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by axur-delmeria
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Fujitsu Lifebook LH531 upgrade options - CPU Sandy v Ivy
Replies: 1
Views: 35

Re: Fujitsu Lifebook LH531 upgrade options - CPU Sandy v Ivy

The show-stopper in this case is BIOS CPU support. If there's a variant of this model that has Ivy Bridge, you have a fair chance of succeeding, or if there's a BIOS update that specifically mentions Ivy Bridge support.
by axur-delmeria
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Puzzling wifi login
Replies: 4
Views: 82

Re: Puzzling wifi login

Does your laptop and any other laptops in your household have Windows 10? I remember a feature that allowed automatically sharing WiFi passwords with trusted peers-- I've yet to see it in action, because in our house there's only one computer with Windows 10, while the rest are Win 7 and Linux.
by axur-delmeria
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T400 HARDWARE modification question
Replies: 17
Views: 9900

Re: T400 HARDWARE modification question

and im sorry, what do you mean by dock? can i get a physical button out of this? thanks! The dock I'm referring to is this one: https://thinkwiki.org/wiki/ThinkPad_Advanced_Mini_Dock It contains passthrough ports for VGA, LAN, modem, etc. But most importantly, it has a power button which can be use...
by axur-delmeria
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Warning: advise against disassembling the the Series 3 docks
Replies: 9
Views: 294

Re: Warning: advise against disassembling the the Series 3 docks

But axur-delmeria....don't underestimate the power of glue. I can guarantee you plastic epoxy or JB-weld or the like will stand up just fine to the stresses. This stuff isn't elmers glue by any stretch of the imagination. Also much stronger on those type of loads than CA/Super glue. I don't underes...
by axur-delmeria
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x200 replacement HDD
Replies: 1
Views: 78

Re: x200 replacement HDD

I've tested up to 1TB on an X61 (one generation older than the X200), which means the X200 can handle it as well.

Upgrade to SSD? A big YES. The laptop will boot faster and become more responsive. And SSD prices are going down.
by axur-delmeria
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Warning: advise against disassembling the the Series 3 docks
Replies: 9
Views: 294

Re: Warning: advise against disassembling the the Series 3 docks

Given the problem you've experienced, would you say that, in the future, if someone wants to unblock the vent, they should just break the alignment guide off? This is probably easier. Yes, but it must be done in a controlled manner, not just "pull at it until it breaks". As for the mod, it's around...
by axur-delmeria
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Warning: advise against disassembling the the Series 3 docks
Replies: 9
Views: 294

Re: Warning: advise against disassembling the the Series 3 docks

Can you fully disassemble the dock to glue the standoffs in-place or assess the damage such that you can make a repair? The dock is disassembled save for the dock's circuit board and RF shield, like this: https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-FXq8Gv_hWO8/WcU9eAOMKkI/AAAAAAAACaU/t8abRqgkVEkNrVF-UTZOGg8WBnGQWki...
by axur-delmeria
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Warning: advise against disassembling the the Series 3 docks
Replies: 9
Views: 294

Re: Warning: advise against disassembling the the Series 3 docks

Reminds me of the old Powerbook 100 series where the display assemblies only were held together with brass inserted into ABS plastic and would start to wiggle loose until the display fell apart and couldn't be put back together. Oh yeah and the minute you tried to unscrew it, the weakly attached st...
by axur-delmeria
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T400 HARDWARE modification question
Replies: 17
Views: 9900

Re: T400 HARDWARE modification question

Blehxpo wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:50 am
is it possible or a way to solder a button to the 19th pin and a ground?
Should be possible with thin wire, a steady hand, and a soldering iron with a very fine tip.
If you lack any of these, especially the last 2, either get a dock or replace the keyboard.
by axur-delmeria
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Warning: advise against disassembling the the Series 3 docks
Replies: 9
Views: 294

Warning: advise against disassembling the the Series 3 docks

Short version: wants to remove alignment guide, damages dock during disassembly. :cry: Long version: I have a Series 3 Dock (4337) and wanted to remove the alignment guide as it blocks the X220's side exhaust vent. Whoever thought it was a good idea needs to be hit with a Selectadock III . :lol: Fou...
by axur-delmeria
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: A prodigal son has returned (a spare X61 loaned to sister)
Replies: 4
Views: 804

Re: A prodigal son has returned (a spare X61 loaned to sister)

I transplanted the LCD panel from the X60F (AKA "Toy") into the prodigal son, as its current screen (LTN121XJ-L02 scavenged from a Dell laptop, then used in my cousin's now-dead X60) was quite dim, had pressure marks and atrocious viewing angles. Now it's staring to look like something I can proudly...
by axur-delmeria
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo Z61t vs. Lenovo 3000 N100
Replies: 9
Views: 496

Re: Lenovo Z61t vs. Lenovo 3000 N100

TPFanatic wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:59 am
Any SATA 2.5" HDD or SSD will work.
...but will be limited to SATA I (150 megabytes/sec) due to chipset limitations.
by axur-delmeria
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: substitute p8400 with a better cpu...
Replies: 3
Views: 325

Re: substitute p8400 with a better cpu...

Do you want it to be an even better room heater? Get the T9600, T9900. Not sure if the X9100 works.

Otherwise, stick to the P series (P8600, P8700, P8800).
by axur-delmeria
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: A prodigal son has returned (a spare X61 loaned to sister)
Replies: 4
Views: 804

Re: A prodigal son has returned (a spare X61 loaned to sister)

Further Debian Buster (RC1) adventures on the prodigal son: Trackpoint settings and udev Udev rules syntax seems to have changed since Debian Stretch. My old /etc/udev/rules.d/10-trackpoint.rules file doesn't work anymore: ACTION="add" SUBSYSTEM=="input", ATTR{name}=="*TrackPoint*", ATTR{device/sens...
by axur-delmeria
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: List of (postclassic) Thinkpad models and quick recap in here ?
Replies: 6
Views: 363

Re: List of (postclassic) Thinkpad models and quick recap in here ?

To add to that, the T540p and W540 are among the last Thinkpads to have socketed (meaning upgradable) CPUs. Those of succeeding generations have sodlered CPUs which makes upgrading unfeasible.
by axur-delmeria
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Is an NVMe SSD (theoretically) possible on an X61?
Replies: 9
Views: 471

Re: Is an NVMe SSD (theoretically) possible on an X61?

I made an ugly dual HDD hack for my old X61 a few years ago: https://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=114432#p735315 Tapped into the SATA interposer card to add a bootable mSATA card, then used a mPCIE->USB3->SATA adapter that was wired back into the HDD bay for a 2nd drive. Heat problem we...
by axur-delmeria
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Is an NVMe SSD (theoretically) possible on an X61?
Replies: 9
Views: 471

Re: Is an NVMe SSD (theoretically) possible on an X61?

If you want a dual HDD/SSD in an X61, just get a WD Black2(squared) drive. 128GB SSD, 1TB HDD, 1 9.5mm drive. Wasn't that discontinued due to compatibility issues, as it uses some kind of internal SATA port multiplier that doesn't work with a fair number of systems? Reading the reviews... is there ...
by axur-delmeria
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Is an NVMe SSD (theoretically) possible on an X61?
Replies: 9
Views: 471

Re: Is an NVMe SSD (theoretically) possible on an X61?

Hmmm, I think I've answered part of my question... I just Googled "NVMe SSD on mini-PCIe" and this baby showed up. Sintech M.2 (NGFF) nVME SSD to Mini PCIe Adapter with 20cm Cable https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/31zv69ykn9L.jpg There's also this one , but there may not be enough fre...
by axur-delmeria
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Is an NVMe SSD (theoretically) possible on an X61?
Replies: 9
Views: 471

Re: Is an NVMe SSD (theoretically) possible on an X61?

You (under a different username) discussed this already a year ago: https://www.reddit.com/r/thinkpad/comments/6s0ilq/msata_ssd_in_x61s_is_it_possible/ There was no mention of NVMe in that thread, just mSATA. We already know that mSATA won't work on the X6x mPCIe slots, so I was wondering if NVMe (...
by axur-delmeria
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Now I can confirm it really does exist - revised T61p motherboard!
Replies: 5
Views: 440

Re: Now I can confirm it really does exist - revised T61p motherboard!

I can almost hear the choir singing Hallelujah ~! :lol:

Great find. :D
by axur-delmeria
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Is an NVMe SSD (theoretically) possible on an X61?
Replies: 9
Views: 471

Re: Is an NVMe SSD (theoretically) possible on an X61?

Theoretically, maybe. But even if you did, it would require reworking the socket Reworking? Maybe a PCB with edge contacts for both slots, with a flush M.2 socket like this one could work. what are you gaining? Racking my brain trying to find a hybrid storage (SSD + HDD) setup for the X60/61 family...
by axur-delmeria
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Is an NVMe SSD (theoretically) possible on an X61?
Replies: 9
Views: 471

Is an NVMe SSD (theoretically) possible on an X61?

Let's set aside the BIOS boot issue for the moment.

We have 2 PCIe x1 lanes via the WLAN and WWAN ports.

Is it possible to link those 2 together and use them to connect an M.2 2242 NVMe SSD?

Or will the PCIe v1.1 bandwidth of 250 MB/s per lane make it moot?
by axur-delmeria
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Keyboard backlight T61
Replies: 5
Views: 413

Re: Keyboard backlight T61

The only keyboard that has : [*] same connector as the T61, and [*] backlight is the one from the T430/530, X230 and W530. Problem is: [*] its keyswitch matrix is not 100% compatible with the T61 [*] the mounting points are completely different And trying to make the backlight work without burning s...
by axur-delmeria
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Is it worth repairing my X220 anymore? Only 1USB port half works, thats the main issue.. plus the others
Replies: 7
Views: 526

Re: Is it worth repairing my X220 anymore? Only 1USB port half works, thats the main issue.. plus the others

1. Buy another one of the same model and transfer the working parts like RAM, HDD and/or SSD

2. Buy a different model that can use as much of the same transferable parts.

Those are the options that come to mind.
by axur-delmeria
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x301 complete overhaul + FSB overclocking + pictures
Replies: 6
Views: 555

Re: x301 complete overhaul + FSB overclocking + pictures

Did the alcohol + hot air remove the cigarette smell?
by axur-delmeria
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: How to store 'new' batteries?
Replies: 13
Views: 684

Re: How to store 'new' batteries?

I'd rather put them on rotation than keep them in storage and hope they keep their capacity.
by axur-delmeria
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: First TP LCD with a video scaler?
Replies: 1
Views: 415

Re: First TP LCD with a video scaler?

The 760XD had it. Dunno about the older ones.
by axur-delmeria
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Windows 10 Now Require a Minimum of 32GB Storage Space -- April 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 686

Re: Windows 10 Now Require a Minimum of 32GB Storage Space -- April 2019

When my (relatively cheap) phone has more space than a laptop...well something is seriously wrong with the laptop. 32GB of storage? I mean my T42p came with twice that from the factory in 2005! It's probably the same as the N22 Chromebook but with Windows shoehorned in. Well, they bought it without...
by axur-delmeria
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: A prodigal son has returned (a spare X61 loaned to sister)
Replies: 4
Views: 804

Re: A prodigal son has returned (a spare X61 loaned to sister)

PHASE II: Undervolting and Stress-testing for stability Undervolting is a very repetitive activity, as every drop in voltage requires stress-testing to ensure its stability. There are some shortcuts though: my prior experience with undervolting has resulted in some insight with regards to how low a...
by axur-delmeria
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: A prodigal son has returned (a spare X61 loaned to sister)
Replies: 4
Views: 804

Re: A prodigal son has returned (a spare X61 loaned to sister)

I've just completed undervolting the X61. I'm going to explain my CPU undervolting (and testing) method, and splitting it into parts because I realize it would be too long for a singe post. It can be described as a "bottom-up" approach, as it begins at the second-to-the-lowest clock speed rather tha...

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