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by dmdsoftware
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X210s
Replies: 84
Views: 13149

Re: X210s

It is actually working faster because it isn't dealing with segfaults and other i/o errors. At least disabling hyperthreading is not the same as disabling real cores, and since this system has double the number of cores then the X62, the performance has been great. How are you getting the CPU temper...
by dmdsoftware
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X210s
Replies: 84
Views: 13149

Re: X210s

This is really strange since i have already compiled for ~10h on it and never encountered any problems. Maybe the microcode fix was applied to your board already? Mine is part of the third batch (delivered from the factory in Dec 2018) and perhaps they forgot to apply the patch to the third batch. ...
by dmdsoftware
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: 51nb / lcdfans waiting times
Replies: 10
Views: 2203

Re: 51nb / lcdfans waiting times

Jacky sells on ebay, so if you don't want to wait, buy there with Paypal. Typically shipping time is 1-2 weeks and you have Paypal protection.
by dmdsoftware
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X210s
Replies: 84
Views: 13149

Re: X210s

Ok, seems after encountering some threads of other users running into random segmentation faults when compiling code for long periods of time, I came across a known defect with Hyperthreading on Kaby Lake processors. Doing some testing, by disabling the HT in the BIOS, I was able to eliminate the se...
by dmdsoftware
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X62 questions...
Replies: 9
Views: 850

Re: X62 questions...

Nothing I can find in english anywhere but here are some screenshots: https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Think-Pad-X62HK ... SwAopcD8pb
by dmdsoftware
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X62 questions...
Replies: 9
Views: 850

Re: X62 questions...

How much is a bare X62 board (with heatsink) these days? Recently got a dead X60 from a cousin, its system board had some burnt components between the top of the WLAN slot and the HDD bay. :o The X62 board, bare or not, is 90% of the cost of a full X62 machine. At this point, most boards in circula...
by dmdsoftware
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X210s
Replies: 84
Views: 13149

Re: X210s

Did a bunch of testing using memtestx86+. After a bunch of passes, 0 errors on both modules. I've now managed to upgrade to the latest possible in debian (debian 9.7 with kernel 4.19). With both modules installed, I rarely can even get into a logged in state without the system crashing. If I run onl...
by dmdsoftware
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X62 questions...
Replies: 9
Views: 850

Re: X62 questions...

How much is a bare X62 board (with heatsink) these days? Recently got a dead X60 from a cousin, its system board had some burnt components between the top of the WLAN slot and the HDD bay. :o Probably more then you should spend. You can contact Jacky through ebay -- seems to be the only way to get ...
by dmdsoftware
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X62 questions...
Replies: 9
Views: 850

Re: X62 questions...

They are still floating around. There is supposed to be another update version coming this year (perhaps a x63). Also, I saw a weird hack where someone put a X210 board into a X61. They had to cut out the lefft side and replace that part with a bezel from a x201, but other then that, it i a X61 with...
by dmdsoftware
Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X210s
Replies: 84
Views: 13149

Re: X210s

If anyone is using their system without these issues, which RAM are you using, and what BIOS settings did you tweak. I know you must have tweaked something since I know for sure the default BIOS setting is to treat all SATA devices as Hard Drives rather than SSD. Also, what distribution and kernel ...
by dmdsoftware
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X210s
Replies: 84
Views: 13149

Re: X210s

Anyone have success with one of the these boards in Linux as a daily driver? I use Linux on all my systems. I also use BTRFS which has checksum checks -- if you are not aware, if you run into corruption of the filesystem, you'd realize it sooner rather than later, because you'd get checksum reports ...
by dmdsoftware
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X210s
Replies: 84
Views: 13149

Re: X210s

Some news from Jacky: The 2560x1700 screen modification (discussed on irc) is not possible for the x210, because 1:X210 motherboard cannot support this voltage. 2: The size of the need to cut off too many circuits and indicators, we can not fully modified him. And they are making a second batch of ...
by dmdsoftware
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X210 fan and battery communications
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Re: X210 fan and battery communications

Which kernel and distro are you using? I'm still using debian jessie with kernel 4.8 (need to upgrade badly). I'm getting battery read outs just fine. When I installed kernel 4.9, I was getting ACPI read error on bootup.
by dmdsoftware
Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X62 problems, quirks, and fixes
Replies: 171
Views: 30540

Re: X62 problems, quirks, and fixes

I guess you only have the one display right? If you have the original XGA screen and XGA cable around, that would help to definitely conclude the motherboard has gone wacky. The first X62 system I modded the backlight giving me issues. Randomly failing. Sometimes just idly sitting there it would cut...
by dmdsoftware
Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X62 problems, quirks, and fixes
Replies: 171
Views: 30540

Re: X62 problems, quirks, and fixes

When you say "driver" do you mean software driver or the "lcd controller board". I've repaired a lot of Thinkpads in my time, and everything you describe points to the screen's controller board -- the backlight, the system LED lights. And you mentioned you did the LED mod, so either the controller b...
by dmdsoftware
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: X62 [USA]
Replies: 3
Views: 847

Re: WTB: X62 [USA]

It is sad thing to hear. It is a great idea of a product. The X62 is my daily driver for the past few years now and I hope to get many more years out of it.
by dmdsoftware
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X62 problems, quirks, and fixes
Replies: 171
Views: 30540

Re: X62 problems, quirks, and fixes

I had some issue similar where sometime the machine would power off or on when ran off battery (no AC connected) -- this was on my tablet X62. In particular I had noticed the power off would happen quiet frequently when the screen was moved. I had narrowed down the problem with the metal plate betwe...
by dmdsoftware
Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X62 problems, quirks, and fixes
Replies: 171
Views: 30540

Re: X62 problems, quirks, and fixes

Here is also a pro tp. Since you wont' be needing the X60/1 media slice dock anymore, you can open it up and use the stereo speakers in it (4 pin, 2 speakers). Cool! Is that a drop in or are there modifications to be made? Drop in but you might want to attach some adhesive on the speakers to hold t...
by dmdsoftware
Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X62 problems, quirks, and fixes
Replies: 171
Views: 30540

Re: X62 problems, quirks, and fixes

Here is also a pro tp.

Since you wont' be needing the X60/1 media slice dock anymore, you can open it up and use the stereo speakers in it (4 pin, 2 speakers).
by dmdsoftware
Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: How many of you have already got the X62? And any new interest?
Replies: 48
Views: 10005

Re: How many of you have already got the X62? And any new interest?

Nope. The X60 has a tinted window for IR => stays there non-functional in the X62 mod. The X61 has no IR. Both however have Firewire which is ommitted in the X62 and leaves an opening. Ah, yes, correct you are. Forgot about the firewire, and I was looking down at my X61t-> X62 at the time of the po...
by dmdsoftware
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: How many of you have already got the X62? And any new interest?
Replies: 48
Views: 10005

Re: How many of you have already got the X62? And any new interest?

I'll also followup about posting some X61t information for those who find this thread and wonder about the tablet conversion.... I've done one mod involving a X61t -> X62 (I had a great condition / like-new X61t and two tablet batteries -- only made sense). There is a user in Germany who posted inst...
by dmdsoftware
Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: How many of you have already got the X62? And any new interest?
Replies: 48
Views: 10005

Re: How many of you have already got the X62? And any new interest?

I've got my hands on a 3rd batch x62 board, with an x61 (not x61s) fan. It came with a palmrest (top case cover), not sure why that needs to be replaced. But there's no documentation. If anyone knows where there's any specific installation doc (other than the standard x61 maintenance manual), a lin...
by dmdsoftware
Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: How many of you have already got the X62? And any new interest?
Replies: 48
Views: 10005

Re: How many of you have already got the X62? And any new interest?

Received my 4th batch unit and the previous issues seemed pretty much resolved.
by dmdsoftware
Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Possible 4th batch of x62's
Replies: 11
Views: 3759

Re: Possible 4th batch of x62's

I have access to two boards from a 4th batch. Haven't tried the audio yet, but first thing I noticed about the boards is that the CMOS connector is now in a much better spot (near the connector for the daugherboard so it can rest in the gap between the two boards instead of trying to squeeze it in t...
by dmdsoftware
Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Giving some love to my X61
Replies: 47
Views: 8777

Re: Giving some love to my X61

I ordered a chassis with the SXGA+ screen that Jacky uses for his X62. It just arrived last night and I turned machine yet (need to transplant stuff into it first). I wonder where he is getting his panels from. The case is brand new and still has the magnism shine. I own a X62s that I built myself f...
by dmdsoftware
Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: How many of you have already got the X62? And any new interest?
Replies: 48
Views: 10005

Re: How many of you have already got the X62? And any new interest?

jaspen-meyer wrote:
RMSMajestic wrote:
The original XGA screen and HV121P01(-100/-101)
So, if I have a basic x61 with a LTN121XJ-L07 screen, this motherboard is a drop in replacement??
Yes, it does work.
by dmdsoftware
Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X62 problems, quirks, and fixes
Replies: 171
Views: 30540

Re: X62 problems, quirks, and fixes

With the spare internal USB port, you can probably fit one of those WWAN-Adapter things next to the sound board and have both. Seems to lack a 2nd true mPCIe lane though, which is sad. R I wish more motherboards had internal USB. On a particular ultrabook, I ripped out the keyboard and replaced it ...
by dmdsoftware
Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X62 problems, quirks, and fixes
Replies: 171
Views: 30540

Re: X62 problems, quirks, and fixes

unless there is some trick / mod to get the card to work. My T420/W520 can accept either a msata or WWAN in the second slot. I didn't deep-dive into the Bios when I tested and failed to get it working. There may be some kind of toggle. I see. Thanks for sharing this. My W520/X220 is also working fi...
by dmdsoftware
Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X62 problems, quirks, and fixes
Replies: 171
Views: 30540

Re: X62 problems, quirks, and fixes

it seems the upper slot is for msata only. I couldn't get any WWAN or WLAN to work from it. Thanks for your reply! Dammit! What a huge disappointment! I really thought that I can have them both.. Looks like there is no X62 for me anymore. unless there is some trick / mod to get the card to work. My...
by dmdsoftware
Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X62 problems, quirks, and fixes
Replies: 171
Views: 30540

Re: X62 problems, quirks, and fixes

Hi folks! I'm asking for assistance. I'm trying to install a WLAN and a WWAN card into X62. So the idea is to have them both. However the WLAN card is not working in the upper slot and the WWAN card is also not working in that slot. They are working in the bottom slot though... So.. Any idea? it se...

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