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by 86turbodsl
Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 tablet screen cable
Replies: 1
Views: 1472

X220 tablet screen cable

My daughter's X220 tablet has a screen that is intermittently on/off. Depending on how you move the screen. I believe this to be a bad cable, and so we've been researching this problem and the HMM has 2 different cables listed, an LCD cable and an LED cable. How do i know which one is the right one?...
by 86turbodsl
Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W700 not charging
Replies: 14
Views: 5534

Re: W700 not charging

Just an update to this thread, for completeness: I think my motherboard charging circuit is toast. Since i use the laptop plugged in most of the time, it's not been an issue. I use an external battery charger from Lenovo to charge the W700 batteries when i need to be mobile for a bit. This solution ...
by 86turbodsl
Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:33 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: High capacity HDDs for the w500 series.
Replies: 21
Views: 6343

Re: High capacity HDDs for the w500 series.

Just a data point here; i have had very satisfying performance on a W500 with an SSD in the main bay and a 1TB data drive in the ultrabay adapter. It can be a good way to go if you don't have constant need for an optical drive. Or grab a dock with a ultrabay if you need it more than occasionally.
by 86turbodsl
Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:25 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W700 in comparison, battle of the beasts *PICS*
Replies: 12
Views: 8072

Re: W700 in comparison, battle of the beasts *PICS*

I bought a decently equipped W700 a while back on ebay for $50. It's been a very very nice machine and has replaced my W500 for general daily duties. Sold without a power brick and i found one for about 45 somewhere. Only flaw was the charging circuit doesn't work, so i bought a spare battery and an...
by 86turbodsl
Tue Apr 05, 2016 6:16 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W700 not charging
Replies: 14
Views: 5534

Re: W700 not charging

Well, i don't have any of the right dead motherboards, my bad battery is missing the connector, and any items i need are ebay or vendor right now, so i'm going to table this for a while.
by 86turbodsl
Mon Apr 04, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W700 not charging
Replies: 14
Views: 5534

Re: W700 not charging

I'll see what i can find, but i'm not sure i even have a dead laptop sitting around. T43 maybe.
by 86turbodsl
Mon Apr 04, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W700 not charging
Replies: 14
Views: 5534

Re: W700 not charging

I do have a dead battery case for a T60, i'll see if i can make a connector off of that before i get too crazy like taking the motherboard out for exam. I've only had it down to the fans so far. Edit: What about one of these gizmos? These can be had pretty cheap. The ThinkPad External Battery Charge...
by 86turbodsl
Mon Apr 04, 2016 2:48 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W700 not charging
Replies: 14
Views: 5534

Re: W700 not charging

The other thing that occured to me. Are any other batteries using the same laptop to battery connector? The multibladed thing that's on the battery and laptop.

Maybe i can check voltages on that at the laptop? Or will it not even give voltage unless it senses a battery is connected?
by 86turbodsl
Mon Apr 04, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W700 not charging
Replies: 14
Views: 5534

Re: W700 not charging

What an interesting idea! Homemade battery charger adapters. I suppose an ultrabay battery would also serve as a test of the charging circuit on the laptop. I don't have one of those, i do have one of the interposers, but it's being used in a frankenpad right now. As i recall, it took me a while to ...
by 86turbodsl
Mon Apr 04, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W700 not charging
Replies: 14
Views: 5534

Re: W700 not charging

Yes, the charger works because i use the laptop no problem plugged in.

I use the 230W W701 charger. Works fine.
by 86turbodsl
Mon Apr 04, 2016 6:25 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W700 not charging
Replies: 14
Views: 5534

W700 not charging

My new W700 isn't charging. When i got it, the battery seemed bad, so i got a new one. The new one didn't charge either. I tried to run a recalibrate routine on it, and it still won't charge. So now i have 2 dead batteries. It won't charge with it running or turned off. I thought it might be a windo...
by 86turbodsl
Fri Mar 18, 2016 6:19 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Weird problem with bootup and lid closing
Replies: 6
Views: 1826

Re: Weird problem with bootup and lid closing

The magnet is still there. I found it. Still not working. I'm going to guess the inverter is dead.
by 86turbodsl
Sat Mar 12, 2016 9:25 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Weird problem with bootup and lid closing
Replies: 6
Views: 1826

Re: Weird problem with bootup and lid closing

An update on this one. It's doing it again on that particular laptop, and even swapping drives, i wasn't able to fix it this time. Does anyone know where the lid switch is on the T500/W500? I can't find it. I'm at a loss to figure out how to fix this one. When i press power, it just spins up the dri...
by 86turbodsl
Wed Mar 09, 2016 12:39 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Weird problem with bootup and lid closing
Replies: 6
Views: 1826

Re: Weird problem with bootup and lid closing

Thanks RBS, i did investigate if that was a problem. I ended up swapping hard drives from W500 to W500 last night, and found the problem followed the hard drive. My assumption at this point, this is a botched W7 install. I'm still struggling to understand how it can emulate a lid switch, but there i...
by 86turbodsl
Tue Mar 08, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W700 / W701 power connector
Replies: 13
Views: 5652

Re: W700 / W701 power connector

An update, i ended up finding a 220W power supply fairly reasonably, and abandoned the idea of a cable end swap with a 520. I did look, but didn't find much of a match anywhere.

If there's interest, i will put a very good mitutoyu caliper on the connector for posterity.
by 86turbodsl
Tue Mar 08, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Weird problem with bootup and lid closing
Replies: 6
Views: 1826

Weird problem with bootup and lid closing

Folks, Hope you can help. I just got a W500 exhibiting a strange problem. Posting here because most of you know that a W500 is essentially a T500 with both graphics chipsets, and this forum area gets more traffic than the nearly dead W500/W700 one. This laptop is an ebay purchase, sold as fully work...
by 86turbodsl
Fri Feb 26, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W700 / W701 power connector
Replies: 13
Views: 5652

Re: W700 / W701 power connector

Thank you so much everyone for posting in this thread. I have enough to go on now. If i do find a connector to fit this, and move forward, i'll post with results.

Thanks!
by 86turbodsl
Sat Feb 13, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W700 / W701 power connector
Replies: 13
Views: 5652

Re: W700 / W701 power connector

Because this page says so?

http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Power_Con ... _connector

It's also asking for confirmation, which is why i'm asking somebody with eyes on to measure with a caliper.
by 86turbodsl
Sat Feb 13, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W700 / W701 power connector
Replies: 13
Views: 5652

Re: W700 / W701 power connector

ID/OD from a 20V 65W/90W (for T60 etc.) and ID/OD from 20V/135W (for W500/W510) and ID/OD from 20V/170W (for W520 etc.) are identical. Only difference: 170W has 2 extra "ribs" inside for the W520 socket "grooves". If you cut/grind those "ribs" out, it will also fit on all other 20V Thinkpads with r...
by 86turbodsl
Sat Feb 13, 2016 4:10 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W700 / W701 power connector
Replies: 13
Views: 5652

W700 / W701 power connector

Will someone with a W700 power supply grab a caliper and measure the ID and OD of the power supply connector? I've just picked up a W700 without a power supply, and having a hard time getting one for a reasonable price. There's a ton of 170W W520 adapters out there, and my thought was get a connecto...
by 86turbodsl
Tue Apr 14, 2015 11:35 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: What video card is in your 2503?
Replies: 46
Views: 15530

Re: What video card is in your 2503?

I've been thinking about this recently, as i have several 2503's sitting at home. The constraints on video cards in this dock seem to be centered around power usage and size. That got me to thinking about a PCI-e extension harness and vidock type setup, but used from the dock. What are the bandwidth...
by 86turbodsl
Tue Apr 14, 2015 11:14 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Recommend a tablet for me
Replies: 6
Views: 2374

Re: Recommend a tablet for me

I showed him a few X220's and he loves them. I think he'll be a convert.

Thanks for the help.
by 86turbodsl
Mon Apr 13, 2015 6:58 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Recommend a tablet for me
Replies: 6
Views: 2374

Re: Recommend a tablet for me

He said 2-300 is ok. I think most diag ports these days are usb. Is the 201 available with multitouch? I don't think he wants to use a pen.
by 86turbodsl
Mon Apr 13, 2015 5:18 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Recommend a tablet for me
Replies: 6
Views: 2374

Recommend a tablet for me

Can someone help recommend a tablet for a friend? He's looking for a tablet style computer that will still run windows and office apps, NOT Windows 8. He intends to use in the workshop and cars for running OBD software and pulling up PDF's for workshop manuals. He is NOT a computer guy, but does kno...
by 86turbodsl
Mon Jan 19, 2015 12:39 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Install a 1066MHz FSB CPU on T61 (including Core 2 Quad)
Replies: 294
Views: 202231

Re: Install a 1066MHz FSB CPU on T61 (including Core 2 Quad)

So what would be the fastest cpu to install on a t61 with this new bios but no hardware mods?

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by 86turbodsl
Sun Oct 19, 2014 12:47 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 + SATA3 - is it a dream?
Replies: 21
Views: 9567

Re: T61 + SATA3 - is it a dream?

Is the t61 really special enough to go to all this work? Just saying.

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by 86turbodsl
Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 random reboots
Replies: 4
Views: 1890

Re: T61 random reboots

Nobody can remember it getting hot. I don't believe it was, but i wasn't present for the events.
by 86turbodsl
Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:54 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 random reboots
Replies: 4
Views: 1890

T61 random reboots

I have a 15.4W T61 that's randomly rebooting. Nvidia graphics, but never any video glitches. Late 2007 build date. I thought it might be the ram, so replaced with new. No change. Running Mint Linux, with temp monitoring, doesn't appear to have any temp glitches. Can this be the nvidia bug? I thought...
by 86turbodsl
Wed May 14, 2014 6:36 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Advanced Dock Woes - Insanity Within The Ultrabay
Replies: 29
Views: 3564

Re: Advanced Dock Woes - Insanity Within The Ultrabay

I have 3 of them, but have never done a lot of swapping back and forth. I tend to just use the one that's setup at the moment. Let me know if there's anything you want to know or test. Thank you very much for the offer. Well, the 'test' is simple. Install a hdd in the bay and access it to make sure...
by 86turbodsl
Wed May 14, 2014 12:01 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Advanced Dock Woes - Insanity Within The Ultrabay
Replies: 29
Views: 3564

Re: Advanced Dock Woes - Insanity Within The Ultrabay

I'll chime in here, i have a frankie with a few advanced docks. I've never had any issues with the ultrabay. My R60 DVD-R drive went into the advanced dock since i run a SSD/HDD ultrabay combo on the frankie. I have the middleton bios, and have never had any issues whatsoever using the ultrabay on t...

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