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by axur-delmeria
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: The most expensive and rarest Thinkpads ? [relax topic]
Replies: 9
Views: 217

Re: The most expensive and rarest Thinkpads ? [relax topic]

Rare? The 240Z I guess. IIRC it was Japan-only. The X32 too. It's an update of the X31 (now with Dothan Pentium M's) but was released when the X40 was already available. I don't know how rare the 755CDV was. Its lid had a detachable back cover, which allowed it to be placed on top of an overhead pro...
by axur-delmeria
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x301 CPU upgrade (yes, we're talking soldering)
Replies: 11
Views: 403

Re: x301 CPU upgrade (yes, we're talking soldering)

Nice repair work! :bow:

I wonder if it's possible to tap into the Displayport and connect an IPS eDP LCD panel. :twisted:
by axur-delmeria
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: What X220 IPS to look for?
Replies: 24
Views: 558

Re: What X220 IPS to look for?

TheForgottenKing wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:48 pm
In my opinion the X230 is a better investment, it can use the classic keyboard and the cpu & gpu combination is much better. My i7-3520M X230t flies in everything I do, and gaming is a bit better. USB 3.0 also helps.
If the OP doesn't limit himself to the X220, I agree. The temps are better too.
by axur-delmeria
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: What X220 IPS to look for?
Replies: 24
Views: 558

Re: What X220 IPS to look for?

Agreed with all of this, just the fact that checking eBay I cannot find an i7-2640M X220 Of course, he could always mod an X230 with the classic keyboard and an i7-3520M (Or even one of the taobao X330p machines) While not as rare as unicorns :lol:, being the top of the line model makes it much rar...
by axur-delmeria
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: What X220 IPS to look for?
Replies: 24
Views: 558

Re: What X220 IPS to look for?

I think someone may have been confused, thinking you are looking just for the IPS panel, and not a complete laptop. Seems like TheForgottenKing started it. I got confused as well. :oops: I have an X220 i7 2620M with the stock IPS screen (SLB1). I notice the ghosting issue in the following scenario:...
by axur-delmeria
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: What X220 IPS to look for?
Replies: 24
Views: 558

Re: What X220 IPS to look for?

Please elaborate. I get it that that panel type is the preferred one (and hard to find...), however, not sure what you mean by "get it from a [Twist] S230u or new". The LP125WH2(SL)(T1) is the only LCD option for the Lenovo Thinkpad Twist S230u. If you find a complete lid assembly of an S230u, it's...
by axur-delmeria
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Will an X30 screen work in an X61?
Replies: 6
Views: 252

Re: Will an X30 screen work in an X61?

dr_st wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:11 am
Great to know, thanks for checking. Lucky for all those who wanted to do the IPS mod on the X3x by taking a Tablet screen. :lol:
The web page for the original mod is still up: https://mikejmoffitt.com/articles/0018-x32ips.html. It's a great resource.
by axur-delmeria
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Will an X30 screen work in an X61?
Replies: 6
Views: 252

Re: Will an X30 screen work in an X61?

Just checked the datasheet on the LP121X04. The pinout is not compatible with the X60/61, flipped or otherwise.

When flipped, it's compatible with the Tablet versions of the X60 and X61.

IIRC, the screen not having EDID is not an issue if the resolution is XGA.
by axur-delmeria
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: USB 3.0 express card low transfer to hdd
Replies: 3
Views: 284

Re: USB 3.0 express card low transfer to hdd

You have to eliminate the HDD itself as the source of the slow transfer speed.

If you know how to set up a RAM disk, try temporarily making one around 200-500MB (if your memory allows). Copy files, both large (100MB+) and small, to it; then copy those files from RAM disk to the USB 3.0 disk.
by axur-delmeria
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Swapping FN and CTRL key on external thinkpad keyboard
Replies: 6
Views: 2763

Re: Swapping FN and CTRL key on external thinkpad keyboard

That's really ridiculous. Just got a new wired external keyboard for my Thinkpad. The laptop with the keyboard are the same stuff, why it doesn't work then?.. Simple. The internal keyboard is handled by the embedded controller. The external keyboard has its own controller, in order to send/receive ...
by axur-delmeria
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 701c New Body/Plastics
Replies: 33
Views: 852

Re: 701c New Body/Plastics

This might work for the keyboard: https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-USB-Laptop-Keyboard-Controller/ As for the Trackpoint, it might be better to use one of the later modules, as they're complete, standalone PS/2 devices, though it might be a challenge to install due to the split layout ...
by axur-delmeria
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: broken x200 whole lid lcd swap, for a working one, now the used to be perfectly working machine does not work anymore
Replies: 7
Views: 358

Re: broken x200 whole lid lcd swap, for a working one, now the used to be perfectly working machine does not work anymor

Let's make things clear first: 1. Bare X200 board + keyboard and HDD --> working Question: did you connect an external monitor to check if there's any video output? 2. X200 board inside chassis with everything connected --> no power. If that's the case, then it's best to start with #1 then install p...
by axur-delmeria
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 701c New Body/Plastics
Replies: 33
Views: 852

Re: 701c New Body/Plastics

TheForgottenKing wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:08 am
I have both of these things, and a dream of a modern-spec 701C that I have spent $200 on (not including the actual 701C and parts)

The time is now
If you pull this off, you will be immortalized and not be TheForgottenKing anymore. :thumbs-UP:
by axur-delmeria
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: IBM or Lenovo Desktops/Workstations/ThinkStations only
Topic: Lenovo M55 8808 is overheating,please help
Replies: 4
Views: 167

Re: Lenovo M55 8808 is overheating,please help

Check the BIOS settings first. Perhaps there's a setting that allows manually setting the fans speed.
by axur-delmeria
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 701c New Body/Plastics
Replies: 33
Views: 852

Re: 701c New Body/Plastics

Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:48 pm
Yeah they wouldnt be too hard, but someone would have to sit down for a few hours and crank it out.
Someone with a 701c and a good digital caliper. :D
by axur-delmeria
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: What's this X61 part?
Replies: 3
Views: 247

Re: What's this X61 part?

It looks like the Hall effect sensor that functions as the lid open/close switch.
by axur-delmeria
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Faulty trackpoint on x220 (intermittent; no success with hardware replacement)...
Replies: 4
Views: 253

Re: Faulty trackpoint on x220 (intermittent; no success with hardware replacement)...

Try disconnecting the touchpad. The trackpoint and touchpad share the same PS/2 port, and if one misbehaves, the other is affected.
by axur-delmeria
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: 3x nearly new T42, should I fit the long cooling fan?
Replies: 7
Views: 443

Re: 3x nearly new T42, should I fit the long cooling fan?

The overhead from the web browser will eat up CPU cycles that could be used for decoding the video stream. It' might be better to download youtube videos using youtube-dl, then using a standalone video player like VLC or mplayer.
by axur-delmeria
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: 51nb x220 fan mod help needed
Replies: 3
Views: 197

Re: 51nb x220 fan mod help needed

Based on the pictures, it looks like the X230 heatsink has bigger heatpipes, a more powerful fan, and an all-copper construction. Regarding the X220 heatsink, I find it annoying that there's a sheet of metal (I dunno what it is) in between the heatpipes and the cooling fins, which may impede thermal...
by axur-delmeria
Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: What X220 IPS to look for?
Replies: 24
Views: 558

Re: What X220 IPS to look for?

Try to find one with a Core i7 CPU. These models have one USB 3.0 port (via a Renesas USB 3.0 controller chip); the more common models with Core i5 don't have it.
by axur-delmeria
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Change ssd onT440s
Replies: 1
Views: 124

Re: Change ssd onT440s

Grab a copy of the T440s Hardware Maintenance Manual (Google is your friend). and give it a good read. From there you can gauge the difficulty of the operation. You can also watch disassembly videos (again, google is your friend).
by axur-delmeria
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x201 screen mod, can I put an x61 1400x1050 screen on it
Replies: 22
Views: 1998

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

dmdsoftware wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:29 pm
I didn't realize the X61T did limiting based on the adapter used.
IIRC, all the mainline models from the T60 generation to the T430 did it. My X220 has an unusual behavior though: Linux somehow ignores the limiter, while Windows abides by it.
by axur-delmeria
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x201 screen mod, can I put an x61 1400x1050 screen on it
Replies: 22
Views: 1998

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 is...
by axur-delmeria
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Memory type on T410
Replies: 5
Views: 331

Re: Memory type on T410

RAM compatibility issues with the T410 would be from DDR3L RAM, and some newer 4GB sticks. 8GB sticks are certainly not supported.
by axur-delmeria
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Someone put an X220 board inside an old Macbook :O
Replies: 1
Views: 296

Someone put an X220 board inside an old Macbook :O

Found it on reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/thinkpad/comme ... kpad_x220/

Apparently it's a Macbook 2007 (a1181). The system board was dead, and OP had a spare X220 planar board and screen.

More pics: https://ibb.co/kMBKYFp https://ibb.co/FVmJsWY
by axur-delmeria
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x201 screen mod, can I put an x61 1400x1050 screen on it
Replies: 22
Views: 1998

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 axur-delmeria
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x201 screen mod, can I put an x61 1400x1050 screen on it
Replies: 22
Views: 1998

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

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:
by axur-delmeria
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x201 screen mod, can I put an x61 1400x1050 screen on it
Replies: 22
Views: 1998

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

dmdsoftware wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:01 pm
I observe that the battery is an X61 battery.
Incorrect. Compare this X61 4-cell battery with the underside of the Frankenpad.
by axur-delmeria
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X230 6-cell battery re-celling considerations, 30+ and 44+ battery info [includes pictures]
Replies: 8
Views: 421

Re: X230 6-cell battery re-celling [includes pictures]

Another issue is how to reprogram/reset the BMS so that it reflects the capacity of the new cells. To date I've yet to hear of a solution.
by axur-delmeria
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T440s i7 4600u upgrade
Replies: 6
Views: 215

Re: T440s i7 4600u upgrade

Fast browsing and office applications won't be a problem for an i7-4600u, esp. if you have enough RAM (preferably 8GB) and an SSD.

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