Hipster as fuck edition.
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Help me /g/, what's a decent price for an x230? It'll be my first Thinkpad.
This thread again?
Alright, here's the one I found in a recycling dump.
I was dropping off shit to be recycled, saw the computer in the dumpster, grabbed it, pressed the button, and (as you can see) it works.
Thanks to whoever linked that ages ago on some thread.
>working on video
>desktop recorder saves in .avi
>sony vegas doesn't just not werks
>install codecs... nope
>install more bloat, nope
>get some free (as in free beer, not something with a keygen) program that changes files
>doesn't save the shit fully
Halfway done with the third eBay video, which is the 'did I do good, whats a good thinkpad price'
Should be uploaded before sunrise PST
probably not gonna be able to fall asleep, so I'll be working on the last vid and upload it hopefully by tomorrow by noon
but i've always been late with deadlines, family tradition
sorry /tpg/ I had failed.
>still need to edit pic related but well, a busy holiday
>speaker grill/bezel 8X the size of the speakers
I hate why they do that...
>bluetooth module on the bottom of lappy instead of next to the LCD inverter
>not disconnecting the modem, wasting those 2 minutes of battery life
>neato plastic over the ram
>heatpipe linking the CPU to GPU to warm it up faster
>unsure of that LCD ribbon cable at the bottom near left
Are there still drain holes? I cant tell.
>Hipster as fuck edition
>das keyboard 4
>implying I care about /g/-approval
>sorry /tpg/ I had failed.
>Always answering questions
>Giving useful advice
>Creating content for /tpg/
You've failed no one. Life before whatever you want to do for us man, take it easy.
Does yours originally come with Windows 8(.1)?
Go to Control Panel > Recovery > Create recovery drive.
Comes with anything else?
Use your drive/partition imager of choice. I use Clonezilla. Save the image to an external HDD or USB flash drive.
>gives hug, no hetro, only homo
Making the vid right now
Search eBay for X230
left of the screen scroll/look til you see completed or sold listings
Check sold listings first, see the general sold price for em
Sometimes shipping isn't on there, so add $20 or so depending on your tax rate
Also sometimes the completed listings are not sold, so the seller will relist it
Might nab a cheaper buy it now X230 than an auction model because a lot of people search for auctions and jack up the price that is ending
if they search for low price, they'll end up with auctions that are barely starting and at low/below reserve price, so the cheap buy it nows are not shown up
I kick myself for not buying a T420s for under $240
Buy a used motherboard, thats how you upgrade, they are decent price, resell your motherboard afterward
just show photos of the bios, FRU and a big disclamer that its the mobo with the bios shown for reference before it was disassembled
Buy a junk X60 if you are afraid of messing up your precious X220, you should only need a precision philips screwdriver and some thermal paste
Is $100 for a T61 a good deal?
I'm mostly getting it for basic stuff, but will a T61 be able to run TF2 at least somewhat decently?
Pic related, it's the laptop on Craigslist.
Well, I'm hoping it has the Nvidia chip, or the higher resolution screen. I emailed the seller asking for more info.
I'm hoping I can talk the seller down to maybe $50 since it's quite an old laptop.
You gotta be careful with the Nvidia T61 if you're getting one. As soon as you get it, apply a fresh bit of thermal paste and clean the fan/heatsink to keep it running as cool as possible.
That series of Nvidia chips was made like shit and develops micro-cracks when subject to temperature cycles, reballing/reflowing does not fix it because the problem isn't in the BGA solder balls. Once it gets bad enough it will stop working altogether. I had a Dell XPS M1530 with the affected Nvidia chip and it lasted 7 years of medium-heavy usage before biting the dust.
>designed to last 10+ years
>gets resold for 90 easily off of ebay fully working
>mfw some idiot was selling a ThinkPad 600 with shitty ass stickers and unknown working condition for $40
>send them a message saying I'll buy it for $20
>they reply, "Nope, I'll take 40 thanks"
I bet he has a rusted Nova as well being listed for a "fun project car worth $100,000"
Reposting from last thread. 755C I got for free. Reminder that they don't make keyboards like this anymore.
>be me, 22
>move to a sharing apartement with a friend from my work
>landlord comes one day and talks to me about chaning our internet provider
>"yeah, sure. let me get my laptop and see what is avaible"
>comes with my x201
>"anon, you too are using a thinkpad?"
>landlord is an architect, he uses thinkpad for his work
>so do I, a developer
>those indicator lights
>sliding contrast and brightness
>thinkpad feet to raise the keyboard
>LCD lid latch also doubles to open up the laptop for service
The 755CE is still DOA, 365XD is working but its slightly thicker base makes it a bit awkward typing
Feels great while typing, will fix the 755 one day
Yeah man. I hate lowballers like you.
I'm selling a Phenom 740BE (+heatsink) and a mid-end Gigabyte motherboard combo for $70.
I got stingy motherfuckers asking to pay $40.
Get the fuck out. I just look at their text, laugh, and put down my phone.
>tfw no ThinkPad 220, my holy grail ThinkPad
I swear, if you get one before me, I'm going to fly straight to America and steal it from you.
How reliable is the w510? Discrete graphics always scare me because of the added heat, especially Nvidia.
Sorry to say this but, even if it has a dead battery, it can be worth $100 if it comes with a cord
>but I don't see why someone would pay that much for a laptop so old
That model is neat as hell, but I'll probably won't ever get one unless I learn mandarin chinese, or will get raped by shipping fees.
That and the 550BJ would be neat japanese models
I got lucky on the 235, I think I paid $70 for it, one speaker doesnt work though, gets kinda hot in the bottom.
I am afraid to tear it open, the HMM is in japanese.
W510 has had some throttling issues and some overheating ones, but luckily there are some workarounds for that
Those nVidia chips wear out over time even if you don't put them under much load. The heat/power cycles alone will crack the substrate. Do NOT buy a T61p. I had one before.
How'd I do? Got it for $150
T500 + Dock + Working Battery (4hrs on intel graphics, 2.5hrs on ATI graphics)
Should I re-apply some thermal paste?
Those temps seem normal, I'd not bother with thermal paste myself but some of the guys here replace it as soon as they get a new machine.
That price IMO isn't too bad, the dock adds value and is pretty nice if you plan on using it as a desktop replacement machine when at home.
Yeah I'm using it as my secondary machine.
I got an i7 920 pc that I use mainly for some gaming.
I'm going to use this thinkpad for everything else, maybe even some light gaming (older games like GTA3, SA, Red Faction 1 and 2, etc).
The only way i could get them is from Germany and they don't go for US prices there. A T420 with nvidia graphics goes for 310 euroshekels and the T410 costs 100 less.
T410 i can afford as is and for the T420 id have to make some arrangements.
>9 cell with 5 hours battery life
>free docking station
madre de dios wat do
Sometimes I wonder what the battery life would've been like in the old days when they were still fresh - especially running on AA batteries. The twbook lists figures like 3-10 hours on various models
>shitty 2nd gen ulv c2d
>x3100, tip kok
>no usb 3.0
>no pressure sensitivity
>no msata port
>no lte+gps modules
>shitty battery life
yes, masterrace for sure
Are the chink batteries on eBay good enough?
The OEM batteries are more expensive than I bought the laptop for
This one is really genuine right? It has the lenovo logo, so I assume it should be, if the seller is being honest of course.
Make recovery media and they will reinstall the recovery partition too. I prefer a clean install from a Digital River .iso then downloading any drivers from Lenovo so I avoid the bloatware.
hi guys i just woke up today and turned on my x220 and it just keeps making this high pitched spinning noise, it goes away for about 3 seconds sometimes and when i close the lid. anyone know what this problem is?
>Maintenance manuals available for every model since the 90's
>Detailed instructions on every error code
>Detailed instructions on how to disassemble every single part
>Part names and references for every removable part for easy part purchase and replacement
>One of the selling points is the ease of self repair
>The only things required is two hands and a few screw drivers
Well, I have a problem with you buddy.
The ThinkPads are off, let's go outside, but I'll let my mom know I'll be out for a quick minute to handle you...
*nods sternly at your directions*
I'll make sure you understand X61 mastard race.
Ya know how they say "Some just like to play the game"
As in being a womanizer, just getting your Trackpoints off.
Id wager prices range from $110-180 depending on specs/condition/OS
I'd get the W500 over the T500 unless you want integrated graphics.
Same footprint and it can have the same specs other than the FireGL 5700 GPU comes standard.
WSXGA+ panels are beautiful for not being IPS. I've yet to see a 15.4" WUXGA panel yet.
Some work, but the one on my W700ds just dies intermittently, also I think the unit I got on my A31p ended up being a did after 5 months.
But I've had decent X61 knockoffs and T6x ones.
Newegg had a sale last year around this time for Lenovo refurbished ones. Best $22 I've ever spent, wish I had more, they went up to $70.
Keycool 84 I believe, its decent, I like the blacks.
Sure, I haven't had soft dome in awhile. (;
Welcome to the wonderful world of Wacom tablets, those don't like edges.
Even under load, this fan should be quite silent.
I had a fan problem on my X230T recently, wrote a script so that I could switch it off at will, but it's never a long-term solution. Take the fan off and put some WD-40 in its insides. It's now good as new.
But just for curiosity, the interface to control the fan on Linux is /proc/acpi/ibm/fan
On (many) x2XXt models the edge detection can be off in the corners. This usually can't be fixed with calibration because it feels like the input detection has been 'tilted'. When you calibrate for the screen, the top left and bottom right corners will be dead centre but the bottom left and top right will be off by a little.
The only solution is to off calibrate it, so that all sides are equally off centre by a slight amount.
Happy new year, /thinkpadmasterrace/
I think this year is finally going to mark the end of ThinkPads being considered as viable budget computers. Microsoft is going to push hard for $100 tablets with Windows 8.1, and Google will go all out on Chromebooks with Chrome OS throughout this year. These devices will all be suitable for light computer use for hours, if not days on end (per charge), and won't cost more than $200-$250 a piece. I think, then, that desktops will be making a comeback as most people's main computers, and then the new cheap, lightweight tablets/laptops will be the portable computing devices -- not even considereing smartphones yet.
What do you think /g/?
Yes, it's easy as fuck. Takes less than five minutes.
Depends on the deal T60s can only see 3GB of RAM by the way.
With shit keyboards and screens, also even shittier performance than ULV Thinkpads.
Actually they aren't out yet, but they will be later this year. What we have now are $150 8-inch Windows tablets. And apart from the small panels, they actually have usable, high-res screens. I had one a couple months ago, it used a 1280x800 touchscreen with 10pt multitouch. I had to buy a $5 keyboard case to actually make it a "portable computer" because otherwise it was just an Internet browsing devices. But it worked. It had a Z3735 Atom chip in it, for what it's worth.
Right now, I'm posting from a Chromebook with a shitty Exynos processor. But I love it for the battery life. And the Intel-based counterparts perform way better overall.
I love my ThinkPad, but it's getting to a point where it's just impractical to keep investing in it anymore. I mean, the whole reason why I bought this Chromebook was because a new 6-cell battery cost more than the Chromebook AND cost more than the ThinkPad itself.
Are there any think pad or Lenovo stuff that can compare to sony's vaio duo 13? Looking to buy that one but I'd rather consider other newer brands first. I'm planning to do everything from digital drawing to running VMs to office work and in between with at least 6 hours battery life. Or maybe there's really nothing similar anywhere else?
As an X61s owner....
I'm gonna agree with this dude. Its pretty shit. although the one thing going for it is its keyboard oh god damn its the perfect size and it feels so fucking good.
Well, I don't actually take my Thinkpad out of my house very often and when I do, I always have easy access to a power outlet, so battery life isn't an issue. I've got 3-4 hours on my ancient 8-cell.
Batteries are pretty cheap here in Brazil. I could get a new 8-cell for 150 BRL (around 60 dollars). Plus new tech here is ridiculously expensive due taxes.
I got my T420 fully loaded with everything I needed for $250. 320GB HD, 4GB RAM, and I even got hooked up with the Nvidia version. The only think I needed to add myself was the webcam.
Gotta look in the right place, anon.
I bought this one, looks like the seller doesn't have any more, though.
>8GB of RAM
I purchased a separate SSD as well. My only concern is going to be the screen resolution, although I'm willing to purchase the higher-res panel and replace if 1366x768 starts to bug me too much.
Buy a used, low charge cycle, genuine lenovo battery from eBay. There are some sellers that show charged/designed capacity specs. You can get one that's 80-90% for the same price as a chinkshit knock-off and you know it wont die in 6 months.
Or if you're an ecigfag, buy a cheap battery anyway and harvest the 18650 cells when the charge circuitry in the batt dies.
I use mine as a desktop replacement in my room.
Have a dock and everything with it (T500).
The battery that came with it still holds a decent 4 hour charge (when I switch to the intel integrated graphics).
I almost bought a chromebook or tablet at $150.
But I get more use out of the thinkpad. More powerful machine. Plus I already have a LG G7 Tablet that gets the job done as an e-book reader and portable netflix machine.
Adapter: ISA adapter
Core 0: +39.0°C (high = +105.0°C, crit = +105.0°C)
Core 1: +36.0°C (high = +105.0°C, crit = +105.0°C)
Adapter: ISA adapter
fan1: 3496 RPM
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