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by jcvjcvjcvjcv
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W520 - CMOS battery?
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: W520 - CMOS battery?

It's just a CR2032 in shrinkwrap and a connector.

Be careful when you pull it off the mainboard.... the connectors are as strongly attached to each other as to the mainboard....
by jcvjcvjcvjcv
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: GONE: Lenovo ThinkPad W520 I7-2960XM 2000M 8Gb 320Gb
Replies: 8
Views: 529

Re: Lenovo ThinkPad W520 I7-2960XM 2000M 8Gb 320Gb

Why the shipping restriction? :? Some Europeans might actually offer even more. I've bought a TP from the US before, even a Dell 2007FP monitor, a 20kg printer, Maglites, batteries, chargers It doesn't really matter where you send it anyway. I've bought stuff in NL, driven it to Germany to post it t...
by jcvjcvjcvjcv
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: David Hill plans to show his personal T25 shortly
Replies: 8
Views: 1107

Re: David Hill plans to show his personal T25 shortly

And nothing was shown of course..
by jcvjcvjcvjcv
Wed May 09, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W520 Motherboard Replacement Advice Required
Replies: 18
Views: 3615

Re: W520 Motherboard Replacement Advice Required

Lots of W520's have three WLAN antenna's but have card installed that only take two. The connector of the 3rd antenna is then stored in that round area, usually with some tape on top. But someone really messed things up there...
by jcvjcvjcvjcv
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Bypassing Security Features on X6x / T6x era Thinkpads
Replies: 13
Views: 2147

Re: Bypassing Security Features on X6x / T6x era Thinkpads

zerotetration wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:03 am
jcvjcvjcvjcv wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:20 am


Right... that's why they steal canned beer valued at $2 total. :?
So therefore we should keep canned beer in a bank vault?
No, it was only a response to "Very few people are going to risk their freedom and future the steal that "
by jcvjcvjcvjcv
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Bypassing Security Features on X6x / T6x era Thinkpads
Replies: 13
Views: 2147

Re: Bypassing Security Features on X6x / T6x era Thinkpads

zerotetration wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:34 am
Seems like the same type of situation. The market value of a complete t61 is maybe about $100. Very few people are going to risk their freedom and future the steal that
Right... that's why they steal canned beer valued at $2 total. :?
by jcvjcvjcvjcv
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Jumping Thinkpads
Replies: 14
Views: 1965

Re: Jumping Thinkpads

So since I can't, I'd copy all my files to a big flash drive, and install my Win 7 Ultimate on the W700. How do I decommission the OS on the T60P, so that I can load it on the W700? Thanks You don't. Just install on the new one, if it gives issues, you call Microsoft and tell them your computer bro...
by jcvjcvjcvjcv
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: External Touch pad monitor on W520
Replies: 2
Views: 1578

Re: External Touch pad monitor on W520

Can anyone tell me if I can add an external touch screen monitor to my W520? I know I will have to upgrade to Windows 8 or 8.1? You don't have to upgrade to W8 or W10 in order to use a touchscreen. Many people used and still use touchscreens with W7 and even XP. But yes, you can add an external tou...
by jcvjcvjcvjcv
Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Can I use the mSATA slot for RAID on a W520?
Replies: 3
Views: 3960

Re: Can I use the mSATA slot for RAID on a W520?

Both of the mPCIe slots for SSDs? mSata only works in that 2nd slot. Also note that they are mPCIe, not M.2 RAID 0 with the mSata slot is silly, since the Ultrabay and main bay are SATA-III (600) and the mSata is SATA-II (300). So RAID 0 between the mainbay and mSata will yield a theoretical max of ...
by jcvjcvjcvjcv
Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Have you joined the 3:2 club yet?
Replies: 56
Views: 6677

Re: Have you joined the 3:2 club yet?

It is encouraging to see people advertising the ratio of the screen area to the laptop area (91% for the new Matebook vs 69% for the Thinkpad T25). This is a number that really matters, and may encourage taller screens. It's slightly less encouraging though to see them getting rid of: Home/End, PgU...
by jcvjcvjcvjcv
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: In defense of the Thinkpad 25
Replies: 27
Views: 2927

Re: In defense of the Thinkpad 25

[...] I'll leave it to the younger generation to possibly keep on fighting the fight to get "the job" done and wish everyone luck in the process, but I'm out. For good. Since they never enjoyed the older, -better layout-, keyboards, the better advice for them might be to never try it... because mos...
by jcvjcvjcvjcv
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Have you joined the 3:2 club yet?
Replies: 56
Views: 6677

Re: Have you joined the 3:2 club yet?

It is encouraging to see people advertising the ratio of the screen area to the laptop area (91% for the new Matebook vs 69% for the Thinkpad T25). This is a number that really matters, and may encourage taller screens. Meh. It ususally means structural rigidity is sacrificed to increase said perce...
by jcvjcvjcvjcv
Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W510 Fan
Replies: 4
Views: 3628

Re: W510 Fan

Lenovo doesn't sell the fans separately. But search eBay for 60Y5493 and 60Y5494, those are the FRU's listed by the HMM as "Thermal module for W510". There are bound to be a lot of listings for just the fan. If it's anything like the W520, you might want to have alu tape and foam tape stocked before...
by jcvjcvjcvjcv
Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Source for 55++ or similar batteries with Sanyo cells
Replies: 2
Views: 3461

Re: Source for 55++ or similar batteries with Sanyo cells

Try looking for 70++ batteries (which replaced 55++). They are going to be a bit fresher, although I am not sure new ones are still being manufactured. There will always be plenty of eBay sellers selling non-genuine (compatible) batteries; you can ask them which cells they use. The 70++ that I boug...
by jcvjcvjcvjcv
Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Need help(!) Middleton BIOS T61 Windows 10?
Replies: 18
Views: 3849

Re: Need help(!) Middleton BIOS T61 Windows 10?

I flashed it on my Windows 10 64bit T61. Needed to in order to install an Intel Ultimate-N 6300 633ANHMW WiFi Wireless Card. Doing so appears to be the reason I haven't had a single BSOD since. It's been over 3 months now, I think. I was getting BSODs all the time before swapping out the original W...
by jcvjcvjcvjcv
Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: [SOLVED] Is it possible to use a 170W AC adapter with the T520
Replies: 7
Views: 1887

Re: [SOLVED] Is it possible to use a 170W AC adapter with the T520

A razorblade? Seriously? This 'keyed' problem can be fixed in like two seconds with a security-Torx screwdriver. Haha, funny thing. Someone (not me) even quoted me into the Thinkwiki on this one; http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Power_Connector#How_to_use_170W_powersupplies_with_other_Models But OK, ha...
by jcvjcvjcvjcv
Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: So Who Actually Ordered?
Replies: 95
Views: 9677

Re: So Who Actually Ordered?

After I cut through all the marketing smoke, I just saw a regular no-good thin laptop with -U CPU with a surprisingly good keyboard, nothing else. So; no, I didn't order.
by jcvjcvjcvjcv
Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: 170w VS 90w
Replies: 5
Views: 1009

Re: 170w VS 90w

AFAIK the 170W (with "regular" barrel-type DC-plug) was issued only for W700, and (with "keyed" barrel-type DC-plug) for W520 + W530 with extreme quad-core CPU. The W510 and the dual-core W520/W530 models "only" need the 135W charger. Newer/later models have flat/slim DC-plugs and soon there will b...
by jcvjcvjcvjcv
Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 220498

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

Lenovo would probably want multiple suppliers...

Except for CPU's of course; there they fine with only one supplier...
by jcvjcvjcvjcv
Sun Apr 02, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Strange problem with USB'S
Replies: 5
Views: 2285

Re: Strange problem with USB'S

USB 3.0 prior to Ivy Bridge (W530) is implemented using a 3rd party chip with lots of software issues.

The USB/eSata combo port is USB 2.0

And yes, clear the boot priority list from all the junk.

I learned something new, didn't know the W510 had USB 3.0
by jcvjcvjcvjcv
Sun Apr 02, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Windows 10 + W520 frame rate drops to ~30 fps in games
Replies: 9
Views: 4079

Re: Windows 10 + W520 frame rate drops to ~30 fps in games

W520 GPU's are very weak. For certain applications it's a bonus that it's a Quadro (hey, and that's what I bought it for), but it doesn't compare at all to an equal-cost desktop gaming GPU. Or an equal-cost mobile GeForce GPU for that matter. Gaming-wise you can about break even with the Quadro 1000...
by jcvjcvjcvjcv
Sun Apr 02, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: SD ram card as extended memory vs. SSD allocation
Replies: 11
Views: 2742

Re: SD ram card as extended memory vs. SSD allocation

Random I/O is horrible on almost all SD card and write endurance...
by jcvjcvjcvjcv
Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: SD ram card as extended memory vs. SSD allocation
Replies: 11
Views: 2742

Re: SD ram card as extended memory vs. SSD allocation

I bought a 95meg per second 32gig SD card to use as extended memory for my w510. After leaving the store, the thought occurred to me that allocating 32 gigs from the SSD would probably be a lot faster than using the SD card for that purpose. So, is using the SD card going to speed things up? You're...
by jcvjcvjcvjcv
Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Docking Station
Replies: 14
Views: 3528

Re: Docking Station

Buy an original one. Besides the other stuff being 19V instead of 20, Thinkpads use a 3-pin design,the 3rd pin having a certain resistance to earth. Your Thinkpad measures that and will refuse to charge if the resistor it tasted isn't to it's liking. On other stuff; #Lenovo (/IBM) in the past has ma...
by jcvjcvjcvjcv
Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T9300 vs T8300
Replies: 26
Views: 8487

Re: T9300 vs T8300

Although at first boot, Windows still saw a T7300, and CPU-Z saw a T9300 running at 2.2 GHz. A shutdown + boot fixed that. Now T9300 @ 2.5 everywhere.
by jcvjcvjcvjcv
Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T9300 vs T8300
Replies: 26
Views: 8487

Re: T9300 vs T8300

Upgraded T7300 > T9300 and re-oiled the CPU fan.

Gained the ability to play 1080P Youtube movies. :mrgreen:
by jcvjcvjcvjcv
Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Thinkpad W520 won't turn on [+pics]
Replies: 34
Views: 6035

Re: Thinkpad W520 won't turn on [+pics]

If only that would exist :lol:

EDIT: Might be a BIOS issue. Will update this weekend.
by jcvjcvjcvjcv
Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Thinkpad W520 won't turn on [+pics]
Replies: 34
Views: 6035

Re: Thinkpad W520 won't turn on [+pics]

Now it randomly refuses to resume from sleep. It powers up with all the lights etc., but then shuts down a few seconds later with a loud "clunk" [and repeat]. Pulling the battery and pressing the power button for a few seconds solves that problem. So far it's three times this week out of probably 40...
by jcvjcvjcvjcv
Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Thinkpad W520 won't turn on [+pics]
Replies: 34
Views: 6035

Re: Thinkpad W520 won't turn on [+pics]

Windows didn't bark at the new motherboard, so no activation issues. The downtime also seems to finally have triggered the 'maximum lifespan mode' of the battery. I netted three screws from this adventure, the one that was stuck on the I/O daughter board and one long case screw. Apparently I put one...
by jcvjcvjcvjcv
Sun Jan 29, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W520 trackpoint + buttons issue
Replies: 5
Views: 2181

Re: W520 trackpoint + buttons issue

@dr_st; he didn't say a word about the touchpad, only that his trackpoint doesn't work. Perhaps he forgot to mention it, but otherwise I would assume his touchpad works fine. That being said; the connector of the keyboard is very fragile. Also; what drivers did you use in W7? I can't speak for Linux...

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