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by RealBlackStuff
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: T500, 15.4" 1680x1050, 3GB RAM, 160GB HD, Vista SP1
Replies: 0
Views: 25

FS: T500, 15.4" 1680x1050, 3GB RAM, 160GB HD, Vista SP1

FOR SALE: Nice looking T500 with everything working and the much appreciated 16:10 screen! T500 (2081-CTO) T9400(2.53GHz), 3GB RAM, 160GB 7200rpm HD, 15.4in 1680x1050 LCD, Intel 4500MHD, CDRW/DVDRW, Intel 802.11agn, Bluetooth, Modem, 1Gb Ether, UltraNav, Sec Chip, FPR, 9c Li-Ion, WinVista Business ...
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: display alternative t530, tabook
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: display alternative t530, tabook

For T530/W530:
- 15.6" HD (1366x768) LED backlight,
- 15.6" HD+ (1600x900) LED backlight
- 15.6" Full HD (1920x1080) LED backlight

If FHD you'll want a B156HW01 v4 screen, at least as good as IPS (which is NOT available).

Search Google with: lenovo t530 psref (or any other model)
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: What is the 14 inch, and 15.x inch sibling of x230?
Replies: 25
Views: 974

Re: What is the 14 inch, and 15.x inch sibling of x230?

For T530/W530:
- 15.6" HD (1366x768) LED backlight,
- 15.6" HD+ (1600x900) LED backlight
- 15.6" Full HD (1920x1080) LED backlight

If FHD you'll want a B156HW01 v4 screen, at least as good as IPS (which is NOT available).
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: What exactly was the R series trying fit?
Replies: 6
Views: 2234

Re: What exactly was the R series trying fit?

And R40 and earlier R-models were built by Acer (YUK!), probably meant as a poor man's IBM lookalike...
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Looking for info on the Thinkpad 240Z
Replies: 5
Views: 395

Re: Looking for info on the Thinkpad 240Z

If you follow the HMM link at the top of each Forum page, you'll find an English manual for 240 and 240X (but not 240Z). In German there is also this info: http://thinkwiki.de/240 http://ps-2.kev009.com/pccbbs/mobiles/240usref.pdf (06-22-99 ThinkPad 240 User's Reference that shipped with the system)
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T440p won't output to external monitor
Replies: 1
Views: 30

Re: T440p won't output to external monitor

Fn-F7 comes to mind, as well as running Linux from a Live CD.
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Happy Chinese New Year of the Dog
Replies: 5
Views: 155

Re: Happy Chinese New Year of the Dog

This one?
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by RealBlackStuff
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: T420
Replies: 1
Views: 48

Re: WTB: T420

YGPM
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Wi-Fi card recommendation for Frankie
Replies: 7
Views: 160

Re: Wi-Fi card recommendation for Frankie

Every Frankie that left my house was equipped with the dual-band Atheros AR9380 (a.k.a. Apple Airport Extreme AR5BXB112).
Unbeatable in quality!
Admitted, that was before AC cards came into fashion.
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Happy Chinese New Year of the Dog
Replies: 5
Views: 155

Happy Chinese New Year of the Dog

To all our Chinese friends on the Forum (and beyond):

Today (16th of February, 2018) is the official Chinese New Year.
It will also start the (Zodiac) Year of the Dog.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

PS: you people DO take your time to celebrate: 23 days!
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X61 Tablet directional buttons don't work in Windows 7
Replies: 1
Views: 54

Re: X61 Tablet directional buttons don't work in Windows 7

Have you physically turned the screen/laptop 90 deg. Left or Right and then try those buttons?
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Bezel Removal and BT Daughter Card Upgrade
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: Bezel Removal and BT Daughter Card Upgrade

1) No. Also, that glue is probably dried up/out by now. Just go slow when you rip it off. ... It should suffice to just remove the 3 screws around the left bottom corner of the bezel, and lift that left corner gently to get at the BT module. 2) Yes 3) No idea, check it before you put the bezel back ...
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Blown T420 backlight fuse, potential risks if jumping/briding?
Replies: 3
Views: 96

Re: Blown T420 backlight fuse, potential risks if jumping/briding?

Welcome to the Forum. The most likely blown fuse is either F19 (0.5A, marked F), or F3 (3A, marked P). Both are described as "fast-acting". Do NOT bridge a blown fuse, you run the risk of blowing something else! If you can manage to solder a wire to each end of the fuse on the board, you can then so...
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: T70 pushing 100 degrees under full load
Replies: 6
Views: 156

Re: T70 pushing 100 degrees under full load

Replace the thermal paste with Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut, should be a lot better than AS.
Have you tried different fans, such as the discrete ones from T61/p or T500/W500?
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Talk about USPS incompetence and waste
Replies: 17
Views: 666

Re: Talk about USPS incompetence and waste

How else would you get Air in that iPad? :twisted:
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: ThinkPad T2x & T3x Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: T23 4x beep with any (working) RAM, 1-3-3-1 without RAM
Replies: 9
Views: 322

Re: T23 4x beep with any (working) RAM, 1-3-3-1 without RAM

I can heartily recommend that Primelec mobo, it's an officially refurbed T23 12P3770 mobo! All I needed to do was use the HMD to correct the MTM/SN and install the latest 1.20 BIOS, it already had 1.06a EC. To make the laptop a bit more attractive, I also gave it my lid fixer-upper treatment . BTW, ...
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W520 WWAN FRUs?
Replies: 1
Views: 67

Re: W520 WWAN FRUs?

Since W520 can have the whitelist removed, don't stare yourself blind on quite often over-priced and under-performing "whitelisted" cards.
Huawei EM660 (maybe WL)
3G Gobi 3000/MC8355 (WL)
4G Gobi 4000/MC7550 (non-WL)
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X240 FHD upgrade
Replies: 4
Views: 140

Re: X240 FHD upgrade

Different cable/parts only apply if you go from touch to non-touch or v.v.
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Talk about USPS incompetence and waste
Replies: 17
Views: 666

Re: Talk about USPS incompetence and waste

The LLV is one thing (and interesting to read about, thank you). What is worse is how you see mail being delivered (at least in rural areas like mine) in other vehicles. Most of them are left-hand drive, the right-hand passenger seat is full of stuff, the driver is trying to 'hang on' somewhere in t...
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X240 FHD upgrade
Replies: 4
Views: 140

Re: X240 FHD upgrade

00HM745 (from the later X240 and most X250) is the best and will work fine.
Make sure you get a REAL LP125WF2-SPB2 (and not -SPB1, because they suffer from ghosting).
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Talk about USPS incompetence and waste
Replies: 17
Views: 666

Re: Talk about USPS incompetence and waste

More incomprehensible USPS WASTE , now with added STUPIDITY : 02/14/2018 added more info: TODAY, 02:16 PM Delivered, In/At Mailbox LAKE ARIEL,PA 18436 Feb 14, 09:47 AM Out for Delivery LAKE ARIEL,PA 18436 Feb 14, 09:37 AM Sorting Complete LAKE ARIEL,PA 18436 Feb 14, 08:41 AM Arrived at Post Office L...
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W520 4270CTO WiFi & BT upgrade
Replies: 1
Views: 78

Re: W520 4270CTO WiFi & BT upgrade

Wifi unlock: https://www.reddit.com/r/thinkpad/comme ... t_removed/
No idea though how good that is (or not).
BT update also possible with same.
You could try an Intel 8260AC with BT4.2, assuming the antenna wires fit on it.
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Need a new Battery
Replies: 8
Views: 886

Re: Need a new Battery

As a matter of fact, Panasonic bought up Sanyo for its batteries in 2009 or 2010
https://www.cnet.com/news/panasonic-fin ... -of-sanyo/
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Need a new Battery
Replies: 8
Views: 886

Re: Need a new Battery

Panasonic 9-cell: FRU=92P1133, ASM=92P1134 (cells made in China, assembled in China)
Panasonic 9-cell: FRU=42T4620, ASM=92P1134 (cells made in Japan, assembled in China), THE best!!!!
They DO have the same ASM-number.
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T530 Motherboard Upgrade
Replies: 5
Views: 157

Re: T530 Motherboard Upgrade

If your discrete mobo is a used one, it should already have a matching discrete MTM in its BIOS.
No need to modify that.
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: NB goes to suspend , only Wireless status indicator blinks. X230
Replies: 4
Views: 92

Re: NB goes to suspend , only Wireless status indicator blinks. X230

What machine is this?
If you could not wake it up, you wouldn't be able to see the log either, so what gives?

Can you boot into BIOS and check if the HD/SSD is there?
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: TP 460 weird battery behavior
Replies: 3
Views: 86

Re: TP 460 weird battery behavior

The T460 has an INTERNAL and an EXTERNAL battery. You need to fully switch off the laptop, then open it up and also remove the internal battery, before the hardware reset (holding the power button down for 15-20 seconds) works. Also check this: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-new...

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