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by theterminator93
Thu May 28, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: mSATA in X220/X230
Replies: 16
Views: 4803

Re: mSATA in X220/X230

Very much agreed. We have a client that installed some "cheap" TLC SSDs into older 1st gen i/C2D desktops some 3-4 years ago in order to extend their lifespan, and they are failing left and right all of a sudden with little/no warning lately. Thank goodness for folder redirection! :) I personally ke...
by theterminator93
Thu May 28, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Slow suspend wake-up on T420
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: Slow suspend wake-up on T420

How is it suspending? Is it going to S2/S3 (suspend to RAM) or S4 (suspend to disk/hibernate)? S4 will take longer to resume from (esp. if you add RAM) because of the need to access the disk.
by theterminator93
Thu May 28, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Battery life on T420
Replies: 6
Views: 122

Re: Battery life on T420

And I love this tlp-stat command :) So useful! I also love tlp recalibrate BAT0 That's something for Windows users to be envious of here :-D They only can do it via BIOS we, Linux people, can recalibrate our batts from command line :-P Actually, recalibrating can be done in Lenovo Power Manager and...
by theterminator93
Thu May 28, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Battery life on T420
Replies: 6
Views: 122

Re: Battery life on T420

I can't say exactly how on Linux, but there should be a way to check the Watt-hour capacity and discharge rate of the battery. 6 cell or 9 cell?

You should be seeing 3-5 hours on a 6 cell and 4-7 hours on a 9 cell, for light-moderate use.
by theterminator93
Wed May 27, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: A20m Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: A20m Questions

Not sure about with the laptops, but with desktops, they won't recognize anything connected to the PS/2 port unless it's connected before the system is powered on. Is it still not showing up even when you have it plugged in before booting? Many ThinkPads do indeed have a small plastic ... thing.... ...
by theterminator93
Wed May 27, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: mSATA in X220/X230
Replies: 16
Views: 4803

Re: mSATA in X220/X230

Why not? It allows use of more than one storage disk. Having distributed filesystems on separate buses increases overall R/W throughput compared to having it all go to a single disk.
by theterminator93
Tue May 26, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: "Acceptable" CPU Temps?
Replies: 6
Views: 206

Re: "Acceptable" CPU Temps?

I don't know if I've seen good data for this (to be fair, I haven't spent a ton of time looking :lol:) but the lower the better is always a good place to start. It's hard to give a hard number that spans CPU generations because each has its own set of quirks. Higher clock speeds at full power always...
by theterminator93
Fri May 22, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T410 Original Recovery DISCS
Replies: 22
Views: 606

Re: T410 Original Recovery DISCS

Terminator, you have a T420 set for W7P64? I didn't notice that earlier. I'll be PMing you later. I found some of my diskettes too and Think I have the rest here, but they are buried. I just need to figure out how to host large files without paying for the storage costs. Is google drive free (with ...
by theterminator93
Fri May 22, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T410 Original Recovery DISCS
Replies: 22
Views: 606

Re: T410 Original Recovery DISCS

OK, I was trying to hold off on a response with all of the other responses, but I now feel compelled to chime in. 1. I do have the original T410 Windows 7 Pro, x86 and x64 recovery sets. I ripped the ISOs myself from original DVDs from Lenovo which I have archived in my media collection. Each is two...
by theterminator93
Thu May 21, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 DDR2 667MHz or 800MHz
Replies: 18
Views: 1074

Re: T61 DDR2 667MHz or 800MHz

Correct. I checked the memory on my T601F and it is running at about 889 MHz, if memory serves.
by theterminator93
Thu May 21, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Recovery Set Repository for Community Members
Replies: 51
Views: 11567

Re: Recovery Set Repository for Community Members

To all recent posters:

Please read the very beginning of the first post in this thread.

Thank you! I hope you understand and that I can send you these recovery sets soon. :)
by theterminator93
Wed May 20, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Blu-ray reader or burner for T60 / T61 series
Replies: 9
Views: 360

Re: Blu-ray reader or burner for T60 / T61 series

I'm inclined to agree. By the time Blu-ray (and HD-DVD) came to the scene, T60 was the new mainstream and the T61 was just on the horizon. The format(s) didn't really gain traction until the T61 was nearing the end of its service life, and by then the industry as a whole was switching fast to SATA f...
by theterminator93
Wed May 20, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Recovery Set Repository for Community Members
Replies: 51
Views: 11567

Re: Recovery Set Repository for Community Members

cadillacmike68 wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 3:19 pm
Hi, your T530 set is good for the T430 and W530 as well. I'm glad I figured out the disc numbering on that set.
Yes, me too! :)
by theterminator93
Mon May 18, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T400 CPU Upgrade Path
Replies: 3
Views: 266

Re: T400 CPU Upgrade Path

With undervolting, CPU clock and fan speed management you should be able to keep the heat down sufficiently to let it run well enough with whichever CPU you use, assuming no prolonged torture sessions! You'll need to decide if you need higher single-threaded performance, or a slight boost in overall...
by theterminator93
Sun May 17, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: T25 trackpad
Replies: 8
Views: 1027

Re: T25 trackpad

Just as a follow up, the rest of the parts I need to convert my T480 arrived and I was able to confirm the trackpad for the X1C G5 without NFC is in fact a direct fit for the T25 top cover. It looks identical to the one on my T25. Now I just need to find where I stashed that spare T25 keyboard I got...
by theterminator93
Sun May 17, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Serial Ultrabyay Slim or Enhanced Blu Ray drive for T500, T530, or W530
Replies: 7
Views: 416

Re: Serial Ultrabyay Slim or Enhanced Blu Ray drive for T500, T530, or W530

I got both of mine from China. It takes a while to arrive but they work. The T410 and T400 both use the Serial Ultrabay Slim, but the T420 and T430 have Serial Ultrabay Enhanced which is a bit thicker. You can put the Slim drives in the Enhanced bay, but not vice-versa. There will be a gap under the...
by theterminator93
Fri May 15, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 fan error
Replies: 3
Views: 424

Re: T61 fan error

You can bypass the error when it appears on the screen by pressing esc. The system will boot normally from there.
by theterminator93
Tue May 12, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Can CPU for T440p work on a pc?
Replies: 7
Views: 488

Re: Can CPU for T440p work on a pc?

It's not impossible but it's not likely, unless you happened to/went out of your way to get a motherboard that uses the G3 mobile CPU socket that the T440p Haswell mobile CPUs use.
by theterminator93
Mon May 11, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: X41 doesn't keep time when it's powered off [solved]
Replies: 10
Views: 499

Re: X41 doesn't keep time when it's powered off

I'm certainly no electrical engineer, so for all I know it could have been! I bet that old system board is now part of an iPhone somewhere now... :lol:
by theterminator93
Mon May 11, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: X41 doesn't keep time when it's powered off [solved]
Replies: 10
Views: 499

Re: X41 doesn't keep time when it's powered off

I had a T60 that did something that sounds like this. Eventually replaced the motherboard. Never did figure out what the cause was - in BIOS the clock was not moving.

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by theterminator93
Mon May 04, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Transnote questions
Replies: 6
Views: 831

Re: Transnote questions

Yes, it is the same 16V charger used by most IBM era ThinkPads. A few years back some folks claimed to have NOS batteries for sale, but they were pricey. I am not sure if there are any out there anymore. I'm sure someone here would have something though. I would be surprised if XP didn't work fairly...
by theterminator93
Fri May 01, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: ThinkPad X21 Recovery Issues
Replies: 13
Views: 1049

Re: ThinkPad X21 Recovery Issues

In your config.sys, it is written so that the name for the USBCD driver once loaded is USBCD001. You will need to update that in autoexec.bat (or, based on what you posted, it may be loaded in driver.bat) to be the same, or you could change it in config.sys to be IBMCD001 which is what the name of t...
by theterminator93
Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T450s - web surfing and high chassis temperature
Replies: 5
Views: 649

Re: T450s - web surfing and high chassis temperature

Always a good thing to do every so often! Chances are your T450s has a dual core, HT CPU with 4 threads. If that is indeed the case, any application that is using close to 25% CPU (or more, if it was developed with SMP capabilities) will certainly cause the machine to heat up. Otherwise just look at...
by theterminator93
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: ThinkPad SL and L Series until L420/L520
Topic: Sl510 password startup
Replies: 1
Views: 395

Re: Sl510 password startup

That's the Windows account password.

Ask the previous owner if they have the password that they can give you, or if they can log in to remove it. Otherwise you'll need to re-image or re-install the operating system from scratch. Discussing password bypassing or hacking on the forum is prohibited.
by theterminator93
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Thinkpad Battery "Whitelist" ... how does it work?
Replies: 2
Views: 451

Re: Thinkpad Battery "Whitelist" ... how does it work?

I don't have much technical expertise to contribute, but I do know that this is related to the EDID chip on the battery. It's software embedded on the battery control chip - probably some kind of challenge/response from the system BIOS to authenticate the battery. Possibly similar to how OEM Windows...
by theterminator93
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T450s - web surfing and high chassis temperature
Replies: 5
Views: 649

Re: T450s - web surfing and high chassis temperature

Yes, it's possible. What browser and OS are you using? I have found that Google Chrome likes to start up several instances of something called "SoftwareReporterTool" which hogs up 100% of one or more CPU cores. Depending on website content it can also be very CPU hungry. I would load up task manager...
by theterminator93
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: IBM Thinkpad
Replies: 17
Views: 1085

Re: IBM Thinkpad

From what I know... The completion of the sale of the IBM personal computer division to Lenovo was completed in early 2005 (May, I believe). At the time, the T43 was being manufactured for IBM and was labeled as such. After that, it was manufactured for Lenovo - but by the same companies. The T60, w...
by theterminator93
Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: LF: 01LV506 (T25 Touchpad)
Replies: 9
Views: 1166

Re: LF: 01LV506 (T25 Touchpad)

I did receive it and from the top, it looks identical. Same footprint. Based on the photos of the back of both parts they're also identical. The remaining parts I need to convert my T480 are on backorder until mid-late May so unfortunately it will be a bit before I can confirm... but for now I think...
by theterminator93
Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Recovery Set Repository for Community Members
Replies: 51
Views: 11567

Re: Recovery Set Repository

I typically share ISOs online for speed and ease of distribution, but can burn and mail a disk if you prefer. Let me know.

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