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by axur-delmeria
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Dead W701DS
Replies: 2
Views: 145

Re: Dead W701DS

Uhh, start hunting ebay for W701ds system boards? Or one with a broken screen?
by axur-delmeria
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X6x CMOS battery wiring
Replies: 11
Views: 218

Re: X6x CMOS battery wiring

dandreye wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:23 pm
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 )
You can also try this method: https://youtu.be/lWQiQ8VF7uo
by axur-delmeria
Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Socket P CPU in T60 (or in any other socket M board)
Replies: 8
Views: 315

Re: Socket P CPU in T60 (or in any other socket M board)

You're free to try. The pin spacing is too small TBH.
by axur-delmeria
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X6x CMOS battery wiring
Replies: 11
Views: 218

Re: 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! Can't remember if it's wired to the...
by axur-delmeria
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: x61s L7500 overclock by installing dell 1705 wifi card
Replies: 8
Views: 264

Re: x61s L7500 overclock by installing dell 1705 wifi card

afraidfuture wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:46 am
that two pin you mnetioned should be the one discussed in the thread, i am very beginner of modification.
is there any simple explanation on this?
There's an explanation in the thread posted by Screamer, specifically this post.
by axur-delmeria
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: x61s L7500 overclock by installing dell 1705 wifi card
Replies: 8
Views: 264

Re: x61s L7500 overclock by installing dell 1705 wifi card

How does the Dell wifi card enable the FSB overclock?
by axur-delmeria
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: LG Gram 17 - 16:10 display
Replies: 11
Views: 345

Re: LG Gram 17 - 16:10 display

Puppy wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:52 am
16:10 display Lenovo "can't" get.
But doesn't LG make their own screens? That may be how they can get a 16:10 one without much trouble.
by axur-delmeria
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: ** HOW TOs & FAQs **
Topic: T61 Laptop Keyboard USB Controller
Replies: 4
Views: 1044

Re: T61 Laptop Keyboard USB Controller

Great work! :bow:

I'd like to ask: how easy/difficult would it be to adapt the Teensy code to support other Thinkpad keyboards that use the same connector? I have an X60 and X220 (along with a few spare keyboards).
by axur-delmeria
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: ThinkPad SL and L Series until L420/L520
Topic: Install mSATA SSD on SL410?
Replies: 8
Views: 3876

Re: Install mSATA SSD on SL410?

It won't work, simply because the mSATA standard didn't exist yet when the SL410 was designed.

Thinkpads with mSATA came out in 2011 with the T420/420s, X220, T520, and W520. Any laptop that came before definitely doesn't have it.
by axur-delmeria
Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Thinkpad 25 keyboard keys removal/reattachment guide - *LARGE PICS*
Replies: 10
Views: 1437

Re: Thinkpad 25 keyboard keys removal/reattachment guide - *LARGE PICS*

Saucey wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:04 am
Maybe I'll be able to afford one within four years. :oops:
But I've heard the keyboard feels a lot better than a X300 so I'll have to find out til then.
I'm not even hoping to find one in my country, if that's any consolation. :cry:
by axur-delmeria
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Thinkpad 25 keyboard keys removal/reattachment guide - *LARGE PICS*
Replies: 10
Views: 1437

Re: Thinkpad 25 keyboard keys removal/reattachment guide - *LARGE PICS*

Saucey wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:38 am
Great guide, this will help me when I'll snag a T25 at a discount when it becomes obsolete. :)
In five to ten years perhaps? :lol:
by axur-delmeria
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Fundamental differences between T420 and T430?
Replies: 11
Views: 797

Re: Fundamental differences between T420 and T430?

Don't forget the USB 3.0 ports on the T430, which the T420 lacks.
Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:27 am
Thunderbolt ports.
Are you sure about this? AFAIK only the T430s i7 model with Intel Graphics only (without nVidia graphics) has Thunderbolt.
by axur-delmeria
Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X61t Mobo in the X60s case?
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Re: X61t Mobo in the X60s case?

Oh, it can be done, but you won't like the result. I've done it exactly once, a few years ago. You need to force-flash the non-Tablet X61 BIOS into the X61T. Don't ask me how-- it's been at least 5 years since then, I don't remember the exact details anymore. It may involve using an external monitor...
by axur-delmeria
Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 Trackpoint Trackpad not in Device Manager (Win7) [Solved]
Replies: 1
Views: 281

Re: X220 Trackpoint Trackpad not in Device Manager (Win7)

The touchpad is probably malfunctioning. Since the touchpad and Trackpoint share the same PS/2 mouse port, one of them malfunctioning will cause the other to exhibit issues as well.
by axur-delmeria
Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X330 / 51nb backlight issue
Replies: 7
Views: 1904

Re: X330 / 51nb backlight issue

Yes, I can read the backlight state using a script like this https://gist.github.com/tott/753d44545b1864b3f85a8e4314b2490b However, I could not find any way to disable this device. I also could not figure out what exactly is causing the reset. The only thing I can tell for sure is that whenever thi...
by axur-delmeria
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Vipre 260 drive failing
Replies: 3
Views: 370

Re: Vipre 260 drive failing

I don't have any hardware to test, but if the Viper is detected in DOS, maybe an old version of Norton Ghost could work?
by axur-delmeria
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Thinkpad Reserve Edition Ripoff? *PICS*
Replies: 6
Views: 459

Re: Thinkpad Reserve Edition Ripoff?

Perhaps I could tell you, with bigger/more detailed pictures. But then it would violate the standing rules of the forum. :lol: You Just need to post them as links instead of inline images. :D Ars Technica has an article about it: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/10/hands-on-hps-leather-clad-lap...
by axur-delmeria
Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X330 / 51nb backlight issue
Replies: 7
Views: 1904

Re: X330 / 51nb backlight issue

Oh, it has one of those 1080p kits with a USB-connected backlight controller?
by axur-delmeria
Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Replacing T410 keyboard
Replies: 2
Views: 727

Re: Replacing T410 keyboard

The T410 keyboard is interchangeable with the T510, W510, T420, W520, and X220. :D
The T410i is just a normal T410 but outfitted with a lower-cost CPU like the Core i3.
by axur-delmeria
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: RAM Supported Frequency X230T
Replies: 1
Views: 113

Re: RAM Supported Frequency X230T

Well, I've yet to see any DDR3-2600 sticks, so DDR3-1600 it is.

DDR3-1866 may be possible on it, but I have neither an X230 nor DDR3-1866 RAM to test. :lol:
by axur-delmeria
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Artifacts/distortion occasionally when playing youtube videos in HD (T61p)
Replies: 27
Views: 1555

Re: Artifacts/distortion occasionally when playing youtube videos in HD (T61p)

Suspicions:

1. Driver issue
2. Resource contention (15 youtube tabs isn't normal, and eats up the GPU's resources, esp. RAM)
3. Video RAM issue
by axur-delmeria
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: My dream machine build!
Replies: 12
Views: 1082

Re: My dream machine build!

Compaq Aero Contura 4/25
Our first laptop was a Compaq Contura Aero 4/33c. It's like the 90s version of the netbook: minimalist, with a small screen.
by axur-delmeria
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: How to craft a great X6x
Replies: 2
Views: 470

Re: How to craft a great X6x

1. Screen upgrade: the X61T is available with the SXGA+ IPS/AFFS screen. 2. backlight: there's a thread about LED conversion here https://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?t=114881 3. power management: for Linux, there's TLP http://linrunner.de/en/tlp/docs/tlp-linux-advanced-power-management.html . ...
by axur-delmeria
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Docking station upgrade x230
Replies: 3
Views: 256

Re: Docking station upgrade x230

axmaxwell wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:57 am
Has anybody tried upgrading the ports on the dock station? I'd like to convert the outdated VGA port to HDMI.
The closest thing to an HDMI port on the Series 3 Ultrabase is the Displayport++ port, which only needs a passive DP-to-HDMI dongle. It will work up to 1920x1200 IIRC.
by axur-delmeria
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Putting together an ultimite Thinkpad for a friend
Replies: 5
Views: 269

Re: Putting together an ultimite Thinkpad for a friend

Since he already has a T450, a T440p with a quad-core i7 should be fine. :D
by axur-delmeria
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: No 64 bit intel pentium 4 mobile?
Replies: 4
Views: 265

Re: No 64 bit intel pentium 4 mobile?

IIRC no Socket 478 Pentium 4's were 64-bit-- only the LGA 775 ones were.

See CPU-World: http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Pentium_4 ... scott.html
by axur-delmeria
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: repurposing T61 as a router
Replies: 1
Views: 466

Re: repurposing T61 as a router

Perhaps an Expresscard Gigabit LAN adapter? https://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-ExpressCard-Gigabit-Ethernet-Network/dp/B003N3G1BI/ Another idea is to get the 2503 dock and install a network card on its PCI Express slot. If you can't find a 2503 dock, an Expresscard to PCIe extender (same one used i...
by axur-delmeria
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Which ThinkPad gen suits best for Net/Free/OpenBSD?
Replies: 9
Views: 768

Re: Which ThinkPad gen suits best for Net/Free/OpenBSD?

The best Idea I've had in a while was to turn my FreeBSD based X61 with T7300 @ 2GHz and 4GB RAM into a dedicated .mp3 player. It has a tiny footprint, sits on a table in easy reach of my recliner and does nothing but play beautiful music for me. I never shut it down and it's at 178 days uptime. Th...
by axur-delmeria
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: SSD questions
Replies: 7
Views: 742

Re: SSD questions

ajkula66 wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:17 pm
To me personally, the question is whether one is comfortable with relying to a lesser-known-SSD-brand to store their data. I know I'm not.
Western Digital has a budget line of SSDs (WD Green).

Of the lesser-known brands, I'd pick Transcend.

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