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by basketb
Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:55 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Warranty upgrades and options
Replies: 13
Views: 3233

Re: Warranty upgrades and options

... Recently I saw several refub Thinkpads for sale on Ebay from a vendor I know and trust that had 3 year on-site warranty upgrades. I asked about this and he said Lenovo has changed the warranty policy on refub Thinkpads because HP, Dell, & Apple all offer the same warranty upgrades as for new la...
by basketb
Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T430 - Best Loadout/Bang for buck
Replies: 4
Views: 2331

Re: T430 - Best Loadout/Bang for buck

If you don't mind a bigger/heavier machine I'll throw in this alternative: Get the cheapest (used/refurbished) W520 with FHD (1920x1080) display and i7 quadcore CPU you can get (not sure about the UK, but in the US they can be had still with some warranty left (1-2 years) for around $700+). add in a...
by basketb
Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:14 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: External monitors no longer work
Replies: 14
Views: 3905

Re: External monitors no longer work

Thanks for the type number, but those CTO ( C onfigure T o O rder) model numbers don't tell the whole story. In this case what we really need is the Product ID: 4270-??? Why do you need that? (Is the product ID even different than 4270-CTO is this case?) It's a W520, there are only two possible GPU...
by basketb
Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:02 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: External monitors no longer work
Replies: 14
Views: 3905

Re: External monitors no longer work

Maybe check in the BIOS that the NVidia chip is not disabled?
by basketb
Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:51 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: Help me with my X220
Replies: 6
Views: 1873

Re: Help me with my X220

... Also, I've got this following theorem: 1-3-3-1 > 1-2 (Meaning if the mobo is dead, the system would most likely send a 1-3-3-1 before sending a 1-2) 1-3-3-1 = mobo failure or Dimm failure 1-2 = mobo failure, LCD failure or Dimm failure Now, as I get 1-3-3-1 when there is no RAM in the system, a...
by basketb
Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:35 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: External monitors no longer work
Replies: 14
Views: 3905

Re: External monitors no longer work

If you go to the device manager (within Control Panel), then expand Display adapters. See what options are available and right-click on any/all of them and try to "Update Driver Software".
by basketb
Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:53 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T61 6459-CTO Is it a T61P?
Replies: 10
Views: 2859

Re: T61 6459-CTO Is it a T61P?

Go here and use your model and serial numbers to find out what parts the machine originally came with: http://www-947.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/!ut/p/b1/04_SjzQ0tzAzMjSwNDbVj9CPykssy0xPLMnMz0vMAfGjzOKN3Z2NvEOcQwJDTb2MDDxD3E3MAv3CjE0cDYEKInErMDAwI06_AQ7gaEBIf3Bqnn64fhQ-ZWBXgBXgscbPIz83VT83KsfNIjgg...
by basketb
Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:10 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Does a Lenovo exist with these specific features?
Replies: 7
Views: 2370

Re: Does a Lenovo exist with these specific features?

Thanks for the suggestions! After some more looking, I found that the Thinkpad X120E has all the features except for the i5 processor. Instead, it uses the AMD E-350 Fusion. Any idea how drastic of a performance drop I can expect with this CPU? My intent with the laptop is for internet/email, MS Of...
by basketb
Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:03 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Memory Upgrade: "2.00 GB Usable"
Replies: 2
Views: 984

Re: Memory Upgrade: "2.00 GB Usable"

maybe it's what is described here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978610
by basketb
Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:33 am
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: 3 monitors?! Can't set up 2nd monitor correctly
Replies: 8
Views: 2225

Re: 3 monitors?! Can't set up 2nd monitor correctly

... Yes, and you didn't read my original post well enough. WITHOUT the 2nd monitor (analog VGA port) plugged in, with NOTHING ELSE plugged in, it shows two monitors. Nothing I do allows me to do anything with the 2nd monitor in Settings. When I plug in an actual monitor into the analog (VGA) port, ...
by basketb
Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:46 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: 3 monitors?! Can't set up 2nd monitor correctly
Replies: 8
Views: 2225

Re: 3 monitors?! Can't set up 2nd monitor correctly

I plugged in the Lenovo ThinkVision L1711p monitor and went to Desktop > right-click > Properties (Windows XP), then Settings, and there are three monitors showing there. I clicked Identify and it showed 1 as the laptop's monitor. After failing to configure it properly on several attempts, the only...
by basketb
Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:37 am
Forum: Windows 8
Topic: Copy Windows 8 to external hard drive
Replies: 4
Views: 2821

Re: Copy Windows 8 to external hard drive

I think many people use Acronis True Image for these sort of things (I've used it a lot with XP but not with Win 7 or 8 ). If you search for it here or with google, you'll find all the info you need to clone your old HD to your new SSD.
by basketb
Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: Quick Path and Parts Lookup Conflict
Replies: 2
Views: 1247

Re: Quick Path and Parts Lookup Conflict

I would trust the Parts Lookup page more. There have been a couple of instances I noticed where the general description using the quick path was wrong. I recently researched some W520 models and the CPU info was incorrect for those; though in my case a better CPU was used in the actual machine(s).
by basketb
Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:59 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Possible to get dual display with a T60 or T61?
Replies: 6
Views: 2278

Re: Possible to get dual display with a T60 or T61?

It's been a while since I used one of these docks. But if I remember correctly, "ejecting" it puts it in sleep mode. So putting it in sleep mode before undocking is just fine. As a matter of fact, sometimes I took my work T60p (running XP) just out of the docking station without ejecting/putting it ...
by basketb
Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:37 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: My Thinkpad G50 is here!!! :D
Replies: 19
Views: 7404

Re: My Thinkpad G50 is here!!! :D

Keyboard looks Portuguese to me.
by basketb
Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:34 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: X230 Tablet, trackpoint dead.... settings greyed out
Replies: 8
Views: 10372

Re: X230 Tablet, trackpoint dead.... settings greyed out

Then replacing the system board seems a reasonable thing to do.
by basketb
Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:04 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: X230 Tablet, trackpoint dead.... settings greyed out
Replies: 8
Views: 10372

Re: X230 Tablet, trackpoint dead.... settings greyed out

You did check that it's enabled in the BIOS, right?
by basketb
Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:57 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Network slower through Mini Dock
Replies: 1
Views: 1321

Re: Network slower through Mini Dock

Have you tried a different cable?
Do you have another Thinkpad you can put into the mini-dock?
by basketb
Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:25 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Possible to get dual display with a T60 or T61?
Replies: 6
Views: 2278

Re: Possible to get dual display with a T60 or T61?

Do you want to use the Thinkpad screen and an external monitor or two external monitors? If the former, just attach the external screen to the VGA port and enable dual screens in the "Display" control panel (in W7, you have to then also click on "Adjust resolution") (or use the Lenovo Presentation D...
by basketb
Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:59 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: W520 Ultrabay 1TB Drive Not Recognized by Fresh Win7 Install
Replies: 5
Views: 3619

Re: W520 Ultrabay 1TB Drive Not Recognized by Fresh Win7 Install

LENOVO 42824YU NVIDIA Quadro 2000M Intel Core i7 2860QM @ 2.50GHz 8.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 664MHz Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1 BIOS Ver. 8BET57WW (1.37), 4/6/2012 Am attempting to hot swap my UltraBay caddy and 1TB Hitachi 2.5" drive (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Ite...
by basketb
Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:53 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: bug in Lenovo Power Manager ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2343

Re: bug in Lenovo Power Manager ?

Have you checked the settings in the BIOS, if any?
by basketb
Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Deciphering Outlet model numbers
Replies: 2
Views: 1870

Re: Deciphering Outlet model numbers

I have been making frequent visits to the Lenovo outlet and find that many of the model numbers they list are not in the psref list from Lenovo. The descriptions on the outlet site are minimal and I would like to know what I am getting before I purchase. For example, today there is an x220, model n...
by basketb
Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:29 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: misc T61(p) parts/accs. (DVD-RW/frame/bottom cover/etc.)
Replies: 5
Views: 2565

FS: misc T61(p) parts/accs. (DVD-RW/frame/bottom cover/etc.)

Take everything listed here (that is not sold/pending) for $35 + shipping/PP (or make an offer!) My T61p recently died the well-known NVidia GPU death. So I have a few spare parts now that I no longer need. All items are AS-IS as I don't have the means to test them anymore (except maybe the RAM) bu...
by basketb
Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:24 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: Samsung SSD?
Replies: 8
Views: 3403

Re: Samsung SSD?

I'm in the same boat, inclined to get a Samsung SSD, either the 830 or the new 840-Pro. The one thing that is not clear to me is how the W520 will handle the fact that the 830 is 7mm instead of 9.5mm. How is the resulting gap addressed ? Is an adapter required, and if so where to get it ? Or would ...
by basketb
Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:04 am
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: DVD burner upgrade for T61 7659 WAD?
Replies: 7
Views: 1790

Re: DVD burner upgrade for T61 7659 WAD?

You are waiting for more than two weeks for this drive to arrive? That's one ridiculously long wait.
by basketb
Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: SSD ATA-Password
Replies: 8
Views: 3958

Re: SSD ATA-Password

Not really. I think by their very nature software FDE tools will have a negative effect on drive performance. I guess the question is whether you can live with the "slower" performance or not. My employer made me install Symantec PGP Desktop and I can't complain (but then again I do not complain muc...

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