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by RealBlackStuff
Sat Dec 05, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election
Replies: 265
Views: 10991

Re: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election

When I last renewed my Green Card, they offered to sell me US citizenship for $650 instead. Guess what? I did not accept their offer, who needs it? Bill, I hate to disappoint you, but Derry/Londonderry is in Northern Ireland, which is currently part of the UK. So officially your red head is not even...
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Good place to buy replacement screens? (And a PSA)
Replies: 9
Views: 255

Re: Good place to buy replacement screens? (And a PSA)

Go to the HMM link at the top of each forum page, to get the manuals for non-widescreen T60 and T61.
They include the Parts list with FRU and/or P/N (you only need to know one).
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Good place to buy replacement screens? (And a PSA)
Replies: 9
Views: 255

Re: Good place to buy replacement screens? (And a PSA)

bleb wrote:
Fri Dec 04, 2020 12:40 pm
Are you saying HT14P12-100 is not a P/N or FRU? What would be the P/N or FRU I should search for?
Correct.
On the second/larger picture in your link, above the lowest barcode, you see two lines, one with P/N and one with FRU.
Those are IBM/Lenovo specific part numbers.
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: UEFI / GPT - Please Help
Replies: 2
Views: 123

Re: UEFI / GPT - Please Help

Compare MBR and GPT: https://www.alphr.com/mbr-vs-gpt/
However, versions of Windows earlier than 8 can’t boot off of GPT drives. This means earlier OS versions have to use MBR on their primary/boot hard drives.
The clone parameters GPT-->GPT or GPT-->MBR or MBR-->GPT can be set in Backupper.
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: ThinkPad Edge / E-series
Topic: ThinkPad E570C Processor Upgrade Compatibility
Replies: 3
Views: 201

Re: ThinkPad E570C Processor Upgrade Compatibility

Pick your choice from the PLANARS on this link: https://usermanual.wiki/Lenovo/E570FruBom20170605.344843429 No idea what is available in your neck of the woods. Planars(=motherboards) are available with integrated GPU (marked UMA) or discrete GPU (marked DIS). If you now have UMA and go for DIS, you...
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Good place to buy replacement screens? (And a PSA)
Replies: 9
Views: 255

Re: Good place to buy replacement screens? (And a PSA)

I think you need to rephrase that. The picture on that website has indeed a P/N and FRU (can't see if they are correct). But the text on that website does not mention ANY P/N or FRU, nor whether the screen is matte or glossy, nor if it is compatible with any specific machine! Quite likely they nicke...
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Dec 03, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election
Replies: 265
Views: 10991

Re: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election

I totally agree with George.
Having lived for 13 years in that infamous Commonwealth, I'm glad I left PA (and the USA) before all your current hell broke loose.
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: ThinkPad Edge / E-series
Topic: ThinkPad E570C Processor Upgrade Compatibility
Replies: 3
Views: 201

Re: ThinkPad E570C Processor Upgrade Compatibility

The CPU is soldered.
The only possible upgrade would be to swap the motherboard for one with a more powerful CPU.
Or rather, look for a newer P- or T-series Thinkpad.
Note: since 2014 all CPUs are soldered!
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Dec 02, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election
Replies: 265
Views: 10991

Re: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election

Do you really want these crooked Republican barrbarians in power? The Trump administration executed more people in five months than the federal government executed during the previous five decades. .... U.S. Attorney General William Barr has scheduled five more people to die during the lame duck ses...
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Nov 29, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election
Replies: 265
Views: 10991

Re: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election

Remember this: During the 2016 presidential campaign, Republican candidate DJT promised he would eliminate the nation’s debt in eight years. Instead your utterly incompetent POTUS increased the USA's national debt by 36% ! You believed his lies, now you are paying the price! Now WHO has been stealin...
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Nov 29, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: Lottery ticket X1 Carbon 6th gen - Can it be saved?
Replies: 3
Views: 312

Re: Lottery ticket X1 Carbon 6th gen - Can it be saved?

Problem with such machines: nearly everything is soldered, incl. RAM.
That machine has 2 USB-ports, have you tried both?
Could one of them be faulty/broken?
Is it still under warranty?
With everything (except LCD/external monitor, keyboard and charger) removed, can you boot into BIOS?
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Nov 28, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election
Replies: 265
Views: 10991

Re: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election

A cookie of his own dough... Trump’s Pennsylvania Appeal Rejected in Scathing Decision by His Own Appointee the 3rd Circuit judges who rejected the appeal were all appointed by Republicans: Bibas, who was nominated by Trump in 2017, Chief Justice Brooks Smith, who was nominated in 2001 by President ...
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: X201
Replies: 3
Views: 608

Re: FS: X201

Still available!
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Nov 26, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS? IBM X61f frankenpad
Replies: 1
Views: 377

Re: FS? IBM X61f frankenpad

As per Forum Rules, you MUST post an asking price, see viewtopic.php?f=11&t=17028
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: ThinkPad P1/P40/P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: Thinkpad P71- MXM graphics card upgrade?
Replies: 6
Views: 398

Re: Thinkpad P71- MXM graphics card upgrade?

P53 and P73 can use RTX 5000, P71 is probably too old already.
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: How to find screens specs of my W520?
Replies: 4
Views: 1017

Re: How to find screens specs of my W520?

That 04W1544 is an AUO B156HW01 V.4 screen with FHD (1920x1080)
You can read more about it here.
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: ThinkPad P1/P40/P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: Replacement for aging W520...is the P15?
Replies: 5
Views: 425

Re: Replacement for aging W520...is the P15?

Due to Lenovo's horrible (lack of) quality control I would suggest to look around for a used machine, that is fully working and still under warranty.
You could save yourself a ton of money and aggravation.
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:37 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: x220 Intermittent trackpad issue
Replies: 26
Views: 1251

Re: x220 Intermittent trackpad issue

In Windows: Control Panel / Power Options
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: ThinkPad T20-T23 & T30 Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: T2x Series DVD Video Playback
Replies: 10
Views: 700

Re: T2x Series DVD Video Playback

I've also never heard of DVD Express.

If you are talking about DVD Xpress, check this: https://download.cnet.com/ADS-DVD-Xpres ... 61345.html
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: x220 Intermittent trackpad issue
Replies: 26
Views: 1251

Re: x220 Intermittent trackpad issue

Power button On/Off or Sleep is set in the Power Manager.
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: x220 Intermittent trackpad issue
Replies: 26
Views: 1251

Re: x220 Intermittent trackpad issue

Both links work and both items are the correct ones.
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: x220 Intermittent trackpad issue
Replies: 26
Views: 1251

Re: x220 Intermittent trackpad issue

After you install McDonnell's BIOS, you could upgrade your wifi and bluetooth to 802.11AC and BT4.0. A Mini-PCIe Intel AC-7260 like this does the trick: https://www.ebay.ie/itm/114377513862 Make sure it has printed this on the label: Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 and NOT Wireless- N 7260 . If yo...
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: x220 Intermittent trackpad issue
Replies: 26
Views: 1251

Re: x220 Intermittent trackpad issue

Instead of the Lenovo BIOS, I would recommend the McDonnell unlocked BIOS 1.46 with lots of extra goodies.
And follow my above suggestions.
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: x220 Intermittent trackpad issue
Replies: 26
Views: 1251

Re: x220 Intermittent trackpad issue

Other things to try:
- boot from a "life-Linux" via USB-stick or external DVD and check if problem exists in Linux
Also:
- disconnect the trackpad, check trackpoint and external mouse functionalities
- replace palmrest if it works when pad disconnected
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: A sturdy, modern successor to x200?
Replies: 15
Views: 6632

Re: A sturdy, modern successor to x200?

If all else fails, I have a nice X201 for sale here.
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: X201
Replies: 3
Views: 608

Re: FS: X201

Price reduced!

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