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by Takeda
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: ThinkPad P1/P40/P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: i7 P1 first impressions. Also: why I did not get the Xeon P1
Replies: 11
Views: 3865

Re: i7 P1 first impressions. Also: why I did not get the Xeon P1

The keyboard has a great feel. it's like the W540 keyboard, without the numeric keys.

One test I did of battery life, I got 6 hours.
by Takeda
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: ThinkPad P1/P40/P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: i7 P1 first impressions. Also: why I did not get the Xeon P1
Replies: 11
Views: 3865

Re: i7 P1 first impressions. Also: why I did not get the Xeon P1

My P1 Thinkpad was delivered 3/20/19. I purchased this system to replace a 5 year old W540, that is a bullet-proof system! I have been extremely pleased with the quality, and performance of the P1. Photography is a hobby, and I use my laptop to post-process RAW image files, using Nikon Capture NX2. ...
by Takeda
Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: Intermittent chirping sound
Replies: 8
Views: 3287

Re: Intermittent chirping sound

Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:23 pm
Windows rebuilds can give random error messages at inconvenient times :lol: .

Why not use a Linux Live CD and test it that way?
Thank you for your suggestion!
by Takeda
Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: Intermittent chirping sound
Replies: 8
Views: 3287

Re: Intermittent chirping sound

Cigarguy wrote:
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:12 pm
I'd try a live Linux distro just to see if the problem is software. If it is chirping in Windows but not Linux then a fresh Windows install might be on order. If both chirping is from both OS then it's hardware.
Thank you for your suggestion!

I'll try the Linux suggestion.
by Takeda
Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: Intermittent chirping sound
Replies: 8
Views: 3287

Re: Intermittent chirping sound

Any other suggestions? Thank you!
by Takeda
Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: Intermittent chirping sound
Replies: 8
Views: 3287

Re: Intermittent chirping sound

I downloaded malwarebytes, and ran it. 61 threats were found, and quarranteened. Unfortunately, the intermittent chirp is still there
by Takeda
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: Intermittent chirping sound
Replies: 8
Views: 3287

Re: Intermittent chirping sound

Thank you! I'll try that!
by Takeda
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: Intermittent chirping sound
Replies: 8
Views: 3287

Intermittent chirping sound

A friend of mine has a X1 Carbon that makes an intermittent chirping sound. Pressing the "mute" button eliminates the chirping sound.
by Takeda
Wed Jan 07, 2015 2:07 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: Lenovo ThinkPad W540 impressions
Replies: 6
Views: 4333

Re: Lenovo ThinkPad W540 impressions

Next month will be a year since receiving my W540. My previous system was a W520. The only complaint I have is the Ultrabay slot is not easily accessible to change from DVD drive to HDD adapter. With a M.2 SSD CACHE, I7 4930MX CPU, 1TB Hybrid drive, and 32GB of RAM, the system is extremely fast!
by Takeda
Wed Nov 26, 2014 8:34 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: FNet HybriDisk Cache Software
Replies: 2
Views: 3767

Re: FNet HybriDisk Cache Software

An update: Instead of mSATA port on my W540, it should have been the M.2 port. The Mydigital 128GB SSD failed, and I've upgraded to the 256GB version, which hasn't been received yet.

Besides the 128GB SSD failure, the W540 has performed great.
by Takeda
Thu May 22, 2014 10:53 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: R31 Wireless Adapter Driver Update
Replies: 4
Views: 3102

Re: R31 Wireless Adapter Driver Update

ajkula66 wrote:
Takeda wrote:
Thank you George! Do you have an IBM/Lenovo P/N for this wireless card?
You're welcome.

There's a hundred different FRUs for those cards, but you can most certainly pick one up for $5 or so either in the forum's Marketplace or on feebay...

Happy shopping.
Thanks once again George!
by Takeda
Thu May 22, 2014 9:20 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: R31 Wireless Adapter Driver Update
Replies: 4
Views: 3102

Re: R31 Wireless Adapter Driver Update

ajkula66 wrote:AFAIK, no.

Why not just upgrade to a newer wireless card...Intel 2200BG comes to mind...
Thank you George! Do you have an IBM/Lenovo P/N for this wireless card?
by Takeda
Thu May 22, 2014 7:02 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: R31 Wireless Adapter Driver Update
Replies: 4
Views: 3102

R31 Wireless Adapter Driver Update

Does anybody know if there is a wireless adapter driver available that will give the adapter WPA security key capability?
by Takeda
Thu May 01, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Getting a ThinkPad. Please help!
Replies: 35
Views: 5084

Re: Getting a ThinkPad. Please help!

Will I still be running Windows 7 speedily and problem free on T420 by 2020? Yes, for sure. The most powerful CPU for the T440s/X240 is i7-4600U, which is actually weaker than the i7-2640M for T420/X220 and the i7-3520M for the T430/X230. The i5 CPUs are also low voltage and weaker in comparison to...
by Takeda
Fri Apr 18, 2014 6:35 am
Forum: ThinkPad T20-T23 & T30 Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: Latest OS For T21
Replies: 12
Views: 11812

Re: Latest OS For T21

ajkula66 wrote:Personally, I'd stay with W2K.

At this point in the game it's probably safer than XP, and will make the use of this T21 much more palatable.

As for FLP:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Fu ... Legacy_PCs

Very nice OS.

My $0.02 only...

Thank you!
by Takeda
Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T20-T23 & T30 Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: Latest OS For T21
Replies: 12
Views: 11812

Re: Latest OS For T21

RealBlackStuff wrote:With only a max. of 512MB RAM, XP (in the FLP version) or some Linux is the best you can hope for in a T21.
Thank you! It has 512MB of RAM now. What is the FLP version of XP?
by Takeda
Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:59 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T20-T23 & T30 Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: Latest OS For T21
Replies: 12
Views: 11812

Latest OS For T21

Many years ago I gave my sister, and her husband a new T21 to use in their business. Since then, they have bought several desktops, and a newer Thinkpad through the IBM EPP program. She has returned the T21 to me, which is immaculate, and works well. The only problem it has Windows 2000, and I would...
by Takeda
Sun Mar 23, 2014 3:05 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: W540 HDD Mount
Replies: 0
Views: 1895

W540 HDD Mount

There have been questions on the Lenovo Forums on how the HDD is mounted. Here are some detailed photos showing how the HDD is mounted: http://bob-ayers.smugmug.com/Other/Lenovo-W540-HDD-Mounting-Frame/i-CZjDttB/0/X3/DSC_00009-X3.jpg http://bob-ayers.smugmug.com/Other/Lenovo-W540-HDD-Mounting-Frame/...
by Takeda
Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:39 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: FNet HybriDisk Cache Software
Replies: 2
Views: 3767

Re: FNet HybriDisk Cache Software

I have found the HybriDisk CACHE software will cause BSODs, and cause the audio to break up intermittently. Lenovo L2 have verified these problems. I'm presently running ExpressCache software without a problem. With the 128GB SSD CACHE, I partitioned 50GB for CACHE, and I'm using the remaining 78GB ...
by Takeda
Sat Mar 01, 2014 8:50 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: A Seagate GoFlex Thunderbolt Adapter with W540
Replies: 21
Views: 7411

Re: A Seagate GoFlex Thunderbolt Adapter with W540

Good to know! Next time you may try to tell us in advance when you post in the forum that you have no intentions of actually trying the solutions we propose. Some people may decide not to waste their time in such a case. :) With that said, I did learn a bit about Thunderbolt and drivers in general ...
by Takeda
Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:09 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: A Seagate GoFlex Thunderbolt Adapter with W540
Replies: 21
Views: 7411

Re: A Seagate GoFlex Thunderbolt Adapter with W540

What do you mean by "the driver is a different level"? Did you try the driver I pointed you to (version 1.4.1.0)? Thank you again Dr_st! I did not try driver version 1.4.1.0. The Lenovo L2 team solved my Seagate Thunderbolt adapter problem! The Asmedia ASM106X SATA controller driver has to be 1.3.9...
by Takeda
Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Computers you've owned
Replies: 40
Views: 11561

Re: Computers you've owned

While working for IBM, they provided the following laptops:

600
T23
T43
T61
W500 -> turned in when I retired 3/12
W520
W540

I presently have a T21 (that was my sister's), T500, W520, and W540
by Takeda
Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:11 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: A Seagate GoFlex Thunderbolt Adapter with W540
Replies: 21
Views: 7411

Re: A Seagate GoFlex Thunderbolt Adapter with W540

update: I have been exchanging e-mails with Lenovo support. The engineer I'm working with tried a LaCie Thunderbolt drive on his W540, and it worked fine. LaCie also uses the Asmedia 106X driver, but it is a different level than the Seagate Asmedia 106X driver. He tried the Seagate Asmedia 106X driv...
by Takeda
Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:53 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: A Seagate GoFlex Thunderbolt Adapter with W540
Replies: 21
Views: 7411

Re: A Seagate GoFlex Thunderbolt Adapter with W540

dr_st wrote:Do let us know how it turns out in the end. :)
I certainly will.
by Takeda
Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:40 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: A Seagate GoFlex Thunderbolt Adapter with W540
Replies: 21
Views: 7411

Re: A Seagate GoFlex Thunderbolt Adapter with W540

Thank you for the information dr_st! I tried looking for the driver you suggested from the link you posted, and had trouble locating it. The drivers seem to be listed by date, can you tell me the date the driver is listed under? Holy cow, they changed their site and the old links no longer work. Ha...
by Takeda
Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:48 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: A Seagate GoFlex Thunderbolt Adapter with W540
Replies: 21
Views: 7411

Re: A Seagate GoFlex Thunderbolt Adapter with W540

Thank you for your reply. According to your image, there is plenty of memory reserved, so it should not be a problem. However, there is no I/O space reserved at all, and my guess is that the device thinks it's an issue. But it may not be. There is a directive from Microsoft which explains how to pr...
by Takeda
Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: A Seagate GoFlex Thunderbolt Adapter with W540
Replies: 21
Views: 7411

Re: A Seagate GoFlex Thunderbolt Adapter with W540

Let's try a few things to possibly help with the diagnosis: 1) In the Device Manager, choose View --> Devices by connection . 2) Locate the troublesome device (which complains about not having enough resources). 3) In the properties of this device, the Resources tab, you should see the memory range...
by Takeda
Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:01 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: A Seagate GoFlex Thunderbolt Adapter with W540
Replies: 21
Views: 7411

Re: A Seagate GoFlex Thunderbolt Adapter with W540

I don't know if the problems are related, or not, but I noticed the sound breaks up also. It does this on all sources (internet, or HDD music files).

I have posted this on Lenovo Forums, with the Thunderbolt problem, and still no replies to my posts.
by Takeda
Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:44 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: A Seagate GoFlex Thunderbolt Adapter with W540
Replies: 21
Views: 7411

Re: A Seagate GoFlex Thunderbolt Adapter with W540

dr_st wrote:So, is the problem resolved or not? :)
I installed BIOS Rev. 2.08, and I'm still getting code 12 with the Thunderbolt device driver. So, problem is still not resolved.

Thank you for asking!

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