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by RealBlackStuff
Thu Oct 14, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Thinkpad R60 WiFi Card options
Replies: 1
Views: 185

Re: Thinkpad R60 WiFi Card options

With those antique OSes you should NOT go online, ever!
But if you insist: AR9380 has drivers for W2K and XP.
More info on the T60/T61 forum.
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Oct 14, 2021 4:01 am
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: T43p SATA Guide (There are pictures, it's 2020)
Replies: 190
Views: 156456

Re: T43p SATA Guide (There are pictures, it's 2020)

This is the correct one: (as shown here: viewtopic.php?p=617507#p617507)

27 RX_P = Receiver POS (your A+)
28 RX_M = Receiver NEG (your A-)

32 TX_P = Transmitter POS (your B+)
31 TX_M = Transmitter NEG (your B-)

Better believe me, I have only done this about 150 times...
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Oct 14, 2021 1:17 am
Forum: ThinkPad Yoga
Topic: Yoga 460, Ribbon cable trackpad to mainboard
Replies: 2
Views: 271

Re: Yoga 460, Ribbon cable trackpad to mainboard

Google for: 460_yoga_frubom_20170424.pdf p40_yoga14_mt20fy_yoga460_hmm_en_sp40j47499_01.pdf Looks like P40 and Yoga14 and Yoga460 all use the same parts. The frubom has these two touchpads (but no mention of a cable): 00JT977 N CS15S_3+2BCP,MYLR,BLK,CHY 00JT978 N CS15S_3+2BCP,MYLR,SIL,CHY Here's a p...
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Oct 13, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: ThinkPad Machine Type - Model lookup table *PIC*
Replies: 25
Views: 27703

Re: ThinkPad Machine Type - Model lookup table *PIC*

Don't want to spoil your enthusiasm, but: Telegram's bots aren't secured using its encryption protocol, MTProto. Instead, the bot platform relies on Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol used in HTTPS web encryption – which isn't robust enough on its own. In view of the current security and data b...
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Oct 13, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: HDD caddies, HDD covers, Cardbus Cards
Replies: 0
Views: 60

FS: HDD caddies, HDD covers, Cardbus Cards

For sale: Caddies for Thinkpads: https://i.imgur.com/eoJerhVm.jpg 16 ea. 2.5" HDD caddies for A2x/A3x/T2x/T3x/T4x/R5x and many others https://i.imgur.com/fM6IwIYm.jpg 9 ea. 2.5" HDD caddies for T6x/X6x/R6x/Z6x/Tx00/Rx00/Tx20/Tx30/X20x/X220/X230 and many others Fits 7mm/9mm/12mm high drives. 100 HDD...
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Oct 12, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: T420 Cursor Problem
Replies: 14
Views: 309

Re: T420 Cursor Problem

If you use the trackpoint, you may have a bad/worn keyboard.
If you use the trackpad, maybe replace that, or even the whole palmrest??
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Oct 12, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Is this too many laptops in your opinion?
Replies: 33
Views: 3927

Re: Is this too many laptops in your opinion?

Bit OT, but I have given up on Thermal Grizzly already. I started with Hydronaut and was quite happy. Then I 'up'graded to Kryonaut, but that 'improvement' didn't last very long. As soon as a temperature of 80 Celsius (or more) is reached only once, the effectiveness of Kryonaut goes downhill fast! ...
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Oct 12, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: ThinkPad P1/P40/P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: P50 Not Turning On
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: P50 Not Turning On

According to the P50 frubom/parts list and the PSREF, only a 170w PSU is listed, so that may well be your problem.
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Oct 11, 2021 3:33 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: AX210NGW WiFi 6E
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: AX210NGW WiFi 6E

Whitelist mod: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ce7kqUEccUM
To give you an idea of the antenna-connector difference, check the pictures here: https://www.amazon.com/Superbat-Female- ... B07T1G2HZF
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Oct 11, 2021 1:05 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: Mini PCI-e Wifi Card for X230
Replies: 8
Views: 853

Re: Mini PCI-e Wifi Card for X230

Do the X230 wifi-antenna cables fit onto that AX3000 card without any adapter?
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Oct 11, 2021 12:55 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: AX210NGW WiFi 6E
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: AX210NGW WiFi 6E

Not without a BIOS mod.
And you may also need IPEX4 to MHF4 antenna-adapters.
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Oct 09, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: So, who's ready to take the covid-19 vaccine ?
Replies: 233
Views: 23329

Re: So, who's ready to take the covid-19 vaccine ?

@789:
One more post like this, and we will seriously consider throwing you off this Forum!
You have been warned!
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Oct 09, 2021 3:19 am
Forum: Windows 10/11/etc.
Topic: The Great Windows 11 Computer Extinction Experiment
Replies: 16
Views: 1802

Re: The Great Windows 11 Computer Extinction Experiment

If you use the (contemporary to your model) Lenovo Recovery Disks, you can easily install W7 on old(er) laptops. Just do NOT run any updates after that, other than missing drivers. My daily driver T440p had a 'fresh' W7 install from Lenovo T440p recovery disks back in 2018, when I first got it. Not ...
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Oct 08, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB SelectaBase 770 (and dock iii)
Replies: 7
Views: 642

Re: WTB SelectaBase 770 (and dock iii)

Mine was the 2877 Dock II.
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Oct 08, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T440p with discrete fan and integrated GPU: major improvement
Replies: 6
Views: 246

Re: T440p with discrete fan and integrated GPU: major improvement

In case someone recognizes WHO makes this T440p heatsink+fan 0C53568:
Image

Larger image of the above
Larger fan-details
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Oct 08, 2021 12:14 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T440p with discrete fan and integrated GPU: major improvement
Replies: 6
Views: 246

Re: T440p with discrete fan and integrated GPU: major improvement

This is not a mod, just a plain replacement of an iGPU fan with a dGPU fan. (Complete heatsink+fan, not just the fan!) Mine has FRU 0C53568, can't see who it was made by. Bought mine for $28, nowadays they are anywhere between $60 and $100 (and exceedingly rare!). List of all the heatsinks+fan for T...
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Oct 07, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB SelectaBase 770 (and dock iii)
Replies: 7
Views: 642

Re: WTB SelectaBase 770 (and dock iii)

Strange, for that heavy dock to Oz I paid only €54.- (dimensions 32 x 10 x 39 cm, any weight up to 5KG)

My next shipment is a laptop to Switzerland for €38.- (dimensions 40 x 31 x 11 cm, any weight up to 5KG)
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Oct 07, 2021 6:27 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: [solved] x200 and x301 drivers?
Replies: 6
Views: 180

Re: x200 and x301 drivers?

If you are a bit patient, become an active Forum member with useful postings, there's a good solution here: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=128170
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Oct 07, 2021 1:37 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Why THINKPADS & who's 2nd best ?
Replies: 83
Views: 14677

Re: Why THINKPADS & who's 2nd best ?

Just wondering, how much do you guys get paid by Dell to write positive stuff about them on a Thinkpad forum?
Do you believe that Dell is 2nd (or even 1st) best?
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Oct 05, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T440p with discrete fan and integrated GPU: major improvement
Replies: 6
Views: 246

T440p with discrete fan and integrated GPU: major improvement

Probably preaching to the choir, but I finally got around to putting the discrete fan in my T440p with iGPU. It had been sitting (almost forgotten) in my cupboard since December 2019! The other day, when I wanted to refresh the thermal paste in my T440p with i7-4702MQ, I suddenly remembered that I s...
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Oct 04, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Re-use optical drive as an external one
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: Re-use optical drive as an external one

You can get USB housings for it on feeBay, such as this: https://www.ebay.ie/itm/294367432252
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Oct 04, 2021 3:57 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: X300 LCD or backlight failing
Replies: 11
Views: 429

Re: X300 LCD or backlight failing

No can do.
T61 motherboard has an 80-pin LCD-connector, the X300 connector is only 44-pin.
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Oct 03, 2021 1:21 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: X300 LCD or backlight failing
Replies: 11
Views: 429

Re: X300 LCD or backlight failing

Try forum-member axur-delmeria, he's in Metro Manila.
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Oct 03, 2021 1:18 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: T520 Trackpoint buttons inactive
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: T520 Trackpoint buttons inactive

What if...
in BIOS/Config/Keyboard the trackpoint and/or touchpad is DISabled?
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Oct 02, 2021 2:00 am
Forum: ThinkPad Edge / E-series
Topic: E430-Error Message for Lenovo Solutions for Small Business
Replies: 6
Views: 337

Re: E430-Error Message for Lenovo Solutions for Small Business

I can't (and won't) say anything useful about W10.
All my machines (except T23 with XP) are sill running W7 and will continue to do so.
Any Lenovo-specific rubbish has been uninstalled long time ago.
To get some idea, read Suggested Lenovo (and ms) bloatware that can be removed.
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Oct 02, 2021 12:08 am
Forum: ThinkPad Edge / E-series
Topic: E430-Error Message for Lenovo Solutions for Small Business
Replies: 6
Views: 337

Re: E430-Error Message for Lenovo Solutions for Small Business

Looks like Solutions for Small Business Customization (6/19/2012) is the sinner.
Uninstall it via Control Panel/Programs or whatever else Micro$haft concocted on W10.
I guess you "upgraded" from W7 to W10, rather than fresh install W10?
Maybe you should do the latter.

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