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by RealBlackStuff
Tue Mar 05, 2024 1:48 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W541/W550 Series
Topic: Flickering Screen on Low Battery
Replies: 1
Views: 26

Re: Flickering Screen on Low Battery

That these machines even work on battery for a short time is a bonus. These are WORKstations with high power needs, not laptops that are supposed to work on batteries. If you need them to run on battery, maybe you should start charging sooner, say at around 20%? From what I have read on the web, the...
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Mar 04, 2024 12:46 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: PC110 Bits and Bobs
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Re: PC110 Bits and Bobs

As for 2), try the same command in autoexec.bat.

As for 4), bad CMOS?
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Mar 04, 2024 8:13 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: PDF annotation app for lenovo thinkpad laptop ?
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Re: PDF annotation app for lenovo thinkpad laptop ?

I use the (free) Foxit PDF reader.
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Mar 04, 2024 3:25 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: ThinkPad's Eras Tour [Large Photos]
Replies: 3
Views: 100

Re: ThinkPad's Eras Tour [Large Photos]

Nice write-up, thanks. :thumbs-UP: I also went through most of those, except my 'oldie' favourite was the T23. On and off I went through 38 (!) of them and the last one (a beauty!) I sold in 2022, due to lack of need. I used those mainly to remove passwords from other Thinkpads. But when the tweezer...
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Mar 02, 2024 1:52 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: ThinkPad T470 bios locked
Replies: 6
Views: 247

Re: ThinkPad T470 bios locked

I repeat:
You do the rest.
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Mar 02, 2024 5:00 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: ThinkPad T470 bios locked
Replies: 6
Views: 247

Re: ThinkPad T470 bios locked

It's a lot cheaper to take the finger out and spend less than $10 for a CH341A.
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Mar 02, 2024 3:03 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: ThinkPad T470 bios locked
Replies: 6
Views: 247

Re: ThinkPad T470 bios locked

Look for LENOVO BIOS AUTO-PATCHER.
You do the rest.
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Mar 02, 2024 2:44 am
Forum: ThinkPad T20-T23 & T30 Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: Replacing T23 keyboard bezel?
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Re: Replacing T23 keyboard bezel?

You might have saved yourself some money if this breakage was your problem. To remove the hinge cover, make sure to remove first the (corner-)screw from the modem and then the screw inside the CD-cage. Open the LCD all the way until it lies flat. After that, with a little gentle pressure on the 2 ou...
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Mar 02, 2024 2:08 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: The official 770 Upgrade and general information Topic
Replies: 128
Views: 225672

Re: The official 770 Upgrade and general information Topic

I assume you have looked in the Drivers link for 770z above?
There is a Windows XP installation supplement files link, which in the ReadMe says:
Support INTEL SpeedStep Processor Issue with 82440MX chipset and Soft audio/soft modem

If none of those work, remove that modem.
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Feb 28, 2024 5:18 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: What to do with R61 machines?
Replies: 11
Views: 502

Re: What to do with R61 machines?

If they are 15" 4:3 machines, there's your "Frankie" alternative.
Find UXGA screens for them, put in 8GB RAM and many people would lick their fingers to get one!
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Feb 27, 2024 8:00 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Thinkpad T440p M.2 speeds
Replies: 8
Views: 7083

Re: Thinkpad T440p M.2 speeds

NVMe drives do NOT work in a T440p, they must be mSATA.
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Feb 26, 2024 1:04 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Post your desktop.
Replies: 770
Views: 480837

Re: Post your desktop.

MasterLink wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2024 10:29 pm
I also have a T560x ..... since it has 96MB of RAM, I might go NT 4.0.
That is most likely a (Thinkpad) 560X, as a T560x does not exist (but there is a T560 from 2016).
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Feb 25, 2024 12:25 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Fan Lubricant
Replies: 6
Views: 2563

Re: Fan Lubricant

That lubrication spray was most likely the IMHO almost useless WD-40 penetrating lubricant. It is a W ater D isplacement concoction with a minimal lubrication in it, that only works for a short period, stinks and leaves streaks. A better WD-40 product, though still not perfect, is their WD-40 Specia...
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Feb 24, 2024 6:28 am
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: t43 compatible card?
Replies: 7
Views: 218

Re: t43 compatible card?

I've only installed ca. 15-20 of those in T4x machines, so I have a vague suspicion that they will fit. /s

EDIT: sorry, forgot to put the /s after my suspicion.
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Feb 24, 2024 2:28 am
Forum: ThinkPad Edge / E-series
Topic: Booting E570 from USB
Replies: 7
Views: 425

Re: Booting E570 from USB

What is a USB rescue file?
Never heard of it.
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Feb 23, 2024 12:45 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: t43 compatible card?
Replies: 7
Views: 218

Re: t43 compatible card?

Best one is the TP-Link TL-WN861N.
Try eBay.
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Feb 23, 2024 12:34 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: X260 something loose inside making a clunk when it's turned over
Replies: 4
Views: 335

Re: X260 something loose inside making a clunk when it's turned over

Get the X260 manual from the HMM link above, then take out the battery and remove the bottom cover as per instructions, using a PH0 or PH00 screwdriver.
Then find your 'clunker'.
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Feb 23, 2024 1:45 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Adaptor
Replies: 1
Views: 140

Re: Adaptor

I think you should try a USB wifi adapter for your W7.
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Feb 21, 2024 12:28 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Working 760EL for Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 205

Re: Working 760EL for Sale

As per Forum rules, you must put in an asking price.
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Feb 19, 2024 1:05 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: How much is too much? - Battery self-discharge
Replies: 1
Views: 149

Re: How much is too much? - Battery self-discharge

That's Micro$haft for you, Windows 11 "fast startup".
Should be renamed: fast destruct.
But luckily it appears that you can disable it.
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Feb 17, 2024 1:40 am
Forum: ThinkPad X100e/X120e/X130e/X140e Series
Topic: X131e Bad CMOS Battery - Unresponsive
Replies: 2
Views: 418

Re: X131e Bad CMOS Battery - Unresponsive

Compare the wires from the old and the new battery.
Are red and/or black on the same side of the connector?
Ditto for white and white?
If not, swap the new battery wires around, it got + and - the wrong way around.
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Feb 16, 2024 1:47 am
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Two external displays with T61 and docking station?
Replies: 22
Views: 2376

Re: Two external displays with T61 and docking station?

MTM says: ThinkPad T61 7659-A34 Based on 7659-XAU: T7300(2GHz), 2GB RAM, 120GB 5400rpm HD, 14.1in 1440x900 LCD, Intel X3100 , CDRW/DVDRW, 802.11abg wireless, Bluetooth, Modem, 1Gb Ethernet, UltraNav, Secure chip, 6c Li-Ion, WinXP Pro Instead of answering a few times with a bland, non-informative que...
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Feb 15, 2024 11:01 am
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Two external displays with T61 and docking station?
Replies: 22
Views: 2376

Re: Two external displays with T61 and docking station?

Why don't you give us the TYPE xxxx-yyy from your label, instead of all this dilly-dallying?
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Feb 14, 2024 12:59 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: ThinkPad A30. Can I replace the 80 gig IDE with an SSD?
Replies: 3
Views: 433

Re: ThinkPad A30. Can I replace the 80 gig IDE with an SSD?

IDE SSDs exist, but are extremely rare and expensive.
You can either replace your drive with a better/faster/larger Samsung HM160HC (IDE, 5400rpm, 160GB, fast),
or get an IDE-to-mSATA adapter with an mSATA SSD.
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Feb 12, 2024 1:36 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Issue with Intel 6300 WiFi card in my T430
Replies: 2
Views: 415

Re: Issue with Intel 6300 WiFi card in my T430

My T440p with Intel AC-7260 has the same problem. After it has fallen asleep it can take up to 3 minutes(!) to reconnect to the internet. So to avoid 'sleeping' I have an online radio station ( Classic FM ) running all the time, but with the sound muted as and when needed. My wife's X250 with AC-726...
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Feb 11, 2024 4:40 am
Forum: ** HOW TOs & FAQs **
Topic: Internet Speed Test, who can you believe?
Replies: 20
Views: 4796

Re: Internet Speed Test, who can you believe?

Been thinking about your copper cable.
If you already have fibre coming into that cabinet, I would also want fibre from there into my house!
Fibre is umpteen times faster than copper and does not care about other houses in your street/estate.
Something for a rainy sunny day!
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Feb 10, 2024 3:42 am
Forum: ** HOW TOs & FAQs **
Topic: Internet Speed Test, who can you believe?
Replies: 20
Views: 4796

Re: Internet Speed Test, who can you believe?

Found yet another speedtest, which gave me a surprising result. Left is the BEFORE result, right is the AFTER result. BEFORE: running the laptop (T440p) as-is. Make 2 small changes (as seen below the picture), taking only a few seconds, to see the results AFTER: major improvement! https://i.imgur.co...
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Feb 09, 2024 12:40 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: Upgrading x60 for fun. Have a few questions.
Replies: 4
Views: 675

Re: Upgrading x60 for fun. Have a few questions.

Welcome to the forum.

Best/fastest wifi/BT card would probably be the AX200 in mini-PCIe format, such as this AX3000

Add to your wishlist: Middleton's BIOS.

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