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by shawross
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: The definitive X301 SSD upgrade thread
Replies: 107
Views: 45715

Re: The definitive X301 SSD upgrade thread

I can't see any constraints with the X301 in this scenario. I did some testing a few years back with a cheap Chinese adapter and it worked fine. YMMV

Welcome to the forum
by shawross
Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: what SSD do you run?
Replies: 21
Views: 639

Re: what SSD do you run?

axur-delmeria wrote:These days mSATA is not a cost-effective option for SSDs
Yes this is a pity as I find them more versatile and hopefully this will change but not likely.

2.5 inch SSDs are that cheap you can just buy a spare as a backup drive or as I have for a smaller data drive.
by shawross
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: what SSD do you run?
Replies: 21
Views: 639

Re: what SSD do you run?

For my X220 I just bought a Kingston 250GB A400 for $50 AUD which I use as a data drive to go with my Windows 7 MSATA and it also allows me to dual boot Mint.
by shawross
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Aaaaaand.... Trump, what to do with a wall?
Replies: 14
Views: 492

Re: Aaaaaand.... Trump, what to do with a wall?

Will the Wall will solve debt problems? The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy released a report in February 2016, stating that 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States are paying annually an estimated amount of $11.64 billion in state and local taxes, "on average an estimated 8 per...
by shawross
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Aaaaaand.... Trump, what to do with a wall?
Replies: 14
Views: 492

Re: Aaaaaand.... Trump, what to do with a wall?

Yes "Walls" are only in your mind and this is definitely an expensive mind game.
by shawross
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: ram speed / frequency (x220)
Replies: 5
Views: 626

Re: ram speed / frequency (x220)

There is a modded bios for the X220 and some other X220 info on this page.
http://x220.mcdonnelltech.com/resources/

I also don't believe the faster ram is worth the expense. YMMV
by shawross
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X300 mods?
Replies: 5
Views: 551

Re: X300 mods?

I still run an X301 SU9400 with the dual IDA and for what I use it for it still does the job. I run a debloated Windows 7 and don't run javascript by default. I will probably look to dual boot with Mint in the future. If you still like the X300 then try to find a cheap X301 maybe with the SU9600 boa...
by shawross
Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Now you can start a conversation with your toilet
Replies: 4
Views: 346

Re: Now you can start a conversation with your toilet

I am pretty sure people have been barking at toilets for years. Aka "driving the porcelain bus". :D
by shawross
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 405
Views: 194902

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

At one point he started to talk why he actually came here, in his opinion we (western world) are fully responsible for everything bad that have happened to him and his region, The western world has been manipulated by Israel who are trying to create chaos in the middle east. So should we be surpris...
by shawross
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Thinkpad T420 with BIOS 1.40 (modded)
Replies: 3
Views: 694

Re: Thinkpad T420 with BIOS 1.40 (modded)

Hello and welcome to the forum.
Lucratskill wrote:I really don't know if i should change these values due to i'm afraid to brick my Thinkpad.
That is a wise thought and any improvements may barely be noticeable but bricking your T420 is a real possibility.
by shawross
Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Beware Update KB4457139
Replies: 26
Views: 2235

Re: Beware Update KB4457139

Thinkpad4by3 wrote: If you cant beat 'em, join 'em.
Go with the herd because it is safer? I am afraid I would have been eaten by a lion long ago.
by shawross
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x200 needs 10 minutes to boot, then runs fine.
Replies: 7
Views: 1165

Re: x200 needs 10 minutes to boot, then runs fine.

The X200 is a VPRO chipset so it has Intel AMT and ME version 4. In your Bios you should have Intel AMT disabled under Config. Also check your time out setting. Edit - The security chip should also be disabled under Security. Only the Anti-Theft can be permanently disabled. I think the only way to t...
by shawross
Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: "ME is in recovery state" Appears when I boot my X220
Replies: 8
Views: 862

Re: "ME is in recovery state" Appears when I boot my X220

BTW, if anyone can explain what the error message 'ME is in recovery state' actually means, I'd love to know. When you did the reset you actually reset the Embedded Controller which runs Intel ME. You actually have 2 different operating systems in your X220. Little is known about the OS that Intel ...
by shawross
Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: "ME is in recovery state" Appears when I boot my X220
Replies: 8
Views: 862

Re: "ME is in recovery state" Appears when I boot my X220

Have you just updated the Bios? Maybe see if you can reflash the Bios. Did you use the modded bios or the Lenovo Bios? You could try either now maybe. Edit - I just read somewhere where another person had this problem and removed the Bios battery and it came good. Or maybe you could just remove you ...
by shawross
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Thinkpad 25 keyboard keys removal/reattachment guide - *LARGE PICS*
Replies: 10
Views: 1600

Re: Thinkpad 25 keyboard keys removal/reattachment guide - *LARGE PICS*

Good write up with detailed pics.

You aren't the first to break those tiny pins and unfortunately you won't be the last.

I have been there in my keyboard cleaning endeavors. :(
by shawross
Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Replacing T410 keyboard
Replies: 4
Views: 1180

Re: Replacing T410 keyboard

The T410I keyboard should fit your T410 but is there any significant wear on that Ebay unit?
by shawross
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Using Windows 7 key on Windows 10 and still using Windows 7?
Replies: 18
Views: 1752

Re: Using Windows 7 key on Windows 10 and still using Windows 7?

I agree Windows 10 isn't always compatible with old computers but why then did MS overly push it to users then? Besides this they made rolling back to Windows 7 problematic for users. Also with new editions of Windows 10 being forced on users new problems would appear and testing of these feature up...
by shawross
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: My dream machine build!
Replies: 12
Views: 1225

Re: My dream machine build!

LOL I can't remember the details now and it might have been an XT machine. I didn't take much interest at the time. I remember that the guys I worked with thought I was kind of weird because I developed an interest in old Thinkpads. If they thought I was interested in that old programming laptop the...
by shawross
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: My dream machine build!
Replies: 12
Views: 1225

Re: My dream machine build!

Thinkpad4by3 wrote:IBM 5499 by any chance?
Definitely not it looked more like your MZ 100

I suspect Japanese hardware at the time was cheaper than IBM, especially in Australia.
by shawross
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: My dream machine build!
Replies: 12
Views: 1225

Re: My dream machine build!

I remember doing PLC programming on something similar but with the green screen I think. I can't remember the make but I think it was Japanese and a 286.

Yes that blue screen is a little nasty but the laptop it is in good condition. For the time they were quite small and compact.
by shawross
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: ONE reason for the 2nd Amendment
Replies: 41
Views: 3121

Re: ONE reason for the 2nd Amendment

I did qualify my comment by saying "reasonably balanced forum members".

This forum is about making Thinkpads great again and they were until 2012. IMHO
by shawross
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: ONE reason for the 2nd Amendment
Replies: 41
Views: 3121

Re: ONE reason for the 2nd Amendment

All this talk by reasonably balanced forum members makes one think what deranged Americans must think about with their cache of weapons. LOL
by shawross
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: ONE reason for the 2nd Amendment
Replies: 41
Views: 3121

Re: ONE reason for the 2nd Amendment

ajkula66 wrote:By the time the cops show up to respond to an emergency call here in my wilderness, one is likely to be dead.
OK, I don't think that worked out so well in Minnesota for Justine Damond. It seems like many law enforcement personnel are too incompetent to own weapons also.
by shawross
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: ONE reason for the 2nd Amendment
Replies: 41
Views: 3121

Re: ONE reason for the 2nd Amendment

I remember when they championed the US President as the "Leader of the free World". Your best and brightest is suggesting giving out more weapons and especially in schools to keep everyone safe. I wonder how academia is taking to that philosophy? Maybe all Priests and religious practitioners should ...
by shawross
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: My new X280 just arrived!
Replies: 17
Views: 2391

Re: My new X280 just arrived!

I am interested to know how you compare the keyboards, minus the coffee though...
by shawross
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: ONE reason for the 2nd Amendment
Replies: 41
Views: 3121

Re: ONE reason for the 2nd Amendment

Owning Guns requires people to be responsible, sane and balanced. Especially with society in today's world 100% of the community are not suited to owning weapons. America have created a culture where most think it is their God given right to own a weapon. The consequences follow and it will probably...
by shawross
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: TrackPoint excruciatingly slow
Replies: 6
Views: 2365

Re: TrackPoint excruciatingly slow

You could try Linux from a USB drive to see if it an OS or hardware problem.

Goodluck
by shawross
Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 405
Views: 194902

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

Perfectly said "GomJabbar"

Amen (Pun intended)
by shawross
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X200 AFFS Buzzing issue
Replies: 13
Views: 1798

Re: X200 AFFS Buzzing issue

AFFS screens can be yellowish and your buzzing noise may be the inverter.

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