyway just bought cheap x230, probably gonna replace the keyboard with x220.


 No.1022090

File: 5bb3b4be9664228⋯.png (1.39 MB, 1320x1000, 33:25, Untitled.png)


 No.1022111

File: afb3931c8f988bc⋯.jpg (56.57 KB, 1024x768, 4:3, $_86.JPG)

Help, I just bought a M6700 for only 200 eurobucks. BOL model with no interesting specs outside of a SSD however.


 No.1022127

>>1022111

Checked+IBM is coming over tomorrow again, this time i'm having my P50's lid replaced because it isn't fitting correctly and it triggers my autism slightly my warranty is up in less than 50 days.


 No.1022128

>>1021949

it really doesn't matter, but here are a couple of tips

-any cpu less than 2ghz is antiquated and too slow for most purposes

-small screens are a shit

-depending on how much ram you want/single or dual channel, you can anywhere between 15 to 40 dollars

-many have shitty batteries that can't hold a charge, consider investing in a new battery

-get one that doesn't have cooling issues, overheating all the time will not only burn your thighs and cock, it will also burn out the hardware much faster as well.

-get a regular/full sized one, slim/thin or mini laptops are a shit


 No.1022356

Is it normal to get bootleg Thinkpad parts from Ebay? I ordered a T420 keyboard to fit into my T430S, the one that arrived has numerous cosmetic irregularities that make it obvious that it's a bootleg, on top of having various cosmetic flaws and a keyboard that feels like shit to type on.


 No.1022424

>>1022127

IBM came and it ended up being the screen bezel, not the back cover.

Backordered so a tech will return in the next few days.


 No.1022474

File: dd6c080c7c5ec96⋯.jpg (951.48 KB, 2048x1152, 16:9, IMG_20190122_151838.jpg)

>>1021896

Speaking of 100% OJ


 No.1022533


 No.1022797

File: 3c193656494fd4b⋯.jpg (245.45 KB, 1024x768, 4:3, scaryrika.jpg)

It's my third week as a trainee and I already witnessed something awful. Around 3000 kilos of IT equipment and over 40 ThinkPads thrown to trash.

I'm shocked.


 No.1023055

>>1022424

Tech came again, this time with a new bezel. Still not 100% level with the back cover but it'll do.

>tfw Lelnopo fucked up the tolerances on their ThinkPad this badly


 No.1023056

>>1022797

Did you do some dumpster diving?


 No.1023072

>>1022797

Why didn't you take 'em? Just larp that you have a friend who extracts gold off them,


 No.1023076

Fuck me. Anyone have a thinkpad from around 2004 with the 2915ABG card. I cannot seem to get it to work with ANY linux. The driver has been in since 2.6, and i double checked my kernel make config. Anyone know the problem? On debian distros it just says it cant connect to an ap, on alpine it doesnt appear at all, and on gentoo it doesnt seem to connect


 No.1023147

File: 1ae04e606e00e93⋯.jpg (80.85 KB, 1280x960, 4:3, x220.jpg)

Bought another X220 today in almost flawless condition.

>i7, IPS Panel, 8GB, 256GB Samsung SSD Pro, 9cell bat, docking station, Wangblows 10 (already dd'd that shit)

It was 200 bucks, pretty good considering im in one of the most expensive yuropoor countries. Installing NixOS on it right now.


 No.1023157

>>1023147

Where did you buy it, if I may ask?


 No.1023179

>>1023157

Switzerland, second hand from some guy online.


 No.1023232

Fucking kill me, this M6700 I bought is in terrible condition. Then again, that's why it was so cheap.


 No.1023321

File: 84ad612860b489d⋯.jpg (1.79 MB, 2448x3264, 3:4, 84ad612860b489d55679c6eb10….jpg)

File: 51b8003ae953b30⋯.jpeg (1.12 MB, 4096x3072, 4:3, 51b8003ae953b302c80f7bb2c….jpeg)


 No.1023326

T60 is the best thinkpad.


 No.1023383

>>1023326

Ok, but how long will they remain usable before either breaking, becoming way too slow for daily use, or not being able to support modern software anymore?


 No.1023389

>>1020874

There hasn't been any old paste residues which wouldn't go off easlily with a q-tip and rubbing alcohol.


 No.1023390

>buzzing noise in ultrabase audio out

wat do?


 No.1023408

Where do you get a new CMOS battery for a T60? All the offers seem to be used ones which are obviously pointless to buy as they might very well be in worse shape than your existing one.

Can you swap a fresh CR2032 battery yourself into that yellow wrap thingy? Do you need to solder to do that? Why didn't they just put a battery socket on the mobo?


 No.1023412

>>1023390

>not wanting to listen to the spirits of your machine talking to you

disgusting


 No.1023426

>>1023408

ebay.com


 No.1023427

I am ready to FUCKING KILL MYSELF.

>buy new keyboard for M6700

>still doesn't work

TAD was right, computers really went to shit when they started making them for niggers introduced planned obsolesence.


 No.1023428

>>1023326

Fuck no, 770Z with Pentium III 1 GHz swap or go home.


 No.1023430

>>1023426

It's either used ones or non-genuine ones (with probably a chink shit battery inside). How easy is it to just swap the battery while keeping the existing connector/cable/wrap? Is soldering needed?


 No.1023431

>>1023427

Shoulda bought a ThinkPad


 No.1023448

File: b81408c5c2c3da3⋯.jpg (2.38 MB, 3456x4608, 3:4, IMG_20190126_150241.jpg)

>>1023056

>>1023072

We got an order to clean the storage room as soon as possible and all of the data inside the ThinkPads needed to be destroyed, fastest way to do that was with hammer or drill.

Doing something like DBAN PXE would have taken too much time. (https://archive.is/5cBCJ https://archive.is/AxDlS)

I still got to take some cool stuff with me, here's a list.

>Three T410

>Three X201

>256GB and 180GB SSD

>Two Lenovo- and two IBM L17*** monitors (they looked cool and I'm planning to do a smart mirror project with Mycroft)

>Two Projectors

>Three 10/100 8-port switches

>Bunch of different kinds of ThinkPad docking stations

>ThinkPad replacement keyboards

>Big box of tech stuff

I will continue cleaning on Monday, hopefully I find more cool stuff.


 No.1023501

>>1023431

I was about to order a E485 for a family member but I decided to wait and see if I can get more than just 5% off.


 No.1023502

>>1023430

I use chinkshit batteries with my T2x's and they work fine even two years later.


 No.1023503

>>1023431

With that being said, ThinkPads are shit too.

t. P50 with crooked screen bezel because lol what the fuck are tolerances?


 No.1023518

>>1023502

What's wrong with replacing the battery with a quality one though?


 No.1023520

>>1023448

why not just take out the drives and destroy them instead of the whole thing


 No.1023521

>>1023518

it might be possible but some of them have controller chips that might not like it


 No.1023641

to the person who told me to download ubuntu. ty

so far, pretty good, easy.


 No.1023918

>>1023427

Sold my M6400 though with 20€ gross profit (added a charger and some Shitgate 120GB HDD I had laying around), let's hope I'll come across a nice M6700.


 No.1023931

>>1023448

>I still got to take some cool stuff with me, here's a list.

>Three T410

>Three X201

>256GB and 180GB SSD

>Two Lenovo- and two IBM L17*** monitors (they looked cool and I'm planning to do a smart mirror project with Mycroft)

>Two Projectors

>Three 10/100 8-port switches

>Bunch of different kinds of ThinkPad docking stations

>ThinkPad replacement keyboards

>Big box of tech stuff

You're going to do some serious ricing.


 No.1023940

>>1023521

Controller chips in CMOS batteries?


 No.1023990

File: adbd1ef743a6762⋯.jpg (3.67 MB, 4160x3120, 4:3, 20190127_155441.jpg)


 No.1024349

>>1023520

It was faster to just destroy them. I could have asked if it would have been alright to take couple of them, but I didn't want to bother my colleague. I'm already grateful that I got to take so much stuff with me.


 No.1025333

>>1023076

Making an update on this post. I installed OpenBSD, ran fw_update and it just werked


 No.1025732

File: d99594b3103b0bb⋯.jpeg (8.16 KB, 474x327, 158:109, th (1).jpeg)

whats the first thing to do once my thinkpad t61 comes in the mail?


 No.1025743

>>1025732

poast a screenfetch with anime girls on gentoo


 No.1025771

File: 3ada0e0233ed658⋯.png (355.7 KB, 572x380, 143:95, furby.png)

>toughbook cf-31

>finally receive sierra wireless mc7750 card

>remove bottom cover

>attempt to install

>both screws are almost welded on, they're so tight

>literally take a dremel tool to the screw (i kid you not)

>manage to remove one, but I break the screws base, while the other I just left broken

>install the wwan card anyway

kek

>download drivers

>drivers won't allow cf-31 toughbook to recognize wwan

>browse online, find out others had the same issue

>gotta configure the BIOS to activate the wwan capability

>gotta download a file to access said config option

>the download only works on 32bit windows

>running 64bit

It ain't over yet.


 No.1025794

>>1025771

Were the m.2 screws already in it? It sounds like someone used screws that were too big and torqued them in. If you couldn't get them out, I imagine that the torque was way up there, like 40 / 50 ft-lbs or so.

That sucks.

Hopefully it is still rugged enough against vibrations and drops though.


 No.1025907

>>1025794

crazy glued one of the screw bases back on later

my real problem now is knowing how to rewire this thing. i already found a compatible antenna circuit i can buy in the even this one failed completely. but I doubt it has, it's just a software issue, the wwan still sits nicely in it's place. i can even add padding in it just in case. I think I'll need to (((buy windows))) though... and give a little piece of my soul away, cuz I need it in 32bit to run it. may even work with windows xp i dunno yet..


 No.1025908

>>1025907

adding, it seems they don't even sell it anymore on the windows page.


 No.1025937

>>1025771

Post a screen of Device Manager.


 No.1025938

>>1025732

Upgrade to a T9300/9500/X9000, max out the RAM and install whatever OS you want.


 No.1025939

>>1025907

That said, you don't need to use the enable-wwan program, the 31 is factory ready for WWAN unless you bought one of those with a custom BIOS.


 No.1025940

Managed to overclock the 3820QM in my M6700 to 3.9 all core, not bad for 10 minutes of tinkering with GRUB and it's UEFI shell!


 No.1026086

>>1025743

hehe. maybe light anime like lain, sure.

>>1025938

no ssds right? anybody know of HDDs that are from good brands that aren't publicly backdoored?

and I was thinking the x9100 is kewl, but i would only need 1 extra gig of ram. the improvements wont be that drastic.


 No.1026087

>>1025940

wow! ive used that cdu. congrats


 No.1026239

>>1025937

device manager doesn't recognize it

it's a common issue specific to these after market cards. supposedly the panasonic ones are recognized immediately, these no.

so i have the data that updates the BIOS to gobi2000 standard, and apparently you have to access this .bat via DOS, which I'm also having issues with. Getting closer.


 No.1026300

>>1026239

adding: having trouble recognizing usb, however, this seems like it should run automatically, not as a bootusb. the files are .bat, .exe, not ISO.

How would I go about accessing the usb flash drive via DOS?

anybody?


 No.1026302

>>1025732

Flash Trannyboot.


 No.1026307

>>1026302

on a T61?


 No.1026309

Just bought a E585 (Ryzen) for a family member, how hard did I fuck up besides the WLAN card issues that thing has?


 No.1026340

>>1025771

Turns out I was wrong. It's a 16bit file designed for bios operation. The plot thickens. Still can't get it to run.


 No.1026434

>>1026340

my god what are you doing, post a screen of the main page in the BIOS.


 No.1026435

>>1026086

Just drop in a 860 Evo, unless you have state secrets or CP it doesn't matter.


 No.1026500

File: d2769cc1cbed67c⋯.png (103.47 KB, 637x599, 637:599, 1.png)

File: 7ee2a259820e560⋯.png (249.8 KB, 648x625, 648:625, 2.png)

File: ae82056c12ae339⋯.png (50.79 KB, 561x380, 561:380, 3.png)


 No.1026501

>>1026500

So I throw the contents on my usb flash drive, open DOS, get stuck there. Dunno if I need to script something or figure out a setting I'm unaware of. It simply does not load that "e" or "d" option, anywhere I can see.


 No.1026633

>>1026501

adding: also made a bootable DOS drive. Nothing.


 No.1026743

>>1026633

At this point, I think it's either a bios problem or a hardware or wiring problem. Because I can't access the usb via F12.


 No.1026750

File: 69a99fa746271a6⋯.jpg (82.58 KB, 1024x768, 4:3, 00000IMG_00000_BURST201806….jpg)

>>1026501

jesus fucking christ if you aren't baiting you really sure are a special kind of retarded. Make a screenshot of the BIOS, pic related.


 No.1026771

>>1026750

never mind.


 No.1026899

Can I upgrade the CPU in an X220i? And if so what's the best thing to put in there?


 No.1026990

>>1026899

Every X-series ThinkPad has soldered CPUs.


 No.1027027

>>1023931

>>1024349

>>1023448

any chance you'd be willing to part with an x201? my x220 got ded.


 No.1027328

>>1005294

Is the screen on the T480/T480s really as bad as everyone says, or is it just the usual consumer babby whine that only matters if you plan to watch Marvel movies on your laptop like a consumer pleb does.

Additionally, does anything speak for the T480 except the battery?


 No.1027329

>>1027328

Woops, misquote, I meant it as a general question.


 No.1028295

>>1027027

Sorry, I promised that everything I take will be for personal use only.

Although none of my colleagues would ever know if I would give something away, I still like to keep my promise when someone is so generous that they let me take expensive tech for free, even when the order was to get rid of everything.


 No.1029557

I'm trying to use a x230 with three monitors: the internal one and two external monitors (one DVI and one VGA). But if i try to enable more than two at once with xrandr, I get the message "Configure crtc 2 failed", unless I use small resolutions for the external monitors, like 800x600. I took a look at the xrandr source, but the only thing I learned is that the error came from the call to XRRSetCrtcConfig. So, can someone point me in the right direction? is there a log with more detailed information? (/var/log/Xorg.0.log does not helps) a debug/verbose option? should I try to debug the xorg server or the kernel? By the way, I am using Arch.


 No.1029564

>>1029557

I don't think the external monitors work like that. Wouldn't the DVI be sending the digital signal that the VGA would be sending the analog equivalent?


 No.1029599

>>1029564

There is no problem with that. If I enable only two monitors with xrandr everything is ok. For example, if I disable the internal monitor and enable both external monitors, I can see the image properly. It's like some resource is exhausted when I try to use three monitors at once.


 No.1029643

>>1029599

The HD4000 in the X230 can only drive 2 display heads. As far as I know this is a hard limit.


 No.1029644

Hey everyone, so I was looking at displays on ebay for my T500 and ran across this listing: https://www.ebay.com/itm/42T0574-Lenovo-T500-And-W500-15-4-Wuxga-LCD-Display/183286094263?hash=item2aacb3d9b7:g:RG0AAOSw-iZcNCEe:rk:1:pf:0

It says refurbished and it's 108 dollars. I usually see wuxga screens going for way more. Should I go for it or ignore it?

Thanks for any input.


 No.1029647

>>1029644

Confirm with the seller that it's exactly that FRU and not a compatible or equivalent part.


 No.1029650

>>1029644

OK, thank you. I have another question. I was reading the hardware manual and I noticed that the wsxga+ and wuxga screens list my model which is a 2242-33u, but only as ' 2242 CTO ', while the wxga screens, which I have, list my model completely as ' 2242 33x '. Does this mean my model only supports the wxga displays?


 No.1029775

RIP, my M6500 finally shit the bed, turned it on, locked up and started smelling burnt. Guess the mobo or GPU is fucked.


 No.1030137

>>1002875

Reminder that running non-free microcode is not more secure.


 No.1030147

>>1023390

Get a usb soundcard. Lots of built-in ports have noise.


 No.1030227

>>1012965

>got screwed again

I think you're just being retarded.

That's a flex PCB and can withstand folds but the problem is that you ordered an OLD keyboard that has likely gotten corrosion from long period of air exposure. All you'll have to do is just scrape off the non-shiny parts and you're good to go but too much or it'll come off. It's similar to those scratch-its that use lead that has immunity from interference and blocks x-ray while also acts as decent electric conductor at expense of poor durability.

Residual particles may still be in the port which likely if you pulled the flex board without releasing the lock or the old flex can be seen with missing lead/dark stuff. If there isn't anything you don't even had to buy a new keyboard in the first place. Just lightly scratch it until it is reflective.


 No.1030228

>>1030227

>origami

that flexible pcb thing is also know as origami board


 No.1030233

Bonus fact: Scratch its are poisonous and contain lead despite the claims. Just try to make electricity flow over it with a cig lighter (look up piezo electricity)


 No.1030831

Does the x200 have a functional msata port inside? When I try to search for information about it I'm mostly just getting stuff about the x220 having an msata. I want to run my OS off of it then probably buy a large HDD to store excess data on.


 No.1030834

>>1030831

I found an email thread confirming it doesn't. But I'm now reading about mSATA SSD to express card adapters. Does anyone have insight or experience on whether or not this works?


 No.1030839

>>1030831

>>1030834

Check for a maintenance manual if you want to service a Thinkpad:

https://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/43y6632_03.pdf

no mention of mSATA in the section of FRUs or elsewhere in the document, so no


 No.1030867

>>1030839

Yes I'm aware there isn't a dedicated mSATA slot in the computer. What I'm trying to figure out now is whether there's a way to get an mSATA SSD or really any kind of SSD to work with the Express Card slot. There are mSATA to Express Card adapters on ebay but I can't find a definitive answer as to whether or not they work as bootable drives on the x200.


 No.1030940

>>1003718

How is that T61 heatsink? Can you do the trick that involves putting a W500/T500 heatsink inside it?


 No.1031073

>>1030831

IIRC el-sahef or any of the madmen ThinkPad modders installed a mSATA slot in a X200, but I can't remember where I saw it.


 No.1031074


 No.1031192

File: f47a9c576dfe78e⋯.png (15.98 KB, 929x319, 929:319, 4RKAnCt.png)

Time to get HYPED! My E585 will be here very soon!


 No.1031670

What's the difference between the W, X, T and R models.

I just lost my ThinkPad. I think it was either a T400 or T410 with an i5. I paid like $150 two years ago with 4GB and and SSD. One bad thing was that there was only one screw holding the hard drive cover and it would always fall off. How bad did I screw myself anons by losing it?

What would something like that cost now? And what's the best think pad I can get for around $50?


 No.1031732

>>1031670

W = Workstation. Big, heavy, powerful, not great battery life. Designed to sit on a desk and be occasionally portable.

T = Terrific all rounders. Smaller than W series. Designed for working in all sorts of environments, and changing between them with ease. Tough, modular, quite moddable.

X = Most portable. Smaller than T, often lower power, lightweight devices. Excellent if you need something smaller, or portability is your biggest concern. Some of these also had the best battery life, due to lower power CPU and smaller screens.

R = Rarted. Do not use.

T400 is a solid machine, sorry for your loss anon. If IME matters to you, look at the coreboot/libreboot supported devices. If not, T480/X1C are excellent modern units.


 No.1031763

Thinkpad ultrabase series 3 for 7€, is this a good offer? Don't really need one but it would be a little more convenient with my home eGPU + monitor + keyboard + mouse build.


 No.1031814

>>1031763

Do it, the UltraBase is the best invention ever.


 No.1031825

>>1030147

It has nothing to do with the sound card. The built-in audio jack is fine, it's just the Ulrabase audio jack which is noisy.


 No.1031990

Finally, after nearly 2 months I got the RAM for my Precision M50 in the mail, goddamn Chinks really took their time to ship it.

Still need to find a C840 with a UltraSharp display and move the M50 guts to it, since the Precision's chassis and display is fucked six ways from sunday.


 No.1032459

File: 672a62bde79920c⋯.jpg (322.94 KB, 1600x1004, 400:251, 1480137079041.jpg)

Just bought an X200 Tablet

https://www.ebay.com/itm/283380664791

I bought it because I wanted a light tablet that could be flashed with libreboot via software.

It says the max amount of RAM it will take is 4GB, but I've been reading it can take up to 8GB. If so what RAM should I buy to get it up to 8GB, trying to do this on the cheap.


 No.1032550

>>1032459

what are you doing on it if you need that much ram? mine has the 4gb it came with and it has always been more than enough for me


 No.1032780

I LOVE BBC! (Big Black Computer)

- this post made by W530 gang


 No.1032939

>>1032459

I had 8GB running in mine for a while, but it was unstable with Libreboot. Would occasionally get corruption of the display. Went back to 4GB and no issues. Probably just a bad stick of RAM, but it can work.

Would tell you what is currently in it, but it seems `dmidecode` doesn't report it in Libreboot.


 No.1032942

Ive had an x220 as my only computer for 4 years and I’m hesitant to upgrade. If I bought a newer thinkpad model, what should I go for? T. Poor collegefag


 No.1032947

>>1032942

dont waste your money then


 No.1033080

God the more I use my M34 the more i'm starting to like it, the keyboard layout is so much better than the CF-19.


 No.1033109

File: 2805f67fd861df3⋯.jpg (3.67 MB, 3264x1836, 16:9, IMG_20190130_124910.jpg)

>>1032780

W530s with classic keyboards rule!!


 No.1033115

E585 coming soon lads, let's see how hard I fucked up buying a SMB ThinkPad.


 No.1033116

>>1026302

>>1026307

T/R/X61 don't have libreboot, and they never will have it because of binary blobs and that mentally ill fuck that runs libreboot.


 No.1033122

New thread: >>1033121


 No.1033208

>>1032550

I'm still migrating to Linux. My old T-420 had 8 GB of Ram an it was on the slow side. It was running Ubuntu 16 though. I figured I'd need 8GB for a snappy computer.


 No.1033593

>>1033208

get a ssd instead if you dont have it




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