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by RealBlackStuff
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T460 - Mobo connector for trackpad damaged
Replies: 6
Views: 107

Re: T460 - Mobo connector for trackpad damaged

Do NOT glue it, the flexcable needs pressure from above, which glue cannot give!
Also try maybe a piece of an old credit-card or similar.
It's easy enough.
Once you have the paper/carton/credcard in place, only then put a piece of Kapton tape or similar over it.
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: SOLD: Lenovo Ultraslim 90W AC/DC Travel Adapter/Charger
Replies: 0
Views: 55

SOLD: Lenovo Ultraslim 90W AC/DC Travel Adapter/Charger

I have a Lenovo Ultraslim 90W AC/DC adapter set for sale, as seen here: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/750686-REG/Lenovo_41R4493_90W_Ultraslim_AC.html The set has never been used and also includes a carrying bag and all documentation. $25 shipped (USA only). Payment via PayPal, using option ...
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T460 - Mobo connector for trackpad damaged
Replies: 6
Views: 107

Re: T460 - Mobo connector for trackpad damaged

I "fixed" a few of those by inserting a folded piece of paper between flex-cable and connector-housing.
This might help: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6Du4hd8MOU
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: ThinkPad L430/L530 and later Series
Topic: UEFI BIOS update 1.33 > 1.35 bricked my L460
Replies: 3
Views: 78

Re: UEFI BIOS update 1.33 > 1.35 bricked my L460

This eBayer sells L460 BIOS chips.
For that price it's worth trying.
But AFAIK a new BIOS also needs a matching TPM/security chip.
I have not (yet) messed with UEFI BIOS chips, so maybe I'm wrong. Let's hope so!
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: ThinkPad L430/L530 and later Series
Topic: UEFI BIOS update 1.33 > 1.35 bricked my L460
Replies: 3
Views: 78

Re: UEFI BIOS update 1.33 > 1.35 bricked my L460

Apparently you joined a constantly growing club! Never EVER do a BIOS update from within Windows! Download the .ISO and make a bootable CD, then update BIOS from there! It's too late now, the damage is done. Seems that in the meantime Lenovo have pulled the 1.35 update... You'd need a backup of your...
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: travel adapter for Lenovo Thinkpads
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Re: travel adapter for Lenovo Thinkpads

I have a Lenovo Ultraslim 90W AC/DC adapter set, as seen here: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/ ... im_AC.html
Mine has never been used and also includes a carrying bag and all documentation.
$25 shipped.
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Did my T440p died? Help me diagnose it
Replies: 5
Views: 227

Re: Did my T440p died? Help me diagnose it

I have a T440p with the very same i7-4702MQ CPU. Upon boot, it always shows the Thinkpad logo with some text like: "To interrupt startup, press Enter". When I press F1 it goes straight into BIOS. I'd be surprised if yours doesn't. Hover your finger over F1, then boot and immediately press F1, should...
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T480 mouse hanging randomly and momentarily "pauses" during IO/CPU use (IE: Installer, bootup).
Replies: 3
Views: 413

Re: T480 mouse hanging randomly and momentarily "pauses" during IO/CPU use (IE: Installer, bootup).

I basically/definitely suspect Micro$haft's W10.
Try a Life-CD/DVD/USB with Linux, to check if the problem persists.
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W700 dual core vs quad; fx2700m vs fx3700m, other thoughts
Replies: 17
Views: 669

Re: W700 dual core vs quad; fx2700m vs fx3700m, other thoughts

Compare the fans with similar ones from Toshiba, Furakawa or Delta.
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Did my T440p died? Help me diagnose it
Replies: 5
Views: 227

Re: Did my T440p died? Help me diagnose it

Remove all power, HD/SSD/CD drives and RAM. Attach only AC, try to boot. Does it beep 1-3-3-1? If not, get another mobo. If yes, insert only 1 RAM, try again, try both slots. Also try the other module. Any luck? Using some obscure "only W10-capable" software should be a big NONO. I'm sure there is a...
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Dell to release a new XPS 15 model with a 4K OLED panel in March
Replies: 6
Views: 279

Re: Dell to release a new XPS 15 model with a 4K OLED panel in March

Apart from that, who needs the crappy Dell keyboard?
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220T Build [First time owner]
Replies: 3
Views: 192

Re: X220T Build [First time owner]

The HDD/SSD connectors in laptops are not made for hot-swapping, they'd wear out pretty soon.
Plus you run the risk of toasting your motherboard, doing that.
NOT recommended!
If you want to hot-swap, use a desktop or server.
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: Keyboard(s) for *20 Series... FRU 45N2211 (P/N 45N2176)
Replies: 2
Views: 305

Re: WTB: Keyboard(s) for *20 Series... FRU 45N2211 (P/N 45N2176)

Good luck finding that LiteOn keyboard!
Does not exist!
45N2211 was made by NMB.
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Looking for advice on restoring this 380XD
Replies: 2
Views: 468

Re: Looking for advice on restoring this 380XD

Using the screwdriver that best fits in the slot, try to tighten it a bit first, then loosen it.
Wiggle back and forth.
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: what SSD do you run?
Replies: 21
Views: 615

Re: what SSD do you run?

A whole bunch:
Intel 320
Micron C300
SK Hynix SL300
Samsung 830
Silicon Power S55
Crucial MX100
etc. etc.
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0
Replies: 113
Views: 23847

Re: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0

Did you remove power and battery before you started?
Maybe you blew the backlight fuse!
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Some PC 110 pics...
Replies: 14
Views: 520

Re: Some PC 110 pics...

This should give you an idea! https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:IBM_Palm_Top_PC_110_Keyboard_Mouse_Adapter.jpg It's only a 6-pin female PS/2 on one side: http://pinouts.ru/Inputs/KeyboardPC6_pinout.shtml and 8-pin flat female on the other side, most likely the same as here: https://1.bp.blogsp...
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: ThinkPad R400/R500 Series
Topic: Temperature peaks on X9100
Replies: 15
Views: 1177

Re: Temperature peaks on X9100

As you wish, he now is "No longer needed" (= deactivated).
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Aaaaaand.... Trump, what to do with a wall?
Replies: 14
Views: 453

Aaaaaand.... Trump, what to do with a wall?

Trump, what to do with a wall? https://i.imgur.com/imW2n9S.mp4 If he wants a wall that badly, why not pay for it out of his own pocket? After all, he already bought the Presidency! EDIT : the above link that I found does not have sound. But yesterday MSNBC also found it and transmitted it in various...
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T430 2351-AJ8 Purchase questions
Replies: 3
Views: 187

Re: T430 2351-AJ8 Purchase questions

T430 has all 3rd Gen CPUs, from i3 to i7. Ex-factory yours looked like this: 2351-AJ8 i5-3320M(3.3GHz), 4GB RAM, 180GB Solid State Drive, 14in 1600x900 LCD, Intel HD Graphics, Intel 802.11agn wireless, 1Gb Ethernet, UltraNav, Secure Chip, Camera, 6c Li-Ion, Win7 Standard So no Bluetooth, but can eas...
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Lenovo ThinkPad T61
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Re: Lenovo ThinkPad T61

Check the insides of all USB ports.
Is the plastic strip inside missing?
Are any contacts visible?
Do they make contact with each other and/or with the USB casing?
One failure like that may disable all other USB ports!
Remove all power before you try to straighten anything.
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 Tablet motherboard Identification??
Replies: 7
Views: 452

Re: X220 Tablet motherboard Identification??

If that were an i7 mobo, it would have a USB3.0 port with blue plastic.
If the USB-ports are all black and/or yellow (USB2.0), it's an i3 or i5.
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 Tablet motherboard Identification??
Replies: 7
Views: 452

Re: X220 Tablet motherboard Identification??

Remove your laptop's keyboard, 1 RAM module and hope the 'new' DC-connector is still there.
Connect those to the 'new' mobo.
Attach an external monitor, power up and then check the BIOS (and hope it is not locked).
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W700 dual core vs quad; fx2700m vs fx3700m, other thoughts
Replies: 17
Views: 669

Re: W700 dual core vs quad; fx2700m vs fx3700m, other thoughts

Picture please of such a 3x6mm tip, can't figure it out.
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: mSATA in X220/X230
Replies: 3
Views: 505

Re: mSATA in X220/X230

Generally speaking, MLC is better than TLC, but... Kingston is/was the pioneer that got SSDs started, they have the longest experience. Methinks either one will do fine and will probably outlive you. 1 mio. hours = ~ 114 years. SATA II is more than fast enough, unless you move vast amounts of data a...

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