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by RealBlackStuff
Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Refurbished Thinkpad, good or bad idea? - help and suggestions
Replies: 9
Views: 226

Re: Refurbished Thinkpad, good or bad idea? - help and suggestions

You could also scrounge around this (Irish) forum: https://www.boards.ie/b/forum/9

And on Reddit I found this (older) entry: https://redd.it/2klm08
May give you some ideas.
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530 and later Series
Topic: Got a W530 off Ebay, arrived with defective screen. Please advise
Replies: 3
Views: 60

Re: Got a W530 off Ebay, arrived with defective screen. Please advise

Was it one of these? http://www.ebay.com/itm/292175817043 In there it states: Seller does not offer returns. You are covered by the eBay Money Back Guarantee if you received an item that is not as described in the listing. Or one of his earlier lot of 14: http://www.ebay.com/itm/292125804814 Here he...
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: What to replace W530?
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Re: What to replace W530?

Your signature says it all: housebreaking a younger W530 foolishly upgraded from Win7/64 to Win10. If you have done your homework, you SHOULD have (a few) backups of your W7 from before W10 $hafted you. If so, reload and off you go. Alternative: drop Micro$haft altogether and embrace Linux (Mint or ...
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Anyone have a spare W key for a t61p?
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Re: Anyone have a spare W key for a t61p?

You'll need to say if that KB is made by NMB, Alps or Chicony, since they all have different mechanisms and keys.
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T460S DC-in Jack ??!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 107

Re: T460S DC-in Jack ??!!!

Since schematics are almost impossible to find, I suggest you get one of these: http://www.ebay.com/itm/252942023181
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: Forum Notices, Questions and Suggestions
Topic: New forum for the 51nb machines
Replies: 4
Views: 932

Re: New forum for the 51nb machines

Looky here, a brand-spanking-new sub-forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Old(er) Thinkpads with New(er) Intestines: X62 / T70 / etc. It's in the ThinkPad News, Comments & Etcetera group, right after the GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comm...
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:35 am
Forum: Forum Notices, Questions and Suggestions
Topic: New forum for the 51nb machines
Replies: 4
Views: 932

Re: New forum for the 51nb machines

@guoqiang5277:
Please note that this is an ENGLISH LANGUAGE ONLY Forum.
So please use the edit button to change your post.
Any posts in any language other than ENGLISH will be removed!
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Monitor blacking out
Replies: 7
Views: 484

Re: Monitor blacking out

Please make this post READable!
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:49 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: If your fuel tank straps have rusted away...
Replies: 2
Views: 116

If your fuel tank straps have rusted away...

The other day I drove home from some shopping, when all of a sudden I heard some almighty squealing, like I was dragging a garbage can or something like that. I immediately braked carefully (in case it was a flat tire) and drove into a side-road that "magically" appeared at the right moment. Upon in...
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:02 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: And another reason to avoid Micro$haft's W10
Replies: 31
Views: 658

Re: And another reason to avoid Micro$haft's W10

@w0qj: Read the above Linux link I gave. Alternatives: - https://itsfoss.com/windows-like-linux-distributions/ - https://www.lifewire.com/best-windows-linux-operating-systems-clones-2201177 - http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-linux-distro-first-time-switchers-windows-mac/ And plenty more info if you...
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: SSD Drive Install Guide - T-61?
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: SSD Drive Install Guide - T-61?

The Ultrabay adapter does not use rubber rails.
You may need the spacer that might come with your SSD (or else use a strip of carton at the rear of the SSD), so that it locks in properly (like a 9mm drive) with the rear-clamp.
Otherwise BigTony's advice is OK.
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: X201s constantly overheating
Replies: 7
Views: 195

Re: X201s constantly overheating

From your description I'd say either your fan is not sitting properly on the CPU, OR you used bad or no thermal paste.
Spend e few quid and buy some Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut!
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: And another reason to avoid Micro$haft's W10
Replies: 31
Views: 658

Re: And another reason to avoid Micro$haft's W10

If you must, use W7 in a VM or similar, or rather:
make the switch to Linux and run your Windows-depending program(s) under Wine.
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: And another reason to avoid Micro$haft's W10
Replies: 31
Views: 658

And another reason to avoid Micro$haft's W10

And here's another reason to avoid Micro$haft's crapware W10: Microsoft cuts off Windows 10 support early for some PCs :twisted: If Microsoft sticks to its announced support deadlines, any device running Windows 10 version 1607 will stop receiving updates in early 2018. In some cases, this cutoff da...
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: numlock on bitlocker thinkpad L570
Replies: 6
Views: 126

Re: numlock on bitlocker thinkpad L570

Any other idea? Sure, dump W10!
Sorry, can't help you here, don't have (and never will have) W10.

Maybe compare if NumLock is On or Off when you switch off the different machines.
W10 might keep On or Off in memory.
Or someone is spying on you and changes settings haphazardly, just to annoy you...
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: numlock on bitlocker thinkpad L570
Replies: 6
Views: 126

Re: numlock on bitlocker thinkpad L570

I would suspect those W10 settings.
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: numlock on bitlocker thinkpad L570
Replies: 6
Views: 126

Re: numlock on bitlocker thinkpad L570

Welcome to the Forum. Trust Lenovo to come up with all kinds of stupid and/or different NumLock options. (And Micro$haft is not much better either...) Enable/Disable NumLock : https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht104902 If you have NO NumLock : https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht50...
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: How many of you no longer own laptops?
Replies: 47
Views: 1253

Re: How many of you no longer own laptops?

My desktop monitor (HP LP1965) is a 19" 5:4 (1280x1024), which has been in daily use now since March 2008. It still looks as clear and crisp as when I got it new nearly 10 years ago!! If it ever fails, I'll probably replace it with a Dell Ultrasharp U2415, which is a 24" 1920x1200 IPS monitor. I als...
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Thinkpad x230 16:10 Replacement Screen
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Re: Thinkpad x230 16:10 Replacement Screen

Unfortunately: NO and NO.
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Refurbished Thinkpad, good or bad idea? - help and suggestions
Replies: 9
Views: 226

Re: Refurbished Thinkpad, good or bad idea? - help and suggestions

The US and the German Forums are run by different people, but generally with the same "spirits".
Bill's US forum is historically the older (and the original AND THE BEST) one, but many people in Europe do not speak/read English...
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: CD Firmware issues on Thinkpad 380XD
Replies: 4
Views: 594

Re: CD Firmware issues on Thinkpad 380XD

Check this antiques repository: http://john.ccac.rwth-aachen.de:8000/ftp/mirrors/ps2supersite.homedns.org/pccbbs/mobiles/ Read the very first file 00index.txt to see which file has which name. For more antiques: http://greyghost.mooo.com/pccbbs/mobiles/ (same .txt applies) (one website might be a mi...
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: 42t0124
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Re: WTB: 42t0124

I do not buy or trade them, only sell them.
Not sure what you are trying to say here...
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Lenovo Solution Center alternatives please?
Replies: 4
Views: 492

Re: Lenovo Solution Center alternatives please?

Uninstall that Lenovo crapware, and you're grand!
Who needs LSC anyway?
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Can W500 motherboard go into T60?
Replies: 18
Views: 714

Re: Can W500 motherboard go into T60?

Apologies for giving you false hope. :oops:
NonesensE made sense! :mrgreen:
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Verifying VT-x (Intel virtualisation technology)
Replies: 3
Views: 218

Re: Verifying VT-x (Intel virtualisation technology)

Welcome to the Forum.
Check in your BIOS/Security if you have a Virtualization option.
If not, you can't use VT-x.

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