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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:23 am 
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i'm thinking of getting/building myself an a31p and found this on ebay

http://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-THINKPAD-A3 ... 1c2058e2fe

is 169$ fair for this particular unit? what sort of upgrades can i do to it?


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:24 am 
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That's a little expensive considering how old the A31p is. You may be able to find a cheaper one. That one does look to be in good shape judging by the pictures though.

I bought a T40 on Ebay for less than 100 bucks earlier this week.

Might not be bad though, can't say for sure.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:27 am 
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You can do better.

If you want a *really nice* upgraded A31p, feel free to PM me...

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Abused daily: R60F, R500F, T43pSF, T60

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 4:13 pm 
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I just got my a31p for $14 mint condition needs hard drive and battery so you can do better


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 6:06 pm 
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thinkpad4life wrote:

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I just got my a31p for $14 mint condition needs hard drive and battery so you can do better


What was the caliber of the gun you had pointed at the seller? :jhem:

All jokes aside, that's a fabulous deal. If you've got more at that price, I'll take a hundred...

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George (your grouchy retired FlexView farmer)

Glorified typewriters collecting SSDI: A31p, T42p

Abused daily: R60F, R500F, T43pSF, T60

Project: T50


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 2:31 pm 
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"what sort of upgrades can i do to it?"

Don't get me started on that one....

- Install a 320GB PATA/IDE hard drive
- Max out the memory (2GB)
- Install a TPLINK Wireless N mini pci card (install the wireless antenna first if it doesn't have it, need to the 1802 Bios & Atheros Mod)
- Install a Ultrabay Multi Burner
- Install Bluetooth (need antenna, bezel, modem/bluetooth combo card and the right drivers)
- Install a flush PCMCIA USB 2.0 card (nothing sticking out)
- Install a PCMCIA memory card reader
- Get a SATA ultrabay hard drive caddy and install a second harddrive (I have had a 2nd SATA 640Gb in one of my A31p's)
- Upgrade the processor (up to 2.6Ghz P4-M)
- Get a docking station with build in power supply and another ultrabay (and PCI slot)
- Get a Ultraport camera for on top of the screen

Most of these parts you can pick up cheap on Ebay if you shop around..

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