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by baertracks
Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T480 will not power on
Replies: 2
Views: 952

Re: T480 will not power on

Thanks for the suggestion. No, I don't have access to another laptop (at the moment) that uses that same charger (USB C). I did, however, try to connect a power bank with a USB C cable to the laptop, and nothing lit up. We are "on the road" at the moment, so I may have to wait until we get home on F...
by baertracks
Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T480 will not power on
Replies: 2
Views: 952

T480 will not power on

This T480 laptop (use by my wife) has been working perfectly for almost one year. Suddenly, it will not power on. When I attach the charger I do not see "three blinks" in the logo, nor do I see a "power charge amber light." I've tried removing the battery and un-plugging the charge clicking the powe...
by baertracks
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: ThinkPad P1/P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: Can you install a msata 2242 ssd into a P52 WWAN slot?
Replies: 5
Views: 2810

Re: Can you install a msata 2242 ssd into a P52 WWAN slot?

I received and installed a 480GB MyDigitalSSD SBX NVMe SSD today, and it works fine. It looks like it is running slower than expected, but for my purposes (data storage) that's not an issue. Thanks!
by baertracks
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: ThinkPad P1/P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: Can you install a msata 2242 ssd into a P52 WWAN slot?
Replies: 5
Views: 2810

Can you install a msata 2242 ssd into a P52 WWAN slot?

I'm configuring my new P52 ThinkPad with multiple drives, including a 2.5" 4TB Samsung 860 Pro, a 1TB Samsung 970 Pro M.2 NVMe and a 2TB Samsung 860 EVO M.2 NVMe. Just for fun I thought that I would install a 1TB Samsung 860 EVO m.2 2242 msata SSD into the WWAN slot. I purchased that drive, but it d...
by baertracks
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: ThinkPad P1/P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: Problem installing a 2TB M.2 NVMe SSD - incorrect bytes recognized
Replies: 1
Views: 2236

Re: Problem installing a 2TB M.2 NVMe SSD - incorrect bytes recognized

In talking with a Samsung rep, I was told to download/install Samsung Magician. Once installed it immediately recognized the chip on the installed SSD drive as a Samsung 960 EVO 250GB. So apparently the label on the drive which says 970 EVO 2TB is incorrect (or was tampered with). So it goes!
by baertracks
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: ThinkPad P1/P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: Problem installing a 2TB M.2 NVMe SSD - incorrect bytes recognized
Replies: 1
Views: 2236

Problem installing a 2TB M.2 NVMe SSD - incorrect bytes recognized

I just purchased a P52 ThinkPad to replace my P50 (which has served me well). The new laptop came with a i7-8850H, 16GB RAM and a 500GB 2.5" hard drive. My plan is to install 3 (or maybe 4) SSDs and upgrade memory to 128GB RAM. This is my dream computer that I want to take to the max! I began by ins...
by baertracks
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: ThinkPad P1/P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: Will a 77++ battery fit a Lenovo P50
Replies: 0
Views: 599

Will a 77++ battery fit a Lenovo P50

Will a 77++ battery fit a Lenovo P50? I'm seeing contradictory information on the Internet. Some eBay sellers say that a 77++ will work with the P50, P51 and P52. Other sources say that the 77++ is designed to only fit the P52. Can anyone clarify for me? I need to replace my P50 battery (which is us...
by baertracks
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X230 and playing Fortnite?
Replies: 8
Views: 4144

Re: X230 and playing Fortnite?

Aha! Another good point?
The x250 is now in the hands of my grandson, so I hadn't yet verified those specs.
So it goes.
FRANK
by baertracks
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X230 and playing Fortnite?
Replies: 8
Views: 4144

Re: X230 and playing Fortnite?

Good point. Thanks for the information.
by baertracks
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X230 and playing Fortnite?
Replies: 8
Views: 4144

Re: X230 and playing Fortnite?

Thanks for the quick response. How about a x250 with these specs? Intel Core i7-5600U CPU @ 2.6 GHz Intel HD5500 Graphics integrated into CPU 256 Gb SSD 16.0 Gb RAM 12.5" TOUCHSCREEN Display 1920 x 1080 Windows 10 Professional Preinstalled Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 Intel Wireless Bluetooth Wo...
by baertracks
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X230 and playing Fortnite?
Replies: 8
Views: 4144

X230 and playing Fortnite?

My grandson, who is 9 years old, is asking his parents for a laptop for Christmas so that he can play the game Fortnite. His parents want him to have something that can also be used for school work and that will be portable to carry to/from school. My question is whether a Lenovo X230 (or similar si...
by baertracks
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: ThinkPad P1/P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: external hard drive using P50 usb-c port
Replies: 0
Views: 847

external hard drive using P50 usb-c port

I've been using a Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 to backup my P50 internal hard drives while traveling. It works fine and I can continue that option. I'm wondering, however, if there is a comparable (and slim) USB-C external hard drive that could take advantage of ...
by baertracks
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T430 ASDF JKL; keys not working
Replies: 3
Views: 1234

Re: T430 ASDF JKL; keys not working

Thanks. I inspected the connector and it looks fine. I've cleaned and blew air on it. As you say, since the problem persists with two keyboards, it looks like this is a motherboard problem. The eBay seller has accepted to let me return the item for reimbursement.
FRANK
by baertracks
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T430 ASDF JKL; keys not working
Replies: 3
Views: 1234

T430 ASDF JKL; keys not working

I recently purchased a used T430 laptop to refurbish for a colleague in Africa. Upon booting I noticed that the ASDF JKL; keys were not working. So... 1) I figured it was a bad keyboard, and I swapped in another keyboard (that was verified working). The problem persists. 2) I read somewhere that thi...
by baertracks
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Locked Bios T560 - How to unlock?
Replies: 5
Views: 1774

Re: Locked Bios T560 - How to unlock?

OK. Thanks for the advice.
I will pursue that avenue.
by baertracks
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Locked Bios T560 - How to unlock?
Replies: 5
Views: 1774

Re: Locked Bios T560 - How to unlock?

Yes, but no luck. He/She says that the laptop came without guarantees. However, do you think that this might be a situation to elevate the case to eBay for a reimbursement?
by baertracks
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Locked Bios T560 - How to unlock?
Replies: 5
Views: 1774

Locked Bios T560 - How to unlock?

I recently purchased a used T560 on eBay from a seller who said that they were selling their old laptop in order to upgrade. They described it as being in "great condition" (which it is) but noted that it would no longer boot. They said that it was generating some beeping errors. I figured that that...
by baertracks
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X270 hangs freezes at Lenovo screen when rebooting
Replies: 0
Views: 1468

X270 hangs freezes at Lenovo screen when rebooting

I have a friend with a Lenovo Thinkpad X270 i7-7600U, 16GB, 512GB SSD. It has been periodically generating BSOD error messages like "Critical Process Died" and "stop code 0xc000021a". So, I'm trying to troubleshoot it for him. The laptop is still under warranty. However, this "feels" like a software...
by baertracks
Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Display Problem with T530 Thinkpad
Replies: 9
Views: 1903

Re: Display Problem with T530 Thinkpad

Cool! So, I would just need a replacement processor and some thermal compound? The thinkpads specs document indicates that the processor is.... Intel Core i5-3320M processor (2 cores, 2.60GHz, 3MB cache), Intel HD Graphics 4000, DDR3 memory controller (up to 1600MHz), Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 (3.30GHz...
by baertracks
Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Display Problem with T530 Thinkpad
Replies: 9
Views: 1903

Re: Display Problem with T530 Thinkpad

A CPU swap requires no soldering and can be accomplished in about 20-30 minutes. Cool! So, I would just need a replacement processor and some thermal compound? The thinkpads specs document indicates that the processor is.... Intel Core i5-3320M processor (2 cores, 2.60GHz, 3MB cache), Intel HD Grap...
by baertracks
Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Display Problem with T530 Thinkpad
Replies: 9
Views: 1903

Re: Display Problem with T530 Thinkpad

If you have only integrated graphics, replace the CPU. If you have Discrete+Integrated (Optimus) graphics, try switching (in BIOS) to Integrated only. If still not OK, then you need a new motherboard. This T530 is model 2392-42U which has integrated graphics only. How easy (and expensive) would it ...
by baertracks
Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Display Problem with T530 Thinkpad
Replies: 9
Views: 1903

Re: Display Problem with T530 Thinkpad

I'm more convinced of that being a graphics card issue, not a LCD issue. An LCD issue would be of a very regular pattern and defined colors. Can you plug the T530 into an external monitor and take a picture? Thanks for the quick response. As you have recommended, I connected the laptop to an extern...
by baertracks
Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Display Problem with T530 Thinkpad
Replies: 9
Views: 1903

Display Problem with T530 Thinkpad

I recently acquired an inexpensive (and untested) T530 laptop on eBay. There was no OS installed . Upon installing Windows 7 I noticed that the screen colors are weird. The best way to describe the weirdness of the colors is to show them to you . I have posted two pictures at my website http://bemor...
by baertracks
Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Lenovo 55++ battery - dead or dormant?
Replies: 6
Views: 2485

Re: Lenovo 55++ battery - dead or dormant?

By "sealed boxes" I'm assuming that you mean that they were in brown cardboard boxes sealed with red and white tape and that they have Lenovo labels with the battery information printed on them? If so, I'd return them for a refund. Even assuming that they have been sitting on the shelf for 3 or 4 y...
by baertracks
Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Lenovo 55++ battery - dead or dormant?
Replies: 6
Views: 2485

Re: Lenovo 55++ battery - dead or dormant?

dr_st wrote:How long did you them connected to the charger after you saw the "not charging" message?
They've been connected several hours without any change in status.

FRANK
by baertracks
Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Lenovo 55++ battery - dead or dormant?
Replies: 6
Views: 2485

Lenovo 55++ battery - dead or dormant?

I'm refurbishing a number of T420 laptops for some colleagues in Africa. In the process, I purchased three new Genuine Lenovo 55++ batteries. The batteries came in sealed boxes. However, when I attached one to a laptop, I received a "no battery detected" message which was then followed by a "plugged...
by baertracks
Wed Sep 28, 2016 5:54 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: TrackPoint on the T440p compared to "old" models?
Replies: 16
Views: 4786

Re: TrackPoint on the T440p compared to "old" models?

TrackPoint feels identical to older models, but the lack of buttons is making my life a misery- There's a loud clunk each time I click which wasn't present with dedicated buttons. ... Over the past several years, I've purchased quite a few T540p laptops for colleagues in Africa, and found that most...
by baertracks
Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: TrackPoint on the T440p compared to "old" models?
Replies: 16
Views: 4786

Re: TrackPoint on the T440p compared to "old" models?

TrackPoint feels identical to older models, but the lack of buttons is making my life a misery- There's a loud clunk each time I click which wasn't present with dedicated buttons. ... Over the past several years, I've purchased quite a few T540p laptops for colleagues in Africa, and found that most...
by baertracks
Mon Apr 06, 2015 5:18 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Reading Extended Density (ED) 2.88MB floppy disks from a ThinkPad 750Cs
Replies: 4
Views: 4387

Re: Reading Extended Density (ED) 2.88MB floppy disks from a ThinkPad 750Cs

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_Extended_Density_Format Not sure if this is true (Wiki sources being what they are), but that article says you need to connect the drive directly to a compatible floppy disk controller, not via USB. Also not sure if there is a way to adapt the 50 pin interface. Here...
by baertracks
Mon Apr 06, 2015 4:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Reading Extended Density (ED) 2.88MB floppy disks from a ThinkPad 750Cs
Replies: 4
Views: 4387

Reading Extended Density (ED) 2.88MB floppy disks from a ThinkPad 750Cs

My ThinkPad 750Cs came with a floppy disk for reading Extended Density (ED) 2.88MB floppy disks. That laptop retired/died peacefully many years ago. Recently I came across a stash of ED floppy disks that may (or may not) have some interesting material stored on them. But how do I read them today? My...

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