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2.26 GHz T43P IBM Thinkpad Laptop Computer w/320GB SATA Hard Drive. Very Clean
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Seller refurbished

Laptop is near mint and is 100-% Tested. SATA mod upgrade has been installed on the motherboard.

19 Feb, 2014 05:37:59 GMT
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US $161.00
Approximately £111.15(including postage)
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Condition: Seller refurbished : Split the cost with friends
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Seller notes: Laptop is near mint and is 100-% Tested. SATA mod upgrade has been installed on the motherboard.
Type: Notebook Screen Size: 15"
Brand: IBM Processor Speed: 2.26 GHz
Product Line: ThinkPad Graphics Processing Type: Dedicated Graphics
Model: T43P SATA Memory: 2 GB DDR2
Operating System: Windows Vista & Windows 8.1 Hard Drive Capacity: 320 GB

Up for auction is a 2.26-Ghz T43P IBM Thinkpad Laptop Computer. with a mounted high performance 320GB Seagate SATA Hard Drive.Laptop motherboard has been SATA Modified to facilitate direct install of standard 2.5-in SATA Hard Drives(see additional details below). Laptop is very clean, near mint overall, and is fully upgraded::includes 2GB DDR2 RAM, DVDRW Drive, FireGL V3200 Graphics(facilitates full aero compliance for Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8) and a very clean 15-in UXGA LCD Display(1600x1200).The high performance SATA drive puts this T43P a few steps ahead of a standard T43P Thinkpad::makes for much faster boot times for Windows(all versions) and facilitates excellent performance in Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. A clean install of Windows Vista Business is included for auction win. Laptop ships in Dual Boot Windows Vista Business/ Windows 8.1 for "Buy-it Now": Lenovo Windows Vista Business License is affixed to bottom of Laptop ; Windows 8 upgrade product key will added in the BIN package. Laptop is in perfect working order and is very clean, near mint condition overall. Laptop is 100-% tested and is guaranteed NON DOA for 60 days(battery included).Driver CD is included in the auction. Thanks for looking and Good Luck!

Detailed Specs:

SATA Mod: This modification has been done to the motherboard.. The SATA mod facilitates direct install of SATA drive into the laptop::drive is flipped and as such fits a bit tighter than a conventional PATA drive. BIOS has been updated to the no 2010 version which facilitates a clean error free boot (no concern here as the 2010 error is invalid for SATA drives).Please note that the SATA mod effectively disables the hard drive activity LED (activity LED still works for DVDRW drive) and makes the PCMCIA controller invisible to BIOS.

CPU: Intel Pentium M 2.26-Ghz, 2nd generation processor features 2MB L2 cache, 64K L1 cache and 533-Mhz FSB

CPU Heatsink /Fan: Verified like new. Fan is quiet at all speeds. Top quality gold metal oxide thermal paste has been applied.

BIOS: The "no 2010" Version 1.29(8-21-2006) has been installed. This BIOS version eliminates the 2010 error trap required for non-compatible PATA drives(not needed for SATA drives).

Memory:2-GB DDR pc4200.

Hard Drive: High Performance 320-GB SATA Drive. Seagate ST9320423AS. This drive features SATA-2 interface with 16MB buffer and 7200-rpm rotation speed. Drive facilitates top performance for Windows Vista and Windows 8..

OS Software installed: Licensed Windows Vista Business. Software is activated and fully updated(as of 2-1-2014). BIN software configuration is dual boot Vista Business/ Windows 8.1 (see below for full details). Lenovo Vista Business COA is affixed to the bottom of the unit(product key is readable). Windows 8 upgrade product key and installation DVD will be included with "Buy-it Now" Purchase, I will also add install intructions for Windows 8 onto the driver CD for "buy-it Now"

Optical Drive EIDE :DVD-RW Combo Drive with UDMA 33 interface installed in ultra-bay.

Buffer Size=2MB

CD-Rating: 24x10x24

DVD Rating:8x2x2


Video: PCI Express ATI Mobility FireGL-V3200 with 128-MB dedicated Video RAM. This is a high performance Direct X 9 compatible Video Card. Video Card Stability Benchmark is 309 fps under Windows 8.1. Compliance for WIN VISTA ,WIN 7 and WIN 8 Aero Interface has been confirmed. ATI Catalyst Center is not supported for Windows 8.1(this does not affect the driver performance or system graphics functionality at all).

Display:15-inch UXGA LCD, max resolution 1600x1200,very clean with excellent brightness. Back light distribution is excellent with near perfect white balance. Backlight intensity is 100%.. Screen has one small light grey spot(about 7mm) in the top left quadrant that shows faintly against light color or white background(see photos) but is otherwise not noticeable. Aside from this noted spot the screen is near mint..

KB/Mouse: Like new , excellent working order. Keyboard(and mouse) has very minimal signs of prior use and is clean. KB includes built in 3-button track point mouse(trackpoint cap is new) which is integrated with the built in 2 button touch-pad mouse to form the ThinkPad UltraNav pointing device. IBM Ultra-NAV drivers are installed.

Wi-FI: Integrated Intel PRO/ Wireless 2200BG 802.11 B/G. Factory antenna is installed behind LCD. System is in excellent working order with no issues.

Sound: SoundMax Digital Audio.

Ethernet: Integrated Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet. Features built in RJ45 connector.

Modem: Integrated Thinkpad 56K Modem with built in RJ11 connector. Modem includes Integrated Bluetooth Radio, factory antenna is installed behind the LCD screen(see below).

Bluetooth:I ntegrated IBM Bluetooth 4 with Microsoft Bluetooth Enumerator.

Security: Integrated TPM 1.1(Windows Vista only, not supported under Windows 8)


Battery: Original IBM 9 Cell 71 W/H Li-ION Battery installed. Battery holds a good charge and is rated at 50-% by IBM Power Manager. In a test it was able to power the laptop running Vista for 1:35 with moderate to heavy resource utilization..

AC Adapter: Included, IBM Replacement 72W adapter in excellent condition.

Ports(all test good):2-USB(2.0), Parallel, IR, Express Card, S-Video, VGA, Docking, Audio Ports include:microphone and headphone. As noted RJ11 and RJ45 jacks are provided for the integrated modem and LAN. Note that PCMCIA port is present but not functional as a result of the SATA Mod; the PCMCIA socket is effectively inert.



Casing Material: LCD Top Cover is Titanium Composite(very strong light weight materialis highly crack resistant). Chassis base is plastic with metal lining.

Physical Condition: Near Mint: top has light surface marks bottom has light surface marks and a couple of surface scratches. LCD latches are perfect, LCD hinges are tight(approx 2-deg free play).


"Buy-it Now" Details: Windows Configuration and License Upgrade::For BIN Purchase laptop ships with a Windows Vista Business/ Windows 8.1 Dual Boot Configuration Mode installed. The Windows 8.1 Install Package includes the following:(1)Legal Microsoft Windows 8 Upgrade Product Key.(2)Windows 8.1 upgrade and activation are complete, updates current as of 2-4-14.(3)Windows 8 x32 installation DVD.(4)Windows 8/8.1 Installation guide lines for the T43P will be included on the driver CD.

Please note the following regarding auction win: The Windows 8.1 installation will be deleted. Laptop will be configured for direct boot into Windows Vista Business(no Windows 8 boot-loader).The default configuration will be to recreate the Win 8 Partition as a spare. Other available options include:(1)Growing the Vista Partition to fill the entire drive, (2)Eval Installation of Windows 7(no activation or license). Options 1 and 2 are available at no charge but there will be a delay in shipment of to 5 days(depending on the request).

Note for International Buyers/Bidders: USPS regulations may require removal of the battery prior to shipment. This is known to be the case for shipments to Italy or Germany and may apply to other countries as well(I will check status prior to shipment). In the event the laptop ships without the battery a refund of $10.00 usd will be issued through Paypal

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