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by jdhurst
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: upgrading, sort of, X230 to windows 10 pro
Replies: 3
Views: 262

Re: upgrading, sort of, X230 to windows 10 pro

I have an X230 right here. It is running Windows 10 Pro V2004 (advanced Windows Insider). Lenovo Vantage or System Update (I use this) keeps BIOS, Chipset and all drivers up to date. No issue. It is a type 2306 CTO (Made to order). All the Windows 10 functionality works fine and I have Office 365 on...
by jdhurst
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T440p
Replies: 4
Views: 226

Re: T440p

The CPU should run somewhat less than 60 degrees C. Check this with Real Temp. Over 50 degrees C will make the laptop warm on the bottom. How warm depends on the exact temperature of the CPU
by jdhurst
Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: Thinkpad X1 Extreme Gen 2
Replies: 3
Views: 545

Re: Thinkpad X1 Extreme Gen 2

I have an X1 4th Generation (not Extreme) new in 2016 and it works fine. i7 and 16GB of memory like you. Intel Graphics (my experiment with dedicated graphics on a T61 left me cold so I avoid that). 1 TB SSD NVMe drive. Be careful what you wish to keep on the 256GB SSD as you might find that confini...
by jdhurst
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: X230 white spots on screen
Replies: 3
Views: 559

Re: X230 white spots on screen

How bad / how annoying? I see some pale blue spots (size of a thumbprint) on a blue background. I just ignore them. The machine is not new and is my Windows Insider machine. I use an X1 now as a daily machine. So if you can live with the imperfections, your money would be better invested in somethin...
by jdhurst
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Thinking of upgrading...
Replies: 8
Views: 925

Re: Thinking of upgrading...

You haven't said much about budget or what OS you want. There a T models that come with Windows 10 and 500 GB SSD drive that are reasonably priced, so I suggest one of these. Screens are normally 14 inch on these.
by jdhurst
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Compatible DVD drives for Ultrabase Series 3
Replies: 7
Views: 1316

Re: Compatible DVD drives for Ultrabase Series 3

I have an X230 and Ultrabase in the basement here. You need the base with DVD to install an OS on that machine with a CD/DVD. The DVD drive is a UJ8C2 FRU P/N 45N7457.

The X230 is not that old. Mine is running an advanced Insider version of Windows 10. Nice machine
by jdhurst
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: T430 Keyboard failure with Windows 10
Replies: 5
Views: 1301

Re: T430 Keyboard failure with Windows 10

That model apparently does not support windows 10. It is not on the list below

https://support.lenovo.com/ca/en/solutions/ht507291
by jdhurst
Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Low Volume - X200 Windows 10
Replies: 1
Views: 990

Re: Low Volume - X200 Windows 10

Go to Lenovo Support, enter your full model number or serial number and search for Windows 10 updates. Windows 10 is running so also run System Update and see what it finds.
by jdhurst
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: ThinkPad T430s is stuck in airplane mode
Replies: 7
Views: 1804

Re: ThinkPad T430s is stuck in airplane mode

Switch to Balanced Plan and restart.

Now open an admin command prompt and type powercfg /List to list the plans.

Use powercfg /delete to delete the Airplan plan.

I did this and it has worked for me over the long haul.
by jdhurst
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Bios wont disable my Touchpad T440p
Replies: 3
Views: 1403

Re: Bios wont disable my Touchpad T440p

If you enable TrackPoint, it is a simple user setting to disable TouchPad. My Touchpad is always disabled.
by jdhurst
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: Linux Mint 19 / Thinkpad Carbon 3rd Gen - battery test?
Replies: 4
Views: 1999

Re: Linux Mint 19 / Thinkpad Carbon 3rd Gen - battery test?

I just got the Lenovo replacement battery I ordered about 6 weeks ago for my X1 Carbon 4th generation Windows 10. Back to 6 or 7 hours of run time and very little reduction when suspended. Make sure your power management drivers for Linux are all up to date. Otherwise, the battery may not have been ...
by jdhurst
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 Recovery Stuck
Replies: 5
Views: 1817

Re: X220 Recovery Stuck

I have an X230 here and it needs the Dock attached to reinstall the operating system. It may be the same for your X220.
by jdhurst
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: First time thinkpad
Replies: 12
Views: 2272

Re: First time thinkpad

Getting a good one such as you want for under 500 Euros will be a challenge. My own X1 delivers what you want and I got it with a 1 TB SSD NVMe drive but it was way over 500 Euros. Consider the used marker for one that is about a year old.
by jdhurst
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T410 new battery goes off when reaches 25%
Replies: 7
Views: 2165

Re: T410 new battery goes off when reaches 25%

You should probably try a Lenovo battery, or at least a warranty-approved battery replacement.
by jdhurst
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Window 7 Activation keeps reversing
Replies: 11
Views: 2512

Re: Window 7 Activation keeps reversing

Where did the Windows 7 license come from?
Purchased license from a supplier?
Cloned an OEM Windows 7 system from another source?

The activation issue can happen if the licensing is not legitimate.
by jdhurst
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T410 KEYBOARD PROBLEM
Replies: 5
Views: 1951

Re: T410 KEYBOARD PROBLEM

Look at Control Panel, Accessibility Features and turn off any hot keys or keystroke shortcuts. That is one likely cause
by jdhurst
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: More Windows 10 misery: CPU Throttling since upgrade 1903
Replies: 3
Views: 2021

Re: More Windows 10 misery: CPU Throttling since upgrade 1903

Report in ZDNet this morning

"Windows 10 1903: Buggy update slows PCs, breaks Desktop Search, says Microsoft" and no workaround.

It does not seem to have affected me, but has affected lots of people.
by jdhurst
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Stop W10 from automatically updating SPECIFIC drivers.
Replies: 13
Views: 4246

Re: Stop W10 from automatically updating SPECIFIC drivers.

What driver are you having an issue with? Intel Wireless a couple of year ago caused ProSet to "stop working" on every startup. I opened a case with Intel, got a beta driver which solved the problem and then the Intel Wireless drivers following have always been good. The problem with Lenovo drivers ...
by jdhurst
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: New affordable & compact Lenovo ThinkPad L13 & L13 Yoga laptops with Intel 10th gen CPUs announced
Replies: 17
Views: 3179

Re: New affordable & compact Lenovo ThinkPad L13 & L13 Yoga laptops with Intel 10th gen CPUs announced

Six row keyboards have been very common on all 16x9 small screen (14 inches or less) laptops. I find them adequate for most uses. Even my LogiTech keyboard for my ThinkCenter is six rows with numeric keypad including navigation keys. If you have such a laptop, use a dock and keyboard for more intens...
by jdhurst
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Configure T490
Replies: 3
Views: 1725

Re: Configure T490

I have an i7 Thinkpad with 16 GB of memory and an i5 Thinkcenter with 16 GB of memory. Either CPU will do what you want. 8 GB is likely to do your load. I typically am using 4 GB out of 16 GB and the extra memory is for virtual machines. I would definitely get a 512 GB SSD drive. It is a pain to cha...
by jdhurst
Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: X1 Carbon 7th gen choice
Replies: 14
Views: 2807

Re: X1 Carbon 7th gen choice

I am happy with my machine. I purchased it through Lenovo and got a 4 year warranty at time of purchase. So it remains under warranty at this point. I did the same for my M73 Desktop and one BIOS update caused the machine to not boot. Early evening and I called Lenovo Support and after they looked u...
by jdhurst
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: my T500 won't boot - wrong keyboard?
Replies: 9
Views: 2065

Re: my T500 won't boot - wrong keyboard?

In my first post, I thought it was the memory and now you say that was the issue. Good luck replacing it.
by jdhurst
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: my T500 won't boot - wrong keyboard?
Replies: 9
Views: 2065

Re: my T500 won't boot - wrong keyboard?

I think that might indicate a hardware problem with the board or CPU.
by jdhurst
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: my T500 won't boot - wrong keyboard?
Replies: 9
Views: 2065

Re: my T500 won't boot - wrong keyboard?

Remove all but one memory module and any other removable peripherals. Start it up. Does it start or just beep
by jdhurst
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: More Windows 10 misery: CPU Throttling since upgrade 1903
Replies: 3
Views: 2021

Re: More Windows 10 misery: CPU Throttling since upgrade 1903

I think it must be something to do with the computer make / model and possibly driver updates (including BIOS) . I have had V1903 running on all my machines here since last May and no issues with CPU throttling.
by jdhurst
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X62/X63 - will there be a new batch?
Replies: 16
Views: 3618

Re: X62/X63 - will there be a new batch?

I have a 14 inch machine under 2 pounds and it is easy to set up a portrait window on it. Not perfect, but very acceptable.
by jdhurst
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X210 fan and battery communications
Replies: 8
Views: 1535

Re: X210 fan and battery communications

Just out of curiosity, can you find another hard drive for it, load Windows 7 or 10 on it and see if battery charging is OK in Windows. I have an X230 spare machine (as per an above post here) with Windows 10 Insider (future Windows). It is on its second battery in 6 years and the current battery (n...
by jdhurst
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T460s, camera and windows 1903
Replies: 6
Views: 2205

Re: T460s, camera and windows 1903

I see in Reliability History on my ThinkPad X1: Installation Successful: Windows successfully installed the following update: 9WZDNCRFJBBG-MICROSOFT.WINDOWSCAMERA In Device Manager, Camera has moved to its own section (away from the Imaging Section). While I can see this is not your machine, see if ...

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