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by RealBlackStuff
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Giving back x240 after week, is x250 will be better?
Replies: 5
Views: 162

Re: Giving back x240 after week, is x250 will be better?

My X240s is a rather mysterious (most likely) prototype of the official X240s, that has no docking connector. It died an untimely death, but with numerous overdoses of TLC and all sorts of magic I was able to bring it back to life. I call it PhoeniX , as in the bird that rises from the ashes You wil...
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: ThinkPad T41 Date of Manufacture
Replies: 2
Views: 64

Re: ThinkPad T41 Date of Manufacture

Unless you have the IBM/Lenovo sticker with the date after the S/N, there is not really any good date-guess, other than the likes of Wikipedia. AFAIK most -if not all- T41 were made in 2004. Also, on some Thinkpad models the date is YY/MM and on others (newer ones) it is MM/YY. Also T41 is not neces...
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: What Is This?
Replies: 10
Views: 197

Re: What Is This?

Your picture is upside down.
That marking is "bottom right", not "top left".
It surrounds a little piece of very thin plastic, to let the signal through from the Bluetooth module that can sit behind it.
by RealBlackStuff
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: What Is This?
Replies: 10
Views: 197

Re: What Is This?

Wrong picture (above) for OP's purpose.


Maybe it's the left lid-locking slider (along the top, inside), and you are missing the right slider?
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Best WIFI Card For ThinkPad T60?
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: Best WIFI Card For ThinkPad T60?

By far the best: AR9280 (2 antennas) or AR9380 (3 ant.)
No noticeable difference between using 2 or 3 antennas.
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Thinking about buying a T42
Replies: 8
Views: 208

Re: Thinking about buying a T42

@Vespirah:
how about using some punctuation (like full stops or commas) and starting the next sentence(s) on a new line?
Sorry to say, but your posts are nearly impossible to read.
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 1005
Views: 180517

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Are you sure?
The (supposedly) NV125FHM-N62 pictures are from a Samsung LTN125HL02-302.
And further down it says: Package includeds 1x LCD SCREEN or compatible one.
Proper BOE confirmation and guarantee is required before buying!
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X260 kernel problems
Replies: 2
Views: 66

Re: X260 kernel problems

Are you sure we need to see your fabric invoice? #1 : (unless you installed it yourself,) any 2nd-hand needs a fresh OS, before doing anything else. #2 : avoid W10, you will be (Micro)$hafted! W7 is good for many more years to come. #3 : if you have an external CD/DVD drive or a large(r) USB stick, ...
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Xeon in T61?
Replies: 5
Views: 271

Re: Xeon in T61?

Why waste all that money?
You want bragging rights?
Believe me, I have built over 70 FrankenPads, and nearly all of them got the T9300 CPU, since they give the best buck for your money.
Performance and speed differences between T9300/T9500/X9000 are negligible.
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X200 Recovery hangs
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Re: X200 Recovery hangs

You got it!
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X200 Recovery hangs
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Re: X200 Recovery hangs

Check that BIOS/Config/Serial ATA is set to AHCI and not Compatibility.
FYI: you must run Recovery from CD/DVD and not from USB.
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Looking For ThinkPad T61 4:3 Motherboard
Replies: 10
Views: 427

Re: Looking For ThinkPad T61 4:3 Motherboard

Search the T6x Forum for posts from member QWERTY Andreas, he has done such mods.
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: My Tesla Model 3 story (very long)
Replies: 9
Views: 298

Re: My Tesla Model 3 story (very long)

I like and appreciate the story.
Wondering about one thing though: why would someone in California want AWD on such a car?
You hardly (if ever) get snow and you don't take a car like that for off-roading...
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: PCMCIA DOS Driver for TP701
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: PCMCIA DOS Driver for TP701

Welcome to the Forum.

There's this interesting Drivers link at the top of this page, have a look.
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Is the x220 worth getting in 2018?
Replies: 22
Views: 1167

Re: Is the x220 worth getting in 2018?

If the 7-row KB is not a must, and the machine is mainly intended for traveling, then I would recommend the X240 . It needs the clunkpad replaced with the [Synaptic] touchpad+buttons from the X250, but that is cheap and quite easily done. Some PROs and CONs: CON: ONE memory slot for "only" 8GB RAM m...
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Looking For ThinkPad T61 4:3 Motherboard
Replies: 10
Views: 427

Re: Looking For ThinkPad T61 4:3 Motherboard

The X9000 fits without any mod, just needs Middleton's BIOS (and the discrete fan).
You'll need to search for someone who has done a Quad mod already and ask him/her to do this also for you.
by RealBlackStuff
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: X200 Recovery media
Replies: 1
Views: 115

Re: WTB: X200 Recovery media

Search this Marketforum's posts for Recovery and ye shall find!
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 BIOS and won't boot
Replies: 3
Views: 174

Re: T61 BIOS and won't boot

T61 does not have a BIOS reset button/jumper/whatever.
The password is also not stored in the BIOS.
Read the very last Section 5 at the end of this page: viewtopic.php?f=16&t=14339
See if that helps.
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: W530 Ethernet port dead
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Re: W530 Ethernet port dead

The part you need is I/O sub card 04W6898 which contains both USB and RJ45 ports. Described in the T530/W530 HMM in Chapter 10, 1200 I/O sub card . It's on the bottom inside, you need to remove the chassis-with-motherboard from the Laptop-bottom. But before you do, check if all the 8 wires inside th...
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Giving back x240 after week, is x250 will be better?
Replies: 5
Views: 162

Re: Giving back x240 after week, is x250 will be better?

I suggest you do like many of us: replace that clunkpad with the touchpad+buttons from the X250. Make sure you get a Synaptics pad, NOT an Alps pad. The pad costs about $25, a lot cheaper than buying another laptop! I have an X240 and a rare X240s, both with X250 pad. They can have THREE SSDs in the...
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Processor upgrade with T440p
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Re: Processor upgrade with T440p

That would be either i7-4900MQ or i7-4910MQ (or i7-4760HQ). See this: https://www.notebookcheck.net/4910MQ-vs-4910MQ-vs-4900MQ-vs-4760HQ_4997_4997_3665_5866.247596.0.html The MQ models are socketed, the HQ model needs to be soldered, so is not really a contender here. They'll work, but they are stil...
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61P RMClock Cannot install RTCore64
Replies: 2
Views: 163

Re: T61P RMClock Cannot install RTCore64

Could you have W10 32-bit?
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220i White Spots
Replies: 1
Views: 105

Re: X220i White Spots

Afraid not.
Look for an IPS screen when you replace it.
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T400
Replies: 12
Views: 308

Re: T400

@Art: Welcome to the Forum. No need really to take such screenshots, if you right-click on the Hardware Ids PCI\VEN stuff, you can copy/paste it in your next post. I have found this program quite helpful: Unknown Device Identifier And just in case, before you post any pictures, please read the Forum...
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Adding fingerprint reader to T460
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Re: Adding fingerprint reader to T460

Flick through this list of Lenovo parts replacements, I'm sure you'll find what you need: https://support.lenovo.com/co/en/solutions/ht505031

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