Take a look at our
ThinkPads.com HOME PAGE
For those who might want to contribute to the blog, start here: Editors Alley Topic
Then contact Bill with a Private Message

Search found 19146 matches

by RealBlackStuff
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T440s - trick need to power on
Replies: 12
Views: 932

Re: T440s - trick need to power on

Check the version in your BIOS by pressing F1 when booting.
Check for latest BIOS update here: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds035967
Use an external USB CD/DVD-drive for that.
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: PCMCIA+ExpressCard Flap for T61 14.1'' 4:3
Replies: 3
Views: 126

Re: WTB: PCMCIA+ExpressCard Flap for T61 14.1'' 4:3

PC-card/Smart Card slot: 42X3829
Why don't you get the HMM from the HMM link above?
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: What mods can be applied to stock T420?
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Re: What mods can be applied to stock T420?

I would suggest this: - get a portable external USB3.0 500GB-1TB HDD , not SSD - COPY (and organize if needed) just the medical stuff onto that portable HDD, forget about copying Windows stuff. Rather than mod/upgrade and spend all that time and money on the T420, clean it up (new/used KB) and sell ...
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: T7600G Overclocked Passmark Score? For Core 2 Duo Pricing/Performance Spreadsheet.
Replies: 2
Views: 108

Re: T7600G Overclocked Passmark Score? For Core 2 Duo Pricing/Performance Spreadsheet.

Ever heard of cpuboss?
They benchmark almost any CPU against any other CPU, e.g.: T7600G vs T7600
Not sure though if they also do overclocking,
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Anybody wonder how Trump can afford to build the wall?
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Anybody wonder how Trump can afford to build the wall?

Anybody wonder how Trump can afford to build the wall?
Well, here's how it's done!
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Did I just buy a FAKE Intel X9000 cpu ?!
Replies: 10
Views: 258

Re: Did I just buy a FAKE Intel X9000 cpu ?!

Have you applied Middleton's BIOS (with the T7300 still in)?
If not, the X9000 will not boot!
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: HP Thin Client, **PICS**
Replies: 1
Views: 826

Re: FS: HP Thin Client, Powerline Network Adapters x5, **PICS**

Just found this again in my cupboard!
Price reduced to $50.- incl. shipping to CONUS.
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: NEC Versa VXi laptop from the year 2000 / Reduced
Replies: 8
Views: 1248

Re: FS: NEC Versa VXi laptop from the year 2000 / Reduced

Price reduced to $40 incl. shipping.
Anybody interested?
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: Lenovo 3000 Series, lot of 3 laptops, CHEAP, *REDUCED*
Replies: 5
Views: 1552

Re: FS: Lenovo 3000 Series, lot of 3 laptops, CHEAP, *REDUCED*

Final price reduction to $50.-
That just about covers shipping.
I'm sure someone somewhere is interested!
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T440/p CLUNKPAD: Pics and installation of T450 Synaptics and Alps Touchpad+buttons
Replies: 7
Views: 1683

Re: T440/p CLUNKPAD: Pics and installation of T450 Synaptics and Alps Touchpad+buttons

And for people who insist they need W10, here's how you can stop Micro$haft from constantly "up/down"grading your drivers:
https://www.rizonesoft.com/disable-wind ... -policies/
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: SOLD: Anyone interested in LED-modded X201 w/AFFS?
Replies: 5
Views: 514

Re: Anyone interested in LED-modded X201 w/AFFS?

In such cases, please change the title of the first post by adding the word SOLD at the start of that title, e.g. Anyone interested in LED-modded X201 w/AFFS? SOLD Anyone interested in LED-modded X201 w/AFFS? And also Checkmark the box next to Lock topic underneath the message window, before you hit...
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Comparing T60 SSD to T61 Sata 2 SSD, not much improvement?
Replies: 8
Views: 290

Re: Comparing T60 SSD to T61 Sata 2 SSD, not much improvement?

You should run both SSDs in both machines, to get a proper comparison.
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: DON'T FORGET TO VOTE!
Replies: 1
Views: 163

DON'T FORGET TO VOTE!

If you're American, and you haven't done so yet, PLEASE GO VOTE TODAY!

Preferably for Democrats, so that the Washington swamp can finally be cleaned!
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Giving back x240 after week, is x250 will be better?
Replies: 14
Views: 1056

Re: Giving back x240 after week, is x250 will be better?

Go here and search for 20AKA00SHH
http://m.igouwu8.cn/bijiben/lptag/74332 ... 11053.html
The Google Translate came up with Yuan, no idea if correct or not.
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: X301, SU9400, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD with W7
Replies: 0
Views: 199

FS: X301, SU9400, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD with W7

For Sale: X301 (4057-AM9) SU9400(1.4GHz), 4GB RAM, 128GB Solid State Drive, 13.3in 1440x900 LCD, Intel X4500HD, CDRW/DVDRW, Intel 802.11agn wireless, Bluetooth, 1Gb Ethernet, UltraNav, Secure chip, Fingerprint reader, Camera, 6c Li-Ion, WinVista Business It is in excellent condition for its age, no...
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R400/R500 Series
Topic: Ultranav driver for W7 (R500)
Replies: 10
Views: 421

Re: Ultranav driver for W7 (R500)

That's Alps.
There's a bunch of them here: https://drivers.softpedia.com/get/KEYBO ... ws-7.shtml

But that's the end for me.
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R400/R500 Series
Topic: Ultranav driver for W7 (R500)
Replies: 10
Views: 421

Re: Ultranav driver for W7 (R500)

In Device Manager/Properties/Details, what is the Hardware ID?
Get more ID info with this: http://www.zhangduo.com/udi.html
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: ThinkPad R400/R500 Series
Topic: Ultranav driver for W7 (R500)
Replies: 10
Views: 421

Re: Ultranav driver for W7 (R500)

This one works with R400, T400, T500, W500 and probably also R500: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds019164
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Giving back x240 after week, is x250 will be better?
Replies: 14
Views: 1056

Re: Giving back x240 after week, is x250 will be better?

That's indeed an X240s prototype. I worked on another X240s prototype with MTM 1234-567 , honestly. And I now also have an X240s with MTM 20AK-A00SHH , originally apparently a "student machine" from Japan, that sold new there for 7850 yuan = $1,141.60 Ex factory specs: X240S-20AKA00SHH, i7-4500u, 1T...
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T430s and Kingston msata SSD problem
Replies: 3
Views: 242

Re: T430s and Kingston msata SSD problem

In my X230 I have 256GB mSATA SSD in the WWAN-slot, with W7-Pro/SP1 64-bit on it.
And a 7200rpm 500GB 2.5" HDD for storage in the main drive bay, that switches off after a few minutes non-use.
No problems whatsoever.

Remove the main drive before you (re)install the OS on mSATA.
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T550 - specs and video questions
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Re: T550 - specs and video questions

Get the Serial Number, put that in here (without a dash)
and check "By Product info".
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: The $80 X240
Replies: 2
Views: 484

Re: The $80 X240

Get the 00HM745 LCD as used in the X250. That's an LG LP125WF2-SPB2 non-touch FHD IPS. The 00HM111 from the X240 has ghosting problems. BEWARE: make ABSOLUTELY sure that you get a REAL 00HM745, because lots of sellers have FAKE 00HM745 stickers on a 00HM111 screen! To check what you receive, you'll ...
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X260 crash when picked up
Replies: 2
Views: 285

Re: X260 crash when picked up

Nothing new here, this has been mentioned on the Forum for YEARS already!
DO NOT PICK UP ANY THINKPAD BY ITS LEFT HAND CORNER.
Use two hands, you [insert any swear word]!
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: IBM may be buying Red Hat Linux (subject to shareholders' agreements)
Replies: 7
Views: 1816

Re: IBM may be buying Red Hat Linux (subject to shareholders' agreements)

In my CD-box I still have an original SUSE, Linux Enterprise Desktop 10, a.k.a. SLED 10.
It was made in 2008 by Novell for the Lenovo 14.1" widescreen T61.
Haven't seen or heard about SLED since...

Go to advanced search