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by RealBlackStuff
Wed Feb 28, 2024 5:18 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: What to do with R61 machines?
Replies: 10
Views: 306

Re: What to do with R61 machines?

If they are 15" 4:3 machines, there's your "Frankie" alternative.
Find UXGA screens for them, put in 8GB RAM and many people would lick their fingers to get one!
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Feb 27, 2024 8:00 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Thinkpad T440p M.2 speeds
Replies: 8
Views: 7047

Re: Thinkpad T440p M.2 speeds

NVMe drives do NOT work in a T440p, they must be mSATA.
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Feb 26, 2024 1:04 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Post your desktop.
Replies: 770
Views: 478902

Re: Post your desktop.

MasterLink wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2024 10:29 pm
I also have a T560x ..... since it has 96MB of RAM, I might go NT 4.0.
That is most likely a (Thinkpad) 560X, as a T560x does not exist (but there is a T560 from 2016).
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Feb 25, 2024 12:25 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Fan Lubricant
Replies: 6
Views: 2524

Re: Fan Lubricant

That lubrication spray was most likely the IMHO almost useless WD-40 penetrating lubricant. It is a W ater D isplacement concoction with a minimal lubrication in it, that only works for a short period, stinks and leaves streaks. A better WD-40 product, though still not perfect, is their WD-40 Specia...
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Feb 24, 2024 6:28 am
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: t43 compatible card?
Replies: 7
Views: 187

Re: t43 compatible card?

I've only installed ca. 15-20 of those in T4x machines, so I have a vague suspicion that they will fit. /s

EDIT: sorry, forgot to put the /s after my suspicion.
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Feb 24, 2024 2:28 am
Forum: ThinkPad Edge / E-series
Topic: Booting E570 from USB
Replies: 7
Views: 309

Re: Booting E570 from USB

What is a USB rescue file?
Never heard of it.
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Feb 23, 2024 12:45 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: t43 compatible card?
Replies: 7
Views: 187

Re: t43 compatible card?

Best one is the TP-Link TL-WN861N.
Try eBay.
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Feb 23, 2024 12:34 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: X260 something loose inside making a clunk when it's turned over
Replies: 3
Views: 231

Re: X260 something loose inside making a clunk when it's turned over

Get the X260 manual from the HMM link above, then take out the battery and remove the bottom cover as per instructions, using a PH0 or PH00 screwdriver.
Then find your 'clunker'.
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Feb 23, 2024 1:45 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Adaptor
Replies: 1
Views: 111

Re: Adaptor

I think you should try a USB wifi adapter for your W7.
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Feb 21, 2024 12:28 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Working 760EL for Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Re: Working 760EL for Sale

As per Forum rules, you must put in an asking price.
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Feb 19, 2024 1:05 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: How much is too much? - Battery self-discharge
Replies: 1
Views: 118

Re: How much is too much? - Battery self-discharge

That's Micro$haft for you, Windows 11 "fast startup".
Should be renamed: fast destruct.
But luckily it appears that you can disable it.
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Feb 17, 2024 1:40 am
Forum: ThinkPad X100e/X120e/X130e/X140e Series
Topic: X131e Bad CMOS Battery - Unresponsive
Replies: 2
Views: 338

Re: X131e Bad CMOS Battery - Unresponsive

Compare the wires from the old and the new battery.
Are red and/or black on the same side of the connector?
Ditto for white and white?
If not, swap the new battery wires around, it got + and - the wrong way around.
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Feb 16, 2024 1:47 am
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Two external displays with T61 and docking station?
Replies: 22
Views: 2130

Re: Two external displays with T61 and docking station?

MTM says: ThinkPad T61 7659-A34 Based on 7659-XAU: T7300(2GHz), 2GB RAM, 120GB 5400rpm HD, 14.1in 1440x900 LCD, Intel X3100 , CDRW/DVDRW, 802.11abg wireless, Bluetooth, Modem, 1Gb Ethernet, UltraNav, Secure chip, 6c Li-Ion, WinXP Pro Instead of answering a few times with a bland, non-informative que...
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Feb 15, 2024 11:01 am
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Two external displays with T61 and docking station?
Replies: 22
Views: 2130

Re: Two external displays with T61 and docking station?

Why don't you give us the TYPE xxxx-yyy from your label, instead of all this dilly-dallying?
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Feb 14, 2024 12:59 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: ThinkPad A30. Can I replace the 80 gig IDE with an SSD?
Replies: 3
Views: 391

Re: ThinkPad A30. Can I replace the 80 gig IDE with an SSD?

IDE SSDs exist, but are extremely rare and expensive.
You can either replace your drive with a better/faster/larger Samsung HM160HC (IDE, 5400rpm, 160GB, fast),
or get an IDE-to-mSATA adapter with an mSATA SSD.
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Feb 12, 2024 1:36 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Issue with Intel 6300 WiFi card in my T430
Replies: 2
Views: 361

Re: Issue with Intel 6300 WiFi card in my T430

My T440p with Intel AC-7260 has the same problem. After it has fallen asleep it can take up to 3 minutes(!) to reconnect to the internet. So to avoid 'sleeping' I have an online radio station ( Classic FM ) running all the time, but with the sound muted as and when needed. My wife's X250 with AC-726...
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Feb 11, 2024 4:40 am
Forum: ** HOW TOs & FAQs **
Topic: Internet Speed Test, who can you believe?
Replies: 20
Views: 4532

Re: Internet Speed Test, who can you believe?

Been thinking about your copper cable.
If you already have fibre coming into that cabinet, I would also want fibre from there into my house!
Fibre is umpteen times faster than copper and does not care about other houses in your street/estate.
Something for a rainy sunny day!
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Feb 10, 2024 3:42 am
Forum: ** HOW TOs & FAQs **
Topic: Internet Speed Test, who can you believe?
Replies: 20
Views: 4532

Re: Internet Speed Test, who can you believe?

Found yet another speedtest, which gave me a surprising result. Left is the BEFORE result, right is the AFTER result. BEFORE: running the laptop (T440p) as-is. Make 2 small changes (as seen below the picture), taking only a few seconds, to see the results AFTER: major improvement! https://i.imgur.co...
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Feb 09, 2024 12:40 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: Upgrading x60 for fun. Have a few questions.
Replies: 4
Views: 565

Re: Upgrading x60 for fun. Have a few questions.

Welcome to the forum.

Best/fastest wifi/BT card would probably be the AX200 in mini-PCIe format, such as this AX3000

Add to your wishlist: Middleton's BIOS.
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Feb 07, 2024 1:39 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Two external displays with T61 and docking station?
Replies: 22
Views: 2130

Re: Two external displays with T61 and docking station?

07/08 on a T61 means: Year 2007 / month 08 (August)
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Feb 06, 2024 12:05 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Issues with USB-C ports on my T480s
Replies: 5
Views: 509

Re: Issues with USB-C ports on my T480s

Is it possible that your USB-C cable is only wired for charging and not for full functionality, incl.data transfer?
https://www.anker.com/blogs/cables/are- ... r-charging
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Feb 04, 2024 5:27 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: How new my laptop really needs to be? A guide to modern computing
Replies: 9
Views: 1188

Re: How new my laptop really needs to be? A guide to modern computing

Why do you think 51nb, Xytech, etc. made T700 (based on T60), X210/X2100 (based on X200)? Not to mention the likes of Framework... Another thing to consider: as you get older or retire, the use of a PC/laptop diminishes considerably. In my working days I used proper keyboards like the Northgate Omni...
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Feb 03, 2024 1:14 am
Forum: Windows 10/11/etc.
Topic: You can no longer install Windows 10 with a 7/8 key
Replies: 1
Views: 380

Re: You can no longer install Windows 10 with a 7/8 key

Try the Micro Win 10 by Dark Reverser as mentioned here on a spare drive.
Once activated, you probably should then be able to install a 'regular' W10, OR W10 LTSC 2019/2021.

Come to think of it, maybe dump Micro$haft altogether and install Linux?
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Feb 02, 2024 4:50 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: TPs looking for new homes
Replies: 19
Views: 1323

Re: TPs looking for new homes

Ask Elaine!
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Feb 02, 2024 1:59 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Issues with USB-C ports on my T480s
Replies: 5
Views: 509

Re: Issues with USB-C ports on my T480s

AFAIK the Thunderbolt is a fast-charging port and should not be used for charging a phone. Use the other USB-C port that is used for docking. IMHO one should use a charger to charge a phone, not abuse a laptop for that. Sometimes, outdated drivers can cause compatibility issues. Check your power set...
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Feb 02, 2024 1:40 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: TPs looking for new homes
Replies: 19
Views: 1323

Re: TPs looking for new homes

ECarlson wrote:
Sat Jan 27, 2024 12:58 pm
70l C TPs - 3 units
340 TP
560E
20 TP
640 TP
plus TP 30, TP 60
These would be my suggested/possible changes:
Available ThinkPads:
701c - 3 units
340
560E
640 (640 TP ???)
T20 (20 TP ???)
T30
T60

Correct me if I'm wrong.

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