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by ganon11000
Fri Feb 06, 2015 5:14 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T410 screen replacement options
Replies: 16
Views: 11901

Re: T410 screen replacement options

I got the same issue but all dark colours were green. Just pushed the cable and all is good :)
by ganon11000
Mon Feb 02, 2015 3:16 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: A31 Wireless Card.
Replies: 5
Views: 4581

Re: A31 Wireless Card.

I sorta just threw router antenna's in the slot :p http://imgur.com/a/f4yhy Still works to this day with my WPA modification! But seriously, you could get some laptop WiFi antennas (E.G.http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TOSHIBA-SATELLITE-PRO-A300-PSAG9E-LAPTOP-WI-FI-ANTENNA-and-CABLES-/191374383656?pt=UK_Co...
by ganon11000
Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:44 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Windows 10 on Lenovo 3000 N200 & T420
Replies: 0
Views: 4214

Windows 10 on Lenovo 3000 N200 & T420

Lenovo 3000 N200: All drivers apart from the Ricoh Card Reader are fine out of the box. The windows 7 card reader driver works fine. 720P YouTube plays with little to no dropped frames. ThinkPad T420: Seemed fine; Tested for about 20-30 minutes, not all drivers are installed out of the box / through...
by ganon11000
Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:48 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Win 7 Pro COA's A question of compatibility...
Replies: 4
Views: 6977

Re: Win 7 Pro COA's A question of compatibility...

A received a bunch of Dell and (2) HP Win 7 Professional COA's and I need to find out if they're any good. I was wondering if the Dell and HP COA's will install on a Thinkpad if I use the Dell and HP Win 7 Professional OEM software, i.e., does Microsoft check the hardware for compatibility or do th...
by ganon11000
Tue Jan 20, 2015 6:19 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T410 screen replacement options
Replies: 16
Views: 11901

Re: T410 screen replacement options

I have a T420 with the 1600 X 900 and find it great and my mum has the 1440 X 900 T410 and can see it fine.
by ganon11000
Tue Nov 18, 2014 9:34 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: switch ssd hd from T60 to T420
Replies: 8
Views: 3784

Re: switch ssd hd from T60 to T420

All I can say is if the storage controller is set the same on both machines and it should boot up fine and just need the new drivers installing and potentially re-activating Windows.
by ganon11000
Tue Nov 04, 2014 4:15 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Smartphones : who has one ? Favorite OS ? Brand ?
Replies: 54
Views: 12380

Re: Smartphones : who has one ? Favorite OS ? Brand ?

Nexus 4 for me. Most of it's use is watching YouTube when I'm not at my PC.
by ganon11000
Sat Aug 09, 2014 2:16 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo Driver Sweep. *LenovoSupport severely limited!*
Replies: 64
Views: 12818

Lenovo Driver Sweep. *LenovoSupport severely limited!*

It seems as if Lenovo has removed ALL drivers for XP Era machines.
I have confirmed this is true for the A31, X41 and 3000 C200.

Mod edit: changed title (added: *LenovoSupport severely limited!*)
by ganon11000
Sat Mar 22, 2014 11:04 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: [How To] UPDATED WITH VIDEO WPA on older IBM High rate cards
Replies: 7
Views: 6299

Re: [How To] [Tested} WPA on the older IBM High rate cards

Just to update my story, as I got some time to tinker with my A30p again. Basically I found this excellent page which is fail-proof. Similarly to Frank from Poland (http://linux.junsun.net/intersil-prism/stories/20100728_Frank_IBM_A30p.txt) I upgraded the firmware (within linux) to v1.8.2 and now I...
by ganon11000
Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:59 am
Forum: Windows 8
Topic: High DPC on Windows 8.1 - Lenovo 3000 N200 0769
Replies: 0
Views: 1616

High DPC on Windows 8.1 - Lenovo 3000 N200 0769

What can I do to fix this. It says ACHI.sys and ndis.sys
by ganon11000
Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:27 pm
Forum: Non-ThinkPad Lenovo Laptops
Topic: Webcam driver for Vista 64 bit 3000 N200 0769 ECG
Replies: 1
Views: 16276

Re: Webcam driver for Vista 64 bit 3000 N200 0769 ECG

*Update*
Solved by installing Windows 8 - it works out of the box!
by ganon11000
Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:24 pm
Forum: Non-ThinkPad Lenovo Laptops
Topic: Need help getting the fingerprint reader working for login
Replies: 3
Views: 16166

Re: Need help getting the fingerprint reader working for log

I solved it with a install of windows 8 and the ThinkPad software for windows 7 X64 :)
by ganon11000
Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:39 am
Forum: Non-ThinkPad Lenovo Laptops
Topic: Webcam driver for Vista 64 bit 3000 N200 0769 ECG
Replies: 1
Views: 16276

Webcam driver for Vista 64 bit 3000 N200 0769 ECG

I have a Lenovo 3000 N200 0769 ECG.
I want to be able to install the webcam driver. I have not found the webcam drive any ware online. The one on the lenovo site is not working with this webcam (it is for the 3000 N200 06??).
Any help would be appreciated.
Thank you.
by ganon11000
Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:05 am
Forum: Non-ThinkPad Lenovo Laptops
Topic: Need help getting the fingerprint reader working for login
Replies: 3
Views: 16166

Re: Need help getting the fingerprint reader working for log

If I were you, I would: - DISable the FPR in the BIOS - UNinstall all FPR related software - remove palmrest and DISconnect the FPR (if you are technical enough). Those FPRs are sort of semi-working in the business Thinkpads, but in the El Cheapo versions like the 3000 series I wouldn't trust them ...
by ganon11000
Sat Jan 25, 2014 4:32 pm
Forum: Non-ThinkPad Lenovo Laptops
Topic: Need help getting the fingerprint reader working for login
Replies: 3
Views: 16166

Need help getting the fingerprint reader working for login

I have a lenovo 3000 N200 07?? I need help with the fingerprint software. Every time I tick use fingerprint for windows login it unticks next time I open settings. How do I fix this?

Windows Vista X64
Latest fingerprint drivers
by ganon11000
Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:13 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Power on password removable?
Replies: 6
Views: 1489

Re: Power on password removable?

Remove HD/CD/wifi/modem, whatever is there, then try to boot into BIOS. I have one of those as well (but with a matte screen), no problems there at all. If you were interested it is now fully working. The dvd drive bracket (the thing that screws onto the end of the drive where the case screw goes -...
by ganon11000
Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:55 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Power on password removable?
Replies: 6
Views: 1489

Re: Power on password removable?

POP and SVP use the same icon, except on some old(er) Thinkpads. ok. I ended up buying this one as it was very cheap and I have a 3000 C200 with a broken screen which might be mix and match-able. If you have any ideas on what is wrong with it do tell me :) http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lenovo-3000-N200...
by ganon11000
Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:44 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Power on password removable?
Replies: 6
Views: 1489

Re: Power on password removable?

RealBlackStuff wrote:But I doubt very much that they are POP, I bet they are Supervisor Passwords.
I thought the icon shown in the pictures was POP?
by ganon11000
Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:42 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Power on password removable?
Replies: 6
Views: 1489

Power on password removable?

I'm thinking of getting: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/231133628399?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649 or http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/331104362011?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649 But was wondering how to remove the PoP? Lenovo's website said remove all the batteries and ...
by ganon11000
Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:59 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: An A31p I was destined for...?
Replies: 30
Views: 4331

Re: An A31p I was destined for...?

I wouldn't have minded Windows Vista or 7 without Aero, I just switch it back to classic Windows and enjoy the Windows 9x nostalgia, that's what I do on my G41. But by the looks of it-Vista or 7 would only bring the A31p closer to it's demise, so XP's fine for me. Yeah Vista ran slowly on my A31 if...
by ganon11000
Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:49 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Edge / E-series
Topic: What are your opinions on the E535 ThinkPad Edge
Replies: 9
Views: 11450

Re: What are your opinions on the E535 ThinkPad Edge

I've had mine about two months (A4300M) and I liked the machine overall BUT...it crashed last week, refused to reboot and after many attempts with recovery disks, tech support now says that it sounds like a system board problem and I'll have to send it in for repair. So I'm conflicted...it has a gr...
by ganon11000
Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:50 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: An A31p I was destined for...?
Replies: 30
Views: 4331

Re: An A31p I was destined for...?

Adda wrote:I'm glad it works, lets hope it will make your A31p last longer.
My A30 doesn't seem to mind that I have played WoW on it, extensively, maybe because of the GPU cooling trick.
I played games like AoE3 and TM United with no issues :p
by ganon11000
Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:16 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: An A31p I was destined for...?
Replies: 30
Views: 4331

Re: An A31p I was destined for...?

I used a piece of copper out of a dead Compaq F500s heatsink that the perfect size and used arctic MX-2 on BOTH sides of the copper. My IR Thermometer was reading about 40oC on the gpu and the cooler proving it works. I turn mine on and off because it's used every 3-4 weeks for this or that that nee...
by ganon11000
Sat Nov 02, 2013 4:42 am
Forum: ThinkPad Edge / E-series
Topic: To day my PC is Uppside down :O
Replies: 3
Views: 5052

Re: To day my PC is Uppside down :O

Joppe wrote: OMG Thanx! You saved My day :)
glad it worked :)
by ganon11000
Sat Nov 02, 2013 4:19 am
Forum: ThinkPad Edge / E-series
Topic: To day my PC is Uppside down :O
Replies: 3
Views: 5052

Re: To day my PC is Uppside down :O

Today when I starade my computer so was the entire desktop upside down. All the programs I open is also upside down. My Thinkpad (E530c) have never done anything like this before. What could have happened? How do I monitor to run normally again? Yours pours Joppe Sorry for my bad English, I blame G...
by ganon11000
Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:01 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: [How To] UPDATED WITH VIDEO WPA on older IBM High rate cards
Replies: 7
Views: 6299

Re: [How To] [Tested} WPA on the older IBM High rate cards

Basically, this is mostly attempted as an experiment, cause this is always kept on a desk and connected through a wire. Moreover, as you mentioned, I use the modem portion of it for sending and receiving facsimiles. So, I'm hoping that the OP will get to reply to this thread at some point :) I have...
by ganon11000
Sat Oct 19, 2013 6:29 am
Forum: ThinkPad Edge / E-series
Topic: Can I put a real Videocard in my Thinkpad?
Replies: 4
Views: 6447

Re: Can I put a real Videocard in my Thinkpad?

I have read somewhere you can buy a mini PCI-e to PCI-e X16 adapter (that uses an HDMI cable to extend the signal) but this seems expensive and, in my opinion, stupid.

http://www.techradar.com/news/computing ... tor-915616
by ganon11000
Tue Oct 08, 2013 1:18 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Edge / E-series
Topic: Edge E535 fan speeds erratic
Replies: 3
Views: 4970

Re: Edge E535 fan speeds erratic

In fact, I did check there and there appears to have been an update that says that it addresses fan issues, but without anything more specific than that. So I'm wondering if it would be wise to just go ahead and do that update without knowing anything more than that? :-0 Thanks for the reply. it is...
by ganon11000
Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:43 am
Forum: ThinkPad Edge / E-series
Topic: Edge E535 fan speeds erratic
Replies: 3
Views: 4970

Re: Edge E535 fan speeds erratic

Hi all: I'm new to the forum, and part of the reason I'm here is that I just got a new (well, refurbished) E535 through Lenovo outlet. It's for general use, nothing demanding, so I'm pretty confident that it was a good choice. All is going well after about a week of ownership, but there is one mode...

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