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by Tasurinchi
Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Screen swap for T450s?
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: Screen swap for T450s?

One more thing, yesterday I got a LP140WF1-SPU1 panel and installed it in a T440p. I'm positively surprised how good this panel is.

It's glossy, but is very brilliant, has an excellent contrast and super viewing angles. If you don't mind glossy I can highly recommend this model.
by Tasurinchi
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Linux Mint Installtion
Replies: 7
Views: 292

Re: Linux Mint Installtion

Linux Mint in a 600x? Which version of Mint are you planning to use? With a max RAM of 576MB you will probably need to be very selective on the version and GUI of choice...

I don't think Cinnamon will work, but I never tried myself... Keep us posted how it goes... :wink:

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by Tasurinchi
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Screen swap for T450s?
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: Screen swap for T450s?

Difficult to say... Many sellers have them sometimes, sometimes not. Lately I have bought a good amount of (different) panels from eBay seller Win0Win, located overseas. There are also few good alternatives to the AUO panels, you can also look vor the v0 to v2 models. I also have a LP140WF4 SPA1 and...
by Tasurinchi
Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T440s - occasion - processor&price questions
Replies: 5
Views: 236

Re: T440s - occasion - processor&price questions

That 2.9GHz is the "turbo boost" info

60 USD for a T440s is cheap IMO, a new SSD won't cost much, and with a little of patience you can get a nice FHD screen (70 to 90 USD more) :wink:

You also may want to swap the button-less trackpad with a 5 button one...
by Tasurinchi
Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Screen swap for T450s?
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: Screen swap for T450s?

Yes. that's correct. The panel is plug and play.

Just make sure to contact the seller and specifically ask if she/he has that exact model in stock and not a "compatible" one...
by Tasurinchi
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T530 to W530 motherboard swap
Replies: 10
Views: 721

Re: T530 to W530 motherboard swap

thinktwan wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:05 pm
Thanks all! Sounds like best option is to grab a motherboard with the heatsink.
And a quad! :mrgreen:

Otherwise, you will gain "only" more graphic power, but no more RAM...

Edit: Ignore my dumb comment about the quad! :oops:
by Tasurinchi
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T530 to W530 motherboard swap
Replies: 10
Views: 721

Re: T530 to W530 motherboard swap

single/dual/quad-core Sandy Bridge or Ivy Bridge could address up to 32GB of RAM Nope, 16GB RAM modules are only supported from the 5th generation Intel CPUs onward. So although there are 16GB DDR3 RAM modules available, they will not work with the Ivy Bridge CPU's. Summarizing: Dual-core: Max 2x 8...
by Tasurinchi
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T530 to W530 motherboard swap
Replies: 10
Views: 721

Re: T530 to W530 motherboard swap

Welcome to the forum! As far as I remember the heatsink for the W530 is different and the screw holes are in different places. So your current nVidia heatsink will not fit. The CPU will fit in the slot. However, you can only fully use the 4 slots of RAM of the mobo if you have a quad-CPU, if your cu...
by Tasurinchi
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: [Solved] T460 - Mobo connector for trackpad damaged
Replies: 6
Views: 250

Re: T460 - Mobo connector for trackpad damaged

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:36 pm
Do NOT glue it
Roger that, I'll do the paper trick tomorrow...

EDIT: And the paper trick did the work! Palmrest and Touchpoint work... (Not that I doubted RBS solution, but I wasn't sure if anything else was damaged :wink:)
by Tasurinchi
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: [Solved] T460 - Mobo connector for trackpad damaged
Replies: 6
Views: 250

Re: T460 - Mobo connector for trackpad damaged

Thanks for the hint, I'll give it a try.

Is there any glue that could work? I was searching in eBay and found some glues that are conductive, like this example: silver conductive glue. Is this an alternative? Or a totally bonkers idea?

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by Tasurinchi
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: [Solved] T460 - Mobo connector for trackpad damaged
Replies: 6
Views: 250

Re: T460 - Mobo connector for trackpad damaged

Weird... I inserted the imgur link... Let me try again...

EDIT: Done
by Tasurinchi
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: [Solved] T460 - Mobo connector for trackpad damaged
Replies: 6
Views: 250

[Solved] T460 - Mobo connector for trackpad damaged

Hi T'padders I got a 2nd hand T460 that suffered a water accident. The previous owner said that while cleaning the mobo with Isopropyl alcohol it damaged a mobo connector. I opened the T460 today and I see she/he broke the closing mechanism for the trackpad connector, as the pic below shows: https:/...
by Tasurinchi
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S
Replies: 97
Views: 20585

Re: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S

tdot wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:10 am
Absolutely no flickering issues.
May I ask how long you have the kit? Mine originally was not flickering either, it came after few months of usage.
by Tasurinchi
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Help - How to get drivers for Radeon x1400?
Replies: 9
Views: 675

Re: Help - How to get drivers for Radeon x1400?

No dice. Cannot find files/asks me if I'm root. Well, in Linux, for most driver or program installations you will need to be root :wink: I'll post in the linux mint dedicated forums and see if I can get help there. Good idea, that's what Forums are for... I guess you're new to Linux, make sure to a...
by Tasurinchi
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Help - How to get drivers for Radeon x1400?
Replies: 9
Views: 675

Re: Help - How to get drivers for Radeon x1400?

Don't the Linux Mint forums have any hints about this?

In case it helps, I have two X32 using Debian and I installed the drivers following this instructions: https://wiki.debian.org/AtiHowTo

I'm aware my X32 uses a different graphic card (ATI Mobility Radeon 7000) but the link above may help...
by Tasurinchi
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X300 mods?
Replies: 5
Views: 809

Re: X300 mods?

stasheck wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:24 am
- however, it's no longer my daily driver because - of course - it's slooow.
I assume your X300 is already maxed out with a good SSD and 8GB RAM, right? Eventually try a lighter Linux Distro, this may speed it up, depending on what your "daily driver tasks" are...
by Tasurinchi
Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Mixing and matching X220 and X230 parts... Anyone with any experience on it?
Replies: 26
Views: 4886

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

as.nielo wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:46 pm
what about installing no button trackpoint from x240 to x220? I wish X220 had bigger touchpad
No way... Totally different size and connector and mechanism...
by Tasurinchi
Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S
Replies: 97
Views: 20585

Re: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S

TPFanatic wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:34 pm
I believe the primary appeal behind the new converter kit is that they do not flicker, as opposed to the earlier versions.
I was of the opinion that only the cable was new (always speaking of the EvanJoo model, not Ja-Vie's one)
by Tasurinchi
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S
Replies: 97
Views: 20585

Re: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S

Welcome to the forum! Thanks a lot for your feedback, funnily enough a very similar type of mod chip is used for the "s" models, yet none of them flicker (at least until now :wink:) There is a new version of this mod with a longer cable, so that you can place it under the keyboard. But I don't think...
by Tasurinchi
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Throw me Distro suggestions!
Replies: 18
Views: 1024

Re: Throw me Distro suggestions!

I'm using LXDE in a X41 with an SSD and 2GB RAM, runs actually surprisingly snappy, but I don't know how it will look like with a conventional HDD

I'm also using Bunsen Labs in an an X30 and X24 with <1GB RAM...
by Tasurinchi
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S
Replies: 97
Views: 20585

Re: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S

Seems like the flickering happens when the available power is low, or something like that. Well, I'm not totally surprised it flickers. I don't know if you're aware of the history of these adapters, I previously had Ja-Vie's adapter in this very same T430 (distributed here in the forum by RMSMAjest...
by Tasurinchi
Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S
Replies: 97
Views: 20585

Re: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S

Ok, this is bad... :( It was not flickering with 1x 8GB because the battery was quite full, I depleted it and after that it will flicker with any RAM combo I tried 1x 8GB (Micron) + 1x 4GB (Elpida) - Both 12800 1x 8GB (Micron) + 1x 2GB (Hynix) - Both 12800 1x 8GB (Kingston Hyper-X 12800) + 1x 2GB (M...
by Tasurinchi
Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S
Replies: 97
Views: 20585

Re: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:23 am
Try 8+1 or 8+2 or 8+4 GB, maybe you can figure out the flicker "starting point".
And/or try other RAM brand(s).
Excellent idea... Going back to the table... ;-)
by Tasurinchi
Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S
Replies: 97
Views: 20585

Re: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S

Well, removed 1 RAM slot and left 1x 8GB RAM... Works like a champ! :thumbs-UP:

A little of a bummer that 16GB will make the adapter flicker... but the screen is gorgeous and for the current usage 8GB will be enough... And Debian is not so RAM hungry :mrgreen:
by Tasurinchi
Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S
Replies: 97
Views: 20585

Re: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S

TPFanatic wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:20 pm
I've been using it since August and haven't had that issue.
Still brand new compared to mine :lol:
by Tasurinchi
Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S
Replies: 97
Views: 20585

Re: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S

In my opinion, placing the adapter board behind the LCD is not a good idea because there is the possibility of panel flex. Well, I got my own spacers so backlight bleeding is gone and I don't think my panel flexes. I will check the cable but as soon as I disconnect the AC adapter the screen works p...
by Tasurinchi
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S
Replies: 97
Views: 20585

Re: New IPS FHD Upgrade Kit for thinkpad T420 T430 ,And T430S T420S

Short report. I bought the non-s version in February this year. I installed the panel using spacers to avoid backlight bleeding. The kit worked perfectly all this time, but today I booted and plug in the AC adapter to charge the battery my screen started the (in)famous flickering... :( Anybody else ...
by Tasurinchi
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T480 with a older processor ( 7th gen i5 ) ?
Replies: 3
Views: 486

Re: T480 with a older processor ( 7th gen i5 ) ?

MikalE wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:04 pm
Does the T25 keyboard fit and work correctly in the T480 and T580???
Nope, different chasis designs...
by Tasurinchi
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Which ThinkPad gen suits best for Net/Free/OpenBSD?
Replies: 9
Views: 1100

Re: Which ThinkPad gen suits best for Net/Free/OpenBSD?

I managed to install FreeBSD in my AFFS modded X201, but I think I somehow screwed something up and Gnome is acting a little bit b!tchy... I probably need to re-install.

Which GUI would you recommend? I tried LXDE but it did not work, (or maybe I did something dumb...)
by Tasurinchi
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Finally got rid of Internet Explorer
Replies: 16
Views: 4588

Re: Finally got rid of Internet Explorer

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:07 am
This Slimjet browser starts in seconds and has not failed me once in over a week now.
I was following some of the Chromium branches in the past but somehow totally missed this... Thanks for sharing! :thumbs-UP:

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