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by RealBlackStuff
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Keyboard choice/reccomendations
Replies: 3
Views: 269

Re: Keyboard choice/reccomendations

Have a look at DREVO Their various KBs come with all sorts of different switches, Cherry MX, Outemu, Gateron, etc. I'm using their mechanical 88-key Tenkeyless Drevo Tyrving V2 with Outemu brown switches and UK-English layout. Obviously I have switched off the Xmas lights (don't need those), but tha...
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Red vertical artifacts on X61s screen - no easy fix?
Replies: 7
Views: 176

Re: Red vertical artifacts on X61s screen - no easy fix?

You need to remove the LCD bezel first, and then put the "pressure-material" (paper or carton) between the edge of the LCD and whatever space is there above it. I don't think that between LCD and bezel works. But this is only guesswork. For that LCD price from Israel you could buy a whole other mach...
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Red vertical artifacts on X61s screen - no easy fix?
Replies: 7
Views: 176

Re: Red vertical artifacts on X61s screen - no easy fix?

The Ultralight screen is the 13N7092, made by TMD (Toshiba Mobile Display).

The purple problem seems to be a faulty column-driver.
You can try to carefully/gently rub the top of the screen above that spot, or even put a piece of paper/carton there.
No guarantee though...
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Finally the correct description of what Americans call football.
Replies: 12
Views: 227

Re: Finally the correct description of what Americans call football.

axur-delmeria wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:13 am
This reminds me of John Cleese's rant about American football.
Thank you for posting that!
I totally agree with him!
Couldn't have said it better myself! :mrgreen:
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: SOLD: X61s, X61s, X60s all working
Replies: 4
Views: 246

Re: FS: X61s, X51s, X60s all working .. $75 OBO

Most people think there is only one Vancouver , and that it's in British Columbia, Canada. Other cities have similar problems, e.g. there are at least 10 (ten) cities of Dublin worldwide. The only real one (my hometown) is Dublin in Ireland, the others are mostly in USA. Berlin is worse, there are d...
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: How to fix Burn marks on the palmrest X240 ?
Replies: 10
Views: 224

Re: How to fix Burn marks on the palmrest X240 ?

OCD comes to mind?
Hard to wash down with IPA...
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Finally the correct description of what Americans call football.
Replies: 12
Views: 227

Finally the correct description of what Americans call football.

Finally! The correct description of what Americans call "football" . It would be pedantic to go into all the ways football is one of the worst athletic contrivances in history, falling just under boxing and a few notches below those Roman blood orgies fought between slaves when it comes to health ou...
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: [x240] Upgrade IPS 720p touch to 1080p no-touch
Replies: 6
Views: 135

Re: [x240] Upgrade IPS 720p touch to 1080p no-touch

You may stiil need an FHD LCD-cable (00HM134 or 00HM135 or OC46007), but try your 'old' cable first.
You won't damage the screen with the wrong cable.
But DISCONNECT both internal and external battery before you swap the LCD!
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60 compatible parts
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Re: T60 compatible parts

There are only a few T60 models: 14.1" 4:3, 14.1" widescreen 16:10 15" 4:3 , 15.4" widescreen 16:10 Yours is the 15" 4:3. When those HMMs were printed, not all models were known/listed, so ignore the missing ones. If it's a 15" 4:3 model, every 15" 4:3 part will fit (except fans for either integrate...
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60 compatible parts
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Re: T60 compatible parts

Ex factory it looked like this: T60 1951-V5X Based on 1951-CTO: T5500(1.66GHz), 1GB RAM, 40GB 5400rpm HD, 15in 1024x768 LCD, Intel 950, CDRW/DVDRW, Intel 802.11abg wireless, Bluetooth/Modem, 1Gb Ethernet, UltraNav, Secure chip, Fingerprint reader, 6c Li-Ion batt, WinXP Home Note the highlighted (by ...
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: [x240] Upgrade IPS 720p touch to 1080p no-touch
Replies: 6
Views: 135

Re: [x240] Upgrade IPS 720p touch to 1080p no-touch

From T430/T530/W530/X230 onwards you also need to download the partslist, also called a frubom list. For X240 go here: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/pd029323 It will be easier (and cheaper) to look for a complete lid (or even a whole defective X240). Check these lids (without LCD): http...
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: HP Thin Client T5700, **PICS**
Replies: 0
Views: 54

FS: HP Thin Client T5700, **PICS**

FOR SALE: HP Thin Client T5700 1GHz 6GB/256MB 6GB Hitachi Microdrive 256MB DDR SODIMM http://www.parkytowers.me.uk/thin/hp/t5710/imgs/t5710.jpg Includes the following: The unit with stand Power supply with power cord (autosensing 100-220V worldwide compatible) Ethernet cable OS/Software/Programs In...
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Why I don't bother with a Smartphone
Replies: 12
Views: 316

Re: Why I don't bother with a Smartphone

Yes, FreedomPop has a free plan that includes, per month, 200 minutes of phone calls, 500 SMS messages, and 500MB data. Thanks for this! I went onto their website https://www.freedompop.com/ to look around. Initially you can check availability in your area, after which they want you to buy one of t...
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: W10 1809 - X250 - Issue
Replies: 6
Views: 190

Re: W10 1809 - X250 - Issue

Why don't you make a backup of your personal data, then wipe the HDD/SSD and install 1809 from scratch, like I did?
Afterwards copy/install your personal data back in.
Plus add whatever Lenovo drivers (you think) you may need.
Or use a spare drive to test this out first.
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Why I don't bother with a Smartphone
Replies: 12
Views: 316

Re: Why I don't bother with a Smartphone

Correct it's this red Doro EasyPhone 626.
A piece of crap, that you have to hold EXACTLY over your ear opening, otherwise you won't hear a thing!
Before I had a much better Pantech Breeze C520 but that was only 2G, which is no longer supported.
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: How to fix Burn marks on the palmrest X240 ?
Replies: 10
Views: 224

Re: How to fix Burn marks on the palmrest X240 ?

In Europe and USA it's available over the counter in most pharmacies, in USA also in most supermarkets.
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Why I don't bother with a Smartphone
Replies: 12
Views: 316

Why I don't bother with a Smartphone

My wife (who has an iPhone) insists that I have an always working phone with me when I leave the house. But more often than not, that phone remains on a kitchen shelf at home. A few days ago I got an annual (the whole of 2018) overview of my mobile/cell phone use. Here’s a look back at your usage fr...
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T440 - available screen transplant?
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: T440 - available screen transplant?

On some screens the digitizer is only glued around the screen edges, which can be fairly easily removed (e.g. Lenovo S230U Twist) On others it's glued all over (e.g. Lenovo X61 Tablet). Don't know about your model. See if this helps: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/Guide-...
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: W10 1809 - X250 - Issue
Replies: 6
Views: 190

Re: W10 1809 - X250 - Issue

The X240 is (officially) not supported on the Lenovo list for W10/1809. For test-purposes I downloaded a (free) ISO with W10 1809, which I installed on a USB stick. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 I used the option: Using the tool to create.... I wanted to W10-test an X24...
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X201s with Intel 7260 wifi - no bluetooth?
Replies: 11
Views: 325

Re: X201s with Intel 7260 wifi - no bluetooth?

AFAIK you won't have wifi in the WWAN slot!
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: How to fix Burn marks on the palmrest X240 ?
Replies: 10
Views: 224

Re: How to fix Burn marks on the palmrest X240 ?

You can try rubbing them with Isopropyl Alcohol (91% or higher) on a microfiber cloth.
If the burn marks are no worse than what is shown on that picture, I wouldn't worry too much.
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T42 wifi problems, can I use an external network adapter?
Replies: 17
Views: 1242

Re: T42 wifi problems, can I use an external network adapter?

If NO-1802 does not work, maybe you have a different non-T42 motherboard in your machine?
What CPU do you have in there?
If one of these: Pentium M 730, M 740, M 750, M 760, M 770 or M 780, you have an R52 or T43 motherboard in your T42.
That requires a modded BIOS with wifi whitelist removed.
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: x230 Aftermarket Batteries
Replies: 10
Views: 243

Re: x230 Aftermarket Batteries

Get yourself a shipping address or a (girl)friend just across the US border.
Toronto isn't that far out!
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Compaq Armada 7730MT
Replies: 5
Views: 207

Re: Compaq Armada 7730MT

The other power supply should be fine (but probably only for light work).
Have you tried an external monitor?
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X201s with Intel 7260 wifi - no bluetooth?
Replies: 11
Views: 325

Re: X201s with Intel 7260 wifi - no bluetooth?

Both X201s (42T0969) and X61s (39T0497) have the (optional) bluetooth module mounted in the lid, along the bottom.
Have a look in their respective HMMs.
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: [x240] Upgrade IPS 720p touch to 1080p no-touch
Replies: 6
Views: 135

Re: [x240] Upgrade IPS 720p touch to 1080p no-touch

Yes, quite a bit!
You'll also need all the parts for a complete non-touch lid, as well as new non-touch version hinges.
Been there, done that.
Check the HMM Chapter 9, two sections 2010-onward.
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X201s with Intel 7260 wifi - no bluetooth?
Replies: 11
Views: 325

Re: X201s with Intel 7260 wifi - no bluetooth?

I found this solution: (the very last post on page 2) Last week I noticed that some people were able to use this card by insulating "Pin 51" which allowed the bluetooth to work. Anyhow I decided to try it, and it works. Pin 51 is the last contact on the far right of the strip when viewing the side ...
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: X301, SU9600, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD
Replies: 2
Views: 204

Re: FS: X301, SU9600, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD

They are all the same 'external' batteries: 1x Lenovo, 2x knock-offs.
All three were made in China.

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