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by Brad
Tue Feb 09, 2021 3:49 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: X1E Gen 1, no power
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Re: X1E Gen 1, no power

If your ThinkPad is still under warranty I would make the call. There is nothing more frustrating than random shutdowns and losing hard earned work.
by Brad
Tue Feb 02, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: ThinkPad P1/P40/P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: Thinkpad P51 & P71- motherboard upgrade?
Replies: 22
Views: 2305

Re: Thinkpad P51 & P71- motherboard upgrade?

Check your Hotmail email.
by Brad
Tue Feb 02, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: ThinkPad P1/P40/P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: Thinkpad P51 & P71- motherboard upgrade?
Replies: 22
Views: 2305

Re: Thinkpad P51 & P71- motherboard upgrade?

Can you boot from the USB drive you created?
by Brad
Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: intel 665p nvme drive?
Replies: 4
Views: 284

Re: intel 665p nvme drive?

If you haven't already try reseating the drive.

Brad
by Brad
Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: ThinkPad P1/P40/P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: Thinkpad P71- MXM graphics card upgrade?
Replies: 6
Views: 1415

Re: Thinkpad P71- MXM graphics card upgrade?

The P53/P73 has the GPU integrated to the board so it may be more difficult to replace. P73 Xeon E2276 RTX5000 https://download.lenovo.com/Images/Parts/5B20S72163/5B20S72163_A.jpg P71 Xeon E1535 no GPU [fits in vertical slot on far right) https://download.lenovo.com/Images/Parts/01AV390/01AV390_A.jp...
by Brad
Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: How to find screens specs of my W520?
Replies: 4
Views: 1913

Re: How to find screens specs of my W520?

The LCD part number is the 04W1544 which is what is called the FRU (field replacement unit).

I would only use the genuine Lenovo part and not a so called compatible part.
by Brad
Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: t460s - Enclosure Adapter after upgrade for Original Intel SSD
Replies: 8
Views: 2506

Re: t460s - Enclosure Adapter after upgrade for Original Intel SSD

You could try the new SSD in the enclosure.

If you haven't already I would have a working backup just in case.
by Brad
Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Expanding storage and RAM in P1 Thinkpad
Replies: 6
Views: 1494

Re: Expanding storage and RAM in P1 Thinkpad

Yes, that is what I am suggesting. You may get a surprise too when making the call (800.426.7378) or requesting service online (www.lenovo.com/mtsa). Within the last couple of weeks there have been what tech support is calling IT issues at their repair depot and they are offering an upgrade to onsit...
by Brad
Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Expanding storage and RAM in P1 Thinkpad
Replies: 6
Views: 1494

Re: Expanding storage and RAM in P1 Thinkpad

Remove ram and SSD prior to repair.

Brad
by Brad
Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB- Thinkpad P71 or P73
Replies: 1
Views: 408

Re: WTB- Thinkpad P70 or P71

PM sent
by Brad
Wed Nov 04, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: ThinkPad P1/P40/P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: Thinkpad P51 & P71- motherboard upgrade?
Replies: 22
Views: 2305

Re: Thinkpad P51 & P71- motherboard upgrade?

Sorry but I don't know the answer to both those questions.

Hopefully someone else here can share their experience.

Brad
by Brad
Wed Nov 04, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: Heavily modded t530 w/ dock and dongles
Replies: 4
Views: 519

Re: FS: Heavily modded t530 w/ dock and dongles

That 512Tb drive is awesome.

I would consider the purchase just for that.

Good luck!

Brad
by Brad
Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: ThinkPad P1/P40/P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: Thinkpad P51 & P71- motherboard upgrade?
Replies: 22
Views: 2305

Re: Thinkpad P51 & P71- motherboard upgrade?

I haven't pushed anything substantial with this new setup. Mainly only recovering the system to a new SSD and the many Lenovo and MS updates.

This P71 came with the 01AV344 but I installed a brand new 01AV344 for good measure. You probably don't want to have to replace it down the road.

Brad
by Brad
Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: ThinkPad P1/P40/P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: Thinkpad P51 & P71- motherboard upgrade?
Replies: 22
Views: 2305

Re: Thinkpad P51 & P71- motherboard upgrade?

The GPU is the FRU I referenced and its a separate PCB. The upgrade was a success. Like normal, with any ThinkPad new motherboard replacement, the model type and serial number have to be added. If they are not added there will be errors at startup. After that was complete I restored the system from ...
by Brad
Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: ThinkPad P1/P40/P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: Thinkpad P51 & P71- motherboard upgrade?
Replies: 22
Views: 2305

Re: Thinkpad P51 & P71- motherboard upgrade?

The GPU is on a card so just the GPU can be replaced without replacing the motherboard. I just replaced a P71 motherboard recently. This one had the GPU FRU 01AV353 nVidia Quadro P5000. There were only an additional handful of screws that need to be removed to replace the motherboard as opposed to j...
by Brad
Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: T480 how to see BIOS setup
Replies: 9
Views: 2018

Re: T480 how to see BIOS setup

Have you tried holding down the shift key and then shutting down? In W10 that will turn off the rapid start feature on next start and allow access to boot functions. I notice on ThinkPads running W10 that on shutdown the power light will flash just before turn off. Then on next startup no matter wha...
by Brad
Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: ThinkPad P1/P40/P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: P50 motherboard
Replies: 3
Views: 1718

Re: P50 motherboard

PM sent

Brad
by Brad
Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: For Sale: REDUCED 170 Watt Power Supply for T520 T530 W520 W530 etc.Pics
Replies: 5
Views: 1366

Re: For Sale: 170 Watt Power Supply for T520 T530 W520 W530 etc.

The 540 uses the slim tip adapter.

So, I guess, no?

Brad
by Brad
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T480 and 64GB ram (2x32GB SODIMMs)
Replies: 5
Views: 4886

Re: T480 and 64GB ram (2x32GB SODIMMs)

Back a generation to the T470s I use with one available slot and 4Gb on board is working with 36Gb with a 32Gb slotted. Remember the '90's when 1Mb was about $40? At that cost can anyone figure out how much 32Gb would be worth? Too many zeros for me.... Its like buying Amazon for $3 and change.... B...
by Brad
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: W530 Trackpad Issues
Replies: 3
Views: 2155

Re: W530 Trackpad Issues

Recently had a similar issue with a W530. Like RBS said I disabled the trackpad in the BIOS and only used the trackpoint. There was no longer an issue. When I replaced the keyboard though for an issue with one or two of the keys then re-enabled the trackpad in the BIOS just for the heck of it there ...
by Brad
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: X61 stripped mPCIe screws
Replies: 5
Views: 2594

Re: X61 stripped mPCIe screws

I worked with Edward (OP on linked topic) back in 2010 to remove the wifi card in his X61 using this. Back in 2010 I paid $19.99. More today but worth it for this issue.

The screws are soft aluminum with a very shallow head that is very easy to strip as you found out.

Worked nicely.

Brad
by Brad
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: Backlit vs non backlit keyboard, is there a tactile difference?
Replies: 14
Views: 7494

Re: Backlit vs non backlit keyboard, is there a tactile difference?

On a T430 holding the Fn button and tapping the space bar toggles backlight and then Thinklight.
by Brad
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: W540 Will Not Start
Replies: 12
Views: 9389

Re: W540 Will Not Start

Sorry to say it sounds like the motherboard has failed.

Brad
by Brad
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: X270 Reset error (platform reset not de-asserted)
Replies: 4
Views: 6134

Re: X270 Reset error (platform reset not de-asserted)

Welcome!

If this X270 still has warranty remaining if it was me I would call for service.

Brad
by Brad
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: W540 Will Not Start
Replies: 12
Views: 9389

Re: W540 Will Not Start

Sorry you are having trouble.

If you haven't already I would disconnect all USB connections then try again.

Brad
by Brad
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Win7--->Win10 evidently solved a bad problem with T60
Replies: 40
Views: 11456

Re: Win7--->Win10 evidently solved a bad problem with T60

Welcome to the forum!

This thread is nearly 2 years old.

Happy ThinkPadding...

Brad
by Brad
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: ThinkPad Forums Get Together!
Replies: 29
Views: 6266

Re: ThinkPad Forums Get Together!

Well in the northeast at least there are quite a few forum members.
I hope to be available should a date be set.

Brad

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