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by RealBlackStuff
Tue Jan 25, 2022 12:34 am
Forum: IBM or Lenovo Desktops/Workstations/ThinkStations only
Topic: M73 Tiny whitelist
Replies: 17
Views: 17602

Re: M73 Tiny whitelist

This one has all the parts you need & claims to be compatible: https://www.ebay.ie/itm/114698775737
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Jan 24, 2022 11:47 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: X220: Computer won't boot after momentary CMOS battery disconnect
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: X220: Computer won't boot after momentary CMOS battery disconnect

CMOS batteries keep the BIOS-settings 'alive', such as date/time, boot-drive preference, too many details to just list here. (look in the BIOS to get an idea).
If CMOS is not working, booting (and other items) will be slowed down, because so much needs to be recalculated from 'scratch'.
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Jan 24, 2022 1:05 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: X220: Computer won't boot after momentary CMOS battery disconnect
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: X220: Computer won't boot after momentary CMOS battery disconnect

There is absolutely NO reason to disconnect/remove the CMOS when you replace the thermal paste.
By now those CMOS batteries are about 10 years old, time to replace them.
For a cheap how-to see here: viewtopic.php?p=863727#p863727
(The X220 needs CR2032.)
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Jan 23, 2022 4:25 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: Thinkpad X240 Touchpad Problem
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Re: Thinkpad X240 Touchpad Problem

Those flatcable slots can be problematic if the cable is not inserted properly.
Maybe carefully clean the cable-ends with isopropyl alcohol, let them dry for a few minutes, then try again?
What happens if you only disconnect the touchpad?
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Jan 21, 2022 8:13 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T480 4K mod
Replies: 3
Views: 190

Re: T480 4K mod

Lots of work, well done! As an afterthought, maybe you could have made life easier by getting another lid/bezel for non-touch. As for LCD mounting holes, I only have a picture of these mounting brackets https://i.imgur.com/jykIvqpl.jpg but unfortunately I didn't make a note where to get them, or wha...
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Jan 21, 2022 6:58 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Which ThinkPad gen suits best for Net/Free/OpenBSD?
Replies: 18
Views: 10876

Re: Which ThinkPad gen suits best for Net/Free/OpenBSD?

When was the last time you refreshed the thermal paste?
If you have only iGPU, get the fan from the dGPU T440p.
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Jan 20, 2022 10:33 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: W510 gpu upgrade
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Re: W510 gpu upgrade

Not possible, see also this: viewtopic.php?t=119460
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Jan 20, 2022 2:35 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Having Trouble Re-Installing Windows 95 On 380XD
Replies: 5
Views: 228

Re: Having Trouble Re-Installing Windows 95 On 380XD

AFAIK computers of that age only boot from a formatted HDD (with a working OS), or from a floppy.
For a fresh install, to get access to a CDROM you need a bootable floppy with the proper CDROM driver.
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Jan 19, 2022 2:57 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Having Trouble Re-Installing Windows 95 On 380XD
Replies: 5
Views: 228

Re: Having Trouble Re-Installing Windows 95 On 380XD

https://kb.iu.edu/d/aema
Put the HDD in another computer to do this if the above doesn't work.
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Jan 18, 2022 3:00 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: X61T wifi card recommendation
Replies: 1
Views: 94

Re: X61T wifi card recommendation

After applying Middleton's BIOS an Intel AC-7260 will work fine (not sure about BT).
You'll need the mini-pcie version plus a 1/2-size bracket, like this: https://www.ebay.ie/itm/392592786962

Also read this: viewtopic.php?t=126245
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Jan 18, 2022 1:56 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: "Framework" laptops - a possible ersatz for us Thinkpad keyboard lovers ?
Replies: 14
Views: 4234

Re: "Framework" laptops - a possible ersatz for us Thinkpad keyboard lovers ?

That Pine stuff could be dangerous!
Uses Semtech SX1262 power efficient LoRa module
Typo for Semtex? :jhem:
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Jan 18, 2022 1:40 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T430 backlight issue (Fuse F3 appears fine?)
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: T430 backlight issue (Fuse F3 appears fine?)

Make sure to remove power and battery first, then check all the (LCD) cable connections.
I'm not familiar with this T430 LCD-mod, but I found some info that maybe of use.
https://www.ebay.ie/itm/203206466378 (see the description)
https://www.reddit.com/r/thinkpad/comme ... 0_fhd_mod/
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Jan 17, 2022 8:41 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: X250 Going from i3 to i5 or i7
Replies: 1
Views: 103

Re: X250 Going from i3 to i5 or i7

I have an X250 with i5-5300U, FHD-touch, 8GB RAM and W7-Pro. Runs fine with anything I throw at it. i5 will definitely see a major improvement over an i3. But I doubt that i7 will bring much advantage over an i5 on these machines. From the CPU options, avoid the i5-4300U (old HD 4400 GPU and max 8GB...
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Jan 17, 2022 5:09 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T450: UUID all 1s
Replies: 1
Views: 85

Re: T450: UUID all 1s

You're not trying to enter that UUID yourself, are you?

If the HMD does not work, try this: https://support.lenovo.com/in/en/soluti ... entre-m70e
(but use the T450 BIOS!)
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Jan 17, 2022 4:18 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 380XD Trouble, Need Some Help.
Replies: 6
Views: 255

Re: 380XD Trouble, Need Some Help.

Those CMOS all have the same voltage. Remove your current CMOS. The CR2330 has diameter 23 mm, height 3mm. Then get a CR2025 (dia. 20, h 2.5) or CR2032 (dia. 20, h 3.2), whichever is available. Then cut away the plastic around the old CMOS and tear off the soldered contacts. Make sure to not damage ...
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Jan 16, 2022 2:01 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: New ms word inclusiveness BS
Replies: 2
Views: 247

Re: New ms word inclusiveness BS

Apparently all part of the new-fangled woke!
https://www.gbnews.uk/news/microsoft-la ... ord/205968
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Jan 14, 2022 5:20 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T440p | Best portable dockstations
Replies: 5
Views: 211

Re: T440p | Best portable dockstations

The Ultra Dock 40A2 offers 3 monitors!
It can take 65W/90W/135W power supplies.
https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/prod ... tion-links
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Jan 14, 2022 1:33 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: need help finding a part number
Replies: 9
Views: 5729

Re: need help finding a part number

Only problem is, the M73 Tiny does not have any 'internal' HDMI port, it's too 'old' for that.
(M700/M900 have such a HDMI port option).
The 'optional connector' above the VGA-port on the rear is only for another USB2.0 or Serial port.
The only option is the DP to HDMI adapter 03T7001.
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:16 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Selling T43 BOD
Replies: 6
Views: 228

Re: Selling T43 BOD

BOD = Blink Of Death, well known around the T2x series.
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Jan 13, 2022 2:36 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Older Drivers?
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: Older Drivers?

Which driver (name of the .exe) with what version are you trying to install?
It is still not clear if you are talking about Power Manager, or Power Management!!!
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Jan 13, 2022 2:30 am
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Peculiar Issue with T61p CPU Upgrade (X9000)
Replies: 9
Views: 330

Re: Peculiar Issue with T61p CPU Upgrade (X9000)

Did you properly upgrade to Middleton before you swapped CPU? Properly installed means: Lenovo BIOS 2.29 first, then M's BIOS, both with the 'old' CPU still in? Put the old CPU in, then check the SATA-speed of your HDD/SSD. If it is ~3Gb/s you're good, but if ~1.5Gb/s it did not upgrade and the X900...
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Jan 13, 2022 2:19 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: need help finding a part number
Replies: 9
Views: 5729

Re: need help finding a part number

Looks identical to 04X2752 as used in M700/M900 series.
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Jan 13, 2022 1:58 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T440P - Updating BIOS
Replies: 5
Views: 246

Re: T440P - Updating BIOS

For Power Management go here: https://support.lenovo.com/de/en/downloads/ds106114/
Scroll down for Lenovo Power Management Driver 1.67.10.20 n1cku27w.exe n1cku27w.txt
That's the one that runs/works on my T440p with W7-Pro/SP1 64-bit
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:55 am
Forum: ThinkPad T20-T23 & T30 Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: T21 recovery (win98) problems
Replies: 3
Views: 221

Re: T21 recovery (win98) problems

The very best HDD would be an IDE 160GB 5400rpm Samsung HM160HC.
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:17 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T440P - Updating BIOS
Replies: 5
Views: 246

Re: T440P - Updating BIOS

I have BIOS 2.53/1.12 on my T440p, it was the last one with anything [new] useful in it. The others have only 'security' updates, which I personally don't trust. Download the bootable iso and use e.g. ImgBurn to put it onto a CD. You'll need a working battery to do so. https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/u...

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