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by theterminator93
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: ThinkPad P1/P40/P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: Thinkpad P43S WQHD Panel Compatibility
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Re: Thinkpad P43S WQHD Panel Compatibility

Welcome stranger. :) Based on parts lookup of that machine type, 00NY679 is the WQHD panel for that model. Based on some cross-referencing of FRUs and MPNs of that panel, the WQHD panel in my T25/T480 FrankenPad, and the FHD panel for your machine type... the WQHD panels use a 40 pin, 4-lane eDP int...
by theterminator93
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: LF: T61 PC Card Cage
Replies: 5
Views: 132

Re: LF: T61 PC Card Cage

OK. I will leave a note for myself to take a look tomorrow... feel free to send me a reminder if you don't hear back before the weekend; I'm going out of town Sunday so if what I have fits the bill, I'd rather try to get it out to you by Saturday.
by theterminator93
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: LF: T61 PC Card Cage
Replies: 5
Views: 132

Re: LF: T61 PC Card Cage

I have a box full of old T61s for parts. Pretty sure I can snag one of these, but I will need to check to be sure it's what you need. ExpressCard/PCMCIA?
by theterminator93
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Recovery Set Repository for Community Members
Replies: 55
Views: 13119

Re: Recovery Set Repository for Community Members

I do have a few OS's for A20m. I don't have anything for 380Z specifically but one of the sets I have for that machine's "cousins" may work. Take a look at my list in post 1 and let me know if you want to try anything.
by theterminator93
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Considerations for using CF-IDE adapters
Replies: 5
Views: 303

Re: Considerations for using CF-IDE adapters

I have something like this in my X41T. The main thing is the CF card you use needing to report itself as a fixed disk, not removable; I tried upgrading to something bigger than the tiny 16GB CF card that was in it when I acquired it, and the 64GB SanDisk card I used did not work... Here's an article...
by theterminator93
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: T480 guts into T25
Replies: 10
Views: 2704

Re: T480 guts into T25

Thank you. The keyboard backlight does indeed work; it's activated with Fn+Space. I need to do a little more trimming around the power/USB-C/dock connector as the plastics from the T480 base cover that would normally fit into slots on the T480 top cover are keeping it from sealing flush. There's a s...
by theterminator93
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: why might I want an Ultrabay battery?
Replies: 12
Views: 431

Re: why might I want an Ultrabay battery?

You can have multiple batteries and just swap out the ultrabay battery without needing to suspend the system first. Basically with a few of them, you can run the system all day. The T400/500 and T410/T510 as well as T420s/520s and T430s/530s use the slim ultrabay. The T420/520 and T430/530 use the u...
by theterminator93
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: T480 guts into T25
Replies: 10
Views: 2704

Re: T480 guts into T25

I finally went through with assembling mine. I bought the best spec'd T480 made, with the i7-8650U and nVidia MX150 dGPU and the WQHD display, 20L5000XUS, with the intent to do this to it. I tried using it a few times as it was but it never really felt right with the keyboard. Otherwise it was a fan...
by theterminator93
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: How to remove x31 Supervisor Password
Replies: 3
Views: 324

Re: How to remove x31 Supervisor Password

Rather than displaying a juvenile sarcastic fuss about the board's rules, you should try to return the machine or get a [partial] refund for not-as-advertised, unless it was an as-is sale. You won't find info on hacking supervisor passwords here. Keep searching the web if you refuse to give up. Also...
by theterminator93
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Corona-COVID-19 virus statistics and HOW is it affecting you.. what are you doing..?
Replies: 131
Views: 18913

Re: Corona-COVID-19 virus statistics and HOW is it affecting you.. what are you doing..?

My wife ordered a $750 ball-jointed doll and some accessories for her collection (she has dolls, I have ThinkPads) from Japan and it shipped out just before the weekend. Normally shipments via EMS from Japan arrive in 3-4 days; they are estimating it will arrive next Monday. DHL is the international...
by theterminator93
Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: Ultrabay Slim HDD adapter, 62P4553 62P4552, Free + $5 S&H
Replies: 10
Views: 818

Re: FS: Ultrabay Slim HDD adapter, 62P4553 62P4552, Free + $5 S&H

This adapter will fit in the T60 but it has the beveled edge to match the T4x ultrabay. For the T60/T61, the flat bezel adapter PN should be 41U3148.
by theterminator93
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: What is the Magic Key Snap-on?
Replies: 1
Views: 362

Re: What is the Magic Key Snap-on?

There's some method to the madness. Depending how the key came off, you need to take a variety of steps to reattach it properly. The base of the keyboard has some metal attachment points. This varies between keyboard manufacturers and model, but in general, there are "O" shaped holes and/or "L" shap...
by theterminator93
Sat May 30, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60p indicators not working
Replies: 3
Views: 442

Re: T60p indicators not working

My first thought was the inverter, but if the BT card is present, seated properly, not being detected etc... it could very well be the cable.
by theterminator93
Thu May 28, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: mSATA in X220/X230
Replies: 25
Views: 6015

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: 468

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: 570

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: 570

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: 5
Views: 569

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: 25
Views: 6015

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: 1229

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: 24
Views: 1418

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: 24
Views: 1418

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: 1669

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: 55
Views: 13119

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: 868

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: 55
Views: 13119

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: 675

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: 1563

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: 889

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...

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