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by axur-delmeria
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: t430 i5 overheat ? how to fix this
Replies: 4
Views: 364

Re: t430 i5 overheat ? how to fix this

Clean the heatsink and change the paste. Let the newly-repasted laptop run idle for 20-30 minutes before running tests. Also, have you tried swapping the heatsinks? Or at least use the heatsink from the i3 into the one with the i5? If it runs cooler, then the other heatsink may be defective (usually...
by axur-delmeria
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Putting a W500 MOBO inside a W510?
Replies: 2
Views: 301

Re: Putting a W500 MOBO inside a W510?

IMO since you already have both laptops at hand, it's easier to check if the W500 board will fit. The important questions are: * do the screw holes line up * are the keyboards interchangeable * Will the W510 LCD work on the W500 and so forth. A "no" in any of those questions will cast serious doubt ...
by axur-delmeria
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Are Thinkpads x200 suitable for being daily drivers in 2019?
Replies: 5
Views: 321

Re: Are Thinkpads x200 suitable for being daily drivers in 2019?

Personally, I'd suggest an X230 or newer as a daily driver, especially if your preferred operating system is Windows 10.
by axur-delmeria
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X230 a very strange story - lets troubleshoot!
Replies: 6
Views: 292

Re: X230 a very strange story - lets troubleshoot!

If it doesn't give a 1-3-3-1 error beep code when powered up without any RAM installed, it's very much dead.
by axur-delmeria
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Frosty Look on IBM 770Z
Replies: 4
Views: 351

Re: Frosty Look on IBM 770Z

That's an LCD starting to die. Does it smell like vinegar?
by axur-delmeria
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X61s and sata-2
Replies: 2
Views: 245

Re: X61s and sata-2

Besides, the Ultrabase X6 has an IDE port for the optical drive, not SATA, so I don't get it at all.
by axur-delmeria
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: IBM Thinkpad Battery Re-Celling Battery Rebuild Tutorial
Replies: 23
Views: 29330

Re: IBM Thinkpad Battery Re-Celling Battery Rebuild Tutorial

IIRC the Li-ion battery doesn't use 18650 cells, but something a bit smaller, maybe 17500? of which thinkpad battery are you talking about? does anyone have a list of type of cells each thinkpad battery have? like the X230/X220 batteries have different sizes, there is slim 6 cell pack and a thick 6...
by axur-delmeria
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: t430 i5 overheat ? how to fix this
Replies: 4
Views: 364

Re: t430 i5 overheat ? how to fix this

The extra heat may be coming from the i5 3380M's 2.9GHz clock speed + Intel HD graphics working harder due to the 1600x900 screen resolution.

Also, have you changed the thermal paste?
by axur-delmeria
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: X230 and Photoediting
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Re: X230 and Photoediting

Get a good monitor with high color gamut, PVA or IPS, at least 24 inches, Full HD or 1440p, and a Displayport input. Having a color calibration tool (X-rite, ColorHug, etc.) helps as well.
by axur-delmeria
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Microphone Mute Button Not Functional
Replies: 7
Views: 447

Re: Microphone Mute Button Not Functional

AFAIK support for those playback keys depend on the media player software, and not the hotkey driver.
by axur-delmeria
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X201 screen upgrade(1900*1200)
Replies: 5
Views: 269

Re: X201 screen upgrade(1900*1200)

TPFanatic wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:00 pm
Is that display really plug and play with the laptops' original LVDS LCDs?
I doubt it. A screen like that would most likely be eDP.
by axur-delmeria
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: what computer model is this?
Replies: 28
Views: 1699

Re: what computer model is this?

Another item you may want to get is a diagnostic POST card: https://www.ebay.com/itm/4-Digit-Card-P ... 2204308791

This can help you check if the computer works even without a display.
by axur-delmeria
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: IBM Thinkpad R50e price?
Replies: 2
Views: 219

Re: IBM Thinkpad R50e price?

The R50e is the budget model (denoted by the "e" suffix) of the budget line (R series), so its selling price would be rather low. 50 USD is already too high IMO.
by axur-delmeria
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: what computer model is this?
Replies: 28
Views: 1699

Re: what computer model is this?

If it's DOS you don't need any drivers.
by axur-delmeria
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: 1600x1200 resolution on x62!
Replies: 2
Views: 358

Re: 1600x1200 resolution on x62!

A while back I scaled my X220's 1366x768 to 1536x864 with xrandr --scale 1.125x1.125.

But maybe it's one of the reasons my eyes got worse (narrowed focus range).
by axur-delmeria
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Upgrading my X61s
Replies: 2
Views: 211

Re: Upgrading my X61s

SSD is your top priority, as it's a game-changer when it comes to improving the laptop's responsiveness. Middleton BIOS helps because it unlocks SATA II (300 megabytes/sec) mode-- without it, the SATA port is stuck at 150 megabytes/sec max. I don't know why you'd want ChromeOS when you can put a rea...
by axur-delmeria
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X61T external drive issue - Not showing up??
Replies: 26
Views: 927

Re: X61T external drive issue - Not showing up??

There's a "Drivers" link on the top of this forum page, just below the banner image. Look for the appropriate Thinkpad model and select the operating system currently installed on your laptop. As RBS mentioned, look under the "Storage" category.
by axur-delmeria
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: t530 wlan slot has usb?
Replies: 1
Views: 269

Re: t530 wlan slot has usb?

The USB signals are wired into the WLAN slot. The problem is that the "BT enable/disable" signal on pin 51 is hard-wired to "disabled". To bypass this, you need to isolate Pin 51 on the mini-pcie connector of the AX200-- this can be done by either covering it with tape, or cutting the circuit board ...
by axur-delmeria
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Microphone Mute Button Not Functional
Replies: 7
Views: 447

Re: Microphone Mute Button Not Functional

Windows 10 Pro. Mute button for speakers works. I just downloaded Hotkey Features Integration for Windows 10 (64-bit) - ThinkPad and restarted the laptop and now the button works turning the mic on and off. Yes, that's the software package that you needed to install. Good job firguring it out on yo...
by axur-delmeria
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Microphone Mute Button Not Functional
Replies: 7
Views: 447

Re: Microphone Mute Button Not Functional

What operating system is running on that T520?
by axur-delmeria
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: [X230]Keyboard Cleanup and Chassis/Lid Repairs
Replies: 2
Views: 274

Re: [X230]Keyboard Cleanup and Chassis/Lid Repairs

If it's just dust and hair, just use a small brush, needlepoint tweezers, air blower, vacuum. Remove the keyboard from the laptop, turn it upside down and shake it a bit. The last thing you want inside a laptop keyboard is liquid of any sort.
by axur-delmeria
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: what computer model is this?
Replies: 28
Views: 1699

Re: what computer model is this?

Well, the alternative is to find a monitor that works with the video card that you already have. Just keep looking, I guess? ~~~ A quick search found this video converter to VGA, but it's a tad bit expensive: https://monotech.fwscart.com/EternalCRT_MDACGAEGA_to_VGA_Converter_Box/p6083514_19478791.as...
by axur-delmeria
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: SOLVED: Fan sounding like a tractor
Replies: 6
Views: 402

Re: Fan sounding like a tractor

Best you can do is clean and lubricate the fan. If that doesn't fix it, you'll need to replace it.

Also, it's a bad idea to have the fan running at full speed all the time, as it will hasten its wear and tear.
by axur-delmeria
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: what computer model is this?
Replies: 28
Views: 1699

Re: what computer model is this?

three more photos of the card is helps: https://ibb.co/YD4dddQ https://ibb.co/3YtH3Yy https://ibb.co/4WsnJtQ is it possible to put a very old VGA PCI graphic card in there?would it need drivers? A PCI graphics card won't work on that computer-- there are no PCI slots at all, only 8-bit and 16-bit I...
by axur-delmeria
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: what computer model is this?
Replies: 28
Views: 1699

Re: what computer model is this?

If that KAC-card is indeed a graphics card, you'll need a 9-15-pin adapter, such as this: https://www.retro-kit.co.uk/page.cfm/content/9-pin-to-15-pin-VGA-Adapter/ Plus a standard 15-pin VGA cable. You sure that one will work, RBS? The link mentions it's for Acorn computers with VGA graphics but on...
by axur-delmeria
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:10 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: 3x2 lcd on x230 doable?
Replies: 7
Views: 833

Re: 3x2 lcd on x230 doable?

Do you have more details on this? I read it from this: https://thinkpad-forum.de/threads/210248-X201-WUXGA-IPS-Display-Mod-Infos-und-Fragen Google-translation: https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fthinkpad-forum.de%2Fthreads%2F210248-X201-WUXGA-IPS-Display-Mod-Infos-...
by axur-delmeria
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: what computer model is this?
Replies: 28
Views: 1699

Re: what computer model is this?

I still have a DIN to PS/2 adapter, but I'm not letting it go. :P

See if you can find an ISA VGA card-- that computer predates PCI so a PCI video card wont work at all. That's the only way I know how. CGA uses digital signalling to drive the monitor, while VGA is analog.
by axur-delmeria
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Maybe it's starting (to die)...?
Replies: 11
Views: 1400

Re: Maybe it's starting (to die)...?

I taped pin 20 on the the Intel 4965ABGN and put it back into the laptop. Now the WiFi won't turn off even if I want it to. :lol: ....Aaaaaaannnndddd I spoke too soon. It's not working again. Don't know if it's just an old card going bonkers or the PCIe slot itself. If it's the latter, then it's a c...
by axur-delmeria
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: 3x2 lcd on x230 doable?
Replies: 7
Views: 833

Re: 3x2 lcd on x230 doable?

From what I've read, the Intel HD 4000 doesn't support 60Hz refresh rate at resolutions above 2560x1600, so it's best to stick to 1440p. in such case I will have to consider x201 with P130ZFA-BA1 (13.0" 2160×1440) as it has more vertical space on the lid. It alsoo supports up to 2560x1600 on displa...
by axur-delmeria
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: 3x2 lcd on x230 doable?
Replies: 7
Views: 833

Re: 3x2 lcd on x230 doable?

1. will it scale up to 2000p ? (probably not) 2. will it support lower 3x2 resolution 2160×1440 propertly. how good will be the picture quality? 3. what about displayport pin usage (done for FHD mods on x230) is it possible to use this for 3000x2000 output? There is also another 3x2 display option ...

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