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by RealBlackStuff
Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: WIndows 7 RC ATI 7500 Driver for Older Thinkpads
Replies: 28
Views: 43921

Re: WIndows 7 RC ATI 7500 Driver for Older Thinkpads

Have you checked the Drivers link at the top of this page?
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: ThinkPad T2x & T3x Series
Topic: ThinkPad T23 Arrival
Replies: 15
Views: 548

Re: ThinkPad T23 Arrival

I bought a brand new Sanyo-manufactured battery on eBay for $27 ( link ). I received it a couple days after buying the machine and after one cycle it holds about a 2:30 charge. That battery looks reasonable but otherwise could be rather dicey, based on seller's many negative feedbacks! Recent Feedb...
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1594
Views: 167298

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

The most obvious things about that keyboard are the classic key-shape and the (nearly) classic layout. But I bet that otherwise it's still a chicklet keyboard with built-in backlight. Even though I was a programmer in my working days, I never managed to type with more than 2 fingers... I guess that'...
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Monitor blacking out
Replies: 10
Views: 1068

Re: Monitor blacking out

Why would anyone want to put a 701C screen on a W520?
This would be by far better: B156HW01 V.4 from a reliable seller: http://www.ebay.com/itm/292252028070
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: X201s constantly overheating
Replies: 12
Views: 440

Re: X201s constantly overheating

It took you long enough... :roll:
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1594
Views: 167298

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

Not sure if this has already been mentioned (can't possibly remember so many pages) but how about this? a Thinkpad, with 4:3 IPS screen, an Intel Core i7-7700HQ CPU, 32GB-DDR4 and a 256GB PCIe-SSD (2400MB/s read and 1300MB/s write). It is brand new. It is also possible to order a mainboard with a 73...
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: What are your tricks for small resolutions?
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Re: What are your tricks for small resolutions?

Nope, that would be an FHD (1920x1080) screen, but you could run that at 1600x900 (I do).
A 12.5" HD+ (1600x900) screen has never been found anywhere.
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: looking for battery for T60 or similar
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: looking for battery for T60 or similar

If you have another battery, see if this helps: viewtopic.php?p=680106#p680106
or this: viewtopic.php?t=112647
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: What are your tricks for small resolutions?
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Re: What are your tricks for small resolutions?

Another 'help' to get more screen height is to move the taskbar from the bottom to the side. With a mouse left-click on an empty portion of the taskbar, hold down that button, then drag the mouse pointer to where you want the taskbar. Works this way in Windows . For Linux (KDE) I found this: right c...
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:28 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1/X1C
Topic: Thinkpad x1 Tablet
Replies: 9
Views: 1475

Re: Thinkpad x1 Tablet

FYI: we have a forum-member axur-delmeria with a repairshop in Metro Manila.
No idea if that is nearby you.
PM him if needed.
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:22 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T430s display incredibly dark
Replies: 7
Views: 155

Re: T430s display incredibly dark

Sure, it's called motherboard.
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T440p how to upgrade motherboard...
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Re: T440p how to upgrade motherboard...

Get the T440p HMM for how-to and frubom list (parts) on which you will find lots of different mobos.
Youtube will probably have movies, as will Lenovo.
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T430s display incredibly dark
Replies: 7
Views: 155

Re: T430s display incredibly dark

Piggyback solder the new fuse on top of the old one. Put some flux on the old fuse-ends first. Or use two pieces of thin wire, put some flux on each end of the old fuse, solder those wires to the old fuse-ends, then solder the new fuse between those wires. Make sure to properly insulate the new fuse...
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: My T430s is dead after inserting 2nd drive bay
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: My T430s is dead after inserting 2nd drive bay

AFAIK the Remove-Hardware does not apply to the T430/T430s (and many other) machines. My best guess is that you have to power off before swapping drives. Why else would they have put two sliders (inaccessible during normal operation) on the bottom of the laptop? So most likely you blew at least a fu...
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1594
Views: 167298

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

Anyone remember this: Same Product, Different Stickers ? A lot of people commented on it, one of them really standing out: Should Lenovo lose its home market of highly sophisticated customers in the U.S. due to Lenovo's long hold times, ignorant sales people, shipping bungling, and disappointing pro...
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: I have joined the X220 club
Replies: 7
Views: 220

Re: I have joined the X220 club

shawross wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:14 pm
My partner is a teacher and she wants the X201 which has a 9 cell battery for school.
Does she have one already or are you looking?
I have such an X201 (3680-7S1) with X200s LED screen and 1440x900 resolution, that I may be talked out off.
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1/X1C
Topic: Thinkpad x1 Tablet
Replies: 9
Views: 1475

Re: Thinkpad x1 Tablet

You may also want to read this (and abstain): viewtopic.php?f=62&t=121194
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Is Chinese battery bad?
Replies: 3
Views: 131

Re: Is Chinese battery bad?

But it is a known fact that Panasonic batteries (if that's really what they are...) last longer than any other brand!
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60p acting flakey - slow resume from sleep, wifi dropouts, mouse skipping
Replies: 8
Views: 297

Re: T60p acting flakey - slow resume from sleep, wifi dropouts, mouse skipping

Any non-widescreen T60 or T60p mobo (both Intel and ATI graphics) will fit and work.

I have two T60p mobos with ATI FireGL V5200 (not 5250) for sale, see: http://theboardroom.info/stock1.html
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1594
Views: 167298

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

As I mentioned before , Lenovo produces over 30 different Series of laptops, some even more shoddy than the other! If they would just limit themselves to, say, 10 Series, they could save millions already! And also limit the huge number of different keyboards (not considering different language layo...
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: ThinkPad Yoga
Topic: Is the Yoga a good laptop for Teens?
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Re: Is the Yoga a good laptop for Teens?

Check your Private messages at the top of this page.
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Can Libreboot enable SATA II ?
Replies: 10
Views: 204

Re: Can Libreboot enable SATA II ?

X60/T60/R60 are all limited to 3GB RAM and SATA I.
X61/T61/R61 can get up to 8GB RAM and Middleton's BIOS with SATA II.
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: T43P with 15" XGA, DVD-Multi, 2200BG wifi, 100GB HD with W7
Replies: 1
Views: 134

FS: T43P with 15" XGA, DVD-Multi, 2200BG wifi, 100GB HD with W7

FOR SALE: (a becoming exceedingly rare...) T43p (2668-H2U) P M 750(1.86GHz), 2GB RAM, 100GB 5400rpm HD, 15in XGA (1024x768) LCD, 128MB ATI FireGL V3200 , CDRW/DVDRW, Intel 802.11bg wireless, Bluetooth/Modem, 1Gb Ethernet, UltraNav, Secure chip, Fingerprint reader, 6c Li-Ion batt, WinXP Pro The mach...
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Installing classic keyboard into X230 with EC firmware mod
Replies: 313
Views: 57219

Re: Installing classic keyboard into X230 with EC firmware mod

How did you miss the Retro laptop? viewtopic.php?f=77&t=118165
Loooooooong read (52 pages) but the end/reveal is near: early October 2017
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: ThinkPad Yoga
Topic: Is the Yoga a good laptop for Teens?
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Re: Is the Yoga a good laptop for Teens?

The Yogas are too wimpy and breakable for that. On eBay alone there are currently over 1,400 Yogas for sale, NOT a sign of reliability I would say. I would suggest an X230 with IPS screen. It's a lot more robust. Or get her an X250 if budget allows, longer battery life. Either way, tell her that lap...
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: t450s - trackpoint not working after keyboard replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 367

Re: t450s - trackpoint not working after keyboard replacement

Try to (re)insert the keyboard connector.
You might also have dirt in the motherboard's KB-connector.
Or you got a bad keyboard.

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