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by RealBlackStuff
Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Microsoft Paint to be killed off after 32 years
Replies: 8
Views: 171

Re: Microsoft Paint to be killed off after 32 years

Can't even remember when I last used M$ Paint, must have been in the last century! :lol: I have been using Irfanview since about 1997. Does everything I ever need! :mrgreen: And for only a short time I also played with Ulead's Photoimpact for one or two projects. Found it too complicated for my needs.
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530 and later Series
Topic: [W530] Blank screen & four beeps
Replies: 11
Views: 151

Re: [W530] Blank screen & four beeps

Look at the pictures of offered mobos before you decide.
Check also if they are real pictures, not generic ones. Ask if need be.
Just in case: you'll want one with 4 RAM slots, 2 on top and 2 on bottom and without W8pro in the parts/frubom list.
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Need help(!) Middleton BIOS T61 Windows 10?
Replies: 7
Views: 135

Re: Need help(!) Middleton BIOS T61 Windows 10?

As long as you switch off before you remove the HD...
Remove completely to be sure.
7luj27uc.iso is the regular bootable CD Lenovo BIOS V2.29/1.08
Only need that if you don't have that version already installed.
#1 (without) and #2 (with) are M's updates for keyswap.
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Need help(!) Middleton BIOS T61 Windows 10?
Replies: 7
Views: 135

Re: Need help(!) Middleton BIOS T61 Windows 10?

Use the bootable CD version of M's BIOS and remove the hard disk before you flash.
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530 and later Series
Topic: [W530] Blank screen & four beeps
Replies: 11
Views: 151

Re: [W530] Blank screen & four beeps

Enter the serial no (without the -) here: http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/partslookup It should give you the parts as used in that machine. A motherboard there is also known as PLANAR or BDPLANAR. Get the complete partslist here: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/pd024401 and the T530/W530 ...
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: Thinkpad power series
Replies: 8
Views: 306

Re: WTB: Thinkpad power series

The above eBay link sold for $350
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Anyone have a spare W key for a t61p?
Replies: 7
Views: 195

Re: Anyone have a spare W key for a t61p?

Country is unimportant, keyboard MANUFACTURER is important! Choice of THREE different ones!
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Mysteries of the X240s
Replies: 5
Views: 103

Re: Mysteries of the X240s

Some TPs now have a LED above the letter i in the Thinkpad badge.
Could that be it?
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X201 Fan Replacement Does Not Fix Fan Error
Replies: 5
Views: 273

Re: X201 Fan Replacement Does Not Fix Fan Error

Piggyback-solder a new fuse on top of the old one.
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Mysteries of the X240s
Replies: 5
Views: 103

Re: Mysteries of the X240s

The same maybe as this? http://www3.lenovo.com/sg/en/laptops/thinkpad/thinkpad-yoga-series/Yoga-370/p/22TP2TXY370 Let the Light Guide You Yoga 370 comes with a white backlight keyboard. When you’re the last one in the office or finishing that presentation on the red-eye, you can still get the job do...
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: ** HOW TOs & FAQs **
Topic: Find warranty, parts, etc. for non-US model?
Replies: 4
Views: 85

Re: Find warranty, parts, etc. for non-US model?

The FRUs for X240 and X240s KB bezels do not match. But a touchpad-swap between X240 and X250 is doable, see: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/X250-Trackpad-in-an-X240/td-p/1846882 Presumably this (a lot cheaper than your selection) X250-touchpad should fit in the X240s: http:/...
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: ** HOW TOs & FAQs **
Topic: Find warranty, parts, etc. for non-US model?
Replies: 4
Views: 85

Re: Find warranty, parts, etc. for non-US model?

Here's a link to a translated Japanese review: https://translate.google.com/translate?tl=EN&sl=JA&hl=EN&js=y&prev=hp&u=http%3A%2F%2Fthehikaku.net%2Fpc%2Flenovo%2FThinkPad-X240s.html They mention 3 possible MTMs: 20AJ0026EN, 20AJ0024EN, 20AJ0025EN Your machine could have been a prototype and previous...
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: What to do if Computrace is activated in your TP BIOS
Replies: 67
Views: 47635

Re: What to do if Computrace is activated in your TP BIOS

See if this works: <root> <command name=”Inventory”> <property name=”OnBoardDevices.AGPSlot” value=”2” errorcode=”0xFFFFFFFC” /> <property name=”OnBoardDevices.BuiltinNIC” value=”3” errorcode=”0x0” /> <property name=”OnBoardDevices.BuiltinFloppy” value=”2” errorcode=”0xFFFFFFFC” /> <property name=”O...
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: Forum Announcements
Topic: Switch off that Tapatalk signature
Replies: 0
Views: 42

Switch off that Tapatalk signature

Sent from my [cellphone/mobile] using Tapatalk We would like to ask everybody to turn off your phone's Tapatalk signature. They're just more text added to your post and it's getting annoying to read them over and over again. This is how to do it in your phone: (assuming iOS) Tap the 'Me' icon botto...
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:08 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W700 regular BSODs.
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Re: W700 regular BSODs.

Try a PaleMoon and Firemin combo, they use minimal RAM.
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Watch and Listen!
Replies: 0
Views: 50

Watch and Listen!

Watch and listen to this (again), especially the advice at the end! Fake News Opera!
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X201 Fan Replacement Does Not Fix Fan Error
Replies: 5
Views: 273

Re: X201 Fan Replacement Does Not Fix Fan Error

Nope, the F8 fuse is sitting between the large black "58Ar" and the smaller black "60".
The fuse looks white on your picture and has a green letter "N" (or "Z" depending on angle) on it.
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: ThinkPad Yoga
Topic: Yoga 3-11 how to restore system ID to a machine?
Replies: 2
Views: 64

Re: Yoga 3-11 how to restore system ID to a machine?

Only REAL Thinkpads can use the HMD. :|
Others with UEFI-BIOS need other means.
See if any of this helps: viewtopic.php?t=122831


What is the exact Error message?
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Refurbished Thinkpad, good or bad idea? - help and suggestions
Replies: 10
Views: 280

Re: Refurbished Thinkpad, good or bad idea? - help and suggestions

You could also scrounge around this (Irish) forum: https://www.boards.ie/b/forum/9

And on Reddit I found this (older) entry: https://redd.it/2klm08
May give you some ideas.
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530 and later Series
Topic: Got a W530 off Ebay, arrived with defective screen. Please advise
Replies: 9
Views: 148

Re: Got a W530 off Ebay, arrived with defective screen. Please advise

Was it one of these? http://www.ebay.com/itm/292175817043 In there it states: Seller does not offer returns. You are covered by the eBay Money Back Guarantee if you received an item that is not as described in the listing. Or one of his earlier lot of 14: http://www.ebay.com/itm/292125804814 Here he...
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: What to replace W530?
Replies: 6
Views: 155

Re: What to replace W530?

Your signature says it all: housebreaking a younger W530 foolishly upgraded from Win7/64 to Win10. If you have done your homework, you SHOULD have (a few) backups of your W7 from before W10 $hafted you. If so, reload and off you go. Alternative: drop Micro$haft altogether and embrace Linux (Mint or ...
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Anyone have a spare W key for a t61p?
Replies: 7
Views: 195

Re: Anyone have a spare W key for a t61p?

You'll need to say if that KB is made by NMB, Alps or Chicony, since they all have different mechanisms and keys.
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T460S DC-in Jack ??!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 119

Re: T460S DC-in Jack ??!!!

Since schematics are almost impossible to find, I suggest you get one of these: http://www.ebay.com/itm/252942023181
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: Forum Notices, Questions and Suggestions
Topic: New forum for the 51nb machines
Replies: 4
Views: 961

Re: New forum for the 51nb machines

Looky here, a brand-spanking-new sub-forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Old(er) Thinkpads with New(er) Intestines: X62 / T70 / etc. It's in the ThinkPad News, Comments & Etcetera group, right after the GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comm...

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