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by paulgj2
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T500: How to access AMT MEBX menu from BIOS?
Replies: 1
Views: 2709

T500: How to access AMT MEBX menu from BIOS?

Been trying to access the AMT settings menu (MEBX) via the CTRL-P key during machine boot and am having no success. I hit ctrl-p over and over quickly during machine power on but eventually I always end up in the OS boot. Double checked and Intel AMT is set to Enabled in the BIOS Are there any tips ...
by paulgj2
Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:25 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: ThinkPad Machine Type - Model lookup table *PIC*
Replies: 20
Views: 18117

Re: ThinkPad Machine Type - Model lookup table *PIC*

Great spreadsheet! thanks for doing.

I was also wondering if it holds the info on the type of display whether LED or not. I have the old PSREF and it does indicated if a particular models display is LED or CCFL.

Thanks!
by paulgj2
Wed Jul 27, 2016 4:26 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Utility Work Area
Topic: Thinkpad Fan Noise Problem: Light at the End of the Tunnel
Replies: 1168
Views: 951528

Re: Thinkpad Fan Noise Problem: Light at the End of the Tunnel

Hello, am wondering what method TPFancontrol uses to detemine the CPU temperature? TPFC always seems to be at least 5 degrees c higher than the temps shown by Coretemp as shown in the screenshots. (T400 w/integrated graphics, 8GB RAM, SSD, Windows 10 Pro) http://i650.photobucket.com/albums/uu225/pau...
by paulgj2
Sun Jan 24, 2016 2:35 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: what tools do you use for small mobo connectors in ThinkPads?
Replies: 12
Views: 3299

Re: what tools do you use for small mobo connectors in ThinkPads?

thanks Saucey, more good tips! right now am managing with a small flat head screwdriver and my fingers.
by paulgj2
Fri Jan 22, 2016 2:51 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: what tools do you use for small mobo connectors in ThinkPads?
Replies: 12
Views: 3299

what tools do you use for small mobo connectors in ThinkPads?

When repairing ThinkPads I always come across those tiny little connectors for things like fans, speakers, batteries etc which usually consist of a wire connected plastic connector which slots into another tiny plastic socket on the motherboard. I always have a hard time either pulling them out or p...
by paulgj2
Sat Jan 16, 2016 11:53 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Make bootable USB with Middleton BIOS upgrade?
Replies: 17
Views: 10982

Re: Make bootable USB with Middleton BIOS upgrade?

I think Rufus always had the ability to make a basic bootable drive with freedos.
by paulgj2
Sat Jan 16, 2016 3:31 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Make bootable USB with Middleton BIOS upgrade?
Replies: 17
Views: 10982

Re: Make bootable USB with Middleton BIOS upgrade?

This is how I created a bootable USB drive to apply the Middleton BIOS for my X61: 1. Insert your USB drive 2. Download and run the Rufus program from https://rufus.akeo.ie/ 3. Take default options to create a bootable disk 4. Download the Middleton ISO 5. Extract the ISO to a folder using 7-zip 6. ...
by paulgj2
Thu Jan 14, 2016 3:03 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: What FRU's are used for the X61 batteries?
Replies: 2
Views: 1941

What FRU's are used for the X61 batteries?

I looked on the Worldwide compatibility matrix document for compatible FRU's for X61 batteries and found the following 40Y7001 ThinkPad Battery 22 (4 cell) 40Y7003 ThinkPad Battery 22++ (8 cell) My X61 battery has the FRU 93P5030 so was wondering if this is a fake or if there are alternate FRU numbe...
by paulgj2
Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:57 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Looking for metal hard drive trays/caddies for T61/X61/T400/T500
Replies: 8
Views: 1439

Re: Looking for metal hard drive trays/caddies for T61/X61/T400/T500

thank you! I responded to the PM hope you got it (was stuck in the outbox last time I checked)
by paulgj2
Tue Jan 12, 2016 4:47 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Looking for metal hard drive trays/caddies for T61/X61/T400/T500
Replies: 8
Views: 1439

Re: Looking for metal hard drive trays/caddies for T61/X61/T400/T500

Great, thank you!, that seller is probably a better source.
by paulgj2
Tue Jan 12, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Looking for metal hard drive trays/caddies for T61/X61/T400/T500
Replies: 8
Views: 1439

Re: Looking for metal hard drive trays/caddies for T61/X61/T400/T500

thanks, yes coming from China it might take a while.

I wonder if IBM has a FRU for these? I know they had a FRU for the rubber railings (41V9756)
by paulgj2
Tue Jan 12, 2016 4:32 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Looking for metal hard drive trays/caddies for T61/X61/T400/T500
Replies: 8
Views: 1439

Looking for metal hard drive trays/caddies for T61/X61/T400/T500

Hi,

am looking to purchase about half a dozen of the standard metal trays with the plastic pull strip that slide into the hard drive bay on the X61/T61/T400/T500 laptops, I already have the rubber rails so they are not needed but if included that's OK too.

Thank you.
Paul
by paulgj2
Thu Nov 20, 2014 6:21 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Solution: replacing the gritty touchpad on newer Thinkpads
Replies: 40
Views: 61365

Re: Solution: replacing the gritty touchpad on newer Thinkpa

Hi, does anyone happen to have the measurements for the T420 trackpad? I want to order a smooth replacement for my not too tech savvy friend who I know hates the dimpled touchpad.
by paulgj2
Tue Oct 08, 2013 1:53 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: Replacement battery for 14" T61
Replies: 6
Views: 699

Re: WTB: Replacement battery for 14" T61

Thanks everyone, after researching more, I went ahead and just ordered the basic 4 cell genuine article from Lenovo (p/n 41U3196)

It should be fine for its intended purpose which is 75% of the time attached to a desk using a/c power.
by paulgj2
Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:42 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: Replacement battery for 14" T61
Replies: 6
Views: 699

WTB: Replacement battery for 14" T61

Laptop model is 7658-CTR, battery is shot, genuine Lenovo replacement if possible, any capacity would be fine.
by paulgj2
Fri Dec 11, 2009 5:43 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 - memory limitations; more is possible!
Replies: 20
Views: 2209

Re: T61 - memory limitations; more is possible!

Managed to get a couple of G.Skill 4GB modules when the prices were low. Works well on my T61 with Windows 7 64-bit.

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by paulgj2
Fri Jan 16, 2009 3:27 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Where to find firmware for ultrabay CD-RW/DVD drive?
Replies: 2
Views: 554

Where to find firmware for ultrabay CD-RW/DVD drive?

Greetings! ThinkPad newbie here. I'm trying to find out if I have the latest firmware for the optical drive in the refurb T61 I purchased. The part is listed as Mfg: 39T2733 Fru: 39T2685 "24/24/8/24X CD-RW/DVD COMBO II DRIVE" Can someone help me track down the location of firmware updates? Thanks!

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