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by RealBlackStuff
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: T420
Replies: 5
Views: 168

Re: WTB: T420

@fred9xx: have you decided yet? I just found a T420 in my cupboard T420 (4180-CF9) i5-2540M(2.6GHz), 4GB RAM, no HD (but cover included), 14in 1600x900 LCD, NVIDIA N12P-NS1 1GB (switchable), CDRW/DVDRW, Intel 802.11agn, WWAN option, Bluetooth, 1Gb Ethernet, UltraNav, Secure Chip, Fingerprint reader,...
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 801
Views: 127633

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

I found the NV125FHM-N62 datasheet: http://www.hbx168.com/upload/file/26.pdf
It says there:
Outline dimensions:
With PCB & Bracket: 300.4± 0.5 *180.9± 0.5 * 2.85 Max mm
W/O PCB & Bracket : 290.5± 0.5 * 170.7± 0.5 * 2.85 Max mm <<=== this is what we need and is correct!
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: X601s Frankenpad
Replies: 5
Views: 2561

Re: FS: X601s Frankenpad

Still available!

Shipping to Norway (and many other European countries) would be ca. $45.
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Seeking Advice on a Potential T61p Purchase
Replies: 18
Views: 344

Re: Seeking Advice on a Potential T61p Purchase

The problem with the T61p might be upgrading the RAM.
For 8GB DDR3 on the R500 you'd pay ca. $40, but for 8GB DDR2 for the T61p it's almost $100.
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Seeking Advice on a Potential T61p Purchase
Replies: 18
Views: 344

Re: Seeking Advice on a Potential T61p Purchase

Thanks guys for your vote of confidence, much appreciated! :mrgreen:
Unfortunately for OP, my T500 has already been sold.
And the 'nearest' 15" machine I have left is an R52...

But I can recommend to update the R500 LCD with a Sharp WUXGA (lq154m1lw2a or lq154m1lw02).
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Power consumption 5100 vs 6200 Wifi
Replies: 1
Views: 61

Re: Power consumption 5100 vs 6200 Wifi

Battery life difference is most likely negligible, but reception with 6x00 wifi is much better than with 5x00 cards.
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: SOLD: T500, 15.4" 1680x1050, 3GB RAM, 160GB HD, Vista SP1
Replies: 1
Views: 127

SOLD: T500, 15.4" 1680x1050, 3GB RAM, 160GB HD, Vista SP1

SOLD Nice looking T500 with everything working and the much appreciated 16:10 screen! T500 (2081-CTO) T9400(2.53GHz), 3GB RAM, 160GB 7200rpm HD, 15.4in 1680x1050 LCD, Intel 4500MHD, CDRW/DVDRW, Intel 802.11agn, Bluetooth, Modem, 1Gb Ether, UltraNav, Sec Chip, FPR, 9c Li-Ion, WinVista Business Scree...
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: display alternative t530, tabook
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: display alternative t530, tabook

For T530/W530:
- 15.6" HD (1366x768) LED backlight,
- 15.6" HD+ (1600x900) LED backlight
- 15.6" Full HD (1920x1080) LED backlight

If FHD you'll want a B156HW01 v4 screen, at least as good as IPS (which is NOT available).

Search Google with: lenovo t530 psref (or any other model)
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: What is the 14 inch, and 15.x inch sibling of x230?
Replies: 25
Views: 1013

Re: What is the 14 inch, and 15.x inch sibling of x230?

For T530/W530:
- 15.6" HD (1366x768) LED backlight,
- 15.6" HD+ (1600x900) LED backlight
- 15.6" Full HD (1920x1080) LED backlight

If FHD you'll want a B156HW01 v4 screen, at least as good as IPS (which is NOT available).
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: What exactly was the R series trying fit?
Replies: 9
Views: 2340

Re: What exactly was the R series trying fit?

And R40 and earlier R-models were built by Acer (YUK!), probably meant as a poor man's IBM lookalike...
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Looking for info on the Thinkpad 240Z
Replies: 6
Views: 455

Re: Looking for info on the Thinkpad 240Z

If you follow the HMM link at the top of each Forum page, you'll find an English manual for 240 and 240X (but not 240Z). In German there is also this info: http://thinkwiki.de/240 http://ps-2.kev009.com/pccbbs/mobiles/240usref.pdf (06-22-99 ThinkPad 240 User's Reference that shipped with the system)
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T440p won't output to external monitor
Replies: 1
Views: 39

Re: T440p won't output to external monitor

Fn-F7 comes to mind, as well as running Linux from a Live CD.
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Happy Chinese New Year of the Dog
Replies: 5
Views: 186

Re: Happy Chinese New Year of the Dog

This one?
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by RealBlackStuff
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: T420
Replies: 1
Views: 69

Re: WTB: T420

YGPM
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Wi-Fi card recommendation for Frankie
Replies: 7
Views: 215

Re: Wi-Fi card recommendation for Frankie

Every Frankie that left my house was equipped with the dual-band Atheros AR9380 (a.k.a. Apple Airport Extreme AR5BXB112).
Unbeatable in quality!
Admitted, that was before AC cards came into fashion.
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Happy Chinese New Year of the Dog
Replies: 5
Views: 186

Happy Chinese New Year of the Dog

To all our Chinese friends on the Forum (and beyond):

Today (16th of February, 2018) is the official Chinese New Year.
It will also start the (Zodiac) Year of the Dog.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

PS: you people DO take your time to celebrate: 23 days!
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X61 Tablet directional buttons don't work in Windows 7
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: X61 Tablet directional buttons don't work in Windows 7

Have you physically turned the screen/laptop 90 deg. Left or Right and then try those buttons?
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Bezel Removal and BT Daughter Card Upgrade
Replies: 4
Views: 159

Re: Bezel Removal and BT Daughter Card Upgrade

1) No. Also, that glue is probably dried up/out by now. Just go slow when you rip it off. ... It should suffice to just remove the 3 screws around the left bottom corner of the bezel, and lift that left corner gently to get at the BT module. 2) Yes 3) No idea, check it before you put the bezel back ...
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Blown T420 backlight fuse, potential risks if jumping/briding?
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Re: Blown T420 backlight fuse, potential risks if jumping/briding?

Welcome to the Forum. The most likely blown fuse is either F19 (0.5A, marked F), or F3 (3A, marked P). Both are described as "fast-acting". Do NOT bridge a blown fuse, you run the risk of blowing something else! If you can manage to solder a wire to each end of the fuse on the board, you can then so...
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: T70 pushing 100 degrees under full load
Replies: 7
Views: 220

Re: T70 pushing 100 degrees under full load

Replace the thermal paste with Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut, should be a lot better than AS.
Have you tried different fans, such as the discrete ones from T61/p or T500/W500?
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Talk about USPS incompetence and waste
Replies: 19
Views: 732

Re: Talk about USPS incompetence and waste

How else would you get Air in that iPad? :twisted:
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: ThinkPad T2x & T3x Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: T23 4x beep with any (working) RAM, 1-3-3-1 without RAM
Replies: 9
Views: 373

Re: T23 4x beep with any (working) RAM, 1-3-3-1 without RAM

I can heartily recommend that Primelec mobo, it's an officially refurbed T23 12P3770 mobo! All I needed to do was use the HMD to correct the MTM/SN and install the latest 1.20 BIOS, it already had 1.06a EC. To make the laptop a bit more attractive, I also gave it my lid fixer-upper treatment . BTW, ...
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W520 WWAN FRUs?
Replies: 1
Views: 95

Re: W520 WWAN FRUs?

Since W520 can have the whitelist removed, don't stare yourself blind on quite often over-priced and under-performing "whitelisted" cards.
Huawei EM660 (maybe WL)
3G Gobi 3000/MC8355 (WL)
4G Gobi 4000/MC7550 (non-WL)
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X240 FHD upgrade
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Re: X240 FHD upgrade

Different cable/parts only apply if you go from touch to non-touch or v.v.
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Talk about USPS incompetence and waste
Replies: 19
Views: 732

Re: Talk about USPS incompetence and waste

The LLV is one thing (and interesting to read about, thank you). What is worse is how you see mail being delivered (at least in rural areas like mine) in other vehicles. Most of them are left-hand drive, the right-hand passenger seat is full of stuff, the driver is trying to 'hang on' somewhere in t...
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X240 FHD upgrade
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Re: X240 FHD upgrade

00HM745 (from the later X240 and most X250) is the best and will work fine.
Make sure you get a REAL LP125WF2-SPB2 (and not -SPB1, because they suffer from ghosting).

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