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by Tim-ANC
Thu May 31, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: IdeaPad Series Laptops
Topic: Graphics card Ideapad 320
Replies: 2
Views: 1282

Re: Graphics card Ideapad 320

Thanks RBS, I did see the 620 in device manager. Just not sure it will run the VR gear. Next step is to give it a try.
by Tim-ANC
Wed May 30, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: IdeaPad Series Laptops
Topic: Graphics card Ideapad 320
Replies: 2
Views: 1282

Graphics card Ideapad 320

My son has a 320-15IKB machine. I'm having trouble determining if it has a graphics card. HMM doesn't show an option and it just has a system board. Would it be built into the board? He wants to run VR gaming goggles on it and g-card is a requirement.
by Tim-ANC
Sun Jan 29, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: New w530. Upgrades?
Replies: 6
Views: 2566

Re: New w530. Upgrades?

Farro wrote:@tim
funny !!! :)
I couldn't resist. Read through that twice before I understood he meant taking his computer apart. Not sure I believe it was his cat that did the beer spilling, but understand why it should be blamed nevertheless.
by Tim-ANC
Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: ThinkPad P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: My P50 impressions and setup experience
Replies: 8
Views: 2070

Re: My P50 impressions and setup experience

Thank you for the education. Doubt that would bother me much either.
by Tim-ANC
Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: New w530. Upgrades?
Replies: 6
Views: 2566

Re: New w530. Upgrades?

James2406 wrote: my cat spilled a bottle of beer on it. Ripped it apart asap
Great, one less cat in the world :thumbs-UP:
by Tim-ANC
Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: ThinkPad P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: My P50 impressions and setup experience
Replies: 8
Views: 2070

Re: My P50 impressions and setup experience

Furball,

Excellent write up. I was planning on buying a P50 last year but those funds got diverted. In the hunt again. Please excuse my ignorance, but was is backlight bleed?
by Tim-ANC
Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: Wireless adapter does not start at start up
Replies: 5
Views: 1473

Re: Wireless adapter does not start at start up

Confirmed adapter does not start on machine restart. I thought I had the shut down configured to go completely off like a restart does. Guess not. Also with pwr disconnected, normal start up does not fire up the adapter. Have the opposite problem from my original problem but much easier to live with...
by Tim-ANC
Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:09 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: Wireless adapter does not start at start up
Replies: 5
Views: 1473

Re: Wireless adapter does not start at start up

Intel guy suggested pwr management and fast boot settings in bios. I changed some settings and it now works after shutdown with pwr on. Though it did not work when I did one restart. Maybe fluke but I need to test that more. Also not sure which bios setting change made it work. Will play with that t...
by Tim-ANC
Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: Wireless adapter does not start at start up
Replies: 5
Views: 1473

Re: Wireless adapter does not start at start up

So I went to Intel. They do not have a Win10 compatible driver: https://communities.intel.com/thread/109616 I think the incompatibility has something to do with power management. If I unplug the power cord from the laptop a few minutes before shut down (fast start up off), the next power up starts t...
by Tim-ANC
Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:23 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: Wireless adapter does not start at start up
Replies: 5
Views: 1473

Wireless adapter does not start at start up

W530 Win 10 Intel Centrino Ultimate N 6300 AGN wireless adapter Whenever I start my computer the adapter does not start. Says this in device status: "This device cannot start. (Code 10) {Operation Failed} The requested operation was unsuccessful." I have to disable it then enable again to get it to ...
by Tim-ANC
Fri Aug 26, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: W530 Bluetooth does not connect
Replies: 2
Views: 1268

Re: W530 Bluetooth does not connect

Interesting on the E350. I half think it's a hardware problem. Thought to rip the one from my T500 but Lenovo parts look up does not say they are compatible.
by Tim-ANC
Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: W530 Bluetooth does not connect
Replies: 2
Views: 1268

W530 Bluetooth does not connect

The bluetooth in my W530 is not finding new devices or connecting to previously setup devices. Discovery is on. I have updated and rolled back the driver. In device manager I see no flags on the network adapters or USB. I have disabled and re-enabled anything that might effect it. Pwr management is ...
by Tim-ANC
Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: Newer thinkpads, can one learn to cope with it?
Replies: 15
Views: 2753

Re: Newer thinkpads, can one learn to cope with it?

Check your settings on the on the touch pad. My W530 has a Palmcheck setting to reduce pointer movement by incidental palm contact. Probably like you, I never use a mouse.
by Tim-ANC
Wed May 04, 2016 7:36 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Clean install Win10 to keep MS Office
Replies: 5
Views: 1277

Re: Clean install Win10 to keep MS Office

RBS, thank you again. I ran those at malwaretips a couple times but the problems came back after a few days. The Spyhunter and Reghunter software seems to have handled it.

MrB. Good advice thank you. It was Win7 with MS Off 10 installed by Lenovo. Will look into it.
by Tim-ANC
Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:10 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Clean install Win10 to keep MS Office
Replies: 5
Views: 1277

Re: Clean install Win10 to keep MS Office

Thanks for the idea.

Yes, we ran those suggestions twice from malwaretips.

Also took it too a repair shop twice. Using Spyhunter and Reghunter by Enigma software. Paid for it. Seems to be finding a lot of crap.

The adware is liveadexchanger
by Tim-ANC
Fri Apr 29, 2016 5:48 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Clean install Win10 to keep MS Office
Replies: 5
Views: 1277

Clean install Win10 to keep MS Office

My wife's T410 has adware that we are having trouble eradicating. I am contemplating using the reset option for Win10 but want to keep MS Office. The machine was bought directly from Lenovo with Win7 and MS Office installed. I do not have the recovery disks.
by Tim-ANC
Wed Feb 17, 2016 5:02 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: How to brick the fruit device easily
Replies: 9
Views: 2476

Re: How to brick the fruit device easily

Yet another reason why I use BlackBerry
by Tim-ANC
Sun Feb 14, 2016 3:19 am
Forum: ThinkPad P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: P50 buy questions
Replies: 5
Views: 7959

Re: P50 buy questions

I have not bought this yet. The funding for it was diverted. Might be able to get it in 2 months.

Thank you all for the advice about ram and SDD. I do have the HMM. I haven't seen any FRU's unusually difficult to change.
by Tim-ANC
Fri Feb 05, 2016 6:41 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Unusual sound coming from the fan or around fan area.
Replies: 7
Views: 1775

Re: Unusual sound coming from the fan or around fan area.

Heat rises and the heat sink is on top of your processor for this reason. Being upside down the heat is rising away from the sink.

Do you have an HDD? Might be the disk hitting the normally top cover which would be bad.

You could try using an external flat screen monitor to achieve what you want.
by Tim-ANC
Thu Feb 04, 2016 8:37 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Windows 10 upgrade issue
Replies: 7
Views: 1481

Re: Windows 10 upgrade issue

But your wifi does work right? Normal internet browsing for example.
by Tim-ANC
Thu Feb 04, 2016 7:43 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: Can I turn my CMOS startup password on and off?
Replies: 3
Views: 3122

Re: Can I turn my CMOS startup password on and off?

Thanks RBS I can toggle it on and off by doing what you said. Additionally: To disable the Power On Password, one selects Enter as if entering a PW. It takes you to change PW. First, enter current PW, enter nothing (blank) for New PW, and nothing again for Confirm PW. Then it prompts you to save the...
by Tim-ANC
Thu Feb 04, 2016 5:13 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: Can I turn my CMOS startup password on and off?
Replies: 3
Views: 3122

Can I turn my CMOS startup password on and off?

W530. I want to set a CMOS/BIOS password on startup for when I travel. I want to be able to turn it off when I am home. I have not set one yet for fear I will not be able to turn it off.
by Tim-ANC
Thu Feb 04, 2016 1:40 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Windows 10 upgrade issue
Replies: 7
Views: 1481

Re: Windows 10 upgrade issue

Does the wifi work otherwise? If not, cycle the wireless switch off to on.
by Tim-ANC
Sun Jan 31, 2016 4:19 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Using the W520 with an outboard monitor
Replies: 4
Views: 2742

Re: Using the W520 with an outboard monitor

Certainly you would prefer to view both monitors. I have my external sitting up and behind the ThinkPad on a card board box. From my normal viewing position, the top of the lid meets the bottom edge of the external's screen. You can build a more permanent platform out of wood. Or simply use phone bo...
by Tim-ANC
Sun Jan 31, 2016 4:05 am
Forum: ThinkPad Edge
Topic: Creating a recovery disc [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 15254

Re: Creating a recovery disc

Thanks the update.
by Tim-ANC
Fri Jan 29, 2016 1:28 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Any reason NOT to downgrade a T440S to Win 7?
Replies: 2
Views: 1154

Re: Any reason NOT to downgrade a T440S to Win 7?

You might want to try win10. I'm not fully in love with it yet but it is better than Win 8.

Windows classic shell was a tool I used on win 8 machine. It bypassed a lot of the annoyances.

http://classicshell.net
by Tim-ANC
Fri Jan 29, 2016 6:05 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T450s External WD drive not detected on 1 usb port.
Replies: 13
Views: 2686

Re: T450s External WD drive not detected on 1 usb port.

Did a little research. You have USB 3.1 Super Speed (SS). Should all be the same power output but I'm not certain of this.

http://www.usb.org/developers/ssusb

Did you contact Lenovo? Does your documentation describe if there is anything different about the ports?
by Tim-ANC
Thu Jan 28, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: ThinkPad P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: Heads up on ThinkPad P70
Replies: 15
Views: 13765

Re: Heads up on ThinkPad P70

Good to hear. Sorry you had grief with it.
by Tim-ANC
Thu Jan 28, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T450s External WD drive not detected on 1 usb port.
Replies: 13
Views: 2686

Re: T450s External WD drive not detected on 1 usb port.

3.0 ports should be blue. Perhaps that port does not push enough power to run that drive. How do other devices work in it?

T450's are relatively new. If your machine is still on warranty, I suggest contacting Lenovo.

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