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by RealBlackStuff
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Thinkpad r40 Power On Problems
Replies: 7
Views: 119

Re: Thinkpad r40 Power On Problems

I suggest not wasting any money on those R40.
They were made by Acer and then re-badged.
Reuse whatever parts for something better.
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Thinkpad R61e 7649-AL6
Replies: 8
Views: 112

Re: Thinkpad R61e 7649-AL6

And for a WUXGA screen, see this: viewtopic.php?p=802431#p802431
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X230 - swapping TN to IPS panel
Replies: 2
Views: 49

Re: X230 - swapping TN to IPS panel

Best HD IPS screen is the LP125WH2-SLT1 (also used in the Lenovo Twist S230).
Some come with, others without touchscreen.
Apparently you can remove the touch-part from those screens, but I never tried that, as I found the non-touch screens.
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X240- what could I do with it?
Replies: 1
Views: 44

Re: X240- what could I do with it?

Both are easy enough, get their HMM (see HMM link above) For clunkpad , see this: https://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?f=69&t=126967 You need to remove the back-panel and the internal battery that covers the touchpad-bay. There are several different ways of removing/replacing that pad, dependin...
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Zender BIOS Issue?
Replies: 5
Views: 161

Re: Zender BIOS Issue?

Forget about that wifi-LED, just check your wifi-bars in the System-tray.
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T520 battery in T530
Replies: 7
Views: 130

Re: T520 battery in T530

Download the .ZIP from: https://github.com/hamishcoleman/thinkpad-ec and read the Readme under it. After unzipping it on your drive, you'll find some sub-dirs with xxx.xxx.img.d In the matching sub-dir, check the last file-extensions. If you want ONLY to remove the EC battery-check, you must add .OF...
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 1076
Views: 208447

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Not sure if that is SMD 0603 or 0402 size.
You might find one on another faulty motherboard.
Use a magnifier and some tweezers, a very fine-tipped soldering iron and some flux.
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Finally got rid of Internet Explorer
Replies: 10
Views: 243

Re: Finally got rid of Internet Explorer

Unfortunately, you replaced the IE11 with even worse [censored] = anything WebKit based. It is slow and very resource hungry. Not sure where you get your info from, but that's totally wrong! Here's a picture of some browser comparisons: https://img.raymond.cc/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/browser...
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Finally got rid of Internet Explorer
Replies: 10
Views: 243

Re: Finally got rid of Internet Explorer

I had already tried that, but it did not work.
It was saying something like I already had a newer version, so that this could not be installed. What BS!
Since I didn't want IE anymore anyway, I couldn't care less.
Good riddance to that POS piece of slow bloatware!
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 1076
Views: 208447

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

How else could I test the sens wire capacitor with my multimeter The sense wire is soldered to one side of capacitor C137, which goes to dock-connector DOCKB_DP3N. C137 is SCD1U10V2KX-4GP See page 38 from the X230 schematics. If you lose/blow/destroy C137 and/or you do not use the dock, it is enoug...
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Decision: T60p UXGA vs. X61s
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: Decision: T60p UXGA vs. X61s

After a few small chassis-modifications put a 14.1" 4:3 T61 motherboard (Intel or nVidia NVS140M) in the T60p and convert it into a true FrankenPad with Middleton's BIOS.
Up to 8GB RAM, SATA-II speed, 64-bit OS, Penryn CPU options T8100/T8300/T9300/T9500/X9000, etc.
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Finally got rid of Internet Explorer
Replies: 10
Views: 243

Re: Finally got rid of Internet Explorer

32-bit Slimjet even though my W7-Pro OS is 64-bit.
The Pale Moon browser that I use for everything else, is also 32-bit.
Faster, less "accident-prone" and less RAM-consuming than their 64-bit versions.
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FOUND: UK-adapter-plug for Logitech Squeezebox
Replies: 2
Views: 54

Re: WTB: UK-adapter-plug for Logitech Squeezebox

Thanks for the quick reply. I have that adapter currently with US plug, but as you can just slide it out, I want the UK-plug for future use in Ireland. Much better than any bulky US-to-UK adapter. Actually I just found out that older Blackberry phones use the same plugs on their adapters. It's Black...
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FOUND: UK-adapter-plug for Logitech Squeezebox
Replies: 2
Views: 54

FOUND: UK-adapter-plug for Logitech Squeezebox

Looking for the UK-adapter-plug for a Logitech Squeezebox internet radio. It's the top-right one on this picture: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71UrNqiQvlL._SX425_.jpg The official part-no. for that group of adapters is: B01MTYX2QP, but I only need the UK-one. Shipping to PA 18436...
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Finally got rid of Internet Explorer
Replies: 10
Views: 243

Finally got rid of Internet Explorer

A few days ago IE11 died on my desktop. IE11 came up with only a white screen, nothing else. Nothing I did could get it to work again! Since there is no UNinstall for this piece of crap, I manually deleted everything I could find on the drive. Only 2 files refused to be deleted: ieproxy.dll (used in...
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T520 battery in T530
Replies: 7
Views: 130

Re: T520 battery in T530

Nope, you can do just the battery-mod with EC for all xx30 Thinkpads.
I have it on a self-booting USB-stick, so I don't need to install Linux first.
My current X230 has that EC battery-mod (and an X220 batt.), but is otherwise standard.
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 CPU upgrade T7300 -> T9500
Replies: 19
Views: 661

Re: T61 CPU upgrade T7300 -> T9500

Daily haul...
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by RealBlackStuff
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T6x keyboard to USB/BT controller board
Replies: 5
Views: 204

Re: T6x keyboard to USB/BT controller board

Contact forum-member nitrocaster, he seems to have great knowledge about such things.
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: ThinkPad R400/R500 Series
Topic: Computrace Problems?
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Re: Computrace Problems?

In that case your BIOS is most likely locked with an SVP (SuperVisorPassword).
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: OS's on T42
Replies: 19
Views: 3289

Re: OS's on T42

Go to the Drivers link at the top of this page, then select e.g. A31M
Select Cat=Power mgmt and OS=XP.
Find V1.38
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W520 displayport output into an old tube tv via RCA A/V input?
Replies: 8
Views: 229

Re: W520 displayport output into an old tube tv via RCA A/V input?

Welcome to the Forum.

Rather than buying them possibly and most likely non-working cable-concoctions, why not spend a few dollars more and get them a more modern flatscreen TV with HDMI?
Or have them watch those program ON that W520?
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 306
Views: 183921

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

I had a very thorough classical education (in Europe), which included both Latin and Greek (one hour each, every school day for 5 years). Even today I can still read Greek and on my holidays in Greece I could even understand some (albeit very little). Trying to say anything in Greek (not related to ...
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Monster in the house!
Replies: 41
Views: 902

Re: Monster in the house!

Indeed!
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 306
Views: 183921

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

Image
I wondered where you'd gone...
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Monster in the house!
Replies: 41
Views: 902

Re: Monster in the house!

Some of those Dell D830 (and many others in that series) had the Sharp LQ154M1LW2A or LQ154M1LW02 WUXGA screens,
that I have been "promoting" for 15.4" T60/T61/T500/R500.
None better than those (and no, I am not sponsored by Sharp).
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 306
Views: 183921

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

Also notice the island's name: Lesvos with a v.
Not too long ago, and for centuries, if not millennia, it was called: Lesbos with a b.
But I guess that was "too insulting to women..."
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: will new keyboard solve my T410 woes?
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Re: will new keyboard solve my T410 woes?

Admin warning:

This is the same unidentified object that "messed with the futons" in ThinkPad T410 + i7 quad = possible?.

OP was reported, account deactivated, thread closed.
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Intel 6205 WiFi card failure?
Replies: 5
Views: 204

Re: Intel 6205 WiFi card failure?

How about checking/replacing the router?
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: ThinkPad T410 + i7 quad = possible?
Replies: 17
Views: 749

Re: ThinkPad T410 + i7 quad = possible?

Nobody looked at, or posted in, this thread between 09/19/2018 and 10/10/2018. A modification in ANY post is not noticeable, as this does NOT trigger the "Unread posts" group. Hence nobody noticed the spamming until now, 10 days later. Admin Notice: For whatever reason, the [original, first] post se...

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