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by 28CarsLater
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Wake on LAN (WOL) over wireless card
Replies: 2
Views: 1043

Wake on LAN (WOL) over wireless card

Hi, is Wake on LAN (WOL) even possible over a wireless card? Another thought I had, does such a device exist which interfaces with the NIC but functions over wireless as that should work. I have an X300 with a busted screen I want to repurpose, but in general I am curious about this. Thanks in advan...
by 28CarsLater
Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Best wifi card for whitelisted Thinkpad.
Replies: 2
Views: 1680

Best wifi card for whitelisted Thinkpad.

I have two X300s running the Middleton BIOS, I was curious to get an opinion on the best wifi cards (N and above) for a smaller machine such as these. I am running a N router with DD-WRT but may upgrade to 802.11ac when I move. Both X300s are running what they shipped with, which I believe is the ge...
by 28CarsLater
Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: i7 Seventh generation won't run Win7?
Replies: 20
Views: 6609

Re: i7 Seventh generation won't run Win7?

I saw mention online that new new Intel i7 SEVENTH generation processors, the ones that are "new" now, will not or cannot run Windows7. So users buying a 7th gen i7 are forced to buy into a new OS as well, like it or not. The team lead who handles Win images procurement in my company told me this e...
by 28CarsLater
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Well, I just bought a W701 on Ebay.
Replies: 10
Views: 4384

Re: Well, I just bought a W701 on Ebay.

Glad to meet the guy who outbid me... (Actually, I was way down the list) The W701 makes a great portable workstation. I have one with 3 drives, 32gb of ram, and use it as a development machine. Not only that, but if you put a cup of coffee on the left side near the fan exhaust, it stays warm to th...
by 28CarsLater
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Well, I just bought a W701 on Ebay.
Replies: 10
Views: 4384

Re: Well, I just bought a W701 on Ebay.

I've been using a ThinkPad W701 as a main machine for almost a year now, did run into some minor issues but it turned out just to be Firefox acting weird (sometimes the video driver would black out and reset, and turning off hardware acceleration fixed it)... I have a 480GB SSD, 2TB HDD and 24GB in...
by 28CarsLater
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Well, I just bought a W701 on Ebay.
Replies: 10
Views: 4384

Re: Well, I just bought a W701 on Ebay.

Guess you'll want this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/201986671352 Keep it for a rainy cold day! :lol: Thanks, I will need one of those. I just hope the memory cover on the bottom is generic W5/700 and not model specific. I think the cradle is specific to the 700 as well... D'oh. I just love the real key...
by 28CarsLater
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Well, I just bought a W701 on Ebay.
Replies: 10
Views: 4384

Re: Well, I just bought a W701 on Ebay.

One idea, put a W700ds LCD assmebly on it. Go to starbucks, say you have a 2 screen laptop, when they dont believe you, whip out the second display. Second idea, run AIDA64 with a battery as a portable space heater Third idea, watch movies on the couch Fourth idea, give it to me for free :D . Thank...
by 28CarsLater
Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Well, I just bought a W701 on Ebay.
Replies: 10
Views: 4384

Well, I just bought a W701 on Ebay.

Well, I just bought a W701 on Ebay for $202 with a charger but no battery. I have no specific need for it but the hardware specs and expandability drew me in (also the fact the chargers alone for it are $100-150 on Ebay). What shall I do with this beast? :D
by 28CarsLater
Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: LF: X301 6 cell battery 49+
Replies: 1
Views: 545

Re: LF: X301 6 cell battery 49+

I actually bought a six cell from Ebay when I got my X300 (w/Middleton's) two years ago and it would not charge or post with the aftermarket battery. I cannot recall if it was one of those 49+ ones or not, but I ended up throwing it out. This one will only charge and post with name brand batteries. ...
by 28CarsLater
Fri Jun 24, 2016 10:57 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: T60p Microsoft basic display adapter
Replies: 2
Views: 1019

Re: T60p Microsoft basic display adapter

Did you try a Vista/W7 compatible driver from Lenovo by chance?

The only other thing I can think of is to determine what the graphics card is in your model (Intel GMA, ATI etc) and check the mfg for a Win7/8/10 driver.
by 28CarsLater
Fri Jun 24, 2016 10:34 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Lenovo ThinkPad R61i - Palm Rest With TrackPad
Replies: 10
Views: 2858

Re: Lenovo ThinkPad R61i - Palm Rest With TrackPad

Tdl, Two things: 1. This is for an R500 15.4 inch but I am about 90% positive it is duplicate for an R61 15.4 (widescreen). If you don't have a widescreen, and don't have a 14.1 inch, then you may have the rarer 15 inch in which case an R60 palmrest (15 in 4:3 square screen) would fit. http://www.eb...
by 28CarsLater
Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Frankenpad lives! Question about T60 battery
Replies: 15
Views: 3765

Re: Frankenpad lives! Question about T60 battery

Hey, on the "real" Panasonic batteries for the 15'' T/R6x/500 series I noticed something on the one pictured in the link. My nine cell from Lenovo does not have the red circle "41++" and I notice these do. When I first saw it, I assumed it was because these were a Chinese knock off and the counterfe...
by 28CarsLater
Wed Jun 22, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Silencing my ThinkPad x61 - finally :)
Replies: 2
Views: 3873

Re: Silencing my ThinkPad x61 - finally :)

Nice post. I have an X60T I was going to convert to an X61 but other stuff has the priority at the moment.
by 28CarsLater
Wed Jun 22, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Flashing X61T Windows 10 64 to Middleton ROM
Replies: 2
Views: 2081

Re: Flashing X61T Windows 10 64 to Middleton ROM

Nice post. I still install Windows XP when I flash the Middleton Bios and then format for something else, but its nice to know one doesn't have too.
by 28CarsLater
Wed Jun 22, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: What is the "current" X301?
Replies: 12
Views: 3606

Re: What is the "current" X301?

Hi, I was just curious where you obtained a battery which last several hours. I purchased an X300 second hand and a new in box sealed Lenovo battery from Ebay and I'm lucky if I get 1.5 hours from start to finish. I do realize the X301 and X300 use different mobos and processors but fundamentally th...
by 28CarsLater
Wed Feb 03, 2016 11:28 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: W10 seems to run stable now...
Replies: 2
Views: 1170

Re: W10 seems to run stable now...

I have a slightly damaged T520 inbound to serve as a W10 test bed. They've been testing some of our older Dells at the office but I know in part the plan was to lease new computers for the W10 switch which is set to begin at the end of the fiscal year. Professionally I will probably have to deal wit...
by 28CarsLater
Mon Feb 01, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R400/R500 Series
Topic: Lenovo r500 overheating
Replies: 11
Views: 11464

Re: Lenovo r500 overheating

My R500 came with the T9600 from Lenovo, but it sits on a dock 99.9% of the time and I wouldn't even know if it was overheating. I agree with the calls to check and reapply thermal paste. I might also consider changing out the fan, although I would try the paste first and see if temps come down.
by 28CarsLater
Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X61T mobo into X60T chassis.
Replies: 2
Views: 2015

X61T mobo into X60T chassis.

So here's the deal. Back before I lost my mind at the end of 2013 I acquired a working X60 Tablet (without the base) with a known defect of the touchscreen not working for a nominal cost. I then forgot about this Thinkpad and while cleaning out the closet I found it again. I don't have a specific us...
by 28CarsLater
Fri Jan 29, 2016 2:08 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X201 touchpad upgrade
Replies: 2
Views: 1513

Re: X201 touchpad upgrade

Thanks the both of you, this is the exact question I had and thought to search the forum first before asking it.
by 28CarsLater
Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:28 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: R61 upgrades? Advice needed.
Replies: 9
Views: 6102

Re: R61 upgrades? Advice needed.

I would switch to an SSD hard drive and I echo RealBlackStuff's recommendation on the Middleton BIOS which unlocks SATA II speeds on your motherboard (effectively double). I just refurbished an X61 for a friend, the Middleton BIOS and Kingston SSD make a world of difference even with Win7 x64. I wan...
by 28CarsLater
Tue Jan 19, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: T60/61 fan in R60?
Replies: 4
Views: 3847

Re: T60/61 fan in R60?

Ok I will clean what I have then as opposed to trying to replace it.

Thanks.
by 28CarsLater
Sun Jan 17, 2016 2:39 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: T60/61 fan in R60?
Replies: 4
Views: 3847

Re: T60/61 fan in R60?

The R60 in question is Type 9462-7AU. I do not believe it has ATI graphics.
by 28CarsLater
Fri Jan 15, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: IdeaPad Series Laptops
Topic: Back lit keyboard hack ideas?
Replies: 2
Views: 15990

Re: Back lit keyboard hack ideas?

I've never attempted such a thing but am intrigued. On the cable which connects from the keyboard into the mobo, there are may be two power input wires: one for the num lock etc, and one for the back light. If you cut the ribbon, figured out the wiring configuration, and rewired the backlit strand i...
by 28CarsLater
Fri Jan 15, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: T60/61 fan in R60?
Replies: 4
Views: 3847

T60/61 fan in R60?

My R60 gets awful hot after about 45 min of use. I was going to open her up, replace the fan/apply thermal paste, and see if I can find a whitelist BIOS for an N-card swap. I recall reading a comment on a frankenpad explaining the T6x fan was necessary because it cooled better. I was curious to know...
by 28CarsLater
Mon Nov 11, 2013 5:54 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Don't throw away your T4x, The new mobo is coming![Lots PIC]
Replies: 157
Views: 337092

Re: Don't throw away your T4x, The new mobo is coming![Lots PIC]

I was able to obtain a Chinese translation and posted in the 51NB forum here, the username is cognizant688: http://forum.51nb.com/viewthread.php?tid=1411522&pid=24548865&page=1&extra=page%3D2#pid24548865 Greetings, there is interest in the United States for purchasing T50 motherboards now being prod...

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