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by RealBlackStuff
Wed May 23, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: identify a X220 part
Replies: 4
Views: 70

Re: identify a X220 part

I guess i mixed them up with another laptop, but yes, your positions are correct.
by RealBlackStuff
Wed May 23, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 setup reasonable price
Replies: 1
Views: 36

Re: T61 setup reasonable price

In Europe I guess about €60-80 max. if it has 1280x800 LCD.
Maybe up to €100 if it has 1440x900.
It's very hard to find batteries for a 14.1" widescreen.
It's also not exactly a lightweight machine.
by RealBlackStuff
Wed May 23, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: identify a X220 part
Replies: 4
Views: 70

Re: identify a X220 part

They go left and right of the webcam, around the microphones.
by RealBlackStuff
Wed May 23, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Can I put this wifi AC to T61:Intel 7260NGW AN ?
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Re: Can I put this wifi AC to T61:Intel 7260NGW AN ?

There is no M2 slot in a T61.
1) yes
2) no
by RealBlackStuff
Tue May 22, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: W540 with high specs + touchpad mod
Replies: 6
Views: 185

Re: FS: W540 with high specs + touchpad mod

don't know what the touchpad mod is since i hate touchpads and never use them.. The X240/T440/T540/W540 came with the so-called clunkpad , one pad without any trackpoint/mouse buttons. The mod replaced the clunkpad with a proper touchpad and the 3 missing buttons. After the mod, you can still disab...
by RealBlackStuff
Tue May 22, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Upgrading my R50e's speakers did nothing
Replies: 8
Views: 150

Re: Upgrading my R50e's speakers did nothing

Both R50e and R61i were the lowest-grade model of their series.
Don't expect what just isn't there...
by RealBlackStuff
Tue May 22, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: R61i Trackpad and Trackpoint not working
Replies: 12
Views: 426

Re: R61i Trackpad and Trackpoint not working

If you only connect the keyboard and not the palmrest/trackpad, does trackpoint work?
If so forget about the trackpad, or buy another motherboard.
by RealBlackStuff
Tue May 22, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 08/07 defected GPU
Replies: 3
Views: 94

Re: T61 08/07 defected GPU

AFAIK only in 08/08 and later did they install revised nVidia chips.
OTOH, if that machine still runs fine after all these years, it may have been treated kindly.
As there is no MTM-info available, check if it might not have Intel X3100 graphics.
by RealBlackStuff
Tue May 22, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: R61i Trackpad and Trackpoint not working
Replies: 12
Views: 426

Re: R61i Trackpad and Trackpoint not working

What's the MTM on the sticker on the bottom, looks like: TYPE 1234-ABC
or the first 7 chars. from the System unit serial number in BIOS?
by RealBlackStuff
Tue May 22, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Can I put this wifi AC to T61:Intel 7260NGW AN ?
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Re: Can I put this wifi AC to T61:Intel 7260NGW AN ?

Nope, you need a card like this: https://www.ebay.com/itm/273215327211 with a 1/2-size bracket like this: https://www.ebay.com/itm/262542920366
Make sure your card says: Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260
The bracket you can make yourself from e.g. an old credit card.
by RealBlackStuff
Tue May 22, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61p - 4 or 6 GB memory
Replies: 6
Views: 155

Re: T61p - 4 or 6 GB memory

Up to 2x2GB, the RAM will run in Dual Channel mode, the rest, above 4GB, will run in Single Channel mode. Dual is slightly faster than single, but not by much, and not everywhere. On such old machines you won't notice any difference anyway, so put in what you like/have. If hunting for more, look for...
by RealBlackStuff
Tue May 22, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Options for TTAV BIOS on T41?
Replies: 8
Views: 185

Re: Options for TTAV BIOS on T41?

You can also check the (T42) BIOS with SLIC Toolkit if it now has Slic2.1.
I never had a T40/1/2, only T43, otherwise I'm sure I would have had something usable here.
by RealBlackStuff
Mon May 21, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61p - 4 or 6 GB memory
Replies: 6
Views: 155

Re: T61p - 4 or 6 GB memory

a) 2x4 GB
b) 2x4 GB
c) 2+1 or 2x2 GB (only 3GB usable)
d) 2x4 GB
by RealBlackStuff
Mon May 21, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: transfer slic
Replies: 4
Views: 157

Re: transfer slic

More likely yours says 6FET50WW if it's V1.20

Yes, they will give Slic2.1
Mind looking at 6F or 7V differences and pick the 6F.
by RealBlackStuff
Mon May 21, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: transfer slic
Replies: 4
Views: 157

Re: transfer slic

You can get a modded T500 BIOS with Slic2.1 here:
https://www.bios-mods.com/forum/Thread- ... st-Removed
or here:
https://forums.mydigitallife.net/thread ... 6/page-184
Scroll down to post #3668 by Serg008
by RealBlackStuff
Mon May 21, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Diagnosing T60 14" LCD Issues
Replies: 5
Views: 129

Re: Diagnosing T60 14" LCD Issues

You could try to replace the inverter, but my bet is on a burned-out CCFL.
It's much easier to buy a replacement LCD, rather than replace the CCFL.
If you can find a complete working lid from a 14.1" 4:3 T61, that will also fit/work.
by RealBlackStuff
Mon May 21, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Ultrabay stubs and catches
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Re: Ultrabay stubs and catches

Alternative to buying: if you're talking about the parts as shown above by turomini, find someone with a 3D printer, to copy them from an existing drive.
by RealBlackStuff
Sun May 20, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: ThinkPad Yoga
Topic: power socket vs power board repair/replacement?
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Re: power socket vs power board repair/replacement?

If you need to replace the DC-socket, this is what you need: https://www.ebay.com/itm/302224709478 Looking at the other part of that unit, if those pins are soldered, yuck, good luck! Rather than buying a whole charger, if you have older ones with barrel-plug, consider this: https://www.ebay.com/itm...
by RealBlackStuff
Sun May 20, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: REDUCED Computer Games: Sims 2 + 3, Dogz 3 + 4, Empire Earth II, Call of Duty Pack, Solitaire
Replies: 2
Views: 439

Re: FS: REDUCED Computer Games: Sims 2 + 3, Dogz 3 + 4, Empire Earth II, Call of Duty Pack, Solitaire

added 5/20/2018):
- Hoyle South Beach Solitaire - 55 different Solitaire (card) games, 100 levels of tournament play

Including all of the above, still for the same price: $25
by RealBlackStuff
Sun May 20, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: LF: T43 "MODs": SATA/MB & UXGA/Display ...
Replies: 19
Views: 714

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

Annecy wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 2:41 pm
I need a Precison ScrewDriver
Don't buy such cheap Chinese junk.
It'll wear out after only a few uses.
See this instead: https://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.p ... 58#p788758

And your TP-link card should do anywhere between 180 Mbps and 300 Mbps.
by RealBlackStuff
Sat May 19, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Thinkpad 600 resurrection
Replies: 12
Views: 247

Re: Thinkpad 600 resurrection

According to the 600 HMM:
- max. CPU was Pentium II 300 MHz.
- HDD was limited between 3.2GB and 6.4GB.
by RealBlackStuff
Sat May 19, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T43p SATA Guide (Beware pictures, 56k-ers)
Replies: 170
Views: 87319

Re: T43p SATA Guide (Beware pictures, 56k-ers)

Try to rub the RAM gold contacts with an eraser till they shine, then remove any eraser remnants and try again.
Also reseat your CPU once or twice.
When it's all put back (without the palmrest) and still no go, keep pressing on the Southbridge (Intel chip under the wifi-card) and try again.
by RealBlackStuff
Sat May 19, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: LF: T6x/T4x DVD (Multi) Burner ...
Replies: 4
Views: 200

Re: LF: T6x/T4x DVD (Multi) Burner ...

If you regularly burn CDs or DVDs, get a proper external full-size (5.25") USB-unit. I use this: Housing with its own power supply: http://www.cooldrives.com/media/catalog/product/cache/17/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/i/m/image_541.jpg Drive: 5.25" ASUS DRW-24B1ST It works with every PC or...
by RealBlackStuff
Sat May 19, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Triple boot?
Replies: 4
Views: 166

Re: Triple boot?

Get an X240, it can have 3 drives.
by RealBlackStuff
Sat May 19, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X240: was LF EDID Registry entry, FOUND: Intel's own EDID override!!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 1067

Re: X240: was LF EDID Registry entry, FOUND: Intel's own EDID override!!!!

Unfortunately that 00HM134 still did not solve the problem.
But it does work under Linux.
I tried Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon "Sarah, but will try "Sylvia next", should also be OK.

Methinks the time has come to start saying Good Bye to Windows.
I was already planning that anyway...
by RealBlackStuff
Fri May 18, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: VOIP
Replies: 2
Views: 159

Re: VOIP

My wife had a shop with a MagicJack phone. Worked like a charm. She closed the shop and the MJ account about 4 years ago, but she still gets occasional telephone-messages via email. And the number is still 'alive'. MJ is great for taking abroad as well. When you use the MJ in e.g. France to call ano...

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