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by theterminator93
Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: T42 internal modem
Replies: 13
Views: 379

Re: T42 internal modem

What wireless adapter is installed?
What driver version is being used?
What access point are you connecting to?
Are you connecting using the 2.4 or 5.2 GHz radio?
Are you using a third party tool to manage wireless connections, or are you using the built-in Windows Wireless Zero config tool?
by theterminator93
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Recovery Set Repository for Community Members
Replies: 70
Views: 19707

Re: Recovery Set Repository for Community Members

tosuperman wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:15 pm
PM Sent. Thank you.
You do not meet the qualifications set forth in post 1 for receipt of recovery media. I have not received your message. Please try again in a few months or after you have been more active on the forum. Thanks!
by theterminator93
Wed Feb 17, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W541/W550 Series
Topic: Necessity of using the 170 watt charger? (SOLVED!)
Replies: 42
Views: 1702

Re: Necessity of using the 170 watt charger? (SOLVED!)

I'm late to the party, but I did some testing with my W520 and its 170W adapter not long after I got it. Quoted below... Got the A/C adapter this afternoon and have been running the usual suite of tests and benchmarks on it as I would any "new" machine. As it turns out, it will draw about 150W from ...
by theterminator93
Mon Feb 15, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Unkown Device on R61 under Win7
Replies: 4
Views: 288

Re: Unkown Device on R61 under Win7

Sometimes (as long as you are certain the driver is for the hardware in question) you can force Windows 7 to use an XP or 2000 driver successfully. You can try that to see if the device starts with that driver as well.
by theterminator93
Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Unkown Device on R61 under Win7
Replies: 4
Views: 288

Re: Unkown Device on R61 under Win7

Go to the details tab inside the device properties in Device Manager, then select "Hardware IDs" from the dropdown menu. Google the vid_xxxx and pid_xxxx numbers to get you what it is. For example, based on your photo, ven_1180 dev_0592 is a Ricoh memory stick controller. Use the drivers found here:...
by theterminator93
Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Thinkpad 701c Battery Tray Measurements
Replies: 3
Views: 302

Re: Thinkpad 701c Battery Tray Measurements

The battery is about 7-15/16" long but there are some brackets at the outer edge for the trim bezel to attach to - not included in this measurement. Those protrude 5/32". It is 5/8" thick and 1-13/16" wide. "AA" size batteries are the perfect diameter to fit inside - though they are not long enough....
by theterminator93
Sun Feb 07, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: SSD RAID - Why?
Replies: 7
Views: 440

Re: SSD RAID - Why?

:-D I wanted to write that my RAID consists of 5 drives, not that it was RAID-5! To be honest I've forgotten which one it is.. but I remember that I have 5 drives 1/4 Tb each and overall usable size is 1Tb Sounds like it is indeed RAID 5. RAID 5 is 1 disk of distributed parity (RAID 6 is two), so y...
by theterminator93
Fri Feb 05, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: SSD RAID - Why?
Replies: 7
Views: 440

Re: SSD RAID - Why?

The only reason I would use RAID of any level (5, 6) with an SSD would be in a datacenter or an application with high response and throughput needs, with mission-critical data needing disk redundancy in case of failure. For consumers... I consider it marketing ploy for those who want numbers they ca...
by theterminator93
Sat Jan 30, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: ThinkPad W500 Blu-ray drive
Replies: 7
Views: 4647

Re: ThinkPad W500 Blu-ray drive

There are factory Lenovo BD-RE drives for Serial Ultrabay Enhanced and Serial Ultrabay Slim. Serial Ultrabay Slim will physically and electrically work in the Serial Ultrabay Enhanced bays (there will be a gap) but it doesn't work the other way around. Here are the part numbers: 45N7463 (-RE, Serial...
by theterminator93
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Forum Notices, Questions and Suggestions
Topic: Reason for the recent unpleasantness..
Replies: 13
Views: 875

Re: Reason for the recent unpleasantness..

Glad you were able to engage the right people to get us back up and running. Thanks Bill!
by theterminator93
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: Where to find Supervisor pinouts for T510
Replies: 2
Views: 436

Re: Where to find Supervisor pinouts for T510

Please review the forum rules. Discussing supervisor password retrieval and hacking is prohibited here.
by theterminator93
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: So, who's ready to take the covid-19 vaccine ?
Replies: 42
Views: 4394

Re: So, who's ready to take the covid-19 vaccine ?

I am scheduled to receive the vaccine at a K12 client with whom I have had the longest professional relationship in my current career. The vaccine is being administered in cooperation with the city health department as well as a third party resource for logistical assistance. I do not have a date ye...
by theterminator93
Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Is the forum dying?
Replies: 31
Views: 2922

Re: Is the forum dying?

Yeah, there's nothing exciting about new ThinkPads anymore. Aside from T480/T25 FrankenPadding - which is now about 3 years old - there isn't much that's new to talk about, really...
by theterminator93
Mon Dec 28, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Recovery Set Repository for Community Members
Replies: 70
Views: 19707

Re: Recovery Set Repository for Community Members

Shoot me a PM with your preference to which recovery media you want to try.

These are all CD images, so you will need a USB ODD or UltraBase to do the restore as well as a few CD-Rs or CD-RW disks.
by theterminator93
Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Forum Notices, Questions and Suggestions
Topic: Anybody else not getting email notification for a PM?
Replies: 5
Views: 1244

Re: Anybody else not getting email notification for a PM?

Mine were going to spam. I had to create a filter to never send them there, despite my repeated flags that they were not spam. I haven't gotten any PMs in the last couple days though.
by theterminator93
Sat Dec 26, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Name you have chosen here
Replies: 16
Views: 2037

Re: Name you have chosen here

Mine comes from my first public online handle that I set up to use on an online multiplayer game from over 20 years ago that involved WWII fighter combat (Anyone remember Fighter Ace II on the old MSN Gaming Zone??). Looking for something intimidating I wanted to be "the terminator" but the name was...
by theterminator93
Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Recovery Set Repository for Community Members
Replies: 70
Views: 19707

Re: Recovery Set Repository for Community Members

When using an appropriate OEM Windows installer, the SLIC code found in BIOS, when matched against the certificate and product key paired with the OEM installer, will activate the OS install automatically. The COA/key on the underside of the machine is a proof of license and the key listed is not th...
by theterminator93
Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25 Anniversary/Retro
Topic: T480 guts into T25
Replies: 11
Views: 5342

Re: T480 guts into T25

I was asked by another member to provide the 3D-printed brackets necessary to help secure the USB-C side of the planar to the top cover. They also asked if I had any photos of that area. For posterity, I took the bottom cover off and snapped a pair of impromptu images - one as-is with everything scr...
by theterminator93
Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W541/W550 Series
Topic: IPS Screens for any T/W-520/530?
Replies: 3
Views: 1047

Re: IPS Screens for any T/W-520/530?

They were pretty scarce 5 years ago too, but I got lucky and found a source on ebay who had a cache of brand new ones, from whom I eventually bought 3 (busted 2 in the process of making it work though... :cry: ). When you search, avoid "compatible" panels, and you can also try some permutations of t...
by theterminator93
Wed Dec 09, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: screw stuck by design?
Replies: 14
Views: 1654

Re: screw stuck by design?

It's probably just some extra stubborn thread locker. Once it cracks free it should come out relatively easily. The trick is getting a screwdriver with just the right fit, so you can get good contact on as much surface area in the screw head as possible to avoid stripping it. Unless the previous own...
by theterminator93
Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W541/W550 Series
Topic: IPS Screens for any T/W-520/530?
Replies: 3
Views: 1047

Re: IPS Screens for any T/W-520/530?

Typing this to you on my IPS equipped W520... maybe the only one in existence (by all means, change that! :)). No cable extender necessary, just route the factory LCD cable through the other hinge. https://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?t=118789 You will need to do some cutting to make room for t...
by theterminator93
Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: ThinkPad T20-T23 & T30 Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: T2x Series DVD Video Playback
Replies: 10
Views: 1920

Re: T2x Series DVD Video Playback

Even my plain ol' 770 with the DVD card, a lowly Pentium MMX 233, and 32 MB RAM on Windows 95 can play a DVD just fine too. :)
by theterminator93
Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Edge / E-series
Topic: TP E15 2nd Gen Ryzen 4700u thoughts ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1494

Re: TP E15 2nd Gen Ryzen 4700u thoughts ?

IMO, going to an E series from a T series is a huge downgrade. If you are trying to stay in a budget, go for an L series instead. I have had my hands on just about every T, L and E series model since about 2015 and it the build quality on the E, as a consumer grade product, is very noticeably poorer...
by theterminator93
Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Couldn't go to a better person!
Replies: 198
Views: 25903

Re: Couldn't go to a better person!

I think George Washington had it right. See this comment from over 225 years ago, during his farewell address, about the dangers of party politics. Washington continues to advance his idea of the dangers of sectionalism and expands his warning to include the dangers of political parties to the count...
by theterminator93
Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: T42 Flashing Yellow Battery Light
Replies: 5
Views: 2722

Re: T42 Flashing Yellow Battery Light

Is the blinking rapid (several times per second) or only periodic (every few seconds)? If the former, then that means the battery internal circuitry has detected some kind of fault and now considers the cells unsafe to recharge.
by theterminator93
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: ThinkPads are cool!
Replies: 2
Views: 1912

Re: T400 - any leads?

I have one that I will soon be preparing to sell. If you are interested I can "reserve" it for you. I haven't gone over it yet so I can't speak to particulars, but it does have the dGPU and standard resolution screen with a T9400. I also have a pair of 14" WS T61s I am doing the same for. One is a s...
by theterminator93
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: 1080 Screen Replacement T430
Replies: 4
Views: 2033

Re: 1080 Screen Replacement T430

The flickering was with the early LVDS-EDP converter chip kits circa 2015/2016 from Javi-Jie through RMSMajestic. It seems different groups of resourceful individuals/entities found ways to overcome those challenges more recently and have been selling adapter boards that are much less prone to the i...
by theterminator93
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T61 14" wide screen - display adjustments
Replies: 11
Views: 2006

Re: T61 14" wide screen - display adjustments

The 14" 16:10 T61s have some of the worst TFT screens found on ThinkPads. They are all CCFL lit, and due to their age they are starting to yellow, which as you stated is very obvious compared to today's LED panels. I'm afraid there isn't much to be done about it. Color/gamma calibration is about the...
by theterminator93
Thu Sep 03, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: W-520 - i7-2960XM CPU upgrade
Replies: 13
Views: 2707

Re: W-520 - i7-2960XM CPU upgrade

Yes, there's a little of everything involved. It's not difficult, but you need to take your time and be certain you're doing exactly what needs to be done. There is a trace to cut and a jumper wire to solder, IIRC - just be certain you're cutting the right trace and putting the jumper in the right p...
by theterminator93
Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: T480 how to boot into Safe mode
Replies: 3
Views: 1910

Re: T480 how to boot into Safe mode

With Windows 10, it's drastically different. Click the Windows-button → Power. Hold down the shift key and click Restart. Click the option Troubleshoot and then Advanced options. Go to “Advanced options” and click Start-up Settings. Under “Start-up Settings” click Restart. Various boot options are d...

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