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by turomini
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: eBay: tracking packages from China using Speedpak
Replies: 4
Views: 12444

Re: eBay: tracking packages from China using Speedpak

I've had something come in with speedpak before. If I remember correctly, it was a partnership with eBay involved. It was on the faster side for a shipment from China for me. Slow compared to some international shipments I've received, but China is usually fairly slow. The slowest part of the shipme...
by turomini
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Info t460
Replies: 3
Views: 1159

Re: Info t460

I don't know if this is an option, but I do see Thinkpads for sale in local stores to me, and they usually have at least one on display. If you do have that option, go to that store and just play around on the laptop. The newest Thinkpads have the same or similar keyboard to the T460 you are thinkin...
by turomini
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Info t460
Replies: 3
Views: 1159

Re: Info t460

Hi ThinkGreen, This subforum is specific to the T 400 - 420 and T500 - T520 series. The X220 and T460 are both outside the scope of this forum. We may not have the information you are looking for. The other issue with your post is if the upgrade is worth it. Only you can really make that decision. W...
by turomini
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s WQHD - Install/troubleshoot/Picture thread
Replies: 79
Views: 19184

Re: T420s/T430s WQHD - Install/troubleshoot/Picture thread

Lvzbel wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:08 am
RMSMajestic wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:14 pm
I' m aware of the difficulties in sourcing panels. I will contact with zhangyongtao (a.k.a LCD fans) to see if there's possibilities for reliable panels.
It would be of great help, I already have my kit and trying to find a decent panel
I'm in the same situation.
by turomini
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Adding GPS (T400)
Replies: 5
Views: 1445

Re: Adding GPS (T400)

Unless you whitelist remove the BIOS on your laptop, that cellular data module will not work. The module will have to have the correct id code that matches to specific lenovo codes. Universal modules have different codes. Pretty much, unless it has a lenovo FRU, it won't work. The best way to look f...
by turomini
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: want to replace faulty hinges on my t420 -- your advice appreciated
Replies: 3
Views: 1805

Re: want to replace faulty hinges on my t420 -- your advice appreciated

Reusing the screws is generally fine, I haven't replaced my screen, but its been off a few times. The man problem you might run into is stripping the heads if you don't have a proper small screwdriver. The screws were put in with some type of thread locker, and can be difficult to pull out the first...
by turomini
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Password manager with FPR support
Replies: 0
Views: 2111

Password manager with FPR support

Hi, I've been using ThinkVantage Password Manager 4.70, which doesn't work in firefox after Nightly build 49, which is from 2016. I don't think there is any update on Password Manager I can use with Windows 7 and a T420s with a finger print reader. I would like to keep the fpr access for Firefox use...
by turomini
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Anyone upgrade a T420 from 8 GB to 12 GB of RAM?
Replies: 13
Views: 3911

Re: Anyone upgrade a T420 from 8 GB to 12 GB of RAM?

For the T420/T420s, I would recommend 16GB if you plan to continue using the laptop long term from now and also plan on being a heavier user. Only because I think production of DDR3 memory has decreased recently and will continue to. Of course this doesn't matter if you don't mind buying used. I mig...
by turomini
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Suitable replacement for T420
Replies: 7
Views: 2180

Re: Suitable replacement for T420

Hi folks, I have ThinkPad T420 and I'm happy. This is the best laptop ever... First of all, I like keyboard and design. Unfortunately, this laptop is not enough powerful for modern work (I'm software developer). There is only 8GB ram onboard (need at least 16!), old CPU, and, what is more important...
by turomini
Wed May 30, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Anyone upgrade a T420 from 8 GB to 12 GB of RAM?
Replies: 13
Views: 3911

Re: Anyone upgrade a T420 from 8 GB to 12 GB of RAM?

I went from 8 GB (4*2) to 16 GB (8*2) in my T420s I went a little more maxed out than most, getting low voltage, low latency sticks (G.Skill F3-1600C9D-16GRSL). I do notice its more stable under higher usage, and handles the higher usage better. This is with a traditional hard drive and not a SSD th...
by turomini
Sun May 20, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Ultrabay stubs and catches
Replies: 5
Views: 1678

Re: Ultrabay stubs and catches

I think this is the parts Frotz is talking about (larger picture warming) Back Stub: https://www.dropbox.com/s/7wsw5ap474hp46d/2018-05-20%2018.41.21.jpg?dl=0 Side catch: https://www.dropbox.com/s/zqykl5c7pcmm8hu/2018-05-20%2018.42.47.jpg?dl=0 If so, I am not sure if lenovo sells these separately fro...
by turomini
Sun May 20, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Way to get a T420 HDD clone to run in a T430?
Replies: 8
Views: 2378

Re: Way to get a T420 HDD clone to run in a T430?

Try uninstalling a bunch of drivers first then move the drive over. Also see if you can run Sysprep and move the drive before the reinstalling drivers stage. The T420 drive must be a 7mm to fit in the T430 bay. The T420 can take a 9.5mm hard drive, you might just need different rubber rails if it c...
by turomini
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420 Running Hot?
Replies: 87
Views: 11625

Re: T420 Running Hot?

same FRU will be identical parts. Just watch the buyer, and check the parts when you first receive them. The T420s has a soldered CPU and a optional dedicated GPU, in the hardware maintenance manual, there is 26 FRU numbers for each combination of graphics and cpu. Just get the same one and you will...
by turomini
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order
Replies: 222
Views: 55024

Re: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order

Alright I will pause selling for a while after end of this week. If you wanna order one please make the move quick. This project is taking too much of my spare time (which I don't have much of since I started working) I wouldn't expect a quick response to the purchase. He made that post about 3 wee...
by turomini
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420 or T420s?
Replies: 19
Views: 3682

Re: T420 or T420s?

I carry my T420s with me a lot. I will be doing some upgrades soon. It came with the i7 CPU, and the Nvidia GPU, which are the only parts you really can't change. Its not a quad core, but it is more than capable of handling anything I want it to. The size is good for when I carry it to class with me...
by turomini
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Trying to recover data from dead T42 HDD
Replies: 12
Views: 3655

Re: Trying to recover data from dead T42 HDD

stellarinfo is a great tool. I've used it before, and actually helped someone with it also. Very great tool. It has its limits though. If the hard drive isn't working from a hardware problem, stellarinfo can't do anything. Stellarinfo basically just ignores all directory paths and searches the platt...
by turomini
Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order
Replies: 222
Views: 55024

Re: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order

I'm going to to this upgrade anyway, but battery life is a bit of a concern for me. What has been anyone real life usage of battery life before and after this mod? I'm using a T420s with dedicated gpu, and i7 cpu. I see the LG LP140QH1 screen uses a lot less power than the AUO B140QAN01.1 / B140QAN0...
by turomini
Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: [LENOVO THINKPAD T420s] Completely erratic behaviour of my laptop (random crashes and random boots)
Replies: 3
Views: 2358

Re: [LENOVO THINKPAD T420s] Completely erratic behaviour of my laptop (random crashes and random boots)

I think ram memory is more of a work/no work, not a occasional not work part. Of course odd things can happen, and there can be bad sectors in the ram, which is what you use memtest to check for. Before you buy any, its usually more practical to remove one chip, or swap them. Sometimes just pulling ...
by turomini
Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: How to wear down those trackpad bumps...
Replies: 14
Views: 5386

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

Before I changed the keyboard bezel on my T420s, I wanted to add a fpr, I accidentally scratched a few bumps off in one section. I then tried it some more and they came off fairly easily with my thumb nail. I don't know if this is taking the bumps off of the sticker or if it is taking the sticker of...
by turomini
Tue May 02, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: New (to me) W701 Error 2200 on boot
Replies: 4
Views: 2723

Re: New (to me) W701 Error 2200 on boot

Thank you,
Everything is working now.
No error on boot,
everything on the laptop works, including system update.
by turomini
Mon May 01, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: New (to me) W701 Error 2200 on boot
Replies: 4
Views: 2723

Re: New (to me) W701 Error 2200 on boot

Thank you. Using rufus let me get in, I followed someone else post about formatting with rufus, and then copying all the files over. That lead to an EEPROM lock message, which told me to press ESC, but that didn't work. I tried ESC with a flashdrive directly made with USBFMTPW.EXE and that worked. S...
by turomini
Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: New (to me) W701 Error 2200 on boot
Replies: 4
Views: 2723

New (to me) W701 Error 2200 on boot

Hi, Just bought a used W701 - 2544 W1C from ebay. Didn't come with a hard drive, but I took one from a previously dead laptop Also, original charger was DOA, got them to send another charger, and everything works except the Motherboard doesn't have any model or serial number programed into it. It ha...
by turomini
Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Upgrade T420s wifi
Replies: 5
Views: 2346

Re: Upgrade T420s wifi

Well, I have to put this on hold for about two months.
Life came up.

I defiantly have to revisit this topic since I'm getting a new router, and probably in a few months, a new modem.

Thank you for all of the info everyone.
by turomini
Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Upgrade T420s wifi
Replies: 5
Views: 2346

Upgrade T420s wifi

I'm fixing up my laptop. I figured i won't be upgrading any time soon, no reason to. I was looking at what wifi cards would be the best option now. I don't mind changing the antennas, and I already have the whitelist removed bios. I don't want anything external, everything must be internal. Upgradin...
by turomini
Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s - overheated or not and by how much?
Replies: 9
Views: 3946

Re: T420s - overheated or not and by how much?

Running my T420s, when I max out the CPU (F@H), 100% CPU usage, left all day/week, my laptop never gets into the 90C. I did change the thermal paste, I made sure the fan stays clean, etc. With an "upgraded" thermal paste, especially over the stock pads, the temperatures were down. I just realized ye...
by turomini
Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:45 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Blurry webcam on T420s
Replies: 4
Views: 1810

Re: Blurry webcam on T420s

This may be a silly question to ask, but did you try cleaning the clear plastic in front of the webcam? No clear protective cover over the webcam, that was removed long ago. The plastic housing piece looks clean and wasn't touched for a long time. I've been lazy about cleaning my screen recently, a...
by turomini
Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Blurry webcam on T420s
Replies: 4
Views: 1810

Re: Blurry webcam on T420s

Hi, I tried the live ubuntu on an external hard drive but I will have to try again when I have time. The webcam wasn't detected and something didn't seem correct about it. I haven't used a Linux in a few years now, so maybe I'm just outdated. I'm going to try again probably tomorrow. Sorry for the s...
by turomini
Thu Sep 08, 2016 10:11 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Blurry webcam on T420s
Replies: 4
Views: 1810

Blurry webcam on T420s

Hi. I noticed about 2 days ago that my webcam on my T420s suddenly became blurry. It always had a good image quality and then I went to use it and everything is fuzzy, low details, etc. First just restarted my laptop, then uninstalled the webcam, deleted the drivers, and downloaded a new driver from...
by turomini
Wed May 18, 2016 8:20 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Interest in upgrade your T420/T420s/T430/T430s to FHD 1080p
Replies: 758
Views: 210635

Re: Interest in upgrade your T420/T420s/T430/T430s to FHD 1080p

Hello, its 18th :) I'm interested in buying two kits, how do i proceed? According to posts in this tread from RMSMajestic: Send him a private message and ask for his PayPal account. Transfering the money + request to him will complete the order. Local time in New Jersey is only 8:51, and I think he...
by turomini
Sun May 15, 2016 8:51 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Interest in upgrade your T420/T420s/T430/T430s to FHD 1080p
Replies: 758
Views: 210635

Re: Interest in upgrade your T420/T420s/T430/T430s to FHD 1080p

Just registered specifically for this product. Looking forward to the 18th! Sorry, I remember reading somewhere that only members who joined over a year ago were eligible to receive the $25 discount, and I would assume the early access to purchasing it before its listed on ebay. Also, sorry, I usua...

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