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by RealBlackStuff
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: 170W/20V genuine Lenovo adapter 45N0117 for W520/W530
Replies: 0
Views: 42

FS: 170W/20V genuine Lenovo adapter 45N0117 for W520/W530

For Sale: Genuine Lenovo 170W/20V charger/adapter 45N0177 with 'keyed' barrel DC-plug. 2-prong mains cable included. Fits W520/W530 (and others, if you clear the key-bits inside the plug). For further 'mods' see: https://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?p=730218#p730218 or https://forums.lenovo.co...
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Retro Thinkpad T61p Build! Warning PICS!
Replies: 23
Views: 423

Re: Retro Thinkpad T61p Build! Warning PICS!

Here is the definition of retro: imitative of a style, fashion, or design from the recent past. Is the t61p a design from the recent past? YES Your T61p is not an imitative , it is the very design T61p itself. Nothing to do with retro. And nobody forces you to post here, but if you do, we expect pe...
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: ThinkPad t430 hard drive size confusion - customer support anger
Replies: 4
Views: 106

Re: ThinkPad t430 hard drive size confusion - customer support anger

Welcome to the Forum. How long have you had your #1 T430? You want to tell us that you never knew the size of its HD or SSD? And how was it shown or decided, that a CMOS-battery prevented it from booting? You say your warranty has expired, yet your supplier replaced the machine? With what? And check...
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Retro Thinkpad T61p Build! Warning PICS!
Replies: 23
Views: 423

Re: Retro Thinkpad T61p Build! Warning PICS!

@storm-chaser: Those rules originated in 2004, when the Forum was first set up. They have since been modified many times, but if an Admin makes any changes, that is not shown by a footnote. And ajkula66 has hit the nail on the head with his remarks about limited phone-access. Because we know that th...
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: LF: T43 "MODs": SATA/MB & UXGA/Display ...
Replies: 7
Views: 137

Re: LF: T43 "MODs": SATA/MB & UXGA/Display ...

Objection, Your Honor!
That UXGA-link is for a LED-mod, which ONLY applies to 15" T60 and/or R60/R61.
T43/p can NOT work with such a screen.
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60 2623D3U Black Screen
Replies: 6
Views: 127

Re: T60 2623D3U Black Screen

Yes and Yes.
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60 2623D3U Black Screen
Replies: 6
Views: 127

Re: T60 2623D3U Black Screen

ANY T60 motherboard will work, as long as it is one made for the 14.1"/15" model (like the linked one) NOT suited are 14.1" widescreen and 15.4" widescreen mobos. You can swap out all other parts (incl. CPU) between machines/mobos. For how-to download the Manual from the HMM link above. Alternativel...
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60 2623D3U Black Screen
Replies: 6
Views: 127

Re: T60 2623D3U Black Screen

Welcome to the Forum.
Most likely a half-dead GPU: internal NOK, external OK.
ATI X1400 is infamously known for running rather hot, which does not exactly keep the GPU fit.
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: New W500 Camera & other
Replies: 11
Views: 466

Re: New W500 Camera & other

You could also put in a WUXGA screen (1920x1200), see https://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?t=124446
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Possibility of X240/X250 upgrade to 13.3?
Replies: 7
Views: 394

Re: Possibility of X240/X250 upgrade to 13.3?

SPB3 (very good) or SPB4 (the best and brightest) will also work, provided you are able to cut off the mounting eyelets on both short sides. I got an SPB3 (SPB4 was not available at that time) and cut those bits off with a Wiss cutter (metal shears) and put that in my X240. See also https://forum.th...
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Please give advice on purchasing a used IBM Thinkpad T60p in 2018
Replies: 82
Views: 45363

Re: Please give advice on purchasing a used IBM Thinkpad T60p in 2018

Don't want to be obnoxious here, but why use a screensaver? If you walk away from your machine, you shouldn't ask it to keep working, it deserves a break as well! My suggestion: After x minutes of non-use, let the screen go off, no saver. You are not using it, so I guess you are also not supposed to...
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 magn."motherboard tray" casting faults=holes ?
Replies: 3
Views: 169

Re: T61 magn."motherboard tray" casting faults=holes ?

Don't blame Lenovo for that! Blame whomever sold you that unit! (S)he was the one that wrecked those holes/posts. And magnesium frames have never been known for having just one color. Even new ones can have every shade between silver and dark grey. Over time they discolor at different rates in diffe...
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: My X220 i7 has died
Replies: 1
Views: 101

Re: My X220 i7 has died

Remove CMOS battery for a few minutes.
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: NEC Versa VXi laptop from the year 2000 / Reduced
Replies: 7
Views: 690

Re: FS: NEC Versa VXi laptop from the year 2000 / Reduced

Device Manager says:
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_7195&SUBSYS_80CC1033&REV_00
Intel(r) AC'97 Audio Controller
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: found: T60/T61 14
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Re: LF: T60/T61 14

In size 14.1" 4:3 T61 I have:
- complete lid with SXGA+
- bare base/chassis/palmrest plus complete lid with SXGA+ (NO motherboard/keyboard/drives/cards/RAM etc.)
PM me if interested.


Apologies, no longer available.
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: memory upgrade for x230
Replies: 17
Views: 315

Re: memory upgrade for x230

Check for 8GB or even 2x8GB Samsung/Hynix/Elpida/Kingston on e.g. www.eBay.de
A LOT cheaper than Lenovo. (1,641 Czech Koruna equals 80.30 US Dollar)
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: various LCD-cables for T4x/R5x/T6x/R6x/X20xs
Replies: 0
Views: 64

FS: various LCD-cables for T4x/R5x/T6x/R6x/X20xs

For Sale: Loadz of LCD-cables! Qty. available: 1 ea. T4x 14.1" XGA 91P6804/91P6786 - $7 2 ea. T4x 14.1" SXGA+ 91P6938/91P6942 - $10 1 ea. T4x 15" XGA 91P6881/91P6891 - $7 1 ea. R5x 15" SXGA+ Non-IPS 91P6875/91P6876 - $15 1 ea. R6x 15" 4:3 XGA/SXGA+ 91P6985 - $10 1 ea. R6x 15" 4:3 XGA/SXGA+ 91P4297 ...
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Display problem X220i Tablet
Replies: 50
Views: 1218

Re: Display problem X220i Tablet

The schematics have either the exact fuse-name near it or its value, check page 32.
Usually they are fast-acting size 0603: https://www.fusesunlimited.com/products ... ntfuse0603
Amp Letter

Code: Select all

0.25	D
0.375	E
0.5	F
0.75	G
1	H
1.25	J
1.5	K
1.75	L
2	N
2.5	O
3	P
3.5	R
4	S
5	T
7	W
8	X
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Cannot control processor clock via NHC. What is wrong?
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Re: Cannot control processor clock via NHC. What is wrong?

Try and install Middleton's BIOS, then upgrade the CPU to T8100/T8300/T9300/T9500 or even X9000.
Those CPUs may give you better control.


Question: since when is Hanoi located in United States?
Your proper Location would be appreciated.
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Advice regarding W700
Replies: 6
Views: 2068

Re: Advice regarding W700

The 5 beeps might come from a dying CMOS battery, but could also have something to do with Intel's shoddy ME.
Can you disable that in BIOS?
Quite often the beeps go away.
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Display problem X220i Tablet
Replies: 50
Views: 1218

Re: Display problem X220i Tablet

If you're talking fuses, I usually get mine from http://www.newark.com/ but there are also others such as https://www.digikey.com/ and https://www.mouser.com/ If you are handy with a soldering iron and tiny SMD fuses, you can either replace them, or solder a new one piggyback style on top of the old...
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: 4:3 models
Replies: 5
Views: 230

Re: WTB: 4:3 models

NEC Versa VXi laptop from the year 2000
4:3 screen as requested.

Several ThinkPad laptops, all with 4:3 screen:
14.1" T23
14.1" T40
12.1" X41T Tablet
14.1" R52
15" R52
14.1" R60
14.1" T60

Let me know which one(s) you are interested in.
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Display problem X220i Tablet
Replies: 50
Views: 1218

Re: Display problem X220i Tablet

X220 and X220t have almost identical schematics, for D/L see here: https://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?t=121522
Fuse locations should also be almost identical.
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: 2018 Grand National in Aintree, UK
Replies: 0
Views: 36

2018 Grand National in Aintree, UK

For those of you who missed this fabulous horse race: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtYa1bdQw5s
Watch at FULL screen!
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Change Hard Disk on T43
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: Change Hard Disk on T43

Welcome to the Forum.

The best (PATA/IDE) HD would be 160GB/5400rpm Samsung HM160HC.
Or find someone who can SATA-mod your machine, after which you can use any SATA-I downwards-compatible HD or SSD.

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