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by RealBlackStuff
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: New W500 Camera & other
Replies: 11
Views: 444

Re: New W500 Camera & other

You could also put in a WUXGA screen (1920x1200), see https://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?t=124446
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Possibility of X240/X250 upgrade to 13.3?
Replies: 7
Views: 370

Re: Possibility of X240/X250 upgrade to 13.3?

SPB3 (very good) or SPB4 (the best and brightest) will also work, provided you are able to cut off the mounting eyelets on both short sides. I got an SPB3 (SPB4 was not available at that time) and cut those bits off with a Wiss cutter (metal shears) and put that in my X240. See also https://forum.th...
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Please give advice on purchasing a used IBM Thinkpad T60p in 2018
Replies: 80
Views: 45291

Re: Please give advice on purchasing a used IBM Thinkpad T60p in 2018

Don't want to be obnoxious here, but why use a screensaver? If you walk away from your machine, you shouldn't ask it to keep working, it deserves a break as well! My suggestion: After x minutes of non-use, let the screen go off, no saver. You are not using it, so I guess you are also not supposed to...
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 magn."motherboard tray" casting faults=holes ?
Replies: 3
Views: 119

Re: T61 magn."motherboard tray" casting faults=holes ?

Don't blame Lenovo for that! Blame whomever sold you that unit! (S)he was the one that wrecked those holes/posts. And magnesium frames have never been known for having just one color. Even new ones can have every shade between silver and dark grey. Over time they discolor at different rates in diffe...
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: My X220 i7 has died
Replies: 1
Views: 78

Re: My X220 i7 has died

Remove CMOS battery for a few minutes.
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: NEC Versa VXi laptop from the year 2000 / Reduced
Replies: 7
Views: 681

Re: FS: NEC Versa VXi laptop from the year 2000 / Reduced

Device Manager says:
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_7195&SUBSYS_80CC1033&REV_00
Intel(r) AC'97 Audio Controller
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: LF: T60/T61 14" 4:3 sxga lcd/lid/full machine
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Re: LF: T60/T61 14

In size 14.1" 4:3 T61 I have:
- complete lid with SXGA+
- bare base/chassis/palmrest plus complete lid with SXGA+ (NO motherboard/keyboard/drives/cards/RAM etc.)
PM me if interested.


Apologies, no longer available.
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: memory upgrade for x230
Replies: 14
Views: 250

Re: memory upgrade for x230

Check for 8GB or even 2x8GB Samsung/Hynix/Elpida/Kingston on e.g. www.eBay.de
A LOT cheaper than Lenovo. (1,641 Czech Koruna equals 80.30 US Dollar)
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: various LCD-cables for T4x/R5x/T6x/R6x/X20xs
Replies: 0
Views: 57

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

For Sale: Loadz of LCD-cables! Qty. available: 1 ea. T4x 14.1" XGA 91P6804/91P6786 - $7 2 ea. T4x 14.1" SXGA+ 91P6938/91P6942 - $10 1 ea. T4x 15" XGA 91P6881/91P6891 - $7 1 ea. R5x 15" SXGA+ Non-IPS 91P6875/91P6876 - $15 1 ea. R6x 15" 4:3 XGA/SXGA+ 91P6985 - $10 1 ea. R6x 15" 4:3 XGA/SXGA+ 91P4297 ...
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Display problem X220i Tablet
Replies: 50
Views: 1203

Re: Display problem X220i Tablet

The schematics have either the exact fuse-name near it or its value, check page 32.
Usually they are fast-acting size 0603: https://www.fusesunlimited.com/products ... ntfuse0603
Amp Letter

Code: Select all

0.25	D
0.375	E
0.5	F
0.75	G
1	H
1.25	J
1.5	K
1.75	L
2	N
2.5	O
3	P
3.5	R
4	S
5	T
7	W
8	X
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Cannot control processor clock via NHC. What is wrong?
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: Cannot control processor clock via NHC. What is wrong?

Try and install Middleton's BIOS, then upgrade the CPU to T8100/T8300/T9300/T9500 or even X9000.
Those CPUs may give you better control.


Question: since when is Hanoi located in United States?
Your proper Location would be appreciated.
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Advice regarding W700
Replies: 6
Views: 2046

Re: Advice regarding W700

The 5 beeps might come from a dying CMOS battery, but could also have something to do with Intel's shoddy ME.
Can you disable that in BIOS?
Quite often the beeps go away.
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Display problem X220i Tablet
Replies: 50
Views: 1203

Re: Display problem X220i Tablet

If you're talking fuses, I usually get mine from http://www.newark.com/ but there are also others such as https://www.digikey.com/ and https://www.mouser.com/ If you are handy with a soldering iron and tiny SMD fuses, you can either replace them, or solder a new one piggyback style on top of the old...
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: 4:3 models
Replies: 5
Views: 218

Re: WTB: 4:3 models

NEC Versa VXi laptop from the year 2000
4:3 screen as requested.

Several ThinkPad laptops, all with 4:3 screen:
14.1" T23
14.1" T40
12.1" X41T Tablet
14.1" R52
15" R52
14.1" R60
14.1" T60

Let me know which one(s) you are interested in.
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Display problem X220i Tablet
Replies: 50
Views: 1203

Re: Display problem X220i Tablet

X220 and X220t have almost identical schematics, for D/L see here: https://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?t=121522
Fuse locations should also be almost identical.
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: 2018 Grand National in Aintree, UK
Replies: 0
Views: 34

2018 Grand National in Aintree, UK

For those of you who missed this fabulous horse race: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtYa1bdQw5s
Watch at FULL screen!
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Change Hard Disk on T43
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Re: Change Hard Disk on T43

Welcome to the Forum.

The best (PATA/IDE) HD would be 160GB/5400rpm Samsung HM160HC.
Or find someone who can SATA-mod your machine, after which you can use any SATA-I downwards-compatible HD or SSD.
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X240: was LF EDID Registry entry, FOUND: Intel's own EDID override!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 824

Re: X240: was LF EDID Registry entry, FOUND: Intel's own EDID override!!!!

I have tried every EDID program (Windows or Linux) that I could find.
None of them worked.

Only yesterday did I discover that I may have the wrong LCD-cable 0C46006.
That cable is nowhere listed or described.
So now I have ordered a 00HM134 and hope that will solve my problem.
Will let you know.
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Possibility of X240/X250 upgrade to 13.3?
Replies: 7
Views: 370

Re: Possibility of X240/X250 upgrade to 13.3?

seller win0win on eBay.

You can get round-to-square DC adapters such as this: https://www.ebay.com/itm/361778533162
No need to buy a separate charger.
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Forum Notices, Questions and Suggestions
Topic: Marketplace post?
Replies: 2
Views: 100

Re: Marketplace post?

These are the RULES of this ROAD

10. No spamming. No commercial-oriented posts. The “For Sale/Want to buy conference is for NON COMMERCIAL sale of used ThinkPads and accessories.
zerotetration wrote: It is a business Ebay account, i.e. associated with a register company, not a personal account.
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Serious Computrace Warning!
Replies: 24
Views: 6457

Re: Serious Computrace Warning!

https://serverfault.com/questions/15429 ... ng-traffic
But if that would work, why has nobody ever mentioned that about CT?
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: Asus RT-N66U router
Replies: 0
Views: 60

FS: Asus RT-N66U router

For Sale: ASUS WiFi Router RT-N66U ASUS RT-N66U 900N 4-Port Gigabit Wireless N Dark Knight WIFI Router https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSFJsUBHZzNPuikD_VBGcmLTBv0TWKpOnolufOh_yHseQDQ5T75 Complete with power supply and ethernet cable. This router also includes 2 USB2.0 ports for...
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB X220 ips
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: WTB X220 ips

Or find one with TN LCD and replace the screen with the IPS HD LP125WH2-SLT1 LCD (non-touch) from the Lenovo S230U Twist.
This is a reliable eBayer: https://www.ebay.com/itm/302449803805

Or go a step further and put in nitrocaster's FHD-mod for an IPS FHD screen (1920x1080).
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: How to say if Middleton flash was successful
Replies: 4
Views: 189

Re: How to say if Middleton flash was successful

Correct.
Wifi-whitelist removal, SATA-II speed for the main HD/SSD-drive and added Slic2.1 for Vista/W7 are the main 'background' improvements.
No visible changes anywhere.
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X200s cover edge loose
Replies: 1
Views: 98

Re: X200s cover edge loose

No, that's broken.
It's a poor construction, which is rather difficult to fix.
It's easier to replace the lid.

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