Hi Thinkpad fans, how is it going?
I am new to the forum, but have been visiting it for a very long time, best out there really.
I recently bought a Thinkpad 710T with the idea to restore it and have one very special peace of computing history, so wanted to share with you my restoration process and numerous pictures I took while working on it. I know there are not too many sources that have any info about the Thinkpad 710T, even less pictures of the thing, so I was compelled to make this instructables.
The instructables are located at our restoration forum, which is a Bulgarian forum site, you are welcome to check them out and comment on them. The Thinkpad topics are in English, so you can read and comment on them.Disassembly of IBM Thinkpad 710TPrepare the IBM Thinkpad 710T battery for displayVisual restoration of the IBM Thinkpad 710T
A picture of the Thinkpad as I got it.
And the Thinkpad restored and working.
However after the Thinkpad was restored I came to a login screen, which I am not sure how to bypass to get to the OS. I know this is very old peace of computing history, so not sure if anyone could help me out, but worth a try as this forum has the most experienced Thinkpad collectors. Please have a look at these two pictures and give me a suggestion how to overcome this issue.
Thank you guys in advance