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by sktn77a
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T410 core i5 m520 vs t430 Core i3-3120M 2.5GHz worth changing?
Replies: 10
Views: 366

Re: T410 core i5 m520 vs t430 Core i3-3120M 2.5GHz worth changing?

Careful, some batteries from earlier T series won't work with later models (notwithstanding the fact that they physically will fit). Double check the T410 battery will work in the T430.
by sktn77a
Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Worth upgrading the T430
Replies: 2
Views: 568

Re: Worth upgrading the T430

The T460 will not be significantly faster than the T430. The T430 has the last of the non-U CPUs (i5-3320m). The T460 has the low power i5-6300u which is only marginally (very marginally) faster than the i5-3320m CPU, despite being 3 generations newer. Now, if you want a smaller, lighter Thinkpad wi...
by sktn77a
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: T420 Palmrest
Replies: 1
Views: 191

Re: FS: T420 Palmrest

Bump, Bump, Bump..............
by sktn77a
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS T430 Keyboard
Replies: 1
Views: 220

Re: FS T430 Keyboard

Bump, Bump, Bump..................
by sktn77a
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T440S FOR extreme browsing
Replies: 2
Views: 444

Re: T440S FOR extreme browsing

Well, kinda depends on what processor you would get in a T480 but I doubt you will notice a significant difference. In general, for internet activities, the host service will determine how "fast" your browsing experience is (assuming you have reasonably fast ISP and local network). You may want to c...
by sktn77a
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T450 speakers rock!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1210

Re: T450 speakers rock!!

True, but in a laptop, you get what you get. I think the D/A converter and amp would have to be pretty bad before you could hear any difference through those awful Thinkpad speakers!
by sktn77a
Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Thinkpad T450 screen case bulge *PICS*
Replies: 1
Views: 716

Re: Thinkpad T450 screen case bulge *PICS*

The bulges on the inside bottom of the display surround are common (the delicate plastic clips get broken off or aren't pushed in far enough) but I've never seen one on the outside of the top cover.
by sktn77a
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS T430 Keyboard
Replies: 1
Views: 220

FS T430 Keyboard

Lenovo T430 keyboard (Alps - white buttons under keys).

Like new condition but missing "B" key.

$5.00 plus shipping. CONUS only.
by sktn77a
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: T420 Palmrest
Replies: 1
Views: 191

FS: T420 Palmrest

Excellent condition. Has touchpad, touchpad buttons, and fingerprint reader. Bought earlier this year intending to replace the palmrest in my T420 but ended up selling the computer.

$15 plus shipping, CONUS only.
by sktn77a
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T450 speakers rock!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1210

Re: T450 speakers rock!!

If the speakers in the T450 are the same as the T460 (I see no reason they wouldn't be) then this post just baffles me. The speakers in my T460 are just plain awful, Dolby Audio notwithstanding!
by sktn77a
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Thinkpad T420 factory reset
Replies: 8
Views: 1296

Re: Thinkpad T420 factory reset

You can also download Windows 10 and install it on your computer. The product activation key stored in your existing OS will be used to activate Windows 10. If not, just use the Windows 7 key in the battery compartment.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/softwar ... /windows10
by sktn77a
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T460s, camera and windows 1903
Replies: 6
Views: 944

Re: T460s, camera and windows 1903

Well, I have a T460 (not a T460s) with 1903 and have not had that problem. Mine was a clean install from the Microsoft download page, not an upgrade.
by sktn77a
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Thinkpad T420 factory reset
Replies: 8
Views: 1296

Re: Thinkpad T420 factory reset

You should be able to download the Windows 7 ISO from the link above. Just be patient, it's very slow. Just make sure it corresponds to the product key in the battery compartment of your T420 (ie Pro or Home Premium). Use the 64 bit version. Then download the wi-fi driver for your card on another co...
by sktn77a
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: TrackPoint UltraNav buttons not working.
Replies: 2
Views: 964

Re: TrackPoint UltraNav buttons not working.

Did you look inside to see if the ribbon cable came loose?
by sktn77a
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T460 power adapter voltage
Replies: 1
Views: 952

Re: T460 power adapter voltage

Oh, well, never mind. I blew up the picture of the power plug in the HMM and the +20 volt terminal is on the inside of the plug (not the point, which is neutral).

Mystery solved!
by sktn77a
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T460 power adapter voltage
Replies: 1
Views: 952

T460 power adapter voltage

So, I'm killing some time reading through the T460 HMM and see that the test for the AC power adapter is to put a multi-meter across the outer, square, metal cladding and the inner "point" which should produce 20 volts. My HP and Acer adapters produce the requisite 20 volts but the Thinkpad adapter ...
by sktn77a
Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T440p Batteries
Replies: 3
Views: 2258

Re: T440p Batteries

Yes, in general the aftermarket batteries are now compatible with the Thinkpad chip requirements. However, they are still mostly using junk cells. I've never had one last more than 6 months and many are worthless right out of the box!
by sktn77a
Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T430 boot drive question mSata
Replies: 12
Views: 2727

Re: T430 boot drive question mSata

I tried an 80Gb and then a 120Gb mSATA boot drive and neither was big enough. I use a 256Gb mSATA drive now and that's working well
by sktn77a
Sun May 14, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: WSUS Offline Update - selecting updates by group?
Replies: 10
Views: 8622

Re: WSUS Offline Update - selecting updates by group?

We just do Windows 7 online Windows Update on our machines after a Product Recovery, choosing "Important Updates Only" (ie: "no" recommended upates). The online Windows Update has been noticeably faster than before (we last did one Q4 2016). Well, the problem is that online Windows updates has caus...
by sktn77a
Sun May 14, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Audio driver driving me nuts!
Replies: 4
Views: 1249

Re: Audio driver driving me nuts!

Still having an issue with this. I keep losing the audio - have to uninstall the audio driver and then reinstall it. No evidence of any other driver overwriting it, although I think that must be the issue (thank you, windows update). Anybody else having this issue?
by sktn77a
Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Just picked up a Thinkpad T430 for cheap!
Replies: 12
Views: 3300

Re: Just picked up a Thinkpad T430 for cheap!

There are 2 schools of thought on this. If you like having the latest software and can stomach the user interface, then go for Windows 10. If, like me, you pine for the old days of the Windows 97SE user interface, then use Windows 7 - it's well tested and optimal for the T430.
by sktn77a
Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Audio driver driving me nuts!
Replies: 4
Views: 1249

Re: Audio driver driving me nuts!

OK, thanks. I have the Intel driver installed already but I'll try that (its the realtek driver that I have been uninstalling and reinstalling).
by sktn77a
Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Audio driver driving me nuts!
Replies: 4
Views: 1249

Audio driver driving me nuts!

OK, I have 4 Thinkpad T430 computers. Having a problem with the audio driver on two of them (but not the other two). All are using Windows 7 SP1. Two of them keep losing the audio. I uninstall the driver, turn the computer back on and it reinstalls the driver and the audio comes back (this took week...
by sktn77a
Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:25 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: CD-DVD Drive does not read CD or DVD (DVD drive powered off)
Replies: 2
Views: 965

Re: CD-DVD Drive does not read CD or DVD (DVD drive powered off)

The T430 optical drive powers down when not in use. Sounds like its not powering up again. Do you have all of the power management drivers installed and/or updated?
by sktn77a
Sun Dec 04, 2016 6:20 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Weird message on startup
Replies: 8
Views: 2045

Re: Weird message on startup

Interesting. I have the even older N2200 card. Maybe that's the problem.
by sktn77a
Sat Dec 03, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Weird message on startup
Replies: 8
Views: 2045

Re: Weird message on startup

OK, figured out which program was causing this. It wasn't the antivirus program I use - it was the Intel My WiFi. I disabled this and the problem has gone. However, the cause of this appears to be my wireless card taking too long to switch on and/or connect - programs are trying to contact their ser...
by sktn77a
Tue Nov 29, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Weird message on startup
Replies: 8
Views: 2045

Re: Weird message on startup

I peeked at the log but, frankly, I didn't understand it.
by sktn77a
Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Weird message on startup
Replies: 8
Views: 2045

Re: Weird message on startup

Anybody...... Bueller...... anybody.......???
by sktn77a
Sat Nov 26, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: A few question about the T460s, need some advice please
Replies: 15
Views: 3715

Re: A few question about the T460s, need some advice please

Just one comment - if reliability is your primary concern and you intend to keep the computer for 5-7 years, bear in mind that MLC SSDs have durability issues also. You might want to consider a smaller capacity SLC SSD for your OS and programs and either a mechanical HDD or an MLC SSD for data with ...
by sktn77a
Sat Nov 26, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Wifi doesn't work after waking from sleep?
Replies: 21
Views: 2433

Re: Wifi doesn't work after waking from sleep?

Which BIOS - Lenovo or the one from MDL forums. And do you think the problem was the board?

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