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by Edward Mendelson
Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: X240/s: How-to replace the Clunkpad with an X250 Touchpad+buttons
Replies: 35
Views: 17826

Re: X240/s: How-to replace the Clunkpad with an X250 Touchpad+buttons

A summary of the procedure required under Windows 10: As earlier messages in this thread make clear, thanks to RBS, it's possible to replace the X240/s clunkpad with the X250 Touchpad and make it work under Windows 10. This post is only a summary of previous posts, with a new download to make thing...
by Edward Mendelson
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:15 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: How to disable/ remove computrace
Replies: 28
Views: 22209

Re: How to disable/ remove computrace

Ah, then the correct answer is: I don't know!
by Edward Mendelson
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: How to disable/ remove computrace
Replies: 28
Views: 22209

Re: How to disable/ remove computrace

Computrace is in a part of the BIOS that can't be changed by flashing programs. Flash programs don't even see that it's there. Read the articles linked in that other thread.
by Edward Mendelson
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: How to disable/ remove computrace
Replies: 28
Views: 22209

Re: How to disable/ remove computrace

Perhaps you should read the thread that I linked to before doing anything more.

The job requires specialized equipment. The person who has the equipment and does this work is someone who visits this forum, and he'll know how to get in touch with you if he wants to. It's up to him.
by Edward Mendelson
Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: How to disable/ remove computrace
Replies: 28
Views: 22209

Re: How to disable/ remove computrace

Have you tried the number a second time, as suggested in this thread: http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=114641 The ONLY other way is to send the machine to someone who can physically modify the BIOS, and charges a fair price for his time and expertise. The person on this forum who can ...
by Edward Mendelson
Sat Sep 05, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: ThinkPad X270 - upgrade wifi to wifi 6?
Replies: 2
Views: 1974

Re: ThinkPad X270 - upgrade wifi to wifi 6?

Thank you! Will do exactly that.
by Edward Mendelson
Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: ThinkPad X270 - upgrade wifi to wifi 6?
Replies: 2
Views: 1974

ThinkPad X270 - upgrade wifi to wifi 6?

I've just installed a wifi 6 router and the speed difference is dramatic. Is it possible to upgrade the wifi card that came in my ThinkPad X270 with a wifi-6 enabled card? Will the BIOS whitelist get in the way? I see that the card is physically replaceable, but don't know about the whitelist. Thank...
by Edward Mendelson
Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Machines without serial numbers
Replies: 2
Views: 1833

Re: Machines without serial numbers

TL;DR That's amazing information that isn't too long and which everyone needs to read. I've already returned the machine - for some compulsive reason, I like to have a serial-number label on the machine - makes life easier. I looked inside, but there was no label there anywhere. What you say sounds...
by Edward Mendelson
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Machines without serial numbers
Replies: 2
Views: 1833

Machines without serial numbers

I hope it's OK to ask a question that's specifically about a ThinkCentre desktop, not a ThinkPad. Recently I bought (and quickly returned) a "refurbished" ThinkCentre M910t that came without a serial number label on the case and without a serial number or asset tag in the BIOS. Lenovo's web site wou...
by Edward Mendelson
Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Positive feedback for FAIR Traders
Replies: 3049
Views: 663946

Re: Positive feedback for FAIR Traders

And yet another shout of thanks to theterminator93 for his generosity!
by Edward Mendelson
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: X240/s: How-to replace the Clunkpad with an X250 Touchpad+buttons
Replies: 35
Views: 17826

Re: X240/s: How-to replace the Clunkpad with an X250 Touchpad+buttons

What a very weird link that is:
There's no domain (.com, .co.uk, etc.) at the end, so it can't possibly link to anything. It's useless, but not dangerous.
by Edward Mendelson
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: X240/s: How-to replace the Clunkpad with an X250 Touchpad+buttons
Replies: 35
Views: 17826

Re: X240/s: How-to replace the Clunkpad with an X250 Touchpad+buttons

I had a very hard time getting the Synaptics driver installed with the latest Windows 10 update, but finally got it to work - at least it's still running after two or three restarts. It took about four tries, and I don't know what finally worked, but I think one thing MAY have been useful. I use Eas...
by Edward Mendelson
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: What to do if Computrace is activated in your TP BIOS
Replies: 133
Views: 164731

Re: What to do if Computrace is activated in your TP BIOS

Probably what happened was that the machine's serial number was deactivated by its previous owner. But the only way the machine can phone home and learn that it's been deactivated seems to be through Windows. It wasn't Windows that removed it - it was the fact that the BIOS was able to phone home th...
by Edward Mendelson
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: IBM or Lenovo Desktops/Workstations/ThinkStations only
Topic: ThinkCentre 910t - add M.2 drive? bracket needed
Replies: 1
Views: 3489

Re: ThinkCentre 910t - add M.2 drive? bracket needed

Nothing like asking a question to help you find the answer for yourself. In case anyone else is looking for this, the part is:

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by Edward Mendelson
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: IBM or Lenovo Desktops/Workstations/ThinkStations only
Topic: ThinkCentre 910t - add M.2 drive? bracket needed
Replies: 1
Views: 3489

ThinkCentre 910t - add M.2 drive? bracket needed

I have a two-year-old ThinkCentre 910t tower, type 10MM (originally belonging to my son), to which I want to add an M.2 storage drive. The HMM shows the drive as fitting into a bracket that needs to be installed next to the system board, but this isn't in the machine, because it didn't ship with an ...
by Edward Mendelson
Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB - Plastic feet for X240s (or similar models)
Replies: 0
Views: 1114

WTB - Plastic feet for X240s (or similar models)

Thanks to the amazing work of RBS on this site, I have a rare ThinkPad X240s in working, up-to-date condition. The only problem it has is that two of the four plastic feet on the base are soft, as if they melted. I suspect that those two feet are non-Lenovo parts of the kind that seem to everywhere ...
by Edward Mendelson
Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: X240/s: How-to replace the Clunkpad with an X250 Touchpad+buttons
Replies: 35
Views: 17826

Re: X240/s: How-to replace the Clunkpad with an X250 Touchpad+buttons

I got this method to work on the latest Win10 version (1909), though I'm not sure exactly how I did it. Basically, I kept installing and reinstalling (using a plugged-in mouse to navigate). When I finally got the ThinkPad UltraNav Pointing Device to install, on maybe the sixth or seventh try, I didn...
by Edward Mendelson
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: X250 - pale screen
Replies: 5
Views: 3745

Re: X250 - pale screen

I'm going to need to learn some self-reliance. I'm tempted to take apart the coffee-damaged machine in order to learn how to replace the keyboard and trackpad, something I would ONLY have asked you to do before this...
by Edward Mendelson
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: X250 - pale screen
Replies: 5
Views: 3745

Re: X250 - pale screen

And you're right. It wasn't hard at all - but getting all those wires dressed correctly was a minor headache for someone who had never done it before...

Thank you again!
by Edward Mendelson
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: X250 - pale screen
Replies: 5
Views: 3745

Re: X250 - pale screen

Excellent! Thank you from Maine to Eire!
by Edward Mendelson
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: X250 - pale screen
Replies: 5
Views: 3745

X250 - pale screen

The keyboard and trackpad in my wife's trusty X250 failed, so I bought a replacement X250 on eBay and installed the SSD from the old machine into the new one. All seems well, except that the screen looks pale, and my guess is that my wife's machine had an IPS screen and the replacement doesn't. Is t...
by Edward Mendelson
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Positive feedback for FAIR Traders
Replies: 3049
Views: 663946

Re: Positive feedback for FAIR Traders

And here's a good word for positive - terrific buyer: fast payment, good communication, straightforward and easy to work with. Thank you!
by Edward Mendelson
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: SOLD: X200s with X201s system board/sound card
Replies: 2
Views: 1226

SOLD: X200s with X201s system board/sound card

I discovered that I still had one more of my X200s models that I upgraded to an X201s by replacing the system board and sound card with their X201s equivalents. This is my absolute last one, and, like the others, it's in beautiful condition. If you need to know the basic specs, look up the X201s, be...
by Edward Mendelson
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: SOLD!: X201s (5143-28U) for a larger ThinkPad or $150
Replies: 18
Views: 4137

Re: FT/FS: X201s (5143-28U) for a larger ThinkPad or $150

George - Ah, I should have realized! I upgraded my X201s units to an Intel 7260, and never saw Bluetooth again....!
by Edward Mendelson
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: SOLD!: X201s (5143-28U) for a larger ThinkPad or $150
Replies: 18
Views: 4137

Re: FT/FS: X201s (5143-28U) for a larger ThinkPad or $150

Quick information question:

Is Bluetooth actually working on this machine? I could NEVER get Bluetooth working on an X201s after installing an Intel 802.11agn card in it. If you have Bluetooth actually working, could you tell us which Intel card you're using?

Thanks for any info...
by Edward Mendelson
Thu May 09, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: What to do if Computrace is activated in your TP BIOS
Replies: 133
Views: 164731

Re: What to do if Computrace is activated in your TP BIOS

Have you tried clicking "Computrace" and changing "Enabled" to "Permanently Disabled"? If you can't, then Absolute hasn't deactivated it. Make sure you're online and reboot again. If you can't change it to Permanently Disabled in a day or two, call them back.

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