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by RealBlackStuff
Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Please help, SSD in ultrabay wont work, also my T43p doesnt boot USB drive
Replies: 3
Views: 41

Re: Please help, SSD in ultrabay wont work, also my T43p doesnt boot USB drive

You may have more luck with older SATA II HDD or SSD drives, such as the Samsung 470 or 830, Crucial M4, Intel 510, etc. Remove palmrest and wifi-card, then keep pressing on the big Intel chip under that card, and try to boot from USB. If your USB still does not work properly, you may need to reball...
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Please help, SSD in ultrabay wont work, also my T43p doesnt boot USB drive
Replies: 3
Views: 41

Re: Please help, SSD in ultrabay wont work, also my T43p doesnt boot USB drive

Welcome to the Forum. The T43 was originally planned with/for SATA-drives, but as they were still scarce and expensive in those days, they had to change plans. So they added a SATA-to-PATA converter chip to run the cheaper PATA/IDE HDD drives. In your Ultrabay adapter there is yet another converter ...
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Time to upgrade the cpu from t7200 to t7400
Replies: 6
Views: 88

Re: Time to upgrade the cpu from t7200 to t7400

OT: how good is Basilisk compared to Pale Moon?
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Browser: Firefox --> Pale Moon --> Basilisk? Or something else?
Replies: 0
Views: 16

Browser: Firefox --> Pale Moon --> Basilisk? Or something else?

My (getting old) desktop has AMD Phenom II X2 555 [Black Ed.] CPU, 16GB RAM and nVidia GeForce GT 730 gfx. Inspired by dr_st , I have been running the Pale Moon web browser for many years now, mostly to my satisfaction. Lately I do get an occasional lagging (scroll-stop for a few seconds) though, wh...
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Fn F5 isn't working anymore.
Replies: 7
Views: 152

Re: Fn F5 isn't working anymore.

Forum member Thinkpad Maniac is also in Toronto.
He has X220 (and many other) recovery sets: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=126014
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X62 problems, quirks, and fixes
Replies: 164
Views: 21972

Re: X62 problems, quirks, and fixes

Maybe there is some obstruction between chassis and mobo at that point, which causes the mobo to bend there, when the screw is tightened.
Probably a poor solder contact.
Remove the mobo, check, and Dremel the obstruction away if so.
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1/X1-Carbon
Topic: X1 Carbon 4 - audio jack dying
Replies: 2
Views: 55

Re: X1 Carbon 4 - audio jack dying

If you haven't got one already, get a flux pen like this CW8100: https://www.ebay.com/itm/142357291841
Then take the X1C4 apart, shouldn't be that difficult.
Then liberally "flux" the audio contacts area, heat each contact up for a few seconds with your soldering iron, and Bob should be your uncle.
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T41 WPA2 issues?
Replies: 9
Views: 191

Re: T41 WPA2 issues?

To get a decent wifi speed on your T41, there's this TP-LINK TL-WN861N 300Mbps Wireless Mini PCI Adapter...

It does wifi a/b/g/n
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: RULES of the ROAD
Topic: READ the Forum Rules!
Replies: 0
Views: 296

READ the Forum Rules!

Before posting, please read the Forum Rules of the Road..

And please pay particular attention to Section 5. PICTURES.

Thank you.


For more info or questions, go here: How-tos and FAQs.
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Anybody know which Slic.BIN file is used for which Laptop
Replies: 1
Views: 87

Anybody know which Slic.BIN file is used for which Laptop

The Slic in the BIOS to auto-activate Vista (Slic2.0) and W7 (Slic2.1) consists of a certificate, such as LENOVO.xrm-ms and a BIN file, with names such as LENOVO- TP-6D .BIN or LENOVO- TC-5K .BIN or LENOVO- TP-7Y .BIN, etc. etc. Is there a list anywhere, that tells which BIN-file is for which Lenovo...
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Strange Happening on My Computer Screen
Replies: 11
Views: 279

Re: Strange Happening on My Computer Screen

Try this one: https://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=67
(Linux Mint 10 "Julia" - CD (32-bit), 699MB)
Use a program like ImgBurn for a standard CD, or Rufus for a (1GB or bigger) USB stick.
But it looks like your LCD is not the best...
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: ThinkPad Yoga
Topic: Yoga 370 Battery Life
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Re: Yoga 370 Battery Life

Try cutting down on your ridiculous amount of open browser tabs. For regular stuff you shouldn't need more than maybe 10-15 tabs max! If you use OpenOffice (Calc?), it is recommended to switch to LibreOffice instead. And OneDrive eats your battery if you are not signed-in, or are syncing a lot of fi...
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: True/False Arrandale questions
Replies: 5
Views: 152

Re: True/False Arrandale questions

X201 was available with i3, i5 and i7 CPUs.

I suggest you download the X200/X201 manual from the HMM-link above.
It has all the info you need.
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420 bluetooth upgrade to 4.0
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Re: T420 bluetooth upgrade to 4.0

It should, but it's probably a lot cheaper e.g. here: https://www.ebay.com/itm/183181833977
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Strange Happening on My Computer Screen
Replies: 11
Views: 279

Re: Strange Happening on My Computer Screen

Before pointing the finger to anything,
boot from a Linux Live-CD and check if the same happens there.
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: 1920x1200 with Z60m in Windows 7 32 bit
Replies: 10
Views: 2743

Re: 1920x1200 with Z60m in Windows 7 32 bit

I take it you know that the Z60m is "only" a slightly souped-up T43?
Have you tried drivers from the T43/p or R52?
Have you tried those Omega drivers I linked to a few months ago?
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: x220/x230 with nitrocaster FHD mod (US), or other X series with upgraded displays.
Replies: 6
Views: 293

Re: WTB: x220/x230 with nitrocaster FHD mod (US), or other X series with upgraded displays.

@penartur
Would you mind telling us exactly which 9-cell X230 battery that is on Aliexpress?
Would it be this one?
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Can I put this wifi AC to T61:Intel 7260NGW AN ?
Replies: 22
Views: 1205

Re: Can I put this wifi AC to T61:Intel 7260NGW AN ?

Intel themselves do not make a Mini PCI-e 8260-AC, only an M.2 format which does NOT fit in a T6x.
But the Chinese made a knock-off Mini PCI-e 8260-AC without BT, see here: https://www.ebay.com/itm/263563924800
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: various LCD-cables for T4x/R5x/T6x/R6x/X20xs
Replies: 2
Views: 256

Re: FS: various LCD-cables for T4x/R5x/T6x/R6x/X20xs

@fefrie:
When will you start reading the HMM instead of asking such questions?
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Keyboard Replacement and conversion
Replies: 1
Views: 114

Re: Keyboard Replacement and conversion

Welcome to the Forum.
Yes, you can replace ANSI against ISO keyboard.
The only change would be in the Region and Language settings.
The T530 can also take a T410/T420/T510/T520/W510/W520/X220 "classic" 7-row keyboard with an EC-mod.
See viewtopic.php?f=69&t=120776
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Can I put this wifi AC to T61:Intel 7260NGW AN ?
Replies: 22
Views: 1205

Re: Can I put this wifi AC to T61:Intel 7260NGW AN ?

FYI: that 8260D2W does NOT include BlueTooth.
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Bluetooth not working X220T
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Re: Bluetooth not working X220T

Is BT active?
In Windows press Fn/F5 to switch BT on/off.
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Upgrade T520 to T550 or T560??
Replies: 7
Views: 219

Re: Upgrade T520 to T550 or T560??

That 2nd SSD goes in the same slot on the motherboard where you can put in a WWAN-card, next to the wifi-card.
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Upgrade T520 to T550 or T560??
Replies: 7
Views: 219

Re: Upgrade T520 to T550 or T560??

Welcome to the Forum.

In all those laptops you can add a second SSD in the WWAN-slot, either mSATA or M.2 or NVMe, depending on slot-version.

If you mostly need graphics, have you considered an eGPU for your T520 instead?
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: 72% Battery Wasn't Charging. Now Won't Power On
Replies: 5
Views: 364

Re: 72% Battery Wasn't Charging. Now Won't Power On

I'm surprised that people can mod heavily encrypted/encoded EC to bypass a battery validity check (as in X230). But nobody has yet (publicly) managed to come up with a way to revive a battery with good cells that went below a certain voltage, no-thanks to some silly chip, that probably costs $0.02 O...

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