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by RealBlackStuff
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T41 WPA2 issues?
Replies: 9
Views: 153

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: 128

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: 68

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: 231

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: 65

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: 134

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: 96

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: 231

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: 2718

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: 274

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: 1172

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: 249

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: 108

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: 1172

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: 160

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: 213

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: 213

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: 347

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...
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Heist anyone? Classical music to do great business with!
Replies: 1
Views: 95

Heist anyone? Classical music to do great business with!

For all you B&E specialists out there, this will bring you right in the spirit to do your job!
https://www.facebook.com/BeethovenAndBe ... 024090341/

(No need to sign up, click on Not now near the bottom)

ROFL a few times...
by RealBlackStuff
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Forum Notices, Questions and Suggestions
Topic: New Section for ReactOS or under Windows?
Replies: 1
Views: 113

Re: New Section for ReactOS or under Windows?

Since this is such an obscure product, there won't be a separate sub-forum for it until further notice (if ever).
It probably belongs in the Off-topic section.
by RealBlackStuff
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Will a W500 heatsink fit in a 4:3 T60?
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: Will a W500 heatsink fit in a 4:3 T60?

No, they don't.
14.1" and 15" 4:3 non-widescreen T60/p all use the same motherboards.
15.4" 16:10 widescreen T60/T61/T500/W500 all use different mobos.
16:9 did not start till T420/T510/X220
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: Intel® Core™2 Extreme Processor X9100
Replies: 3
Views: 227

Re: FS: Intel® Core™2 Extreme Processor X9100

As per Forum rules, you MUST put up a selling price.
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60P Startup Anomaly
Replies: 34
Views: 1238

Re: T60P Startup Anomaly

Unless you are physically impaired, anybody who can read the HMM (see HMM-link above) and knows how to use a Phillips #0 screwdriver, can take such a machine apart.
Just make a drawing of where the screws come from, and tape them on there, so you know where they go back to.
by RealBlackStuff
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Battery problem
Replies: 1
Views: 141

Re: Battery problem

Welcome to the Forum. Switch the laptop off, close it and turn it over. On the bottom, left of the battery-bay, is a tiny hole for the Reset button. Gently use a paperclip or similar to reset your laptop (needs very little pressure to push that button). It should now start again. Check in Power mana...
by RealBlackStuff
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60P Startup Anomaly
Replies: 34
Views: 1238

Re: T60P Startup Anomaly

Buying T60p motherboard, power jack and AC adapter replacements is a heck of a lot cheaper than getting a W700...

I'll throw in a free DC-jack with my T60p mobo for $35 and for an extra $15 I can add a 20V/90W Lenovo charger.
No longer available
I dare you to try and buy a W700 for $50 or less!

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