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by Sleepy664
Sat Apr 28, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: FHD screen for W520 (04W1544)
Replies: 0
Views: 304

WTB: FHD screen for W520 (04W1544)

Hello,

I'm looking for LCD screen for W520, B156HW01 V.4, FRU 04W1544. In a flawless condition – no scratches or keyboard marks.

EU countries preferred.
by Sleepy664
Wed May 18, 2016 10:25 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W520 running Windows 10 does not throttle CPU while on battery
Replies: 5
Views: 2810

Re: W520 running Windows 10 does not throttle CPU while on battery

On W7 my CPU was running at 800 MHz all the time, with nVidia GPU used or not, regardless of any power management setting. Even some basic browsing could be bothersome and slow so for me this is an improvement :) Maybe it was broken :? As for W10 on W520...there are some issues. Power manager is one...
by Sleepy664
Wed May 18, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W520 running Windows 10 does not throttle CPU while on battery
Replies: 5
Views: 2810

Re: W520 running Windows 10 does not throttle CPU while on battery

Proof:
Running on battery, GPU notification icon grey, 3 GHz – http://imgur.com/5cqcj9m

It looks like after 5 years the main issue with W520 is finally solved... :D
by Sleepy664
Wed May 18, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W520 running Windows 10 does not throttle CPU while on battery
Replies: 5
Views: 2810

W520 running Windows 10 does not throttle CPU while on battery

I wonder if this is just my own luck or if it can be confirmed by anyone else. On W520 with Windows 10, while running on a battery, the CPU doesn't limit its frequency to mere 800 MHz all the time anymore. Only time it limits to 800 MHz is when some software uses the nVidia GPU. With integrated grap...
by Sleepy664
Tue Jan 12, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W520: Can the speakers be swapped for better ones?
Replies: 15
Views: 5071

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

Maybe if you don't need an actual stereo and a working Ultrabay, there is a lot of space in there for a speaker and cheap D class amplifier.

But that would require quite lot of hacking, cutting and so on...and it would probably end up looking awful.
by Sleepy664
Tue Jan 12, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W520: Can the speakers be swapped for better ones?
Replies: 15
Views: 5071

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

There is not a chance of finding speakers that would fit into W520. Its speakers are custom made by some miniature speaker manufacturer. Different speakers could probably be installed after doing some extensive modifications to the chassis. I don't think it is worth the hassle :? And I think that sp...
by Sleepy664
Tue Jan 12, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: IPS Screen possible in W520?
Replies: 36
Views: 12960

Re: IPS Screen possible in W520?

Any chance someone did this upgrade and now has a AUO FHD screen for sale? :)
by Sleepy664
Tue Jan 12, 2016 11:36 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: AUO B156HW01 V4 LCD
Replies: 0
Views: 512

WTB: AUO B156HW01 V4 LCD

...AKA the FHD screen for W520.

Anyone?

Thanks.
by Sleepy664
Sat Sep 12, 2015 8:38 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W520 hangs loading Windows 10
Replies: 5
Views: 4773

Re: W520 hangs loading Windows 10

I would try a fresh W10 install.

Mine is also a little bit "flaky" after upgrading...but no hang-ups.
by Sleepy664
Sat Sep 12, 2015 8:16 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: IPS Screen possible in W520?
Replies: 36
Views: 12960

Re: IPS Screen possible in W520?

Carthik wrote:but I'm sure I can come across a genuine used LG screen.
...if you find more of them, let me know; I'm interested.

(I'm also interested in the standard FHD LCD for W520...mine has some issues :| )
by Sleepy664
Fri Sep 11, 2015 12:28 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: FHD screen for W520
Replies: 1
Views: 472

WTB: FHD screen for W520

Looking for a good FHD screen for my W520. Mine has some annoying dust under the panel :|
by Sleepy664
Sat Aug 22, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: IPS Screen possible in W520?
Replies: 36
Views: 12960

Re: IPS Screen possible in W520?

Bad thing is that if you are looking for the LG LP156WF4-SLB1, that screen is not made anymore. And most sellers are selling only a "compatibile screen", i.e. some random TN panel with the same connector and mounting holes. So probably the only way to get it is to rip it out of some other notebook :(
by Sleepy664
Sat Aug 22, 2015 4:06 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W520 – correct palmrest FRU?
Replies: 3
Views: 1903

Re: W520 – correct palmrest FRU?

OK, the more expensive one is unavailable for order. These FRU numbers are a mess. There are 3 different FRUs for 9 cell battery. Fine, I get it, it is probably made by three different suppliers. One is unavailable, second is available and the third one is more than THREE TIMES more expensive than t...
by Sleepy664
Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:41 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W520 – correct palmrest FRU?
Replies: 3
Views: 1903

W520 – correct palmrest FRU?

Looking for a new palmrest... According to https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/pd009237 my palmrest with FPR without Smart Card without Color Sensor should be... FRU 04W1369. But according to https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/partslookup after typing in my S/N it looks my palmrest should be FR...
by Sleepy664
Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:55 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Windows 10 on W520
Replies: 42
Views: 20799

Re: Windows 10 on W520

I've made my upgrade yesterday and it looks like almost everything is working fine. The Power Manager is unable to set „optimize for battery lifespan“ mode. And it doesn't power on by using fingerprint – can't really tell why. But not a big deal for me. And the taskbar doesn't remember it's size bet...
by Sleepy664
Fri Aug 07, 2015 5:53 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W520 - weird "streaks" on a bottom cover
Replies: 9
Views: 2477

Re: W520 - weird "streaks" on a bottom cover

I know, I've disassembled my W520 many times...I 've meant four screws inside that I didn't touch yet :D I thought it would be more complicated.
by Sleepy664
Fri Aug 07, 2015 2:06 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W520 - weird "streaks" on a bottom cover
Replies: 9
Views: 2477

Re: W520 - weird "streaks" on a bottom cover

Interesting. So some have it, some doesn't.

My W520 has some other issues with outer plastic panels (after a large drop) so when I'm at it, maybe I would replace them all to have a new machine again :) Is it easy to replace the bottom cover? According to manual it holds just on 4 screws.
by Sleepy664
Thu Aug 06, 2015 7:50 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W520 - weird "streaks" on a bottom cover
Replies: 9
Views: 2477

Re: W520 - weird "streaks" on a bottom cover

Here are some other pictures I found: http://kevinjmorse.ca/sites/default/files/styles/xl/public/field/image/W520_SSD_and_mSATA_install_1.jpg ...similar pattern like mine in the top left area near vent holes and one streak "connecting" the left side of the docking port with the corner of the battery...
by Sleepy664
Thu Aug 06, 2015 7:13 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W520 - weird "streaks" on a bottom cover
Replies: 9
Views: 2477

Re: W520 - weird "streaks" on a bottom cover

There are some under the DVD drive, so I wouldn't think it is from heat :| I found some W520 bottom cover pictures on the Internet (not many of them) and some appear to have a similar issue. So maybe it is caused by a manufacturing process? Some streaks are light (like in the middle of the picture) ...
by Sleepy664
Thu Aug 06, 2015 12:56 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W520 - weird "streaks" on a bottom cover
Replies: 9
Views: 2477

W520 - weird "streaks" on a bottom cover

Hi,

I don't often look at the bottom of my laptop but today I did.

And I found ugly discolored "streaks" at various places. I wonder if it is normal? :roll: I really didn't notice them before :|

It looks like this (sorry for the poor quality):

http://s2.postimg.org/5ayw8jo6h/DSC_0060.jpg
by Sleepy664
Wed Jul 22, 2015 9:08 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W520 + Mushkin Atlas Delux SSD Windows 7 install problem
Replies: 3
Views: 1639

Re: W520 + Mushkin Atlas Delux SSD Windows 7 install problem

I think I've read about some problems with some SSDs on W520, so I would try a different one :?

When buying memory, go for the top brands (Samsung, Micron/Crucial, Intel,...) ...basically anything that is used by notebook manufacturers.
by Sleepy664
Tue Jul 21, 2015 1:41 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: RetroThinkPad survey #2 of 4 ** the REAL one **
Replies: 56
Views: 7254

Re: RetroThinkPad survey #2 of ?? ** the REAL one **

I know I'm in a minority of prefering large laptops; that is why I would prefer the new TP to be of a smaller kind because I want it to succeed. That is why I think some of the questions are sligtly wrongly worded. (Maybe I didn't make that clear enough...I think the retro ThinkPad should be small!)...
by Sleepy664
Tue Jul 21, 2015 9:18 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: RetroThinkPad survey #2 of 4 ** the REAL one **
Replies: 56
Views: 7254

Re: RetroThinkPad survey #2 of ?? ** the REAL one **

I think it is sligtly messed up. Some questions go in a way of "what would you like this new TP to be like" and some go "what do you think this new TP should be like". For instance, I prefer workstations with LCD above 15". But I don't think the first retro TP should be one :| BTW, am I right to ass...
by Sleepy664
Thu Jul 09, 2015 2:12 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 222651

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

OK, so a least they've already implemented some of my ideas :D
by Sleepy664
Thu Jul 09, 2015 11:06 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 222651

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

Palmrest should be made without the large hole where the keyboard goes – that would eliminate keyboard flex (see how it is done on Dell M4800: http://img2.parts-people.com/products/30X9Va.JPG ). The already have done that with the current Tx50 and the predecessor Tx40 generation. Take a look at the...
by Sleepy664
Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:25 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 222651

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

probably leaving more space inside for...let's say some JBL speakers from the Y series – there is no reason a business class notebook should sound badly. I agree and I have pledged for this before. However, I think lenovo should partner with Dynaudio instead, because they have delivered some impres...
by Sleepy664
Wed Jul 08, 2015 11:29 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 222651

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

Disclaimer: W520 is the first ThinkPad I own. I bought it used (because I'm cheap) and I'm not in a market for a new laptop (because I'm cheap :D ). I don't have a stash of old ThinkPads and parts in my basement but I always liked ThinkPads...so you could call me the average user with a ThinkPad af...
by Sleepy664
Tue Jul 07, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W520 cpu fan screws
Replies: 6
Views: 3450

Re: W520 cpu fan screws

Hi! I was wondering how exactly would you take off the screws to replace them? I might need 6 of them. If I recall correctly – the screws are held in by plastic washers on the bottom side of the cooler. ///Maybe I have one 04W1574 cooler in a garage somewhere. It should be in a good and working con...
by Sleepy664
Thu Jun 25, 2015 11:26 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 222651

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice

I miss the back/forward buttons and there is a space left for them anyway.

Also I'd like to see the ThinkPad logo in silver. And I don't like the Lenovo logo on a lid (which is something I don't like on my W520 either).

Otherwise I love it :)

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