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by dmdsoftware
Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: ThinkPad "X61HK" 51nb X210 in a X60 Case
Replies: 11
Views: 1828

Re: FS: ThinkPad "X61HK" 51nb X210 in a X60 Case

I remember seeing a lot about this Frankenstein job when I last bought my X210. I was fascinated by the photos I saw on the 51nb site. Could never fully understand the story around the photos as it was all in chinese, but the "zipper" in the photos explained to me a lot about what was done. Never th...
by dmdsoftware
Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: For Sale: REDUCED 170 Watt Power Supply for T520 T530 W520 W530 etc.Pics
Replies: 5
Views: 1371

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

I'm in Missisauga and would agree to buy both and have them shipped. I have a W520 and I never got around to buying a second adapter and I always know one day that the adapter is going to kick-the-can. I want a second adapter and the third is good insurance incase one dies.
by dmdsoftware
Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: X201 Linux doesn't power off after shutdown
Replies: 4
Views: 2833

Re: X201 Linux doesn't power off after shutdown

Do you guys use Always On for USB power in the BIOS settings? Consider disabling that. It is one of the various things that can prevent a proper power down during shutdown. I typically will disable everything at the BIOS that I have no intentions of ever using just so that is one less thing to start...
by dmdsoftware
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: How to make trackpont work under linux
Replies: 7
Views: 5121

Re: How to make trackpont work under linux

There are new issues with trackpoint starting with kernel 4.19 -- hence someone mentioned about buster. My history: I'm an old-school linux and thinkpad user. Been using linux exclusively on all my thinkpads since 2012. I always use the trackpoint and disable or not use the trackpad whenever possibl...
by dmdsoftware
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X210s
Replies: 100
Views: 38986

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 on...
by dmdsoftware
Sun May 19, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X210s
Replies: 100
Views: 38986

Re: X210s

vladisslav2011 wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 9:18 pm
dmdsoftware wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 6:16 am
Which RAM module did you end up using? Got a link?
I've already posted my RAM testing results here:
viewtopic.php?p=833449#p833449
Both modules are working fine. I can even put both in and have 20Gb RAM and stable system.
thanks for the link
by dmdsoftware
Sat May 18, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X210s
Replies: 100
Views: 38986

Re: X210s

vladisslav2011 wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 6:03 am
LeoRig wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 9:52 pm
any help or hints would be very appreciated. Thanks.
I had similar issue with x210 from Jacky. Replacing bad RAM module had resolved this issue...
Which RAM module did you end up using? Got a link?
by dmdsoftware
Sat May 18, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: NVME on x210
Replies: 5
Views: 2837

Re: NVME on x210

Let us all know how you make out with the laptop.
by dmdsoftware
Sat May 11, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X210s
Replies: 100
Views: 38986

Re: X210s

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. The problem was occurring a lot. Every computing session on the laptop included at minimum 3 reboots due...
by dmdsoftware
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: x201 screen mod, can I put an x61 1400x1050 screen on it
Replies: 22
Views: 6503

Re: x201 screen mod, can I put an x61 1400x1050 screen on it

I got annoyed with the Core Solo and pulled out the X61T L7700 from storage. It has a broken hinge, but I'm hesitant to dismantle it as the pen digitizer is still working. I don't have a working battery for it, so it's locked down to just 1.2GHz due to the limiter built into the BIOS. The limiter i...
by dmdsoftware
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: x201 screen mod, can I put an x61 1400x1050 screen on it
Replies: 22
Views: 6503

Re: x201 screen mod, can I put an x61 1400x1050 screen on it

X200/X201 and X60/X61 LCD cables have the same connector at the motherboard. Are the pinouts identical? Have you posted somewhere about your X60F Core Solo U1300 ? I've described it in an old post, but have yet to post pictures. Then again, it's a butt-ugly laptop so I'm not too eager. :oops: It's ...
by dmdsoftware
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: x201 screen mod, can I put an x61 1400x1050 screen on it
Replies: 22
Views: 6503

Re: x201 screen mod, can I put an x61 1400x1050 screen on it

X200/X201 and X60/X61 LCD cables have the same connector at the motherboard. Nice, I'm also suspecting the keyboard connector is identical. If one were to have a spare X61 AFFS with a dead motherboard and a good X201 motherboard but dead screen.... the marriage of the two would create an ideal Thin...
by dmdsoftware
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: x201 screen mod, can I put an x61 1400x1050 screen on it
Replies: 22
Views: 6503

Re: x201 screen mod, can I put an x61 1400x1050 screen on it

axur-delmeria wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:47 am
dmdsoftware wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:28 am
Good eyeballs you guys have.
It helps that I have an X60 Frankenpad as a toy. :lol:
Have you posted somewhere about your X60F Core Solo U1300 ?
by dmdsoftware
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: x201 screen mod, can I put an x61 1400x1050 screen on it
Replies: 22
Views: 6503

Re: x201 screen mod, can I put an x61 1400x1050 screen on it

Incorrect. Compare this X61 4-cell battery with the underside of the Frankenpad . X61 batteries have the release slider on the machine while the X201 batteries have it on the battery. There's all the proof you need. Good eyeballs you guys have. I'm just looking at the photos I archived of the same ...
by dmdsoftware
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: x201 screen mod, can I put an x61 1400x1050 screen on it
Replies: 22
Views: 6503

Re: x201 screen mod, can I put an x61 1400x1050 screen on it

He did the same thing with a X210 board. I observe that the battery is an X61 battery. In other capture shots from the X210 board version, I saw the audio and usb plugs on he right side lined up, so it must be using the original daughterboard of the X61/X62. The power plug appears both on the left a...
by dmdsoftware
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: x201 screen mod, can I put an x61 1400x1050 screen on it
Replies: 22
Views: 6503

Re: x201 screen mod, can I put an x61 1400x1050 screen on it

axur-delmeria wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:15 am
dmdsoftware wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:03 pm
You can put the X201 board into the X61 case
Got a link to that? I have a X60 carcass (fried system board). :D
https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Think-Pad-X62-H ... SwSk9cdCqI
by dmdsoftware
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Heat and fan noise and coilwhining with x210 ?
Replies: 6
Views: 3500

Re: Heat and fan noise and coilwhining with x210 ?

tpfancontrol won't work. I don't rarely get the fan engaged with regular usage in Linux, especially compared to the X62 where the fan is nearly always on in the same workload. I've put the X210 in storage because I'm having random seg faults. I discussed this in another thread -- I ruled out RAM, SS...
by dmdsoftware
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X62 questions...
Replies: 13
Views: 5677

Re: X62 questions...

Wow they LITERALLY stitched an X61 and X201 body together, wow. :eek: The X63 is basically an X62 with an extra M.2 slot. It supports PCI but not the SATA lanes. They've also merged the sound card with the main board. https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=zh-CN&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fforum.51nb....
by dmdsoftware
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X62 questions...
Replies: 13
Views: 5677

Re: X62 questions...

I have no issues with my X62 i7. As far as I know, they only ever used engineering samples for the i7. Maybe something to do with cost. I know the same "engineering sample" i7 chip has been increasing in price between each production batch for the board released.
by dmdsoftware
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X210s
Replies: 100
Views: 38986

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: 100
Views: 38986

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: 7362

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: 100
Views: 38986

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: 13
Views: 5677

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: 13
Views: 5677

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: 100
Views: 38986

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: 13
Views: 5677

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: 13
Views: 5677

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...

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