Thinkpad T30: Got this T30 free with purchase.

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Oct. 15, 2022, 1:48 a.m.

Got this T30 free with purchase. Worth restoring?

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Oct. 15, 2022, 1:48 a.m.

Any Thinkpad is worth restoring imo. Perhaps you could find a faulty unit on eBay and swap the screens.

Yea I'll have to keep an eye out for a good donor machine

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Oct. 15, 2022, 1:48 a.m.

Very nice 👍

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Oct. 15, 2022, 1:48 a.m.

My list. T21 t30 t42p t62p w530 w541 at work. I own a t42p w510 and w530. Had a t61p that I gave to a cousin.

Formerly: L40SX , 700C, 755CD, 760ED, 560, 570, 380, 600X, X20, X23, X31, X40, A20P, A31P, T41P, T42, T43, T60P, T61, T530, T520, T470s, T480, transnote, panasonic CF28 , CF29, CF19 mk2 , CF19 mk5 soon a panasonic CF-33 win 10

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Oct. 15, 2022, 1:48 a.m.

You could install windows 98se on it for some retro gaming.

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Oct. 15, 2022, 1:48 a.m.

Good candidate for a 1400x1050 screen swap!

Looked up the machine type in PSREF and this is actually a (ruined) 1400x1050 screen. 😭

Dang! At least swapping will be easy, I had to find a hard-to-find ribbon cable to go from 1024x768 to 1400x1050 when I did my swap

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Oct. 15, 2022, 1:48 a.m.

XP on it will be fine

Even has an XP sticker 😂

Saweet!!!

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Hermoso

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Oct. 15, 2022, 1:48 a.m.

I have a T30 still works fine using XP...

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Oct. 15, 2022, 1:48 a.m.

Yeah just replace the screen & update the software nothing the hardware.

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I hot one fir sale 15.5 " screen Windows 10 intel icore inside $300




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