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by RealBlackStuff
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Is Chinese battery bad?
Replies: 3
Views: 61

Re: Is Chinese battery bad?

But it is a known fact that Panasonic batteries (if that's really what they are...) last longer than any other brand!
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60p acting flakey - slow resume from sleep, wifi dropouts, mouse skipping
Replies: 8
Views: 230

Re: T60p acting flakey - slow resume from sleep, wifi dropouts, mouse skipping

Any non-widescreen T60 or T60p mobo (both Intel and ATI graphics) will fit and work.

I have two T60p mobos with ATI FireGL V5200 (not 5250) for sale, see: http://theboardroom.info/stock1.html
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1562
Views: 165681

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

As I mentioned before , Lenovo produces over 30 different Series of laptops, some even more shoddy than the other! If they would just limit themselves to, say, 10 Series, they could save millions already! And also limit the huge number of different keyboards (not considering different language layo...
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: ThinkPad Yoga
Topic: Is the Yoga a good laptop for Teens?
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Re: Is the Yoga a good laptop for Teens?

Check your Private messages at the top of this page.
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Can Libreboot enable SATA II ?
Replies: 10
Views: 173

Re: Can Libreboot enable SATA II ?

X60/T60/R60 are all limited to 3GB RAM and SATA I.
X61/T61/R61 can get up to 8GB RAM and Middleton's BIOS with SATA II.
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: T43P with 15" XGA, DVD-Multi, 2200BG wifi, 100GB HD with W7
Replies: 0
Views: 64

FS: T43P with 15" XGA, DVD-Multi, 2200BG wifi, 100GB HD with W7

FOR SALE: (a becoming exceedingly rare...) T43p (2668-H2U) P M 750(1.86GHz), 2GB RAM, 100GB 5400rpm HD, 15in XGA (1024x768) LCD, 128MB ATI FireGL V3200 , CDRW/DVDRW, Intel 802.11bg wireless, Bluetooth/Modem, 1Gb Ethernet, UltraNav, Secure chip, Fingerprint reader, 6c Li-Ion batt, WinXP Pro The mach...
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Installing classic keyboard into X230 with EC firmware mod
Replies: 313
Views: 56993

Re: Installing classic keyboard into X230 with EC firmware mod

How did you miss the Retro laptop? viewtopic.php?f=77&t=118165
Loooooooong read (52 pages) but the end/reveal is near: early October 2017
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: ThinkPad Yoga
Topic: Is the Yoga a good laptop for Teens?
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Re: Is the Yoga a good laptop for Teens?

The Yogas are too wimpy and breakable for that. On eBay alone there are currently over 1,400 Yogas for sale, NOT a sign of reliability I would say. I would suggest an X230 with IPS screen. It's a lot more robust. Or get her an X250 if budget allows, longer battery life. Either way, tell her that lap...
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: t450s - trackpoint not working after keyboard replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 252

Re: t450s - trackpoint not working after keyboard replacement

Try to (re)insert the keyboard connector.
You might also have dirt in the motherboard's KB-connector.
Or you got a bad keyboard.
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Updating processor
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Re: Updating processor

If you have already 2.26 or 2.27 you're good to go.
Otherwise yes, before you put in the new CPU.
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Updating processor
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Re: Updating processor

Intel T5500/T5600/T7200/T7400/T7600 will all fit and are quite affordable. (T7200 recommended)
After that you can still only use ~3GB RAM, but 64-bit OS will work fine.
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1562
Views: 165681

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

If a classic keyboard is all we get... Let's wait till the first forum member has bought a T25, then have him/her take the keyboard and palmrest off for close inspection. With a bit of luck the "old" T420/x220 keyboard has been reused, possibly with different connectors. All we then would probably n...
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:00 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: G555 screen on a G550?
Replies: 1
Views: 46

Re: G555 screen on a G550?

The "standard" difference between such machines is: G55 0 has Intel CPU G55 5 has AMD CPU Otherwise they are usually the same. There is no HMM for G550, but there is one for G555: https://www.manualowl.com/m/Lenovo/G555/Manual/117923 AFAIK both use a 15.6" 16:9 glossy LED-screen (1366×768), almost c...
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1562
Views: 165681

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

Which then bears the question, WHY does Lenovo have to waste time and money on a horrendous amount of series of laptop models, that begin with numbers and almost every letter of the alphabet? 100 11 13 2-in1 300 700 A B E Edge G Helix Ideapad K L LaVie Legion Lenovo N P S T Twist U V W X Y Yoga Z An...
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220s?
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: X220s?

by RealBlackStuff
Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T430s display incredibly dark
Replies: 1
Views: 56

Re: T430s display incredibly dark

You probably blew a fuse.
On the T430 they would be near the LCD connector:
- F3 ERBRD3R00X 32V-3A - most likely for backlight
- F19 ERBRD0R50X 32V-0.5A
T430s fuses are most likely the same.
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Motherboard & Heatsink Compatabilty
Replies: 1
Views: 141

Re: Motherboard & Heatsink Compatabilty

You have an nVidia mobo now with discrete fan.
The mobo that's coming (14.1" widescreen) has an Intel GPU.
It can use the same discrete fan you have now.

The other way around would not work.
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T2x & T3x Series
Topic: Thinking about a Thinkpad T23....
Replies: 3
Views: 154

Re: Thinking about a Thinkpad T23....

Just realizing that shipping to UK might be prohibitive, what with Customs charging duty over both laptop AND shipping!
Shipping alone will be between $75 and $90.
And the T23 will be at least the same, if not more, depending on specs.
So PM me if still interested.
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1562
Views: 165681

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

I still don't understand why Apple can do 16:10, Microsoft can do 3:2 and Lenovo can only do the sh!ttiest of them all 16:9.
There's absolutely NO excuse for that, and even less for them to keep procuring the crappiest of the crappy LCDs!
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1562
Views: 165681

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

It is the real deal. You can write and defend all you like, but the facts remain: - switching over to 16:9 is the most stupid thing ANY laptop manufacturer could have ever done, and - killing the classic keyboard is the most stupid thing Lenovo has ever done (so far). Fat lot of good this one-off R...
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Problems with ZDNET News emails
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: Problems with ZDNET News emails

Thanks for the suggestions. I have done all those things (and more), nothing worked. I even installed Firefox :oops: but that was no help so got thrown out straight away again. Finally updated my Router (Asus RT-N66U) with the latest Tomato Shibby v140 firmware (I had v138 on it). http://tomato.groo...
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T2x & T3x Series
Topic: Thinking about a Thinkpad T23....
Replies: 3
Views: 154

Re: Thinking about a Thinkpad T23....

Welcome to the forum.

I have a few T23 machines for sale, incl. wifi, floppy, zip, CD/DVD and hard drives.
Going out for the night, will reply tomorrow.
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1562
Views: 165681

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

https://i.imgur.com/ilLZO2e.jpg Reading that twitter: David Hill : Blue is the color of the enter key & the letter P on the ThinkPad nameplate. On the picture that P is RED , not BLUE . Is David Hill colorblind as well? The plot thickens... Found on Reddit: https://i.imgur.com/m4qXngs.png And it lo...
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Problems with ZDNET News emails
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Problems with ZDNET News emails

I'm getting daily emails from ZDNET: - ZDNET Tech Today - US - ZDNET Must Read News Today - US Since a few days I can't read any of their links, such as: Equifax confirms Apache Struts security flaw it failed to patch is to blame for hack iPhone X: How outrageous is that $999 price tag? They all go ...
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1562
Views: 165681

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

I may have shouted too early! :oops: On closer inspection, that picture is most likely "photoshopped" to confuse everybody. Looking at the "blackness" of the lid and the palmrest, the lid bezel is "blacker" than the palmrest! And measuring the lid height and palmrest height, there IS a noticeable di...
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1562
Views: 165681

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

Found some more from the same source: https://www.lenovopartner.com/documents/197/22487027/notebook2.png/ Ibthink corrected this as X1 Carbon Gen 5 https://www.lenovopartner.com/documents/197/22487027/notebook3.png/ Ibthink corrected this as X1 Yoga Gen 1 Just in case: I saved them also on my PC. Bu...
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1562
Views: 165681

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

Now ALL the LEDs are missing and the Fokkers STILL put on a 16:9 screen!
What a load of garbage!
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1/X1C
Topic: X1 Carbon touch 1st gen
Replies: 8
Views: 240

Re: X1 Carbon touch 1st gen

What happens if you switch batteries between them? (and check what FRU and P/N or ASM they have)

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