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by Insomniac1971
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Forum Notices, Questions and Suggestions
Topic: Why do people keep going back to Thinkpad?
Replies: 15
Views: 1159

Why do people keep going back to Thinkpad?

Admin you should make this sticky.

Why is that people who have had Thinkpad before, and then bought something else, keep going back to Thinkpad?


Is it an quality issue?
An stability issue?
Or the fact that Thinkpad are made to meet military standards where other brands don't brag about this?
by Insomniac1971
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Powerbank for X300?
Replies: 7
Views: 1715

Re: Powerbank for X300?

That one unfortunately, don't have the required ampere. i seen it before, it do stay within airline regulation which states max 100Wh. According to the review - https://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Lenovo-Thinkpad-X300-Notebook.9852.0.html - X300 consumes up to 42 W under load, In this case 60W of ...
by Insomniac1971
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Powerbank for X300?
Replies: 7
Views: 1715

Re: Powerbank for X300?

Please check solution mentioned below. It does provide up to 60W at its output so probably this should be enough for X300. https://www.tuxedocomputers.com/en/Universal-Notebook-Akku-Mobile-Notebook-Handy-Powerbank.tuxedo That one unfortunately, don't have the required ampere. i seen it before, it d...
by Insomniac1971
Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Powerbank for X300?
Replies: 7
Views: 1715

Re: Powerbank for X300?

Thanks for the answers but you misunderstood, I'm talking about Power banks - not chargers, The X300 has a small 4000mAh front battery, so it cannot take bigger battery, thats where the powerbank for laptop comes in. I had one for my toshiba, but very long time ago and it were heavy and only 19V - X...
by Insomniac1971
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Powerbank for X300?
Replies: 7
Views: 1715

Re: Powerbank for X300?

Common people, you must have some experiences with this subject!

Please give me some help :-)
by Insomniac1971
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: R61 7738-A52 - Won't start, LED goes out when pressing power
Replies: 14
Views: 8697

Re: R61 7738-A52 - Won't start, LED goes out when pressing power

An update to this old post, I took the laptop down from the shelf where it has been for almost 1½ year, and plugged in the powerplug while holding down the power button and the laptop started up. Turned it off charged the batteries and back on again when my batteries were charged fully - it turned o...
by Insomniac1971
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: TP X300 - help needed - scroll in win10?
Replies: 16
Views: 2428

Re: TP X300 - help needed - scroll in win10?

I ended up installing Peach OSI on it instead - the continuous change of Win10 is not my cup of tea. In Peach scroll works in all programs. I'm using the X300 as my own personal laptop and for everything that I did before on my T61, R500 and T500 - Using linux programs(much better than win versions)...
by Insomniac1971
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Powerbank for X300?
Replies: 7
Views: 1715

Powerbank for X300?

Hi, I'm in a pickle as I'mlooking for a suitable powerbank for my X300. Problem is Wattage Voltage and capacity. Some powerbanks offer AC outlet and some only DC ouput. But these have to fit my power Adapater as far as I know, and that one is Input: 100-240V 1.5A 50/60Hz Output: 20V 3.25A 65W Questi...
by Insomniac1971
Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: TP X300 - help needed - scroll in win10?
Replies: 16
Views: 2428

Re: TP X300 - help needed - scroll in win10?

I already have win10 on it fully registered and clean install.

Only thing not working is the scroll in modern UI.
by Insomniac1971
Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: TP X300 - help needed - scroll in win10?
Replies: 16
Views: 2428

Re: TP X300 - help needed - scroll in win10?

It it were me (unless I'd find someone that got W10 working on an X300), I'd dump that POS W10. I find W10 the most obnoxious OS I have ever come across! YMMV. PS: as this is not an X300 problem, I moved the thread to the W10 forum. I totally agree with you about W10 being the worst POS since ME an...
by Insomniac1971
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: TP X300 - help needed - scroll in win10?
Replies: 16
Views: 2428

Re: TP X300 - help needed - scroll in win10?

TP fanatic - I'm not going to replace the touchpad with a synaptics one, the touchpad works just fine under Win7 and Ubuntu with scroll and everything else - I know some of you have had problems with touchpad jumping around, but mine works - the only problem with it is the scroll function in Modern ...
by Insomniac1971
Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: TP X300 - help needed - scroll in win10?
Replies: 16
Views: 2428

Re: TP X300 - help needed - scroll in win10?

The synaptics touchpad will not fit - so that is not an option. I'm going to sell my X300 thats why I'm even trying to use windows 10 on it, personally i prefer linux on my systems, but buyers will want windows not linux. As I wrote earlier, I already tried all the drivers I could find on the net, b...
by Insomniac1971
Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: TP X300 - help needed - scroll in win10?
Replies: 16
Views: 2428

TP X300 - help needed - scroll in win10?

Hi folks, I'm back with an old problem - this concern my X300 with ALPS Ultranav touchpad/trackpoint and scroll in win10. Link to the R500 page https://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?f=73&t=118680&p=790780#p790780 It's the excact same problem I had with my R500: Touchpad scroll works in Internet ...
by Insomniac1971
Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: SOLUTION: TP X300 - fan control for Xubuntu 16.04 64bit?
Replies: 3
Views: 1338

Re: TP X300 - fan control for Xubuntu 16.04 64bit?

Now I just have to figure out why the fan RPM levels is reported so high - In idle the fan is reported as 5731 rpm level 255 which is hwctrl it should be something like 2000 and full fan speed is reported as 10151 rpm level 256 which should be something like 5000 - very strange. Maybe someone here c...
by Insomniac1971
Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: SOLUTION: TP X300 - fan control for Xubuntu 16.04 64bit?
Replies: 3
Views: 1338

Re: TP X300 - fan control for Xubuntu 16.04 64bit?

For anyone looking for same solution, here is a guide: Requirements * Python 2.7 * DBus, GTK+, libglade and GNU gettext with bindings for Python * pkexec to obtain superuser privileges Ubuntu users need to install the package python-gobject Download https://github.com/tpfanco/tpfancod https://github...
by Insomniac1971
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: R61 7738-A52 - Won't start, LED goes out when pressing power
Replies: 14
Views: 8697

Re: R61 7738-A52 - Won't start, LED goes out when pressing power

Hi guys, lets say I want to make a frankenpad, could I use a T61 motherboard in this R61 laptop? Or use my parts from this R61 on a T61? Qualified answer please, from someone who tried this or can read through the jungle of Lenovo parts. Specs: R61 7738-A52 R61 and R61i Systemboards that fit physica...
by Insomniac1971
Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: TP 500 - Ericsson F3507g 3G modul no network access?
Replies: 0
Views: 1226

TP 500 - Ericsson F3507g 3G modul no network access?

Hi, I have this TP 500 that came with the Ericsson 3G modul already installed - But no drivers installed for it, So i got what I could from the EOL site for this laptop: https://download.lenovo.com/eol/index.html And then the modem were discovered correctly and I have no yellow exclamation marks in ...
by Insomniac1971
Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:24 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: SOLUTION: TP X300 - fan control for Xubuntu 16.04 64bit?
Replies: 3
Views: 1338

SOLUTION: TP X300 - fan control for Xubuntu 16.04 64bit?

Hi, I want to ask owners of this laptop who has or are running linux on it, if they use fan control software of any kind and if they know how to get it working in xubuntu 16.04 64bit. On my R500 I have Xubuntu 14.04 32bit and tpfand installed because the CPU/GPU tend to get a bit hot, last version w...
by Insomniac1971
Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:08 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: SOLVED: SSD for X300-14G mSATA?
Replies: 21
Views: 2798

Re: SOLVED: SSD for X300-14G mSATA?

Thank you to all of you for your answers, My new(second hand) SSD works great and boot time is 35 seconds and then I can use the laptop. I now run Peach OSI 16.04 LTS TW 64bit on this one and everything works Out of the box. Just needed to upgrade and update Peach to solve some problems with the new...
by Insomniac1971
Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: SOLVED: SSD for X300-14G mSATA?
Replies: 21
Views: 2798

Re: SSD for X300-14G mSATA?

Hi again, I got the 160GB HP drive and are about to test it, then install Peach OSI 16.04 LTS 64bit on it. RealBlackStuff - I meant how long time you can get your x301 to run on battery, I'm trying to figure out how to squeeze about 3hrs battery time(or more) out of my x300 possibly with an bay batt...
by Insomniac1971
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: SOLVED: SSD for X300-14G mSATA?
Replies: 21
Views: 2798

Re: SSD for X300-14G mSATA?

OT: RealBlackStuff, what do you use of OS on your X301? Hows your batterytime and which battery? My plan is to run Peach OSI(xubuntu 16.04 LTS) on the 160GB HDD - I'm currently running Peach OSI 14.04 LTS as the only OS, on my R500(which is my main driver), and been doing that for about 2 years, not...
by Insomniac1971
Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:29 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: SOLVED: SSD for X300-14G mSATA?
Replies: 21
Views: 2798

Re: SSD for X300-14G mSATA?

New is out of the question, then I might as well buy another second hand laptop with 2.5" drive bay and bigger 250 -320GB HDD. The price is really up there on new SSD, but low on second hand Thinkpads.

I'm in the middle of dealing with the owner of that HP SSD, so lets hope I get it:)
by Insomniac1971
Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: SOLVED: SSD for X300-14G mSATA?
Replies: 21
Views: 2798

Re: SSD for X300-14G mSATA?

When searching for that drive on the net, there is not much info to find from HP and some site qoute this as mSATA but looking at the photos it looks like micro SATA - could it be mSATA inside micro SATA package or am I missing something https://www.dba.dk/intel-hp-ssd-160-gb-perfe/id-1036278262/bil...
by Insomniac1971
Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: SOLVED: SSD for X300-14G mSATA?
Replies: 21
Views: 2798

Re: SSD for X300-14G mSATA?

I found an 1.8" SSD second hand but not sure if it will fit as I read somewhere that it is 8mm

Are there difference in mm on 1.8" drives?

Its this one SSDSA1MH160G1HP
by Insomniac1971
Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: SOLVED: SSD for X300-14G mSATA?
Replies: 21
Views: 2798

Re: SSD for X300-14G mSATA?

Why is the sandisk flash drive(not ssd) a joke - do you have personal experience with it? I didn't mean to use it as the boot drive but as external storage combined with the original 64GB SSD. The price in Denmark and europe on pci-e msata SSD goes above of what you would find in the US, and M.2 are...
by Insomniac1971
Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: SOLVED: SSD for X300-14G mSATA?
Replies: 21
Views: 2798

Re: SSD for X300-14G mSATA?

Ok guys, in my search for an option I looked at the option from RealBlackStuff I have problem finding large enough mini pci-e msata ssd for a reasonable price that can justify this project: mini pci-e msata ssd to micro sata(usata). I found another one I want to ask about, looks like there is an M.2...
by Insomniac1971
Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: SOLVED: SSD for X300-14G mSATA?
Replies: 21
Views: 2798

Re: SSD for X300-14G mSATA?

Ok, I'm not confused anymore:) So the adapter is physically smaller than the drive bay and need creditcard size plastic(attached with electrical tape) as slider for the slisks inside the drive bay! And the Mini PCI-E mSATA drive is smaller than the Adapter. I thought they were 2.5" because thats wha...
by Insomniac1971
Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:11 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: SOLVED: SSD for X300-14G mSATA?
Replies: 21
Views: 2798

Re: SSD for X300-14G mSATA?

Hi RealblackStuff, Have you tried that in the x300? For me it looks like either the U3 chip or the screw, will have a problem with the "slisk" in one side of the HDD bay, when "sliding" in, have a look at the original SSD drive below https://www.dropbox.com/s/82u7euplpo2vtr8/IMG_20170818_160045.jpg?...
by Insomniac1971
Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: R61 7738-A52 - Won't start, LED goes out when pressing power
Replies: 14
Views: 8697

Re: R61 7738-A52 - Won't start, LED goes out when pressing power

Tried without ram - nope

I sell it for parts, as I got my hands full with some nice machines: 15.4" R61, 15.4" R500, 15.4" T500 and last 13.3" X300:)

Thanks for the help guys:)

JBJ
by Insomniac1971
Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: SOLVED: SSD for X300-14G mSATA?
Replies: 21
Views: 2798

SOLVED: SSD for X300-14G mSATA?

Hi, in Denmark the price of a SSD is really steep, I'm wondering if I can use a mSATA drive instead, but are a bit concerned of connectors and compatibility. Can I use this one: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Samsung-MMCRE28GFMXP-MVB-128GB-1-8-MLC-SSD-SATA-Hard-Drive-Vaio-vgn-z/232447731209?hash=item361e...

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