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by ryan1212
Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T440s Windows 10 Install and Intel Storage Driver
Replies: 0
Views: 1057

T440s Windows 10 Install and Intel Storage Driver

It was failing to partition the liteon SSD to start the windows install: I swapped the SSD for a spare hard drive; and the install worked - which made me think the SSD was bad; except that it passed Lenovo Diag; and I was able to connect it to a different laptop and it worked. I figured it had to be...
by ryan1212
Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: New battery for X201 or brand new ThinkPad
Replies: 5
Views: 3062

Re: New battery for X201 or brand new ThinkPad

I had horrible luck with generic batteries for the x201. I have not tried one, but I have really good luck with Anker brand batteries in Android phones, I saw they briefly made laptop batteries including one for the x201\x200. They sometimes show up new on Amazon for $30-40. I recently bought a used...
by ryan1212
Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X201 v X220
Replies: 17
Views: 5893

Re: X201 v X220

I just went from an X201 to an X220. For the x220: Pros: A bit slimmer Much faster in general with the second gen i5/i7 CPUs. Display port \ digital video out without a needing a dock. Physical button for microphone mute. Cons: The base TN display (mine is a samsung panel) in the x220 is inferior to...
by ryan1212
Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: wireless display on Windows 10?
Replies: 4
Views: 7636

Re: wireless display on Windows 10?

Thanks for the tip-- I did not know that tool existed! I was able to start the windows 7/8 installer now, but it looks like Intel runs an OS check inside of the installer, which despite the compatibility being set to windows 8 knows that it is running on Windows 10. from: https://www.intel.com/conte...
by ryan1212
Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: wireless display on Windows 10?
Replies: 4
Views: 7636

wireless display on Windows 10?

It seems like it was possible with windows 7/8 to install the Intel WIDI Display Software from Lenovo or Intel's website to enable WIDI on the x220, but that installer is blocked from running on Windows 10. Even when I try installing in windows 8 compatibility mode, it is blocked with a message sayi...
by ryan1212
Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Replacement for my x201
Replies: 12
Views: 3413

Re: Replacement for my x201

I just won an auction on eBay for an x220; i5 model. $57 shipped, no hard drive. Cannot complain about that. Hopefully I can learn to live with 16:9 instead of 16:10 on my x201 :)
by ryan1212
Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Replacement for my x201
Replies: 12
Views: 3413

Re: Replacement for my x201

Thanks everyone, I will be on the look out for a used x220 on eBay without a hard drive :) Maybe I will get lucky and find an i7 model. My SSD should be quite a bit faster with SATA 3, and the CPU improvements look to be about 30-40% which is pretty substantial.
by ryan1212
Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Replacement for my x201
Replies: 12
Views: 3413

Replacement for my x201

It has been a few years since I have been active on this site- my apologies if this is in the wrong place. My usual approach has been to buy a 5-6 year old thinkpad from eBay, install my own hard drives (ssd now!) and memory and run them for a few years, and then domino down to family. I loved my T4...
by ryan1212
Fri May 29, 2015 9:52 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Can a 12.1" ThinkPad X200 play 1080p videos? And other questions when buying used.
Replies: 6
Views: 4791

Re: Can a 12.1" ThinkPad X200 play 1080p videos? And other questions when buying used.

Agreed that an x201 would be a much better choice. My x60 (which I realize is a generation older than the peryn based core2duos) with a 2.0ghz T7200 studdered when I would stream either netflix or youtube at 720p or higher. I bought my x201 for $100 on eBay, and it had everything except a hard drive...
by ryan1212
Fri May 29, 2015 9:29 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Feeler- X60, T7200 with Good Battery
Replies: 4
Views: 1683

Re: Feeler- X60, T7200 with Good Battery

Price too high, or just not a lot of interest in Core2Duo machines anymore?
by ryan1212
Tue May 19, 2015 4:14 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: x61s
Replies: 3
Views: 1167

Re: WTB: x61s

I have an X60 listed in the market place as a feeler. It is not quite as thin as an X61s, and runs warmer than an X61s does, but it does have a battery in good shape and a T7200 2.0ghz x64 core2duo which is comparable to the CPUs in the X61s. The chipset is older and has a max of 3GB ram, however. I...
by ryan1212
Sat May 09, 2015 1:59 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: X200 - 2.4ghz / 6GB / Ultrabase
Replies: 1
Views: 756

Re: FS: X200 - 2.4ghz / 6GB / Ultrabase

Would you be willing to sell the 4-cell new battery separately?
by ryan1212
Fri May 08, 2015 4:39 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Feeler- X60, T7200 with Good Battery
Replies: 4
Views: 1683

Feeler- X60, T7200 with Good Battery

I just bought a used X201, and I really want to sell my x60 for enough money to buy a battery and LCD screen cable for it. (Thinklight is burned out). I was thinking about asking for $65 USD + Shipping. The x60 specs: 1709-H6U 3GB RAM Core2duo T7200 2.0ghz (x64 CPU) Intel 3945ABG WiFi Bluetooth Veri...
by ryan1212
Wed May 06, 2015 5:37 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: unlucky with thinklights
Replies: 1
Views: 1371

unlucky with thinklights

I have had an x60 for a few years now, and the thinklight on it burned out about a year ago. I decided it was time for an upgrade, and bought a used x201 from eBay.. It arrived today and actually is in near mint condition AND on first glance has a decent battery. I got the OS installed, and was usin...
by ryan1212
Wed Jun 18, 2014 11:13 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: CLOSED: T400 LCD screen and WTB: SSD or T400 misc parts.
Replies: 6
Views: 1457

Re: FS:T400 LCD screen and WTB: SSD or T400 misc parts.

Edit: Looks like both my LCD screen AND cable were bad so I will be using the spare that I bought on eBay and locking this thread. Sorry if I wasted anyones time.. I really do appreciate these forums! I will lock this thread.

Ryan
by ryan1212
Sun Jun 08, 2014 8:33 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Intel 5100 wireless card in x60?
Replies: 2
Views: 2005

Intel 5100 wireless card in x60?

I have an x60 , specs are in my signature. As most of these are (especially the T7200 models) very hot running machines, I am looking to do the wifi card swap. It seems like the consensus is mod the bios, put in either an atheros card or an intel 6100n with a full height adaptor. I am wondering, if ...
by ryan1212
Sun Jun 08, 2014 8:30 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T400 WXGA+ (non led) Proper LCD cable?
Replies: 1
Views: 1299

T400 WXGA+ (non led) Proper LCD cable?

I purchased this thinkpad from the outlet in 2009; the type is 2767-11U. The cable going to the LCD has never "felt right"; it always had a buldge under the top of the keyboard and the plastic piece on the bottom of the cable that is supposed to fit inside the window underneath the battery to hold i...
by ryan1212
Sun Jun 08, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: CLOSED: T400 LCD screen and WTB: SSD or T400 misc parts.
Replies: 6
Views: 1457

Re: FS:T400 LCD screen and WTB: SSD or T400 misc parts.

I have never shipped anything internationally before, but I looked at the USPS website and it looks like shipping would cost $63.
by ryan1212
Fri Jun 06, 2014 7:21 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: CLOSED: T400 LCD screen and WTB: SSD or T400 misc parts.
Replies: 6
Views: 1457

Re: FS:T400 LCD screen and WTB: SSD or T400 misc parts.

I took the screen out and the FRU on the box did not match that of the screen, so I am unsure if the screen is indeed brand new or not. I lowered the price $15 accordingly and posted the FRU above.

Thanks,
Ryan
by ryan1212
Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:31 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: CLOSED: T400 LCD screen and WTB: SSD or T400 misc parts.
Replies: 6
Views: 1457

CLOSED: T400 LCD screen and WTB: SSD or T400 misc parts.

I have aT400/T61 wide screen 1400x900 resolution LCD screen. The FRU is 42T0582, and it is a Samsung display. I bought this years ago to replace the LCD in my T400 (which was getting lines) but before I realized when I change the lid position the lines were coming and going and and determined the is...
by ryan1212
Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:08 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: x60 with good 8c battery!
Replies: 2
Views: 1195

FS: x60 with good 8c battery!

For those not familiar with the x60, these are great 12" laptops which are slightly larger than a netbook, but still outperform any Atom netbook by a significant margin. Here is a review of the model: http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=2828 It has the typical scratches, a small dent in...
by ryan1212
Sat Sep 24, 2011 9:58 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Does not show up on lenovo warranty check
Replies: 7
Views: 2397

Re: Does not show up on lenovo warranty check

The S\N on the chassis and bios match. I tried running the system toolbox program, and the message it gave was "system warranty information could not be retrieved"
by ryan1212
Fri Sep 23, 2011 3:22 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Does not show up on lenovo warranty check
Replies: 7
Views: 2397

Re: Does not show up on lenovo warranty check

When I enter it that way, with the Type and S\N without the dash, the result I get is:

Error : Multiple results found, Detailed search request required.
by ryan1212
Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:47 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Does not show up on lenovo warranty check
Replies: 7
Views: 2397

Re: Does not show up on lenovo warranty check

The serial number starts with LV. I just want to be able to see more than anything the original configuration data. I was able to get the specs from the Type number.
by ryan1212
Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:37 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Does not show up on lenovo warranty check
Replies: 7
Views: 2397

Does not show up on lenovo warranty check

I recently bought a x60 off ebay, and love it. I tried to do a warranty lookup, and it is not in the database. I am positive I am entering the right serial number, and have confirmed that the s\n on the chassis matches the bios. I called lenovo and they said the only way to correct it was to provide...
by ryan1212
Sun Sep 11, 2011 3:53 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: X60 or similar ultra portable
Replies: 1
Views: 671

WTB: X60 or similar ultra portable

Looking for an x60 or similar machine, in the $100-$125 price range. Does not need to have any OS installed, I typically run ubuntu on my thinkpads anyways. would like: Functional, good keyboard and screen at least 1GB of memory HD Caddy (does not have to have a hard drive) working battery a\c adaptor
by ryan1212
Fri Jun 17, 2011 5:23 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB 14 wide WXGA+ Screen
Replies: 1
Views: 752

WTB 14 wide WXGA+ Screen

So, I bought a new screen from an ebay seller, and it worked great for 3 months. Now I have a horizontal line across the center of the screen. Now, I am looking for a deal on a CCFL T61\T400 screen to replace my dead screen. I would also consider a partial trade, my T400 in its current state for an ...
by ryan1212
Fri Jun 17, 2011 11:51 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: horizontal line in LCD
Replies: 3
Views: 910

Re: horizontal line in LCD

That is what I was afraid of.

The ebay seller indicated a 3 month warranty, but I am highly skeptical of actually getting a replacement from the seller in china. Is anyone on this forum selling a 14 wide WGXA+ Screen?

Thanks,
Ryan
by ryan1212
Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:23 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: horizontal line in LCD
Replies: 3
Views: 910

horizontal line in LCD

I replaced my LCD screen a few months ago, I now I periodically get a horizontal line across the middle of my screen. If I wiggle it or tap the back of the screen it goes away and it looks fine again.

Is this caused by:
1) bad cable\connection
2)Inverter
3)screen?

Any ideas are appreciated!
Thanks!

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