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by axur-delmeria
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Wifi AX on T430?
Replies: 3
Views: 62

Re: Wifi AX on T430?

WLAN cards do not work in a WWAN slot. True. The T430 WWAN slot has SATA signals in lieu of PCIe in order to support mSATA SSDs. And the bluetooth part works off USB, which may have a (non-working) trace in the WWAN port. The WWAN slot definitely has USB signals, as the WWAN cards are USB-based. Ch...
by axur-delmeria
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: is it okay NOT to install the sound driver for 770X?
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Re: is it okay NOT to install the sound driver for 770X?

I've never owned nor encountered the 770X, but its Thinkwiki page mentions that the CS4610 PCI audio chip is paired with the CS4239 ISA audio chip. This was done in order to have DOS audio capability (via Soundblaster emulation).
by axur-delmeria
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: does 770X play DVD without MPEG board?
Replies: 8
Views: 301

Re: does 770X play DVD without MPEG board?

The CPU may be fast enough, with the right software. I don't have anything that old or slow to test though.
by axur-delmeria
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: w500 upgrade path for broke student
Replies: 8
Views: 279

Re: w500 upgrade path for broke student

If your current RAM setup is one 2GB stick, get one 4GB stick for 6GB total. IMO it's more than enough for most purposes. Even a WD Green 120GB SSD will make a difference in performance, regardless of the SATA bandwidth. I've used a 32GB SSD on an X60s with a Core Solo 1.06GHz. Everything about this...
by axur-delmeria
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Thinkpad + Linux = I really want to learn !!
Replies: 12
Views: 1093

Re: Thinkpad + Linux = I really want to learn !!

I just did that with an early 128GB M.2 and am delighted. Even on a fossil like my 4GB RAM T61 without USB 3 it's reasonably fast and a great use for small SSDs. Good to hear. If you can find a 2.5" SATA to M.2 adapter, you can put that M.2 SSD into the HDD bay. I put mine in a USB enclosure for po...
by axur-delmeria
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Problem with one of the batteries of the T450s
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Re: Problem with one of the batteries of the T450s

For disassembly instructions, it's best to grab a copy of the T450s Hardware Maintenance Manual (HMM): https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/t450s_hmm_en_sp40g54937.pdf You can also look for disassembly videos to supplement the instructions found in the HMM. There's also an FRU listing avai...
by axur-delmeria
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Problem with one of the batteries of the T450s
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Re: Problem with one of the batteries of the T450s

No practical way to un-redflag it; IIRC a safety fuse inside the battery pack gets tripped when the voltage drops to 0v, which means you have to crack open the plastic shell, then have enough electronics skills to find said fuse and remove it. Oh, and there's also the matter of finding and purchasin...
by axur-delmeria
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Problem with one of the batteries of the T450s
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Re: Problem with one of the batteries of the T450s

One of the things you shouldn't do is keep a laptop on a shelf for months as a time.

The lithium-ion batteries inside self-discharge, and when the voltage gets too low, the BMS (battery management system) red-flags the entire battery pack as a safety precaution .
by axur-delmeria
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Pimped T440p and heat
Replies: 6
Views: 371

Re: Pimped T440p and heat

RBS, top of the mornin' to ya, Back to heatsink issue. I'm toying with the idea of fitting an external heatsink via a copper cable out of the ventilation holes at the back. Am I dreaming or do you think it's possible? I don't intend to move the T440p from this desk. Copper cable? In other high-powe...
by axur-delmeria
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T410 new battery goes off when reaches 25%
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Re: T410 new battery goes off when reaches 25%

It sounds like a battery that has a dead cell in the pack.
by axur-delmeria
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: X32 for W98SE AND W7 ?
Replies: 4
Views: 284

Re: X32 for W98SE AND W7 ?

Windows 7 --> have you checked if audio works? IIRC Win 7 doesn't have drivers for AC97-based sound chips.
by axur-delmeria
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: R61i windows 7 no Ethernet driver
Replies: 7
Views: 392

Re: R61i windows 7 no Ethernet driver

So, after successfully loading Windows 7 on my R61i hdd, I decided to upgrade to a ssd. I first tried to clone the drive using Acronis (free software for the Crucial ssd I bought) and again it was a no go. I actually never even got to use the software as again I could not get the R61i to boot from ...
by axur-delmeria
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Looking for Input - T61p Optical Drive
Replies: 4
Views: 383

Re: Looking for Input - T61p Optical Drive

From what I found on Thinkwiki, sounds like it's a 9.5-mm drive that's basically a rebadged Hitachi GSA-U10N - does that mean that in theory I can use any drive of that thickness? No. The connector on the Ultrabay Slim drives are proprietary. Comparison image: http://mcelroys.itprinciples.com/CIMG0...
by axur-delmeria
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Docks design flaw
Replies: 1
Views: 280

Re: Docks design flaw

If you don't need high-performance video output, you can use the ThinkPad USB 3.0 Dock. Since it connects via a USB 3.0 cable, it doesn't block the vents.

For newer models, USB-C docks are available too.
by axur-delmeria
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X61 upgrade & Middleton BIOS
Replies: 5
Views: 567

Re: X61 upgrade & Middleton BIOS

1. Regarding the SSD -- did you clone the HDD's contents into the SSD, or did you do a fresh install of the operating system? 2. 8GB will work on the stock BIOS. 3. The performance difference will be marginal. The temperatures are another matter. Usually, the T8100 runs cooler, and undervolts better...
by axur-delmeria
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: R61i windows 7 no Ethernet driver
Replies: 7
Views: 392

Re: R61i windows 7 no Ethernet driver

and a MS Visual C++2005 Redistributable (x64) SP1 driver that is needed for the Rescue and Recovery software (BTW it has to be this exact driver, any subsequent (newer) MS Visual C++ driver will not work. That's expected, really. And it's not a driver but a set of software libraries, usually as DLL...
by axur-delmeria
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Upgrading x230 from hdd to ssd.
Replies: 12
Views: 683

Re: Upgrading x230 from hdd to ssd.

ajkula66 wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:49 am
I'm not a fan of cloning - especially from HDD to SSD - but when one must do it, Clonezilla is my weapon of choice.
Same here. I have a somewhat recent version of Clonezilla in my external SSD with Debian 9.0 installed. I used it the other day, but did the reverse: clone an SSD to HDD. :lol:
by axur-delmeria
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T42 can't install (or find!) drivers for UJDA755y DVD/RW drive
Replies: 4
Views: 323

Re: T42 can't install (or find!) drivers for UJDA755y DVD/RW drive

It's a laptop more than a decade old. I think it's understandable that the DVD drive is wonky. :lol:
by axur-delmeria
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: R61i windows 7 no Ethernet driver
Replies: 7
Views: 392

Re: R61i windows 7 no Ethernet driver

The Vista driver should work. I'm not familiar with the Ideapad S9 and S10, but if the Ethernet hardware is the same, the Win 7 driver should work without issues.
by axur-delmeria
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Upgrading x230 from hdd to ssd.
Replies: 12
Views: 683

Re: Upgrading x230 from hdd to ssd.

Have your tried other cloning software?
by axur-delmeria
Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Upgrading x230 from hdd to ssd.
Replies: 12
Views: 683

Re: Upgrading x230 from hdd to ssd.

I've done a bit of cloning, and IIRC I boot from a USB flash disk (I use Linux-based cloning software), put the SSD in the laptop, and the HDD in a USB 3.0 enclosure. Another method is to use a desktop PC and connect both HDD and SSD to SATA (instead of USB), and clone from there.
by axur-delmeria
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Is 65w adapter sufficient for thinkpad x230tablet after all
Replies: 9
Views: 437

Re: Is 65w adapter sufficient for thinkpad x230tablet after all

IMO better safe than sorry. One of my 65w chargers conked out recently, so I replaced it with a 90w.
by axur-delmeria
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: tablet mode
Replies: 2
Views: 1615

Re: tablet mode

Tablet mode? The W541 doesn't have a Yoga hinge, nor a twist hinge like the X220T, so I don't understand what you're talking about.

Maybe you're referring to the touchscreen? AFAIK most W541 units don't have it. You have to ask the seller for that.
by axur-delmeria
Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: New affordable & compact Lenovo ThinkPad L13 & L13 Yoga laptops with Intel 10th gen CPUs announced
Replies: 15
Views: 864

Re: New affordable & compact Lenovo ThinkPad L13 & L13 Yoga laptops with Intel 10th gen CPUs announced

If these new model names are any indication, the T490 successor will be the T15, then differentiated with a Generation number like the X1 Carbon.
by axur-delmeria
Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: Win XP 32 bit on X41 with KingSpec 128GB SSD
Replies: 13
Views: 664

Re: Win XP 32 bit on X41 with KingSpec 128GB SSD

I've read somewhere a few years back that there's a special USB HDD enclosure that allows one to boot different disk images stored in the HDD. I don't know the name of said product, or if it still exists.
by axur-delmeria
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: De-Dusting a W541?
Replies: 7
Views: 561

Re: De-Dusting a W541?

You cannot just "blow the dust out". Here's why. Here is a sample image of the W541 heatsink: https://ae01.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1dOXrfAomBKNjSZFqq6xtqVXab/Genuine-New-Laptop-CPU-Cooler-for-Lenovo-ThinkPad-W540-W541-SWG-Q3-Discrete-Graphics-Heatsink-Cooling.jpg_640x640.jpg The air is sucked in by the fan...
by axur-delmeria
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: ultrabay supper slim battery for x230 - as a power bridge
Replies: 3
Views: 486

Re: ultrabay supper slim battery for x230 - as a power bridge

I think the suggestion about using the X230T battery is that it has those flat Li-Ion cells, which might be able to fit in the HDD bay. The big question is the size of the battery management board-- while I don't have and X230T, I have the much-older X61T and dismantled two of its battery packs. IIR...
by axur-delmeria
Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Simple Problem, not so simple
Replies: 5
Views: 464

Re: Simple Problem, not so simple

You can install the Dynamic Drive Overlay, found in older versions of Ontrack Disk Manager to get the 20GB to work. I've done this in a non-Thinkpad laptop more than a decade ago. :D
by axur-delmeria
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Simple Problem, not so simple
Replies: 5
Views: 464

Re: Simple Problem, not so simple

onespeedbiker wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:48 am
Next issue, bios only accepts max 5gb hd (not 20gb I tried) .. bought a 2gb hd and will have to wait..
What happens when you turn on the laptop with a 20GB drive installed? Does it show the BIOS boot screen but doesn't detect the HDD, or does it power up, but the screen is just black?

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