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by RealBlackStuff
Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Metal vs plastic lids for T60 15"?
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Re: Metal vs plastic lids for T60 15"?

I have had dozens of 15" T60 going through my hands, and I've never seen a metal (magnesium or other) lid for the T60.
AFAIK all 15" lids are Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP).
Only the 14.1" T60 models had magnesium composite lids.
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 268
Views: 178441

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

Admin Warning:

C'mon people, cool it down!
NO calling names, and NO personal attacks!
If you can't behave, I'll close this thread!
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Forum Notices, Questions and Suggestions
Topic: Why do people keep going back to Thinkpad?
Replies: 12
Views: 257

Re: Why do people keep going back to Thinkpad?

If you are like me: a Thinkpad fan, and if you have repaired some other brand laptops for friends, you'll know why! IIRC I have repaired Dell, Acer, Macbook, Toshiba, Gateway, Sony and a few others. So far, NEC and Fujitsu were the only ones that just needed a new hard disk or SSD. All the others ha...
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: Lenovo G560 Laptop
Replies: 0
Views: 63

FS: Lenovo G560 Laptop

For Sale: Lenovo G560 (0679-99U) BEFORE: P6200 (2.14GHz), 2GB RAM, 80GB HDD, Intel HD Graphics, Glossy 15.6" WXGA (1366x768), DVD-Multi, 802.11b/g/n, 1.3MP Webcam, one battery, W7 Home Premium CURRENT: i3-380M (2.53GHz) , 2GB RAM, 80GB HDD, Intel GMA HD Graphics, Matte 15.6" WXGA (1366x768), DVD-Mu...
by RealBlackStuff
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Diaper Don
Replies: 6
Views: 163

Diaper Don

Must read, it'll make your day!

Yankee Stadium.

Mind boggling!
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: 204

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: 141

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: 11
Views: 344

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: 11
Views: 344

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: 196

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: 10
Views: 348

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: 1011
Views: 181513

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: 83

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: 328

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: 135

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: 135

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: 476

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: 338

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: 138

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: 1281

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: 476

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: 130

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: 211

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: 150

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: 204

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: 5
Views: 212

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...

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