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by RealBlackStuff
Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X201 Fan Replacement Does Not Fix Fan Error
Replies: 5
Views: 260

Re: X201 Fan Replacement Does Not Fix Fan Error

Piggyback-solder a new fuse on top of the old one.
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Mysteries of the X240s
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Re: Mysteries of the X240s

The same maybe as this? http://www3.lenovo.com/sg/en/laptops/thinkpad/thinkpad-yoga-series/Yoga-370/p/22TP2TXY370 Let the Light Guide You Yoga 370 comes with a white backlight keyboard. When you’re the last one in the office or finishing that presentation on the red-eye, you can still get the job do...
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: ** HOW TOs & FAQs **
Topic: Find warranty, parts, etc. for non-US model?
Replies: 4
Views: 78

Re: Find warranty, parts, etc. for non-US model?

The FRUs for X240 and X240s KB bezels do not match. But a touchpad-swap between X240 and X250 is doable, see: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/X250-Trackpad-in-an-X240/td-p/1846882 Presumably this (a lot cheaper than your selection) X250-touchpad should fit in the X240s: http:/...
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: ** HOW TOs & FAQs **
Topic: Find warranty, parts, etc. for non-US model?
Replies: 4
Views: 78

Re: Find warranty, parts, etc. for non-US model?

Here's a link to a translated Japanese review: https://translate.google.com/translate?tl=EN&sl=JA&hl=EN&js=y&prev=hp&u=http%3A%2F%2Fthehikaku.net%2Fpc%2Flenovo%2FThinkPad-X240s.html They mention 3 possible MTMs: 20AJ0026EN, 20AJ0024EN, 20AJ0025EN Your machine could have been a prototype and previous...
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: What to do if Computrace is activated in your TP BIOS
Replies: 67
Views: 47568

Re: What to do if Computrace is activated in your TP BIOS

See if this works: <root> <command name=”Inventory”> <property name=”OnBoardDevices.AGPSlot” value=”2” errorcode=”0xFFFFFFFC” /> <property name=”OnBoardDevices.BuiltinNIC” value=”3” errorcode=”0x0” /> <property name=”OnBoardDevices.BuiltinFloppy” value=”2” errorcode=”0xFFFFFFFC” /> <property name=”O...
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: Forum Announcements
Topic: Switch off that Tapatalk signature
Replies: 0
Views: 34

Switch off that Tapatalk signature

Sent from my [cellphone/mobile] using Tapatalk We would like to ask everybody to turn off your phone's Tapatalk signature. They're just more text added to your post and it's getting annoying to read them over and over again. This is how to do it in your phone: (assuming iOS) Tap the 'Me' icon botto...
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:08 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W700 regular BSODs.
Replies: 3
Views: 77

Re: W700 regular BSODs.

Try a PaleMoon and Firemin combo, they use minimal RAM.
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Watch and Listen!
Replies: 0
Views: 44

Watch and Listen!

Watch and listen to this (again), especially the advice at the end! Fake News Opera!
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X201 Fan Replacement Does Not Fix Fan Error
Replies: 5
Views: 260

Re: X201 Fan Replacement Does Not Fix Fan Error

Nope, the F8 fuse is sitting between the large black "58Ar" and the smaller black "60".
The fuse looks white on your picture and has a green letter "N" (or "Z" depending on angle) on it.
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: ThinkPad Yoga
Topic: Yoga 3-11 how to restore system ID to a machine?
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Re: Yoga 3-11 how to restore system ID to a machine?

Only REAL Thinkpads can use the HMD. :|
Others with UEFI-BIOS need other means.
See if any of this helps: viewtopic.php?t=122831


What is the exact Error message?
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Refurbished Thinkpad, good or bad idea? - help and suggestions
Replies: 10
Views: 274

Re: Refurbished Thinkpad, good or bad idea? - help and suggestions

You could also scrounge around this (Irish) forum: https://www.boards.ie/b/forum/9

And on Reddit I found this (older) entry: https://redd.it/2klm08
May give you some ideas.
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530 and later Series
Topic: Got a W530 off Ebay, arrived with defective screen. Please advise
Replies: 8
Views: 128

Re: Got a W530 off Ebay, arrived with defective screen. Please advise

Was it one of these? http://www.ebay.com/itm/292175817043 In there it states: Seller does not offer returns. You are covered by the eBay Money Back Guarantee if you received an item that is not as described in the listing. Or one of his earlier lot of 14: http://www.ebay.com/itm/292125804814 Here he...
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: What to replace W530?
Replies: 6
Views: 149

Re: What to replace W530?

Your signature says it all: housebreaking a younger W530 foolishly upgraded from Win7/64 to Win10. If you have done your homework, you SHOULD have (a few) backups of your W7 from before W10 $hafted you. If so, reload and off you go. Alternative: drop Micro$haft altogether and embrace Linux (Mint or ...
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Anyone have a spare W key for a t61p?
Replies: 5
Views: 160

Re: Anyone have a spare W key for a t61p?

You'll need to say if that KB is made by NMB, Alps or Chicony, since they all have different mechanisms and keys.
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T460S DC-in Jack ??!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 119

Re: T460S DC-in Jack ??!!!

Since schematics are almost impossible to find, I suggest you get one of these: http://www.ebay.com/itm/252942023181
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: Forum Notices, Questions and Suggestions
Topic: New forum for the 51nb machines
Replies: 4
Views: 954

Re: New forum for the 51nb machines

Looky here, a brand-spanking-new sub-forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Old(er) Thinkpads with New(er) Intestines: X62 / T70 / etc. It's in the ThinkPad News, Comments & Etcetera group, right after the GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comm...
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:35 am
Forum: Forum Notices, Questions and Suggestions
Topic: New forum for the 51nb machines
Replies: 4
Views: 954

Re: New forum for the 51nb machines

@guoqiang5277:
Please note that this is an ENGLISH LANGUAGE ONLY Forum.
So please use the edit button to change your post.
Any posts in any language other than ENGLISH will be removed!
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Monitor blacking out
Replies: 7
Views: 503

Re: Monitor blacking out

Please make this post READable!
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:49 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: If your fuel tank straps have rusted away...
Replies: 2
Views: 121

If your fuel tank straps have rusted away...

The other day I drove home from some shopping, when all of a sudden I heard some almighty squealing, like I was dragging a garbage can or something like that. I immediately braked carefully (in case it was a flat tire) and drove into a side-road that "magically" appeared at the right moment. Upon in...
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:02 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: And another reason to avoid Micro$haft's W10
Replies: 31
Views: 682

Re: And another reason to avoid Micro$haft's W10

@w0qj: Read the above Linux link I gave. Alternatives: - https://itsfoss.com/windows-like-linux-distributions/ - https://www.lifewire.com/best-windows-linux-operating-systems-clones-2201177 - http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-linux-distro-first-time-switchers-windows-mac/ And plenty more info if you...
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: SSD Drive Install Guide - T-61?
Replies: 4
Views: 230

Re: SSD Drive Install Guide - T-61?

The Ultrabay adapter does not use rubber rails.
You may need the spacer that might come with your SSD (or else use a strip of carton at the rear of the SSD), so that it locks in properly (like a 9mm drive) with the rear-clamp.
Otherwise BigTony's advice is OK.
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: X201s constantly overheating
Replies: 7
Views: 204

Re: X201s constantly overheating

From your description I'd say either your fan is not sitting properly on the CPU, OR you used bad or no thermal paste.
Spend e few quid and buy some Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut!
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: And another reason to avoid Micro$haft's W10
Replies: 31
Views: 682

Re: And another reason to avoid Micro$haft's W10

If you must, use W7 in a VM or similar, or rather:
make the switch to Linux and run your Windows-depending program(s) under Wine.
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: And another reason to avoid Micro$haft's W10
Replies: 31
Views: 682

And another reason to avoid Micro$haft's W10

And here's another reason to avoid Micro$haft's crapware W10: Microsoft cuts off Windows 10 support early for some PCs :twisted: If Microsoft sticks to its announced support deadlines, any device running Windows 10 version 1607 will stop receiving updates in early 2018. In some cases, this cutoff da...
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: numlock on bitlocker thinkpad L570
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Re: numlock on bitlocker thinkpad L570

Any other idea? Sure, dump W10!
Sorry, can't help you here, don't have (and never will have) W10.

Maybe compare if NumLock is On or Off when you switch off the different machines.
W10 might keep On or Off in memory.
Or someone is spying on you and changes settings haphazardly, just to annoy you...

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