[sf-lug] laptop upgrade recommendation

Alex Kleider a_kleider at yahoo.com
Tue Feb 2 13:06:21 PST 2010

Ever since I got it (on the advice of Asheesh,) probably about 2 years ago at least, my T42 has been displaying an image that looks exactly like what's depicted in the first image at 
but this is only for a few seconds when booting,
it's never been a problem, and 
there's no hint that the symptom is progressive. 
I confess to frequently lifting my T42 with one hand but will avoid doing so in the future.
Thanks, Asheesh.

--- On Tue, 2/2/10, Asheesh Laroia <asheesh at asheesh.org> wrote:

> From: Asheesh Laroia <asheesh at asheesh.org>
> Subject: Re: [sf-lug] laptop upgrade recommendation
> To: sf-lug at linuxmafia.com
> Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2010, 12:25 AM
> On Sun, 31 Jan 2010, Grant Bowman
> wrote:
> > Thanks for the suggestions.  I may see what Mike
> at Noisebridge can help me do with his magic soldering
> iron.  I did try an external monitor with identical
> results - black screen a few minutes after booting.
> Some T42 thoughts:
> If these are off-lease, they won't have this problem: http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Problem_with_garbled_screen
> and http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Problem_with_video_related_system_lockup_II
> But if they're used as portables, I'd be a bit afraid of
> chassis flex, which could have damaged the motherboard or
> its graphics chip connection. And to any new owner -- don't
> hold it with one hand. I'm not kidding. Always use two
> hands.
> T43s improved this issue.
> Also, forum.thinkpads.com is a great place to buy
> ThinkPads.
> -- Asheesh.
> -- You should emulate your heros, but don't carry it too
> far.  Especially
> if they are dead.
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