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by wpyh
Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1/X1C
Topic: x1 4th Generation with Windows 7 or 5th generation with Windows 10 - which to buy?
Replies: 5
Views: 715

Re: x1 4th Generation with Windows 7 or 5th generation with Windows 10 - which to buy?

w0qj wrote:~Does X1C5 comes with Windows 10 Pro Signature Edition?? If this is true, you may have trouble installing Linux onto this machine. [X1C4 supports Linux]
Apparently, the X1C5 does support Linux: https://askubuntu.com/questions/906785/ ... untu-17-04
by wpyh
Mon Feb 08, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: t420 trackpad issues.
Replies: 4
Views: 1023

Re: t420 trackpad issues.

Trackpoint to me makes absolutely no sense at all....cant see how anybody can be satisfied with using two hands to handle the mouse cursor. My touchpad on my T520 is far better than on my T500, simply because its bigger.... Well, most people use one hand with the TrackPoint. As for me, my index fin...
by wpyh
Mon Feb 08, 2016 7:53 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Wireless upgrade for T420s (with non-whitelist BIOS)?
Replies: 22
Views: 7924

Re: Wireless upgrade for T420s (with non-whitelist BIOS)?

@Edward Mendelson If you are willing to extra mile like i did on my t420; I use BCM94360HMB 1300Mhz AC adapter. The only problem with this one is. The antenna size a lil bit smaller, so you have to replace the antenna. Which is not that difficult. But if you are not willing AC 7260 is good to go. B...
by wpyh
Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:28 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420 Recovery Discs 4180-KHU
Replies: 7
Views: 1207

Re: T420 Recovery Discs 4180-KHU

rkawakami wrote:I say that since I've never bought a brand new Thinkpad.
I look at your signature, and that is impressive, man. Even more impressive because you never bought a new ThinkPad.
by wpyh
Thu Nov 19, 2015 9:19 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Long trackpoint usage: wrist hurts. Any tips?
Replies: 20
Views: 2754

Re: Long trackpoint usage: wrist hurts. Any tips?

On a side note i'd like to say the trackpoint makes the trackpad completly useless for me. IMO, IBM only put the trackpad/touchpad to increase market penetration -- there is a sizable population of laptop users who absolutely hate the Trackpoint, so having a second pointing device will hopefully le...
by wpyh
Thu Nov 19, 2015 9:11 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: I got a T420s, questions about the machine before it arrives
Replies: 23
Views: 2382

Re: I got a T420s, questions about the machine before it arrives

Hi Hans, I hope you are enjoying your Thinkpad T420s. Do you have the following problems: 1. Right Shift key sometimes touching the Prev or Next keys. 2. The lid latch cannot or difficult to close without sliding the latch release slider. Because I had those problems on my T420s. And I've somewhat r...
by wpyh
Sat Oct 31, 2015 10:44 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Solution for right Shift key caught up with Prev/Next keys
Replies: 0
Views: 1056

Solution for right Shift key caught up with Prev/Next keys

On my T420s, the right Shift key sometimes touches the Prev navigation key. Coming from the X61s where there is a plastic barrier between the right Shift and navigation/arrow keys, I'm actually a bit disappointed in the design change by Lenovo. Yes it looks nice, but sometimes the right Shift key wi...
by wpyh
Sat Oct 31, 2015 10:32 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Solution for malfunctioning T420s latches
Replies: 0
Views: 1086

Solution for malfunctioning T420s latches

I just got my T420s secondhand, and the latches are malfunctioning. When I try to close the lid, I need to exert great force to make the latches click. The problem is with the latches themselves, they are slightly bent outwards (radially away from the hinges). Maybe it happened due to frequent openi...
by wpyh
Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:24 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T41: Which HDD to buy? .. and Samsung HM160HC issues.
Replies: 83
Views: 36596

Re: T41: Which HDD to buy? .. and Samsung HM160HC issues.

Just to follow up on the thread: 1. My Samsung HM160HC eventually died (multiple bad sectors) and had to be replaced under warranty. I gave it to a friend who uses the disk in an external enclosure, which means that its power-on hours will be less than an internal laptop hard drive, which should pro...
by wpyh
Fri Feb 29, 2008 9:06 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T41: Which HDD to buy? .. and Samsung HM160HC issues.
Replies: 83
Views: 36596

Well, I tried turning on "SMART Offline Testing" and got my Load_Retry_Count increase by 50 over 8 hours. OK, so maybe HNC did something internally, after all. Unfortunately, I don't use Windows so I can't test it right now. Do you know of any other drive-parameter display tool other than hdparm? I ...
by wpyh
Thu Feb 28, 2008 6:39 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T41: Which HDD to buy? .. and Samsung HM160HC issues.
Replies: 83
Views: 36596

Well, I'm back with some data: 1. Set AAM to 254 and APM to 254 -- around 4 or 5 Load_Retry_Count increases per hour. 2. Reboot the machine, let the machine idle at the boot prompt, Load_Retry_Count increased by 7 over 2 hours. yak: If you disabled AAM with HUTIL, then it should get the value of 0. ...
by wpyh
Wed Feb 27, 2008 7:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T41: Which HDD to buy? .. and Samsung HM160HC issues.
Replies: 83
Views: 36596

Oops -- sorry. I've set AAM to 128.

If I recall correctly, even when I set AAM to 254, Load_Retry_Count still increases quite often. I will report back with more data.
by wpyh
Wed Feb 27, 2008 7:48 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T41: Which HDD to buy? .. and Samsung HM160HC issues.
Replies: 83
Views: 36596

That's weird -- our settings are exactly the same. Maybe Windows has a different strategy for power management. Or maybe there's a difference between T4x and X3x.

Are you using the laptop 24 hours a day? I do, and now my Power_On_Hours is 940.
by wpyh
Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:58 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T41: Which HDD to buy? .. and Samsung HM160HC issues.
Replies: 83
Views: 36596

yak: What's your AAM setting in hex? I've set AAM to 254 and APM to 254, and right now: 1. Load Cycle Count does not increase at all (I don't use APS). 2. Load Retry Count increases at about 2 / hour. And I still get those superclicks. Can you please post the output of "hdparm -I hda" (that's a capi...
by wpyh
Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:08 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T41: Which HDD to buy? .. and Samsung HM160HC issues.
Replies: 83
Views: 36596

Hi, I have a Thinkpad X32, but as this thing concerns the harddisk more than the Thinkpad model itself, I'm posting it here. I have the same harddisk (HM160HC) I bought in early January. One thing I noticed is that the Load_Cycle_Count value is _not_ related to the "superclicks". What I observed was...

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