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by fleming164
Thu Dec 31, 2015 2:36 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T440s adding backlit keyboard
Replies: 3
Views: 940

Re: T440s adding backlit keyboard

Arrived today, installed and working perfectly.

Thanks for the reply RBS.
by fleming164
Thu Dec 31, 2015 2:34 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: wifi 5300 card for T500.
Replies: 4
Views: 574

Re: WTB: wifi 5300 card for T500.

I have the 5100 that came out of my x200 if you're interested, having said that, the shipping to Canada might make it not worth it.
by fleming164
Tue Dec 22, 2015 1:57 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: USB 3.0 dock
Replies: 1
Views: 1122

USB 3.0 dock

I've just bought a t440s and am looking for a docking station for it. For previous thinkpads I've always had proper docking stations but as my girlfriend will be sharing my desk at times I thought it would be useful to have a USB 3.0 one where her Dell could also connect. Looking on eBay I can eithe...
by fleming164
Sun Dec 13, 2015 7:41 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T440s adding backlit keyboard
Replies: 3
Views: 940

Re: T440s adding backlit keyboard

Thanks, ordered it and should get around to replacing the keyboard in the new year.
by fleming164
Sun Dec 13, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T440s adding backlit keyboard
Replies: 3
Views: 940

T440s adding backlit keyboard

I'm looking to purchase a second hand T440s and would like it know if it is possible to replace the standard keyboard with a backlit one. It seems this is possible for the T430 and T450, but the eBay listings state you need a laptop with an additional backlight connected on the motherboard, is this ...
by fleming164
Wed Apr 08, 2015 3:50 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420 throttling when dedicated graphics are active
Replies: 4
Views: 1613

Re: T420 throttling when dedicated graphics are active

Never even crossed my mind about whether it was a 65W or 90W adapter! Just swapped to a 90W and it's working fine now!

Thanks!
by fleming164
Wed Apr 08, 2015 2:47 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420 throttling when dedicated graphics are active
Replies: 4
Views: 1613

T420 throttling when dedicated graphics are active

I don't know if this has been covered (I can't seem to find anything in search). I have a T420 with the NVidia GPU but when the GPU is active the CPU throttles itself to 0.80Ghz. the throttling happens immediatly and doesn't revert even when the CPU has cooled down to ~50 degrees. Is this a thermal ...
by fleming164
Thu Jan 22, 2015 5:39 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Mechanical keyboard with TrackPoint
Replies: 9
Views: 2610

Mechanical keyboard with TrackPoint

Not Lenovo/IBM or ThinkPad, but I thought it might interest some of you anyway: https://www.massdrop.com/buy/tex-yoda It's a massdrop so it won't ship until ~April 2nd, and even then there will be a very long shipping time as it goes to their warehouse first. Choice of cherry MX switches and apparen...
by fleming164
Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:30 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Dell Chromebook 11 - UK
Replies: 0
Views: 459

Dell Chromebook 11 - UK

I started University (college for those over the pond :wink: ) last September and decided I'd need a laptop with an all day battery to take in with me, so I bought this Chromebook. It's battery life is exceptional and really did last me all day when I needed it, but unfortunately I realised that I d...
by fleming164
Tue Dec 16, 2014 3:54 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Intel 7260AC and linux
Replies: 1
Views: 1146

Intel 7260AC and linux

Hi there, I've recently purchased a X200 and wanted to upgrade the WiFi card to take advantage of the AC router we've got. I'm thinking of getting the 7260AC dual band card, but wondered if anybody had any experience with this card under linux? I've got the Intel 5100 card in at the moment and it do...
by fleming164
Mon Jun 17, 2013 2:17 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: Core 2 Duo T9400 (2.53 ghz, 6mb L2 cache)
Replies: 4
Views: 501

Re: FS: Core 2 Duo T9400 (2.53 ghz, 6mb L2 cache)

Wrong FSB for the T/R61(800Mhz), only T/R400/500 (1066Mhz) will take this I think, maybe the W500 too.
by fleming164
Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:26 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: How to get the fan to disengaged mode on the T60?
Replies: 10
Views: 913

Re: How to get the fan to disengaged mode on the T60?

100°C?! Sounds like there's something seriously wrong with your heatsink/fan.

Have you tried downloading TP fan control, linked on the forums here?
by fleming164
Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:37 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 14" 7663-AQ8: is this a widescreen?
Replies: 6
Views: 715

Re: T61 14" 7663-AQ8: is this a widescreen?

This is what the Lenovo Support site gives: Based on 7663-12U: T7500(2.2GHz), 2GB RAM, 80GB 5400rpm HD, 14.1in 1440x900 LCD, 128MB nVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M, CDRW/DVDRW, Intel 802.11agn(n-disabled), Bluetooth, Modem, 1Gb Ethernet, UltraNav, Secure chip, 6c Li-Ion, WinVista Business So a 14.1" widescree...
by fleming164
Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:37 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: A31p - a decade later (LONG)
Replies: 148
Views: 26597

Re: A31p - a decade later (LONG)

My A31p (bought from ajkula66) is very happy running Thunderbird and a few other light applications while sat on my port replicator next to my desktop. Even with a 2.4Ghz P4-m and 2GB RAM she's still a little sluggish under web browsing but that gorgeous screen more than makes up for it, and I will ...
by fleming164
Wed May 22, 2013 4:26 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T43 keyboard and mouse freezing
Replies: 3
Views: 955

Re: T43 keyboard and mouse freezing

It's turned out to be the battery.

With it out there are no problems under windows 7.

Does anyone know if this sounds like the charging circuit or the battery, so I know if I should buy a new battery or not?
by fleming164
Sat May 18, 2013 12:05 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T43 keyboard and mouse freezing
Replies: 3
Views: 955

T43 keyboard and mouse freezing

I've just replaced my T42's motherboard with one from a T43. I went ahead and installed Windows 7 when I'd got it all back together and all went well, well until the keyboard and mouse stopped responding. A USB mouse works fine and never freezes. I've tried reinstalling windows and it all seems fine...
by fleming164
Fri May 17, 2013 5:41 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Dock 2503 - a good price?
Replies: 7
Views: 1329

Re: Dock 2503 - a good price?

I don't quite know the going rate, but I picked one up for £13 on eBay a few months back...

From this seller: http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/thehouseofbargain/ They don't seem to have any at the moment though.
by fleming164
Fri May 10, 2013 6:17 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: SOLD!!! - ThinkPad T61 14.1" Widescreen
Replies: 5
Views: 558

Re: FS: ThinkPad T61 14.1" Widescreen (Aberdeen, Scotland, UK)

I'd love to take it, but unfortunately the gap it would have filled has been filled, so to speak.

I appreciate the first refusal though :D
by fleming164
Tue May 07, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Are "compatible" 9-cell batteries reliable... and safe?
Replies: 13
Views: 1740

Re: Are "compatible" 9-cell batteries reliable... and safe?

I agree with ajkula66, it's a huge risk buying 3rd party batteries and I would never do it to a machine I couldn't afford to loose. That being said I have bought them before and haven't had any trouble. Yet...

I definitely wouldn't recommend them though.
by fleming164
Sat May 04, 2013 6:22 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: What is the "most common" screen res for a 15" R61 please?
Replies: 16
Views: 2000

Re: What is the "most common" screen res for a 15" R61 please?

I believe you're right on the 8GB RAM limitation and I don't think any 15" 4:3 T/R61 units were ever produced so you're probably looking at 15.4" WXGA (1280x800) which should be upgradable to WUXGA (1920x1200). As for a max CPU, technically you could go for an X9000 but they're pretty hot, a T9500 o...
by fleming164
Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Photography
Replies: 16
Views: 1770

Re: Photography

Well you've learnt quickly! I've had mine for a few years now, but don't seem to get much time to play around with it.

Macro shots of insects and plants are what I enjoy most, either that or they're just easier!
by fleming164
Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:03 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Photography
Replies: 16
Views: 1770

Re: Photography

Those are some pretty impressive photos you have there! I've always fancied myself as a photographer, but my shots don't even come close to yours... :oops: I'm not too familiar with Nikon cameras as I'm a Canon guy, but from a quick Google search it seems like you have a nice camera there (I shoot w...
by fleming164
Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:25 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Brag about the "good deals" that you've bought!
Replies: 328
Views: 83328

Re: Brag about the "good deals" that you've bought!

Thinkpad A31 for £8.80 inc p&p (needed a few covers etc.. Came with plug!) Thinkpad X41 for £14 inc p&p (needed a new screen and HDD - bought a ssd with adapter for £100 do I can upgrade in the future!) Lenovo 300 C200 - £12 inc p&p (if I remember correctly! Needs new screen, plug, HDD and HDD cove...
by fleming164
Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:11 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: T60 - UK!
Replies: 13
Views: 1312

Re: WTB: T60 - UK!

That's great, I'll show the pics to my friend at the weekend and will get back to you then but I'm sure that the money will be coming your way shortly :wink:
by fleming164
Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:00 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: T60 - UK!
Replies: 13
Views: 1312

Re: WTB: T60 - UK!

@ fleming164 - I might have a T61 TP available for you; I'll be able to get it out of storage tomorrow but off the top of my head it's wide screen based model (I think it's WXGA+ LCD) with the Intel X3100 GPU and it had the Middleton BIOS installed on it. I'll double-check the specs and condition t...
by fleming164
Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:23 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: T60 - UK!
Replies: 13
Views: 1312

Re: WTB: T60 - UK!

Thanks for the offer TuuS but on top of that there will be around £40 import duty which would make it almost double the budget :(

Maybe I need to have a holiday to USA so I can stock up on ThinkPads!
by fleming164
Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:21 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Need ThinkPad R60 TrackPoint dirvers and Battery drivers
Replies: 11
Views: 1868

Re: Need ThinkPad R60 TrackPoint dirvers and Battery drivers

I don't know about your trackpoint driver but the volume control is under "Hotkey Features" here:

http://support.lenovo.com/en_GB/downloa ... D=DS014985
by fleming164
Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:37 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Need ThinkPad R60 TrackPoint dirvers and Battery drivers
Replies: 11
Views: 1868

Re: Need ThinkPad R60 TrackPoint dirvers and Battery drivers

I believe that the same Battery MaxiMiser is used for all XP thinkpads so this should work:
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail. ... migr-44226
by fleming164
Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:32 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: T60 - UK!
Replies: 13
Views: 1312

Re: WTB: T60 - UK!

Cheapest!

But 14" wide would guarantee no XGA!

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