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by dandreye
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X6x CMOS battery wiring
Replies: 14
Views: 1332

Re: X6x CMOS battery wiring

axur-delmeria: > You can also try this method: https://youtu.be/lWQiQ8VF7uo Looks good too, thanks ) Probably best to start with putting some insulation along battery edge to avoid shorting its poles. In fact the best solution would probably be using one of those battery sockets but there's barely a...
by dandreye
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X6x CMOS battery wiring
Replies: 14
Views: 1332

Re: X6x CMOS battery wiring

I was actually thinking of using both: electrician's tape first to keep those strips in place and heat shrink tubing atop to reinforce the attachment.

Thanks All )
by dandreye
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X6x CMOS battery wiring
Replies: 14
Views: 1332

Re: X6x CMOS battery wiring

axur-delmeria: RealBlackStuff: Thanks for your replies. So it's there not to carry some sort of signalling as one might think. Looks like the "extra" (white) wire is always coupled with black wire attached to battery's "-": https://electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/329248/why-3-wire-cmos-coin-...
by dandreye
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X6x CMOS battery wiring
Replies: 14
Views: 1332

X6x CMOS battery wiring

Hi All,

Could anyone please explain what the "extra" (3rd) wire in X6x CMOS battery is for? Assuming it's a CR2032 (3V) cell inside I'm tempted to make my own because of their ridiculous pricing (>4 times more than what T4x batteries sell for).

Thanks in advance!
by dandreye
Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Apt-X and BT LE/SMART support by Bluetooth v4.0 daughter cards
Replies: 2
Views: 4248

Re: Apt-X and BT LE/SMART support by Bluetooth v4.0 daughter cards

Did you ever figure this out? Hi there, I did buy one of those 60T3033/5/7 but never got a chance to plug it into my X60s because of the lack of affordable LCD cable with BT connector. I then tried tracing BT on my Lenovo X1 Carbon 1st Gen using Wireshark and never got any BT traffic captured for s...
by dandreye
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Intel 6205 WiFi card failure?
Replies: 5
Views: 1767

Re: Intel 6205 WiFi card failure?

How about checking/replacing the router ? I already inspected it as soon as another (emergency backup) laptop with TeamViewer was connected to it via WiFi and found nothing wrong there... can't imagine why it'd possibly want to block Internet access from one laptop behind itself both via Ethernet a...
by dandreye
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Intel 6205 WiFi card failure?
Replies: 5
Views: 1767

Re: Intel 6205 WiFi card failure?

It doesn't seem like WiFi card failure anymore: just tried connecting the laptop to the router with an RJ-45 cable and despite the wired link comes up the ping fails across it too. Never seen anything like that before.
by dandreye
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Intel 6205 WiFi card failure?
Replies: 5
Views: 1767

Re: Intel 6205 WiFi card failure?

axur-delmeria wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:16 am
Try a different OS (Linux on a bootable USB drive).
Thanks but I can't do it as I won't be able to control it remotely for that and the user is an elderly person thankfully able to navigate only in Windows...
by dandreye
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Intel 6205 WiFi card failure?
Replies: 5
Views: 1767

Intel 6205 WiFi card failure?

Hi All, Got the following problem with Intel 6205 WiFi card in an X61s (with modded BIOS - whitelist removed): the actual wireless connection stays up at 240Mbps or 270Mbps as seen by the wireless home router located in the working distance (was working fine until now), there are no signs of any iss...
by dandreye
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1/X1-Carbon (X1C)/X1C-Tablet
Topic: X1 Carbon type 3460-1F4 / W7x64: Fn+F3 and Fn+F5 no longer work
Replies: 2
Views: 505

Re: X1 Carbon type 3460-1F4 / W7x64: Fn+F3 and Fn+F5 no longer work

RealBlackStuff: > Find a program to test every single key on your keyboard, such as this: http://keyboardchecker.com/ Thank you - just done it: F1-F12 keys turn green at the first attempt. Fn key image is grayed out and nothing happens when I press the key, so I suppose Fn+Fx combinations cannot be...
by dandreye
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1/X1-Carbon (X1C)/X1C-Tablet
Topic: X1 Carbon type 3460-1F4 / W7x64: Fn+F3 and Fn+F5 no longer work
Replies: 2
Views: 505

X1 Carbon type 3460-1F4 / W7x64: Fn+F3 and Fn+F5 no longer work

Hi All, After working perfectly fine since inception i.e. for years Fn+F3 (screen lock) and Fn+F5 (wireless) apparently stopped working on my X1 Carbon type 3460-1F4 (1st gen) under Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit some time earlier this month (I didn't notice exactly when). Reinstalling HOTKEY/OSD doesn't...
by dandreye
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: USB3 via WWAN slot of X61s
Replies: 17
Views: 5145

Re: USB3 via WWAN slot of X61s

wileE:

Thank you: it'll prevent me from going a wrong way now )
by dandreye
Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: USB3 via WWAN slot of X61s
Replies: 17
Views: 5145

Re: USB3 via WWAN slot of X61s

That is not easily done. The USB 3.0 socket is nearly 3mm deeper than the USB 2.0 socket. If you cut out a piece of the motherboard on one of the right 2 USB sockets to make the USB 3.0 fit, you will lose the 5V power supply of the socket. I was actually thinking of modding the single left hand sid...
by dandreye
Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: USB3 via WWAN slot of X61s
Replies: 17
Views: 5145

Re: USB3 via WWAN slot of X61s

wileE: Very nice mod indeed: well done ) Whereabouts did you get that black plastic ExpressCard housing that the adapter plugs into: is that a hacked PCMCIA cage or a completely brand-new part? I'm now undecided whether I go for the same one as yours or use a variation on the adapter in the latter ...
by dandreye
Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: USB3 via WWAN slot of X61s
Replies: 17
Views: 5145

Re: USB3 via WWAN slot of X61s

Makes sense ) The lack of any visible chip on it did cross my mind too but seeing blue colour in the USB socket I thought perhaps I'm missing something. How about this one with NEC UPD720202 chipset then - is it worth trying? (obviously after some DIY including removal of those large upwards facing ...
by dandreye
Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: USB3 via WWAN slot of X61s
Replies: 17
Views: 5145

USB3 via WWAN slot of X61s

Hi All,

Has anyone tried this kind of adapter in the WWAN slot of X61s?
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/112842224267

If so what is the actual max speed like?


Thanks in advance!
by dandreye
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Checking WiFi errors
Replies: 2
Views: 2763

Re: Checking WiFi errors

One year later, and you still haven't figured it out? https://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?t=122751 Not really: I only modded both cards a week ago as permanently disabled WiFi LED was hurting my perfectionist's eye all this time since Jan last year when I just installed them ) Try TP-link... ...
by dandreye
Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Checking WiFi errors
Replies: 2
Views: 2763

Checking WiFi errors

Hi All, While making WiFi LED work with Actiontec 802MBN WiFi cards in my T42 and T43 I decided to try a variation on the method described here on this forum a long time ago (where pin 13 on the card is detached from the rest of its circuitry and grounded to one of the metal card holders): I obtaine...
by dandreye
Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Bluetooth 4.0 Daughter Card 60Y3303/60Y3305 and LE support
Replies: 3
Views: 3905

Re: Bluetooth 4.0 Daughter Card 60Y3303/60Y3305 and LE support

ygrig: > Do not have any Low Energy devices to check, but my X61s with 60Y3303 does show "Bluetooth LE Enumerator" in the Device Manager. Thank you: looks like it's supported and I'll give one a try then. Those Bluetooth LE mice are perfect: they last over a year with a single AA battery (vs less th...
by dandreye
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Bluetooth 4.0 Daughter Card 60Y3303/60Y3305 and LE support
Replies: 3
Views: 3905

Bluetooth 4.0 Daughter Card 60Y3303/60Y3305 and LE support

Hi All, Probably asking it in a wrong place as none of the X6x models came with Bluetooth 4.0 Daughter Card - only X2xx modes did afaik... Anyway could anyone please confirm if they support Low Energy (BLE) mode or can only work in classic (old) mode? I'll upgrade my X61s to it knowing that I'll be ...
by dandreye
Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Integrated Bluetooth II + Windows 7: How to use bluetooth headset??
Replies: 12
Views: 7410

Re: Integrated Bluetooth II + Windows 7: How to use bluetooth headset??

MikalE:

Would it be possible to share the download link for the driver you're currently using? I understand it's the following one:

> It connected! It is using the original Lenovo BT 4.0 driver. I#ve been fooling with this for another couple of hours today.
by dandreye
Fri May 12, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T42 won't load NIC driver during network/PXE installation
Replies: 8
Views: 3641

Re: T42 won't load NIC driver during network/PXE installation

dr_st: It turns out that some driver files were missing somehow - I must've overlooked them when analysing dependencies in e1000325.inf. Once I put entire contents of expanded package 7ira09ww.exe and removed unrelated inf files I started getting "NIC driver loaded OK" (hence one step further) but t...
by dandreye
Thu May 11, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T42 won't load NIC driver during network/PXE installation
Replies: 8
Views: 3641

Re: T42 won't load NIC driver during network/PXE installation

Perhaps the SB failed in such way as to only render USB ports affected (someone using this laptop before would pull their USB sticks out completely unaware of the save removal process); all other functionality seems to be intact - it was running perfectly well under W7 for months and I'm just trying...
by dandreye
Thu May 11, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T42 won't load NIC driver during network/PXE installation
Replies: 8
Views: 3641

Re: T42 won't load NIC driver during network/PXE installation

I could actually try installing W7 from a DVD; as for the USB ports, they just don't do USB2.0 mode anymore - only USB1.1, which would make the installation way longer but not impossible. Thanks for the ideas anyway ) How do I extract the following driver from W7 on my other PC? It's one of the thin...
by dandreye
Thu May 11, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T42 won't load NIC driver during network/PXE installation
Replies: 8
Views: 3641

Re: T42 won't load NIC driver during network/PXE installation

RealBlackStuff: > I would suggest to install WITHOUT those NIC-files Already tried - doesn't work: that way it just hangs at the very same stage when trying to access the share, which is what made me think it's the NIC driver it's missing (my X61s and Asus A3500L both managed to get past that stage ...
by dandreye
Thu May 11, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T42 won't load NIC driver during network/PXE installation
Replies: 8
Views: 3641

T42 won't load NIC driver during network/PXE installation

Hi All, Because of some issues with both USB ports of my T42 (machine type 2373-Q91) I decided to try installing W7 over the network, for which I'm using Serva, basically a PXE server that worked well for me during W7 installation on other (non-T4x) platforms on a number of occasions before: http://...
by dandreye
Tue May 09, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Forcing same EC version
Replies: 0
Views: 1655

Forcing same EC version

Hi All, How do I force EC Version 3.04 (1RHT71WW) over the same version I currently have? Getting "no update necessary" at the moment. I'd like to try it in an attempt to get rid of the ACPI error (Event ID 13) accompanied by losing all keyboard input. Alternatively, assuming I can burn version 3.03...
by dandreye
Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:11 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T43 Screen Dims and Computer Becomes Unresponsive
Replies: 20
Views: 4810

Re: T43 Screen Dims and Computer Becomes Unresponsive

Do you get any entries logged in Windows Event Viewer at the moment when the issue occurs and if so are any of them ACPI related? I get several successive ACPI alarms saying something like "no response received", hence hinting at something power management related. Following the Power Manager and PM...
by dandreye
Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T43 Screen Dims and Computer Becomes Unresponsive
Replies: 20
Views: 4810

Re: T43 Screen Dims and Computer Becomes Unresponsive

Just updated my T42 Power Manager to 6.68.12 too. Meanwhile Windows 7 Update offered some system update to v1.67.12.23, which immediately told me it's PM Driver although the latter wasn't mentioned in the title. I agreed and it hasn't had that issue so far even with the battery in it although it's p...
by dandreye
Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T43 Screen Dims and Computer Becomes Unresponsive
Replies: 20
Views: 4810

Re: T43 Screen Dims and Computer Becomes Unresponsive

My T43 2669-YJ6 in turn runs fine with PMDriver v1.67.11.8 dated 20/01/2016 (Lenovo package n1lku12w) and Windows 7 style Power Manager v6.68.10 (Lenovo package n1au410w):
https://s15.postimg.org/q2zqqpmnf/n1lku12w-_T43.png
https://s29.postimg.org/ms3dznj07/n1au410w-_T43.png

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