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by EOMtp
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: x201 fan replacement part number frustration
Replies: 3
Views: 3623

Re: x201 fan replacement part number frustration

"...why no seperate [Lenovo] part number for the fan" -- Because there is a practical, albeit arguably arbitrary, lower limit to the granularity of Lenovo's part numbers, and the fan by itself falls below that threshold, just as a chip on a memory module falls below that threshold. The fans are man...
by EOMtp
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: x201 fan replacement part number frustration
Replies: 3
Views: 3623

Re: x201 fan replacement part number frustration

Yes, it is possible to replace the fan only. However, if the full heatsink/fan assembly costs less than the fan only, then why not replace the entire assembly? The fan cannot be replaced without removing the heatsink assembly, so you might as well replace the full assembly.
by EOMtp
Wed Dec 02, 2015 11:28 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: Thermal pads - where do I get them what are they made of?
Replies: 3
Views: 2336

Re: Thermal pads - where do I get them what are they made of?

For optimal heat dissipation efficiency, use paste -- unless only pad is permissible/possible. The "advantage" of pad is that there exist applications where paste is not possible or practical.

Here is more discussion:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/26718 ... l-compound
by EOMtp
Tue Oct 06, 2015 11:45 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: What to replace in X200s to make it an X201s?
Replies: 5
Views: 3208

Re: What to replace in X200s to make it an X201s?

I don't think there is any functional difference between the two sound boards you mention, but use the X201s board if you know that its microphone behaves better. Perhaps someone else here knows for sure if there is a difference ...
by EOMtp
Tue Oct 06, 2015 11:35 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: What to replace in X200s to make it an X201s?
Replies: 5
Views: 3208

Re: What to replace in X200s to make it an X201s?

Three points in reference to your post above: 1) No need to change sound board if you will not change the base, since there will be no space for second speaker, so no point in a sound board which supports two internal speakers. The X200s sound board will work with the X201s motherboard. 2) Need to c...
by EOMtp
Thu Oct 01, 2015 3:24 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: Installing Windows XP on Thinkpad Lenovo X200s
Replies: 4
Views: 3512

Re: Installing Windows XP on Thinkpad Lenovo X200s

@karol4: Welcome to the Forum!
Read the PM (Private Message) that I sent you.
by EOMtp
Sat Jan 17, 2015 4:33 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: T420 ultrabay hdd without adapter
Replies: 14
Views: 3867

Re: T420 ultrabay hdd without adapter

Thanks. I just realized that the slimline-SATA connector does not provide 12vdc, only provides 5vdc ... so, no point in trying to power a desktop drive off that connector.
by EOMtp
Sat Jan 17, 2015 2:43 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: T420 ultrabay hdd without adapter
Replies: 14
Views: 3867

Re: T420 ultrabay hdd without adapter

How much power do you suppose that internal slimline-SATA power connector can deliver?
Does anyone know:
1) If the slimline-SATA power spec is the same as the non-slimline-SATA power spec? And, if so,
2) Does that connector provide sufficient power for one standard 3.5" 7200RPM hard drive?
by EOMtp
Wed Dec 03, 2014 8:03 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: X200s/X201s motherboard swap (and BIOS question)
Replies: 4
Views: 2610

Re: X200s/X201s motherboard swap (and BIOS question)

No PM ... I modified my post above yours to point to a download link that works.
by EOMtp
Wed Dec 03, 2014 7:51 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: X200s/X201s motherboard swap (and BIOS question)
Replies: 4
Views: 2610

Re: X200s/X201s motherboard swap (and BIOS question)

... Am I right about this? Yes (referring to what precedes that question). Read the note by harryK posted Nov. 4 (link below). I don't know if true or not, but take note: http://www.thinkpads.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=104597#p744273 Separately, I don't know about the BIOS you mentioned -- it m...
by EOMtp
Wed Nov 05, 2014 8:32 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: x220 memory: HyperX Impact support
Replies: 1
Views: 2020

Re: x220 memory: HyperX Impact support

Welcome to the forum! The following is a non-answer answer ... but it is the correct answer in this case: Buy memory that has the same specifications as the memory already running in the machine. Other variations may or may not work reliably, depending on chip and/or board manufacturer, and the only...
by EOMtp
Fri Oct 31, 2014 4:50 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: Carbon X1 and new 1.17 BIOS
Replies: 22
Views: 22621

Re: Carbon X1 and new 1.17 BIOS

I can do this even though they state: If the UEFI BIOS has been updated to version 1.17 or higher, it is no longer able to roll back to the version before 1.17 for security improvement"? Well, given that specific note, perhaps 1.17 is a "special case". My response addressed the general case, unawar...
by EOMtp
Fri Oct 31, 2014 2:40 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: Carbon X1 and new 1.17 BIOS
Replies: 22
Views: 22621

Re: Carbon X1 and new 1.17 BIOS

Welcome to the forum! You can revert to an older BIOS version as long as the corresponding ECP firmware level is the same. Look at the X1 BIOS versions table at the bottom of the following page: http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds039782 Notice that there are two versions of BIOS 1.16 -- one...
by EOMtp
Mon Oct 20, 2014 8:41 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: How do I find panasonic batteries for x201?
Replies: 10
Views: 5309

Re: How do I find panasonic batteries for x201?

Does the part number distinguish the battery manufacturer at all? Or is it one part number regardless of manufacturer? In this case, the question is moot, i.e., of no practical consequence, in both the specific and the general. Here is why: Short, specific: The only 6-cell X201 batteries Lenovo is ...
by EOMtp
Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:07 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: How do I find panasonic batteries for x201?
Replies: 10
Views: 5309

Re: How do I find panasonic batteries for x201?

The premise of your question is questionable. Original X201 Lenovo batteries form Sanyo, Panasonic, Sony, others, are all virtually identical in performance and longevity. The big difference is whether you get an original battery or a third-party battery. Note: Even if you get an original Lenovo bat...
by EOMtp
Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:31 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: modded from X200 to X201 i5, can't get 1440 x 900 anymore?
Replies: 1
Views: 1683

Re: modded from X200 to X201 i5, can't get 1440 x 900 anymor

trymonlam wrote:Is it possible for x201 to have 1440x900?
Yes. More on the subject in the following thread:
http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=113853

Good luck!
by EOMtp
Fri Aug 29, 2014 7:44 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: x1 carbon SATA (not SSD) drive format?
Replies: 22
Views: 13952

Re: x1 carbon SATA (not SSD) drive format?

... 1st Gen X1 Carbon Touch (Type 3448) with the 256 GB SSD. Is there ANY option to upgrade to 512 or did I get in a dead end upgrade-wise? ... That X1 has the SFF (Small Form Factor) proprietary interface, instead of the more universal MiniPCI-E (mSATA) or the newer M.2 interface. Consequently, 25...
by EOMtp
Tue Aug 26, 2014 2:58 am
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T60 BIOS Password
Replies: 3
Views: 2263

Re: T60 BIOS Password

... new system board, but there is no way I am going to fund this for 20 machines from my budget. Perhaps you are unaware that one can buy these board by the pound ... or circa $15 each: http://www.ebay.com/itm/OEM-IBM-Thinkpad-Lenovo-T60-14-1-Motherboard-42T0116-Work-Tested-/261572757696?pt=Mother...
by EOMtp
Thu Aug 21, 2014 6:03 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: X61s WWAN fitting
Replies: 5
Views: 4220

Re: X61s WWAN fitting

... I ordered ... the MC8775 ... Do not be surprised if the MC8775 you receive has only one antenna connection, not two (see picture below). If so, then there may be little point in going through the trouble of installing an antenna inside the LCD case. Install only the antenna under the palm rest,...
by EOMtp
Thu Aug 21, 2014 3:26 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: X61s WWAN fitting
Replies: 5
Views: 4220

Re: X61s WWAN fitting

Parts: http://tinyurl.com/pxd2wq8 Instructions: http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/42x3550_03.pdf Regarding installing antenna in LCD housing: This is a project for the intrepid -- this is NOT an easy task if this is your first time with such adventures. Easy to disassemble, ...
by EOMtp
Tue Aug 19, 2014 12:21 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: X1 Carbon 2014, broadband extension card
Replies: 2
Views: 3455

Re: X1 Carbon 2014, broadband extension card

Welcome to the forum! Are you saying that the card is seen by the operating system (i.e., you see it in Device Manager, and the drivers are properly installed) but the SIM card is not recognized? If that's the case, then skip the rest of this note because it does not apply. However, if the card is n...
by EOMtp
Sun Aug 17, 2014 4:14 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: Another x200 upgrade. Is this possible?
Replies: 8
Views: 3260

Re: Another x200 upgrade. Is this possible?

poliocertes wrote:Suggested i7 CPU [Ci7 640LM] is really nice but it's quite expensive...
A non-issue, since the CPUs on those motherboards are not exchangeable/replaceable, and there is almost zero chance you can find a motherboard with that CPU.
by EOMtp
Sun Aug 17, 2014 3:24 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: Another x200 upgrade. Is this possible?
Replies: 8
Views: 3260

Re: Another x200 upgrade. Is this possible?

The camera will work. The wireless cards will require that you replace the standard X201 BIOS with a modified BIOS which does not reject "unauthorized" wireless cards. That procedure is a simple BIOS update, and a modified BIOS for the X201 does exist -- let me know if you would like more informatio...
by EOMtp
Sat Aug 16, 2014 3:14 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: Another x200 upgrade. Is this possible?
Replies: 8
Views: 3260

Re: Another x200 upgrade. Is this possible?

Welcome to the forum! Yes -- all the items you mention will transfer fine from X200 to X201. The only item that will not transfer is the fingerprint reader -- the palmrest is okay, but the connector of the X200 fingerprint reader is different than the fingerprint connector on the X201 motherboard. A...
by EOMtp
Sat Aug 16, 2014 12:46 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: X200s and Vista Business
Replies: 4
Views: 2011

Re: X200s and Vista Business

No reason to struggle with Vista issues when Windows 7 Pro runs flawlessly on the X200s ... but perhaps you have your reasons ...

Good luck!
by EOMtp
Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: X201 and X201s motherboard compatibility
Replies: 2
Views: 2477

Re: X201 and X201s motherboard compatibility

@L29Ah: Answer to first question: Yes. Answer to second question: No.
by EOMtp
Tue Jul 22, 2014 4:23 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: t61p won't start - UPDATE - CMOS fixed, battery won't charge
Replies: 5
Views: 4044

Re: t61p won't start - UPDATE - CMOS fixed, battery won't ch

Oro wrote:... the battery was somehow damaged while diagnosing the CMOS issue. Any thoughts?
Unlikely -- the battery may have failed, but for other reasons. Turn off the unit but leave it plugged in, remove and reinstall the battery, and leave it for an hour -- let's see if that produces a charge.
by EOMtp
Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:30 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: X60s Fan replacement options
Replies: 2
Views: 2825

Re: X60s Fan replacement options

As you have discovered, once those fans get noisy, one cannot restore them to a quiet state. There exist multiple variants of the X60s/X61s heatsink/fan assemblies -- some have the fan integral to the heatsink, and others have a removable/replaceable fan. However, even on the heatsinks where the fan...
by EOMtp
Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: x200 tablet hardware failure
Replies: 2
Views: 1692

Re: x200 tablet hardware failure

In case you have not yet taken a look at the following: http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/diagnose-and-fix/detail.page?DocID=HT004232 The only things to try are to disconnect/reconnect/"re-seat" everything that can be disconnected, including memory, and see if you can attribute the issue to a bad conn...

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