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by RealBlackStuff
Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo CES 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1631

Re: Lenovo CES 2019

Lenovo's latest design for the 2019 CES.
Must see!
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Acer win 7 no USB power.
Replies: 9
Views: 168

Re: Acer win 7 no USB power.

A friend of mine needed a W7 reinstall on an Acer machine, forgot which model. Anyway, I bought an official Acer Recovery set for W7-Pro, which says "For Distribution Only with an Acer PC". Its instructions are slightly different from what we are used on Thinkpads. Acer says (abbreviated): - insert ...
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: ThinkPad Yoga
Topic: ThinkPad Yoga 12 (S1, 20CD) kills itself soon after power up
Replies: 3
Views: 60

Re: ThinkPad Yoga 12 (S1, 20CD) kills itself soon after power up

I'd say that machine took a dive, which also cracked something in the motherboard near the CPU. AFAIK it has soldered CPU and RAM. I think that as soon as it heats up in one of the above areas, it disconnects something, which kills it. Try putting extra pressure on the CPU, maybe that gets it to boo...
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: ThinkPad R400/R500 Series
Topic: Temperature peaks on X9100
Replies: 3
Views: 73

Re: Temperature peaks on X9100

Bad CPU?
It's not an officially supported CPU, only for bragging rights.
Go back to a T9900/T9800/T9600, they run much cooler.
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S
Replies: 80
Views: 14739

Re: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S

Try 8+1 or 8+2 or 8+4 GB, maybe you can figure out the flicker "starting point".
And/or try other RAM brand(s).
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: want to know more about status panel on t400
Replies: 3
Views: 85

Re: want to know more about status panel on t400

Well, in that case check the F8 nearby (type 434500).
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Know your parasites
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Know your parasites

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by RealBlackStuff
Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: want to know more about status panel on t400
Replies: 3
Views: 85

Re: want to know more about status panel on t400

Depending on your LCD's backlight version, inside the lid, under the LCD, there is either an inverter (CCFL) with P/N 41W1478 or 41W1479, or a sub card (LED) with P/N 42W7968. All the lights that you see under the LCD are either on the inverter or on the sub card. Probably the backlight fuse F7 (usu...
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Smart card reader, 42X4992
Replies: 6
Views: 200

Re: Smart card reader, 42X4992

I just looked through my parts pile and found 3x PCMCIA PC card/Smart card slotss 42X3829/42X3830 and 1x bezel cover for them. They are from T61/R61 and are probably the same as used in T400/T500/W500. Some pictures can be found here: https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=zh-CN&u=https://f...
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 356
Views: 188812

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

Similar problems are happening in the US.
Right now they have a raving and ranting megalomaniac who is an expert at lying, and who bought the top job!
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Battery connector replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 133

Re: Battery connector replacement

No, that will not work.
More like this: https://www.ebay.com/itm/253768858594
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Battery connector replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 133

Re: Battery connector replacement

I doubt very much that the broken piece causes the shutdown.
Both connectors are identical, but IMHO it's not necessary to swap it.
Check the sliderss that hold the battery in place, that is more likely the problem.
And for soldering you really should look for a finer tip.
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB - X230 or X230T (i5 or i7) 8GB
Replies: 9
Views: 293

Re: WTB - X230 or X230T (i5 or i7) 8GB

I have a barely used LAUNCH Creader Professional CRP123 laying around, that I am willing to sell. It's use includes GM , maybe you can use that instead? https://www.dhresource.com/albu_900039257_00-1.0x0/original-launch-creader-professional-crp123.jpg Complete as above, incl. manual, in original box...
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB - X230 or X230T (i5 or i7) 8GB
Replies: 9
Views: 293

Re: WTB - X230 or X230T (i5 or i7) 8GB

Tell us for which car this is, someone else may have a working/better idea.
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB - X230 or X230T (i5 or i7) 8GB
Replies: 9
Views: 293

Re: WTB - X230 or X230T (i5 or i7) 8GB

Bimmer and Merc can still do their stuff using a good ol' T23.
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: I'm looking for X230T schematic
Replies: 7
Views: 538

Re: I'm looking for X230T schematic

axmaxwell wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:29 am
You need to look for do you Lenovo service manual or maintenance manual. If you are Googling 'Lenovo schematic' that's probably why you're not finding anything.
Can't make any sense of this rambling...
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Disk Drive cable extention for T61p
Replies: 9
Views: 369

Re: Disk Drive cable extention for T61p

The 42w7648 has only Intel graphics.
Apart from the white mobo-connector at the top of your picture, all the rest sits inside the LCD-lid.
So what "little connection cable (the left end" are you talking about?
If the LCD was working before, but not now, then the mobo can't be OK!
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Latest BIOS for ThinkPad 760CD
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Re: Latest BIOS for ThinkPad 760CD

Drivers link at the top of this page.
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Problem with wifi-connection on t61 running Linux Mint 19 Xfce. Random dropouts and need to reboot
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: Problem with wifi-connection on t61 running Linux Mint 19 Xfce. Random dropouts and need to reboot

Grey = Main
Black = Aux.
White = Wimax/Mimo
The above applies to IBM/Lenovo, other brands may have different colors/meanings.
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Problem with wifi-connection on t61 running Linux Mint 19 Xfce. Random dropouts and need to reboot
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: Problem with wifi-connection on t61 running Linux Mint 19 Xfce. Random dropouts and need to reboot

Install Middleton's BIOS from a self-booting CD.
Get an Atheros AR9380 (A/B/G/N) wifi card.
If you have 3 wifi-cables connect grey-white-black (L to R).
If only 2, connect grey-none-black (L to R).
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X6x CMOS battery wiring
Replies: 11
Views: 246

Re: X6x CMOS battery wiring

Will try making my own then. Get a new CMOS from a nearby pharmacy. Take the plastic off the old CMOS. Carefully tear the flat connector-strips from the battery (from the outside toward the middle, using pliers). Straighten the old strips as best you can. Put the black/white strip on the new batter...
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T430 Backlight dimming = mad flickering
Replies: 6
Views: 168

Re: T430 Backlight dimming = mad flickering

T430 does not have an inverter, which was only used with CCFL backlight.
T430 has LED-backlight, which is supported by the LED-board (see HMM pages 108/109).
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Disk drive password
Replies: 7
Views: 273

Re: Disk drive password

Remove the password, that way you'll be 'future-proof'.
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X6x CMOS battery wiring
Replies: 11
Views: 246

Re: X6x CMOS battery wiring

Cut open the yellow plastic around the cell, so you can see where the wires go.
Be careful not to short it.
A piece of tape will fix it again.

My guess: RED to PLUS
Both BLACK and WHITE to GROUND
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: Lenovo 3000 Series, lot of 3 laptops, CHEAP, *FREE if Picked Up* PLUS BONUS
Replies: 6
Views: 1752

Re: FS: Lenovo 3000 Series, lot of 3 laptops, CHEAP, *FREE if Picked Up* PLUS BONUS

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by RealBlackStuff
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: X41T (Tablet) with XP Tablet 2005 installed, plus Set of Recovery CDs
Replies: 0
Views: 100

FS: X41T (Tablet) with XP Tablet 2005 installed, plus Set of Recovery CDs

Need some space, so here is an X41T (Tablet) for sale . X41 Tablet (1866-EG3) P M 778(1.6GHz)LV, 1.5GB RAM, 60GB HD, 12.1in 1024x768 LCD, Intel 900, Intel 802.11abg wireless, Bluetooth/Modem, 1Gb Ethernet, Secure chip, Fingerprint reader, 8c Li-Ion batt, WinXP Tablet 2005 It is in excellent conditio...
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X201s LED display in X200
Replies: 14
Views: 490

Re: X201s LED display in X200

Try contacting forum member cfds (Yves).
He lives near Colmar (ca. 400 KM from Lyon), but last time I contacted him, he had one or more X201 and he knows a lot about them.
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: W520 HD replacement. SSD?
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: W520 HD replacement. SSD?

Samsung EVO 860 (probably cheaper) or Sandisk Extreme Pro (probably more expensive) come to mind.

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