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by Tasurinchi
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Question to X250 Motherboard
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Re: Question to X250 Motherboard

Thanks RBS for the prompt answer!

But does it look alright? Like, not busted? I was thinking of kapton tape it...
by Tasurinchi
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Question to X250 Motherboard
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Question to X250 Motherboard

Hey gals and guys... I got a defective X250 which shows no image on the display, when removing the bottom cover the first thing I noticed was this chip, its cover is glued to the black tape: https://i.imgur.com/3fLDj4Kl.jpg Does anybody knows what's the function of the chip? Is it bad it it stay "op...
by Tasurinchi
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Mixing and matching X220 and X230 parts... Anyone with any experience on it?
Replies: 1
Views: 231

Re: Mixing and matching X220 and X230 parts... Anyone with any experience on it?

If I use the bottom housing and motherboard from the X230, but the keyboard and palmrest from the X220, that should work, based on all the info I can find. Yes it will work, but you need to mod the BIOS to get the 7row KB working fine, more info in this thread: click me! A FHD screen mod seems very...
by Tasurinchi
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Is the Dell Latitude D 520 Screen an IPS/Flexview screen?
Replies: 16
Views: 450

Re: Is the Dell Latitude D 520 Screen an IPS/Flexview screen?

You just need to open the file "Xorg.0.log" file, which is located in the directory "/var/log/", use the file manager that is available by default in your distro :wink:
by Tasurinchi
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpad 25: 6 months and a 6 cell battery later (PICS)
Replies: 3
Views: 274

Re: Thinkpad 25: 6 months and a 6 cell battery later (PICS)

You may be only the second person Add my as the third :D While definitely not a keyboard replacement, I find a touchscreen very useful in many situations, I normally use it a lot for scrolling, or in tight spaces light planes and trains. Also many of the web pages I normally use are optimized for t...
by Tasurinchi
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Is the Dell Latitude D 520 Screen an IPS/Flexview screen?
Replies: 16
Views: 450

Re: Is the Dell Latitude D 520 Screen an IPS/Flexview screen?

Normally I open the /var/log/Xorg.0.log file and look for a string called "EDID", most of the times (at least in my ThinkPads) the panel model is listed there.
by Tasurinchi
Mon May 28, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T43 no more error 2010 (picture warning)
Replies: 120
Views: 70292

Re: T43 no more error 2010 (picture warning)

micrex22 wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 9:52 pm
However, they're at risk of all being lost now. Do you have a copy of those files so I can put them available back to the public?
They're still available here and also here
by Tasurinchi
Wed May 23, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T530 vs T550?
Replies: 5
Views: 349

Re: T530 vs T550?

+1 for the T550, it has a more modern architecture, options to 3K screens and can take max 2x 16GB RAM vs 2x 8GB RAM of the T530. Though the latter has the advantage that you can mod the BIOS and install a 7-row keyboard from the xx20 generation.
by Tasurinchi
Mon May 14, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Replacings T530's screen
Replies: 7
Views: 378

Re: Replacings T530's screen

NWSS wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 4:05 am
My end question is off course can I replace my current screen with the LP156WF1-TLB2..
Yes, you can. I did it in one of my ThinkPads (I think in a W520, cannot remember 100%). It's a plug & play replacement.

The same discussion took place in this thread here: click me!
by Tasurinchi
Thu May 10, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: W530 - the display is too yellow and saturated
Replies: 10
Views: 550

Re: W530 - the display is too yellow and saturated

There are few color profiles files for gratis download in the webs. Checks this thread as example: click me!

More also available in the German Wiki check the table at the end of the page: http://thinkwiki.de/Farbkalibrierung
by Tasurinchi
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Installing classic keyboard into X230 with EC firmware mod
Replies: 342
Views: 73297

Re: Installing classic keyboard into X230 with EC firmware mod

The pin taping is to prevent some burn marks on the KB when used in a X220. Is not bad if you tape them, but you spare some work if you don't have a X230 :wink:

But as you said, now you can swap KB back and forth, I also normally tape mines, even when modding them for non X230 models...
by Tasurinchi
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Installing classic keyboard into X230 with EC firmware mod
Replies: 342
Views: 73297

Re: Installing classic keyboard into X230 with EC firmware mod

ztof wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:24 am
I did the T430 mod yesterday and it was pretty easy to isolate the keyboard pins
You don't need to tape the pins for the T430, only the X230 needs that (IIRC)
by Tasurinchi
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Blast from 2002... The IBM ThinkPad T30 (Lots of Pics)
Replies: 16
Views: 992

Re: Blast from 2002... The IBM ThinkPad T30 (Lots of Pics)

This reminds me of my own T30 I used from 2003 till 2005 on my former employer. It was a tank that survived lots of traveling without any failure. Even the (in)famous RAM slot issue was not present in my device. Unfortunately at that time I was not a deep ThinkPad fan, so later I gave this T30 to my...
by Tasurinchi
Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: "Shipping Impossible: 'Wrong Side of the Pond'" [Non-US users?]
Replies: 15
Views: 984

Re: "Shipping Impossible: 'Wrong Side of the Pond'" [Non-US users?]

Dude!! You're leaving in the ThinkPad paradise! :D

Which model do you not get in Japan that's available in the rest of the world? Normally is the other way around, we DON'T get models sold in Japan, the S30, S31, G50, X230s and so on come to mind... :wink:

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by Tasurinchi
Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s WQHD - Install/troubleshoot/Picture thread
Replies: 53
Views: 6516

Re: T420s/T430s WQHD - Install/troubleshoot/Picture thread

mr.rhtuner wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:49 am
Can you share some images on how the OS/fonts and such look like?
And here it is... with 125% scaling...

Link

Edit: Seems I can't embed google pictures... Link only...
by Tasurinchi
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s WQHD - Install/troubleshoot/Picture thread
Replies: 53
Views: 6516

Re: T420s/T430s WQHD - Install/troubleshoot/Picture thread

My T430s has 2x 8GB Corsair Vengeance modules but is an Intel only Mobo. My screen is not blinking though as said above, I only tested it with a Live Linux Distro instead of an installed OS.
by Tasurinchi
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s WQHD - Install/troubleshoot/Picture thread
Replies: 53
Views: 6516

Re: T420s/T430s WQHD - Install/troubleshoot/Picture thread

mr.rhtuner wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:49 am
Can you share some images on how the OS/fonts and such look like?
Sure, I was booting from a Debian Live Distro, which looks ugly... As soon as I have Win installed I'll upload some pics... :wink:
by Tasurinchi
Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: T440s Touch (large pics)
Replies: 4
Views: 486

Re: T440s Touch (large pics)

I got my first T440s few months ago, I got it with a broken LCD and actually was planning to put a spare FHD panel I had and then give it away, but I actually ended up liking it. Apart from the KB layout... It's thin, sturdy, quite easy to maintain, has nice LCDs choices, two batteries, and after sw...
by Tasurinchi
Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s WQHD - Install/troubleshoot/Picture thread
Replies: 53
Views: 6516

Re: T420s/T430s WQHD - Install/troubleshoot/Picture thread

Just for the record, I got today a LP140QH1-SPA2, which is working ootb in one of my T430s

Though glossy the image quality is gorgeous, I haven't installed an OS yet, pics will come later. I still need to find a new xx20 keyboard and pick up a new T420s palmrest

Thanks RMS again! :thumbs-UP:
by Tasurinchi
Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: The best site for Thinkpad enthusiasts.
Replies: 21
Views: 1276

Re: The best site for Thinkpad enthusiasts.

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:24 am
You don't (and shouldn't) use the same username as here.
Thanks for the hint RBS! I'll keep in mind if I ever decide to join there :wink:
by Tasurinchi
Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: The best site for Thinkpad enthusiasts.
Replies: 21
Views: 1276

Re: The best site for Thinkpad enthusiasts.

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:37 pm
You mean: if EXTREMELY immature!
Oh yes... I'm very reluctant to create a user and participate over there due to the a general lack of "civilized" behavior in most of the subreddits I've come across...

Although the site has sometimes interesting posts about TP mods and TP tinkering in general.
by Tasurinchi
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: The Definitive T430 Modding Guide
Replies: 3
Views: 710

Re: The Definitive T430 Modding Guide

Thanks for sharing!

Interesting take on the keyboard mod, I need to try that. So far my W530 and T430 kb mods were done filing the kb clips, which didn't look so nice due to my not-so-steady hand :-/
by Tasurinchi
Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order
Replies: 209
Views: 29554

Re: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order

Great news! I'm so looking forward to this :wink:

It think it would be good to add the list of compatible panels on the first post, just for the sake of clarity...
by Tasurinchi
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T520 screen upgrade options
Replies: 21
Views: 3669

Re: T520 screen upgrade options

Hi, have been following this thread in lurk mode. What's the recommend IPS 1920x1080 sRGB ( not Adobe wide gamut) matte panel that is a 'drop in' replacement on a T520? There are lots of compatible matte panels! The LP156WF1 TLB2 and N156HGE-L11 mentioned above as examples. You have then the AUO B1...
by Tasurinchi
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: ThinkPad x240 | 1920x1080 screen upgrade
Replies: 3
Views: 1152

Re: ThinkPad x240 | 1920x1080 screen upgrade

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:45 am
Do NOT buy any 00HM111, they have awful ghosting problems.
Thanks for the correction, I need to make a note about this!
by Tasurinchi
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: ThinkPad x240 | 1920x1080 screen upgrade
Replies: 3
Views: 1152

Re: ThinkPad x240 | 1920x1080 screen upgrade

There were indeed X240's with FHD ex-factory, according to Lenovo's FRU list you need #00HM111 (source: click here!)
by Tasurinchi
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: What is the fastest factory installed W520 CPU?
Replies: 10
Views: 3407

Re: What is the fastest factory installed W520 CPU?

Intel Core i7-2920XM processor (quad-core, 2.50GHz, 8MB Cache), DDR3 memory controller (up to 1600MHz), Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 (3.50GHz), HT technology source: http://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/withdrawnbook/ltwbook_2013.pdf The i7-2920XM if my memory is correct... Actually it would be 2960XM ...
by Tasurinchi
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: What is the fastest factory installed W520 CPU?
Replies: 10
Views: 3407

Re: What is the fastest factory installed W520 CPU?

Carthik wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:14 pm
What is the fastest factory installed W520 CPU?
I think it was a i7-2860QM
Carthik wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:14 pm
What would be the fastest that is fully compatible?
The i7-2920XM if my memory is correct...
by Tasurinchi
Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpad 25 vs T410, T430s, Yoga 14 (PICS)
Replies: 7
Views: 1106

Re: Thinkpad 25 vs T410, T430s, Yoga 14 (PICS)

Very nice review! Thanks for sharing... and I guess there will be room for another T430s comparison once the 2K mod is out :wink:
by Tasurinchi
Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T520 screen upgrade options
Replies: 21
Views: 3669

Re: T520 screen upgrade options

If that's what came with that machine, it might be the AU Optronics screen, no? And would that be even easier to install (take my entire screen and case off of my laptop, put the W520 one directly on)? Yes, the assemblies are the same, provided that nobody messed around with the panels, chances are...

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