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by u666sa
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Thinkpad batteries can not be repaired?
Replies: 5
Views: 5564

Re: Thinkpad batteries can not be repaired?

I got the cracking case open thingy, there is no problem with that. Tell me what component to replace? I even have eprom programmer and can modify any kind of firmware it has on that board, just tell me how to do it. :bow: Let's be realistic, if I order this same type of battery from aliexpress, cha...
by u666sa
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Thinkpad batteries can not be repaired?
Replies: 5
Views: 5564

Re: Thinkpad batteries can not be repaired?

Laptop battery packs have a BMS (battery management system). Lithium cells self-discharge over time, and when its voltage drops to 0v (or a sufficiently low voltage), a safety device in the BMS detects this and trips. When the battery pack is charged again, the BMS detects the tripped safety and pr...
by u666sa
Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Thinkpad batteries can not be repaired?
Replies: 5
Views: 5564

Thinkpad batteries can not be repaired?

I just disassembled and charged by thinkpad battery using a lab power supply up to 13.1 volts. It takes voltage nicely. If you leaving it alone after charging, it does not loose it. But when I stick it into laptop, laptop says battery is fully discharged... Even though battery is charged. What's hap...
by u666sa
Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Why I don't bother with a Smartphone
Replies: 22
Views: 9551

Re: Why I don't bother with a Smartphone

There is a country to country differences, and there is a person to person differences..... I'm in RUSSIA. I pay 300 rubles per month for my MTS cell phone plan, which is 3GB, 200 minutes, 200 sms.. Dollar is 64 rubles, so I'm paying rougly $5 per month. Believe me that is plenty for me. I browse th...
by u666sa
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: Fixing or replacing W701ds WUXGA screen with Dell one?
Replies: 4
Views: 4026

Re: Fixing or replacing W701ds WUXGA screen with Dell one?

Thank you. I may live with it for now, but if it ever comes to needing a new display this will probably be the method. Think carefully about it. I had lcd burn in in top right corner and it caused a short. I had two fuses blown and a cap on circuit relating to backlight. Plus because of short BIOS ...
by u666sa
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: W520 won’t boot with discrete graphics
Replies: 1
Views: 3287

W520 won’t boot with discrete graphics

W520 4270-CTO Works fine when in BIOS NVidia optimus is enabled. In fact playing world of tanks at ~115 fps. PUBG lags at 20 fps unplayable. If I go to BIOS and select discrete graphics and disable os detection of optimus. Then I have problems. Even with fresh windows install (7) it hangs after inst...
by u666sa
Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: I need BIOS dump for W520
Replies: 3
Views: 3760

I need BIOS dump for W520

ThinkPad W520 H0222-5 LKN-3 WS MB 43.4KE37.051 Need BIOS dump. Notebook was turned off in the evening, and left sitting without power plugged into it, it's battery is long dead. In the morning it would want to start several times, even went into windows 10 boot screen, but then it stopped responding...
by u666sa
Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: Windows 10 + W520 frame rate drops to ~30 fps in games
Replies: 9
Views: 5817

Windows 10 + W520 frame rate drops to ~30 fps in games

Hello fellow thinkpad owners. On my W520 thinkpad frame rate in World of Tanks would drop form 120 fps to ~30 fps, and then come up again back to 120 fps, no matter what I do. I tried solutions like xbox DVR + 2 regedit tweaks, didn't help. What help me though, is TPFanControl app. At that, I'm not ...
by u666sa
Sun Jan 17, 2016 1:51 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: w520 mSATA speed
Replies: 7
Views: 4812

Re: w520 mSATA speed

I modified the link, check it out plz
by u666sa
Sun Jan 17, 2016 1:51 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: W520: Can the speakers be swapped for better ones?
Replies: 15
Views: 8106

Re: W520: Can the speakers be swapped for better ones?

http://ep.yimg.com/ay/directron/black-ikanoo-bt008-3x2w-portable-bluetooth-speaker-90hz-20khz-w-metal-stand-p-n-bt008-black-ds-15.gif BT008. No wires, cheap. You are probably like myself, using notebook at home and at work, only 2 locations. You only need to install two sets of speakers, and it wil...
by u666sa
Sat Jan 16, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: W520: Can the speakers be swapped for better ones?
Replies: 15
Views: 8106

Re: W520: Can the speakers be swapped for better ones?

You can A) cut a bigger hole in upper cover, and B) install custom and bigger speakers that will fit, or A and B together. To do B you will have to disassemble your notebook (take upper cover off) and measure their width, height, and length, then go and find something that will fit. You could cut ou...
by u666sa
Sat Jan 16, 2016 1:41 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: w520 mSATA speed
Replies: 7
Views: 4812

w520 mSATA speed

Screenshot of my mSATA benchmark https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1oKZ ... F9fYjNhS2c
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1oKZO ... sp=sharing

How to make it faster? Is there a driver out there to make it faster?
by u666sa
Sat Jan 16, 2016 12:53 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Atlas Deluxe mSATA 240GB life time
Replies: 4
Views: 1914

Re: Atlas Deluxe mSATA 240GB life time

My problem is that it is a total inconvenience when it fails. I use my notebook for work, and live in Russia. I'm going to have to order SSD from USA, that is more than 2 weeks, closer to a month. Is there a software tool that can tell me how much life my SSD have and warn me when it's about to fail...
by u666sa
Fri Jan 15, 2016 11:55 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Atlas Deluxe mSATA 240GB life time
Replies: 4
Views: 1914

Atlas Deluxe mSATA 240GB life time

How many times can the NAND be written onto on this drive http://poweredbymushkin.com/index.php/c ... luxe-msata ?

In other words how much will it live?
by u666sa
Thu Jul 16, 2015 11:32 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: W520 + Mushkin Atlas Delux SSD Windows 7 install problem
Replies: 3
Views: 2210

W520 + Mushkin Atlas Delux SSD Windows 7 install problem

Guys, I have brand new Mushkin Atlas mSATA 240GB, I've checked the drive with chkdsk, long formatted it, all is good. PROBLEM: When I install Windows 7, with all other drives removed, and just one memory stick, and BIOS settings are for Legacy Only and boot manager disable, I can't install Windows 7...
by u666sa
Mon May 04, 2015 12:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: BSOD caused by ntoskrnl.exe - How do I fix this?
Replies: 8
Views: 3708

Re: BSOD caused by ntoskrnl.exe - How do I fix this?

Run chkdsk /r /f SSD can go bad, mine died suddenly. I had mSATA it worked fine for 3 years. They just don't last long and die. Do check disk. I have repair business in Russia, notebooks, computers, phones, tablets, tvs, etc. I tell you that for that BSOD replacing motherboard is stupid! Hard drives...
by u666sa
Sun May 03, 2015 10:44 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: W520 audio connection radio interference
Replies: 5
Views: 5611

Re: W520 audio connection radio interference

Getting power ground on your ac adapter does not get you ground your notebook chassis. You could open up lower memory slot and connect a wire to a chassis frame and the other end to some metal surface, perhaps a heating battery in your house, or a water faset. That will be proper ground. However, th...
by u666sa
Sun May 03, 2015 10:36 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: BSOD caused by ntoskrnl.exe - How do I fix this?
Replies: 8
Views: 3708

Re: BSOD caused by ntoskrnl.exe - How do I fix this?

NTOS is almost always a currupt file system, why you replaced the motherboard is boyond my understanding. You need to either fully format your HDD or replace it.
by u666sa
Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:12 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: Possible to swap W520 FHD display for IPS?
Replies: 15
Views: 7060

Re: Possible to swap W520 FHD display for IPS?

Things to watch out for. During lcd swap in hp notebook I bought same model number but different revision in the end color was 4 bit.
by u666sa
Sun Apr 12, 2015 6:39 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: Possible to swap W520 FHD display for IPS?
Replies: 15
Views: 7060

Re: Possible to swap W520 FHD display for IPS?

Everything is possible, but the interfaces are different as you know by now, it will have to be a hack of some sort. Much better solution for you is to either buy a new laptop or buy a port replicator and a monitor. Let's face it, you are not using your laptop for high demand color apps on the go, y...
by u666sa
Tue Jan 20, 2015 2:38 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: half PCIe 3G + WiFi, Option GTM671W
Replies: 4
Views: 3186

Re: half PCIe 3G + WiFi, Option GTM671W

Ok that's an option.

In that case which full size PCIe compatible card should I buy? I need 4G LTE (not WiMax)
by u666sa
Mon Jan 19, 2015 3:26 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: half PCIe 3G + WiFi, Option GTM671W
Replies: 4
Views: 3186

Re: half PCIe 3G + WiFi, Option GTM671W

А я то обрадовался! Привет. Okie. So let's say I abandon idea of mSATA SSD and go for WAN. I want 4G and not WiMax, I want LTE. Is there something that I could stick into full size slot and have LTE and so that the SIM card slot will work? If there is something to my question above, then what you th...
by u666sa
Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:49 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: W700 - possible cock-up
Replies: 7
Views: 12824

Re: W700 - possible cock-up

Could be thermal paste
by u666sa
Mon Jan 19, 2015 1:13 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: half PCIe 3G + WiFi, Option GTM671W
Replies: 4
Views: 3186

half PCIe 3G + WiFi, Option GTM671W

ThinkPad W520 4270CTO, mSATA HDD Hello forum, long time no see. Here is the situation, I use mSATA hard drive, along side with a regular hard drive, dropping optical drive isn't an option either. So I'm left with ether USB modems or express card 34 (which is cambersome because it will stick out), or...
by u666sa
Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:06 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: I forgot my BIOS password!
Replies: 8
Views: 2973

Re: I forgot my BIOS password!

I've come to a conclusion that this is it. I forgot my BIOS pwd, and that is that :eek: Solution #1 xxxx cost is $180. Solution #2 yyyy and it is cheaper. Do you think solution #2 will work on my W520? Moderator edit: the Forum Rules do NOT allow to discuss password removal methods or URLs!
by u666sa
Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:54 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: I forgot my BIOS password!
Replies: 8
Views: 2973

Re: I forgot my BIOS password!

That's what I forgot yes. Shouldn't the Finger Print reader allow me to swipe my finger to enter BIOS and change settings?
by u666sa
Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:53 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: i7 2760QM temperature
Replies: 21
Views: 7564

Re: i7 2760QM temperature

I resitted MX4 more than couple of times, then also tried line method, dot method, and my favorite thin layer. Nada. AS5 was installed using thin layer, and it is working great. 99% the MX4 I got is counterfeit.
by u666sa
Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:21 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: Thinkpad W510 tempratures
Replies: 7
Views: 3756

Re: Thinkpad W510 tempratures

Yes AS 5 is the what did it for me also on W520. I'll even say more, thermal paste we have in Russia appears to be in its majority counterfeit Chinese crap. I ordered my AS 5 from USA, on amazon, and loving it, it really does its job.
by u666sa
Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:12 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: i7 2760QM temperature
Replies: 21
Views: 7564

Re: i7 2760QM temperature

Just WOW, my Arctic Silver 5 paste arrived, and idle temps with it are 43 and full load at 79!!! Amazing! Turns out I was just using crappy thermal paste.

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