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by RealBlackStuff
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Xeon in T61?
Replies: 4
Views: 164

Re: Xeon in T61?

Why waste all that money?
You want bragging rights?
Believe me, I have built over 70 FrankenPads, and nearly all of them got the T9300 CPU, since they give the best buck for your money.
Performance and speed differences between T9300/T9500/X9000 are negligible.
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X200 Recovery hangs
Replies: 4
Views: 69

Re: X200 Recovery hangs

You got it!
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X200 Recovery hangs
Replies: 4
Views: 69

Re: X200 Recovery hangs

Check that BIOS/Config/Serial ATA is set to AHCI and not Compatibility.
FYI: you must run Recovery from CD/DVD and not from USB.
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Looking For ThinkPad T61 4:3 Motherboard
Replies: 8
Views: 314

Re: Looking For ThinkPad T61 4:3 Motherboard

Search the T6x Forum for posts from member QWERTY Andreas, he has done such mods.
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: My Tesla Model 3 story (very long)
Replies: 5
Views: 177

Re: My Tesla Model 3 story (very long)

I like and appreciate the story.
Wondering about one thing though: why would someone in California want AWD on such a car?
You hardly (if ever) get snow and you don't take a car like that for off-roading...
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: PCMCIA DOS Driver for TP701
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: PCMCIA DOS Driver for TP701

Welcome to the Forum.

There's this interesting Drivers link at the top of this page, have a look.
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Is the x220 worth getting in 2018?
Replies: 8
Views: 878

Re: Is the x220 worth getting in 2018?

If the 7-row KB is not a must, and the machine is mainly intended for traveling, then I would recommend the X240 . It needs the clunkpad replaced with the [Synaptic] touchpad+buttons from the X250, but that is cheap and quite easily done. Some PROs and CONs: CON: ONE memory slot for "only" 8GB RAM m...
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Looking For ThinkPad T61 4:3 Motherboard
Replies: 8
Views: 314

Re: Looking For ThinkPad T61 4:3 Motherboard

The X9000 fits without any mod, just needs Middleton's BIOS (and the discrete fan).
You'll need to search for someone who has done a Quad mod already and ask him/her to do this also for you.
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: X200 Recovery media
Replies: 1
Views: 105

Re: WTB: X200 Recovery media

Search this Marketforum's posts for Recovery and ye shall find!
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 BIOS and won't boot
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: T61 BIOS and won't boot

T61 does not have a BIOS reset button/jumper/whatever.
The password is also not stored in the BIOS.
Read the very last Section 5 at the end of this page: viewtopic.php?f=16&t=14339
See if that helps.
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: W530 Ethernet port dead
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: W530 Ethernet port dead

The part you need is I/O sub card 04W6898 which contains both USB and RJ45 ports. Described in the T530/W530 HMM in Chapter 10, 1200 I/O sub card . It's on the bottom inside, you need to remove the chassis-with-motherboard from the Laptop-bottom. But before you do, check if all the 8 wires inside th...
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Giving back x240 after week, is x250 will be better?
Replies: 3
Views: 116

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

I suggest you do like many of us: replace that clunkpad with the touchpad+buttons from the X250. Make sure you get a Synaptics pad, NOT an Alps pad. The pad costs about $25, a lot cheaper than buying another laptop! I have an X240 and a rare X240s, both with X250 pad. They can have THREE SSDs in the...
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Processor upgrade with T440p
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Re: Processor upgrade with T440p

That would be either i7-4900MQ or i7-4910MQ (or i7-4760HQ). See this: https://www.notebookcheck.net/4910MQ-vs-4910MQ-vs-4900MQ-vs-4760HQ_4997_4997_3665_5866.247596.0.html The MQ models are socketed, the HQ model needs to be soldered, so is not really a contender here. They'll work, but they are stil...
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61P RMClock Cannot install RTCore64
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Re: T61P RMClock Cannot install RTCore64

Could you have W10 32-bit?
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220i White Spots
Replies: 1
Views: 83

Re: X220i White Spots

Afraid not.
Look for an IPS screen when you replace it.
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T400
Replies: 12
Views: 284

Re: T400

@Art: Welcome to the Forum. No need really to take such screenshots, if you right-click on the Hardware Ids PCI\VEN stuff, you can copy/paste it in your next post. I have found this program quite helpful: Unknown Device Identifier And just in case, before you post any pictures, please read the Forum...
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Adding fingerprint reader to T460
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Re: Adding fingerprint reader to T460

Flick through this list of Lenovo parts replacements, I'm sure you'll find what you need: https://support.lenovo.com/co/en/solutions/ht505031
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 989
Views: 179445

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Did you scrape off the lacquer on that sense wire before soldering?
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Things you don't get into anymore
Replies: 17
Views: 1359

Re: Things you don't get into anymore

Hi Ray, I was wondering where you were... Funny that you mention electric cars. As kids we all read Donald Duck magazines and Grandma Duck was already then driving an electric car. Lo and behold, back in the '70s, some friends and I found a very similar looking car, a 1911 Detroit Electric. An early...
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Parts upgrade questions on T430
Replies: 12
Views: 1460

Re: Parts upgrade questions on T430

Anyone know where to find one of those cables to replace my low resolution display with an HD+ one? Feebay seems to be the only source. Most affordable ones in China Reasonable USA here: https://www.ebay.com/itm/292554852279 Ask them first if they are willing to ship to Canada, or else -if you have...
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: Made Recovery Media from factory partition, DVDs will not boot :(
Replies: 12
Views: 535

Re: Made Recovery Media from factory partition, DVDs will not boot :(

No idea what that SRxxx stuff is.
Either way, these ISOs can only be used for DVDs, not for USB.
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Upgrading display for clement weather
Replies: 8
Views: 197

Re: Upgrading display for clement weather

This ThinkPad X1 Tablet (and the in there referred, cheaper Lenovo Miix 520) could be of interest!
viewtopic.php?f=62&t=126587
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Connect T440p to T61 display panel?
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Re: Connect T440p to T61 display panel?

Nope, the 4th gen. i3/i5/i7-4xxx series can take up to 32GB.
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X230 Fingerprint reader not recognised by a specific laptop
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: X230 Fingerprint reader not recognised by a specific laptop

In BIOS, Security, I/O access, check if FPR = enabled.

When you checked in another laptop, did that have a different OS, not W10?
If so, guess what to blame...
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W500/Win7: How to disable mic when lid closed
Replies: 7
Views: 216

Re: W500/Win7: How to disable mic when lid closed

Maybe only switch it ON when you need it? And when finished, switch it OFF? On either of your W500, right-click on the Speaker icon in the taskbar notification area, select Recording devices . Right-click on your microphone and hit Properties , in the Microphone properties window go to Levels tab. H...

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