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by efrant
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: X260 - Can I replace my Intel 8260 WLAN card for a Intel 9260?
Replies: 0
Views: 1614

X260 - Can I replace my Intel 8260 WLAN card for a Intel 9260?

Hi all, I have an x260 and I was wondering if I could replace my existing WLAN card with this one: https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Lenovo-Thinkpad ... 3142622962

Would there be any compatibility issues? Whitelist issues?

Thanks
by efrant
Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: X260 and WQHD via HDMI
Replies: 4
Views: 4143

Re: X260 and WQHD via HDMI

I'm interested in this as well, i.e., outputing WQHD via HDMI. Is this possible? Has anyone managed to get it to work? The platform specs for the x260 state: Max resolution: 3840x2160@60Hz (DisplayPort via Mini DisplayPort cable); 1920x1080@60Hz (HDMI) Source: http://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF...
by efrant
Sun Dec 18, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: x260 and Microsoft's Wireless Display Adapter (P3Q-00020)
Replies: 3
Views: 2514

Re: x260 and Microsoft's Wireless Display Adapter (P3Q-00020)

Just bought the adapter, and I can confirm it works just fine with the x260 running Windows 10 Pro 64-bit.
by efrant
Sat Dec 17, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: x260 and Microsoft's Wireless Display Adapter (P3Q-00020)
Replies: 3
Views: 2514

Re: x260 and Microsoft's Wireless Display Adapter (P3Q-00020)

[snip] We also would be interested to see if this works well with Thinkpads (X1 Carbon Gen3, X1 Carbon Gen 4). The X1 Carbon is the only Lenovo listed as compatible on Microsoft's website, so I would imagine it works: https://www.microsoft.com/accessories/en-ca/support/troubleshooting/adapters/comp...
by efrant
Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:23 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: x260 and Microsoft's Wireless Display Adapter (P3Q-00020)
Replies: 3
Views: 2514

x260 and Microsoft's Wireless Display Adapter (P3Q-00020)

I just ordered an x260, and it should arrive this week. Was just wondering if anyone knows if Microsoft's Wireless Display Adapter works with the x260 on Windows 10 Pro 64-bit? Thanks.
by efrant
Sat May 14, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: Replacing non-Backlit X250 Keyboard with a Backlit model?
Replies: 3
Views: 4605

Re: Replacing non-Backlit X250 Keyboard with a Backlit model?

Bumping this topic. Did you manage to replace your keyboard with a backlit one? I am also wondering if it is possible to replace a non-backlit keyboard with a backlit one and have the backlight work properly on the x250. In other words, do all the x250 motherboards have the right connectors to suppl...
by efrant
Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:09 am
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Thinkpad T60p - CPU Upgrade to Core 2 Duo T7600
Replies: 44
Views: 23929

Re: Thinkpad T60p - CPU Upgrade to Core 2 Duo T7600

ekzidua wrote:I have Thinkpad T60p rev. 3.
Can I upgrade It from Core Duo (Yonah) T2500 to Core 2 Duo (Merom) T7200 ?
Will there be problems ?
Yes you can upgrade, with no problems. I upgraded from a T2600 to a T7400 on a T60p.
by efrant
Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:43 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Flash an older version of BIOS
Replies: 6
Views: 14863

Re: Flash an older version of BIOS

Any luck with doing this? Anyone figure out a way to downgrade BIOS flash? Try this: 1) Download the windows flash version of the BIOS you wish to downgrade to. 2) Run the file. When the file starts running, ignore it and open windows explorer. The file will run in the background and eventually rea...
by efrant
Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:21 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Flash an older version of BIOS
Replies: 6
Views: 14863

Re: Flash an older version of BIOS

crashnburn wrote: Any luck with doing this? Anyone figure out a way to downgrade BIOS flash?
I did manage to do it, but it was so long ago, that I don't remember. I'll try and re-figure it out, and if I come up with the answer, I'll be sure to post it.
by efrant
Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:29 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: x200s Intel 5350 and Ubuntu
Replies: 5
Views: 2419

Re: x200s Intel 5350 and Ubuntu

I have an x200s running Ubuntu 10.10 (actually Linux Mint 10), and the Intel 5350 is working just fine. A couple of times I've had the wireless fail, and it turned out I had accidentally slid the tiny wifi switch on the front left side of the case to the "off" position. Hmmm. I installed 11.04, and...
by efrant
Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:36 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: x200s Intel 5350 and Ubuntu
Replies: 5
Views: 2419

Re: x200s Intel 5350 and Ubuntu

Dunno if Ubuntu has the driver by default... iwlwifi... use Synaptics to search for it, or open a terminal and type: apt-cache search iwlwifi|grep intel If you find a matching package, install it and read the docs... again from a terminal: sudo apt-get install iwlwifi (replace iwlwifi with whatever...
by efrant
Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:48 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: x200s Intel 5350 and Ubuntu
Replies: 5
Views: 2419

Re: x200s Intel 5350 and Ubuntu

By the way, when I click on the little network icon on the top right of the desktop, I see "Wired Network (Intel 82567LM Gigabit)" and "Wired Network (Intel(R) WiMax Connection 2400)" both are listed as disconnected.

Why can't I see the wireless?
by efrant
Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:44 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: x200s Intel 5350 and Ubuntu
Replies: 5
Views: 2419

x200s Intel 5350 and Ubuntu

Hi all,

I am a complete linux newbie. I just installed Ubuntu on my x200s, and I can't seem to get the wireless card to turn on. Fn+F5 turns the Bluetooth on and off, but I don't see the WiFi light turning on. I have the Intel 5350 card installed.

Can anyone help me?

Thanks.
by efrant
Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:20 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: Is the X200 superior to the X60s?
Replies: 19
Views: 8203

Re: Is the X200 superior to the X60s?

I thought that about mine too (and, in fact, I wrote a rather vitriolic post to that effect). Upon further consideration though, I realized it was probably more psychology than anything else: the X200s is substantially lighter than the X60s, and while it feels a lot "flimsier" than the X60s, I've c...
by efrant
Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:49 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: Is the X200 superior to the X60s?
Replies: 19
Views: 8203

Re: Is the X200 superior to the X60s?

Yes! But the "real" comparison is between the X200s with WXGA+ (1440x900) and the X60s (1024x768) ... and it's no contest: the X200s is faster, lighter, battery life is at least 2x that of the X60s ... + misc. other features: can boot from SD card, no 3GB memory limit, 64-bit support, etc. Agreed. ...
by efrant
Sun Nov 28, 2010 3:47 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: Shorted USB port
Replies: 0
Views: 1314

Shorted USB port

Ok, so I accidentally shorted one of my my USB ports (the one on the left side in the front, right underneath the card slot) on my x200s. Anyway to fix it without replacing the motherboard?
by efrant
Fri Oct 22, 2010 11:43 am
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: 65W versus 90W AC power adapters
Replies: 51
Views: 36366

Re: 65W versus 90W AC power adapters

[snip] An oddly nonsensical reply considering my earlier posts. Yes, I could have fried an egg on the Delta 65W with a single external HDD attached. That was the reason I participated in this thread in the first place. [snip] Two in a row?, really odd. Defective it may be, but again , I did speak o...
by efrant
Wed May 12, 2010 11:57 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: X 200 Battery Drain during Hibernation
Replies: 11
Views: 3304

Re: X 200 Battery Drain during Hibernation

corsairGT wrote:Lenovo has just informed me they're able to recreate the battery drain problem on X200/Win 7 and will follow up with Microsoft.
Hey corsair, any update on this?
by efrant
Fri Apr 23, 2010 6:52 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: HV121WX4-120 (Matte AFFS panel) on X200 (Pics inside)
Replies: 252
Views: 153738

Re: HV121WX4-120 (Matte AFFS panel) on X200 (Pics inside)

I know I asked this before, but I didn't get an answer: is there an IPS or AFFS panel that is WSVGA+ (ie 1440x900) that would fit in an x200s with the LED backlight? Thanks.
by efrant
Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:24 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: x200s and Intel X25M 80GB SSD, Win7 - Are these right steps?
Replies: 10
Views: 3075

Re: x200s and Intel X25M 80GB SSD, Win7 - Are these right steps?

Take a look here: http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=85025&start=30 Most of your questions are answered there. The Intel Toolbox is not required if you are running Windows 7 and are using the Microsoft ACHI driver. Either scenario 1 or 2 would be ok. Answering your "potential issues": 1...
by efrant
Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:46 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: X301: About to buy an Intel X18-M SSD...*UPDATE*: Its Here!
Replies: 42
Views: 9523

Re: X301: About to buy an Intel X18-M SSD...*UPDATE*: Its Here!

Note sure what you are asking. Are you asking if having your SSD three-quarters full would impact performance? No it wouldn't. Just to clarify my comment (before someone else jumps all over it): SSDs, some controllers more than others, do reisgter a performance drop the more full they get (as do re...
by efrant
Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:43 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: X301: About to buy an Intel X18-M SSD...*UPDATE*: Its Here!
Replies: 42
Views: 9523

Re: X301: About to buy an Intel X18-M SSD...*UPDATE*: Its Here!

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by efrant
Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:38 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: X301: About to buy an Intel X18-M SSD...*UPDATE*: Its Here!
Replies: 42
Views: 9523

Re: X301: About to buy an Intel X18-M SSD...*UPDATE*: Its Here!

Also, I like to put movies/tv shows on my laptop (only a few to keep me entertained on the bus and stuff). For flights I use my 16gb flash drive. Will it impact the performance of the SSD by having the hdd around 60/80gb full (20gb free space)? Note sure what you are asking. Are you asking if havin...
by efrant
Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:03 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: X301: About to buy an Intel X18-M SSD...*UPDATE*: Its Here!
Replies: 42
Views: 9523

Re: X301: About to buy an Intel X18-M SSD...*UPDATE*: Its Here!

According to the driver page under the ICH9M SATA controller I have the intel drivers. Any chance you could link me to the correct MS ACHI driver file? You already have the driver, as it comes with Windows 7. You probably used Lenovo System Update, which changed it to the Intel one. What you have t...
by efrant
Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: X301: About to buy an Intel X18-M SSD...*UPDATE*: Its Here!
Replies: 42
Views: 9523

Re: X301: About to buy an Intel X18-M SSD...*UPDATE*: Its Here!

I have: G2 drive, 02HD Firmware Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit And I cant tell if I have the MS or Intel driver (In device manager, the intel drive shows a microsoft driver from 2006!) Is that correct? I would like to get TRIM completely working (as I had no idea it was not working, Crystal disk inf...
by efrant
Wed Mar 10, 2010 3:51 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: X301: About to buy an Intel X18-M SSD...*UPDATE*: Its Here!
Replies: 42
Views: 9523

Re: X301: About to buy an Intel X18-M SSD...*UPDATE*: Its Here!

Hey thanks, I had no idea I didnt have the most recent firmware (Im apparently running version 02HA). And the Intel SSD tool looks very handy, do you know what the SSD Optimizer actually does (Under management tools)? In order for TRIM to work on your x301: 1) you need to have the G2 version of the...
by efrant
Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:15 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: SSD vs HHD for x201s
Replies: 27
Views: 9116

Re: SSD vs HHD for x201s

AFAIK, it's a different feature, yes, but the goals are pretty much the same: actually freeing erased blocks, remapping as necessary, so as to reduce the performance degradation caused by the need to erase when writing. In the case of GC, this remapping is done when the drive is idle, i.e. "in the ...
by efrant
Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:50 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: X301: About to buy an Intel X18-M SSD...*UPDATE*: Its Here!
Replies: 42
Views: 9523

Re: X301: About to buy an Intel X18-M SSD...*UPDATE*: Its Here!

[snip] Also, what should I do for upkeep on the drive? I have it set to never turn off the SSD when im plugged in, and i plan to leave it on overnight once a week or so so trim and garbage collection can do its thing but is that pretty much it? Do you have the latest firmware? TRIM is not supported...
by efrant
Sun Mar 07, 2010 1:51 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: SSD vs HHD for x201s
Replies: 27
Views: 9116

Re: SSD vs HHD for x201s

I understand that. I don't actually intend to fill the drive up, assuming 128GB doesn't refer to a cumulative write of 128GB to the drive over time (my understanding of SSDs is limited TBH). I also expect that I'll dump a disk image periodically, zero the drive and re-image (assuming that you can z...
by efrant
Sun Mar 07, 2010 1:11 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: SSD vs HHD for x201s
Replies: 27
Views: 9116

Re: SSD vs HHD for x201s

[snip] I expect I'll upgrade it before I notice the lack of the TRIM function (say 2-3 years time). Don't think it will take that long to notice. I would suspect performance would start to degrade once you write more than 128GB to the drive (assuming you don't "zero" it at any point, which would pu...

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