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by rzl
Sat Jul 19, 2014 4:05 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R400/R500 Series
Topic: Broken R400 screen -- where to find a cheap replacement ?
Replies: 1
Views: 18145

Broken R400 screen -- where to find a cheap replacement ?

Hello there! As of subject: i recently refurbished a ThinkPad R400 from a friend of mine who was throwing it away. The screen is not working: i tried replacing the inverter but i think the lamp is broken: when the inverter is replaced, it will only hold level 1 or 2 in screen brightness (out of 14)....
by rzl
Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:59 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: 51nb.com released T50 (= new mobo for T4x's) in Shenzhen
Replies: 154
Views: 34150

Re: 51nb.com released T50 (= new mobo for T4x's) in Shenzhen

Just came to know about this.

Is it possible to buy one of them ? I would really like to revive my T42.
by rzl
Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:53 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: 8gb ram not working in X220 ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2323

Re: 8gb ram not working in X220 ?

Yes, i tried all the configuration possible: single stick, both sticks, swapping 'em, everything.

Sent ram back to seller and got money back, although i had to open an ebay trouble and ask for support to paypal people.

People, don't buy things from Naples, Italy.
by rzl
Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:42 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 running HOT -- should i worry ?
Replies: 2
Views: 2104

X220 running HOT -- should i worry ?

Hi people! My x220 has been getting hotter and hotter in the last days. I'm not the kind of person that actually shuts down the computer, i just leave it in stand by on the desk or shut it down to suspend-to-ram and this never gave me a problem. I began noticing this problem since i switched from De...
by rzl
Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:20 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: 8gb ram not working in X220 ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2323

8gb ram not working in X220 ?

Hi, i got this ram from ebay: http://i.imgur.com/xuKbXsp.jpg i mounted in an empty slot and the system hangs on boot. three beeps, pause, three beeps, a single beep. hardware maintenance manual says faulty ram. the seller says my laptop won't recognize it because it's cl11 and my system only works w...
by rzl
Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:19 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Ram upgrade: what frequency ?
Replies: 1
Views: 1067

Ram upgrade: what frequency ?

Hi! I own a ThinkPad x220 which now has a single 4gb ram stick, which is pc3-10600. I would like to add a 8gb stick and reach 12gb of ram. Can I buy a pc3-12800 stick and use it anyway, so that when I'll have money for another ram stick i'll just replace the pc3-10600 one ? The faster one should jus...
by rzl
Sat Jun 22, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Used X220 from different country, what about warranty?
Replies: 5
Views: 2346

Re: Used X220 from different country, what about warranty?

That what the lenovo website says:

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what does it mean ??
by rzl
Sat Jun 22, 2013 4:34 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Used X220 from different country, what about warranty?
Replies: 5
Views: 2346

Used X220 from different country, what about warranty?

Hello there! As of subject, I've bought an used ThinkPad x220 (and I *love* it). It should have about 700 more days of warranty (that's what the lenovo utility said when I booted it, but now I installed Debian on it). Now: this laptop came from UK, but i live in Italy. In case something bad happens,...
by rzl
Mon Jun 17, 2013 6:18 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 Wifi (Intel Ultimate-N 6300) + Debian Wheezy 7
Replies: 2
Views: 1773

Re: X220 Wifi (Intel Ultimate-N 6300) + Debian Wheezy 7

I run debian 7 on my x220 as the only operating system.

Everything work fine and out of the box. Internet connection is good too.

I'd say: test speed for lan-to-lan connection, then take some internet speed test.
Maybe it's just your internet slow.
by rzl
Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:18 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220: is it worth it?
Replies: 1
Views: 1004

X220: is it worth it?

Hello there! I'd like to change my laptop: Sony Vaio S13: - 3rd gen Intel Core i5 3210M @ 2,5 GHz (dual core + hyper threading = 4 execution thread) - 500 GB hard disk - Intel HD4000 + nVidia GeForce 640M LE (optimus) - DVD burder - 13" anti-glare (matte) display - 4 GB DDR3 Ram - Provided with orig...
by rzl
Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:02 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220 battery life: is it better core i5 or core i7 ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2548

x220 battery life: is it better core i5 or core i7 ?

Hello there! I want to get a thinkpad x220 and i ran into a good offer. It features an intel core i7 2620m clocked at 2.6 Ghz. My main worry is battery life: i've read that core i7 gets hotter than core i5. Should i wait and look for a core i5-based x220 ? Also: This laptop has ben bought in the u.s...
by rzl
Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:43 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: ThinkPad X230 vs Thinkpad X220
Replies: 4
Views: 10651

ThinkPad X230 vs Thinkpad X220

Hello! When I had to change my laptop, I made a huge mistake: i bought a Sony Vaio S13 (late 2012, 3rd gen intel core i5 and yada yada). Now i would like to sell it and get a ThinkPad. I'm at home for holidays (I study computer engineering) and I'm using my old love: ThinkPad T42. I *love* it. So th...
by rzl
Sun May 27, 2012 5:49 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Goodbye, ThinkPads!!
Replies: 10
Views: 4034

Goodbye, ThinkPads!!

Hi! I'm not a very active user on this forum, but this post is to say goodbye everybody. Today I realized owning a ThinkPad doesn't make any sense anymore. I'm not going to look for thinkpad news/offers anymore. From now on, my laptop brand will only be Asus. I've been looking for a good laptop for ...
by rzl
Sun May 13, 2012 5:56 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: I have lost my faith in the Thinkpad Brand.
Replies: 101
Views: 24381

Re: I have lost my faith in the Thinkpad Brand.

Just saw on youtube... Lenovo-built thinkpads aren't real thinkpads anymore.
Not sure if i'll get one of them anymore.

http://youtu.be/IFKHJcQ8fYo

The machine shutting off, the keycaps jumping.... Not real thinkpads.
by rzl
Sun May 13, 2012 3:29 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: University (computer eng.: ThinkPad x301 vs HP Folio 13
Replies: 7
Views: 2629

Re: University (computer eng.: ThinkPad x301 vs HP Folio 13

I'm thinking that i should probably go for something like the x220/x201...

After all, 12.5" is very little smaller than 13", but i can get a core i5 processor, standard 2.5" hard disk and everything else...
by rzl
Sat May 12, 2012 6:27 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: University (computer eng.: ThinkPad x301 vs HP Folio 13
Replies: 7
Views: 2629

University (computer eng.: ThinkPad x301 vs HP Folio 13

Hi all! As of subject, I'm gonna go to university in october, and I need a new laptop. I don't want something big and heavy. I'll have to carry it everyday with me, so I don't want to be hating myself everyday. This is why i discarded thr 15.6" option. I ended up on 13" laptop. ThinkPad X1 would be ...
by rzl
Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:26 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Sounds from the power supply [TP T42 2372-CS8]
Replies: 2
Views: 1819

Re: Sounds from the power supply [TP T42 2372-CS8]

No, i mean the AC adapter...
by rzl
Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:18 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Sounds from the power supply [TP T42 2372-CS8]
Replies: 2
Views: 1819

Sounds from the power supply [TP T42 2372-CS8]

Hi people! I wrote here about my dying thinkpad. Nice news is that if i leave it off for like a week, it will turn on again. Bad news is that after it powers on, it won't power on again once it powers off. But the stranges thing is: when i plug the power cort into my thinkpad, i hear some sort of no...
by rzl
Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:04 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T42 2373-CS8 Dead - won't power on at all
Replies: 5
Views: 3617

Re: T42 2373-CS8 Dead - won't power on at all

sp9239 wrote:When my t42 arrived this week it was doing the same thing.
Then I unplugged wc and removed the battery and hold the on/off key for ten seconds.

While holding the key plug the wc adapter.
then try to turn it on.
Wc? What is wc? how to unplug it??
by rzl
Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:12 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T42 2373-CS8 Dead - won't power on at all
Replies: 5
Views: 3617

T42 2373-CS8 Dead - won't power on at all

Hello, as of topic, my T42 won't turn on at all. It has been lying around for a while in my repository downstairs (kinda humid environment). But when i took it back, it didn't turn on at all. I just see the battery led blinking for half a second when i plug the battery back or when i plug the power ...
by rzl
Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:14 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Connecting a thinkpad keyboard to an usb port
Replies: 4
Views: 1991

Connecting a thinkpad keyboard to an usb port

Hello! As of subject, I'd like to connect one of my spares thinkpad keyboards to an usb port and use it as my primary keyboard for my desktop computer. I know lenovo sells thinkpad keyboard, but they are f*cking expensive, i'm too poor to buy one of them. Any hints about this, by the way? It would b...
by rzl
Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:32 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: ThinkPad T42 & non-OEM 9-cell batteries
Replies: 9
Views: 1882

ThinkPad T42 & non-OEM 9-cell batteries

Hello people. I just got 2nd hand T42 and a friend of mine sold me his almost-new 9cell battery. I am now using this TP with Debian GNU/Linux 5.0.6 «Lenny», and KPowerSave says there are 95% of the battery life remaining, which are about 4:16 hours (as kpowersave and acpi say). But... shouldn't this...
by rzl
Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:00 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Would a TP X300 be suitable for university (engineering) ?
Replies: 8
Views: 2125

Re: Would a TP X300 be suitable for university (engineering) ?

Much too expensive (the t410 and x200).

By the way, for the same price (400 bucks) i can take a macbook pro, 2,26ghz, 2 gig ram, 160 gig normal hard disk..
Seems pretty fast, but it would be heavier and would have shorter battery life.... Uhm...
by rzl
Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:23 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Would a TP X300 be suitable for university (engineering) ?
Replies: 8
Views: 2125

Re: Would a TP X300 be suitable for university (engineering) ?

So what would you advice to me? The point is that this is an *occasion*. I would buy a second hand thinkpad x300, at a reasonable price (400 bucks). Otherwise, i wouldn't have the possibility to afford a thinkpad. (And otherwise, If i had moneys, I'd buy an x301 or an x201, or a t410 better). Cheers
by rzl
Thu Jun 17, 2010 6:38 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Would a TP X300 be suitable for university (engineering) ?
Replies: 8
Views: 2125

Would a TP X300 be suitable for university (engineering) ?

Hello all. I've got the opportunity of replacing my notebook finally, and I've found an occasion for a Thinkpad x300 for 400€, which seems a good prices to me (does anyone not agree with this? if so, explain please). Now, the point is... Would that be a good laptop for me? I'm 18 at the moment, I st...
by rzl
Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: T-series vs X-series - The epic doubt!
Replies: 10
Views: 2863

Re: T-series vs X-series - The epic doubt!

I'm visiting eBay.co.uk since i live in europe and i'd like to buy form a certain seller.

Does anyone from U.K. knows about sellers to whom i should not give my moneys? I mean, seller you'd not advice to buy from? Bad experiences, with sellers from the U.K. ?


Thanks,
rzl
by rzl
Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:21 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: T-series vs X-series - The epic doubt!
Replies: 10
Views: 2863

Re: T-series vs X-series - The epic doubt!

Uhm... All your replies make sense. What a problem, i have even more doubts! Buying a computer which will fit my needs makes sense, after all. But buying a computer that will fit (almost) any need i may have in the near future makes sense too. I'm also thinking that my problem could be solved by buy...
by rzl
Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:52 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: 14 inch showdown - T42 Z60t T61
Replies: 4
Views: 3146

Re: 14 inch showdown - T42 Z60t T61

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by rzl
Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:47 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Integrating bluetooth in a bluetoothless x60 ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1540

Integrating bluetooth in a bluetoothless x60 ?

Hello,
I'm considering to buy a second-hand x60 that will probably come without bluetooth module.
Is the bluetooth module available somewhere or shall i get a thinkpad which alredy has the bluetooth option ?


Thanks in advance,
rzl

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