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by RealBlackStuff
Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X61s LCD replacement - equivalent panels?
Replies: 8
Views: 861

Re: X61s LCD replacement - equivalent panels?

Use software like HWinfo to list the 'innards' of your laptop(s).
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Looking for a 15" T60 WWAN blank cover 41V9910
Replies: 0
Views: 35

Looking for a 15" T60 WWAN blank cover 41V9910

Anybody have a bad/broken/cracked/superfluous 15" T60 lid laying around? (Must be 15" T60, any others won't do.) On the right hand side there is an option for a WWAN-antenna (which would stick out and have a red antenna wire attached). Without this WWAN-antenna there should be a blank cover 41V9910 ...
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420 Running Hot?
Replies: 3
Views: 63

Re: T420 Running Hot?

Huh? Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut IS thermal paste.
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Check here if your IBM/Lenovo Laptop/Desktop is Linux Certified
Replies: 0
Views: 31

Check here if your IBM/Lenovo Laptop/Desktop is Linux Certified

Interesting piece found on Lenovo's website: an overview of Linux Certifications for IBM/Lenovo hardware.
Linux for Personal Systems
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420 Running Hot?
Replies: 3
Views: 63

Re: T420 Running Hot?

Clean the fan and CPU and put on fresh Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut . "Refurbished" usually means: remove HDD/SSD and then throw it on eBay. It does NOT mean: checked and cleaned everything and replaced thermal paste! Have a look at this craptop: https://www.ebay.com/itm/401497666178 In the description ...
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: What is the 14 inch, and 15.x inch sibling of x230?
Replies: 30
Views: 1164

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

Most W530 (but not all !!!) can also come with 4 RAM slots (2 top, 2 bottom) for 4x8=32GB RAM.
T530 only has 2 slots.
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Merging two SSD's into one - Boot three OS's
Replies: 4
Views: 130

Re: Merging two SSD's into one - Boot three OS's

An easy way out would be to change one HDD/SSD for an mSATA one and put that in your WAN-slot. I have the same setup in an X230, with a 250GB mSATA SSD with W7 in the WAN-slot and a 500gb 7200rpm HD in the drive-bay for storage. That HDD is set to power down after 3 minutes of non-use. Try this: htt...
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: If you have W10 and want ANTISPYware, read this
Replies: 3
Views: 113

If you have W10 and want ANTISPYware, read this

If you insist you want W10 and are looking for ways to (apparently) cut down on Micro$haft's spying, check this out:
https://www.howtogeek.com/273513/why-yo ... indows-10/

(PS: I'm not using it, since I have no W10, but others might be interested...)
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 random power off fault, both in use and asleep
Replies: 5
Views: 174

Re: X220 random power off fault, both in use and asleep

In that case a replacement X220 motherboard comes to mind, much cheaper.
If you get one with i7 CPU, you'd also get USB3.0.
Saw this: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/253443485762
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 random power off fault, both in use and asleep
Replies: 5
Views: 174

Re: X220 random power off fault, both in use and asleep

Welcome to the Forum.

I think the battery is giving out to you.
Have you tried with only AC and battery removed?
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1xxe Series
Topic: Change screen to lower resolution
Replies: 6
Views: 224

Re: Change screen to lower resolution

X120e has this same LCD, BUT WITH extra TOUCH: http://www.panelook.com/LP116WH1-TLP1_L ... 13810.html
Found here: https://www.ebay.com/itm/122946692849

Good luck finding a same-size same-pinout 40-pin 1280x720 touch-screen.
Check Chromebook screenss from e.g. Acer or HP.
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 was just display issues Pink instead of white now worse
Replies: 2
Views: 148

Re: T61 was just display issues Pink instead of white now worse

Is that Intel or nVidia?
Did you check the fuses next to the motherboard's LCD-connector?
Did you disconnect battery and charger when you replaced the LCD?
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: T420
Replies: 5
Views: 226

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: 809
Views: 129417

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: SOLD: X601s Frankenpad
Replies: 5
Views: 2677

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: 23
Views: 626

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: 23
Views: 626

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: 3
Views: 185

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: 171

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: 146

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: 30
Views: 1164

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: 13
Views: 2533

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: 520

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: 53

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: 218

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: 97

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: 276

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: 218

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!

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