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by shawross
Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 611
Views: 78057

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Mrtn wrote: The last week my laptop starts with showing a blank screen after waking up/booting.
What OS are you running? I have seen reports that the latest Windows 10 updates can cause this.


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by shawross
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: CCleaner 5.33.6162 hacked
Replies: 1
Views: 131

Re: CCleaner 5.33.6162 hacked

Yes this happened after Avast or while they were taking over the company. I not sure what it says for Avast and CCleaner and their servers.

I use both companies products but hackers are quite resourceful. It should be a wake up call for so called "trusted sources".
by shawross
Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: I have joined the X220 club
Replies: 7
Views: 218

Re: I have joined the X220 club

No it is the one in my sig. Thanks anyway
by shawross
Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: I have joined the X220 club
Replies: 7
Views: 218

Re: I have joined the X220 club

True enough and fair to say the keyboard doesn't disappoint with keys and indicators.

I am still getting acquainted with the machine but it is a thumbs up for me.
by shawross
Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: I have joined the X220 club
Replies: 7
Views: 218

Re: I have joined the X220 club

Thanks and any club with a Retro keyboard I am happy to join although a sleep LED with the Laptop open would be nice. Another comparison with the X301 is speakers and the X220 comes up a bit short again. We have all had some great laptops and we see elements get deleted or altered in newer models an...
by shawross
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: I have joined the X220 club
Replies: 7
Views: 218

I have joined the X220 club

Picked up 2 X220's at an auction on the weekend Type 4291-HL3 which is the I5. In Perth Australia the X220 aren't as abundant as they are in the States or even in Europe so local sellers are relatively few. I paid $240 AUD for 2 machines. One has a plastic chip below the trackpad and the other a fau...
by shawross
Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Getting a T43 working in Windows 98
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Re: Getting a T43 working in Windows 98

The T43 is a square box and Windows 98 is a round hole. If IBM didn't provide drivers for this union then you are pushing s**t up hill.
by shawross
Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Strange... T410s
Replies: 16
Views: 427

Re: Strange... T410s

I have seen a defective mouse do similar things. You haven't made it clear whether a mouse is connected or not. But I assume it is because you say you only use a mouse.
by shawross
Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Yoga
Topic: X1 Yoga Screen rotation
Replies: 3
Views: 189

Re: X1 Yoga Screen rotation

I feel your pain and what OS are you using?
by shawross
Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Yoga
Topic: What screen is used in Yoga 720 13" (might fit in X301)
Replies: 4
Views: 222

Re: What screen is used in Yoga 720 13" (might fit in X301)

Interesting as the 13.3 size will always be popular so options will hopefully emerge.

Then all is needed is an ARM processor motherboard and you may see a 2 in 1 X301 in the future with "adequate power". LOL
by shawross
Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: What yo do with old T4X Machines.
Replies: 25
Views: 1927

Re: What yo do with old T4X Machines.

Blocking Javascript for everything other than required sites will help.
by shawross
Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: SOLVED: SSD for X300-14G mSATA?
Replies: 21
Views: 827

Re: SSD for X300-14G mSATA?

I purchased a new msata Micron C400 128 GB SSD for testing coupled with a cheap 1.8 inch Chinese adapter cable tied to a piece of plastic and this worked well with good speeds in my X301. Currently this resides in another Laptop inserted into a 2.5 inch adapter. A msata drive will give you more flex...
by shawross
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X200 freezes every 1 second
Replies: 16
Views: 643

Re: X200 freezes every 1 second

If you buy a new SSD I would still recommend to benchmark it as a reference for later checks and to determine wear levels.
by shawross
Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X200 freezes every 1 second
Replies: 16
Views: 643

Re: X200 freezes every 1 second

There are testing programs which should pick up problems. I have used https://crystalmark.info/software/CrystalDiskMark/index-e.html before. But it does look like you will be purchasing another SSD. If you go for a secondhand SSD test it immediately when you receive it using the above program. goodl...
by shawross
Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:14 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X200 freezes every 1 second
Replies: 16
Views: 643

Re: X200 freezes every 1 second

Windows 7 has gadgets with CPU and memory gauges to indicate what resources are being used. This may or may not help analyse the problem.
by shawross
Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: What yo do with old T4X Machines.
Replies: 25
Views: 1927

Re: What yo do with old T4X Machines.

Yes the magical IBM badge coupled with the "Manufactured for IBM" label on the underneath of the Thinkpads. How much this values the machines now and in the future is interesting and up for conjecture.
by shawross
Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: The almighty Blue Enter key?
Replies: 2
Views: 543

Re: The almighty Blue Enter key?

Lenovo are determined to make Thinkpads look more bland in my eyes. YMMV

They can also save maybe some cents per keyboard doing this.

RIP Richard Sapper
by shawross
Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: How to wear down those trackpad bumps...
Replies: 13
Views: 871

Re: How to wear down those trackpad bumps...

The solution is use the trackpoint for scrolling.
by shawross
Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Are series xx40 and newer really that bad?
Replies: 11
Views: 442

Re: Are series xx40 and newer really that bad?

Laptop prices over the years have dropped dramatically across the industry and margins are tight for the remaining producers. Something has to suffer the consequences IMO. The old adage you get what you pay for I believe is true enough here. If you want the fastest and lightest Laptop then you can p...
by shawross
Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Stuck in Win10 ver. 1511
Replies: 13
Views: 546

Re: Stuck in Win10 ver. 1511

hellosailor wrote:The odds of Yet Another Fine Microsoft Programming Bug? Well, those are proven to be higher.
No doubts that is where your problem probably resides. This is why I won't entertain Windows 10 as a daily driver yet.

I hoping things get better in a couple of years.
by shawross
Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Stuck in Win10 ver. 1511
Replies: 13
Views: 546

Re: Stuck in Win10 ver. 1511

Yes you would be ok because of MalwareBytes regular scans but I have seen Windows 10 Defender paralyzed by a Malware/Virus.

It wouldn't install updates and otherwise the system seemed normal. Get rid of Defender and install Avast if you want serious protection.
by shawross
Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Stuck in Win10 ver. 1511
Replies: 13
Views: 546

Re: Stuck in Win10 ver. 1511

Are you sure that you don't have Malware on your Thinkpad?

What virus or malware software do you use?

Careful when connecting to so called Microsoft support. Trust only 1 person with your computer.
by shawross
Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: My T61 Died need Expert Suggestions to buy a 2nd durble user friendly uprgadeable powerful Ibm Lenovo Laptop
Replies: 42
Views: 3206

Re: My T61 Died need Expert Suggestions to buy a 2nd durble user friendly uprgadeable powerful Ibm Lenovo Laptop

Lenovo just keep giving us reasons not to spend money.

Upgradability, Screen ratios, keyboards, build quality ......

Nothing new here though unfortunately.
by shawross
Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Post your desktop.
Replies: 729
Views: 282160

Re: Post your desktop.

Your Lisi would be more faithful, cheaper to run but not as dangerous as the on screen model. IMHO
by shawross
Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Post your desktop.
Replies: 729
Views: 282160

Re: Post your desktop.

MikalE wrote: For the really bad men that try to hurt Lisl von Schlaf and I.

Lisi is obviously For Your Eyes only and the hardware is for ours. Nice!
by shawross
Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Post your desktop.
Replies: 729
Views: 282160

Re: Post your desktop.

Maybe he is expecting a visit from the police. Illinois is not that far from Minneapolis.
by shawross
Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Post your desktop.
Replies: 729
Views: 282160

Re: Post your desktop.

The two things on your desk, the mouse and the gun. And I am not sure what should be more redundant.

The mouse, well that that is what some people are happier using.

The gun, which reminds me I am on an American forum. LOL
by shawross
Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: High CPU Usage
Replies: 11
Views: 872

Re: High CPU Usage

Nope, I checked there are no updates running, no JRE, windows, flash nothing :( . I have kept all updates to only notify no auto updates Even when you have the Windows Update setting to only notify it can still be running in the background. To make sure it is not Windows Update you have to actually...
by shawross
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X201 i7-620M vs X201s i7-640LM
Replies: 11
Views: 1226

Re: X201 i7-620M vs X201s i7-640LM

Lomax wrote: if I want to fiddle with something "multi-touch" I'd rather go play with my girlfriend ;)

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Yes Thinkpad does = Trackpoint especially for the X series


Some people think the X class Thinkpads finished with the 16:10 X201 series

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