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by baertracks
Fri Nov 05, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Problems installing M2 NVMe in T570 laptop
Replies: 10
Views: 625

Re: Problems installing M2 NVMe in T570 laptop

After installing a Crucial NVMe M2 1TB SSD, I booted from a flash drive to install Win10. However, the installation could not find a hard drive. I've tried several tweaks in BIOS without success. So, here's an update of what I've decided: I tried 3 different M2 NVMe SSDs and none of them could be fo...
by baertracks
Tue Nov 02, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Problems installing M2 NVMe in T570 laptop
Replies: 10
Views: 625

Re: Problems installing M2 NVMe in T570 laptop

axur-delmeria wrote:
Tue Nov 02, 2021 8:10 am
I was asking for pictures of the M.2 adapter assembly--the part the M.2 SSD plugs into--in order to see its Lenovo FRU # so it can be cross-checked with the T570's parts list.
Here it is Image

FRANK
by baertracks
Tue Nov 02, 2021 7:18 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Problems installing M2 NVMe in T570 laptop
Replies: 10
Views: 625

Re: Problems installing M2 NVMe in T570 laptop

I've gone through all of the tabs, including CONFIG and STARTUP and don't see any mention of NVMe (or any sort of disk). I've posted a closeup of the Crucial NVMe...https://baertracks.com/FRU.jpg so that the numbers are visible. Yesterday I checked Crucial's website and they listed this model ssd as...
by baertracks
Mon Nov 01, 2021 8:34 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Problems installing M2 NVMe in T570 laptop
Replies: 10
Views: 625

Re: Problems installing M2 NVMe in T570 laptop

Is the NVMe drive detected by the T570's BIOS? Is the BIOS set to UEFI mode? I'm not sure. Does this screenshot indicate that a NVMe is detected? https://baertracks.com/bios_1.jpg If not, where do I look? UEFI/Legacy Boot is set to UEFI Only Am I missing something? Thanks for your assistance. FRANK
by baertracks
Sun Oct 31, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Problems installing M2 NVMe in T570 laptop
Replies: 10
Views: 625

Re: Problems installing M2 NVMe in T570 laptop

I recently purchased a used T570 to refurbish for a colleague in Africa. It came without a hard drive, but with a hardware setup that led me to believe that I needed to install a M2 NVMe SSD (see picture). After installing a Crucial NVMe M2 1TB SSD, I booted from a flash drive to install Win10. How...
by baertracks
Sun Oct 31, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Problems installing M2 NVMe in T570 laptop
Replies: 10
Views: 625

Problems installing M2 NVMe in T570 laptop

I recently purchased a used T570 to refurbish for a colleague in Africa. It came without a hard drive, but with a hardware setup that led me to believe that I needed to install a M2 NVMe SSD (see picture). https://baertracks.com/T570.jpg After installing a Crucial NVMe M2 1TB SSD, I booted from a fl...
by baertracks
Tue Sep 28, 2021 8:20 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T480 charging port problems
Replies: 4
Views: 730

Re: T480 charging port problems

I've heard that type-C ports can be finicky and fail unreasonably fast. Can't you charge through the Thunderbolt port next to it, though? Or is it occupied by something else? What a great idea!! Yes, that seems to work just fine. Is there any downside to that approach. She doesn't use that port for...
by baertracks
Tue Sep 28, 2021 7:05 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T480 charging port problems
Replies: 4
Views: 730

T480 charging port problems

My wife has been using a T480 touchscreen ThinkPad for three years. She likes it very much. Recently, however, it has not been consistently charging the battery. And on one instance the battery "died" during a Zoom class while she was teaching English. I see that the charging port is touchy. If I in...
by baertracks
Fri Sep 24, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T450 - USB does not appear in F12 boot menu
Replies: 2
Views: 783

Re: T450 - USB does not appear in F12 boot menu

It seems that the problem is that two of the three USB ports on this eBay purchased laptop are faulty. And I was trying to boot from the USB port to install Win10 on a blank SSD. So, I put in an SSD that already had Win10 installed on it. I was then able to boot into Win10 and test each USB drive. T...
by baertracks
Thu Sep 23, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T450 - USB does not appear in F12 boot menu
Replies: 2
Views: 783

T450 - USB does not appear in F12 boot menu

I'm trying to install Windows 10 on a T450 laptop that I recently received. I'm using a USB drive for the installation. I've used this USB drive previously for this sort of installation so I know that it works. Usually the laptop boots automatically to USB or I click F12 to see and select USB from t...
by baertracks
Mon Jun 14, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T460s hard drive upgrade options
Replies: 1
Views: 2103

T460s hard drive upgrade options

I've purchased a T460s with a 250GB SSD M.2 SATA for a colleague in African. I would like to upgrade this laptop, if possible, to a larger hard drive. I know that I can replace the existing drive with a 500 GB SSD or a 1TB SSD M.2 SATA. However, before going that route I'm wondering if there might b...
by baertracks
Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: ThinkPad/Ideapad Tablets & Convertibles
Topic: Installing Windows 10 on a Ideapad Lynx K3011?
Replies: 3
Views: 4013

Re: Installing Windows 10 on a Ideapad Lynx K3011?

Thanks! These links actually helped me indirectly. I had already tried resetting my Microsoft account password (as prompted by the Lynx login screen). In reading on of those links, however, I realized that my installation was not made via Microsoft, but rather as an offline account. That prompted me...
by baertracks
Tue Jun 08, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: ThinkPad/Ideapad Tablets & Convertibles
Topic: Installing Windows 10 on a Ideapad Lynx K3011?
Replies: 3
Views: 4013

Installing Windows 10 on a Ideapad Lynx K3011?

I remember 10 years ago (or so) waiting impatiently for the Lenovo hybrid tablet to come onto the market. But when I final got my hands on the Lynx K3011 I was disappointed. It was nice and sleek, but I just didn't "bond" with it, like I've done with all my ThinkPads. So the Lynx K3011 has been sett...
by baertracks
Tue May 18, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Fcn Key (and speaker key) are locked
Replies: 0
Views: 1946

Fcn Key (and speaker key) are locked

I am in the process of refurbishing a used T450 ThinkPad. I found that the Fcn Key and the speaker key are locked (lights on). No combination of FCN + ESC will turn them off. Also, all of the top row of keys (the various fcn keys) are non-responsive. Now the microphone key (F4) is stuck on (lit up) ...
by baertracks
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Is Lenovo Depot functioning in April 2020?
Replies: 2
Views: 5065

Re: Is Lenovo Depot functioning in April 2020?

Interesting. Thanks for the response. That helps to explain the situation. I haven't had to use Lenovo depot service in quite a few years, so I didn't realize that their timeliness had decreased. And the online person who set up the repair assured me that my laptop would be serviced within 6 days. A...
by baertracks
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Is Lenovo Depot functioning in April 2020?
Replies: 2
Views: 5065

Is Lenovo Depot functioning in April 2020?

I had a speaker problem (and possible overheating issue) with my ThinkPad P52. Rather than have someone come to my house for premium repair (per my warranty), I opted to send the laptop in for Lenovo Depot repair. My previous experience has been very good with Lenovo depot repair, i.e. a turnaround ...
by baertracks
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: ThinkPad P1/P40/P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: P52 no sound from speakers but headphone jack works
Replies: 2
Views: 7719

Re: P52 no sound from speakers but headphone jack works

I talked with a Lenovo technician today. I played him the "crackling" once-a-second sound that is coming from my speakers. He said that he's never heard that particular sound before. He as also, of course, concerned when I mentioned a over-heating smell. He also indicated that since I was not hearin...
by baertracks
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: ThinkPad P1/P40/P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: P52 no sound from speakers but headphone jack works
Replies: 2
Views: 7719

Re: P52 no sound from speakers....

My previous problem with P52 speakers (as noted in the previous posting) eventually resolved itself, although I don't know for sure what fixed the issue. Since that posting the audio has been working fine. However, a couple of days ago, my speakers suddenly once again stopped working, but with a dif...
by baertracks
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: ThinkPad P1/P40/P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: P52 no sound from speakers but headphone jack works
Replies: 2
Views: 7719

P52 no sound from speakers but headphone jack works

I have a P52 (great laptop), but suddenly there is no sound from the internal speakers, although the headphone jack still works. It "feels" like I'm inadvertently turning off the internal speakers somehow, but I cannot figure out where/when/how that happened. I had the same problem several weeks ago...
by baertracks
Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T480 will not power on
Replies: 2
Views: 3321

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-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T480 will not power on
Replies: 2
Views: 3321

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/P40/P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: Can you install a msata 2242 ssd into a P52 WWAN slot?
Replies: 5
Views: 10541

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/P40/P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: Can you install a msata 2242 ssd into a P52 WWAN slot?
Replies: 5
Views: 10541

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/P40/P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: Problem installing a 2TB M.2 NVMe SSD - incorrect bytes recognized
Replies: 1
Views: 7779

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/P40/P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: Problem installing a 2TB M.2 NVMe SSD - incorrect bytes recognized
Replies: 1
Views: 7779

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/P40/P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: Will a 77++ battery fit a Lenovo P50
Replies: 0
Views: 1824

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-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: X230 and playing Fortnite?
Replies: 8
Views: 8390

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-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: X230 and playing Fortnite?
Replies: 8
Views: 8390

Re: X230 and playing Fortnite?

Good point. Thanks for the information.
by baertracks
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: X230 and playing Fortnite?
Replies: 8
Views: 8390

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-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: X230 and playing Fortnite?
Replies: 8
Views: 8390

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...

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