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 Post subject: An R51 Thank You
PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:50 am 
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Location: RTP, North Carolina

With a little bit of generosity from a couple of guys, I am 1 keyboard away from building 4 R51's for donation. With the junk I already had, the junk they donated and $100.00 I was able to put together 4 machines: 40 gig HDD, at least 1.5 gig memory, G wireless, XP, Office, Avast and 1 hour batteries. Not too shabby. Not perfect machines by any stretch....but perfectly usable machines.

By the way, after a long line of T30/R40....the R51 is by far the biggest PITA to reassembly correctly!


I see in my son's eyes, each day, the wonders I have squandered fortunes to possess and have sought my entire lifetime to attain. jrr 09/2011

X30 x 2
X31 x 2
T30 (down to one, the rest donated)
Z61t (my NEW primary)
Z61m (wife's new daily driver)

 Post subject: Re: An R51 Thank You
PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 7:26 pm 
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Location: Santa Ana, CA
That's great to hear Ron, good luck with that :) .

I still have my R51, which I got back in 2004 and was my main computer from 2004-2008. I used it during my high school years ('04-'08) and never had any problems with it (with the exception of the Loose GPU issue, but that's another story). I dropped it quite a few times (at school) and always worked with no issues. Whomever receives these R51's will enjoy them. I think what you're doing is great.

ThinkPads: R51 (1836HAU), T41 (23737FU), 600 (264551U), T60 (2008VRQ), T500 (224255U)

I Love (all) ThinkPads...ThinkPad forever!

 Post subject: Re: An R51 Thank You
PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:41 pm 
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Posts: 135
Location: Atlanta/Barnesville, GA
Good work!

It is nice knowing that you are not only donating something needed, but you are giving something that is of sufficient quality to fill the need for a sustained time.

I've gotten some great deals on a few T60's that are helping to run a mission in Honduras I have worked with for some time. It is hard to appreciate the difference good technology can make until you struggle through with junk for a while.

Again, way to go Ron. I missed your post as well, but don't currently have a way to confirm if any of my T4/R4 era stuff is still working. And no keyboard of that era either - though I have an A22 one lying around, should a need arise. And an abundance of Toshiba Tecra M2/M3/M5 parts should that come up.


T420 (4236-BR7) Win 7
X201 (3626-GQ1) Win 7
X61 (7673-4NU) Win 7

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