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by GomJabbar
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: x230 bricked after bios update?
Replies: 2
Views: 123

Re: x230 bricked after bios update?

I have skipped BIOS update versions in the past and never had a problem with a BIOS update so far. I always update using the Bootable CD version. You might try removing all power (AC, main battery & CMOS battery), hold the power button down for a minute or so, replace the batteries and AC power, and...
by GomJabbar
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T42 wifi problems, can I use an external network adapter?
Replies: 13
Views: 386

Re: T42 wifi problems, can I use an external network adapter?

You might consider a network extender. I use a Netgear AC1200 | EX6150 v2 network extender in my home. I see that it is not the top-rated network extender, but it works well for me. These do not require a wire, only an electrical outlet to plug into. Here is some ratings of network extenders: https:...
by GomJabbar
Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 166
Views: 33447

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

Country Joe McDonald: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3W7-ngmO_p8
And Buffalo Springfield.
Seems apropos...
by GomJabbar
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Micro$haft is $hafting W10 users again! Beware of Update 1809
Replies: 31
Views: 2893

Re: Micro$haft is $hafting W10 users again! Beware of Update 1809

I got bored, so I updated to 1809 this evening. No problems yet... :lol:
by GomJabbar
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: SD card not detected & can't update BIOS
Replies: 1
Views: 114

Re: SD card not detected & can't update BIOS

Try the bootable CD version of the BIOS update - if you are able. The link is on the page you listed above.

Personally, I always use the bootable CD version over the Windows version. I believe it is more reliable and less apt to brick your laptop.
by GomJabbar
Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: "ME is in recovery state" Appears when I boot my X220
Replies: 8
Views: 412

Re: "ME is in recovery state" Appears when I boot my X220

According to the following post, this is likely caused by corrupted firmware. Sometimes removing all power such as what you did above will fix the problem. I have not seen this message before on my X220, but I did have to remove all power such as you did to resolve boot up problems. https://www.dell...
by GomJabbar
Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: W700 and Windows 10
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Re: W700 and Windows 10

If it the problem devices are showing up in Device Manager, try looking under Details > Property > Hardware ID's for each problem device. Then try googling the numbers to find out what the device is.
by GomJabbar
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Using Windows 7 key on Windows 10 and still using Windows 7?
Replies: 18
Views: 1462

Re: Using Windows 7 key on Windows 10 and still using Windows 7?

ThinkPad560X wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:41 pm
I read a few days ago that some error/bug reset everyone's Windows 10 Pro key to Home Edition.
i am on Windows 10 updated fully except for Feature Update 1809. My Windows 10 Pro key is still Pro, as it was always. Not sure what you are talking about above.
by GomJabbar
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: ONE reason for the 2nd Amendment
Replies: 41
Views: 2545

Re: ONE reason for the 2nd Amendment

Being a 'good guy with a gun' doesn't always pan out. When the cops arrive, they can't seem to reliably tell the good from the bad.

https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/secu ... -shooting/
by GomJabbar
Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Docking station upgrade x230
Replies: 3
Views: 253

Re: Docking station upgrade x230

I bought a Display Port to HDMI adapter which I have used with a standard HDMI cable successfully on the Display Port of the X220. For some reason, the first Display Port to HDMI adapter I bought passed the video but not the audio. I bought a different brand that worked fine. This is the one that I ...
by GomJabbar
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: My new X280 just arrived!
Replies: 17
Views: 2057

Re: My new X280 just arrived!

I do prefer the keyboard of the X220 over the X280. The X280 keyboard is physically smaller. The X220 keyboard is 11-1/4" wide and 4-3/4" deep (not counting the Volume, Mic, ThinkVantage and Power buttons). The top two rows on the X220 include the F1-F12 row, End, and PgDn keys, larger ESC and Delet...
by GomJabbar
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: ONE reason for the 2nd Amendment
Replies: 41
Views: 2545

Re: ONE reason for the 2nd Amendment

On a related note, several years ago I worked with someone (a gun owner) who also lives in Alabama. He related an episode in that took place in Alabama that he was a witness to. One day my co-worker was at a car dealership getting his car serviced. While he was in the customer waiting lounge, waitin...
by GomJabbar
Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 342
Views: 188362

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

(some) Muslims aren't the only extremists in the pot here. There are zealots of various stripes seeking to impose their will on the masses. It is always: "The end, justifies the means", and "power at all costs". It is unfortunate when people cannot tolerate one another, but really they are being sto...
by GomJabbar
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Some recent ThinkPads can be destroyed by changing a UEFI-BIOS setting
Replies: 10
Views: 834

Re: Some recent ThinkPads can be destroyed by changing a UEFI-BIOS setting

I have been reading about this issue regarding enabling "BIOS support for Thunderbolt" that a number of users on the Lenovo Forum have experienced. Not just this either. Touch screen firmware updates and BIOS updates on some of the X-series laptops (and possibly others) have been breaking the touch ...
by GomJabbar
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Microsoft with real Windows Classic for 10
Replies: 14
Views: 1405

Re: Microsoft with real Windows Classic for 10

I have never seen promotional offers of any kind from any of Windows 10's apps. I don't uninstall OneDrive, but instead go to settings to tell it to not start automatically. After that, I never see it again. I don't understand why so many people have all these issues with Win 10. Am I just so much ...
by GomJabbar
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: YouTube is down
Replies: 4
Views: 381

Re: YouTube is down

This is probably the culprit... :lol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFGEm-j0Kqk

Seems to be working now though.

:jhem:
by GomJabbar
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: OS's on T42
Replies: 19
Views: 4146

Re: OS's on T42

If you do go for XP and you want Power Management software, get the latest IBM Battery MaxiMiser software @ http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/migr-44226 In my experience Lenovo Power Manager and its drivers caused me unpredictable, spontaneous, and very annoying freeze ups on Windows XP. It...
by GomJabbar
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Micro$haft is $hafting W10 users again! Beware of Update 1809
Replies: 31
Views: 2893

Re: Micro$haft is $hafting W10 users again! Beware of Update 1809

Reading up more on this, I see that Update 1809 is called a "Feature Update". A Feature Update is a major update that comes out every so often. The last Feature Update to Windows 10 was Version 1803 back in April. Feature updates are treated differently than other updates, and one can delay their in...
by GomJabbar
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Chrome 69 will keep Google Cookies when you tell it to delete all cookies
Replies: 24
Views: 1003

Re: Chrome 69 will keep Google Cookies when you tell it to delete all cookies

Netscape Navigator is now SeaMonkey, and has been for some time! :wink:

I still use SeaMonkey for my email client and occasionally use the SeaMonkey browser. However I don't use the SeaMonkey browser as much as I would otherwise to shield my email a little bit from my web surfing.
by GomJabbar
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T42 won't boot from hard disk
Replies: 7
Views: 1076

Re: T42 won't boot from hard disk

I believe you have run into a hard drive geometry issue since the hard drive came from a Toshiba. See the following for an explanation:

http://radified.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB. ... 9708/14#14
by GomJabbar
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: OS's on T42
Replies: 19
Views: 4146

Re: OS's on T42

I pretty much agree with ajkula66 above. I have had (3) T42's. One with a top-of-the-line Radeon 9600 running Windows 7. One with a Radeon 9000 running Windows Vista that I just gave to my grandson. And one with a Radeon 7500 that I haven't fired up in awhile (I think it has XP). When I decided to g...
by GomJabbar
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: [SOLVED!] Onscreen Display (OSD) Icons have stopped working
Replies: 12
Views: 1493

Re: [SOLVED!] Onscreen Display (OSD) Icons have stopped working

I am not surprised an updated driver caused your issue with the OSD. Too bad Lenovo doesn't fully test their updates on older hardware.

I am glad you finally got it all figured out. Your detective work might help someone down the road...
by GomJabbar
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: [SOLVED!] Onscreen Display (OSD) Icons have stopped working
Replies: 12
Views: 1493

Re: [SOLVED!] Onscreen Display (OSD) Icons have stopped working

Good job getting it sorted!

They say: "In Heaven there ain't no beer, that's why we drink it here..."
I am happy for you, that you didn't deplete your stock before resolving your OSD issue. :D
by GomJabbar
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: [SOLVED!] Onscreen Display (OSD) Icons have stopped working
Replies: 12
Views: 1493

Re: Onscreen Display (OSD) Icons have stopped working

I based my post above on an earlier experience I had with my X220 when I upgraded to Windows 8 Pro. I found an older version that worked while the latest version did not (although allegedly it was supposed to work on my X220 with Windows 8 Pro). Note that the version I posted in the link below is no...
by GomJabbar
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: [SOLVED!] Onscreen Display (OSD) Icons have stopped working
Replies: 12
Views: 1493

Re: Onscreen Display (OSD) Icons have stopped working

You may have to uninstall the hotkey features (there are several such as On Screen Display - FullScreen Magnifier- System Interface Driver - Display Utility- AutoScroll Utility listed in Add or Remove Programs or Programs and Features in Windows Control Panel). Then install a version that is more co...
by GomJabbar
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Is it possible to upgrade to 12 G of RAM (4 G + 8 G)?
Replies: 20
Views: 2848

Re: Is it possible to upgrade to 12 G of RAM (4 G + 8 G)?

FWIW, I recently bought from Amazon: Crucial 16GB Kit (8GBx2) DDR3/DDR3L 1866 MT/s (PC3-14900) Unbuffered SODIMM 204-Pin Memory - CT2K102464BF186D and installed this kit in my X220 (bios version 1.26). I works just fine, and at full speed (as verified by CPU-Z). Product description Capacity:16GB Kit...
by GomJabbar
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Still not using Smart touch screen devices
Replies: 33
Views: 5041

Re: Still not using Smart touch screen devices

I do have an iPad Mini that is a touchscreen device, but it only has limited use for me.

My ThinkPad X280 (which replaced my ThinkPad X220) came with a touchscreen that I never use. I only use the keyboard and trackpoint on the X280. :roll:
by GomJabbar
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 166
Views: 33447

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

Mazzy Star and Hope Sandoval are new to me. :thumbs-UP: My latest find is vocalist Julieta Venegas and the group La Sonora Santanera: La Sonora Santanera - El Ladrón ft. Julieta Venegas La Sonora Santanera is a tight excellent Mexican group that features a variety of vocalists. Below are some sample...

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