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by erik
Sat Oct 15, 2016 11:36 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: W700 Looking for an Inverter
Replies: 4
Views: 1174

Re: W700 Looking for an Inverter

A quick note that my W700 (not a ds model) does not match this information. It has the FRU 42W8030 with the 1920x200 MaxBright display with two CCFLs. Sorry! 42W8030 likely works with both but the 45N4460 was the original inverter spec'd for the X1 display per Lenovo's documents linked above. I'm s...
by erik
Fri Aug 12, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Browsing eBay, stumbled across an IBM tablet with OS/2 7592-PF1
Replies: 5
Views: 1213

Re: Browsing eBay, stumbled across an IBM tablet with OS/2 7592-PF1

ISBU = Industrial Solutions Business Unit and defined the business unit (BU) team responsible for industrial/POS products.

These were self-contained touchscreen PCs used in kiosks in the early/mid '90s.
by erik
Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Do you know of desktop monitors that permit 2560x1440 (QHD) via VGA?
Replies: 6
Views: 1785

Re: Do you know of desktop monitors that permit 2560x1440 (QHD) via VGA?

What device are you using to output the VGA signal? You should be able to drive most 2560x1440 displays over VGA by lowering the output refresh rate to 30 or 40Hz.
by erik
Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: HOWTO: Remove built-in Adobe Flash from Windows 10
Replies: 3
Views: 2071

Re: HOWTO: Remove built-in Adobe Flash from Windows 10

Flash updates error out during Windows Update. KB3174060 from yesterday was unable to install because Flash has been removed from my system.

The downside is that the update needs to be manually removed from the queue or it keeps trying to install when WU runs.
by erik
Sat Jul 09, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 220590

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

All 91 15.4" 1680x1050 panels listed on Panelook are TN.

http://www.panelook.com/sizmodlist.php? ... s=16801050

The only IPS variants listed in 15.4" are 16:9 at 2560x1440.
by erik
Sat Jul 09, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Ultrabay Slim HD Drive Adapter FRU 62P4553
Replies: 3
Views: 2199

Re: Ultrabay Slim HD Drive Adapter FRU 62P4553

There are newer (non-IBM/Lenovo) caddies for SATA, such as this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/321906095854 with AFAIK only a straight bezel. Lenovo made an eIDE to SATA adapter under P/N 26R9247 / FRU 26R9246. I have an original sitting on my desk collecting dust. It was intended for the 60-series but c...
by erik
Sat Jul 09, 2016 10:11 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: a BIOS BUG discovered..?!
Replies: 13
Views: 2358

Re: a BIOS BUG discovered..?!

It's standard practice not to name sources when they don't come forth to the vendor first. It's a way to mitigate those seeking fame rather than doing this to truly help the industry. It's certainly possible to write an executable that writes this exploit to memory, reboots a system and attempts to ...
by erik
Sat Jul 09, 2016 6:12 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: a BIOS BUG discovered..?!
Replies: 13
Views: 2358

Re: a BIOS BUG discovered..?!

Speaking of UEFI complexity, the author of the exploit admits himself that one is more likely to be hit by lightening than affected by this issue. http://blog.cr4.sh/2016/06/exploring-and-exploiting-lenovo.html Not mentioned in the public media is the fact that someone would have to have physical ac...
by erik
Thu Jul 07, 2016 10:14 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: a BIOS BUG discovered..?!
Replies: 13
Views: 2358

Re: a BIOS BUG discovered..?!

Kilkenny wrote:The BIOS is way, way too complex these days.
That's because it's UEFI now, not BIOS. True BIOS is still simple... or basic, more accurately. :)
by erik
Sat Jun 25, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: HOWTO: Remove built-in Adobe Flash from Windows 10
Replies: 3
Views: 2071

Re: HOWTO: Remove built-in Adobe Flash from Windows 10

Not sure. With Enterprise N LTSB there is no Edge, only standard IE. IE has been uninstalled on nearly all systems I manage, my own personal systems included. But, Flash still gets installed with the OS and constantly updated for security issues. I've not yet seen it get reinstalled but I'll keep an...
by erik
Sat Jun 25, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: HOWTO: Remove built-in Adobe Flash from Windows 10
Replies: 3
Views: 2071

HOWTO: Remove built-in Adobe Flash from Windows 10

In my quest to meet specific HIPAA/SOX/PCI/security requirements on various Win 10 deployments, I wrote the following batch script to remove the built-in Flash installation. The standard Adobe Uninstall Flash Player app doesn't remove the built-in version. See note below. Create a batch file and pas...
by erik
Wed Jun 22, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Time to ditch Google? New results are utter CRAP.
Replies: 20
Views: 3324

Re: Time to ditch Google? New results are utter CRAP.

rkawakami wrote:Funny, I used to use Archie, Veronica, Gopher and Lynx.
Ahh... Lynx and PINE. Life was simple back then. :D
by erik
Sat Jun 11, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: SOLD: 512GB Samsung 850 Pro 2.5" SSD
Replies: 0
Views: 881

SOLD: 512GB Samsung 850 Pro 2.5" SSD

Up for grabs is a 512GB Samsung 850 Pro 2.5" SSD. Condition is like new. It's only a couple weeks old and has been used very little. Includes original packaging. Selling only because this drive is now a spare and no longer needed. Samsung's warranty on this drive is 10 years or 300TBW starting from ...
by erik
Fri Jun 03, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: W10: Lenovo begs users to uninstall Accelerator! It's riddled with Security holes
Replies: 6
Views: 1542

Re: W10: Lenovo begs users to uninstall Accelerator! It's riddled with Security holes

Just in case no one read the article: Lenovo ThinkPad and ThinkStation devices are not affected by this security issue. Translation: It's not bundled on Think systems, only standard Lenovo systems. If you haven't installed it manually then there's nothing to worry about here. Here is a full list of ...
by erik
Wed Jun 01, 2016 12:21 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Is Windows 7 the Last True Windows?
Replies: 77
Views: 10552

Re: Is Windows 7 the Last True Windows?

wisdomkeeper wrote:I see.. That's why I am really seriously considering to use Linux. :lol:
Good luck with that. If it's because of privacy reasons then pay close attention to the distribution you run. Nothing free is private.

https://fixubuntu.com/
by erik
Mon May 30, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Is Windows 7 the Last True Windows?
Replies: 77
Views: 10552

Re: Is Windows 7 the Last True Windows?

Will Windows 10 still try to install on my Windows 7 Professional machine if I have Windows updates completely shut off? No. Everything is a KB package and can be controlled as such. This thread on the Tech Report forum might be of interest to you: http://techreport.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1...
by erik
Sun May 29, 2016 10:03 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: What's the benefit of Windows 10 vs 8.1, not of a fan of telemetry
Replies: 10
Views: 3080

Re: What's the benefit of Windows 10 vs 8.1, not of a fan of telemetry

It sounds like anyone can upgrade to Enterprise using a KMS key. I've not tried this myself to know if it works long-term. http://www.howtogeek.com/250503/how-to-upgrade-to-windows-10-enterprise-without-reinstalling-windows/ My point remains that Microsoft has summarized and continues to summarize w...
by erik
Sun May 29, 2016 8:38 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: What's the benefit of Windows 10 vs 8.1, not of a fan of telemetry
Replies: 10
Views: 3080

Re: What's the benefit of Windows 10 vs 8.1, not of a fan of telemetry

To add to Puppy's point, Microsoft even tells you what they're doing and how/where to control it: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/itpro/windows/manage/manage-connections-from-windows-operating-system-components-to-microsoft-services Any power user can automate most of this via Registry and Group...
by erik
Sun May 29, 2016 7:09 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: What's the benefit of Windows 10 vs 8.1, not of a fan of telemetry
Replies: 10
Views: 3080

Re: What's the benefit of Windows 10 vs 8.1, not of a fan of telemetry

coolcat37 wrote:Similar telemetry exists in XP ? That is a new one. I can't say I've ever heard that one before.
It started in XP and has grown. Similar doesn't mean equal. Don't conflate the two terms.
by erik
Fri May 27, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: What's the benefit of Windows 10 vs 8.1, not of a fan of telemetry
Replies: 10
Views: 3080

Re: What's the benefit of Windows 10 vs 8.1, not of a fan of telemetry

I'd like to avoid Cortana, the MS store, telemetry etc. I hate doing installs so I don't want to go to 8.1 and then 10 or vice versa. There are tons of tweaks out there to kill all of that stuff in 10. It's a hassle but worth the time if you like the interface. Besides, if you don't think similar t...
by erik
Sun May 22, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB - T420 ODD eject spring - 04W1602.
Replies: 8
Views: 1227

Re: WTB - T420 ODD eject spring - 04W1602.

No worries. Let us know how things turn out. The labels I purchased were blatant knockoffs but the rails might be decent. It's too soon to be concerned.
by erik
Fri May 20, 2016 9:28 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB - T420 ODD eject spring - 04W1602.
Replies: 8
Views: 1227

Re: WTB - T420 ODD eject spring - 04W1602.

I purchased vintage IBM ThinkPad labels from that seller and they turned out to be counterfeit. I reported them to eBay and they wouldn't do anything about it. Hopefully you have better luck. Those rails used to be around $20 each plus $13.50 for shipping, then tax on top of everything. That's rough...
by erik
Thu May 19, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB - T420 ODD eject spring - 04W1602.
Replies: 8
Views: 1227

Re: WTB - Various Spare Parts

VanZan wrote:X220 Solid State Drive spacers - 04W1717.
X220 Screw kit - 04W1419.
I have both of these available. PM sent.
by erik
Thu May 19, 2016 9:02 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: SOLD: Fan/heatsink assy for X230/X220 notebook/tablet
Replies: 0
Views: 995

SOLD: Fan/heatsink assy for X230/X220 notebook/tablet

Up for grabs is a used but like-new X230 04W6923 Fan/heatsink assembly for the X230 and X220 notebook and tablet models with standard voltage CPUs. This is the dual heatpipe version with improved cooling over the older FRU and a low-acoustics fan blade design. The fan is an AVC and the entire assemb...
by erik
Thu May 19, 2016 8:49 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: LF: 'Lenovo' sticker for t420s
Replies: 4
Views: 969

Re: LF: 'Lenovo' sticker for t420s

If you need the 41x7mm size then I have a spare in both black chrome and standard black. Both are genuine labels from LCD cover replacements.
by erik
Tue May 17, 2016 6:49 pm
Forum: IBM or Lenovo Desktops/Workstations/ThinkStations only
Topic: Thinkstation D30 modded BIOS with NVMe boot support
Replies: 3
Views: 10563

Re: Thinkstation D30 NVMe modded BIOS

NVMe is already (unofficially) supported in the 435x D30 as a storage drive. Or, does this mod add boot support?
by erik
Mon May 16, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: SOLD: X220 IPS / Ultrabase / Batteries
Replies: 0
Views: 843

SOLD: X220 IPS / Ultrabase / Batteries

Selling my X220 to make room for other purchases. Condition is mint, save for a mild scratch on the top lid. I'm the original owner and all of it was purchased new here in the US. Everything listed is genuine Lenovo parts except the Samsung memory. This system has the most powerful ULV CPU available...
by erik
Fri Apr 22, 2016 11:36 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: SOLD: Genuine Lenovo 90W AC adapter - Round plug
Replies: 0
Views: 599

SOLD: Genuine Lenovo 90W AC adapter - Round plug

Genuine Lenovo 90W / 20V AC adapter with large, round plug found on 2007~2011 era systems. Mint condition and never left the house. No marks, scratches, dings, dents, or whiny noises. Just a solid adapter that looks brand new. Part number 42T4434 / FRU 42T4435. Manufactured by Delta (and arguably th...
by erik
Sat Apr 16, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FOUND: X220 palm rest with mSATA, with or without FPR
Replies: 5
Views: 1148

Re: WTB: X220 palm rest with mSATA, with or without FPR

But some palmrests have aluminum shielding inside and others have not, could it be that? Doubt it. I just replaced my father's X220 palmrest and both the old and new have aluminum shielding just like that. FRU number on the new one is 04X3779 and manufactured 09/2014. Not sure of the old FRU but I ...
by erik
Fri Apr 15, 2016 9:33 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FOUND: X220 palm rest with mSATA, with or without FPR
Replies: 5
Views: 1148

Re: WTB: X220 palm rest with mSATA, with or without FPR

What's special about the mSATA version? I have mSATA SSDs in three X220s and all are the "non" mSATA palmrests. The drives fit fine. :??:

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