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by iamdmc
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T460/p speclist and part numbers
Replies: 8
Views: 608

Re: T460/p speclist and part numbers

I've found thinkpads.org a useful resource for parts lists

for example

https://thinkpads.org/fru/?t=T470

HOWEVER, it seems the domain expired :( but I searched a bit and found the link to their git repository on a reddit post. Should be able to find FRUs here https://libthinkpad.github.io/fru/
by iamdmc
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: 5 screens from 1 T480s? Maybe 8 or 9 with eGPU?
Replies: 0
Views: 529

5 screens from 1 T480s? Maybe 8 or 9 with eGPU?

Hi all, I've always loved pushing limits and seeing what I can get working in my years of tinkering I'm currently using my T480s with 1. Internal QHD screen 2. HP 24" FHD monitor (Lenovo USB-A 3.0 to DVI adapter) 3. Dell 24" FHD monitor (USB-C 3.0 to HDMI adapter) 4. External portable monitor I made...
by iamdmc
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Dual (portable) monitor T480s DIY (applicable to T450-T480, T450-T480, X1C, etc)
Replies: 2
Views: 913

Dual (portable) monitor T480s DIY (applicable to T450-T480, T450-T480, X1C, etc)

Having recently completed my [FHD-to-QHD upgrade](https://old.reddit.com/r/thinkpad/comments/9wfq9p/thinkpad_t480s_fhd_to_qhd_upgrade_log_applies_to/) I decided that rather than re-sell the FHD screen, why not re-use it as an external monitor? What you'll need: * about $50 * some patience * an eDP t...
by iamdmc
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T480s FHD screen to QHD screen upgrade - log & step-by-step guide
Replies: 3
Views: 1949

T480s FHD screen to QHD screen upgrade - log & step-by-step guide

After a few months of using the low-brightness FHD panel that came with my T480s, I recently upgraded my T480s from its original BOE FHD screen (FRU LEN40A9, part number NV140FHM-N46) to the AUO QHD (non HDR) B140QAN02.3 (FRU 00NY681, part number B140QAN02.3). I found a reputable seller on ebay (Thi...
by iamdmc
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: ThinkPad Compact Bluetooth Keyboard with TrackPoint Teardown *PICS*
Replies: 10
Views: 5858

Re: ThinkPad Compact Bluetooth Keyboard with TrackPoint Teardown *PICS*

Nice one thanks! I found a teardown of the compact keyboard on the forum and it looks like it's a completely different design than any ThinkPad laptop keyboard, so I'm stuck with it a while longer... Not that I'm complaining. It's still the best option for wireless keyboards and gives me the ThinkPa...
by iamdmc
Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: USB3 via WWAN slot of X61s
Replies: 17
Views: 5420

Re: USB3 via WWAN slot of X61s

Apparently, something similar worked on the X220 (albeit via expresscard) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dEgFrsAocY&index=5&t=0s&list=PLLpmewlppdr_25Rkm3jia3kxRnWZR-8mY Just curious to see if it will work. I have some x16 riser boards already, so I bought a $2 mPCIe-to-USB board from ebay to see i...
by iamdmc
Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: USB3 via WWAN slot of X61s
Replies: 17
Views: 5420

Re: USB3 via WWAN slot of X61s

To be honest I'm abandoning the idea of USB 3.0 via mPCIe I don't even need any more USB 2.0 ports, or any internal USB 2.0 ports so a USB 2.0 to mPCIe card is also useless Trying to keep the palmrest cool... but thinking about alternate uses... anyone considering crazy uses like eGPU with mPCIe? ht...
by iamdmc
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: USB3 via WWAN slot of X61s
Replies: 17
Views: 5420

Re: USB3 via WWAN slot of X61s

What about something like this with a usb controller built in?

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 2263001666

A bit expensive but should work
by iamdmc
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: ThinkPad Compact Bluetooth Keyboard with TrackPoint Teardown *PICS*
Replies: 10
Views: 5858

Re: ThinkPad Compact Bluetooth Keyboard with TrackPoint Teardown *PICS*

You beauties - I've been looking around for a teardown for a few months and finally stumbled across this I was hoping that it would be possible to drop in a classic keyboard (say xx20) in the Thinkpad USB compact keyboard I have, but from the looks of it, that won't be possible in this case. Any ide...
by iamdmc
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T480 DOA
Replies: 8
Views: 1217

Re: T480 DOA

That's bad luck! DOA rates on high end machines (yes, ThinkPads are high end when compared to the rest of the market) are very low, but it still does happen. Could have been an issue in transport (too cold, banged around, etc.) or QC issue. I'm certain you'll love it when it does arrive though! You'...
by iamdmc
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T480s FHD screen to QHD screen upgrade - worth it? difficult?
Replies: 0
Views: 948

T480s FHD screen to QHD screen upgrade - worth it? difficult?

I found a good source for a QHD screen and now I'm really tempted to upgrade from my FHD screen for the nearly 2x pixel density. Has anyone done this upgrade? Is it difficult? I don't see an easy way to get into the lid on the T480s compared with my older ThinkPads where I just needed to take out a ...
by iamdmc
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Watch for my stolen ThinkPad T25
Replies: 15
Views: 2493

Re: Watch for my stolen ThinkPad T25

Did you file a police report? Is there insurance? While you (like I) don't have insurance for most of your computers (unless it's a part of your Home Insurance - maybe check into that) there is a need to file a police report. There's been no response yet far from you about this, but you should file...
by iamdmc
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Upgrading cooling on X61s
Replies: 9
Views: 3216

Re: Upgrading cooling on X61s

Thanks for the reply! How are your temps with the x61 heatsink and do you also undervolt? My X60s' CPU is a Core Solo U1300, with a TDP of 5.5w and max of 8.8w. The attached heatsink is the 2W2522 IIRC (Core 2 Duo heatsink for X60). Apparently it's the worst heatsink for the X60/61 series, but due ...
by iamdmc
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X61s lid & palmrest (is the IBM ThinkPad logo rare?)
Replies: 1
Views: 1584

X61s lid & palmrest (is the IBM ThinkPad logo rare?)

I noticed that most of the X61s or X61 laptops I've seen on resale sites have lids with the "ThinkPad X Series" logo like this https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/1wQAAOSwG0tZtAh7/s-l1600.jpg but my X61s (and a spare lid I have) both have the OG "IBM ThinkPad" logo like this https://i.ebayimg.com/images/...
by iamdmc
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: X61 or X61s motherboard
Replies: 0
Views: 456

WTB: X61 or X61s motherboard

Hi everyone. i'm looking for an X61s motherboard with L7700 or X61 with T8100, T8300 or T9300.

Please private message me if you have one!
by iamdmc
Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Upgrading cooling on X61s
Replies: 9
Views: 3216

Re: Upgrading cooling on X61s

There is good information on the fans in this post: https://forum.thinkpads.com//viewtopic.php?t=115785#p744267 I recently bought the good 61s fan here: https://www.ebay.com/itm/80-and-100-working-CPU-cooling-fan-IBM-Thinkpad-X60s-X61s-X60T-X61T-Heatsin/282226529377?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_t...
by iamdmc
Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Upgrading cooling on X61s
Replies: 9
Views: 3216

Re: Upgrading cooling on X61s

Thanks for the reply!

How are your temps with the x61 heatsink and do you also undervolt?
by iamdmc
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Upgrading cooling on X61s
Replies: 9
Views: 3216

Re: Upgrading cooling on X61s

Interesting good to know. From the looks of them they should all fit in X61 or X61s but I guess I'm wrong. I've heard the X200s heatsink/fan will fit the X61s and provides better cooling - at least 1 user on reddit said so. Otherwise, I found this photo https://abload.de/img/fanpicture4jlfl.jpg show...
by iamdmc
Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB X62 motherboard (i7 preferred) UK/EU
Replies: 0
Views: 634

WTB X62 motherboard (i7 preferred) UK/EU

Please message me if you have one, what the specs are, and how much you're looking for

Thanks!
by iamdmc
Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Don't get ripped off on an SXGA+ screen for your X61/X62
Replies: 34
Views: 10882

Re: Don't get ripped off on an SXGA+ screen for your X61/X62

Thanks looking forward to it! And I've replied to your message too
by iamdmc
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Upgrading cooling on X61s
Replies: 9
Views: 3216

Upgrading cooling on X61s

Hi all, I have an X61s I just rebuilt, and I forgot how hot it got! I noticed that there are several revisions of the X60/X61/X60s/X61s heatsink / fansink Looking at the design I have: it's pretty terrible and it's obvious why my L7300 ULV CPU gets to 60-80C under load. Even re-pasting with Thermal ...
by iamdmc
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Need replacement display for x61 (Notebook NOT Tablet)
Replies: 5
Views: 2429

Re: Need replacement display for x61 (Notebook NOT Tablet)

how can I tell if I have the ultralight screen?
by iamdmc
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: LED mod for HV121P01-101 (X61s)
Replies: 4
Views: 2372

Re: LED mod for HV121P01-101 (X61s)

Also trying to get in touch with xiphmont

Looking for the entire SXGA+ screen w LED mod + cable for my X61s

How can you tell if you have the 'ultralight' screen or regular? Wondering if I'll need to swap my lid to a X61
by iamdmc
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: LF: Someone to perform Xiph LED mod to X62 [EU]
Replies: 6
Views: 1348

Re: LF: Someone to perform Xiph LED mod to X62 [EU]

Also looking for the same! With SXGA+ screen if someone has one

In London UK
by iamdmc
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: X61 SXGA+ screen with daylight LED mod
Replies: 0
Views: 606

WTB: X61 SXGA+ screen with daylight LED mod

Hi all, Long time forum member - been away for a few years though. Finally dug out my X61s which was in pieces (due to my failed LED mod years ago), and I've resurrected it to find that the CCFL backlight still works (with a lot of bleed thanks to my tampering)... As it's dim enough to bother me, I ...
by iamdmc
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Don't get ripped off on an SXGA+ screen for your X61/X62
Replies: 34
Views: 10882

Re: Don't get ripped off on an SXGA+ screen for your X61/X62

Thanks for continuing this great work!

It encouraged me to dig out my X61s (which was in pieces), put it back together, and repair what was broken.

Now... I need a screen! Can I buy an SXGA+ screen with LED mod from you, xiphmont? I will send you a private message too
by iamdmc
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Legit SXGA screens available for X62 builders
Replies: 9
Views: 3117

Re: Legit SXGA screens available for X62 builders

Thanks for continuing this great work!

It encouraged me to dig out my X61s (which was in pieces), put it back together, and repair what was broken.

Now... I need a screen! Can I buy an SXGA+ screen with LED mod from you, xiphmont? I will send you a private message too
by iamdmc
Sun Jul 20, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Is it possible to swap motherboards between X220 and X230?
Replies: 4
Views: 2170

Re: Is it possible to swap motherboards between X220 and X23

The motherboards are very similar, but check out the displayport (X220) vs mini displayport (x230). So X220 mobos won't fit inside X230 cases, and X230 mobos will fit in X220 cases, but will have a big gap that can potentially be a source for system-damaging electrical shocks (i.e. because the mobo ...

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