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by RealBlackStuff
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: What is the 14 inch, and 15.x inch sibling of x230?
Replies: 13
Views: 349

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

The latest old-style 7-row keyboard can be found on the 14" T25 with FHD screen.
But by now it's (almost?) completely sold out, but you might get lucky (if you can afford it).
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: First thinkpad line with LED backlight?
Replies: 4
Views: 86

Re: First thinkpad line with LED backlight?

I think the first was the X200s in early 2008, which got WXGA+ and LED backlight.
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60P Hard Drive
Replies: 11
Views: 1335

Re: T60P Hard Drive

Use any rubber rails (7 or 9.5 mm) and use a piece of cardboard or foam rubber to stop the drive's "end" from flapping.
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T2x & T3x Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: T23 Fan Error
Replies: 2
Views: 47

Re: T23 Fan Error

T23 needs a T23 fan, nothing less.
Look on my website for a lot of T2x parts, incl. 3x T23 fan: http://theboardroom.info/parts1.html
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T-61 won't boot on battery
Replies: 9
Views: 179

Re: T-61 won't boot on battery

Methinks that everybody should have a battery extension cable, such as I describe here: viewtopic.php?p=726465#p726465
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Still not using Smart touch screen devices
Replies: 18
Views: 1864

Re: Still not using Smart touch screen devices

I think I've mentioned it before, but you should seriously look into moving elsewhere, if you can't even get a cellphone to work in your neck of the woods.
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: Always on USB and Rapid Charging when Windows 10 W530 is awake
Replies: 2
Views: 48

Re: Always on USB and Rapid Charging when Windows 10 W530 is awake

If that USB is "always on", it will eat battery even if switched off and nothing is attached. If the laptop is off, and you want to charge through that USB-port, then the full "whack" is available at that port (probably 1 Amp) You'd need to measure the available output in Amp or milliAmp (mA). But i...
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: [WTB] LED upgrade for X61s
Replies: 1
Views: 61

Re: [WTB] LED upgrade for X61s

Forum member xiphmont is probably a good bet: viewtopic.php?f=30&t=114881
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60P Motherboard
Replies: 1
Views: 81

Re: T60P Motherboard

No.
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Turn off Bluetooth (completely) T520 running Windows 10
Replies: 8
Views: 456

Re: Turn off Bluetooth (completely) T520 running Windows 10

Remove the palmrest, under which you'll find the BT-module.
Remove that, problem solved.
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W520 Blue Screen
Replies: 6
Views: 1398

Re: W520 Blue Screen

Look here: http://aumha.org/a/stop.htm with the last 2 characters of your errors.

You might have a battery on its last legs and/or a bad HD/SSD.
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS T520 EC
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: FS T520 EC

As per Forum Rules you must put in an asking price.

And what does that EC mean?
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Z60m resigns from being operational-- fuse blown?
Replies: 5
Views: 232

Re: Z60m resigns from being operational-- fuse blown?

Have you tried another charger and/or another wall socket?
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X230 msata ssd doesn't want to boot!
Replies: 1
Views: 70

Re: X230 msata ssd doesn't want to boot!

Welcome to the Forum.

What windows version?
Can you still boot into BIOS with F1?
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T510 WiFi card suddenly dead?
Replies: 6
Views: 172

Re: T510 WiFi card suddenly dead?

Check the wifi On/Off switch, it should show green.
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: My experience with IPS panels, from T60 through x220/230 until the T460
Replies: 12
Views: 1011

Re: My experience with IPS panels, from T60 through x220/230 until the T460

I wonder what junkyard you buy your screens from... I have bought several LP125WH2-SLT1 for use in X220 and X230, all came (used) from the Lenovo S230 Twist non-touch, and were (and still are) perfect. I have also bought two FHD screens, one LP125WF2-SPB4 (for my X230, on which I am writing this pos...
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Flash the modded BIOS? T40
Replies: 5
Views: 181

Re: Flash the modded BIOS? T40

You cannot just copy a file onto a CD.
You need a program from e.g. http://www.imgburn.com/
Unpack the .iso from that .rar, then use Imgburn to make the CD from that .iso.
Remove the error-giving wifi-card before you flash.
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Troubleshooting: Keyboard stopped working and Windows won't boot past loading screen?
Replies: 7
Views: 663

Re: Troubleshooting: Keyboard stopped working and Windows won't boot past loading screen?

The magnet sits under the palmrest, near the front, left of the bottom-mouse-keys-opening.
See second picture, the silver square with a cross on it: https://www.ebay.com/itm/172884832333
The sensor is inside the lid, near the webcam, matching/opposite of that magnet.
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T430 Ultrabay HDD getting 'removed' frequently
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Re: T430 Ultrabay HDD getting 'removed' frequently

Maybe reseat it a few times and/or clean the contacts thoroughly.
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: ThinkPad x240 | 1920x1080 screen upgrade
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Re: ThinkPad x240 | 1920x1080 screen upgrade

Do NOT buy any 00HM111, they have awful ghosting problems.
Instead look for the 00HM745 as used in X250 and X260, buy from a reliable seller (not in China) and have them confirm it's a genuine screen!
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Is it possible at all to place either a t520/w520 fan inside a standard t420? Has it ever been done before?
Replies: 1
Views: 326

Re: Is it possible at all to place either a t520/w520 fan inside a standard t420? Has it ever been done before?

Just looking at pictures of both, I'd say no. The screwhole locations are different. Has your machine iGPU or dGPU? Your best bet is a "double-pipe" T420 fan (04W0407-iGPU or 04W0408-dGPU) and use the best thermal paste (Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut). Then see this: https://www.reddit.com/r/thinkpad/com...
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: [Solved] X230 boots into W7, but cannot get into BIOS
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Re: [Solved] X230 boots into W7, but cannot get into BIOS

Fast Boot is not available in W7, so my machine couldn't have that problem.
Fast Boot only applies to W8 and W10 (which I don't use).
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: X201 i5-540M + Ultrabase, WTB Raspberry/Purple Trackpoint Cap
Replies: 3
Views: 833

Re: FS: X201 i5-540M + Ultrabase, Thinkpad 10 Tablet Gen 1 + Dock, X220T Battery 52+

If you apply the EC firmware-mod to the X230T to bypass Lenovo's battery-check, that battery will also work in an X230T.
viewtopic.php?f=69&t=120776
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: [Solved] X230 boots into W7, but cannot get into BIOS
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Re: X230 boots into W7, but cannot get into BIOS

Like I said above, I have only my laptop, nothing else. So I decided to hunt around in the FHD thread where I hoped to find a hint. Sure enough I found my own (!) post from almost a year ago , where I asked which option to use in the BIOS LCD-setting. nitrocaster 's reply: FHD display corresponds to...
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: [Solved] X230 boots into W7, but cannot get into BIOS
Replies: 7
Views: 232

[Solved] X230 boots into W7, but cannot get into BIOS

My X230 has concocted some strange problems in the last few days. Since 2 days it boots without showing the "ThinkPad" splash screen. The screen is black with the backlight on, but nothing shows. It also does not show the Windows 7 4-color 'circling' window, but goes straight to the screen where I c...
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x200 problems with display after update
Replies: 1
Views: 216

Re: x200 problems with display after update

Try reseating the LCD-cable onto the motherboard.

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