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by Andrew479
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Where to download old versions of Power Manager?
Replies: 7
Views: 3014

Re: Where to download old versions of Power Manager?

Nice, good to know, thanks!
dr_st wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:02 am
Which version are you looking for and for which laptop?
I'm looking for first version to support Ivy Bridge for Windows 7 x64
by Andrew479
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Where to download old versions of Power Manager?
Replies: 7
Views: 3014

Where to download old versions of Power Manager?

Hi, I have various TPs, and for a long time used 3.28 (I think) Lenovo Power Manager, the first version to support x230. But today, PM is a part of vantage, which is quite bloated for my use. Is there a stash of older versions of PM I could download from somewhere? I have 1.0 archived from R60 rescu...
by Andrew479
Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:24 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: Replaced the LCD IPS panel but lt's not working
Replies: 5
Views: 3717

Re: Replaced the LCD IPS panel but lt's not working

It's possible that the display might be defective.
by Andrew479
Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: Recelling x230 battery
Replies: 0
Views: 3090

Recelling x230 battery

Hi, I have finally got my hands on x230, after many delays due to the ravaging virus. But it's 6cell battery is almost flat, 70% wear level. Based on various blogs and sites, re-celling a lenovo battery is tricky - smbus programmer is needed and even then it's a lottery of having a right IC that is ...
by Andrew479
Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: X230 - how to identify IPS panel online?
Replies: 17
Views: 7379

Re: X230 - how to identify IPS panel online?

04W3920 is not IPS. FRUs for IPS are 04W3919, 04W3462 and 93P5675. Thanks, that's useful. I checked another S/N and there was no screen in the parts list at all. What does it mean? Edit: never mind, it means the screen is not recognized by parts lookup (BTW, this machine seem to have IPS under very...
by Andrew479
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: X230 - how to identify IPS panel online?
Replies: 17
Views: 7379

Re: X230 - how to identify IPS panel online?

OK, I got one S/N, but the parts lookup aren't very specific:
Image

Where can I check it?
by Andrew479
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: If you've ≥5 computers, do you use them all or feel guilty?
Replies: 306
Views: 172777

Re: If you've ≥5 computers, do you use them all or feel guilty?

I have 10 laptops and 2 desktops, should I feel guilty? After a dreadful experience with x220 back in 2013 (which was sold immediately), I abadoned new Thinkpads in favor of HP Elitebook line. Now, I'm returning back with x230. As for usage, all computers get used mostly for remote rendering. Wake o...
by Andrew479
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: LAN and other drivers
Replies: 3
Views: 3725

Re: LAN and other drivers

If you need just gfx and lan, then get those from Intel: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/product/81499/Intel-HD-Graphics-4000 Not sure if x230 comes with 82579, if yes, try this: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/product/47549/Intel-82579-Gigabit-Ethernet-Controller Download, unpack and install thro...
by Andrew479
Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: X230 - how to identify IPS panel online?
Replies: 17
Views: 7379

Re: X230 - how to identify IPS panel online?

All I can find in my location are x230 with i5-3320M, is there a chance that any of these models come with IPS from factory, or only those with i7? Plenty of i5-3320M units came with IPS screens from factory. You need the model number to know. OK, thanks. So the parts lookup will show IPS? From the...
by Andrew479
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: X230 - how to identify IPS panel online?
Replies: 17
Views: 7379

Re: X230 - how to identify IPS panel online?

Sorry to revive this old thread, but I find myself in the same shoes as OP.
All I can find in my location are x230 with i5-3320M, is there a chance that any of these models come with IPS from factory, or only those with i7?
by Andrew479
Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: X60T - 1 DIMM slot dead
Replies: 5
Views: 4464

Re: X60T - 1 DIMM slot dead

Not much you can do at this point, I'm afraid. It could be anything, like a bad solder joint on the RAM slot, failed electronic component (like a capacitor) somewhere between the RAM slot and the northbridge, or even a bad solder joint on the northbridge chip itself. :? So doing reflow should fix i...
by Andrew479
Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: X60T - 1 DIMM slot dead
Replies: 5
Views: 4464

Re: X60T - 1 DIMM slot dead

Done full 60, still the same thing.
by Andrew479
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: And another reason to avoid Micro$haft's W10
Replies: 72
Views: 15378

Re: And another reason to avoid Micro$haft's W10

Why should the end of support for W7 discourage anyone from using it on classic Thinkpads even after 2020? Some people subscribe to the notion that one day after Microsoft officially announces that it will no longer release patches for a system, it will automatically be attacked by 100 different ty...
by Andrew479
Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:45 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: And another reason to avoid Micro$haft's W10
Replies: 72
Views: 15378

Re: And another reason to avoid Micro$haft's W10

Why should the end of support for W7 discourage anyone from using it on classic Thinkpads even after 2020?
by Andrew479
Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: X60T - 1 DIMM slot dead
Replies: 5
Views: 4464

X60T - 1 DIMM slot dead

Hi, one slot on my X60T appears not functioning correctly - with any RAM in it, laptop produces 4 short beeps (motherboard failure). The other slot works perfectly fine. I checked the slot for any cold solder joints and couldn't find any, I also cleaned the slot with pure ethanol - still the same th...
by Andrew479
Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: Which fan for 41V9748?
Replies: 4
Views: 4335

Re: Which fan for 41V9748?

So the fan for X60 is compatible with X60T's fan assembly?
If that's the case I found one locally.

BTW, congratulations on your promotion. :wink:
by Andrew479
Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: Which fan for 41V9748?
Replies: 4
Views: 4335

Which fan for 41V9748?

Hi,
fan unit in my recently purchased X60T died. Is there a suitable replacement just for the fan and not the entire assembly?
Thanks
by Andrew479
Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:24 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: T500 - High CPU usage after wake up (WinXPx64)
Replies: 3
Views: 2015

Re: T500 - High CPU usage after wake up (WinXPx64)

Sorry for delayed response on the matter. After one more clean reinstall it's now clear there is a compatibility issue with the bare system. Seems that XP x64 is not the way to go for T500. Compatibility-wise though I haven't had any sort of issue on HP 2530p, 2560p, 2570p, 8470p and desktop based o...
by Andrew479
Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:17 am
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: OS's on T42
Replies: 19
Views: 9276

Re: OS's on T42

I actually got my retro-gaming T42 for twice the price of R60e :lol: But it's worth it in my case as I'm running 98SE (on 1280MB RAM) and R60+ doesn't work with it. PM me if any of you need old, still uncluttered and light version of Power Manager for WinXP (taken from R60's OEM set, mid-2006). Last...
by Andrew479
Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:13 am
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: T42's MB/Screen swap with R51 - possible?
Replies: 1
Views: 2205

T42's MB/Screen swap with R51 - possible?

Hi there again! I got my hands on R51 in great condition and seeing that it's not that different from 15" T42 in terms of port placement (only IEEE1394 is missing on T42), is it possible to fit T42 Mobo inside R51 chassis? The T42 is pretty beaten up, but has great graphics (Radeon 9600) and 15" 140...
by Andrew479
Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:19 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: T500 - High CPU usage after wake up (WinXPx64)
Replies: 3
Views: 2015

T500 - High CPU usage after wake up (WinXPx64)

I'm experiencing annoying issue on freshly installed WXP x64 with loaded drivers - the CPU usage after wake up is very high. Task manager didn't reveal specific process causing this, the load is divided among multiple processes with taskmgr.exe taking nearly 30% of it. XP is installed on top of iast...
by Andrew479
Sat Aug 27, 2016 3:04 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: T42's FlexView in R60 - possible?
Replies: 3
Views: 3038

T42's FlexView in R60 - possible?

Hi,
is it possible to transplant 15" 1400x1050 FlexView screen from broken T42 into Lenovo R60 which has classic XGA 1024x768? Do I need different display cable?
I have found several threads on this, but none of them had conclusive answer.

Thanks in advance!
Andy
by Andrew479
Thu Oct 15, 2015 2:49 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: GPU upgrade for T42
Replies: 11
Views: 6760

Re: GPU upgrade for T42

T60 or newer is the minimum hardware specs for daily use for me. A SSD in a T60 with X1400 can be had for only a few $$ more than a T42 but is still usable as a daily driver. T42 is the last Thinkpad (not counting T42p) compatible with Win98SE and WinME, with all the drivers provided by Lenovo. For...
by Andrew479
Thu Oct 15, 2015 2:18 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: GPU upgrade for T42
Replies: 11
Views: 6760

Re: GPU upgrade for T42

Thank you for your opinion. :wink:
And thanks RealBlackStuff for the compatibility check
by Andrew479
Thu Oct 15, 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: GPU upgrade for T42
Replies: 11
Views: 6760

Re: GPU upgrade for T42

It wasn't my intention, but I couldn't choose the GPU and without upgrading, the laptop is useless to me. The seller had just this model available, and in fact I wasn't able to find any T42 with 9600 on sale.
by Andrew479
Thu Oct 15, 2015 1:38 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: GPU upgrade for T42
Replies: 11
Views: 6760

Re: GPU upgrade for T42

If it was new-in-box, I couldn't fathom tearing it apart like that. I'd rather use it as-is or sell it as a collector's item. It is still new in box, but it was Christmas gift from me to myself, so yes, I'm going to open it. Yes it has a historic value for sure, but what use does a laptop have when...
by Andrew479
Thu Oct 15, 2015 12:20 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: GPU upgrade for T42
Replies: 11
Views: 6760

GPU upgrade for T42

Hi, I got myself IBM T42, new in box, but as I found out Ati Radeon 7500 does not provide any sort of video acceleration at all and doesn't support anything newer than DX7. So I'm in need of a new motherboard with Radeon 9600 - found one with P/N 27K9981. My laptop is 2373Y3L and 14.1 XGA screen, no...
by Andrew479
Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:00 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Looking for BIOS v1.10 for Thinkpad 365XD
Replies: 1
Views: 2723

Looking for BIOS v1.10 for Thinkpad 365XD

Hi there, just got myself this beauty with 64MB stick, but the bios inside is v1.00 which supports max. 40MB. Could someone be so kind to send me the floppy image if possible? My laptop has CD-ROM only, but I know how to set up booting from there. This old topic asks for the same thing: http://forum...
by Andrew479
Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:33 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: Lenovo Thinkpad T400 - DVD CD RW Optical Disk Drive AD-7910S
Replies: 5
Views: 1892

Re: Lenovo Thinkpad T400 - DVD CD RW Optical Disk Drive AD-7

It's probably the best idea - get yourself HDD caddy instead of DVD drive - no idle consumption (DVD drive adds about 1.5W) and 2nd HDD really comes in handy. External DVD drive is probably the best solution - choice is wider, my recommendation would be LiteOn eTau108 slim drive
by Andrew479
Thu May 29, 2014 12:43 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: T400 - which screen brand to get?
Replies: 15
Views: 2175

Re: T400 - which screen brand to get?

So I did buy LP141WP2 only to find that it's not compatible with the LCD cable I'm now using :evil:
Original screen was LP141WX5 and used thick 30 pin cable.

LP141WP2 uses thin 40 pin cable
Could someone points me to specific Part Number for that cable, prefferably WITH Thinklight and no camera?

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