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BigWarpGuy
 July 20 2006 16:08 PM (Read 9843 times)  
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At the WarpStock Hersehy, I had won a notebook computer; an IBM Thinkpad A22m. It had a power port problem. One needed to solder something to it so the power cable would fit. I found a port replicator that works with it and use it to supply power/power the battery without having to open the Thinkpad. Smile Cool


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LewisR
 July 21 2006 09:28 AM  
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Glad you were able to fix it, Tom. Those power connectors are a regular issue for a number of (now) older ThinkPads.


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 August 06 2006 16:35 PM  
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Since it elevates the back of the notebook, it allows air to pass under the computer to help keep it cool. Hopefully to keep from what happened to the couple of Dell computers happening to my Thinkpad. Laughing Out Loud Cool


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 August 07 2006 07:23 AM  
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The T23's suffer from a real heat problem, which IMO is exacerbated by essentially a 700MHz Pentium III case design with a 1+ GHz CPU on it. They just don't duct the heat efficiently. The A series seems to hold up better (even the later A2x models). My T43 really cooks, and upgrading the drive to a 100GB Travelstar has made the palm rest actually uncomfortable, as the drive is located under the right side rest and there's simply not enough shielding between the drive bay and the top of the computer.

T60's now use SATA drives, but I haven't had the opportunity of running one long enough to determine whether lenovo has addressed this (nor have I had an opportunity to upgrade beyond the stock 60GB drive in the models I've set up recently).


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