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by fatpolomanjr
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: X201 i5-540M + Ultrabase, WTB Raspberry/Purple Trackpoint Cap
Replies: 3
Views: 978

Re: FS: X201 i5-540M + Ultrabase

Thanks for the input, RBS. I forgot about that mod; I had no idea nitrocaster was the one who figured it out.

Also, 3-day bump taken 2 weeks later. ;p
by fatpolomanjr
Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: upgraded x61 display
Replies: 8
Views: 464

Re: WTB: upgraded x61 display

The trickiest part is cutting the plastic tab from which you pull out the ccfl lamp. It's really just two snips with a jewelry cutter then a peeling back of the plastic. Followed by a third snip.
by fatpolomanjr
Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:18 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Is it possible to replace the backlight lamp on a T61p?
Replies: 5
Views: 831

Re: Is it possible to replace the backlight lamp on a T61p?

wujstefan wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:35 pm
... or you can replace the whole LCD and put a SHARP display in there.

Then throw in an LED backlight!
by fatpolomanjr
Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Is it possible to replace the backlight lamp on a T61p?
Replies: 5
Views: 831

Re: Is it possible to replace the backlight lamp on a T61p?

Yep. Ask xiphmont for an LED backlight kit, and specify your display size and aspect ratio. Then follow his guide at: https://people.xiph.org/~xiphmont/thinkpad/led-backlight.shtml You can pm or email him. Although the guide is for X60/61 tablets and non-tablets, I recently did the mod on my 14.1" T...
by fatpolomanjr
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Anyone else ditching the Thinkpad?!
Replies: 35
Views: 1494

Re: Anyone else ditching the Thinkpad?!

I've kind of ditched Lenovo by going with T70 and X62, but not ThinkPad since only the motherboard and some display components are truly made by others. If either of those laptops were to die then I'd still look into a P51 and X1 Carbon before committing to a Surface Book or Macbook Pro 15". No othe...
by fatpolomanjr
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: X61T SXGA+ IPS Panel into 14" T60?
Replies: 23
Views: 1203

Re: X61T SXGA+ IPS Panel into 14" T60?

He's installing a T70 into a T60. Another option is getting an X62, but if you already have a T70 then that's a big cost to pay. The idea of fitting a small 12" display into a 14" shell is the most ludicrous thing I've ever heard. Not only is it not worth the trouble, but the outcome is so backwards...
by fatpolomanjr
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Thinkpad Fan control on T61p
Replies: 4
Views: 807

Re: Thinkpad Fan control on T61p

Should i use TPFancontrol on my T61p, even with fresh thermal paste and making sure the paste covers the entire GPU die it still goes up to 84C and its annoying, besides killing my fan is there any other risks I should look out for 84C under load? Are you sure the heat sink is making full contact w...
by fatpolomanjr
Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: 51nb 8th generation intel x201 motherboard
Replies: 15
Views: 2037

Re: 51nb 8th generation intel x201 motherboard

X62 is not that bad, but there is definitely a "play at your own risk" aspect to these projects. Thankfully the risk has payed off for me. I love mine. T70 has some keyboard and trackpoint issues that need to be ironed out.
by fatpolomanjr
Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X62 problems, quirks, and fixes
Replies: 157
Views: 18966

Re: X62 problems, quirks, and fixes

There was a "utility" posted on 51nb some time ago to monitor temperatures and set the fan speed in Windows. Works with BIOS 0704, possibly with others. https://forum.51nb.com/forum.php?mod=attachment&aid=MjI3ODAzNHwzYjcyMmUxMnwxNTA2NDU1NTQyfDE4MjEwMDh8MTY4OTMzNg%3D%3D I used the utility linked abo...
by fatpolomanjr
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X60 tablet screen upgrade to SXGA+
Replies: 7
Views: 1124

Re: X60 tablet screen upgrade to SXGA+

Even if you only find the display without the entire assembly, such as here: https://goo.gl/KbBDWF the installation is easier than what you see in the blog. You would remove the lcd assembly, remove the bezel, remove the display, place the new display in, and put everything back. No removing and cut...
by fatpolomanjr
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: Interview with David Hill
Replies: 28
Views: 1716

Re: Interview with David Hill

w0qj wrote:
Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:52 am
TP25 is selling reasonably well, sold out in a number of English countries:
I hope Lenovo finally gets the effing hint...
by fatpolomanjr
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X60 tablet screen upgrade to SXGA+
Replies: 7
Views: 1124

Re: X60 tablet screen upgrade to SXGA+

You don't need to follow the guide in that blog you linked. That is for installing an X60 Tablet display into an X60 non-tablet machine. Which is a very cumbersome mod. Upgrading your X60 tablet display to SXGA+ is way easier.
by fatpolomanjr
Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X61/X62 speaker mod possibilities
Replies: 12
Views: 863

Re: X61/X62 speaker mod possibilities

Is the X6* Tablet dock speaker also a drop in replacement?
by fatpolomanjr
Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 196616

Re: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!

Probably the #2 feature was to add a better display for programming and editing paper (16:10) but imho what we really wanted was a 3:2 display; you can buy a MacBook Pro if you want a 16:10 display. So it's not like you have no options if 16:10 is your thing. You could also buy a Surface Laptop, Su...
by fatpolomanjr
Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 196616

Re: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP! (*LARGE PICS*)

Yeah, sincerely, thank you lead_org. I wish things could have turned out better but at least we got somewhere with all of this.
by fatpolomanjr
Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X62 problems, quirks, and fixes
Replies: 157
Views: 18966

Re: X62 problems, quirks, and fixes

Nice! I'll definitely check it out. I gave up on the 0107 EC so I'm currently using the 1012 2nd Batch BIOS with 0708 EC; that one was optimized for the 1st batch. It makes the fan really quiet (read: inactive), so my X62 idles around 53 deg C, and only turns on when the temps get ridiculously high....
by fatpolomanjr
Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 196616

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

It's almost like they didn't want it to succeed.
by fatpolomanjr
Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X62 problems, quirks, and fixes
Replies: 157
Views: 18966

Re: X62 problems, quirks, and fixes

I have a 2nd batch X62 with bios 1012 and embedded controller (ec) 0106. The ec is really meant for the 3rd batch and later, but I've found it works perfectly for the 2nd batch aside from one issue: at lower temps (35-37 deg C) instead of turning off the fan goes full blast. All I have to do is stre...
by fatpolomanjr
Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X62: SATA interface unresponsive, rest of the machine works fine
Replies: 5
Views: 577

Re: X62: SATA interface unresponsive, rest of the machine works fine

I know there was an issue with flashing the 1210 BIOS (meant for 3rd batch) onto the first batch X62: https://forum.51nb.com/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=1791568&extra=page%3D8 "2.5-inch disk solid state does not recognize the situation" But I haven't heard about SATA drives not being recognized wit...
by fatpolomanjr
Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: T70 with Quad Core i7 mobo for T6x is coming!!
Replies: 101
Views: 14033

Re: T70 with Quad Core i7 mobo for T6x is coming!!

I've been having the worst time with the Trackpoint and Touchpad drivers on my T70. I've manually installed the ones linked in this thread and the newer ones on the 51nb forums, but nothing seems to work in Windows 10. Both trackpoint and touchpad are totally dead, and now my keyboard doesn't work a...
by fatpolomanjr
Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 196616

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

Keyboard is nice, but never should have been changed in the first place.

Display is a massive disappointment, not just the aspect ratio but the bezel too. Unless the 51nb guys develop a display mod, it's a deal breaker for me. I can't be a White Knight for Lenovo on this one.
by fatpolomanjr
Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X62 problems, quirks, and fixes
Replies: 157
Views: 18966

Re: X62 problems, quirks, and fixes

Has anyone updated to the Windows 10 Creator Update? I can't get my ultranav drivers installed anymore. Every time I run DPInst.exe it says the drivers are installed but nothing shows up in Device Manager, so I'm unable to install the X220 ultranav drivers manually. e: Figured it out. I just followe...
by fatpolomanjr
Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Are series xx40 and newer really that bad?
Replies: 11
Views: 785

Re: Are series xx40 and newer really that bad?

x450 and later are ok. The aspect ratio and keyboard can use some work, but screen resolution is decent. Some newer designs even have xps 13-style thin bezel displays. I would buy newer thinkpads if they were at least 16:10 and 7-row keyboard. I could live with the current 6-row since I began seriou...
by fatpolomanjr
Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Is a 14" T60 LED mod possible?
Replies: 6
Views: 1330

Re: Is a 14" T60 LED mod possible?

Has monty developed a kit for 14" displays? I'd happily try one out.
by fatpolomanjr
Sun Jul 30, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Reasons why the 14" screen got terrible options.
Replies: 68
Views: 4061

Re: Reasons why the 14" screen got terrible options.

Was there an X60 with SXGA+ IPS display? Or just the tablet version? The reason there is because tablet displays have special quality needs compared to regular laptops. Even the XGA found on X60 tablets are better than the non-tablet X60.
by fatpolomanjr
Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: thinkpad T70 - weird resume from suspend issue
Replies: 5
Views: 679

Re: thinkpad T70 - weird resume from suspend issue

Linux has always had weird suspend / sleep issues with closing the lid, especially with newer Linux kernels, and especially on newer hardware (cpu, chipset). What you're describing could probably be replicated by any 7th gen Intel processors in Ubuntu.
by fatpolomanjr
Thu May 25, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 196616

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

If they end up releasing a 16:9 Retro Thinkpad, let's just say I'll be glad I spent the extra money on the 51nb projects.
by fatpolomanjr
Mon May 15, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X62 problems, quirks, and fixes
Replies: 157
Views: 18966

Re: X62 problems, quirks, and fixes

I hope you have a way to hard flash your motherboard in the worst case scenario. Even if you tweak the fan behavior through the BIOS, there will never be a way to control the fan through any kind of OS, due to lack of sensors, correct? I know that there is a relatively easy method to flash a custom ...
by fatpolomanjr
Wed May 10, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: Forum Announcements
Topic: NEW LOOK TO THE OLD FORUM..
Replies: 71
Views: 4952

Re: NEW LOOK TO THE OLD FORUM..

Any chance we'd be able to get "Go Down" and "Go Up" links at the top and bottom of threads, that act as "End" and "Home" when clicked? I've found it incredibly useful for traditional forums on touch displays and mobile, as well as on my desktop when I don't want to physically type "End" or "Home". ...

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