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by Muse
Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:13 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: What Disk Imaging Program Do You Use in the Windows 10 Era?
Replies: 18
Views: 11090

Re: What Disk Imaging Program Do You Use in the Windows 10 Era?

I have upgraded the M.2 SSDs in both my Lenovo P1's (Gen 1, Gen 3) to Samsung 1TB SSD's recently. First one (Gen 1) went smoothly using Samsung Migration Tool, the other one I did yesterday and the tool would crash immediately. SMT works if the target SSD is Samsung. Searching revealed that Bitlocke...
by Muse
Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: ThinkPad P1/P40/P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: Setting battery charge THRESHOLD on P1
Replies: 6
Views: 162

Re: Setting battery charge THRESHOLD on P1

I believe the inability to set thresholds when the current charge level is above the maximum you're trying to set is nothing new. If you read my first post carefully you'll see that I did let the machine go below that, in fact below the minimum and I still could not set my thresholds without the mac...
by Muse
Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: ThinkPad P1/P40/P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: Setting battery charge THRESHOLD on P1
Replies: 6
Views: 162

Re: Setting battery charge THRESHOLD on P1

AFAIK, the machine is completely up to date on everything. I made the setting (only way I know of) with Lenovo Vantage. I'm using the machine right now. Vantage indicates that the Threshold feature is disabled. However, it's plugged into AC power (SlimQ 65w GAN charger, which the Thinkkpad always co...
by Muse
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:16 am
Forum: ThinkPad P1/P40/P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: Setting battery charge THRESHOLD on P1
Replies: 6
Views: 162

Setting battery charge THRESHOLD on P1

I have a P1 Gen 1 and a new P1 Gen 3. Both machines run Win 10 Pro 64bit. I use them with adapter connected and in order to extend battery life I have thresholds set up on the P1 Gen 1: Max: 45% Min: 40% I had this setup on the P1 Gen 3, but about 2 days ago I take the machine out of suspend and see...
by Muse
Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Expanding storage and RAM in P1 Thinkpad
Replies: 6
Views: 1194

Re: Expanding storage and RAM in P1 Thinkpad

I am using my P1 Gen1 right this moment. It's got 2 M.2 SSDs in it, but only one has Windows 10 on it. Here's what I did: I inserted a new Samsung NVMe M.2(2280) 970 EVO SSD 1TB, downloaded and ran Samsung's migration tool (both the original and added SSDs are Samsung, and I heard that tool works fl...
by Muse
Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Expanding storage and RAM in P1 Thinkpad
Replies: 6
Views: 1194

Re: Expanding storage and RAM in P1 Thinkpad

Brad wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:25 pm
Remove ram and SSD prior to repair.

Brad
Are you suggesting that I return this P1 Gen 1 via RMA without the SSD or any RAM in it? If that's doable and acceptable, I'll surely do it, but I wasn't aware of the possibility. Obviously, they should have nothing to do with the problems the machine has.
by Muse
Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Expanding storage and RAM in P1 Thinkpad
Replies: 6
Views: 1194

Expanding storage and RAM in P1 Thinkpad

This P1 Gen 1 Thinkpad has 256GB and 16GB DDR4 2933 Mhz, single stick. I found the exact same stick for sale on ebay, not installed yet. I bought a SAMSUNG 970 EVO M.2 2280 1TB PCIe Gen3. X4, NVMe 1.3 64L V-NAND 3-bit MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-V7E1T0BW at Newegg, also not installed yet...
by Muse
Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: X1 Extreme Gen 2 worse than its predecessor
Replies: 11
Views: 6406

Re: X1 Extreme Gen 2 worse than its predecessor

Just a day ago I was close to buying a used X1 Carbon Thinkpad Gen 2 when I came to understand that the Thinkpad keyboard that I so love isn't in this machine! No FN button at bottom left, no FN buttons, but the kicker was absent L/C/R mouse buttons at the top of the trackpad.
by Muse
Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Please help me pick a Thinkpad
Replies: 19
Views: 2441

Re: Please help me pick a Thinkpad

I bought a 16GB stick to add to this Thinkpad P1 Gen 1 machine, an exact match for the one already in it: Micron 16ATF2G64HZ-2G6E1 Also bought a 1TB NVMe solid state drive to complement the 240GB drive already in the machine, figure to clone the 240 to the 1TB and boot off the bigger drive: Samsung ...
by Muse
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Please help me pick a Thinkpad
Replies: 19
Views: 2441

Re: Please help me pick a Thinkpad

Well, the number of pins may be 260, it may be 288, wouldn't seem to matter, because I just bought the exact same part off Ebay, new for a very reasonable price. Micron 16ATF2G64HZ-2G6E1 My P1 will have 32GB RAM and got an email from Newegg today that my backordered 1TB Samsung SSD has come in so th...
by Muse
Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Please help me pick a Thinkpad
Replies: 19
Views: 2441

Re: Please help me pick a Thinkpad

The part number of the Micron DDR in the machine now is:

16ATF2G64HZ-2G6E1

I'm having a tough time finding a match. Well, I maybe have, but can't confirm. For one thing I haven't determined if this is 260 or 288 pin, which is crazy. I put in a request at Micron's site and should be contacted.
by Muse
Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Please help me pick a Thinkpad
Replies: 19
Views: 2441

Re: Please help me pick a Thinkpad

The data I have for the system spec on my P1 vers. 1 machine indicates the memory thus:

Memory 1x 16GB DIMM DDR4-2666 non-ECC

So, I'm thinking that getting an additional module that's 16GB 2400MHz DDR4 NON-ECC SO-DIMM would be inappropriate. Am I wrong?
by Muse
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Please help me pick a Thinkpad
Replies: 19
Views: 2441

Re: Please help me pick a Thinkpad

Both RAM and SSD can be installed without breaching warranty. No need to stick with Micron. On the old SSD, uninstall that Doom game right away (to make some needed space). You can always reinstall it on the new SSD Keep it otherwise as-is and in reserve for your RMA. When you RMA the machine, take...
by Muse
Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: ThinkPad P1/P40/P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: P1 connected via HDMI to 4K display but display detects no signal
Replies: 6
Views: 1404

Re: P1 connected via HDMI to 4K display but display detects no signal

That same cable that wasn't working with this laptop to send video to external display failed to work with a different but same model 43" TCL display and a Blu-ray player, so there's something fishy with that cable. I have 3 others, same manufacturer, all new sealed in plastic. I will test each, obv...
by Muse
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: ThinkPad P1/P40/P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: P1 connected via HDMI to 4K display but display detects no signal
Replies: 6
Views: 1404

Re: P1 connected via HDMI to 4K display but display detects no signal

I was getting "No signal detected" from the external TV/Monitor. Funny thing is for a second or two I got some kind of info when I was doing some things with the laptop. When I say a second or two, I'm not exaggerating. A second may have been the total time. A few words on screen in a corner. Well, ...
by Muse
Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: ThinkPad P1/P40/P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: P1 connected via HDMI to 4K display but display detects no signal
Replies: 6
Views: 1404

P1 connected via HDMI to 4K display but display detects no signal

The display is seen by Windows 10 Pro, I have the P1 configured to display on both screens (the laptop's and the TCL 43" 4K display), but the display although set to use HDMI3, does not detect the signal. Windows display settings is at "Duplicate these displays." In Advanced display settings, Displa...
by Muse
Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Please help me pick a Thinkpad
Replies: 19
Views: 2441

Re: Please help me pick a Thinkpad

RealBlackStuff, can I do those upgrades without voiding my warranty? If so, I'll proceed, otherwise wait until after RMA of this machine. Thank you! One more question: Is there any advantage of sticking with Micron for the 2nd DIMM? Or would any of those be just fine? Oh, and cloning my SSD, what so...
by Muse
Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Please help me pick a Thinkpad
Replies: 19
Views: 2441

Re: Please help me pick a Thinkpad

I did some searching and found a way to discover the manufacturer of my DIMM - Micron. You enter this at a "run as administrator" command prompt: wmic memorychip get devicelocator, manufacturerwmi So, the one in this is a Micron 16GB serial number 1FCAC4F6. I figure I shouldn't have major difficulti...
by Muse
Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Please help me pick a Thinkpad
Replies: 19
Views: 2441

Re: Please help me pick a Thinkpad

Yes, I edited my post above when I realized I had run the report on my mini-tower system. Here's the result when run on this P1: 15890 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory Slot 'ChannelA-DIMM0' has 16384 MB (serial number 1FCAC4F6) Slot 'ChannelB-DIMM0' is Empty So, I suppose I should have no trouble u...
by Muse
Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Please help me pick a Thinkpad
Replies: 19
Views: 2441

Re: Please help me pick a Thinkpad

Edit: Whoops! The following is for my mini-tower machine (going to run a report on the P1 in a few minutes and edit this): I just ran Belarc Advisor on the machine and it reports: 16328 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory Slot 'ChannelA-DIMM0' has 8192 MB (serial number 01036CAA) Slot 'ChannelA-DIMM1'...
by Muse
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Please help me pick a Thinkpad
Replies: 19
Views: 2441

Re: Please help me pick a Thinkpad

You can upgrade your P1 up to 64GB RAM and up to 4 TB NVMe SSD. No need to buy a new machine, unless you want a 'spare'. And instead of RMA it and if time is of the essence, you could buy a new keyboard. Is it possible to add an SSD or is that upgrade strictly by virtue of replacement? Can I add RA...
by Muse
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Please help me pick a Thinkpad
Replies: 19
Views: 2441

Please help me pick a Thinkpad

The only laptops that have ever worked out for me are Thinkpads. I still have all 4 of those Thinkpads. Meantime, I owned an Acer (that went belly up in pretty short order), and an LG Gram 15.6", I bought less than a year ago that went back to Costco. The LG Gram was very light, had a decent screen ...
by Muse
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: ThinkPad P1/P40/P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: My P1 has problems with the 2 USB A ports (right side)
Replies: 5
Views: 4578

Re: My P1 has problems with the 2 USB A ports (right side)

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:43 am
They still make HMMs, don't they?
HMM? Oh, hardware maintenance manual.

Thanks!
by Muse
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: ThinkPad P1/P40/P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: My P1 has problems with the 2 USB A ports (right side)
Replies: 5
Views: 4578

Re: My P1 has problems with the 2 USB A ports (right side)

Depending on your warranty, have them come out to replace the motherboard AND the keyboard, or send it in (without SSD) for repair. I can remove the SSD? I've opened and serviced my T60's several times, maybe my T61 as well (probably). How can I remove the SSD? Can that be done without removing the...
by Muse
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: ThinkPad P1/P40/P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: My P1 has problems with the 2 USB A ports (right side)
Replies: 5
Views: 4578

My P1 has problems with the 2 USB A ports (right side)

When I plug a DVD burner into either of those ports I get errors. I've had problems plugging other devices into those ports. It's as if the connection is intermittent, continuity problems. Both of the ports. Seems as though it's hardware, but why both? I haven't contacted Lenovo yet, my machine (a r...
by Muse
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: ThinkPad P1/P40/P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: Travel charger for P1?
Replies: 6
Views: 4843

Re: Travel charger for P1?

It's supposed to arrive this month. It seems quite legit. I posted a question to them just after my donation/order concerning the specs and got a swift email reply, i.e. from SlimQ support. It's smaller, certainly lighter than the other GaN USB-C chargers out there, supports both USB-C and USB-A cab...
by Muse
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: ThinkPad P1/P40/P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: Travel charger for P1?
Replies: 6
Views: 4843

Re: Travel charger for P1?

Have a look here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/slimq-world-s-smallest-65w-gan-adapter#/ Thank you! I ordered this and a "perk" as well, an extra USB C2C cable. GaN I hadn't heard of before but my online investigations suggest it's definitely the best way to go for this. This deal looks good t...
by Muse
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Got a T60 at flea market, need battery/charger
Replies: 9
Views: 5672

Re: Got a T60 at flea market, need battery/charger

I bought my first Lenovo T60 in 2006 for $1000 from Lenovo and it was running XP. I think mine has the same CPU as yours, but is 14" while yours has 15" screen. I whiffed on the free upgrade to Vista, tried too late. Later I upgraded to Win7 which it ran fine. I did the free upgrade to Win10 and it'...
by Muse
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: ThinkPad P1/P40/P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: Travel charger for P1?
Replies: 6
Views: 4843

Travel charger for P1?

The supplied charger for my 3.75lb P1 weighs 13.26oz and is rated at 135 watts. Yeah, the P1 is kind of big and heavy for a travel computer and I'm shopping diligently for a for-me OK travel computer that's smaller and lighter. Meantime, the P1 is my best travel computer but I'd like a lighter charg...

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