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by dandreye
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X61 upgrade & Middleton BIOS
Replies: 12
Views: 1831

Re: X61 upgrade & Middleton BIOS

To be fair, the benefit of a RAM upgrade is usually felt if the computer was previously sluggish due to constantly running out of free memory and swapping to disk (which is the actual cause of the slowdown). The driver behind the RAM upgrade in my case was an attempt to minimize any swapping indeed...
by dandreye
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X61 upgrade & Middleton BIOS
Replies: 12
Views: 1831

Re: X61 upgrade & Middleton BIOS

Been also checking occasionally for 4GB ones and have just noticed a few of these listed at Ebay UK: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/8GB-2-x-4GB-DDR2-800MHz-PC2-6400S-240PIN-Laptop-SODIMM-For-Micron-Lot-UK/392487814068 No idea what their quality would be like though. A couple of years ago I upgraded mine...
by dandreye
Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: My X61s - Slow project thread!
Replies: 3
Views: 1426

Re: My X61s - Slow project thread!

In my opinion (and I've had several corporate ones in daily abuse over the last 20yrs, from T20 to X1 Carbon Gen6) this one is their best one ever built: those were times when build quality still mattered. Just flash Middleton BIOS to unlock SATA II for up to 300MB/s unless it's already done; the sa...
by dandreye
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Intel 82566MM NIC driver for X61s running W10x64
Replies: 4
Views: 367

Re: Intel 82566MM NIC driver for X61s running W10x64

I briefly had an earlier W10x64 version on it in the past (10240) but can't remember anything wrt the NIC as I never used wired networking during that time. An X60s in my household running W8.1x32 has what looks like a somewhat older NIC (82573L, VEN_8086&DEV_109A&SUBSYS_207E17AA), which runs perfec...
by dandreye
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Intel 82566MM NIC driver for X61s running W10x64
Replies: 4
Views: 367

Re: Intel 82566MM NIC driver for X61s running W10x64

dr_st: Thanks for your reply. Yes the default MS driver is there indeed and it doesn't work (getting "Device cannot start" with it), so I implied installing a better one over it. Among those few I unsuccessfully tried so far (all of them with VEN_8086&DEV_1049 and one even with VEN_8086&DEV_1049&SU...
by dandreye
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Intel 82566MM NIC driver for X61s running W10x64
Replies: 4
Views: 367

Intel 82566MM NIC driver for X61s running W10x64

Hi All, Could anyone please advise an optimal Intel 82566MM NIC driver for X61s running W10x64? This is a fresh W10x64 install and I'm getting "device cannot start". A couple of drivers that I found won't even install: each returns something like "no Intel NICs found, or check the driver is compatib...
by dandreye
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: X1 6th Gen left click button issue
Replies: 0
Views: 425

X1 6th Gen left click button issue

Hi All, Quite often I find the left click button on my fairly new X1 6th Gen keyboard (less than half a year old) not working upon resuming from sleep/hibernate. Some time after bI start using an external mouse as a w/a (usually within minutes or several minutes) the left click button returns back t...
by dandreye
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: X1C6 charging voltage
Replies: 7
Views: 2854

Re: X1C6 charging voltage

flolic wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:26 am
Charging voltage is indicated on the bottom label, and it is 20V. It will not charge on anything less, especially at 5V.
Thanks for the confirmation: it says 20V 2.25A/3.25A on the rear of my X1C6 indeed, so looks like I'm out of luck.
by dandreye
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: X1C6 charging voltage
Replies: 7
Views: 2854

Re: X1C6 charging voltage

energy consumption settles at 43 W ...in which case I suppose it'd be 15V/3A or (more likely) 20V/2.25A circuit of the 4X20M26276 as the other 2 just wouldn't give enough power. Perhaps the 5V/2A circuit of the 4X20M26276 could be used for other applications such as smartphone/tablet charging. Than...
by dandreye
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: X1C6 charging voltage
Replies: 7
Views: 2854

Re: X1C6 charging voltage

w0qj: Thanks so much. Do you think the X1C6 will charge off 5VDC at least slowly after detecting no other voltage available? The fact the 4X20M26276 has 5VDC besides other voltages gives some hope.. The USB power outlets in question are all Type-A, which tells me 5VDC is the only voltage they can d...
by dandreye
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: X1C6 charging voltage
Replies: 7
Views: 2854

Re: X1C6 charging voltage

Some X1C6 travel chargers I see on Ebay are rated 3.25Amps @ 20VDC. Does that look about right? What I'm trying to figure out is whether I can charge my X1C6 off a USB power outlet I saw in economy class Boeing 777-300 aircraft seats on a London-Tokyo flight recently: can't find any specs of those U...
by dandreye
Fri May 24, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: Clonezilla doesn't work on X1C6
Replies: 4
Views: 790

Re: Clonezilla doesn't work on X1C6

axur-delmeria wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 11:59 am
Try a much newer version of the Live ISO, because the X1C6 is a 2018 model.
That helped indeed thank you (I had amended my previous post with that back then).
by dandreye
Thu May 23, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: X1C6 charging voltage
Replies: 7
Views: 2854

X1C6 charging voltage

Hi All, Apologies for this simple question: which particular voltage does X1C6 use through USB-C when charging off the standard charger? The USB-C spec tells me there are 2-3 different voltages, in particular 5VDC and 20VDC, hence wondering if a high amp 5VDC charger could be used to charge it. Many...
by dandreye
Tue May 14, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: Clonezilla doesn't work on X1C6
Replies: 4
Views: 790

Re: Clonezilla doesn't work on X1C6

Thanks for your reply and suggestions. Here's the version I'm using - it's probably rather old as I needed a version compatible with really old HW like ThinkPad T4x and this one worked for me: clonezilla-live-2.5.0-5-i686 This Clonezilla live iso file was created by this command: ocs-iso -s --extra...
by dandreye
Mon May 13, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: Clonezilla doesn't work on X1C6
Replies: 4
Views: 790

Clonezilla doesn't work on X1C6

Hi All, I've just got a company X1C6 and am trying to back up its SSD using Clonezilla first thing as I've always done before. After turning Secure Boot off and allowing Legacy to be tried after UEFI I got it starting and displaying the first page with the modes available. Once I select a desired op...
by dandreye
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: X1 Carbon (7th Generation) Introduction--a 14" X1C7 (circa Summer 2019)
Replies: 14
Views: 5157

Re: X1 Carbon (7th Generation) Introduction--a 14" X1C7 (circa Summer 2019)

w0qj wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:32 am
Hopefully the X1C6 docking solution can be re-used for X1C7
Well at least their ports on the LH side look no different.

Anyway I ended up ordering a 6th Gen one: larger battery was the winner.
by dandreye
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: X1 Carbon (7th Generation) Introduction--a 14" X1C7 (circa Summer 2019)
Replies: 14
Views: 5157

Re: X1 Carbon (7th Generation) Introduction--a 14" X1C7 (circa Summer 2019)

Btw what is this new chassis really about (wrt the 7th Gen)? "For the first time since 2017, Lenovo introduces a new chassis to its high-end ultraportable line. This enables various changes that weren't have been possible with a simple platform-update. " https://www.notebookcheck.net/Lenovo-ThinkPad...
by dandreye
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: X1 Carbon (7th Generation) Introduction--a 14" X1C7 (circa Summer 2019)
Replies: 14
Views: 5157

Re: X1 Carbon (7th Generation) Introduction--a 14" X1C7 (circa Summer 2019)

w0qj: dr_st : Thanks for your replies. So 6th Gen looks better to me so far: up to 19hrs battery life vs up to 15hrs for 7th Gen; no change around the ports if I got it right; 6th Gen display brightness is good enough (many colleagues of mine have it); no need in HQ audio on the laptop as that's wh...
by dandreye
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: X1 Carbon (7th Generation) Introduction--a 14" X1C7 (circa Summer 2019)
Replies: 14
Views: 5157

Re: X1 Carbon (7th Generation) Introduction--a 14" X1C7 (circa Summer 2019)

Hi All, Where can I find a comprehensive comparison of Gen7 vs Gen6 in a table form and not in a long review text? I'm due a company laptop refresh in June and am deciding whether to wait for a Gen7 one or rather go for a Gen6 one. Smaller battery is an obvious disadvantage of Gen7 vs Gen6 for me, s...
by dandreye
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X6x CMOS battery wiring
Replies: 14
Views: 2334

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: 2334

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: 2334

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: 2334

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: 4742

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: 2383

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: 2383

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: 2383

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: 2383

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 / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: X1 Carbon type 3460-1F4 / W7x64: Fn+F3 and Fn+F5 no longer work
Replies: 2
Views: 771

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 / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: X1 Carbon type 3460-1F4 / W7x64: Fn+F3 and Fn+F5 no longer work
Replies: 2
Views: 771

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...

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