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by Olivier
Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:32 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: SSD Plextor M5 Extreme getting hot Never recommend SSD
Replies: 11
Views: 2229

Re: SSD Plextor M5 Extreme getting hot Never recommend SSD

the one I had was 256. Got a reply from scan telling the temperature range is between 0 to 70 degrees... then plextor extreme can go up to 70 degrees, in a laptop... Dear me... It was defenitly hot and not "warm". The rubbers on the side of the HDD caddy were even smelling hot, when you start to hea...
by Olivier
Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:10 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: SSD Plextor M5 Extreme getting hot Never recommend SSD
Replies: 11
Views: 2229

Re: SSD Plextor M5 Extreme getting hot Never recommend SSD

But its not a trash I got... Its Plextor M5 pro Extreme, read the reviews, load of good one... Its one of the top one. I was going to get an hybrid SSD/ HHD, but strangely, once again I read the same about it in 1 review... Fan kicking in all the time and hard drive getting hotter... I think it was ...
by Olivier
Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:23 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: SSD Plextor M5 Extreme getting hot Never recommend SSD
Replies: 11
Views: 2229

Re: SSD Plextor M5 Extreme getting hot Never recommend SSD

I had it on the bay as I wanted to format it but I can't... trying to delete as much as I could then bit by bit... and its was getting hot there too... Not happy with plextor reply at all. Its not that they don't over heat, its me who put it in a wrong place... Dear me... I do give up on the SSD, no...
by Olivier
Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:40 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: SSD Plextor M5 Extreme getting hot Never recommend SSD
Replies: 11
Views: 2229

Re: SSD Plextor M5 Extreme getting hot Never recommend SSD

The SSD is going back. Called prextor who told me "its maybe where its mounted"... Telling me I should mount it near the fan, or somewhere where there is some cooling... In a Laptop!!! Dear me... Just typing this and the laptop has been on for an hour I can already feel the heat... Back to regular d...
by Olivier
Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:31 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: SSD Plextor M5 Extreme getting hot Never recommend SSD
Replies: 11
Views: 2229

Re: SSD Plextor M5 Extreme getting hot Never recommend SSD

Thank you for the reply.
Its hot indeed, not warm... And this only browsing the internet... Not really loading it with anything special...
I call Prextor later to see what they have to say about it...

Cheers.
Olivier
by Olivier
Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:07 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: SSD Plextor M5 Extreme getting hot Never recommend SSD
Replies: 11
Views: 2229

SSD Plextor M5 Extreme getting hot Never recommend SSD

Hi all, Got this Plextor pro extreme as long waranty, great reviews etc... Something that will last me ages. But its hot... Where the palm rest its actually hotter then the regular HDD sata drive? I am running linux 64, 4gig ram on a T400. Waiting on 4 more gig on the ram. Would that make a differen...
by Olivier
Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:08 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Cloning my HDD to a SSD?
Replies: 4
Views: 1005

Re: Cloning my HDD to a SSD?

I thought tho too. 4 gig is plenty but hey, there was a discount on the retailer here , 34 pounds for new 2X4 gig RAM... I can sell my 2X2gig for 15, making the 8 gig 15 pounds... Cannot reaaly beat that, even if I don't use it for 15 quid its worth it :) Going to do a clear install tomorrow then. T...
by Olivier
Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:45 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Cloning my HDD to a SSD?
Replies: 4
Views: 1005

Re: Cloning my HDD to a SSD?

Thank you. I was hoping it'll be "all like before" but faster on the SSD... I got a T400 . Mint 64. 4gb Ram. Waiting on a 8gb upgrade. SSD is the Plextor 256 Extreme. Got it as it has 5 year garanty and good review. This should let me have a super dupper fast laptop at low cost and OK for many years...
by Olivier
Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:16 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Cloning my HDD to a SSD?
Replies: 4
Views: 1005

Cloning my HDD to a SSD?

Hi all, Got the SSD and now need to clone the HDD into it. Using Mint 64 as OS. I have a docking bay(? instead of the cd player) where the SSD fit into. I have a wee issue as I can do a clonezilla disc to clone the HDD, but this take away the SSD bay and I don't have the USB connection to plug the S...
by Olivier
Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:28 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T400 SSD, or mixed SSD HDD?
Replies: 19
Views: 3419

Re: T400 SSD, or mixed SSD HDD?

Waiting on an SSD, 256GB Plextor PX-256M5P extreme, I thought I may as well pay a wee more and get the 5 year garanty and the peace of mind :)
Got good reviews too...


Thank you all :)

Olivier
by Olivier
Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:05 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T400 SSD, or mixed SSD HDD?
Replies: 19
Views: 3419

Re: T400 SSD, or mixed SSD HDD?

Hello All. just to say its a SATA I am looking for. I also have an older T41 with IDE, sooo slow... Anyway, I am very happy with the T400 so far. I run Linux Mint 64 with only 1gb RAM and 80 5400rpm drive... And its faster then the T41 :) Was suppose to get some memory today but we had a wee missund...
by Olivier
Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:40 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T400 SSD, or mixed SSD HDD?
Replies: 19
Views: 3419

Re: T400 SSD, or mixed SSD HDD?

Thank you for the input. What is the first generation SSHD? I have no idea what a 4 and 8 gb NAND is? :eek: Should I look for those somewhere? Now, if the SSHD is faster then a 7200rpm HDD, this will do me nicely, I have a really slow 5200rpm ( I think?) IDE 40gb at the moment in the T41 and the slo...
by Olivier
Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:58 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T400 SSD, or mixed SSD HDD?
Replies: 19
Views: 3419

Re: T400 SSD, or mixed SSD HDD?

Thank you but it was all about the price to start with...
This is why I had those 2, 70 pounds each is affordable.

Cheers.
Olivier
by Olivier
Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:43 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T400 SSD, or mixed SSD HDD?
Replies: 19
Views: 3419

Re: T400 SSD, or mixed SSD HDD?

Linux Mint 64 gb.

That sound good :)

Thank you :)

I still think I might go with the 750 gb storage, to have it all in one place, not separate.

We'll see.
I was wondering if anyone used it before? I read mixed review about the sandisc SSD...

Olivier
by Olivier
Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:17 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T400 SSD, or mixed SSD HDD?
Replies: 19
Views: 3419

Re: T400 SSD, or mixed SSD HDD?

Oh, SSD and XP not a good match.... Then it'll be linux :) I like to keep the optical, to watch DVDs, burn Cds etc... I guess I could go for an external too... How about the duall HDD, booting ish on the SSD and storing on the HDD? Seems like a good option then? XP might like it too? If I got regula...
by Olivier
Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:57 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T400 SSD, or mixed SSD HDD?
Replies: 19
Views: 3419

T400 SSD, or mixed SSD HDD?

Hello, I am moving from the T41 to the T400, hopefully... I am waiting on a seconds T400 and I like to have it running faster with a proper HDD. Is there any input on those 2 drive below? Big difference in capacity but I was told the T400 might not really like an SSD, then maybe the dual HDD might b...
by Olivier
Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:02 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: SOLVED. Thinkpad T41 Freezing and only USB1 working
Replies: 1
Views: 1318

SOLVED. Thinkpad T41 Freezing and only USB1 working

Hi All, After many searches, many hours spend on the net as I needed to find out what was wrong with my T41 Thinkpad IBM with the USB only working as USB1 speed ( oh the pain) I was not getting anywhere beside someone telling me that my poor laptop was dying :( Then after a month, the T41 Freezes!!!...
by Olivier
Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:13 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T40 doesn't recognize USB ports
Replies: 50
Views: 28345

Re: t40 doesn't recognize usb ports

OK, the laptop went from not too good to FUBAR! Didn't like the washers/ Oring putting pressure on the board for too long. After awhile it just turn itself off and I couldn't start it anymore :cry: I , once again, openned it, and use the heat gun longer this time. The heat gun is rated 300 degres. A...
by Olivier
Fri Jun 08, 2012 2:50 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T40 doesn't recognize USB ports
Replies: 50
Views: 28345

Re: t40 doesn't recognize usb ports

Hi All, This is defenitly the South Bridge. I borrowed a heat gun and cooked the hell as I could the SB, but it was still showing some problems ( USB1 only!) Wot a pain... After 3 attemps to reball the Mother F@"%*£ board with a heat gun, dissassembling it, put it back together etc... Oh the pain......
by Olivier
Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T40 doesn't recognize USB ports
Replies: 50
Views: 28345

Re: t40 doesn't recognize usb ports

Just openned the beast. The chip is next to the GPU :( If I knew this I would have left it clear of foil in the oven :( This is really close to do another attempt... Bugger... I thought it was next to the USB as sometimes when I wiggle the usb I got no message, not sure about the speed tho. Again no...
by Olivier
Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T40 doesn't recognize USB ports
Replies: 50
Views: 28345

Re: t40 doesn't recognize usb ports

Cheers. :thumbs-UP: The only thing is that those are obsolete. Slow IDE HDD, small memory capacity, screen very basic, prone to break as the MB flex etc... this made them not profitable to be repaired to my opinion. Its faulty, then I will do what I can to repair it at the minimum cost, also there i...
by Olivier
Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:31 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T40 doesn't recognize USB ports
Replies: 50
Views: 28345

Re: t40 doesn't recognize usb ports

Thanks for the reply, I look at it. I baked it but it was tin foiled all over, like a turkey, beside the GPU area. Just like to say why the rant about " a bloody amateur" :BAAAD!: this is why those forums exist, to help everyone, nope, or am I my missing something there too :roll: At least I now kno...
by Olivier
Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:50 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T40 doesn't recognize USB ports
Replies: 50
Views: 28345

Re: t40 doesn't recognize usb ports

Hi all, I did an oven reflow not long ago concerning the GPU and all good now. THe USB was working interminently, USB1 then USB2 and vice versa. Now its back to the dreaded USB1... Can anyone send me a picture of the southbridge chip? Or where/ what I should re-solder? I haven't got a clue where I s...
by Olivier
Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: GUIDE: Reflow GPU fix - 56K WARNING!!!
Replies: 255
Views: 574131

Re: GUIDE: Reflow GPU fix - 56K WARNING!!!

Hi Nick, This is OK, thank you for the help you offer :) Also I'll be now carefull on how I carry the beast, close lid and all, like you explained. I saw your video on reballing. I was really impressed. Top class. The only buggers is that I am really broke and the machine is obsolete, then all toget...
by Olivier
Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:54 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: GUIDE: Reflow GPU fix - 56K WARNING!!!
Replies: 255
Views: 574131

Re: GUIDE: Reflow GPU fix - 56K WARNING!!!

I have Sinned, I did... I Cooked it!!! I was suppose to get a heat gun tomorrow but the laptop was really buggering me, freezing, slow start and all :( Then I decide to go now for the oven... First I heat it with a hair dryer, relly hot, then It went in the oven wrapped like a turkey for about 5 min...
by Olivier
Sat Jun 02, 2012 4:20 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: noisy left speaker at idle or when finishing watching a vid
Replies: 2
Views: 1332

Re: noisy left speaker at idle or when finishing watching a vid

Hi Nick,
Sorry for the late reply... Just logged in now.
I am going to do all you said now. I 'll report later today :)
I am in Edinburgh, not too far away from you :)
Thank you very much for the offer. :thumbs-UP:
I let you know what the verdict is
All the best.
Olivier
by Olivier
Mon May 14, 2012 3:54 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: noisy left speaker at idle or when finishing watching a vid
Replies: 2
Views: 1332

noisy left speaker at idle or when finishing watching a vid

Hello, Got a T41, all latest update, I think, and when I stop watching a video there is a "rubbing" noise coming from the left speaker. A while ago I thought it was the HDD going south with the rubbing noise, but one day I found out it was actually the speakers, the left one, and if I press the mute...
by Olivier
Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:53 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: After Win XP SP2 Upgrade, T41 USB 2 port runs at slow speed
Replies: 118
Views: 52575

Re: After Win XP SP2 Upgrade, T41 USB 2 port runs at slow speed

Back to the "endless" topic. Now, when I un-install the USB, after sterting all is good, windows find the USB, install it, by then I am on USB2, untill the system look for "updated drivers" then Boom! Back to USB1 :( Where are the drivers in the memory? I got the full IBM install that is created mor...
by Olivier
Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:07 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: T40 parts in UK - updated list
Replies: 3
Views: 1115

Re: FS: T40 parts in UK

Pm send too :)
by Olivier
Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:03 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: After Win XP SP2 Upgrade, T41 USB 2 port runs at slow speed
Replies: 118
Views: 52575

Re: After Win XP SP2 Upgrade, T41 USB 2 port runs at slow speed

Hi,

I previously did a total restore to the system with the recovery dics. Same :(
Don't want to do the recovery again as its a pain to put everything the way I like it again.
I read that some did the window reinstall and it was not working either?
Cheers.

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