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Registered: ‎03-10-2010
Location: Canton, NY
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Ultrabase problem

The ultrabase for my Thinkpad x61 is damaged and needs to be replaced. Since this model has been discontinued, I wonder what my options are. Is there somewhere I can find an ultrabase to use as a replacement? Alternately, can I just plug in a USB optical drive? I don`t really need the additional ports provided by the ultrabase, but I do need an optical drive.

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Re: Ultrabase problem

http://cgi.ebay.com/IBM-Lenovo-X6-Ultrabase-Dock-x60-x61-Power-Adapter-DVD-/260736826446?pt=Laptop_D...

 

Here's one way of doing it.



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Re: Ultrabase problem

It's a thought. Thanks for the sugguestion.

 

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Re: Ultrabase problem

And yes, you can just use an external usb drive.  I kinda like the ultrabase coz you can adapt another hard drive to it and switch them back and forth with the optical drive.



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Re: Ultrabase problem

Yes Ultrabase comes very handy.

 

It would be sad to abandon the idea. eBay might provide a solution indeed.

 

Just verify that the seller is already a trusted one with good previous feedback from customers (purchasers).

 

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