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by JPOESQ
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: Black coax (antenna) cable broken
Replies: 2
Views: 260

Re: Black coax (antenna) cable broken

If you can’t wrap tape around the wire or the tape won’t stick then put a small amount of clear silicone-based sealant over the exposed conductor.
by JPOESQ
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T450 screen brightness - panel whitelist issue?
Replies: 4
Views: 481

Re: T450 screen brightness - panel whitelist issue?

(Deleted) - See posts below discussing whitelist.
by JPOESQ
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Thinkpad 600 SSD
Replies: 12
Views: 713

Re: Thinkpad 600 SSD

My mSATA experiment failed - the IDE adapter didn’t work so I returned it and the mSATA now lives in the X220. I acquired an Addonics dual CF adapter and I’m in the process of figuring out a way to install it without taking the 600 apart. My next experiment is trying to fit the adapter into a drive ...
by JPOESQ
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T530 F3 fuse
Replies: 1
Views: 162

Re: T530 F3 fuse

Discussed here if it helps:

viewtopic.php?t=129411
by JPOESQ
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: Palmrest for T60/p or T61/p
Replies: 3
Views: 156

Re: FS: Palmrest for T60/p or T61/p

Still have it. I can send pix next week so that you can see the front and back. I’m away from the office until Tuesday.
by JPOESQ
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: X4 Ultrabase
Replies: 0
Views: 100

FS: X4 Ultrabase

Before I throw this away, does anyone want a used, good condition, Thinkpad X4 UltraBase? I cannot locate the keys, but the unit is unlocked so keys are not needed. The IBM Part No. is 13N5432 and the FRU is 13N5331. The unit does not include an AC adapter or any drives. Just the bare ultrabase. It'...
by JPOESQ
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: Palmrest for T60/p or T61/p
Replies: 3
Views: 156

FS: Palmrest for T60/p or T61/p

Before I throw this away, does anyone want a used, excellent condition, palmrest with touchpad and buttons for a 14.1 inch T60/p or T61/p, part number 41V9071 (no fingerprint reader) that I parted out from a T60p? It's yours for the cost of shipping and a couple of dollars for the packing material.
by JPOESQ
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: keyboard bezel for 14.1 inch T40/p, T41/p, T42/p, T43/p models
Replies: 0
Views: 92

FS: keyboard bezel for 14.1 inch T40/p, T41/p, T42/p, T43/p models

Before I throw this into the trash, does anyone want a new, open box, part number 91P9540 keyboard bezel for 14.1 inch T40/p, T41/p, T42/p, and T43/p models? It's yours for the cost of shipping and a couple of dollars for the packing material.
by JPOESQ
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Thinkpad 600 SSD
Replies: 12
Views: 713

Re: Thinkpad 600 SSD

The IDE to mSATA adapter and mSATA card will be here next week. If it doesn’t work then I’m only out $20 and I can put the mSATA card in my X220. Worth a try at that price.
by JPOESQ
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T490s 10 days old
Replies: 7
Views: 683

Re: T490s 10 days old

From the HMM it looks like the palmrest, bezel and keyboard are one unit. That makes it more complicated to obtain the replacement parts and/or change out the FPR yourself. If you can talk Lenovo into sending the parts to you then replacing the FPR doesn't look terribly difficult. I've replaced the ...
by JPOESQ
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Thinkpad 600 SSD
Replies: 12
Views: 713

Re: Thinkpad 600 SSD

Just for grins I’m going to try an ide to msata adapter and drive. $20 experiment.
by JPOESQ
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T490s 10 days old
Replies: 7
Views: 683

Re: T490s 10 days old

Driver roll back did not solve the problem. Not sure if I understood the Lenovo rep on the phone, maybe she said the light is part of the keyboard , a keyboard replacement? Not worth the bother, I'll use a flashlight LOL. The light isn’t just for positioning. It also tells you that the reader is fu...
by JPOESQ
Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Thinkpad 600 SSD
Replies: 12
Views: 713

Re: Thinkpad 600 SSD

Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:26 pm
Likely a CF card with a CF to IDE adapter.
That’s what I did with a 750 and a T40 but it was a while ago. Now I see IDE SSDs for low prices and have no idea if they will work with a 600 or if the CF approach (more expensive) is the way to go.
by JPOESQ
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Thinkpad 600 SSD
Replies: 12
Views: 713

Thinkpad 600 SSD

I’ve read everything that I could find and haven’t found a clear answer. What’s the best SSD approach for running Win98 on a plain 600?
by JPOESQ
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T490s 10 days old
Replies: 7
Views: 683

Re: T490s 10 days old

As odd as it may sound, that happened to me with my X1 and I had to re-enroll my fingerprints to get the light to come on again. But try rolling back the driver first as suggested.
by JPOESQ
Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 WiFi Card Pin 51
Replies: 2
Views: 644

Re: X220 WiFi Card Pin 51

Yes indeed. My X220 came with BT so that makes sense about pin 51. Thank you.
by JPOESQ
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Modded T530 bios w/ DIY guide (external clip bypass = software method via flashrom)
Replies: 4
Views: 988

Re: Modded T530 bios w/ DIY guide (external clip bypass = software method via flashrom)

One of the members posted that the 1vyrain bios were not working on his X230 so I want to compare the versions on my T530. I experienced one of the quirks that the other member noted.
by JPOESQ
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: x230 2.77 bios with 1vyrain softmod questions
Replies: 17
Views: 1620

Re: x230 2.77 bios with 1vyrain softmod questions

That’s bad news. I just tried my Tails build on the T530 and the background is black. It’s grey on my X220 with custom bios and grey on my X1 with Lenovo bios. Odd.
by JPOESQ
Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: x230 2.77 bios with 1vyrain softmod questions
Replies: 17
Views: 1620

Re: x230 2.77 bios with 1vyrain softmod questions

What vulnerabilities have you found in the 1vyrain bios? Is there a problem that makes those bios unsafe?
by JPOESQ
Sat Feb 01, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 WiFi Card Pin 51
Replies: 2
Views: 644

X220 WiFi Card Pin 51

I decided to upgrade my X220 with modded bios and an AC7260 combo card. After installing the 7260, I disabled the BT daughter card that was already in the X220. Everything is working as it should. I didn’t tape over pin 51, which is what all of the posts seem to say is required for the card to work....
by JPOESQ
Sat Feb 01, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: x230 2.77 bios with 1vyrain softmod questions
Replies: 17
Views: 1620

Re: x230 2.77 bios with 1vyrain softmod questions

As I understand it, the EC version will not downlevel. That has to be done externally.
by JPOESQ
Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: x230 2.77 bios with 1vyrain softmod questions
Replies: 17
Views: 1620

Re: x230 2.77 bios with 1vyrain softmod questions

Run ivyprep to roll back the bios. Then run 1vyrain.
by JPOESQ
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: Daylight LED kit for x61s
Replies: 10
Views: 1530

Re: WTB: Daylight LED kit for x61s

I have a cable from i.thinkpad (the author of the conversion guide) that I never used if anyone needs one for the SXGA+ mod.
by JPOESQ
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T41 (2373-TG5) with password protected 2.5" IDE disk
Replies: 16
Views: 874

Re: T41 (2373-TG5) with password protected 2.5" IDE disk

Brilliant! Congratulations on your success!
by JPOESQ
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T41 (2373-TG5) with password protected 2.5" IDE disk
Replies: 16
Views: 874

Re: T41 (2373-TG5) with password protected 2.5" IDE disk

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:14 am
Actually, find any other T40/T41/T42 and possibly R50/R51 and put that HDD in there.
You should now be able to remove the password, assuming the drive is still OK.
If that’s correct then I gave him misinformation. I was relating my experience with a T41p password protected HDD.
by JPOESQ
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T41 (2373-TG5) with password protected 2.5" IDE disk
Replies: 16
Views: 874

Re: T41 (2373-TG5) with password protected 2.5" IDE disk

The idea behind the HDD password is that by marrying the drive to the TPM then someone can't use another computer to access your drive. It's not like "bitlocker to go" where you can access your drive from any computer running bitlocker. In your setup the keys are in the TPM of your computer and with...
by JPOESQ
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T41 (2373-TG5) with password protected 2.5" IDE disk
Replies: 16
Views: 874

Re: T41 (2373-TG5) with password protected 2.5" IDE disk

Unfortunately if you set the HDD password in the bios the drive is married to the TPM in that computer. You will not be able to see or access the drive in another computer. If you want the data back then you will need to get your video working again. Then remove the password just in case your comput...
by JPOESQ
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T530 WiFi adapter stops auto-connecting - SOLVED
Replies: 15
Views: 2118

Re: T530 WiFi adapter stops auto-connecting - SOLVED

The 7260 arrived but I decided to give it one more try before installing the card. It turns out that I found an entry in the device manager for a Network Interface Device and it showed one of my 2.4 GHz access points used for some legacy devices. I don’t know where that entry came from but I deleted...
by JPOESQ
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: x230 2.77 bios with 1vyrain softmod questions
Replies: 17
Views: 1620

Re: x230 2.77 bios with 1vyrain softmod questions

It worked fine on my T530. I haven’t tried it on my X230 but it should work as well according to the instructions.

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